The Observer

“The Girl on the Train” a captivating mystery/thriller

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

In Jan. 2015, the book “The Girl on the Train” was released and immediately captured readers’ attentions. Within less than a year, the book was an automatic success and was optioned for a film adaptation. Intrigued by the hype, I read the book as a part of our campus’s ABC Book Club and was e...

A Conversation with “Ex Machina” director Alex Garland

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

What defines sentience? Is it possible to create artificial intelligence? If so, how far would you be willing to go to create such a thing? “Ex Machina,” Alex Garland's (“Never Let Me Go,” “28 Days Later”) latest science fiction film attempts to tackle these questions. Caleb (Domhnall G...

Kevin Hart Stars in Impeccable New Comedy

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

I had the pleasure of viewing “The Wedding Ringer” two months before its premiere, and, let me tell you—you absolutely need to head to the theatres in January. Directed by Jeremy Garelick and starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad, “The Wedding Ringer” centers on a socially awkward groom, Doug...

Profoundly cynical, devilishly ambiguous

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Perhaps one of the more brilliant releases of this year, David Fincher's “Gone Girl” is more than just a piece seeking to entertain its audience. Often dependent on unexpected reveals and altered perspectives, the film seeks to thrill and confuse its viewers with its consistent shifting vantage...

All-star cast can’t save confusing plot

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

What could have been a tightly-worded, effective tool to demonstrate the social crisis overtly embedded in modern society, is no more than a confusing and honestly frustrating 119 minutes of stories which have failed to have been fleshed out.           Despite an all-star cast and a visually cohesive na...

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