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What’s Poppin’: Movies That’ll Shake You Up

What’s Poppin’: Movies That’ll Shake You Up

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

There’s a whole lot of craziness happening at the movies. From bank robbers and child-eating clowns to creepy social media stalkers, the cinema is popping and exploding with quality entertainment of many different kinds. The standout films currently playing are the ones intended to shake you up...

Country singer Kara Zack warms up Java Johnnies

Yves Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Once again, the Resident Student Association (RSA) hosted a fun community event at Java Johnnies in the D’Angelo Center (DAC), on Friday, Sept. 8. Friday’s event offered complimentary food and drinks, Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, hot chocolate, Baskin Robbins ice cream sandwiches decorated with...

TV Premieres: “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.”

Andreina Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

After 20 years since Biggie’s death, A&E takes to tribute the life of B.I.G. in Mark Ford’s directed documentary, “Biggie: The Notorious Life of B.I.G.” The 2-hour documentary takes us on a journey into the life of Christopher Wallace as a young Catholic schoolboy, born and raised in Brooklyn,...

TV Premieres: “American Horror Story: Cult”

Nina Stefanelli, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Even though the season premiere of “American Horror Story: Cult” was filled with gruesome clowns, over-the-top creepiness and political satire, the thing that struck me the most was the mental health issues that flooded the episode. They targeted anxiety, depression, and agoraphobia all mental health...

New Flix on Netflix: “Little Evil”

Lauren Finegan, Photo Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

As Netflix continues to release new shows and movies, there are some that are not the success that they hoped. Little Evil is a horror-comedy flick that is supposed to put you in the mood for Halloween. The main plot of “Little Evil” is a newly-wedded man attempting to bond with his rather unusual...

New Flix on Netflix: “Death Note”

Yuchen Jin, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Netflix’s “Death Note,” based on a popular Japanese manga and anime series, landed itself in hot water long before its release. It was widely criticized for whitewashing its cast, and given Hollywood’s abysmal track record with anime adaptations, such as Dragon Ball and Ghost in the Shell, it’s...

Things to do in Queens through August

Things to do in Queens through August

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

August 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features

We’ve reached August. That flew, didn’t it? Between food markets, tours, events and relaxing walks through natural parks, here are some fun things to do in Queens while summer is still running strong: ALLEY POND PARK The second-largest natural park in Queens, Alley Park Park allows you to co...

Chairlift’s farewell tour hits Brooklyn

Chairlift’s farewell tour hits Brooklyn

Jon Manarang, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

With their final show at new venue Brooklyn Steel on April 22, indie pop duo Chairlift announced an intimate homecoming show at Baby’s All Right. While their Brooklyn Steel show features Kristin Kontrol (fka Dee Dee of the band Dum Dum Girls), the Baby’s show saw a bevy of the bands’ different...

LASO Screens “Making of a Gangsta” with Meet the Filmmaker: Adam Ybarra

LASO Screens “Making of a Gangsta” with Meet the Filmmaker: Adam Ybarra

Yves Nguyen, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

“Making of a Gangsta,” a crowdfunded documentary featuring experts on gangs and former gang members in the Bay Area explaining why they joined gangs, was presented in the D’Angelo Center by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) following the BBQ on Thursday, April 20. After the screening, ...

Bad Astronauts “Make Funny” at End of Year Show

Bad Astronauts “Make Funny” at End of Year Show

Yves Nguyen, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Serena Williams, Spongebob Squarepants and a deflated soccer ball go to a party… Sounds like a bad joke, right? Well, St. John’s Improv Club, the Bad Astronauts, filled the Sodano Coffee House in the D’Angelo Center with laughter with this very premise on Wednesday, April 19. The Bad Astronauts ho...

What’s Poppin’: “Going in Style”

What’s Poppin’: “Going in Style”

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

“Going In Style” stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin.   And there you have it.   That’s all this film has going for it. A main cast including those three acting legends is the only reason audience members would schlep out to see “Going In Style” and, ul...

“The Fate of the Furious” defies the laws of physics and expectations

“The Fate of the Furious” defies the laws of physics and expectations

David Rosario, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

“The Fate of the Furious” offers fans more of what they have come to expect, with a plot that’s more absurd than ever, and a self-awareness that says “We know how ridiculous this movie is, and you know how ridiculous this movie is, so let’s have some fun with it.”   Family man...

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