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Dwayne Johnson Publically Endorses Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Dwayne Johnson Publically Endorses Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Shaylen Stancil, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2020

On Sept. 27, actor and former WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson publicly endorsed presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. This is the first time Johnson has ever expressed public support for any presidential candidate. The news of his endorsement comes a little...

Whitewashing in Hispanic Entertainment

Whitewashing in Hispanic Entertainment

Selena Soto, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2020

Hollywood has a long way to go when it comes to accurate portrayals of Latinxs and other people of color in movies and television shows. Whitewashing -- or casting white actors to play non-white characters -- is not a new issue. By continually casting white actors, there is not enough representation...

“Robin’s Wish” review: bringing awareness to a degenerative disease

“Robin’s Wish” review: bringing awareness to a degenerative disease

Elisa D'Egidio, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2020

It has been six years since the news broke of comedian Robin William’s death. In the newly released documentary, “Robin’s Wish,” viewers can take a look at William’s last months and his diagnosis of Lewy body dementia. This tribute highlights his accomplishments and shares the perspectives of his loved ones as they watched him fade during his final months. Directors Tylor Norwood and Sus...

The future of concerts

Kareme Ray, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2020

Not too long ago, concert-going was a little more than a typical pastime for music enthusiasts. One might check out the venue before going to find parking or the best route from the train station, but no matter the travel method, a packed venue was usually the destination. Since COVID-19 has taken the global stage, those once joyful musical outing...

Disability in Entertainment

Disability in Entertainment

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

September 14, 2020

In the entertainment industry, characters, along with supporting plotlines having to do with disabilities, have been few and far between. While shows such as “Switched at Birth,” “Glee,” “Breaking Bad,” “Atypical,” “Red Band Society,” and “The Good Doctor” all have characters...

Christopher Nolan paints a time traveler’s fever dream in “Tenet.”

Christopher Nolan paints a time traveler’s fever dream in “Tenet.”

Earl Alexander Givan, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

As a director, Christopher Nolan has such high merit that he is able to create films that would usually be geared towards niche audiences and bring them to the masses. Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” Trilogy is an important part of what allowed comic book movies to succeed in the mainstream, and “Inception”...

20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” series continues to run out of steam with “New Mutants”

20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” series continues to run out of steam with “New Mutants”

Earl Alexander Givan, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

“New Mutants,” the most recent film to release within 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” series, has had a troublesome path to its release. The film was originally announced in 2015 but did not begin filming until 2017. Although finished in time for the original April 2018 release date, the film...

The Fall of the Movie Theater Industry: How large movie theater franchises are trying to bounce back

The Fall of the Movie Theater Industry: How large movie theater franchises are trying to bounce back

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

August 31, 2020

Since the start of COVID-19, life has changed for movie theatergoers. With different states regulating how indoor experiences happen, large movie theater chains had to quickly adapt to the impact of the worsening spread of the virus both nationally and internationally. One of the largest theater chains...

The Move from Theatre to Tablet: How Traditional Theatre Viewing has Changed

The Move from Theatre to Tablet: How Traditional Theatre Viewing has Changed

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

August 31, 2020

Because of COVID-19, Broadway theaters have been tentatively shut down through January 2021 amid New York’s Phase 2 reopening plan, which prompted other theatres to go “dark “ all across the country. These shutdowns have had a negative impact on an entire artistic field. Theaters have had to...

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies at 43

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Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2020

Fans from around the world are currently grieving over the death of actor, Chadwick Boseman, 43. The “Black Panther” star died in his home after a four-year-long battle with colon cancer, his team wrote on the star's Instagram page: "It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of...

Disney’s “Onward” Review

Disney's

Earl Alexander Givan, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

Pixar's newest adventure, “Onward,” was originally scheduled for a theatrical release but following the closure of theaters across the country because of the pandemic, Disney has called an audible and the animated film has landed on Disney Plus. In this new venture, Pixar depicts a world in which...

Cats 2019: A Review from Stage to Screen

Cats 2019: A Review from Stage to Screen

Ariana Ferrante, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2020

Warning: this article includes spoilers for the plot of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ‘Cats’ and the recently released movie of the same name. Before seeing two versions of “Cats” -- onscreen and onstage at Boston Opera House -- my only exposure to the musical was listening to the cast recording...

A Different Take on The Batman

A Different Take on The Batman

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

Last year, Warner Bros., the studio that owns the film rights to DC Comics properties, announced it would make another film in the Batman franchise, with a new face -- Robert Pattinson -- donning the cape and cowl. Pattinson is best known for his role in the “Twilight” series as Edward Cullen. T...

Winners of the 92nd Academy Awards

Winners of the 92nd Academy Awards

Beth Beaudry, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2020

History was made at the Oscars. “Parasite” became the first foreign-language movie to win best motion picture, and three other awards throughout the night. Zach Gottsagen became the first presenter with Down syndrome, as he helped to announce the best live-action short film award. Musician Eimear...

Spider-Man Swings Out of the MCU

Spider-Man Swings Out of the MCU

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Spider-Man’s life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) hangs in the balance (again), following the release of the newest Marvel movie “Spiderman: Far From Home.”  Sony and Disney recently began deliberating over the property rights to the character of Spider-Man. While Disney owns Marvel, the c...

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