Top Spring 2013 Films

Megan Draghi Staff Writer

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Since the weather is not quite warm enough to be outside yet why not kick back and relax inside a nice movie theater?

With the movies lined up to come out this spring, there are plenty of options. Currently, films such as The Host, Admission, Olympus Has Fallen, The Croods, The Call, Spring Breakers, and Oz the Great and Powerful have taken the box office by storm.

These recent feature films have different genres that will appeal to different college stu- dents. There is no real trend or similarities in the portrayal of the movies, so there is a type for any kind of person.

For Twilight fans, The Host is a must see. Not only was the book that the movie was based on written by the same author, Stephe- nie Meyer, but it also has the supernatural romance that Twilight fans go crazy for. The only difference is that this time the feature film is the love that an outer space alien feels for a human boy. The problem with that is her spirit has taken over his girlfriend’s hu- man body. This sci-fi thriller is great to see if you enjoy science-fiction films with a romantic kick.

Admission is a comedy starring the hysterical acting duo of Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. The film is about a Princeton University admissions counselor who meets a young boy applying to Princeton after a college classmate of hers introduces the two. Not only must she bend the rules for this boy, but she realizes that he is her long lost son as well. If you love the films Baby Mama or Role Models this movie is perfect for you.

The action adventure Olympus Has Fallen is perfect for fans of the hit television show 24. This film is about a former secret service agent who must save the United States President from a terrorist attack when terrorists take over the White House and hold the leader of the free world hostage. Starring in this film are Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman. For people who love action films and look for adventure when watching a movie, this spring film is a great go to.

The Croods is a film for students who wish to get in sync with their inner child. This film by Dreamworks Animation is about a prehistoric family that goes on adventures af- ter their cave, a.k.a. their home, is destroyed. The Croods was the recent box office winner of this previous weekend topping off at over $43 million. Voices of the characters include Emma Stone, Nicholas Cage, and yes ladies, Ryan Reynolds. Is that not reason enough to see this cute movie? This last movie has been smashing box offices within its past four weeks in movie theatres. Oz The Great and Powerful is an exciting prequel to the classic story, The Wiz- ard of Oz. Having an all-star cast of James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Zach Braff, this film has plenty excitement. The movie also answers fans’ questions about the first film such as “where did the wizard come from,” “who are Dorothy’s parents,” and “how did the Wicked Witch become so terrible?” The film, which is over two hours, is perfect for fans of The Wiz- ard of Oz and is an exciting adventure for all. Some parts are scary for younger audiences, but for college students this is a great film to view this spring.

Many LIU Post students have already seen these recent spring releases.

Alexa Regina, a freshman Social Work major, says, “Oz The Great and Powerful was an excellent movie. It was great to see such a classic film get a new spin to it.”

Hayley Gordon, a junior Economics major, says, “Admission was a very funny film. Tina Fey is a great actress and was perfect as her role as ‘Portia’.”

No matter what genre someone is into, there is a wide selection for every moviegoer to enjoy.

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