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SDCC 2014: Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings

SDCC 2014: Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings

Michael Moccio ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Executive Editor
Gavin Gronenthal ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Editor

San Diego Comic Con International (SDCC) 2014 kicked off the event with previews of pilots from The Flash and Constantine, as well as a brand new episode of Teen Titans GO! iZombie was expected to be shown, but was pulled last minute.

The preview opened with Jeff Tobler, the Director of…

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Inspired by “Boyhood”: The 10 Best Coming-of-Age Films

Inspired by “Boyhood”: The 10 Best Coming-of-Age Films

Zach Stetson ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

To coincide with the release of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, here are 10 of the best coming-of-age films of all time.  A coming-of-age film is not simply a film with a child protagonist; it is a film that shows a crucial part of a child’s journey into adulthood.

1. The 400 Blows Jean-Pierre Léaud in The 400 Blows.

Jean-Pierre Léaud in The 400 Blows.

This film is the benchmark of…

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'The Legend of Korra' Review/Recap: “Old Wounds” and “Original Airbenders”

‘The Legend of Korra’ Review/Recap: “Old Wounds” and “Original Airbenders”

Joey Sack ‘17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

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Book Three of The Legend of Korra continues its winning streak with “Old Wounds” and “Original Airbenders.” The former episode was the final episode leaked onto MundoNick several weeks earlier, and now everyone is up to speed and in the dark about the rest of the season.

In these episodes, we see Lin and Suyin’s conflict reach some sort of a…

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'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Rocks the Belasco Theatre

‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ Rocks the Belasco Theatre

Nora Dominick ‘17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus/Broadway.com.

Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus/Broadway.com.

“Whether you like it or not, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Cheers, screams, and even crying echoes throughout the Belasco Theatre in NYC as Neil Patrick Harristakes the stage as the transgender rocker, Hedwig. There is no denying it, Neil Patrick Harris and…

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Review: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Improves The Franchise, But Not Enough

Review: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Improves The Franchise, But Not Enough

Adam Reynoso ’15 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Keith Stanfield in The Purge: Anarchy. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.

Keith Stanfield in The Purge: Anarchy. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.

Taking the action outside and into the rest of the world, The Purge: Anarchy offers a new look at the world established in the first lackluster film, but still suffers from some of the same flaws as well.

The film starts out a couple of hours before the titular purge…

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Thor and Captain America Get Makeovers Just In Time for Fall

Thor and Captain America Get Makeovers Just In Time for Fall

Alyssa Taylor ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

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The Marvel Universe is getting a big shake up. Two of Marvel’s big Three are getting all new character makeovers. Thor and Captain America as we know them will be no more.

As first announced on the View and followed by an official statement from Marvel, the new Thor is a woman. Starting in October, with a new Thor: God of Thunderseries,…

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Top Ten Summer Vacation Flicks

Top Ten Summer Vacation Flicks

Maddie Crichton ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Now that we’re in the middle of summer, everyone seems to be packing their bags and taking off. But if you’re staying home this season, watching one of these films is a different (and much more affordable) way to escape.

10. High School Musical 2 (2007) Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel in High School Musical 2. Photo Credit: Disney.

Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel in High School Musical 2. Photo Credit: Disney.

This may…

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Review: Going Viral With ‘Sex Tape’

Review: Going Viral With ‘Sex Tape’

Adam Reynoso ’15 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in Sex Tape. Photo Credit: Claire Folger/Sony Pictures.

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in Sex Tape. Photo Credit: Claire Folger/Sony Pictures.

While it takes a little more than a third to really get some laughs, Sex Tape‘s strongest laughs actually come from its supporting cast. As a result, the film uses sex a lot to attemp to be funny and offer some awkward moments as well.

The plot is simple…

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Zach Braff Talks Directing and Starring in ‘Wish I Was Here’

Zach Braff Talks Directing and Starring in ‘Wish I Was Here’

Griffin Conlogue ’15 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Zach Braff behind the scenes of Wish I Was Here. Photo Credit: Focus Features.

Zach Braff behind the scenes of Wish I Was Here. Photo Credit: Focus Features.

Wish I Was Here film tells the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor living in LA who’s father is dying of cancer. His wife has hit a wall in her life professionally and romantically, and their children struggle after having to switch schools. Parallell to the…

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Review: ‘Wish I Was Here’ Doesn’t Live Up To ‘Garden State’

Review: ‘Wish I Was Here’ Doesn’t Live Up To ‘Garden State’

Griffin Conlogue ‘15 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Joey King, Pierce Gagnon and Zach Braff in Wish I Was Here. Photo Credit: Merie Weismiller Wallace/Focus Features.

Joey King, Pierce Gagnon and Zach Braff in Wish I Was Here. Photo Credit: Merie Weismiller Wallace/Focus Features.

Zach Braff has finally released his first film since 2004’s Garden State. That film seemingly spoke to people, most college kids who had no idea where they were heading in life. Wish I Was Hereis a sort of continuation of this,…

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