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Which superhero are you?

Barakah Quader and Kayla Camacho, Staff Writers This is the the first ever quiz on The Red Hot Read. Get out a pencil and paper and record your answers along the way! 1. How often do you exercise? a) I don’t have time to formally exercise b) Every day c) My work requires exercising d) […]

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A night to remember: the best moments from the 2014 Oscars

By Taylor Lynn-Jones, Staff Writer If you have not yet watched the 2014 Academy Awards, SPOILER ALERT! So, as someone who, ahem, did not neglect her homework to watch the Oscars on Sunday night, I’d like to applaud the achievements of the winners and nominees, focusing on a few choice moments from the six-and-a-half hour […]

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“Gravity”: a movie review

By Ananya M-D, Staff Writer The opening scene of Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller, “Gravity”, is a long camera shot of earth from space. We see the earth slowly rotating and then voices begin to speak through a radio, quiet at first and then growing louder. The main characters are then introduced: Dr. Ryan Stone, played […]

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Did you hear the people sing yet?

By Tori Lyons, Staff Writer The worldwide phenomenon, Les Misérables, is finally here! Based on the novel by French writer Victor Hugo and the Tony award-winning musical of the same name, the film of Les Mis directed by Tom Hooper was eagerly anticipated. The story follows an “ex-convict” named Jean Valjean, who is constantly pursued […]

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“Skyfall” is best Bond movie yet

By Ananya Mahalingam-Dhingra, RHR Staff The opening scene of “Skyfall,” the latest James Bond movie, starts out in darkness. As the light slowly increases, the profile of James Bond’s head appears, and he hurries down the hallway with his customary gun in his hand. It’s a typical James Bond picture, and it sets the scene […]

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“The Avengers” now playing

By Suma Anand, RHR Staff “Stark, we need a plan of attack!” Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, yells to his companion, his expression and body tense. “I have a plan,” replies Stark (Iron Man). “Attack!” So begins one of the many intense action sequences in The Avengers, a Marvel comic-based superhero movie that came out […]

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Who do you think will win tomorrow night at the Oscars?

By Michelle Peters, RHR Staff Everyone is gearing up for the film industry’s biggest night of the year: The Academy Awards. Who do you think will win? Place your votes, and be sure to tune in at 7 tomorrow night to see whether Winsor correctly predicted the winners!

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Nothing to watch? Go back to a classic!

By Maia Raynor, RHR Staff The Breakfast Club begins like most movies in its era: a pop song playing in the background while clips of the protagonist flash across the screen. But this is where the similarities end. While many movies of the 1980’s were campy and sometimes even a little cheesy, the Breakfast Club […]

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Behind the scenes with Oscar-nominated writer and director Alexander Payne

By Michelle Peters, RHR Staff With the Oscars coming up next weekend and awards season in full swing, TRHR caught up with Oscar-nominated writer and director Alexander Payne for insight on filmmaking and his new movie, The Descendants. After winning Best Actor in a Drama for George Clooney’s fantastic performance and Best Picture (Drama) at the Golden Globes […]

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The top 5 movies that were books first

By Maia Raynor, RHR Staff Many people ponder the question “Which came first — the chicken or the egg?” However, I think the more important question is “Which one is better?” This issue is a concern of every person who has ever watched a movie that was turned into a book or read a book […]

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