Staff Picks: movies


The topic for this week’s “Staff Picks” is our staff’s current favorite movie(s). If you have any topic suggestions that you would like to hear from us about, please email us at

Taylor Mahlinger, Editor-in-Chief: The Holiday (PG-13)

“My current favorite movie is a tough one! But since it’s the holiday season, I always circle back to one of my favorite Nancy Meyers films: The Holiday. It’s a witty rom-com that’s full of A-list actors, like Jude Law in his younger years.”

Abby Stone, (Managing Editor): The Duchess (PG-13) (available on Netflix)

“If you are a fan of Keira Knightley, historical period movies, or both, then this is a must-watch! Based on the true story of the Duchess of Devonshire in the 18th century, this movie follows a beautifully untold story throughout history. A romance and drama-filled film with political twists and turns, it will not disappoint.”

Allison Spivey, News Editor: The Wedding Singer (PG-13), Jurassic Park (PG-13), and Muppets Treasure Island (G)

“While maybe not the most well known or critically acclaimed movie, The Wedding Singer is my all-time favorite. It is hilarious and heartwarming, I could watch it over and over again, and I have.”

“An obvious classic and thriller. Who doesn’t love Jurassic Park?”

“The Muppets never disappoint. This has been one of my favorite movies since I was little. The dry humor and breaking of the fourth wall lead to clever and relatable jokes from start to finish. This movie seamlessly blends the Muppet and human characters into one crew all set on finding and keeping the treasure for themselves.”

Diaka Savane, Staff Contributor: Dolemite Is My Name (R) (available on Netflix)

Dolemite Is My Name is a movie I watched this past week because I needed a little comedic relief, and it delivered. I am not one to watch movies by myself as I prefer documentaries, but I highly recommend this movie for anyone looking for a good laugh and quality acting. The cast is packed with a host of talented actors, the main one being Eddie Murphy.”

Taylore Latham, Staff Contributor: Superbad (R) (available on Netflix)

“Superbad because it’s a really stressful time in the semester, and it’s a good movie to laugh at and forget about homework.”

Gabrielle Crooks, Staff Photographer: Seven (R)

“This psychological crime thriller has everything going for it. An amazing cast, script, and directing. If you love a gritty movie about a methodical killer, this is the one for you!”

Nyah Mattison, Staff Contributor: The Polar Express (G)

“My favorite movie for the holiday season is The Polar Express. It’s just a great film to really get you in the spirit of the holidays and think about what the season is all about.”