The Suffolk Journal

Bad Bunny: Scene from ‘Peter Rabbit’ sparks boycott from angry parents

By Twitter user @parentsmagazine

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

February 21, 2018

Sony Pictures “Peter Rabbit” sparked a major outrage among parents of children with life-threatening allergies on its opening weekend. During one particular scene of the film, Peter Rabbit, voiced by James Corden, and four of his friends come up with an idea to exact revenge on their nemesis, Mr. T...

Is Hollywood running out of ideas?

By Twitter user @screenrant

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

February 14, 2018

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a hot muscular guy is held hostage by a group of terrorists at the top of an extremely tall building. The terrorists are also threatening his family and the other people in the building. No, it’s not “Die Hard;” it’s the upcoming (and quite unoriginal) Dwayne J...

Versace on the ground: tragedy in a fashion empire

By Twitter user @ACSFX

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

February 7, 2018

Ryan Murphy’s latest installment in his award-winning “American Crime Story” franchise has everyone talking. According to Show Buzz Daily, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” had 2.22 million viewers glued to their screen on the night of its premiere; by the following morning, Versace’s n...

Director Rob Reiner brings LBJ to life in new film

By Sam Emerson

Juliana Tuozzola

October 25, 2017

It has been half a century since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, which ended segregation in public places and made employment discrimination illegal. The act was proposed by President John F. Kennedy, and shortly after his tragic death, President Lyndon B. Johnson pursued Kennedy’s proposal. Mor...

Miniseries rekindles decades old fight with “Feud”

By Twitter user @FeudFX

Felicity Otterbein

March 1, 2017

Bette Davis reportedly once said about her Hollywood arch-nemesis “The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’” They were beautiful, stunning and brilliant both on and off the screen. Their lives seemed to be a never endi...

Navigating exclusion

Navigating exclusion

Felicity Otterbein

February 10, 2017

In an emotional rollercoaster of heartache, loss and forging of new relationships, filmmaker Felicia Lowe conveys the trials and tribulations of her journey to discovering her mother’s past and the extent of the toll of the Chinese Exclusion Act had on her family. The screening of this film was hoste...

Hard truths: Hard to resist

Courtesy of Facebook user Do Not Resist

James MacDonald

November 10, 2016

Craig Atkinson, with credits in award-winning documentaries such as "Detropia,"made his disquieting directorial debut with “Do Not Resist,” a documentary film that made its Boston debut at the Museum of Fine Arts this month. The film examined the militarization of police forces in the United Sta...

‘Rocky Horror’ disappoints, scratches necessary original content

By Facebook page The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Felicity Otterbein

October 23, 2016

After much anticipation and hype, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again" aired on Fox Wednesday night, paying tribute to the original 1975 musical comedy-horror film. The latest rendition of the story follows a newly engaged couple, Brad Majors, played by Ryan McCartan, ...

Review: Sorrow is Born in the Hasty Heart

Maliha Khan

September 29, 2016

The 1950’s is brought back to life at the Museum of Fine Arts through their latest film series “Reagan in Hollywood: The Origins of a Conservative Icon. The series derives the legendary of Mr. Reagan prior to his term in office. One of his movies in particular, Hasty Heart which has won the Golden Globe for ...

Commentary: Confirmation is more than a history lesson

By Flickr user sade adelekan

Sharyn Gladstone

April 20, 2016

HBO delivered a striking depiction toward women with its powerful film, “Confirmation,” about University of Oklahoma law professor, Anita Hill and her former employer at the Department of Education and Equal Opportunity Commission, Clarence Thomas. Hill was swept up into a national firestorm abo...

Batman v. Superman is flawed, but entertaining

Colin Barry

April 13, 2016

Batman and Superman are two superheroes who are ingrained into American pop culture. The two have fought multiple times in their respective comics, but never on the silver screen. While “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is overstuffed, beyond complicated and filled with silly and stupid moment...

Disney creates a living, breathing city in Zootopia

Colin Barry

April 6, 2016

In a sprawling urban landscape, people come from all different backgrounds and personalities. Sometimes, everyone has the ability to work together, but more often than not, citizens just don’t get along. Disney portrays this situation of a metropolis, among other aspects of city life in Zootopia, its 5...

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