The Observer

Documentary illuminates Egypt’s political revolution

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

There should be little doubt that Jehane Noujaim’s entrancing documentary “The Square” is one of the most compelling and engaging documentaries you may ever see on the recurrent cycles of political revolution in modern-day Egypt. To describe it so succinctly as an overwhelmingly emotional journey...

Dash toward the movies for “The Maze Runner”

Sanjana Singh, Contributing Reporter

September 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

After the continuous success of movies based on Young Adult novels, such as “Divergent” and “Hunger Games,” it was unsurprising to have another dystopian, post-apocalyptic trilogy come to the big screen. However, “The Maze Runner” does not disappoint. Most book adaptations tend to have avid...

MOCA presents dark, psychedelic adventure

MOCA presents dark, psychedelic adventure

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland presented an exhibition unlike any other on Sept. 17 and 18. The artwork in question was a cinematic assemblage by the globally renowned artist Kasumi, who has been referred to as a pacesetter in the mediums of film, video, sound and more. Kasumi churns out...

“The Signal” falls short

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Film too strange for its own good There is something to note when coming into a movie with few, if any, expectations and leaving completely stunned, confused and somewhat conflicted about how to further process your initial thoughts. Often ambition exceeds execution, and unlike the mind-bending inq...

“Guardians” breathes fresh air into Marvel franchise

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

In a universe filled with beloved crusaders such as Spider-Man, Iron Man and Captain America, Marvel has done extremely well in transitioning these comic book heroes into 3-D blockbuster adaptations. So well, in fact, that the idea of producing a film based on a lesser-known comic without the same...

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” gets caught in own web

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” gets caught in own web

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

Since his creation in the early 1960’s, Spider-Man has distinguished himself as one of the most beloved characters in the Marvel Universe. From his humble beginnings as a shy, awkward nerd, Peter Parker, Spider-Man’s secret identity, maintained a flawed humanity unlike the archetypal comic book ...

Revenge through film

Winston Eng, Contributing Reporter

April 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold created a fire bomb and a multitude of explosives to distract government officials as they murdered 13 civilians, injured 24 additional students, and then committed suicide. On April 16, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia...

HBO renews popular “Game of Thrones,” to fans’ delight

Rebekah Camp, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

HBOs “Game of Thrones” kicked off its fourth season on April 6. It attracted more than 6.6 million viewers and became HBO’s most watched program since the 2007 series finale of “The Sopranos.” It is no surprise, therefore, that HBO has renewed the series for two seasons in advance. Unless something...

“Coherence”

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The ticket holders were getting more and more restless as they learned that the previous film’s Q-and-A session had run a little longer than expected. The time was 11:35 p.m., and as someone who had been waiting in the front of the line since 10:15 p.m., I was starting to feel the strain as well. After...

“The Wind Rises” takes flight as Miyazaki’s latest film

March 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“The wind is rising… we must try to live!” These words by the French poet Paul Valéry set the stage for Hayao Miyazaki’s latest masterpiece, “The Wind Rises.” A fictionalized account of real historical events, “The Wind Rises” follows the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the inventor of one...

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