X-Men 3: Flat lining end to a promising trilogy

Ryan Chartrand “X-Men: The Last Stand” is easily the most Hollywood of the “X-Men” films, but no matter how much I try to hate it, the fact remains: I want to see it again. You needn’t worry if you skipped…

Ship sinks, so does movie

Ryan Chartrand It’s a good thing Greek gods don’t interfere with humanity anymore or else everyone involved in the production of “Poseidon” would have found themselves impaled by a trident and their homes buried in the sea. “Poseidon” tells the…

The Da Vinci Code

I entered “The Da Vinci Code” expecting the most over-hyped film of the year. After seeing it, however, I realized I’d just seen one of the most over-criticized films of the year. Whether you’re a Christian or an Atheist, open- or closed-minded, “The Da Vinci Code” will please everyone.

Experience Palestine through the eyes of 'Arna's Children'

Christina Casci Israel versus Palestine. A war that has been going on for years. People are dying every day in both countries, but both think they are right. Who is right? Or more importantly, whose right is it to determine…

'An American Haunting' poorly rivals M: I-3

Ryan Chartrand Believe it or not, other films actually do come out on the same day that “Mission: Impossible” films make their debut. I’ve regretted twice now missing out on other films that have been overlapped by Tom Cruise’s shining…

Film changes world, one paper clip at a time

Guilt. It is something all human beings deal with; some more than others. It is the nauseating churning of your stomach when you lie to a friend or parent. It is the shameful heat felt inching up your face when you know you’ve made a mistake. Or it is the indescribably painful physical repercussion of remaining silent, paralyzed by hatred and fear, in the face of evil.

A 'Silent' new awakening

Ryan Chartrand “Doom,” “Resident Evil,” “Super Mario Bros.” These are only a few of the disappointing films that have stained theaters for the past decade, an era that many gamers and moviegoers have tried to forget. The words “Silent Hill,”…

Where have all the 'Scary Movies' gone?

Ryan Chartrand The “Scary Movie” series has been on a downward spiral ever since its comedy shifted from R-rated to PG-13 humor. With the Wayans brothers no longer aboard the writing team and only a few worthy horror movies to…

All-star cast melts down competition in 'Ice Age' sequel

Kelly Cope “Ice Age: The Meltdown” is the perfect sequel to the first “Ice Age.” With ample humor to keep audience members of all ages entertained, the film’s interactions are what make the movie worth watching. The premise is simple.…

'Benchwarmers' fills theaters with laughter

Jandy Jones When three grown men challenged a Little League baseball team for rights to play on the field, no one knew what they were getting themselves into. The little league team thought it had the game in the bag…

'American Dreamz' says 'Hooray for Hollywood?'

Cal Poly students will get a sneak peek tonight of Universal Pictures’ latest comedy “American Dreamz.” From the makers of smash hit American Pie and the lesser-known Brit flick About A Boy, director Paul Weitz’s newest spoof on pop culture…