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Sci-fi film Gravity draws in audiences

Sci-fi film Gravity draws in audiences

Ally Johnson
October 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

In Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller Gravity, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney.) On what should have been a routine spacewalk, disaster strikes with space debris destroying their shuttle, leaving the...

UMass Boston 2013 Film Series kicks off with “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer”

UMass Boston 2013 Film Series kicks off with “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer”

October 2
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By: Lucie Coppola UMass Boston’s 2013 Film Series, a season of free independent films held in the campus center ballroom, kicked off with the empowering documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. This film tells the tale of three members of the punk feminist group “Pussy Riot” who took part in a ...

Film Willow Creek showcases at BU as a wild success

Film Willow Creek showcases at BU as a wild success

David Frederick
October 2
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Every semester, Boston University hosts cinematic events held by none other than Suffolk's very own Gerald Peary. At these free events, filmmakers, actor, director and many more involved in the craft will visit BU to screen one of their recent efforts, along with a post-film discussion in which the students...

Audiences’ anticipate Joesph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon

Audiences’ anticipate Joesph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon

Ally Johnson
September 27
Filed under Film

Set to release Friday, Don Jon stars character Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt,) a handsome guy in his late twenties who has no problem seducing women. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is beautiful in a nearly unattainable fashion. Martello developed an unhealthy reliance on pornography and...

Now You See Me film thrills audiences

Now You See Me film thrills audiences

September 18
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By: Kaity  Conery If you have found yourself in dire need of a mind-boggling movie full of unexpected twists and turns, then you have also found yourself in luck. Now You See Me is the perfect movie for you to watch.  It has everything you need in a great film.  It is filled with suspense, acti...

Q&A with Sharknado director Anthony C. Ferrante and star Tara Reid

Q&A with Sharknado director Anthony C. Ferrante and star Tara Reid

Alex Hall
July 31
Filed under Featured Stories, Film

Sharknado has gone from television-movie phenomenon to the big screen, with a midnight premier in select theatres across the country on Aug. 2. Locally, the Syfy mega-hit will be shown at Regal Fenway 13 cinema in Boston and the Revere Showcase Cinema. On the eve of the eve of the theatre-debut, the film’...

Star Trek: Into Darkness fails to follow in stellar footsteps

Star Trek: Into Darkness fails to follow in stellar footsteps

Joey Johnson
June 6
Filed under Film

It’s hard to find a way to bring new life and originality to a series that is as coveted and densely filled with history as the Star Trek franchise is. Yet that is exactly what the team at Bad Robot did when they released the 2009 reboot to the continuity that delighted both longtime trekkies and new fans alike, myself included. That’s why I found myself itch...

Star Trek reaches new heights with sequel film

Star Trek reaches new heights with sequel film

Ally Johnson
June 6
Filed under Film

While unwilling to commit 100 percent to the original lore, Star Trek Into Darkness may not have fulfilled every Trek desire but was still a fantastically exciting ride. We’re re-introduced to our bridge crew with Jim Kirk (Chris Pine) and Bones (Karl Urban) trying to distract a tribal planet society...

Great Gatsby sets the bar for summer films

Great Gatsby sets the bar for summer films

Dan Olson
June 6
Filed under Film

Based on the 1925 novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann, is certainly an ambitious film worthy of critical praise.  However, the adaptation of modern cinematography and stunning visuals seems to have distracted from Fitzgerald’s original intentions...

Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” gives audiences a different view of the college vacation culture

Gianna Carchia
March 28
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The most important thing to note before, during, or after you see Spring Breakers is that it does anything but encourage the behavior it portrays. Though easily the most absurd movie of the last year, possibly of the last decade, Spring Breakers somehow manages to send an important message to moviegoers...

Soderbergh’s Side Effects proves to be not your average thriller

Soderbergh’s Side Effects proves to be not your average thriller

February 7
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Ally Johnson  Journal Staff Opening this Friday, Side Effects is a film with hyper-stylized directorial decisions, phenomenal performances and a script that refuses to succumb to the typical and manages to surprise an audience even when there doesn’t appear to be any surprises left. Emily (...

Zero Dark Thirty: Hits Theatres, the film to Define a Decade

Joey Johnson
January 23
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Joey Johnson  Journal Contributor Capturing the emotions and essence of an entire American decade is no easy task, especially when it comes to something as fueled as the manhunt for notorious Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.  Yet Kathryn Bigelow, director of 2009’s Oscar award-winning war film The Hur...

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