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“The Finest Hours” pits the U.S. Coast Guard against Deadly Storms

Nichole Davila-Sanchez, Staff Writer

On Jan. 29, “The Finest Hours,” directed by Craig Gillespie, swept theaters. “The Finest Hours” will have you on the edge of your seat, as you watch the struggle of the men fighting to survive and rescue each other. In an interview with CBS News, Officer-in-Charge and long time friend of the late Bernie Webber, Corbin Ross stated, “This is the greatest small-boat rescue the Coast Guard has seen, ever.”

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Another lackluster remake

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer October 23, 2013 The story of “Carrie” is very well known, both through Stephen King’s novel and the iconic 1976 Brian DePalma film. Carrie White is a socially crippled high school senior with an overbearing religious mother who discovers she has telekinetic powers. A prank pulled on her goes horribly wrong when she uses her

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‘Insidious’ sequel offers little closure

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer  September 18, 2013 “Insidious: Chapter 2” continues the story of the Lambert family. In the first film, “Insidious,” Josh Lambert had to rescue his son from demons by entering the ghostly netherworld known as The Further. Now Josh has returned, but he is acting strange. Josh’s mother and a trio of ghostbusters try to uncover

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‘The Butler’ tops the box office

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer September 4, 2013 “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” is based on the true story of an African-American steward who served in the White House through eight presidencies, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. While it is based on a true story, much of it is fictionalized from the lead character’s name to his family life. The

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The evolution of women in horror films

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer April 24, 2013 The genre of horror films first began in the early 1900s. Famous monster films such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Dracula” and “Frankenstein” all have a young woman as the object of the creature’s desire — a beauty that seduces and captivates them. The women become damsels in distress, in need

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’42’ swings and hits a foul ball

Zachary Durand, ‘Doah Staff Writer April 24, 2013 For those of you who are history and/or sports fanatics, it is plastered all over the timeline of 20th century America that baseball icon Jackie Robinson lived a life that was not to be taken for granted. He wrote in his autobiography “I Never Had It Made” that even two decades after

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Movies that stirred the pot

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer  April 10, 2013 Throughout the years there have been many films that were deemed shocking and controversial. Sometimes it’s because of the subject matter, other times because of what is shown on screen. Debates rage among political and religious groups over whether we need to be exposed to certain images, and if these films serve

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