The Suffolk Journal

Legendary filmmaker visits Suffolk

Matt West

February 9, 2011

Academy Award-winner Michael Cimino appears reserved, self-assured, and full of knowledge. He is a man versed in everything from architecture and poetry, to literature, and of course, film. He is, however, someone who does not cave in to public pressure, an individual who does not necessarily see...

Seth Rogen goes green; wears tights

January 26, 2011

Released over the winter break, The Green Hornet (2011, Columbia-Tristar) stars Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, Pineapple Express) as Britt Reid, the son of James Reid, publisher of fictional newspaper The Daily Sentinel. Britt lives the stereotypical life of a socialite, having no motivation in life as he d...

‘The Rite’ is oh-so-wrong

‘The Rite’ is oh-so-wrong

Julia Dawidowicz

January 26, 2011

The Rite (2011, Contrafilm), which hits theaters this Friday, is the latest “horror” film from Swedish director Mikael Håfström.  I went into this movie knowing only that it starred Anthony Hopkins, involved exorcism and the Vatican, and was supposedly inspired by true events. A pretty bone-chi...

Voldemort can’t smell fear

Voldemort can’t smell fear

Sarina Tracy

December 1, 2010

(Because he doesn't have a nose) Sarina Tracy Journal Staff Well folks, it is the beginning of the end.  On November 19, the epic film saga of this generation, based on the literary genius of J.K. Rowling, reached the first half of its two-part finale with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part...

Leslie Nielsen: 1926 – 2010

Leslie Nielsen: 1926 – 2010

David Frederick

December 1, 2010

David Frederick Journal Staff Leslie Nielsen was a man who brought laughter to many people.  His passing on Monday marked the end of his fifty-year-long career. Nielsen starred in many hilarious movies such as Airplane! (1980, Paramount Pictures), The Naked Gun trilogy (1988, 1991,1994, Paramount P...

‘Play in the Gray’ a Refreshing, Entertaining Documentary

‘Play in the Gray’ a Refreshing, Entertaining Documentary

Lexis Galloway

November 18, 2010

Lexis Galloway Journal Staff ‘Play in the Gray,’ (Planted Seed Productions) the first film shown in the new Modern Theatre in close to 40 years, is a documentary that follows an all female theatre group and their exploration into gender and personal identity. A performance group called "All the ...

Wife. Mother. Spy. Meh.

November 10, 2010

Haven Orecchio Journal Staff Director Doug Liman’s Fair Game (2010, River Road Entertainment) is layered with drama, tension, and dishonest politics. Read More »...

Zombies on TV, not in front of it!

David Frederick

November 10, 2010

David Frederick Journal Staff As much as I love anything zombie-related, I was worried that a basic cable adaption of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead (Image Comics) would not suffice to my standards. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the show. The Walking Dead (2010, AMC) tells the story of Ric...

Saw 3D: Let out your sighs……

Saw 3D: Let out your sighs……

David Frederick

November 8, 2010

David Frederick Journal Staff When the first Saw (2004, Twisted Pictures) captivated audiences six years ago, it broke new ground, built a fan base and became a box office monster.  By 2010, the series has become a satire of what it once was. Read More »...

Student film transports viewers to the 90s

David Frederick

October 19, 2010

David Frederick Journal Contributor What do bootleg DVDs, marijuana, Power Ranger figures, and two young men all have in common? Well, in Mission Impotable (2010, Mazless Productions),a student film directed by Christian Roberts, ’12, and written by and starring Alec Lawless, ’12, and Erik Mazu...

NBC offers fall comedy

Jenn Orr

October 13, 2010

Jenn Orr Journal Staff Ladies and gentlemen, start your televisions! Turn on, tune in, and watch out; for the Thursday night NBC fall schedule is upon us. We have reached a point in time where there is no reason to feel guilty about planting yourself on the couch for two solid hours of primetime pro...

Edgar Wright vs. the Box Office

Edgar Wright vs. the Box Office

September 22, 2010

Tom Logan Journal Staff Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010, Universal) was supposed to be the blockbuster movie of the summer. It was well received by test audiences, it had a director people loved, it was based on a popular comic series, and it was loved by critics who put it right up with Inceptio...

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