Niles West News

Anmol: Not So Unique

By Hafsa Wahid

January 25, 2012

Many people enjoy eating and trying out food from different cultures, so if you're that kind of person, I would recommend you to visit the Pakistani-Indian restaurants located along Devon. Among these resturants is Anmol.  Although it isn't the best, ...

The Golden Globes Get Boring

By Galina Velgach

January 23, 2012

If you love movies or catch up on the best of today’s television series, then you may know that last Sunday night was the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, or as Ricky Gervais called it, “the Kim Kardashian to the Oscars’ Kate Middleton.” Sadly, I must agree with him; this year’s awar...

“Heist Society” Steals Your Attention

By Mara Shapiro

January 13, 2012

A good author, like Ally Carter (creator of the "Gallagher Girls" series), puts you into the world of the characters in her book and makes you never want to leave, or wish that there are at least two more sequels after the firs...

We Bought a Zoo Proves to be the Perfect Family Video

By Colene Gibson

January 11, 2012

Benjamin Mee's (Matt Damon) life is a disaster.  His wife recently passed away, which left him not only trying to cope with his own grief but also left him dealing with raising his two young children, Dylan (Colin Ford) and Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jon...

“The Julian Game” Entangles You in its Web

By Mara Shapiro

January 9, 2012

Very few books can combine the way teens utilize the internet with a non-cheesy storyline; however, Adele Griffin accomplishes this in "The Julian Game," a story about how teenagers can get wrapped up in the lies of the internet. Raye Archer is the typical, studious teenage girl. She attends an all- ...

Comment to Win a $15 Giftcard to Culver’s!

By Ali Toth

January 9, 2012

It's a different kind of burger joint. With more variety on its menu than McDonald's and Burger King, Culver's has left its distinct mark in the fast food world. Previously, it used to be an elusive burger joint, too. Having orig...

The Survival Kit Tugs At Your Heart

By Maridsa Choute

December 21, 2011

It's very rare when I pick up a book that can make me cry, but the "Survival Kit" by Donna Freitas has done just that, telling an emotional story about 16-year-old, Rose Madison dealing with the death of her mother. Everything in Rose's life was gr...

“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” Will Not Disappoint!

By Michelle Sproat

December 19, 2011

The great Sherlock Holmes is at it again in this great action-packed adventure. Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) left us off in the last film with another case and a new rival, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris). With Dr. John Watson...

“The Muppets” is One of the Best Family Movies of the Year

By Ali Toth

December 16, 2011

My first formal introduction with the Muppets was last year at Christmas, when my mom got the first two seasons of "The Muppet Show" on DVD as a gift. I had watched "Sesame Street", of course, and knew that the Muppets existed, b...

“The Phantom Tollbooth” is a Hit

By Mara Shapiro

December 15, 2011

  Not many people have heard of "The Phantom Tollbooth." As Theatre Director Andrew Sinclair said, "It's one of those hidden gems." Based on the book by Susan Nanus, the play really is a gem for people of all ages. No matter if you're 5 or 55, you will laugh and sympathize wit...

10 Best Comedies

By Galina Velgach

December 14, 2011

10. Roman Holiday - 1953 A romantic comedy, Audrey Hepburn stars in an Oscar winning role as a princess (of a made up country) who sneaks out from her room while in Rome. The newspaper hears that the poor princess is ill in bed, while really she is running around somewhere in the city. A r...

Arthur Saves Christmas from Holiday Movie Disappointment

By Connie Lay-Ngo

December 14, 2011

Do the holidays have you down in the dumps? Arthur can fix that. "Arthur Christmas" is a movie that takes Christmas to a whole new level. Arthur (voiced by James McAvoy), the youngest son of the current Santa Claus (Jim Broadb...