WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–In 1943, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry introduced to the world the story of “The Little Prince”. It was just a short novella with illustrated pictures and character types children often read about, such as kings, animals, and little boys. At the time, no one knew just how touching the story would be between the lines, and […]
Author: Stephanie Young
Sandberg Sparks Hope for Modern Horror: "Lights Out" Review
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.-Take a concept that is universally known as one of the most unsettling, unknown, and unnerving fears: the dark. Then, remind everyone just why the thought of it overcomes us with a sense of distress and anxiety by introducing a dark figure that lingers as it watches you, convulses as it moves, and viciously […]
One Lodge, Eight Strangers: "The Hateful Eight" Movie Review
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–During one of the most brutal blizzards in the Wyoming winter is when the story of “The Hateful Eight” unfolds. Eight characters, six “chapters,” one lodge, and one goal. It sounds simple, but this Quentin Tarantino trip gets a lot more complicated. The only things left to add are crazy antics, brutal violence, hysterical dialogue, […]
Tale of 2 Countries: "Brooklyn" Review
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–“Brooklyn” doesn’t have heart-pounding action. It doesn’t feature explosions, car chases, gun fights, or even outstanding special effects. What this film has to offer is a lot deeper than just any film that can be churned right out of Hollywood. Rarely are the films released nowadays able to capture true human emotion and dilemmas […]
"Crimson Peak" Piquing Interest
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ–Beneath the new fallen snow, a deep red clay pathway leads to Allerdale Hall, a Gothic mansion closed off from the rest of England. As winter approaches, snow continues to cover the trail until it is hidden from sight–and for good reason. Something about this desolate isolation in this massive estate attracts supernatural happenings and […]
Burning Up for "The Scorch Trials"
The maze was just the beginning.
There Is No Escape Once It Has Found You: It Follows Movie Review
“It Follows” highlights and expands upon this very sensation that often overcomes us when fear takes over and subjects us to the idea of true horror. Stephanie Young reviews the new horror film!
12 Years in the Making: Boyhood Movie Review
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ– Often times it is perceived that the most significant part of a story is it’s beginning and it’s ending. Why spend time focusing on the details and explanations when we can just skip to the ending, which will evidently tell us all we need to know? Why look at life as […]
Time Heals the Human Spirit: The Theory of Everything Movie Review
Monmouth University reviews The Theory of Everything.
The City Shines Brightest at Night: Nightcrawler Movie Review
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ– The city of Los Angeles shines brightly at night as the buildings illuminate the sky and create a beautiful atmosphere even as the sun disappears. However, what lurks in the shadows in the deepest corners of the city creates speculation as to how ‘beautiful’ Los Angeles really is. The spectacles of crime […]