The Northerner

“Biutiful” lacks beauty

Chuck Heffner

February 23, 2011

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s newest Spanish film “Biutiful” is a lesson in depression and sorrow. Javier Bardem plays Uxbal, a father of two, and the husband to a woman who has many problems, not the least being her battle with Bipolar Disorder. Uxbal supports his family via seedy means in...

Gnomeo & Juliet in 3D delivers

Chuck Heffner

February 16, 2011

“Gnomeo & Juliet in 3D” (Rated G, 84 min.) is the latest incarnation of the Shakespearean classic “Romeo & Juliet”, where ceramic garden gnomes re-interpret the story of star-crossed lovers in the backyards of addresses 2B and Not 2B on Verona Street. The Capulet red gnomes “have been ene...

New thriller questions roommate safety

Claire Higgins

February 2, 2011

The transition into your freshman year of college can be stressful, even scary. Moving away from home, being separated from your parents for the first time and meeting the stranger randomly assigned to be your roommate can all be areas of concern. The new movie “The Roommate,” set to release Feb...

Indie horror film offers a novel source of fear

Derick Bischoff

January 26, 2011

“The Haunting of Amelia” (The Other Side of the Tracks) is a movie that tricks the mind into believing one thing and then offers a unique twist at the end. The film is billed as a supernatural thriller but easily could be described as a psychological melodrama. The indie film is the debut for...

“The Green Hornet” is worth the green

Derick Bischoff

January 19, 2011

“The Green Hornet” is a superhero movie that never lets itself get too serious. It sets itself apart from other comic book movies with just as many one-liners as fight scenes. The movie, starring and co-written by comedic actor Seth Rogen, has a lot to do with the comedy/action ratio. Rogen pla...

“The King’s Speech:” Friendship through a lens

Shawn Buckenmeyer

January 12, 2011

Finding one’s voice can be a difficult challenge. In “The King’s Speech,” matters are made worse when a member of the royal family with a stammer has to face the task of giving a speech that will give strength and clarity to a country facing the onslaught of World War II. Colin Firth pla...

“Tangled” truly shines

Shawn Buckenmeyer

December 8, 2010

“Tangled” is the 50th film released by Disney. It’s a girl-meets-boy story. But Rapunzel and Flynn aren’t your typical boy and girl. Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, is the kingdom’s golden child in spirit and hair color. She is kidnapped as a child and locked away in a tower that is hidden...

Stay warm this winter watching new movies

Brandon Barb

December 1, 2010

Winter is upon us whether we like it not. The jingles are on the radio, the decorations are going up, and the preparations for the impending snow have begun. But all of that should not hold you back from taking a trip out to see a film this winter season. So what’s on the silver screen slab this...

Grab your broomsticks and see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Shawn Buckenmeyer

November 22, 2010

Dumbledore is dead, and Harry Potter and his friends are older and no longer under the protection of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry begins the greatest battle of his life in the first half of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.“ Harry, played by Daniel Radcliffe in a role...

Revelation Trail: Surviving the frontier just got harder

Shawn Buckenmeyer

October 27, 2010

If you woke up tomorrow morning to a zombie apocalypse, would you arm yourself with a gun or a sword? John Gibson, a professor and media engineer for the Electronic Media and Broadcasting department and Norse Media at Northern Kentucky University, says he would go with the gun. Professor John Gibson...

Norse Poll: Who is your favorite horror movie villain? Why?

Brandon Barb & Brittany Granville

October 27, 2010

Norse Poll: Who is your favorite horror movie villain? Why? Each week, The Northerner interviews four Northern Kentucky University students to get their perspective on an issue. Readers are encouraged to share their answer in the comments section below. Readers may also suggest issues for the Norse P...

Best scary movies

The Northerner Staff

October 27, 2010

Jennifer Parker My favorite scary movie would have to be the original "Friday the 13th." Don't ask me why because it’s not even funny. Its a train wreck and you can't help but look and keep watching ;) Claire Higgins My favorite scary movie is "Saw 1" because it has always kept me on the edge of my se...

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