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Dustyn Dubuque

Dustyn Dubuque is a history major and geography minor that has a love and passion for film. He watches over 100 films each year and loves Academy Awards season.

December 16, 2011

Harrelson gives riveting, fleshed-out performance

Woody Harrelson is a multi-dimensional actor who brings his “A” game in this new film. Set in the late 1990s, Dave Brown, played by Harrelson, is a part of the Rampart division that is trying to figure out a scandal from years ago that involves Brown, by possibly proving that he is a crooked cop. […]

December 9, 2011

‘Hugo’ visually stunning as 3D film

Legendary director Martin Scorsese not only makes his family friendly movie debut, but also his debut in using 3D, which is not used as a gimmick but to truly bring life and depth into this film. “Hugo” is set in 1930s Paris where an orphan boy named Hugo, played by Asa Butterfield, lives inside the […]

November 18, 2011

‘Melancholia’ offers stunning performances, vivid visuals

Director Lars Von Trier is back with another artistic film, this one being about the relationship between two sisters as a mysterious new planet has the possibility of crashing into the earth. “Melancholia” is split into two separate parts with the first focusing on sister Justine, played by Kirsten Dunst, who is selfish, self-indulgent, and depressed.

November 11, 2011

Visually stunning, ‘The Mill and the Cross’ lacks narrative

Not only is “The Mill and the Cross” based off the 1564 painting The Way to Cavalry, but the movie is seemingly a painting in itself. In the painting of over 500 characters, we are able to see Christ walking amongst the crowd while carrying a crucifix. Even while this incredibly famous event is occurring, […]

November 4, 2011

‘Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)’ still gross, deplorable

How many of you knew that this particular sequel actually came out a few weeks ago in select theatres? Probably very few as it was in select theatres for a reason: it is the most disgusting movie I have ever watched. I can’t say I am surprised by this as director Tom Six pushed the […]

October 28, 2011

‘Paranormal’ series fizzles out

Finally, a Halloween has passed without me seeing a trailer for another “Saw” film, and boy was I glad for that. Now we have the “Paranormal” franchise that has run the show the past three years around this time.

October 21, 2011

‘50/50’ wows with poignancy

Based on a true story, “50/50” tackles a subject that often comes across heavy, but here, it is handled with care, heart, and laughter. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Adam, a man in his mid-20s, aspiring to be a great journalist that learns that he has a severe form of cancer along his spine. Now he must […]

September 30, 2011

Gosling shines in ‘Drive’

Ryan Gosling plays an unemotional, secluded Hollywood stunt driver with a dark side in “Drive.” What do we, as an audience, really know about this man? Really nothing, which adds all that much more intrigue to his character. You don’t even know his name, but soon find out that he also drives getaway cars for […]

September 23, 2011

‘Contagion’ grips audiences with killer cough, cast

In a summer filled with thoughtless blockbusters, super hero movies, and poor quality sequels comes a fresh fall hit in “Contagion.”

May 5, 2011

‘Water for Elephants’ enchanting, visually stimulating

“Water for Elephants” follows a veterinary student, Jacob (Robert Pattison), during the Great Depression as he drops out after his parents are killed and jumps onto a train to find work. He happens to land on a traveling circus traveling across America competing against the Ringling Brothers. This circus is headed by August (Christoph Waltz) […]

April 28, 2011

Action film ‘Hanna’ lacks character development

“Hanna” is about an average girl named Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) who lives a typical life besides the fact that she lives secluded in the Arctic Circle with her father, Erik (Eric Bana) who is being trained to be an assassin. Okay, so her life really isn’t that normal, especially when she is dispatched on a […]

April 21, 2011

‘Scream 4’ falls short with dull, predictable plot

I must admit that I am a sucker for the feeling of nostalgia; just knowing that I get to relive something that I loved such a long time ago gets me excited. These emotions ran high in the beginning of “Scream 4,” when they helped get the audience up to speed on what has been […]