The Charger Bulletin

Disney’s “Onward” Review


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...

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...

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...

“Black Panther” Doesn’t Deserve a Nomination

Brian Guski, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2019

“Black Panther” is a cultural phenomenon and to say otherwise would be absurd. It is the highest-grossing solo superhero movie, in the top ten highest grossing movies of all time, and of course is the first superhero movie to be nominated for the most recognizable film award, the Academy Awards...

“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...

“A Star is Born” Shines at Box Office

Sean McGuire, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2018

Lady Gaga made her debut as a main character in a feature length film and it is arguably her best performance ever. The film, as of Oct. 14 has made $136.2 million worldwide since its release on Oct. 5. “A Star is Born” has been made three times. This version tells the classic story of an acco...

Pokémon Celebrating 20th Anniversary, Movie Coming Soon

Sarah Costello, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

Pokémon fans around the world are rejoicing for a special Pokémon film coming out soon. To mark both the anime’s 20th anniversary as well as the 20th movie to boot, Pokémon decided to do something special for all of the fans of the original series: a movie retelling the origin of Ash Ketchum and...

The Beatles Are Coming to UNH

The Beatles Are Coming to UNH

Glenn Rohrbacker

September 21, 2016

This Friday, September 23, the Beatles are coming to the University of New Haven. The occasion: a new film entitled, Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years. Directed by Ron Howard, this documentary looks at the Beatles during the height of their fame during 1963-66, and how they handled life of the road...

Trailers: An Art in of Themselves

Ben Atwater

October 28, 2015

Throughout the past seventy years of mainstream cinema, trailers have always been the predominant form of marketing for film. Even 76 years ago, Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were promoted through radio ads, trailers in a sense. Now, whenever a new trailer is produced for an upcoming film,...

The Visit

Tara Dombrowski

September 23, 2015

The Visit, is a horror film directed by the man most film junkies have a love/mostly hate relationship with, M. Night Shyamalan. He wowed us with The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, but not a lot of his films since then have lived up to those two. Most would say he’s fallen off the wagon, that he’s...

Everest Peaks But Doesn’t Quite Reach Emotional Summit

Ben Atwater

September 2, 2015

Significant accomplishments have always been of human interest. The sense of doing something before someone else, or conquering the unconquerable is the drive that compels much of our actions. Such is the case with Mount Everest. Towering nearly 30,000 feet above sea level, Everest has attracted nearly 4,000 people to reach its summit a...

SpongeBob stays afloat

Ben Atwater

February 25, 2015

No matter how old we are, anyone born in the 1990s onwards has seen an episode of Spongebob Squarepants at some point in their life. Growing up a Nickelodeon kid, Spongebob was my favorite show. So naturally I was excited in 2004 when The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie came out. What that movie did right...

Exodus: Let My Boredom Go

Ben Atwater

January 28, 2015

Hollywood whitewashing has been a constant issue of controversy in the media. Liberal interest groups have historically complained that when a film adapted from source material with non-white characters casts white actors to play these non-white roles. Recently, The Last Airbender and The Lone Ra...

Movie magic

Caitlin Duncan

October 22, 2014

Why is it so easy in movies? Why is it that the guy falls in love with the shy, quiet girl that nobody notices? Why does the girl always break through the tough guy’s shell and see the softer side of him? Movies always end the same way. The guy and the girl fall in love, and bam…happily ever ...

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