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Captain America sequel delights Marvel fans opening weekend

Captain America sequel delights Marvel fans opening weekend

Ally Johnson
April 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Well here we have it, Marvel has officially set a new set of standards for themselves as Captain America: The Winter Soldier takes the status of best Marvel film to date. The bar was already high. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a man lost in time, working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and finding that his ideologies...

Under The Skin goes through the marrow at Coolidge Corner

Under The Skin goes through the marrow at Coolidge Corner

David Frederick
April 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The pied piper is a tale as old as time, and Scarlett Johansson embodies that role to a new extreme in Johnathan Glazer's Under The Skin. Based of the Michel Farber novel, Johansson portrays a would- be succubus of sorts, devoid of any signifiers to give her a personified identity; truly alien to our...

The Grand Budapest Hotel proves to be a classic

The Grand Budapest Hotel proves to be a classic

Ally Johnson
March 26
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Ever since the release of The Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009, Wes Anderson’s films have spun themselves away from simply avant-garde to rich and colorful storytelling-resembling pop-up picture books from your childhood. The shortcoming with Anderson’s last film Moonrise Kingdom was how the style overtook...

86th Annual Oscars honor a wonderful year of film

86th Annual Oscars honor a wonderful year of film

Serina Gousby
March 5
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The year of 2013 was by far one of the most incredible and successful years for motion pictures, as well as for the actors and actresses that amazed audiences around the world with their performances. There is no award show out there to thank and appreciate them more other than the Oscars. The show...

Frozen is melting away the Disney competition

Frozen is melting away the Disney competition

Soleil Barros
March 5
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The newly entitled Oscar-winning animated film Frozen stunned the box office as it is about to become one of Disney’s rare productions to have sold $1 billion in ticket sales. It is anticipated that the animated fairy tale musical produced by Disney is expected to pass $1 billion in worldwide ticket s...

DC Comics lays egg with Justice League: War

DC Comics lays egg with Justice League: War

Alex Hall
February 12
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

DC Comics released its latest animated film last week, Justice League: War. The film is loosely based on the "Justice League: Origin" comic book story arc by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee from a few years back. The adaptation of that storyline into this film was disappointing and put a dent on DC’s shining...

The lost art of real acting in critically acclaimed films

The lost art of real acting in critically acclaimed films

February 5
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By Benjamin Linares Acting never used to be about money. Good actors were good actors, end of story. Today, Hollywood is self-absorbed and actors act for one reason: money. Last week, Jonah Hill stated that he was paid a meager $60,000 to perform in Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street. Now, there is n...

Grammys! Grammys! Grammys! Read all about it! the 56th Annual award show gleaming with stellar surprises

Grammys! Grammys! Grammys! Read all about it! the 56th Annual award show gleaming with stellar surprises

Soleil Barros
January 29
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

As the 2014 Grammys served to deliver a brew of controversy, the annual worldly popular music award ceremony also did quite a swift job at hosting a few revolutionary moments. Many highlights of the show were featured in headlines across the news spectrum with stories sprinkling into newsrooms, reporting...

Wolf of Wall Street bringing in box office money weeks following big release

Wolf of Wall Street bringing in box office money weeks following big release

Soleil Barros
January 29
Filed under Arts & Culture, Featured Stories, Film

When one decides what movie to choose at the theatre, varying by personal taste it may be the day for a thriller or an action film to satisfy a mere full theatrical experience. Upon arriving to a small local theatre on Cape Cod for a late night spontaneous flick, I was surprised to run into a professor...

New Spike Jonze release introduces moviegoers to a new age type romance

New Spike Jonze release introduces moviegoers to a new age type romance

Ally Johnson
January 23
Filed under Arts & Culture, Featured Stories, Film

There is something inexplicable about the joyous, introspective nature of Spike Jonze’s most recent film Her. It is not a movie that is simple to summarize, I have sat and pondered my response which, from the minute I exited the theater to the moment I sat down to type this out review, has remained...

Harvard Film Archive presents novel-based Stalker

Harvard Film Archive presents novel-based Stalker

David Frederick
January 23
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The most recent offering from the Harvard Film Archive is the complete works of Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky. Most known for his existential sci-fi art house fair Solaris. Many have said that it is about, “the problem of overcoming, of convictions, of moral transformation on the path of struggle...

71st Annual Golden Globes delivers surprises, laughs for viewers

71st Annual Golden Globes delivers surprises, laughs for viewers

Haley Peabody
January 23
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

As 2014 begins, the new year marks the beginning of another awards season to commemorate the best films, TV shows, and music of the past year. The season began with the 71st annual Golden Globe awards. With a vast array of celebrities and stars from both television and film, the competition was sure...

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