Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

An Interview with Angela Sarafyan, Rami Malek and Andrea Gabriel

CINEMA - March 2013 Feature

By Isabel Rodriguez, 8th Grade, Mill Valley Middle School; Interview by Isabel Rodriguez and Hannah Berg, 8th Grade, Mill Valley Middle School

The much anticipated ending to the intriguing “Twilight Saga” has recently been released on DVD. In Breaking Dawn: Part 2, Bella is finally a vampire after many years of wishing. Her newborn daughter, is growing at an extremely accelerated pace that has all of the Cullens concerned. On top of that, the Volturi have given the Cullen's a death sentence. Now, to fight back, the Cullen's have called in friends from all over the world. It just so happens that I had the great fortune to meet three of these foreign friends from the Egyptian coven with my co-reporter, Hannah.

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Jim Sturgess & Juan Solanas Interview - Upside Down

An Interview with Actor Jim Sturgess and Director Juan Solanas

CINEMA - March 2013 Feature

By Lizzie Chadbourne, Junior, Marin Academy

You may think that you have seen just about everything on the big screen, but after seeing Upside Down you will be blown away. The film follows a romance between two people from two literally opposite worlds. In the story, there are two different planets, facing each other, each with its own gravitational pull. The world on the top has started taking advantage of the lower one, and the economic and social disparity between the two worlds is growing. Adam, played by Jim Sturgess (21) is from the lower world, while Eden, Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) was from the upper one. Contact between people from different worlds was strictly forbidden outside of business, and the punishments for breaking the law were grim. Still, they both climbed as high up as they could, in order to meet halfway, and fell in love. One day they were caught, and were separated for ten years until Adam comes up with an intricate plan to get Eden back.

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Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

An Interview with Author and Director Stephen Chbosky

CINEMA - October 2012 Feature Interview

By Lizzie Chadbourne, Tom Ogden and Bridget Went, Marin Academy

When a book is transformed into a film, and thousands of fans finally watch the highly anticipated movie, they expect to see how their personally imagined characters and scenes are shown on screen. This obviously leaves room for a lot of disappointment and criticism of the acting and direction of the film. Some feel the main character was mis-cast, or that the writer left out a significant part of the story. The Perks of Being A Wallflower is an exception. Those who see the film after reading Stephen Chbosky’s highly popular and critically-acclaimed novel are sure not to be disappointed.

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