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21 Jump Street is funny, not gross

21 Jump Street is funny, not  gross

March 28, 2012

Ally Johnson  Journal Staff 21 Jump Street is full of surprises. Number one: it isn’t all gross-out humor. Number two: Channing Tatum can act and be funny. Number three: this movie is genuinely funny beginning to end and not all of the jokes are stuffed into the trailer. Read More »...

The Odds are in Hunger Games’ Favor

The Odds are in Hunger Games’ Favor

March 28, 2012

 Brian Holak  Journal Staff The lobby of the AMC Lowes at Boston Common was full with eager fans at 9:30 p.m. last Thursday, waiting for the midnight release of The Hunger Games. The fans arriving early to the premiere, many of them donning various merch or costumes, was a testament to the power of ...

‘The Help:’ beautifully presented, unrealistically told

‘The Help:’ beautifully presented, unrealistically told

March 20, 2012

Laura Mahony  Journal Contributor The Help, written and directed by Tate Taylor, stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Alison Janney, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Jessica Chastain. Based on the novel of the same name by Kathryn Stockett, the story follows the lives of two Jackson, Mississip...

‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home’

‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home’

March 20, 2012

Ally Johnson  Journal Staff   Jeff, Who Lives at Home is one of those quiet films. It refuses to hit you over the head with a theme or meaning. It’s a film that purposely spends the entirety of its time searching for its point. It doesn’t meander through its plot, it isn’t distract...

‘Chronicle,’ more than a ‘buddy movie’

‘Chronicle,’ more than a ‘buddy movie’

February 28, 2012

Ally Johnson   Journal Staff What would happen if a person settled in reality were to stumble upon the extraordinary; if a human were to obtain super human advantages?   Read More »...

Filmmakler Bob Rafelson visits, speaks at Suffolk

Filmmakler Bob Rafelson visits, speaks at Suffolk

David Frederick

February 28, 2012

The audience at The Modern Theater was filled with anticipation last Tuesday when Emmy-winning filmmaker Bob Rafelson visited to discuss his career with Suffolk’s own scholar in residence, National Medal of Arts recipient Robert Brustein.   Read More »...

10 movies to watch for this year

10 movies to watch for this year

February 1, 2012

Brian Holak, Journal Contributor The Vow, February 10: What can be manlier than a story of unfailing commitment in the face of tragedy? Nothing. Sure, these other movies have action and adventure, but this one has heart (and Channing Tatum). After a car accident, Leo’s (Tatum) wife Paige wakes up with s...

Put on your Sunday shoes

Put on your Sunday shoes

Anthony J. Mangini

September 14, 2011

It is about time that Hollywood has finally come around to the small town of Bomont for a revival of the original 1984 Kevin Bacon dance classic, Footloose (Paramount Pictures.) Cast as the rebel dancer from up north, character Ren MacCormack, is newbie Kenny Wormald, who is coming from an acting...

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