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The Best Man Holiday turns to be an early box office hit

The Best Man Holiday turns to be an early box office hit

November 20, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By: Serina Gousby As  we draw near into December, it is the time to get excited for new holiday movies to get us back into the Christmas cheer and family gatherings. The Best Man Holiday, directed, written, and co-produced by Malcolm D. Lee, was released in all theaters on Friday, Nov. 15, and it...

Self-titled Tony Manero film celebrates its 5th anniversary

Self-titled Tony Manero film celebrates its 5th anniversary

David Frederick

November 20, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The Harvard Film Archives hosted its first event of the Marginal Histories series entitled "The Films Of Pablo Larrain" in which the director was on hand to join the discussion. Nearly five years after its inception and Pablo Larrain’s dark and uncomfortably funny look back at Chilean society during...

MTV produced film Bad Grandpa shows Jackass’ Knoxville still has it

November 13, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By: Lindsey Nolette Eleven years since the release of its first film, the Jackass production hasn’t changed much. Bad Grandpa, the seventh movie for the Jackass franchise, is a devilishly funny movie that leaves the audience with 93 minutes of cheap laughs. Featuring Johnny Knoxville’s "Grandpa"...

Debut actor Oscar Isaac talks of new film Inside Llewyn Davis

November 13, 2013


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By: B.E. Alexander Inside Llewyn Davis is the poignant new film from Joel and Ethan Coen (directors of No Country for Old Men and Fargo), about a struggling folk singer living in the Greenwich Village folk scene during 1961. It is loosely based on the life of Dave Von Ronk, a folk singer nicknamed...

Film ‘Nebraska’ tells tale of Woody Grant, unbeknown millionaire learns more to life than money

Film ‘Nebraska’ tells tale of Woody Grant, unbeknown millionaire learns more to life than money

David Frederick

November 13, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

In the day and age where films of nostalgic and apocalyptic values are the current hot commodity, Alexander Payne’s  return home with Nebraska serves as not only a requiem for an antiquated man longing for preservation but a look at a culture (or lack of) that is fading like celluloid. Perhaps...

Netflix wise to scoop up Oscar-worthy documentary

Netflix wise to scoop up Oscar-worthy documentary

Ally Johnson

November 13, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By and large, Netflix is having a pretty phenomenal year. It first turned heads with hosting the return of cult favorite, cancelled-too-soon television series Arrested Development, followed soon after by the critically acclaimed House of Cards and Orange is the New Black; the former even received some...

Film Kill Your Darlings tells the classic tales of college, delivering a few wild twists hiding in the horizons

Film Kill Your Darlings tells the classic tales of college, delivering a few wild twists hiding in the horizons

Ally Johnson

November 6, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

It seems that in each new iteration of the Beat Generation that has come out in recent years the same three titles are heard: Howl, Naked Lunch and On the Road. By far the most popular pieces by Beatniks Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs but also the most tired. This is what makes...

SU presents Meal N’ Reel “Despicable Me 2” minions, ice cream included

SU presents Meal N’ Reel “Despicable Me 2” minions,  ice cream included

October 30, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Film

By: Ellie Hawkins Suffolk University is wonderful at providing a variety of events for its students. Besides the events, they also provide students with the opportunities to join different clubs that plan these events, one of these clubs is program council. One of the events that program council...

Suffolk alumni bring ‘Uneven Strings’ film to life

Suffolk alumni bring ‘Uneven Strings’ film to life

Sarah A. Lokker

October 16, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Film

A lively, enthusiastic audience filled Suffolk’s Modern Theatre the evening of Oct. 11 to welcome home 2010 graduates Matthew Fleming, Justin Callahan, and Joseph Serra, as they premiered their short film Uneven Strings. Sponsored by the communication and journalism department, this event welcomed...

Rush release excites local movie-goers, Formula 1 World Champion’s coolest rivalry

Rush release excites local movie-goers, Formula 1 World Champion’s coolest rivalry

October 16, 2013


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By: Benjamin Linares Lord Hesketh, the founder of Hesketh Racing once said, “Men like women, but men love cars!” Hesketh went on to fund and sponsor English driver James Hunt but had no idea that he would have a front row seat to one of racing’s sexiest and craziest rivalries. Rush tells...

Sci-fi film Gravity draws in audiences

Sci-fi film Gravity draws in audiences

Ally Johnson

October 9, 2013


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, 2013


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 ...

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