Students at for-profit colleges and universities often have inspiring stories behind them. Take Sammantha Montanez, mother of six and recent graduate from Everest’s eight-month Patient Care Technician program, for instance. Coming from a rough childhood and obstacles that would be overwhelming for most, Montanez has shown an amazing amount of resolve and tenacity to become… Read More


Today, when the announcement flashed across my Twitter feed that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and that a new Star Wars VII would be released in 2015, it completely took over my mind for the rest of the day. Of course, the biggest questions in my mind was, “Now that Anakin Skywalker’s story is wrapped up,… Read More


Everybody knows that zombies aren’t just zombies. No, even from their modern cinema conception, the undead have been harnessed as a symbol. But what metaphors do these ghouls hold for us? What can we possibly learn from a bunch of guys who have only diseased, decayed brains? The following are only four of the commonly… Read More


If you’ve seen the new Iron Man 3 trailer, your head has probably been spinning ever since, wondering how it will connect with Iron Man 1 and 2 and Avengers and continue Tony Stark’s character arc (and we don’t mean the reactor). What’s up with the Tony-less armor? What’s up with Tony getting his butt… Read More


Sometimes it’s deserved (like if you run over a gypsy’s dog). Sometimes it’s unjustified (you just happen to open the wrong tomb). But you never know when you might become the victim of an ancient curse. If you become the victim of an ancient curse, you’re probably not having a good time. Rather, you could… Read More


Can we just admit one sad fact to ourselves? The Magic Kingdom has lost its magic. After a brief spurt of resurrected brilliance in the late Eighties and early Nineties, Disney firmly and finally traded its hat full of magic for the cold math of franchises. Allowing the deliberate construction of franchises (not stories, mind… Read More


Let’s face it: if humanity is attacked by an advanced intelligence, we’re going to lose. We can barely handle a few mountain men hiding up in the hills with rocket launchers and AK-47s. What would we do if city-sized flying saucers dropped out of the sky and started frying everything? Answer: nothing. We would scurry… Read More


By now, any halfway decent fan of comic movies knows that, following the success of The Avengers, Marvel is continuing their run of films with Captain America: the Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Ant Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy. While we’ve already gotten some clues on what will be in Captain America 2-as… Read More


We know that Thor 2, releasing November 2013, has been announced as the second of the next round of Avengers films, following Iron Man 3. However, we know relatively little of what it will be about aside from rumors that have been swirling around the Internet for the last couple months. These rumors include talk… Read More