Art in a New Age: NJIT/Rutgers’ Theatre Department…

The Director’s Project one act plays are something that occur every year for the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)/Rutgers’ theatre program. This event allows burgeoning directors taking a directing class to immerse themselves in the directing process from selecting…

Oscar Diversity Standards

Recently the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, also known as the Oscars, announced new standards for diversity and representation in their Best Picture line up, which will go into effect by 2024. In the Oscars’ official statement, the standards are to “encourage equitable…

Scoob!

Scooby-Doo has been solving mysteries with “the gang” on the silver screen since 1969, but perhaps the biggest mystery is why 2020’s “Scoob!” turned out to be such a disappointment. With an all-star cast with the likes of Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez,…

Retrospecting on the DC Extended Universe

The DC superhero movies have had difficulty connecting with audiences. While the studio has had some recent successes, their attempt at a shared universe will always be looked back on as a failure. While Marvel’s first “Avengers” movie was…

Mulan

The movie “Mulan” has always been very nostalgic for me; I still remember renting the DVD from my local library almost every month simply because I enjoyed the story of Mulan’s courageous, daring heroism. When I heard that Disney…

The Possible Death of Movie Theaters

Quarantine season has proved to be a trying time for everyone, and with movie theaters slowly attempting to reopen, the movie industry has a long way to go to recover.  Productions of numerous films like “Mission…

1917

War epics have always held a special place in my heart, ranging from the classics of the 60’s like “The Great Escape,” “The Dirty Dozen” and “Von Ryan’s Express,” to modern epics like “Saving Private Ryan,” “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Dunkirk.” These two eras differ drastically…

Movie Review: Bad Boys For Life

You may understand why going into “Bad Boys for Life,” I wanted to give it a fair chance. After all, Will Smith is a talented actor who deserves to be in good movies again. Considering that this film is the first movie…