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Movie and Television News

Movie and Television News

Matthew Fraga
Dec 3, 2019
The last month of the year is packed with some great films. All of the major studios are putting their foot in the race for the award season. Be sure to catch these five films before it is too late.

New York State Government

New York State Government

NewsPlexus Media
Dec 2, 2019
A bill introduced in late November by freshman Sen. Rachel May, D-Syracuse, would compel the state Commissioner of Education to make recommendations to the Board of Regents regarding the implementation of a climate change curriculum in state senior high schools.

Movie and Television News

Movie and Television News

Matthew Fraga
Dec 1, 2019
There is a degree of maturity and patience in “The Irishman” that is unlike anything I have seen. This could only be accomplished by a director like Martin Scorsese. He somehow makes the most mundane and unassuming scenes so damn entertaining. With a three-and-a-half-hour runtime, one would expect frequent bombastic scenes to keep the audience engaged. However, Scorsese seldom implements violence, and when he does, it’s thoroughly gripping. Most of the time, Scorsese elongates scenes by holding the camera on a face longer than expected. Instead of looking away, you look closer and consider what thoughts are racing through the character’s head.

Movie and Television News

Movie and Television News

Matthew Fraga
Nov 30, 2019
I am a firm believer that the trailer is one of the most important pieces of a movie. It is incredibly difficult to strike the perfect balance between showing the audience enough to pique their interest, but not so much that you spoil the movie. Another difficulty is accurately conveying the movie’s tone. Most of the time, trailers mislead the audience and give away too much. As is the case with the “Ford v Ferrari” trailers. From the trailers, it would be fair to assume that the movie’s central focus is around the 1966 Le Mans race, and the production of Ford’s GT40 race car leading up to it.

Movie and Television News

Movie and Television News

Matthew Fraga
Nov 21, 2019
November may be nearly over, but there is still time for you to see some great films that released this month. All these films will surely be in contention for multiple Academy Awards. America’s dad—Tom Hanks—is looking to bolster his already exception resume. Scorsese once again establishes himself as the best director around, crafting another mob masterpiece. Christian Bale and Matt Damon prove to be one of the best duos of the year. Finally, A24 produces another work of art with an endlessly talented cast, proving why they are a force to be reckoned with. Here are four November releases that you must see.

Movie and Television News

Movie and Television News

Matthew Fraga
Nov 12, 2019
The reason I love movies, is that for two hours I can enter another world. All my worries and doubts take a back seat, and I become a part of a new reality. This is especially the case in Robert Egger’s "The Lighthouse," starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

Movie and Television News

Movie and Television News

Matthew Fraga
Nov 7, 2019
What makes a bad movie? When thinking about this question, I like to contemplate a variety of factors. I consider how bad the acting is, how underdeveloped story is, and how often the director disrespects the audience’s intelligence. I also like to think about how true the movie is to its intended genre. Is the horror movie scary? Is the comedy funny? Sure, these are subjective standards. What I find funny, you may not and vice versa. However, I think the true test of how bad a movie is depends on how you react during the film. Are you constantly checking the time on your phone? Does it take multiple viewings to get through the movie?

Movie and Television News

Movie and Television News

Matthew Fraga
Oct 24, 2019
This is it, the final chapter in a franchise that has spanned five decades. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be the third epsiode in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, and the ninth and final episode in the “Skywalker Saga.” J.J. Abrams will once again be directing the film. He directed Episode 7, the first in the sequel trilogy. Abrams took a hiatus leaving Rian Johnson to direct Episode 8. Many were disappointed by Johnson’s effort, saying that there was a disconnect between the first two films. Abrams will surely have his work cut out for him in wrapping up countless story lines in a satisfactory manner. Though, if anyone can do it, it’s him.

Movie and Television News

Movie and Television News

Matthew Fraga
Oct 27, 2019
It’s been six years since the hit show breaking bad concluded. Many regard the finale as one of best of all time, myself included. However, for as good as it was, there was always one questions lingering: What happened to Jesse? The final time we see him in the finale he is busting through the fence of the Nazi compound in Todd’s El Camino, as a battered, broken man.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Yingyee Xiong
Nov 2, 2019
This series is an ongoing series as I still struggle with self-worth, self-doubt, and confidence. Within this series, they are more of letters to myself with the goal of hoping to extend it to my audience. For those who are going through the same emotions as me: self-doubt, self-love, and trying to find our value and purpose in life, I hope to extend it to you; therefore, welcome to my SELF-LOVE series.