The Suffolk Journal

Ace political drama shuffles format in new season

Ace political drama shuffles format in new season

March 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Mumford & Sons release new album

October 3, 2012

Mackenzie Cummings-Grady  Journal Staff When Mumford & Sons stepped onto the scene in 2010 with their debut Sigh No More, they rebirthed the folk rock genre into a collection of radio-friendly anthems with boisterous harmonies and thick instrumentals. The album became an international success. It was ...

Indie Rock Review: Imagine Dragons

Indie Rock Review:  Imagine Dragons

Angela Bray

September 24, 2012

Mackenzie Cummings-Grady  Journal Contrubitor If you’re at all like me, you don’t even glance at the “Top Albums” tab on iTunes when searching for new music. The results every week are always the same. Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift are some of the names we’re all used to seei...

Cabin in the Woods, no typical horror flick

Cabin in the Woods, no typical horror flick

April 18, 2012

Laura Mahony  Journal Staff The Cabin in the Woods, directed and co-written by Drew Goddard, and co-written by Joss Whedon, is anything but typical... in a good way. Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson, Franz Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, and Si...

Shenanigans in Holliston

David Frederick

April 11, 2012

While watching a sitcom, have you ever wondered why there isn’t outlandish violence, crude humor and endless horror film references? If so, your search is over, as filmmaker Adam Green (known for his Hatchet slasher films, the chilling thriller Frozen, and shorts on his production studio site, Arie...

‘Bully’ captures real-life issues

April 11, 2012

Laura Mahony  Journal Staff   With passion as an essential to a great film, in social documentaries, it is the glue binding the powerful message to make it captivating to the audience. This sense of passion is present in every second of Lee Hirsch’s Bully. Not only is it intensely moving...

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