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‘The Mandalorian’ is strong start for Disney+

‘The Mandalorian’ is strong start for Disney+

Joseph Ferrer, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

“The Mandalorian,” a brand-new episodic story in the Star Wars universe, is headlining the original content on the new Disney+ streaming service. The story follows a rogue bounty hunter known as the Mandalorian after the fall of the Empire in “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.” The...

‘Knives Out’ is star-studded, clever whodunit flick

‘Knives Out’ is star-studded, clever whodunit flick

Aliyah Rodriguez, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

A classic whodunit filled to the brim with loveable celebrities, “Knives Out” intrigued me from the beginning. The holiday mystery stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Katherine Langford and Toni Collette, amongst others. Its stars expectedly shine, but the real thrill of the film comes...

‘Doctor Sleep’ fails to live up to ‘The Shining’

Katherine Daily, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The latest attempt at a Stephen King adaptation, “Doctor Sleep,” released in theaters on Nov. 8 and, unfortunately, came up short. It amounted to a basic sequel to Kubrick's “The Shining” that no one really asked for. It was not as if it was not well-crafted or well-presented. That being said,...

‘Charlie’s Angels’ soundtrack is instantly forgettable

‘Charlie’s Angels’ soundtrack is instantly forgettable

Brian Connors, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2019

The “Charlie’s Angels” remake hits theaters this week, but fans can listen to its Ariana Grande produced soundtrack now. The 11 track album features original songs from Ariana Grande, Chaka Khan, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey and a variety of other artists. The opening track, “How It’s Done,”...

‘Rick and Morty’ launches funny fourth season

‘Rick and Morty’ launches funny fourth season

Brian Connors, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2019

“Rick and Morty” is one of the funniest shows on television. The show, however, took a two-year hiatus after its third season. Fans of the hit animated sitcom can rest easy as the highly anticipated fourth season premiered Nov. 10 on Adult Swim. The episode, “Edge of ToMorty: Rick Die Rickpeat,”...

‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ changes up live-musical format

‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ changes up live-musical format

Brian Connors, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2019

ABC has entered the live-television musical game with its broadcast of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” on Nov. 5. “The Little Mermaid Live!” broke the mold of prime time’s standard live musical format. Rather than perform the whole musical live, the broadcast was a combination between the original...

Big year for anime in the West as genre gains popularity

Big year for anime in the West as genre gains popularity

Joseph Ferrer, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The past year was exciting for moviegoers, especially fans of anime. Significant progress has been made within the past few years with localizing and distributing content from Japan due to the medium’s growing popularity in the West. Several more feature-length anime films debuted in theaters overseas...

CEO discusses role of passion in business

CEO discusses role of passion in business

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

October 31, 2019

The Hynes Institute of Entrepreneurship & Innovation hosted an eTalk “The Business of Passion” in Spellman Hall on Oct. 22. Etalks are designed for students looking to jump into the entrepreneurial field or apply it to their own fields. The particular theme of this eTalk was the importance...

‘Real Housewives’ star tells all in exclusive interview

‘Real Housewives’ star tells all in exclusive interview

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 31, 2019

“The Real Housewives” franchise is best known for the dramatic lives of its stars. Housewife storylines rarely leave the Bravo-sphere, but one particular instance is making headlines. “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Teresa and Joe Giudice both had to serve prison sentences for mail,...

What new music you should have on your playlist

What new music you should have on your playlist

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 31, 2019

The first single of the “Tik Tok” singer’s upcoming album “High Road” is spectacular. It is the perfect pop song with gospel undertones that provide a feel good, uplifting song. The beat is funky and the lyrics are fun. Although it is sonically similar to “Rainbow,” the cheeky lyrics...

‘BoJack Horseman’ final season focuses on characters

‘BoJack Horseman’ final season focuses on characters

Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2019

The first eight episodes of the sixth season of “BoJack Horseman” began streaming on Netflix on Oct. 25. The final season of the Netflix original series returned with its typical dark humor and satirical wit, but there was a clear focus on beginning to wrap upthe storylines that have been told...

Apple launches new gaming subscription service

Joseph Ferrer, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The mobile gaming industry is filled with predatory, microtransaction-fueled pay-to-win games. Apple Arcade, Apple’s new subscription service, defies these trends and provides high-quality mobile titles for an accessible price. For $4.99 a month, subscribers will gain unlimited access to over 100...

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