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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

All content by Forrest Phillips

Don’t prejudge ‘Dragon,’ watch it

March 28, 2010

Just like the fire-breathing monsters referenced in its title, you can’t judge “How to Train Your Dragon” from first impressions. Based on a series of popular children’s books — and bearing...

Watch out for the dark horses

March 4, 2010

Most of my selections are fairly conventional. One would be hard-pressed to find somebody willing to pick against Jeff Bridges for Best Actor, and it’s difficult to ignore the screen-grabbing supporting...

Kevin Smith flops with ‘Cop Out’

March 1, 2010

It’s a joy to watch a film directed by Kevin Smith when he’s at the top of his game. Like a geek-ified David Mamet, Smith can drop unique characters into scripts laced with pop-culture references and...

Scorsese meets own challenge with ‘Island’

February 22, 2010

Make no mistake about it. There’s some serious ambition to be found lurking behind the genre thrills of director Martin Scorsese’s latest film, “Shutter Island.” This is how a thriller should...

‘Percy Jackson’ too reminiscent of ‘Harry Potter’

February 15, 2010

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” isn’t very subtle regarding its intentions: it wants to be the next teen-lit sensation to make good on the big-screen. Based on a series of...

‘From Paris With Love’ fun to hate

‘From Paris With Love’ fun to hate

February 8, 2010

Don’t let the title of “From Paris with Love” fool you. It’s about as American as an action movie can get. Even though the film is a thoroughly French production in respect to its crew, “From...

Movie Review: “The Lovely Bones”

January 20, 2010

As a film, “The Lovely Bones” certainly wants to have it all. It makes an attempt at both tragedy and comedy. It presents sequences of both heightened suspense and tempered stoicism. It tries to balance...

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