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Krampus is holiday horror fun, until the end

December 2, 2015

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...

Spotlight refuses to leave victims in the dark

By Facebook user Hollycool
December 2, 2015

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...

Mockingjay soars on screen

By Facebook user The Hunger Games
December 2, 2015

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...

“Spectre” falls flat next to recent films

By Wikimedia Commons
November 18, 2015

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...

Alcohol, aging, amorous walks of shame

Courtesy of Kate Michael’s Twitter
October 7, 2015

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,...

Comic-con actors find niche in online series

October 7, 2015

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...

Depp’s depiction of Bulger humanizes mob boss

Based on the true story of James “Whitey” Bulger, the film stars Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, and Julianne Nicholson. Screenshot from Black Mass’ Facebook.
October 2, 2015

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...

App finds discounted movie tickets, concessions

First time users can receive $5 off their first ticket purchase with code “SUFFDF5” at checkout and is valid until the end of December. Screenshot of
October 2, 2015

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...

Could ‘Jupiter Ascending’ be the next cult classic?

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March 4, 2015

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...

CJN department cancels annual Rammy Awards

Dan McCarthy and Dan Lampariello show off their winnings at the 2014 awards.
By Ken Martin
February 25, 2015

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,...

New action-comedy recycles predictable themes

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February 18, 2015

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...

Netflix’s Marco Polo a solid journey

Netflix's Marco Polo a solid journey
December 29, 2014

Netflix took some liberties regarding the history books when it released its retelling of the story of Marco Polo. Set in the 13th century, the show has a fictional take on the early life of one of the...

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