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“Come Play” leaves audiences wanting more with its lackluster scares and ill-defined plot

Gillian Jacobs (left) stars as
October 27, 2020

On Oct. 30, horror movie fans will be able to screen “Come Play,” a movie focused on a family of three, plagued by otherworldly forces.  The movie, running at an hour and forty-five minutes is...

“Cuties” and #CancelNetflix: Is it worth the controversy?

Three girls dance in front of a sunset.
September 22, 2020

On Sept. 10, #CancelNetflix was the number-one trending hashtag on Twitter. For once in our increasingly polarized country, the left and right picketed digitally against the same problem: “Cuties,”...

Charlie Kaufman’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” will leave you overthinking its elaborate plot

David Thewlis as Father, Jessie Buckley as Young Woman, Toni Collette as Mother, and Jesse Plemons as Jake in an unsettling dinner scene in Charlie Kaufman's
September 22, 2020

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” is yet another surrealist and experimental film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman that will leave you thinking about its long-winding roads of conversation and...

Rick Riordan announces plans for a Percy Jackson series on Disney+

Rick Riordan, author of the
May 21, 2020

On Thursday, May 14, author Rick Riordan announced that his bestselling young adult book series, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” will be adapted into a live-action television show that will be available...

Netflix Needs More Rom-Coms Like “The Half of It”

Leah Lewis and Alexxis Lemire in Netflix's new teenage rom-com
May 5, 2020

Netflix’s new coming-of-age film “The Half of It,” directed by Alice Wu, needs to be celebrated for its honest take on high school friendships, Chinese-American identity and most importantly, what...

Discussion of André Aciman’s thrilling new novel: ‘Find Me’

Author Aciman is well known for his novel 'Call Me By Your Name'
November 20, 2019

André Aciman spoke about his inspirations for writing, the vibrancy of setting and spontaneity during the discussion of his new novel “Find Me” at the Boston Public Library (BPL) on Sunday Nov. 10,...

A Soldier, actor, husband: The life of Ronald Ermey

By Twitter user @Brooker411
April 25, 2018

Ronald Lee Ermey was quite the troublemaker growing up; by the time he turned 17-years-old, he had been arrested twice for criminal mischief. But perhaps it was his bad behavior that set him down the path...

Navigating exclusion

Navigating exclusion
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...

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...

Supergirl called to action in new series

Supergirl called to action in new series
November 4, 2015

By Andrew Navaroli CBS’s “Supergirl” premiered last Monday to much fanfare. Having been long promoted by the network, the show was an instant hit. Many still question if the plot is worthy of...

Could ‘Jupiter Ascending’ be the next cult classic?

Courtesy of
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...

Dear White People shows complexities of race and identity

Courtesy of dearwhitepeople.com
November 5, 2014

Writer-producer Justin Simien’s new independent film about race and identity at a fictional Ivy League school was totally not what I expected it to be. Based on its title, Dear White People, and its...

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