NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.


2016’s ‘The Jungle Book’ outshines original

Some people are absolutely militant when it comes to the idea of remakes. “Why bother trying to fix what isn’t broken?” they roar, spittle flying from their mouths as they work...
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‘Batman v. Superman’ a painful film experience

★ (out of four stars) Remember when superhero movies used to be fun? Wait, wait, wait. Before you make any assumptions, let me be the first to say that I have no problem with DC...
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Movie Review: Deadpool

★★½ (out of four stars) I have to be honest: sometimes being a critic makes me feel like a curmudgeon. Sitting in the movie theater watching “Deadpool,” I must have laughed out...
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Movie Review: Zootopia

★★★★ (out of four stars) I can’t remember the last time an animated film made me uncomfortable in the way “Zootopia” did during a handful of scenes. That might be because it’s...
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Movie Review: Eddie The Eagle

★★★ (out of four stars) Sports movies are kind of a weird phenomenon, aren’t they? With a few notable exceptions, most of them follow one thoroughly predictable sort of formula...
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Holiday 2015 Movie Reviews: Hunger Games, The Night Before & More

The holiday movie season is here, and that means a flood of great (and not-so-great) film entertainment for your viewing pleasure. I’ve done my best to sort the tripe from the...
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Open forum allows for conversation

About 50 students, faculty and staff attended the “Academy Meet and Greet” on Dec. 2 in the Hartleb Technology Center. The event was held in response to questions and concerns...
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