The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

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 »

The “BET Hip Hop Awards” turns up the heat

Anthony Savino, Contributing Writer
October 21, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television, Music

The industry’s greatest stars gathered in Atlanta, Ga. on Tuesday night for the 2015 “BET Hip Hop Awards.”  In the short time of two hours, the show was packed with a number of special performances, a few acceptance speeches and, of course, the highly anticipated Cyphers.   Leading ... Read more »

“Crimson Peak:” Style over substance

Michael Ambrosino, Staff Writer
October 21, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

Visionary filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro, whose resumé includes “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy” and the recent “Pacific Rim,” reintroduces the gothic romance genre in his new film, “Crimson Peak.” “Crimson Peak” is a film of tremendous beauty and imagination that unfortunately falls flat i... Read more »

Amy Schumer conquers SNL

Melanie Sheehan, Contributing Writer
October 21, 2015
Filed under Celebrity, Entertainment, Movies & Television

Many fans were feeling underwhelmed following the season 41 premiere of “Saturday Night Live.” With Miley Cyrus as the host and musical guest, her obscene costumes and traditionally weird antics seemed to have fallen short for the ex-Disney star. Alas, this Columbus Day weekend, there was a beacon... Read more »

“American Horror Story” is back

Kori Williams, Staff Writer
October 8, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

The Mother Monster is still in charge at Hotel Cortez. So, it’s only fitting that she play the owner of the establishment, an elegant, mysterious woman entitled the countess. The California-based hotel is the new set for the fifth season of “American Horror Story.” Hotel Cortez is an old, his... Read more »

You’re never too old to be “The Intern”

Abhishek Joshi, Staff Writer
October 7, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

This month’s freshest release, “The Intern,” has many reasons that will make you smile. The movie showcases the life of a 70-year-old, widowed and retired man, Ben Whittaker (De Niro), who wishes to simply keep going in life and not “hang his boots up” just to avoid being alone and having no... Read more »

“Sicario:” the coldest war there is

Michael Ambrosino, Staff Writer
October 7, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television

The drug world is an ugly place. The war against drugs can be even uglier, as director Denis Villeneuve’s latest film, “Sicario,” vividly and profoundly shows. The film packs heat, both visceral and psychological, and among all of the on-screen violence and acts of immorality, it delivers its ... Read more »

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