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Miniseries rekindles decades old fight with “Feud”

Miniseries rekindles decades old fight with “Feud”

Felicity Otterbein

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

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...

“Title TBA” springs into second semester as first Suffolk stage performance

“Title TBA”  springs into second semester as first Suffolk stage performance

Elvira Mora

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Kicking off the spring semester in the Suffolk University theater department was the return of the Spotlight Series, "Title TBA.” The Spotlight series is an entirely student run series showcasing developing work that is written and directed solely by students. Supposedly, "Title TBA" gained a large amou...

‘Rocky Horror’ disappoints, scratches necessary original content

‘Rocky Horror’ disappoints, scratches necessary original content

Felicity Otterbein

October 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

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, ...

Synth vibes from Craft Spells entertain at Great Scott Sunday night

Synth vibes from Craft Spells entertain at Great Scott Sunday night

March 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

By Jennifer Usovicz For a little fun on Sunday night the bands Craft Spells, The Bilinda Butchers, and Funeral Advantage played sets of dreamy beach tunes to warm the spirits of frozen Bostonians, the night this winter became the snowiest in Boston's history. Just a few hours before the performance,...

Could ‘Jupiter Ascending’ be the next cult classic?

Could ‘Jupiter Ascending’ be the next cult classic?

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

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 keep an open mind despite harsh reviews from friends, and even my mother, that the movie was plain terrible. Let...

Ace political drama shuffles format in new season

Ace political drama shuffles format in new season

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

By Samuel Correa Former house majority whip Frank Underwood and his wife Claire Underwood of “House of Cards” were climbing a mountain, and they would strike down anyone who would get in their way. Now, with the start of season three, Frank and Claire are at the top of this mountain, the White...

New action-comedy recycles predictable themes

New action-comedy recycles predictable themes

Katherine Yearwood

February 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

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 the protagonist Eggsy is a toddler, a mysterious man dressed in a fitted black suit comes to his...

Netflix’s Marco Polo a solid journey

Netflix’s Marco Polo a solid journey

Will Senar

December 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

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 world’s most famous travelers while he grows into a young man and adapts to new environments. Lorenzo Richelmy st...

“Gone Girl” pairs all-star cast with compelling mystery

“Gone Girl” pairs all-star cast with compelling mystery

October 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

by Karina Santiago Two years ago, Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl secured a spot on the bookshelves of every library across the nation.  The page-turner kept many on the edge of their seats, utterly compelled by Flynn’s brilliant and witty storytelling. Her captivating characters and carefully-constructed...

Is iPhone 6 a good buy?

Is iPhone 6 a good buy?

October 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion

By Erik Nelson Apple’s recently introduced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have received a lot of publicity from consumers, both in support and in criticism of the new smartphone. The question to all smartphone users: both android and apple, is now the time to upgrade, switch, or stay put? Since the...

A big screen garners positive feedback for the Nokia Lumia Icon

Will Senar

May 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture

In the past, people were crazy about owning small phones, but nowadays, phones aren't big enough. As new mediums to catch up on movies, television shows, and viral videos, phone makers cannot stop creating devices that fit all the pixels in one screen. The Nokia Lumia Icon is no different, and one...

Great Gatsby sets the bar for summer films

Great Gatsby sets the bar for summer films

Dan Olson

June 6, 2013


Filed under Film

Based on the 1925 novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann, is certainly an ambitious film worthy of critical praise.  However, the adaptation of modern cinematography and stunning visuals seems to have distracted from Fitzgerald’s original intentions...

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