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Studio Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle, a love story between the cursed Sophie and the powerful wizard Howl, has gorgeous animation and a bittersweet yet simple score.

A castle of confusion: Studio Ghibli’s ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’

Spoilers ahead!
Bree Lavine, Features Editor October 7, 2022

In a packed theatre with limited showtimes, Studio Ghibli Fest struck again with its iconic love story, "Howl's Moving Castle." Studio Ghibli is one of the most well-recognized animation studios in Japan,...

Experiences abroad

Experiences abroad

Lana Heltzel, Senior Writer April 20, 2018

People love to poke fun of me when I say I studied abroad in Munich. “Ah, Europe,” they say, in faux-posh accents. “How ever so worldly you are now, far more enlightened than us American philistines.” And...

Other movies can take a back seat to this ‘Lady’

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer March 25, 2016

If I were presenting the Oscar for Best Actress, it would go to Maggie Smith for her role in “The Lady in the Van.” “Smith rescues Nicholas Hytner’s film, “The Lady in the Van” from confectionery...

Deadpool entertains with action, humor

Aubrey King, Features Editor February 19, 2016

Over the past ten years, superhero movies have become less innovative and more commonplace. Now the once new and exciting genre seems almost derivative. Marvel’s “Deadpool” takes this notion and...

Abrams fails to awaken the Force, viewers

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer February 12, 2016

Starships, droids, Jedi and epic battles in space. All these things and more make up one of last year’s most anticipated movies. “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” is the seventh installment...

‘Compton’: a moving hit despite faults

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer October 2, 2015

A group of men, decked out in their snapbacks and Los Angeles Raiders gear, stood on top of the world for a just a brief moment in history. At least, that’s how you will feel after seeing “Straight...

Review of Goon by Tobias Jesso, Jr.

Dylan O'Connor, Guest Writer April 7, 2015

There is something surreal and haunting about the photograph on the cover of Canadian singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso, Jr.'s debut album Goon. In it, Jesso's face is partly obscured by darkness. The background...

New Pokémon games nostalgic and fun

Emma Rumpl, Staff Writer December 5, 2014

On Nov. 21, I took a seat at a table in a Caribou Coffee and started a new file in Pokémon Omega Ruby, prepared for a new, yet familiar adventure in 3D. Instead, I was overcome with the memory my nine-year-old...

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