FAST FORWARD

Holiday movies, awards season, and what to watch over break Carl Bachus | Collegio Reporter Each year, there comes a time when audiences put away their drag racing movies and their sparkly vampire flicks and welcome in the most wonderful time of the year: awards season. Yes, moviegoers have seen their share of animated family films (“Puss in Boots,” “Happy Feet Two”), R-rated comedies (“The Change-Up,” “The Hangover Part II”) and said goodbye to the most successful franchise in film history (“Harry Potter”). Now, it’s time to take a peek at the movies that will be talked about in 2012 (and some filler in between). The holiday season will offer a mix of Oscar contenders (“Young…

The good, the bad, the ugly

2011: Movies to miss, movies to catch, and movies that make you go ‘meh’ betta fish breeding Todd Miller | Collegio writer Looking back at the movies I reviewed this semester, I’d say it’s been an average four months of movies. There were none that were amazing, but they weren’t bad either. Well, there were some that were close to bad. I didn’t want to say that any were awful but I remembered that I saw “Drive.” And I’m not surprised that I nearly forgot about it because that’s what it was: forgettable. I haven’t seen an equally bad combination of dull characters since then. “Immortals” came close, but it managed to keep my attention with…

Not-so-bored games

A group of students plays a board game in Dellinger Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Ali Clark | Collegio Reporter Shouting, laughter, and intense debates and discussions can be heard in the residence halls at PSU, especially when the door is left wide open for curious passersby. The sounds come from an unlikely source: board games. Shannon Jesberg says she received a care package from her mother earlier this semester. Inside was a board game. “We get bored easily and we can’t do the same thing all the time,” said Jesberg, freshman in international business. “Board games come in a wide enough variety that almost anyone can find one that they like.” Jesberg says she and her friends have game nights at least once or twice a week in each other’s…

The Muppets are back

Jeffrey Tangney | Copy Editor The Muppets are back and are just as good as I remember from my childhood. I feared that this movie would not live up to my expectations, that it would ruin a piece of my childhood, but it followed the Muppets style: cheesy one-liners, talking to the audience, catchy musical numbers, and a broad array of cameos. The movie starts with an opening montage of two children as they grow up. Of course, children is a relative term as one of them is actually a Muppet named Walter (voiced by Peter Linz). When the montage is over, the actual story starts with Walter and his brother Gary (Jason Segel) discussing a…

Zelda: Link strikes skyward

Zelda

Todd Miller | Collegio writer http://Dog-food-secrets.com/ “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword” has finally been released, two years after Nintendo announced its production. Nintendo promised that Skyward Sword would be a new kind of “Zelda experience” that would please old fans and new players alike. I’d say Nintendo almost managed to keep its word as there was clear progress but it fell short. The plot centers on the origin of the Master Sword, the most iconic weapon of the series. The player character (I’ll refer to as Link) starts as a knight-in-training at a knight school on the floating sky-island, Skyloft. The game starts on the day of the “Wing Ceremony” (a good excuse to teach…

Zelda: Link strikes skyward

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 2011

Todd Miller | Collegio writer “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword” has finally been released, two years after Nintendo announced its production. Nintendo promised that Skyward Sword would be a new kind of “Zelda experience” that would please old fans and new players alike. I’d say Nintendo almost managed to keep its word as there was clear progress but it fell short. The plot centers on the origin of the Master Sword, the most iconic weapon of the series. The player character (I’ll refer to as Link) starts as a knight-in-training at a knight school on the floating sky-island, Skyloft. The game starts on the day of the “Wing Ceremony” (a good excuse to teach the…