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‘Roswell, New Mexico’ struggles as reboot of original

Katherine Daly Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Reboots and revivals are enjoying a resurgence in the world of film and television. The ever-growing presence of reboots in media are due to an industry afraid to take a risk. Networks bank on nostalgia and people having a sense of the characters, plot and story.As the CW indulges in nostalgia, audienc...

‘You’ switches to Netflix, gains major attention

Aliyah Rodriguez Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Netflix’s new psychological thriller “You” – which began streaming on Netflix on Dec. 26 – follows bookstore manager Joe Goldberg in his quest to be the perfect boyfriend for aspiring writer Guinevere Beck. Joe treads dangerous waters as he becomes a psychopathic stalker that manipulates B...

Future continues hot streak with seventh solo album

Daniel Scochemaro Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

In the past two years, Future has been on a hot streak with five new projects under his belt – “Future,” “HNDRXX,” “Super Slimey,” “Beast Mode 2” and “Wrld on Drugs.” These projects have done well on the charts and proved Future’s worth in the music industry.The Atlanta native c...

Netflix, Hulu release Fyre Festival documentaries

Natalie Jimenez Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Recently, Netflix and Hulu both put out documentaries discussing the Fyre Festival, a music festival that was marketed to be the next Coachella but was ultimately a huge flop. The festival – if one can even refer to the event as such – turned out to be a huge scam. Billy McFarland, the entrepreneur ...

New ‘Spyro’ video game successfully remasters original

Chris Torres Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

In a gaming climate where remastering old games is the norm, it is not a surprise to see a remaster of one of the most popular platforming games in the gaming community.“Spyro Reignited Trilogy” is the latest remaster by Toys for Bob. It is published by Activision, who also published the “Crash ...

Dance Ensemble performs in fall concert

Trevor Foti Contributing Writer

December 6, 2018

Iona College is a place where students can express themselves in a variety of ways from athletics to extra-curricular activities. This philosophy shined through at the Iona College Dance Ensemble’s fall dance concert, “Kinetic Maze,” which took place in the Murphy Auditorium on Nov. 15 and 16....

‘A Legendary Christmas’ brings jazz, R&B to classics

Katherine Daly Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Christmas albums are largely dismissed by mainstream audiences, considering most songs rehash the same old concepts over and over again. By design, Christmas albums meld the feeling of sappy nostalgia with exciting new trends, which end up playing in elevators and dentists’ offices years later.For any...

‘Creed 2’ includes knockout performances

Daniel Scochemaro Contributing Writer

December 6, 2018

Michael B. Jordan stars as Adonis Creed in the second installment of the “Creed” series in a story that is inspired by the film “Rocky IV.” The film was released in theaters on Nov. 21.In “Creed 2,” Adonis Creed is crowned heavyweight champion with the help of his trainer, Rocky Balboa, p...

‘The Princess Switch’ offers little except for holiday cheer

Stacey Franciamore Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Netflix released “The Princess Switch” on Nov. 16. This romantic comedy gives viewers the magic, fantasy and escape associated with the Christmas season.Vanessa Hudgens plays the dual roles of Stacy De Novo, a baker from Chicago, and Duchess Margaret of Montenaro, the soon-to-be princess of Belgra...

‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel: Flawed but fun

‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel: Flawed but fun

Aliyah Rodriguez Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second addition to the Harry Potter prequel franchise, made its long-awaited box office debut on Nov. 16.The first installment of the spin-off series was set in 1926 and followed wizard and magizoologist Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, ...

‘Beautiful Boy’ offers beautiful, emotional performance

Daniel Schochemaro Contributing Writer

November 14, 2018

Timothée Chalamet stars as Nicolas Sheff in “Beautiful Boy,” a film based on the best-selling memoirs written by David Sheff and his son Nicolas about Nicolas’ journey through drug addiction.A few weeks ago, I went to see “Beautiful Boy” after waiting patiently for the movie to come out s...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ anchored by songs, not story

Katherine Daly Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the highly-anticipated Queen biopic, premiered in theaters Nov. 2. At the center of this biographical film is a performance that proves to be less about serious acting and feels more like that of a basic music video found on YouTube.If only the director, Bryan Singer, had awak...

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