Movies coming to a theater near you

By Christopher Rogers
November 19, 2004

Across the nation, a variety of movies have yet again hit the screens with full impact. Ranging from adventurous to more daring choices to pick from, film directors have once more proven the efficiency of their talent. So, tie up your shoes, grab your partner and race to the nearest movie theater. You will not be deceived!

As you enter the theaters doors, do not get sidetracked by the sweet smell of popcorn, for time is precious and tickets are going fast. Surely, superhero fanatics have found themselves drawn to Mr. Incredibles thirst for action in the movie entitled “The Incredibles.” This PG- rated, animated superhero adventure, is the number one choice for all the spiced-up families in search for some adrenaline rushing or mere entertainment. “I would definitely go see this movie because I enjoy all that’s animated,” Jennifer Scapellati, a junior English secondary major, said.

Remaining in the world of animation, both fantasy and action is also present in the movie “The Polar Express.” Inspired by a famous children’s book, this movie captures the spirit of Christmas through the eyes of a young boy. “‘The Polar Express’ was one of my favorite books in the world when I was little. I can’t wait to see it again,” Alison Levington, a junior English secondary major, said. Starring Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen and Nona Gaye, critics call this movie “the sweetest ride this holiday season has to offer.”

Drifting away from the world of animation, both adolescent and adult viewers will experience a variety of movies that will keep them hanging on the tip of their seats. Rated PG-13 for sexuality, violence and language, James Bond’s star Pierce Brosnan, plays the role of a successful thief in the movie “After the Sunset.” Tracked by FBI agent Woody Harrelson, this movie will leave you breathless, as a suspicion-filled game of intrigue begins. “I’m actually kind-a looking forward to seeing this movie. Pierce Brosnan is a good actor. He was awesome in James Bond,” sophomore Ryan Nerney said.

If your goal is to surprise your date with an evening of bonding, arm yourself with a bucket of popcorn, for chucky will undoubtedly boost your blood pressure to higher levels. Accompanied by a team of psychopathic dolls, “The Seed of Chucky” will tiptoe his way back into your scariest nightmare, as Chucky attempts to resurrect his evil parents. Rated R for strong horror, gore, sexual content and language, this horror/comedy will satisfy only the more daring. Surely enough, others believe this movie would have attracted more people, had it come out during Halloween, “Chucky needs to retire, there’s been so many; it’s getting old. If it came out during Halloween, maybe it would have had better reviews,” Alberto Davila, a sophomore Internet computing major, said.

Last but not least, rap fanatics will be treated to a documentary, “Fade to Black” of hip-hop star Jay-Z. Starring Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, R Kelly and more, this concert documentary records rapper Jay-Z’s November 2003 farewell performance at Madison Square Garden. Rated R for pervasive language including sexual lyrics, the Chicago Tribune said it “captures the electricity, camaraderie backstage, on stage and in the crowd.” On the other hand, the New York Daily News said, “the scenes feel forced.” This opinion was shared with Lauren Walker, a junior special education major, “I’m sick of watching biographies about people that haven’t accomplish something for the world.”

Posted to the web by Paul Nasella

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