The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

“Snowden” falls short of its own lofty ambitions

David Rosario, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

Making films about the lives of complicated men isn’t exactly uncharted territory for director Oliver Stone. After chronicling former presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and George W.  Bush throughout the course of his career, Stone returns to direct a film that attempts to shed some light on ... Read more »

“Don’t Breathe” will leave you breathless

Raven Haynes, Contributing Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

“Don’t Breathe” is a thriller /horror film that has three thieves in Detroit plotting their biggest heist of an old blind man’s fortune. Rocky (Jane Levy) the female thief is the most desperate for this score, she has dreams of escaping the reality of her life and going far away to California... Read more »

SJU Screens “The Tough Guise”

Kailey Licata, Contributing Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

The Tough Guise: Violence, Media and Crisis in Masculinity, an hour and a half long documentary, discusses how society portrays “tough men.” Jackson Katz depicts the ways in which men are represented in the media and how it affects young men’s actions. Released in 1999, the documentary mainly... Read more »

“Sully” does justice to a NYC miracle

David Rosario, Staff Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

As the nation remembers those who lost their lives during the attacks on the World Trade Center 15 years ago, it is the perfect time to revisit one of the more optimistic New York stories in recent memory. During times such as these, people need to be reminded of all the good that still exists in this... Read more »

Remembering Gene Wilder

Paige Pope, Contributing Writer
September 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

On Aug. 29 we all had to say goodbye to a man that had a big impact on every kid's childhood. Gene Wilder known for his iconic role as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory tragically passed away due to complications with Alzheimer’s disease. Although the younger generations may onl... Read more »

“Hell or High Water” is breath of fresh air

David Rosario, Staff Writer
September 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

Who would have thought that at a time when originality in Hollywood seems to be at an all-time low, a film about a sheriff trying to hunt down two brothers on the wrong side of the law would be the breath of fresh air that the industry desperately needed? It’s not a remake or connected to an older... Read more »

Key & Peele, and a cat, strike back!

David Rosario, Staff Writer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

After a successful five year run on the Comedy Central sketch series “Key & Peele,” Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are now taking their talents to the big screen with their new film “Keanu.” While the makers of the film hope that those already familiar with this duo’s zany and irreverent... Read more »

Tribeca Film Festival takes over

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

The Tribeca Film Festival is one of the greatest events that New York Ciy has to look forward to in the springtime once April rolls around. Founded by Robert De Niro in 2002, Tribeca Film Festival is one of the most well-respected film festivals not only in America, but in the world. The film festival... Read more »

“Triple 9” wastes an all-star cast on a mediocre story

David Rosario, Staff Writer
March 2, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

When a film is jam-packed with cast members that audience members already recognize from other projects, sometimes it works and, other times, it can be a distraction if the celebrity personality is more interesting than the character being portrayed. “Triple 9” unfortunately falls into the latter. Featurin... Read more »

Angels spread wings once more

Precious Watts, Contributing Writer
November 18, 2015
Filed under Celebrity, Celebrity News, Entertainment, LifeStyle, Movies & Television

The 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is causing a flurry of excitement and it hasn’t even aired to the public yet. Every year, this extravaganza somehow manages to go above and beyond. So, if you aren’t hip, I’m here to fill you in on all of of the important details. This year, the show ... Read more »

“The 33:” An inspirational true story

Jenny Chen, Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 4, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

Every year, an estimated 12,000 miners around the world die deep below the Earth’s crust in the very tunnels they work. “The 33” is the story about 33 Chilean miners who were buried alive in a mine for over two months before rescue. From Director Patricia Riggen and Producer Michael Medavoy co... Read more »

New film leaves a “Burnt” taste

David Rosario, Contributing Writer
November 4, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

Redemption is one of the most attempted themes addressed in all fiction. Directors and screenwriters constantly incorporate this theme into their works because they understand that redemptive character arcs could propel a story to greatness if executed well. The key words there are “if executed well... Read more »

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