The Movie Buff Looks Back on Ghost Dog

by: Alan Smithee Why does everyone love ninjas so much? They are ruthless. They kill whatever they want for their own gain. But why does everyone seem to look at them as the good guys? “They were rebels against the system” yeah, yeah, cool, cool. But most of them were dirty rapists, thieves, and they terrorized people. Samurais, on the other hand, go by a … Continue reading The Movie Buff Looks Back on Ghost Dog

The Movie Buff Looks Back on: Nails

by: Alan Smithee What do you consider horror? Spooky atmosphere, creepy music, messing with your head? No, modern people don’t see horror as that. They see gore, they see people being eaten, they see shaky cameras. That’s not the same. If you want to find some good old creepy horror films, look to lower budget movies. Think about it like this. They barely have any … Continue reading The Movie Buff Looks Back on: Nails

The Hunger Games: Was the movie worthy of the book?

by: Nicole Krebs and Andrea Renville The Hunger Games is a book series that is quickly growing into a franchise. With the release of the movie in March, the hype has certainly not gone down. Everyone knows about The Hunger Games and wants to be in on it. Two Pine Needle writers have differing opinions about the quality of the film as opposed to the … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Was the movie worthy of the book?

The Five Longest Games . . . EVER

By Brady Vandevort There are many games out there that you just can’t stop playing. There is ALWAYS something to do, and that’s what this top 5 list is about. These are games where even if you wouldn’t think them to be very time consuming, they are. For some of these games, you get pulled in by their ultra-entertaining factor. For others, you just get … Continue reading The Five Longest Games . . . EVER

A Movie Buff Modern Masterpiece: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

by: Alan Smithee Remember the film Tron? Back in 1982 there was no film to compare it to. Before 2010 when they made the second film, there was still no film to compare it to. It took the video game world and translated it into film; it looked as if the people making the film jumped inside an Atari game and filmed everything they saw. … Continue reading A Movie Buff Modern Masterpiece: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

The Movie Buff Looks Back on My Bloody Valentine

by: Alan Smithee Love is in the air people! Cupid has been shooting off some arrows! But some of those arrows have gone right through the heart . . . literally. Remember The Prowler that was a part of the hit 80s sub-genre of horror “slasher” films? Did you know that there were a lot of holiday slashers? True story! Films like the oh so … Continue reading The Movie Buff Looks Back on My Bloody Valentine

Game Review: Mario Kart 7 Wins Favor

By: Brady Vandevort Mario Kart 7, which was recently released December 4, has lived up to its name in its best sequel yet. Though there are some disappointing factors, the new additions make up for them. The controls are the smoothest controls ever presented in the Mario Kart franchise. And it is because of that reason that I can’t put this game down. In recent … Continue reading Game Review: Mario Kart 7 Wins Favor

The Movie Buff’s Five Most Overrated Modern Movies

by: Alan Smithee In the past few years (mostly 2009-2011) a certain kind of film has come out that everyone talks about. Is it because of its good story? Is it because of the good acting? NOPE! It’s for a little thing called “CGI” that has taken over the movie world. Back in the 80’s they experimented with this “CGI”; it looked retro and cool, … Continue reading The Movie Buff’s Five Most Overrated Modern Movies

The Movie Buff’s Modern Masterpieces: The Man from Nowhere

by: Alan Smithee I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Sadly, there are no “modern Thanksgiving movies” that aren’t stupid gory horror films. So here is this heartwarming film, The Man from Nowhere, aka, The Movie That Almost Made Me Cry. Really! This film is very powerful. It’s a Korean film, and happens to be the highest grossing film in Korea for the year 2010. … Continue reading The Movie Buff’s Modern Masterpieces: The Man from Nowhere

The Movie Buff’s Modern Masterpieces: A Scanner Darkly

by: Alan Smithee Philip K. Dick is one of my favorite writers. He has written many, many classics, such as Blade Runner, Minority Report, and my favorite, A Scanner Darkly. The book was written in 1977 and was inspired by his drug days in California and the effects they had on his life. So of course there had to be a movie of it! Now, … Continue reading The Movie Buff’s Modern Masterpieces: A Scanner Darkly