Movie faves

It’s shake, rattle and scream at your nearest movie theater, these days. The zeitgeist on campus is clearly in favor of getting goosebumps and feeling heart thumps. But not superduper scary, and not motion-sickness nauseating, because “The Sixth Sense” beat “Blair Witch” hands down.

  • Elizabeth Martin, Social Work, Master’s
    “‘The Mummy.’ I really liked the special effects, and of course Brendan Fraser was a big plus.”
  • Donald Sohn, College ’02
    “I was most disappointed with ‘The Blair Witch Project.’ It just didn’t live up to all the hype. It wasn’t all that scary. I guess my favorite would be ‘South Park.’ It’s childish humor, but I liked it. It was probably the most amusing.”
  • Jason Ebert, College ’01
    “‘The Sixth Sense.’ It spooked me out. That’s a movie everyone’s got to see.”
  • Brendon Taga, College ’01
    “‘American Pie.’ It’s high school. Everyone can relate to it. There was a father and son in the theater with me and the father was laughing more than the son.”
  • Lisa McNeeley, College ’02
    “‘South Park’ for its dry sense of humor.”
  • Gaby Merkin, College ’02
    “‘Tarzan.’ I thought it was the best Disney movie they’ve made.”
  • Dahlia Farago, College ’02
    “‘The Sixth Sense.’ I thought it had the coolest ending. When you think about all the things that happened, it’s pretty cool.”
  • John Weinstock, Engineering ’00
    “‘The Sixth Sense’ because the ending was unexpected. It really kind of came out of nowhere.”
  • Glenn Osten Anderson, College ’02
    “‘Cruel Intentions.’ It was very well acted. ‘Star Wars [Episode 1: The Phantom Menace]’ was good too -- I liked it better than the previous ones.”
  • Andrew Anderson, Engineering, Master’s
    “It had better be ‘Star Wars,’ because I stayed up all night to see it. I had to work that evening, so I stayed up to see the 1 o’clock show. So I was up until 3, and then I had to be at work again the next morning.”
  • Matthew Simon, College ’02
    “‘The Sixth Sense.’ It was a fantastic movie. I liked the suspense, the premise -- and that it was filmed here in Philadelphia. I got to see some places I’ve been to.”
  • Stacey Wood, College ’03
    “I liked ‘Blair Witch,’ but I guess my favorite was ‘The Sixth Sense,’ because it had a very surprising plot. And I got to see where it was filmed. And that little boy -- he was an awesome actor. He should win an Oscar.”
  • Kissa McRae, Big Sisters of Philadelphia volunteer
    “‘The Wood.’ It made me reminisce about being in school, mostly middle school. It’s a really good movie.”

-- Grace Enriquez & Sandy Smith

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Originally published on September 30, 1999