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Dec. 13, 2011

New actors, old movies Are entertainment’s classic movies best kept in the past? BY HELINA DANIEL & MARISSA URIARTE Entertainment Editor & Staff Writer Bigger, better and bolder seem to be the goal of all famous Hollywood movies or shows today. Many classics such as Scarface, Titanic and Cleopatra, set high standards for their genre of film. More specifically, all of these films are in the process of being remade in the upcoming years. The majority of these films being remade in 3D. Spiderman, which may have gone through enough remakes, is being redone once again with an all-new cast. Set to be released on July 3, 2012 Peter Parker will be played by The Social Network’s Andrew Garfield and his romantic interest Gwen Stacy will be portrayed by Easy A’s Emma Stone. “Emma Stone is one of my favorite actresses. But the cast in a movie, especially in a remake does not determine the quality of the movie;” said

Leonardo DiCaprio is confirmed to be starring as Jay Gatsby in 2012 remake of The Great Gatsby.

junior Omar Abdularahim. Many can agree that an all-star cast does not equal an all-star movie. With quality and cost put into consideration, Spiderman, which will also be made in 3D, raises concerns for AHS’ frequent moviegoers. “They’re just going to kill the classics. 3D might be fun to watch, but it just makes movies more expensive, and we’re broke people,” senior Anna Dinh said With the current economy, many people may not be inclined to spend on average of $15 for a 3D movie ticket. “I really don’t see any remake, especially a superhero action film like Spiderman breaking any records,” Dinh said. Big time studio MGM is taking remakes to a whole new level. They recently took on four new movies to be remade. For the purpose of the remakes, MGM has secured a deal with Paramount Pictures to co-finance Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters, Robocop, Mr. Mom and The Idolmaker. David Aronofsky who also produced The Wrestler and The Fighter, and directed Black Swan will produce Robocop. It seems like today we may not want remakes but other films such as Batman, Iron Man, Friday the 13th and Clash of the Titans were all successes in box office. The Joker played by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight of 2008 replaced Cesar Romero of the 1966’s Batman. Ledger’s performance earned him countless nominations too. “A lot of these remade movies have been really good and people obviously like them. As long as they stay true to the original story, it’s fine,” freshman Hiwot Daniel said. Some prefer the concept of remastered movies over remakes. James Cameron, director of Titanic and other Blockbuster hits, such as Avatar, The Terminator and Aliens, recently confirmed that the iconic film is in the process of being re-mastered to be viewed in 3D. Still students debate the purpose of the release, “I hate when they re-release movies, I don’t


Upcoming DVD releases

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES; An experiment gone horribly wrong, chimpanzees threaten the lives of humans in this 1968 remake. Dec. 13

British actor Andrew Garfield is cast as the new Spiderman in the upcoming remake set to be released in July 2012

see why anyone would go watch it in theaters when they have probably seen it already,” said senior Brandon Marwah. With a tentative release date in April of 2012, close to the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the movie’s namesake ship, some are still excited at the news of it’s re-release. “Titanic is my all-time favorite movie and I don’t care the cost, I want to see it again in 3D!” said senior Alice Jones. Though the movie made over a billion dollars worldwide, can it top its already monumental record? As the worth of the ticket and the quality of the remake being considered and the influx of movies being remade, the decision remains up to the viewers whether or not it’s worth the hassle to reinvent the classics.

CONTAGION; Disease plagues the country in this new drama with starring Matt Damon. Dec. 15

COLOMBIANA; Zoe Saladana of Takers, stars as an emotionally damaged woman on a mission of revenge. Dec. 20

New Girl dominates Tuesday’s time slot Awkward is ‘in’ as AHS students praise FOX’s new hit show starring Zooey Deschanel

FINAL DESTINATION 5; This intense horror flick, will have you on the edge of your seats as the characters learn there’s no way you can cheat death . Dec. 27

BY HELINA DANIEL Entertainment Editor Despite its title, FOX’s New Girl has taken TV by storm snatching the lead in viewers 18-34 for its Tuesday 9 p.m. time slot. With it’s difficult competition such as ABC’s The Middle and CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles, New Girl is quickly becoming a topic of discussion for AHS students. The show is centered on Jess (Zooey Deschanel), who after a bad break up with her longtime boyfriend, moves in with three guys, Schmidt (Max Greenfield), Nick (Jake Johnson) and Winston (Lamorne Morris). Each male roommate has contrasting personas making for a humorous show. The guys, unsure how to deal with their new female roommate integrate her in their lives and quickly become a happy yet dysfunctional family. Don’t let the title fool you; it is not a romantic comedy show or even a show exclusive for females or teenagers. “I thought it was going to be a girl show, but it is incredibly funny and is my new favorite show,” sophomore Dominic Maier said. It’s humor appeals to all ages and genders, specifically ages 18-49, which is what the show’s target age range is. Even with the majority of the cast being up and coming actors the show is still very successful, in fact it contributes to the show’s uniqueness. “The guys are funny, nice and supportive of Jess (Deschanel) despite her extreme awkwardness,” said senior Sarah Knenlein. With all the praise it is receiving, the writers have high expectations for the rest of the season, With striking similarities to TBS’My Boys, viewers appreciate the differences between the main female characters, especially Jess’(Deschanel) overtly awkward characteristics. “It’s classic concept; guy/girl roommates going about their lives, has a funny, modern twist

“#clear eyes full heart can’t lose!! .”

—Tiana Grizzle freshman Despite the new comers in the show, New Girl is quickly taking the lead in its Tuesday night time slot according to

making it very entertaining,” said Laelle Mekkonen. With the arrival of the holiday season, New Girl already has a stellar guest star lined up. True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten was officially cast for the Valentine’s Day episode. This episode will feature Jess unsure of how to spend her Valentine’s Day single. The guys eager to help, especially Schmidt (Greenfield), known as a womanizer, the roommates will surely get into some trouble. If you haven’t had the chance to watch New Girl, you can go to iTunes and download the pilot episode for free, or if you missed any episodes, Hulu makes full episodes one week after it airs.

“I refuse to remember”

— Michael Wendimu sophomore

“There is always that one kid who always takes things one. step. too. far..”

— Sophia Shrestha junior

S u d o k u

Student tweets:

“#YouShouldNot keep texting somebody if they haven’t replied to you. Maybe just once to make sure but please stop after that #itsjustannoying”

— Addy Bramson junior ““#theawkwardmoment when you’re going in for a kiss and the other person doesn’t meet you half way.. *okayyy, back it up, back it up*.””

—Michelle Quiroga senior -Compiled by Dili Akilu

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the 6th issue of the 2011-2012 year


the 6th issue of the 2011-2012 year