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‘Heathers’ show diversifies without surpassing movie

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2018

"Heathers," the dark comedy starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, has developed a cult following since its 1989 release. The movie revolves around the titular clique -- three of whom are named Heather --and a deadly string of events at Westerburg High School in Sherwood, Ohio.   The film...

Academy Awards honor top movies for 90th year

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2018

The Oscars celebrated its 90th year of honoring achievement in film on March 4. The 2018 ceremony was filled with an assortment of diverse nominees vying for the coveted golden man. Here is a quick recap highlighting some of the highs and lows of the broadcast.Best Picture! – The night's top honor went ...

‘Drowsy Chaperone’: Stellar addition to Players’ resume

Ciara Serpa Staff Writer

March 8, 2018

The Iona Players performed “The Drowsy Chaperone” in Doorley Auditorium from Feb. 23 to 25 and from March 1 to March 3.“The Drowsy Chaperone” is a musical-comedy narrated by “Man in Chair,” portrayed by junior Bear Winterroll, an agoraphobic musical fan who takes the audience on a journey back t...

‘Black Panther’ shares powerful message about injustice

Chris Torres Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Few movies have recently made an impact in Hollywood as quickly or as explosively as Marvel’s “Black Panther.” The hype is well deserved, as the movie is great on many levels. The film was released on Feb. 16.The acting was top-notch thanks to an all-star cast. They truly make the audience feel...

Netflix rom-com is entertaining, not groundbreaking

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 21, 2018

Netflix's new romantic comedy, "When We First Met,” draws its inspiration, as well as its gimmicks, from the movies "The Butterfly Effect" and "Groundhog Day." "The Butterfly Effect" portrayed how miniscule events can have a drastic impact on the future, while "Groundhog Day" followed one man living th...

Realism in ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ leads to mixed results

Dana Ruby Managing Editor

February 21, 2018

Clint Eastwood has never shied away from addressing dramatic, real-life events in his films. Eastwood directed 2014’s “American Sniper” and 2016’s “Sully,” and now he’s added another drama based off of true events to his résumé with the recent release of “The 15:17 to Paris.” The m...

Step Afrika! stomps at Iona during national tour

Clare DeGennaro Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Iona College hosted a performance of Step Afrika! in the Murphy Auditorium on Feb. 7.This performance was sponsored by a host of campus organizations, including the Black Student Union, Gaels Activities Board, Student Leader Alliance for Multiculturalism, the Office of Residential Life and the Council on ...

New Migos album goes for ‘quantity over quality’

Dominic Fernandez Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

Migos, the rap trio from Atlanta, has returned to the music scene following the anniversary of their breakout sophomore album “Culture.” Their newest album, “Culture II,” holds its own as a solid album full of party hits and memorable lines that will probably be quoted on Instagram. “Culture I...

Top video game picks to watch out for this year

Christopher Torres Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

The gaming industry had a phenomenal 2017. Games such as “Nier: Automata,” “Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” “Persona 5” and “Cuphead” exceeded expectations and set the precedent for “good games” going into 2018.This industry shows no sign of slowing down and is set to release a wide ...

‘The Wife’ tells timely story with thrilling suspense

Edona Maracaj Contributing Writer

February 8, 2018

The new year could not have started off better for bookworms with a newly-developed likening for psychological thrillers.Released on Jan. 23, Alafair Burke’s new novel “The Wife” brings readers the same emotional, tense and complicated characters found in her previous works. Those familiar wit...

Fantastic performances stand out at Grammy Awards

Fantastic performances stand out at Grammy Awards

Stacey Franciamore Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

The 60th annual Grammy Awards were held on Jan. 29 at Madison Square Garden. The event was hosted by English actor, comedian, singer and television host James Corden.The show opened with a politically charged performance by rapper Kendrick Lamar. Performing his verse “XXX.,” Lamar stood in front of a...

‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’ slays premiere

Victoria Sanseverino Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

The second season of “American Crime Story” literally opens with a bang.“American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is a dramatized retelling of the events leading up to and following the 1997 murder of famous Italian fashion designer, Gianni Versace. It stems from the mind of ex...

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