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Ian’s Movie Reviews

Ian’s Movie Reviews

Ian Ryan, Caboose Editor

October 25, 2019

IT Chapter Two: IT Chapter Two attempts to follow up on the success of its predecessor by returning back to the town of Derry 27 years later, this time with the Losers Club fully grown and ready to end the problem of “It” once and for all. Once again, our protagonists must face their deepe...

Reviews on Previews

Emma Draisin, Co Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

November 16, 2017

After two long years, I am reintroducing former Urban School student and Urban Legend staff writer Lily Dodd’s concept of reviewing upcoming cinematic works based exclusively on their trailers. I have not seen these movies, and I may never. After a few minutes of previews, I have prepared my thoughts b...

REVIEW: Wes Anderson’s new film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” overwhelms but entertains

REVIEW: Wes Anderson’s new film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” overwhelms but entertains

Niki King Fredel

March 20, 2014

It is complicated, quirky, and aesthetically pleasing. It is a flashback within a flashback, stretching across three eras: the ‘80s, ‘60s, and ‘30s. The cast is large and star-studded, with each character hugely important in some way to the execution of the movie. The plot is, at its simplest m...

The Legend’s resident film critic suggests five great independent and foreign movies available on Netflix

Louise Newlin, Staff Writer

April 10, 2013

According to industry icon Roger Ebert (who recently passed after a long bout with cancer), 2012 is the year that revenue from online streaming will pass DVD sales, and we start our long goodbye to the digital versatile disc. But what does this mean for the movie industry? The first casualties are...

OPINION: New Netflix series House of Cards inspires new form of television

OPINION: New Netflix series House of Cards inspires new form of television

Louise Newlin, Staff Writer

April 10, 2013

  In the last decade, DVDs and online streaming services such as Netflix and Xfinity have breathed life into cancelled shows by repackaging them into a marathon format and introducing them to new audiences. Unique shows that experimented with the medium of television such as "The Wire," "Arrested...

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