The Summit

Lowbrow ‘Project X’ tells of a party gone wild

Dylan Burke

March 12, 2012

SAN DIEGO  -- Director Nima Norizadeh's Project X tells the story of a party thrown by an insecure, popularity-seeking teenager when his parents are out of town. The party in Pasadena quickly gets out of hand to the point of calamity. Seventeen-year-old Thomas (Thomas Mann) had hoped the party...

Movie Review: Buckle up Star Wars nerds

John Weber

February 14, 2012

EL CAJON-- Star Wars Episode 1: the Phantom menace in 3D made its debut in theatres on February 10. The movie was originally released in 1999 when this modern 3D (which stands for three dimensions) technology in theatres did not exist. If you are a huge Star Wars nerd like me then you must go...

Movie Review: ‘Moneyball’ is on the money

Dylan Burke

September 28, 2011

The new movie Moneyball staring famous actor Brad Pitt has baseball fans around the world pleased with an incredible film based on a true story. Moneyball is not just a typical sports movie or a baseball movie; it's about how the front office of the Oakland Athletics tried its hardest to analyze ...

Movie review: ‘Thor’

Leon Goodrum

May 6, 2011

LA MESA -- Thor is film based on the Marvel comic of the same name and is the fourth film released by Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, the Legendary god of thunder.  Fans of the comic got wind of the film back in 2006-07 but, due to set backs, the production of the film was ...

Movie review: ‘Rio’

Alexis Tittle

May 5, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- Rio is the latest animated feature from Blue Sky Studios, the creators of Ice Age.  Although this movie is rated G, it is not just for kids - it’s a good date movie as well.  The story is about Blue (Jesse Eisenberg) a tropical bird from Rio de Janeiro, but misplaced in Minne...

Movie Review: ‘Fast Five’

Leon Goodrum

May 3, 2011

LA MESA – Furious Five is the fourth in the order of The Fast and Furious franchise. Although there are five films, the third - Tokyo Drift - is technically the last in the order. In 2001, when The Fast and the Furious was released it became an instant hit, producing several sequels including 2 fast 2 furio...

Movie Review: ‘Limitless’

Leon Goodrum

March 25, 2011

LA MESA--Limitless is based on the 2001 techno-thriller novel by Alan Glynn. The film adaptation focuses on protagonist Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) a New York city writer who doesn't look the part of someone who has anything going for himself, in-fact he himself says during the introduction of the f...

Movie-review: Paul

Leon Goodrum

March 15, 2011

Paul - Rated: R (Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use.) Directed by - Greg Mottolla Written by - Simon Pegg, Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shawn of the Dead) Paul is the story of Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Nick Frost), two friends who, while on their journe...

Going out? How about a circus or a movie?

Corey Streeper

March 11, 2011

EL CAJON-- Circus Vargas, which eschews animals for human performers, recently returned to San Diego County for the first time in three years with a brand new cast. I recently saw a performance and was astonished by all of the different acts. One was an all-brother acrobatics team, who built themselv...

Theatre cast shines with first play in Spring

Corey Streeper

March 7, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE-Drama students presented vivid examples of the craft of acting in “Inside the Actors’ Process: Improvisation,” directed by Grossmont theater professor Jerry Hager. The production played both at Grossmont College (on Feb. 4 and 5) and at various high schools. Many in the audien...

‘Black Swan’ dramatizes dancer’s drive

Alexis Tittle

February 17, 2011

LA MESA-- The movie Black Swan is a story about the epic lengths one ballerina (Natalie Portman) goes not to play, but to become, her part. Her journey is not an easy one as she has to deal with an overbearing mother who is always invading her privacy. Her instructor also repeatedly  pushes her to ...

ASGC President Enders talks Oscars

February 17, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- Natalie Portman will win the 2011 Oscar for  best actress for Black Swan, and Christian Bale will take the best supporting actor award for his work in The Fighter, says Christopher Enders. The current president of the Associated Students of Grossmont College, dancer, and movie fan ...

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