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‘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...

Joaquin Phoenix gives eerily thrilling performance

Joaquin Phoenix gives eerily thrilling performance

Joseph Ferrer, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

No movie has left me quite as disturbed, intrigued and shocked as “Joker” did after its two-hour runtime. Through incredible cinematography and Joaquin Phoenix's stellar performance, “Joker” tells the brutally unnerving and violent origin story of the notorious DC villain. The film is unlike...

Action packed ‘Batwoman’ starts on shaky note

Action packed ‘Batwoman’ starts on shaky note

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

“Batwoman” is the newest addition to The CW’s lineup of superhero content, and the pilot feels like a formulaic story to promote Batwoman’s upcoming adventures. Surprising to no one, “Batwoman” just recycles plot elements and character tropes from old sitcoms. Nothing new happens as the...

Reviewing recent additions to network comedy lineup

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 17, 2019

The fall television season is in full swing. As we enter mid-October, each of the network’s rookie programs have been able to show off two to three episodes and give audiences a good taste of what they have to offer.   “Bless the Harts” (FOX) The newest sitcom to join FOX’s Ani...

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