Film & TV
Article by Danny Krastek — This article contains possible spoilers for films of 2023. It’s a new year, which means a whole new slate of movies is on its way. Before we move on and get excited for Dune 2and Deadpool 3 and… are any original movies coming out next year? Anyway, before those come out, let us […]
A Very Jewish Christmas; Or how I learned to stop worrying and watch four movies in one day By J.F. Tannen — To be Jewish is to accept a very tragic truth very early on in life: December 25th is one of the happiest, most fun days of the year- and you are unable […]
By Kit Frascella For the first time in over a decade, the famous Japanese monster movie studio is releasing an officially licensed Godzilla movie with a new breath to the franchise. Godzilla has previously been licensed by the Legendary film company for the past few years, making this the first movie we see the big […]
By Tyler Restucci I never realized how many everyday people it takes to create a live show like the VMAS. Whenever I watched them on TV, I assumed the people in the pit or the pre-recorded videos were special somehow. Nevertheless, one night, my friend Joely asked me if I wanted to see a performance from […]
By Luke Adair “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” is Marvel’s newest project in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is the first film in Phase 5 of the MCU, and it is an impressive start to this new phase. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return as Ant-Man and The Wasp. The film also stars Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror and features […]
Steven Spielberg’s adaption of the beloved musical is in theaters. The production employed nearly two dozen Montclair State Graduates in acting, dancing and production roles. The film’s protagonist, Rachel Zegler was set on attending Montclair State University before she got the callback for her first-ever movie role, as one of the main characters, Maria. Hear […]
I was introduced to EDM early on in life because of my mom. However, it was not until elementary school that it clicked. My mom bought this Tiesto CD: “Club Life, Vol. 2 – Miami” and it was all I wanted to play in the car throughout the summer of 2012. Next thing you know, […]
By Joshua Tirado Check out this awesome Movie Feature on Spiderman Far From Home!! Will Spiderman find out where he truly belongs? Will he choose the suit over a normal life? Check it out!!
By Alyssa Nogol Check out this awesome movie feature on THE movie that everyone is talking about; Toy Story 4!
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Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices. Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, and Ruby Rose. Pitch Perfect 3 is Rated PG-13
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. The Greatest Showman is Rated […]
Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Starring John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Nick Jonas, Gabriel Iglesias, and more.
The last edition of the Star Wars saga. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past. Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Domnhall Gleeson, […]
Coco, the latest film out of Pixar, Starring Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, and more. This is a story about aspiring musician Miguel who confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery. Star of the film, Benjamin Bratt sat down to talk […]
The latest edition to the DC Cinematic Universe, starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Mamoa, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher. Ray Fisher, Cyborg, sat down to talk about his experience on the film and originating the character of Cyborg for the first time in live action. Justice League is Rated PG-13
Stars of the Film, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell sat down to talk about coming back together for a sequel, the additions of Mel Gibson and John Lithgow, and more. Daddy’s Home 2 is Rated PG-13.
Murder on the Orient Express, Directed and Starring Kenneth Branagh as well as Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Pfeifer, Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom, and Judy Dench. Based on the classic story by Agatha Christie. Director Kenneth Branagh sat down to talk about what inspired him to bring this story to modern […]
Thor: Ragnarok, the latest release from Marvel studios. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, and Tessa Thompson. Tom Hiddleston and Tessa Thompson sat down to talk about their experiences on the film, and in regards to Thompson, thoughts on joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Written by: Julia Siegel An enlightening documentary, a hilarious conversation, and two great characters made an afternoon at the Wellmont Theater a must-be place during the final weekend of the Montclair Film Festival. The excited, sold-out crowd broke into a thunderous round of applause when the still extremely popular Bill Nye walked into the theater. […]
Written by: Julia Siegel Quadruple threat director, actor, screenwriter, and song writer Zoe Lister-Jones closed out the Montclair Film Festival with her hilarious new film, Band Aid. The film was a great choice to close out the festival, as it balances comedy, drama, and music perfectly. Lister-Jones, who also produced the film, participated in a […]
Written by: Julia Siegel New Jersey has some weird folklore, but no story may be crazier than the events that occurred from Orson Welles’ radio broadcast of War of the Worlds on October 30, 1938. The radio industry was forever impacted by the chaos that ensued when Welles announced that Martians were invading New Jersey. […]
One of the staples of the Montclair Film Festival is the In Conversation Series, which teams up late night comedian and festival Advisory Board member Stephen Colbert with celebrities to discuss their lives in the entertainment industry. This year, Colbert sat down with actor/writer/director John Turturro and discussed everything from Turturro’s life growing up in Queens, New York to working with famous directors Woody Allen, Spike Lee, the Coen Brothers, Robert De Niro, and Michael Bay. No matter what the topic was, Turturro managed to crack up Colbert and the entire audience with his kooky storytelling.
Photo and Story by: Julia Siegel Film festivals typically show thought-provoking films, so it was no surprise that director Oren Moverman’s latest feature, The Dinner, made the lineup. Based on the Dutch book by Herman Koch, The Dinner uses a choppy, non-linear narrative to show how far four neurotic parents would go to protect their […]
The Fate of the Furious is the latest film in the Fast and Furious franchise, out of Universal Studios. When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime, and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew faces trials that will test them like never before. The Fate of the Furious is […]
Marty Keating takes a closer look at the new movie “Boss Baby” with the cast.
Saban’s Power Rangers is morphing back into theaters March 24th for the first time since 1995. High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vengeance, the group must harness their powers […]