The Ionian

Arts And Entertainment

This summer season for movies: What to look out for

This summer season for movies: What to look out for

Alyssa Garcia Contributing Writer

May 2, 2018

The summer months are right around the corner, and the movie industry is releasing a wave of blockbusters to accompany them. Although it may appear to be a summer of sequels, Summer 2018 includes a bunch of stand-alone films. Here is a list of movies to check out during the summer recess:“Breaking In”: ...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ soars as newest Marvel movie

Edona Maracaj Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

After the success of “Black Panther,” critics and fans wondered if “Avengers: Infinity War” would become another Marvel Studios hit. Simply put, it did.The third installment of the “Avengers” movies came out in theaters on April 27.The acting throughout the movie is profound. “Infinity...

‘Dirty Computer’ features ‘futuristic,’ upbeat vibes

Elinor Nelson Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

Janelle Monáe could pass as the female version of Bruno Mars—they have similar looks, sounds and style influenced by icons like Prince and James Brown. For years, Monáe's sultry voice delivered classic funk, R&B and soul that old and new generations have grown to love, but with her new album,...

Dance Ensemble shines in ‘Tapestries of Movement’

Stacy Franciamore Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

The Iona College Dance Ensemble showcased their artistry in the spring concert “Tapestries of Movement.” The ensemble performed in the Murphy Auditorium on April 20 at noon and at 7p.m.The noon concert was performed in honor of the Iona College Learning in Retirement’s 25th anniversary season. T...

Country songs that embody warm weather vibes

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 18, 2018

The Iona community experienced beautiful weather this past weekend. 70 degrees? Crazy. Every Gael took the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, whether it was by sitting at a table outside the library, hanging out at an off-campus house or laying on the East Hill.The sneak peek of good weather hinted a...

Popular video game fails to shine as new anime

Chris Torres Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Anime adaptations and movies for Japanese role-playing games are not uncommon, especially with the “Persona” video games, a popular role-playing series. "Persona 3" has had movies and "Persona 4" spawned into an anime series adaptation based off the game. "Persona 5" is no exception, as the first ...

The ‘Jersey Shore’ gang returns in crazy revival

Stacy Franciamore Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Thursdays are officially “Jerzdays" on MTV!The season premiere of MTV’s “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” aired on April 5, with the Jersey Shore gang reuniting in Miami for the vacation of a lifetime.“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” features original “Jersey Shore” housemates Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “...

Cardi B releases debut album ‘Invasion of Privacy’

Elinor Nelson Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Original Cardi B fans were introduced to the rapper via her flamboyant, comedic Instagram videos and shameless shout-outs to the Insta-famous couture brand, Fashion Nova. Others made sure to tune in during Cardi B's short – yet successful – stint on the hit reality show "Love and Hip Hop: New Yor...

Mindy Kaling strikes comedy gold with ‘Champions’

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 22, 2018

After "The Office" stopped airing in 2013, NBC had trouble getting any of its new comedies to stick. However, in more recent years, the peacock network finally found its comical footing with hits such as "Superstore" and "The Good Place.” Its new show, "Champions" - created by the hilarious Mindy Kaling...

New NBC show ‘Rise’ falls short of inspiring

New NBC show ‘Rise’ falls short of inspiring

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 22, 2018

Television is a powerful medium. It has the power to inspire, provoke change and share stories that are normally left untold. At its best, it can make its audience feel real emotions. However, such reactions from the audience need to be earned. “Rise,” the new musical theatre drama which premiered...

New song turns hotel experience into melodic jam

Julia Fabrizio Staff Writer

March 8, 2018

Father John Misty's newest single, “Mr. Tillman,” is a mystical, relaxing tune that makes your head spin in a good way. It was released on Feb. 20.The song begins in a dream-like manner, with Misty's soothing “ah's” accompanied by acoustic guitar, quirky piano and blissful bells played on th...

5 Seconds of Summer drops first single in two years

Elinor Nelson Staff Writer

March 8, 2018

The popular boyband 5 Seconds of Summer­ returned to the music scene with not only a new single, but a new sound, on Feb. 23.The Australian pop rock band released a new single after a two-year hiatus. It was originally announced that an album was coming out in 2017 while the band continued their “...

The Student News Site of Iona College
Arts And Entertainment