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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...

Alumni Discuss Working on the “Joker”

Alumni Discuss Working on the

Charger Bulletin Staff

October 14, 2019

Both Timothy Metzer, class of ‘85, and the University of New Haven communication, film, and media studies program have come a long way in 34 years. Metzger is a production designer who has worked on multiple Hollywood films, including the recently-released “Joker,” which earned a record $93...

“IT Chapter Two” Review

Earl Alexander Givan, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2019

Just in time for Halloween, Warner Bros. released “It Chapter Two.” The film is the hotly-anticipated sequel to 2017’s “It.”  The release of “It Chapter Two” completed director Andy Muschietti’s modern-day adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name. The film combines horror, ...

New Streaming Service: “Disney Plus” Arriving This November

New Streaming Service:

Kayla Mutchler, Entertainment Editor

September 10, 2019

Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video are some of the most popular streaming services, and on Nov. 12, 2019, Disney Plus. The Disney Plus is a subscription based application that will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 annually.  Disney Plus will feature an immerse library. It will include their classic Di...

Velvet Buzzsaw: The Art of Kill

Velvet Buzzsaw: The Art of Kill

Jeremy Bellman, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2019

Netflix’s latest original film, “Velvet Buzzsaw,” is a satirical thriller that explores the world of art critics consumed by greed, fame, and materialism. The film centers around Morf Vandewalt, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, a prestigious and extremely harsh art critic who interacts with several othe...

Top 10 Movies on Netflix Right Now

Top 10 Movies on Netflix Right Now

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

10) “Velvet Buzzsaw” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65% Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Billy Magnussen, Toni Collette,    Natalia Dyer, Rene Russo From Dan Gilroy, director of movies like “Nightcrawler,” and “Kong: Skull Island,” comes this satirical, mystery and suspense drama th...

Academy Awards Controversy

Academy Awards Controversy

Kelly Daniels, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2019

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony has been plagued by controversies, the latest of which stemming from their decision not to broadcast the presentation of four awards during the ceremony: cinematography, film editing, live action short, and makeup and hair-styling.   This decision, announced ...

“Toy Story 4” Ends the Saga

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

“Toy Story 4” will be the final film in the franchise that began almost 25 years ago. The movie will feature all the fan favorites -- Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, and Bo Peep, among others, who will keep their original voice actors. The movie will also introduce audiences to three new characte...

Remembering Stan Lee

Remembering Stan Lee

Emily McDonough, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2018

Stan Lee, born Dec.28, 1922, died on Monday Nov. 12, at the age of 95.  Mr. Lee was seen as a creative genius and paved the way for both comic and superhero creators. He was the executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics, and co-created some of the company’s most famous heroes such as: Spi...

Return of Adam Sandler : Comedy Never Dies

Return of Adam Sandler : Comedy Never Dies

Sommers Smith, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Many know him as one of America’s favorites, in movies such as “The Waterboy,” or as “Billy Madison,” but Adam Sandler is serving up a plate of raw character in a Netflix original film, “Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh.” Bringing his versatility and original comedy, Sandler has crafted a c...

“Halloween” Horrifyingly Horrid

Brian Guski, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2018

Although the newly released “Halloween ” movie, directed by David Gordon Green, shares a name with the horror cult classic, it most definitely does not share the same great cinematic qualities of its 40-year old predecessor. “Halloween ” takes place after the events  of John Carpenter’s original “H...

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