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Everything Everywhere All at Once is a film that borders on insane but features nuance and heart.

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ is fanatical ride with dark but personal message

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 5, 2022

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” feels like a film that’s tailor-made for our current time period. In a day and age that’s never felt more uncertain amidst a global pandemic and unstable economies,...

Cleopatra and Frankenstein presents a unique dynamic but falls flat in some areas.

Book recs: ‘Cleopatra and Frankenstein’ features unique concept but falls depressingly short

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

I recently sat down to read “Cleopatra and Frankenstein” by Coco Mellors. Originally, I was hesitant to read this book. The title alone made it seem like some kiddish story following two infamous characters...

The Northman depicts the brutal history of Viking Culture.

‘The Northman’ depicts brutal Viking tale in great detail

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

“The Northman” is not just another Viking tale. It’s loosely based on the tale of Amleth, full of Viking magic and the Norse Gods, and this proves to be important as the story unfolds. In 895 AD,...

Sonic 2 is a love letter to the video game franchise.

‘Sonic 2’ surprises, becomes highest-grossing video game adaptation film

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 5, 2022

When the world was first shown the freakish, hideous design for the beloved Sonic the Hedgehog’s first live-action film, people couldn’t stop talking and complaining about how awful the character and...

Oscar Isaac makes his super hero debut in Marvels Moon Knight.

‘Moon Knight’ thrills with dark new twist to Marvel Cinematic Universe

Brandon Fairweather, Contributing Writer April 21, 2022

Following “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in late 2021, Marvel has returned with its first release of 2022 in “Moon Knight,” which is an introductory series to a new hero that streams every Wednesday...

Jon Batiste accepts the award for album of the year.

64th annual Grammy Awards features stunning musical performances

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

The 64th annual Grammy Awards were held on April 3 at MGM Grand Garden. The event was hosted by television host, actor and political commentator Trevor Noah for the second year in a row. Among the popular...

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo uncovers the story of an illustrious Golden Age Hollywood star

Book recs: ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ casts light on mysterious life of Hollywood star

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

I’ve read a lot of great books in my lifetime, but “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is a new favorite. I’ve heard a lot of buzz surrounding this book by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and to be honest...

The Iona College Dance Ensemble comes together for their Spring showcase Reflection in Action

‘Reflection in Action’ explores emotional expressions through powerful performances

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 21, 2022

The Iona College Dance Ensemble held their annual spring concert “Reflection in Action” on April 7 and 8. Both individuals in and outside of the Iona community were able to attend the event in the...

Will Smith wins Best Actor in the 94th Academy Awards after slapping Chris Rock on stage.

Will Smith makes Oscars history after slapping Chris Rock on stage

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 31, 2022

The 94th Academy Awards were held on March 27 to honor the standout performances and contributions to film and cinema over the past year. However, the highlight of the night that has taken social media...

Red White and Royal Blue is a heartwarming read of an entertaining relationship

Book recs: ‘Red White and Royal Blue’ is heart-warming read from start to finish

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

Spring is finally here, so it’s time to throw open the windows and sit down with a sweet, quirky romance full of witty banter and a heartwarming cast of diverse characters. Enter “Red White and Royal...

Halo attempts to bring the video game series to film but does so in a way that feels flat.

Paramount+’s ‘Halo’ attempts, fails to adapt iconic video game franchise

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 31, 2022

Debuting on Paramount+, ‘Halo’ is an episodic adaptation of the iconic first-person shooter franchise. As one of the earliest video game series of the modern era to have attempted to adapt the source...

The Adam Project is a fun but forgettable sci-fi flick starring Ryan Reynolds.

‘The Adam Project’ is entertaining but forgettable sci-fi flick

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

Netflix’s “The Adam Project” is a perfectly good movie that you probably won’t remember watching. As with anything that stays on the top of Netflix’s Top 10 charts for a period of days, you will...

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