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“Bohemian Rhapsody” In Theaters Now

“Bohemian Rhapsody” In Theaters Now

Rasheeda Campbell, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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If you haven’t seen “Bohemian Rhapsody” yet, what are you waiting for? This film should be the next one on your list to see. It is a great biopic of the late Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the British rock band, Queen.   “Bohemian Rhapsody” follows Mercury (Rami Malek) as a young airline baggage ha...

The Trip of the Century

November 7, 2018


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An American man walking on the moon in 1969 was a tremendously pivotal moment in the history of the United States. This event is also the theme of the new film “FIRST MAN,” which brings Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle together again after their success on 2016’s “La La Land.” ...

Fall Down and Get Back Up With “Mid90s”

Fall Down and Get Back Up With “Mid90s”

Dayra Santana, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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After a 15 year-long acting career, Jonah Hill has stepped behind the camera with his directorial debut, “Mid90s.” If audiences are expecting the goofiness of Hill’s fan-favorite comedic roles in “Superbad” or “21 Jump Street,” they are in for a surprise, albeit a pleasant one. The film...

Is Sierra Burgess Really a Loser?

Is Sierra Burgess Really a Loser?

Cecelia Germain, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


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After browsing endlessly through Netflix categories; trying to find something to indulge my interest, I finally came across the perfect movie: “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.” This piqued my interest because it is about two girls who use their strengths to help allure their crushes. One girl, Si...

“Wonder Woman”: Screening and Discussion

Alessia Pisciotta, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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In honor of Women’s History Month, St. John’s Italian Society and the Otaku Brigade, the anime club of St. Johns, collaborated to host a discussion and movie viewing of “Wonder Woman” last week. They presented the ideas of feminism associated with Wonder Woman, and the story and character ori...

Movie Review: “Ready Player One”

Movie Review:  “Ready Player One”

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

April 4, 2018


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Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg makes a sensational return to blockbuster cinema with “Ready Player One,” a film that essentially celebrates the years of blockbuster cinema. “Ready Player One” is absolutely awesome. Spielberg, as we’ve seen through four decades, is a true visionary, ...

Curated Collection: Non-Disney Movies for Disney Fans

Curated Collection: Non-Disney Movies for Disney Fans

Rachel Johnson, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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I love Disney, and I love their movies. I’ve cried at the majority of them, especially Pixar. And if you’re like me, you could watch Disney movies over and over for the rest of your life. But, there are some amazing movies out there that aren’t from Disney, but feel like they could be, that are de...

“Black Panther” takes the box office by storm

“Black Panther” takes the box office by storm

Annastacia Griffith-Gladston, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018


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Marvel blew up the box office with this one. It is the movie that we’ve all been waiting for. The Marvel Cinematic, “Black Panther,” is a $235 million dollar debut which sold out of all pre-sale tickets, and is currently sold out for weeks in theaters across the country. “Black Panther...

“A Wrinkle in Time:” Mixed Reviews

“A Wrinkle in Time:” Mixed Reviews

Samantha DeNinno, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 14, 2018


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Tip #1 for those wishing to see “A Wrinkle in Time”: know that it is an abashed children’s film. Its themes are simple and easy to digest and it dazzles in its colors and technical tricks. It was adorable to watch the little girl next to me reach up to touch the color-changing flowers when the...

Weekly Rewind: “The Cornetto Trilogy”

Weekly Rewind: “The Cornetto Trilogy”

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

March 14, 2018


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Of the many amazing British comedies cinema has given us through the years, three of the best—all of which are directed by the brilliant Edgar Wright, who stepped into American territory last year with “Baby Driver”—are the films that make up the “Cornetto Trilogy.” These films are “Shaun of...

Michael’s Top 10 Films of 2017

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

March 4, 2018


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*Disclaimer - I have not seen the following acclaimed films: “Call Me By Your Name,” “Phantom Thread,” “Darkest Hour,” “Blade Runner 2049”   #1.  “Baby Driver” Edgar Wright’s brilliant “Baby Driver” is a breathtaking collision of music, action, romance and c...

Samantha’s Top 10 Films of 2017

Samantha DeNinno, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 3, 2018


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Disclaimer: Films I Wanted to See but Did Not in Time: “Coco,” “Killing of the Sacred Deer,” “Logan Lucky,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “I,Tonya,” “Ingrid Goes West,” “Stronger,” “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” “Detroit,” “120 BPM (Beats Per Minute),” “Una M...

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