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“Manchester by the Sea” explores the full depths of tragedy

“Manchester by the Sea” explores the full depths of tragedy

David Rosario, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

When someone says that they never want to see a movie again, this is usually indicative of the film’s quality and suggests that there aren’t enough redeeming qualities to justify investing time into it for a second viewing. “Manchester by the Sea” is an exception to this rule. Casey Affleck pla... Read more »

Review: “The Crown”

Yves Nguyen, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

“The Crown” is beautifully made, and I would hope so, since it is the most expensive series ever produced costing a record-breaking $130 million. The arrival of the new royal drama “The Crown,” created by Peter Morgan of “Frost/Nixon” and “The Queen” fame, has been long-awaited. This venture has certainly p... Read more »

Review: “Nocturnal Animals”

Michael Ambrosino, General Manager, Entertainment Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

Of all the great films 2016 had offered us moviegoers, “Nocturnal Animals” is perhaps one of the more unforgettable ones. It’s a thing of beauty; a spellbinding psychological thriller that claws its way into your head and lingers there, haunting you for days and weeks later. Believe me, yo... Read more »

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Review

Mayeli Botello, Contributing Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

After nine years, six months and 10 days we finally return to the quaint little town of Stars Hollow. Netflix took to Instagram earlier this year to confirm that Gilmore Girls, the beloved early 2000s hit show, was picked up for a four-part revival. The 90 minute mini movies mimic all four seasons, ... Read more »

Disney’s “Moana” is fresh and fun

Megan Solomon, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

Prior to the production of “Moana,” it was rare for me as a young person of Polynesian descent to be able to find any movies that featured my culture, and even rarer to find one that handles it with as much respect. “Moana” takes the tried and true Disney “princess” model and still manages t... Read more »

Movie Review: The Edge of Seventeen

Mayeli Botello, Contributing Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

The days of Molly Ringwald and friends wreaking havoc in the high school halls are long gone, and for many directors impossible to recreate. Most movies fail to grapple the cynical and rowdy teenager to a T, over-complicating the characters and making them say unrealistic, sarcastic one-liners. With that... Read more »

“Moonlight” illuminates cinema

“Moonlight” illuminates cinema

Michael Ambrosino, General Manager, Entertainment Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

Don’t you love it when movies make you feel something? That’s what makes cinema great, after all – it has the power to communicate thoughts and feelings and emotions, which ultimately generate an authentic response from the viewer. That’s the true beauty and artistry of film (and all entertainme... Read more »

“Arrival” proves that less is more

“Arrival” proves that less is more

David Rosario, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

It’s a shame that trailers so often ruin the movie that they’re trying to promote. Now more than ever, studios release far too much footage in the marketing materials prior to the release of a film, leaving very little to the imagination by the time the actual theater experience arrives.  Rare... Read more »

Top 10 Comedy Bits of the 2016 Election Season

Steven Verdile, Design Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Entertainment, Movies & Television, Presidential Election 2016

The 2016 election season has been a series of ups and downs for both political parties, but there has been one group of people that have been winning the entire time: comedians.  The overly expressive personalities of the candidates make for hilarious television, and every late night host and comedian ... Read more »

‘Black Mirror’ Season 3 Review

‘Black Mirror’ Season 3 Review

Kathleen Coleman
October 31, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Home Scroll, Movies & Television

The much anticipated third season of Charlie Brooker’s acclaimed anthology series “Black Mirror” is finally available on Netflix. The English television series examines modern society and features dark and often satirical themes surrounding the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. The latest... Read more »

SJU screens “The True Cost”

SJU screens “The True Cost”

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Home Scroll, Movies & Television

Have you ever wondered where your clothes came from? Or how your favorite clothing brands comes out with new items each week? No. Well maybe this is something that you should be thinking of. In order to have such great clothing at such low costs, a price must be made. This is “The True Cost.” St.... Read more »

Movie Review: “The Accountant”

David Rosario, Staff Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

There’s nothing about a title like “The Accountant” that suggests nonstop thrills and blood pumping action, but just as the main character is more than what he initially seems, the exact same can be said of the film itself. From director Gavin O’Connor, best known for his sports films “Mira... Read more »

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