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Nathan Piotrowski

Nathan Piotrowski is a digital film and television major with a film studies minor. In his spare time, he attempts to be a professional lottery winner.

May 7, 2009

‘X-Men’ takes audience through confusing plot with random twists

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” is supposed to be the movie to set the tone for summer. If that is the case, let it be known that it will be a long summer for this movie lover. This flick was obviously put together strictly to cash in on the franchise, and I guess it worked considering its […]

April 30, 2009

‘The Soloist’ does not receive full attention of audience it deserves

Some movies fly under the radar, when they should be getting the full attention of all audiences, and “The Soloist” is no exception. With its cast of Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx, one would have thought it would be receiving more press, but it truly seems to have fallen by the wayside. The film […]

April 23, 2009

‘Crank High Voltage’ uses quick action sequences, may be offensive to some

Disclaimer: This review is about quite possibly the most bizarre action film ever created. “Crank High Voltage” is a film that truly lives up to its title, throws away the rules of conventional action films and their sequels and turns what should just be a standard action film into something that is a surreal and […]

April 9, 2009

Reality television misses out on the reality

In America right now, the biggest thing that people have to take their minds off of the current state of their lives is, has been, and probably always will be television. Currently, the biggest thing that garners the attention of people is programs that are based within “reality.” These programs are misnamed, as obviously if […]

April 2, 2009

‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ supplies humor, interest for both children, adults

2009 may very well be the year that the kids movie reigns supreme. With the latest installment of this genre “Monsters vs. Aliens,” we see yet another film that is not only a good mix of humor, but a decent plot, and memorable characters. But with all the good this film does, it also alienates […]

March 12, 2009

‘Watchmen’ contains faults, but reflects graphic novel adequately

Comic book movies definitely seem to be on the rise when it comes to popularity, with Spider-Man and the X-Men taking over the silver screen every few years. These movies have a little sibling of sorts, and that would be the movies based off of graphic novels (And yes, there is a difference between a […]

March 5, 2009

‘Fanboys’ falls short with technical skills, rebounds with believable acting

Certain movies develop a cult following over time, but few are made to cater specifically to an already existing cult fan base. However, the recent film “Fanboys” is a film that definitely fits into the last category, with its constant homage to the Star Wars saga.

February 26, 2009

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ earns Oscars, inspires audience

With the awards season being over, the obvious movie that stands out from 2008 is Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire.” The film takes a classic plotline of a boy going from rags to riches, but does it in a way that is not only new, but truly inspiring. The film’s structure, cast and incredible music all […]

February 19, 2009

‘Coraline’ makes animation appealing for children, adults

America seems to be finally joining the rest of the world in accepting animation as being a genre open to adults as well as children. Dreamworks’ “Coraline” is a prime example of this recent trend in the nation. With a darker setting and story than most animated films, a wonderful look to it, a great […]

February 12, 2009

‘Bride Wars’ follows ‘chick flick’ formula, lacks convincing characters

Occasionally, there is a chick flick that has something to offer to not only the other gender, but to the culture in general. Rest assured folks, this review isn’t about one of those. The latest in poorly made chick flicks that have abandoned all semblance of good filmmaking is “Bride Wars.” “Bride Wars” has a […]

February 5, 2009

Action scenes compensate for poor plot in ‘Taken’

Some movies are made strictly for action scenes.  They forego requiring a good plot and acting in order to focus on the fight scenes. This can be said for “Taken,” but unlike most movies that follow this format, the action sequences and the acting of Liam Neeson make what should be a mediocre film a […]