Niles West News

Air Guitar High is a Smash Hit

By Mara Shapiro

March 7, 2011

Loud rock music, glowsticks, and kids dressed like the actors from Dazed and Confused? That’s what Niles West Theatre’s Air Guitar High looked like. The play was about two high school kids, Lindy, played by junior Quinn Lawson-H...

The Awards Go To…

By Isabelle Davis

March 2, 2011

When I turned on the TV for this years Academy Awards, I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the outcome. The hosts, Anne Hathaway and James Franco, were less that impressive. Watching The King's Speech win big award after big aw...

Gnomeo and Juliet Falls Flat on Its Porcelain Face

By Jack Thornton

February 25, 2011

Never in my 16 years have I spotted a lawn gnome in a neighbor’s yard, yet here we have a movie loosely based off of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, centered entirely around these obscure garden ornaments. As I exited the theater, I overheard a pair of nine-year-olds mention that t...

The Official NWN Oscar Predictions! Comment to win a Regal Gift Card!

By Jack Thornton

February 23, 2011

Awards season is in full swing, and with the highly anticipated 83rd Academy Awards less than a week away, Niles West News presents to you our picks for the 2011 Oscars, but who will win and who should win are two different m...

The Social Network: The Movie of the Year

By Rozy Kanjee

February 23, 2011

The Social Network is truly THE movie of the year. If you haven't seen it yet, you have until Sunday to right this wrong. I mean, just look at everything it's been nominated for: Best Picture, Actor in Leading Role, Cinemat...

The Roommate Review

By Colene Gibson

February 18, 2011

Most kids dream about the day they’ll finally head off to college.  They fantasize about the freedom to do whatever they want whenever they want.  They think about a life of independence, finally free from their parents’ control.  They imagine their n...

Parkway Drive to Play at The House of Blues

By Justin Kang

February 16, 2011

Couldn’t get enough of Warped Tour this summer?  If so, don’t even hesitate to see Parkway Drive, a metal band on last year’s Warped Tour ticket, at the House of Blues on Feb. 21!   Parkway Drive, an Australian band, has returned to the states once...

True Grit Succeeds in Time for the Oscars

By Galina Velgach

February 8, 2011

Think about it: there has not been a decent Western since The Outlaw Josey Wales in 1976. And now the infamous Coen Brothers give us a movie that encompasses all the bloody glory of the Old West: True Grit. This soon-to-be classic has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Lea...

“The Dilemma” Really is a Dilemma

By Colene Gibson

February 4, 2011

Given that The Dilemma was categorized as a comedy and starred the two humorous actors, Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) and Vince Vaughn (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story), along with heartthrob, Channing Tatum (Dear John) casted as a supporting role, I expected The Dile...

The Green Hornet Stings

By Galina Velgach

February 2, 2011

Has anyone in this school even heard of the Green Hornet? Probably not many people. And yet they chose to make it into a movie. The Green Hornet is a masked vigilante creation from DC Comics. (Now many of you probably have absolutely no idea what DC is...

Get Tied Up in Tangled

By Connie Lay-Ngo

January 31, 2011

Who says you’re “too old” for cartoons? Disney’s newest film Tangled will surely touch your heart with its version of the classic tale of Rapunzel. This reviewer was drawn to the movie because it was based on the unpopular princess. Don...

The Director’s Studio Screams Success

By Mara Shapiro

January 26, 2011

You know a play is successful when you are constantly hearing gasps and laughter from an audience.  This not only happened for one of the intriguing plays that I had the pleasure of seeing, but instead happened for all seven of the student-directed plays in Niles West Theatre’s The Direc...