Film & Tv

Francesca LaBianco talks with Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block about her life as a broadway actress and her upcoming...

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award winner and documentary icon. Her film Miss Sharon Jones! is closing the Montclair Film Festival this Saturday at the Wellmont...

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

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Tuesday, 03 May 2016

LIFE, ANIMATED based off the book titled, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism, kicked off the Montclair Film Festival on April 29th. The documentary follows Owen Suskind, a young adult living with autism, and his journey on communicating with others using lines from Disney films after he lost the ability to communicate at the age of three. Hours before opening night, director, Roger Ross Williams, told WMSC that Life Animated is a very different film compared to...

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Sunday, 01 May 2016

Written by: Julia Siegel...

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Thursday, 17 March 2016

By Francesca LaBianco In only a few hours Hollywoods finest will pile into The Dolby Theatre for this years 88th Academy Awards ceremony hosted by Chris Rock. The nominations stirred up quite the controversy this year generating a social media uproar and the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. The 2015 Academy Awards saw their lowest ratings in 6-years according to Variety.com. This is Chris Rock’s second time hosting The Academy Awards. He hosted once before in 2005 with ratings 3% down from 2004 according...

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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Jack Rico, journalist, founder, and Editor-In-Chief of ShowBizCafe.com – an entertainment website which combines American and Latino mainstream pop culture. He is also the Entertainment Contributor for the TODAY show, MSNBC, Telemundo and NBCNews.com. Jack has covered the issues of race at the Oscars extensively and we are thrilled he is here to offer some insight as well as sharing his predictions for Oscars...

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

By Julia Siegel Everybody’s favorite animated panda is kicking his way back into theaters this weekend after a five year wait. DreamWorks animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 will have families running to their local movie theaters this weekend since there will not be another animated movie released until Disney’s Zootopia at the beginning of March. With no comparable competitors, Kung Fu Panda 3 is predicted to make $40 million in its opening weekend to win the box office. Jack Black...

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Tuesday, 02 February 2016

On this episode, host Merrill Brown is joined by Peter Kafka, senior media editor at Recode.net to talk about the power of streaming giant Netflix and the fight for your living room. Is Netflix murdering...

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

As the generation who grew up with the beloved characters of Harry Potter, we grieve with the world one of the most unique and creative actors in the industry. British thespian Alan Rickman, died today at age 69. His deep, purr of a voice, one of the best in film. His characters, often villainous, displayed a complex level of emotions and motivations. It was these multifaceted roles that gained him the most recognition. One of those most esteemed characters was...

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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Featuring Montclair State’s own film faculty and coordinator of the film forum, Roberta Friedman. Professor Friedman worked on Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back as visual effects coordinator. We get to hear from the returning original cast Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. Plus, Director J.J.Abrams and the new cast members to the saga Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and John...

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Friday, 18 December 2015

Written by: Julia Siegel What is the best way for students to learn about the entertainment industry? “You can take classes, and that’s fantastic. Nothing for me motivated me and taught me more than hearing from people who were in the world doing this,” executive producer and documentarian Kahane Cooperman said. Cooperman went on to say that hearing lectures from leading professionals in the industry at a young age motivated her more to pursue a career in the world of film. This is exactly the...

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Saturday, 12 December 2015