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The Wiz eases on down the road

Sharyn Gladstone
December 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film, Theater

NBC has produced lifeless and humdrum live musicals for the past two Decembers with “The Sound of Music” and “Peter Pan.” From visible strings lifting actors to poor casting choices to Christopher Walken’s infamous high note into silence, NBC likely felt pressured to deliver solid ratings this ...

Krampus is holiday horror fun, until the end

Colin Barry
December 2
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The German myth of Krampus is now well known, with the ‘anti-Santa’ figure appearing on television and in haunted houses across the country. It was only a matter of time for there to be a horror film about the monster. Michael Dougherty, who directed the cult classic horror film “Trick R’ Treat...

Spotlight refuses to leave victims in the dark

Spotlight refuses to leave victims in the dark

Sharyn Gladstone
December 2
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

In what has been a rather dismal year for film, Open Road Films’ “Spotlight” stands out as the first serious awards season contender. Its star-studded cast and riveting screenplay are sure to grab a great deal of attention and praise in the coming months. The film is based on the Pulitzer-Prize ...

Mockingjay soars on screen

Mockingjay soars on screen

Brigitte Carreiro
December 2
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

After leaving viewers an exceptional cliff-hanger in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,” the partner film and finalé to the popular “Hunger Games” series had much to live up to. With an emotionally-taxing novel to mimic and astounding scenes to recreate, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - ...

“Spectre” falls flat next to recent films

“Spectre” falls flat next to recent films

Sam Humphrey
November 18
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

As fans of the James Bond series flock to see its 24th installment, “Spectre,” they are expecting the same top-notch acting and cinematography we have come to expect from Daniel Craig’s stint as 007. Most importantly, the film needs a compelling storyline to keep the audience interested but not confused. But anyone who hasn’t yet seen the film can expect to be disappoint...

Alcohol, aging, amorous walks of shame

Alcohol, aging, amorous walks of shame

Patrick Holmes
October 7
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By Patrick Holmes Three. Two. One. That’s all it took to hope for change in the next year for Jess. The countdown for the new year was the end of her long-standing relationship with ex-boyfriend, Ben. Her life now began to hit rock bottom on the hour where everyone believed their lives could only...

Comic-con actors find niche in online series

October 7
Filed under Film

By Patricia Negrón Alan Tudyk’s new web series “Con Man,” which features sci-fi actors who have reached Comic-Con stardom, was released last Wednesday on Vimeo on Demand. The lucky fans who found out about the series release in time were able to enjoy the first three episodes of the series...

Depp’s depiction of Bulger humanizes mob boss

Depp’s depiction of Bulger humanizes mob boss

October 2
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Featured Stories, Film

By Caroline Kerressey   The romance film of the year may just be Black Mass. The film is based off the book of the same name, written by former Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, and is the true story of Bulger’s 1975 Winter Hill Gang in South Boston. James “Whitey”...

App finds discounted movie tickets, concessions

App finds discounted movie tickets, concessions

Heather Rutherford
October 2
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Cross Country, Film

Four grown men, one Toyota van, and over 135,000 miles traveled across country. That’s what it took to convince hundreds of movie theatres to sign with Dealflicks, an app that finds discounted movie tickets and concessions based on the user’s location. After taking his seat in a theatre showing,...

Could ‘Jupiter Ascending’ be the next cult classic?

Could ‘Jupiter Ascending’ be the next cult classic?

March 4
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By Abbey Wilson Despite the cautionary tales that the new science-fiction movie, “Jupiter Ascending” was two-thumbs down, I went to the theater anyway. Plopping down in my seat, I decided I’d keep an open mind despite harsh reviews from friends, and even my mother, that the movie was plain terrible. Let...

CJN department cancels annual Rammy Awards

CJN department cancels annual Rammy Awards

Haley Peabody
February 25
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Featured Stories, Film

The Department of Communication and Journalism has announced that the 2015 Rammy Awards, set to take place in April, will be canceled. Due to a shortened timeline and lack of submissions, the department, which decided to cancel the event last week, felt it would be best to take a year off. “Not...

New action-comedy recycles predictable themes

New action-comedy recycles predictable themes

Katherine Yearwood
February 18
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Action-comedy, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” came out in theaters Friday and although it proved to be both funny and exciting, the film presented unoriginal themes and a predictable plot line. When the protagonist Eggsy is a toddler, a mysterious man dressed in a fitted black suit comes to his...

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