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“I, Tonya” Recreates a Captivating Career

By quovadis February 14, 2018

By Scott Pietschker Managing Editor The Winter Olympics have already begun, and going along the lines of Olympics, “I, Tonya” was released on Sept. 8 to a limited release, and is now a wide-released film. The film is a biopic of former Olympic figure-skater, Tonya Harding. It recreates her childhood all the way to her controversial figure-skating career. One very interesting aspect of this film is where the film’s point of view is from. It is mainly...

Marvel’s Newest Film, “Black Panther” Excites Many Moviegoers

By quovadis February 14, 2018

By Claudia Ugbana Staff Writer Marvel Studios is set to release its 18th film, “Black Panther,” on Friday, Feb. 16 in theaters all across America. The film tells the story of T’Challa, a son of a former king, who returns to his native country, Wakanda, to take the throne as rightful king. However, when a powerful enemy suddenly appears, it tests his abilities to keep the fate of his country and entire world in place. According to...

MCC Student Stars in Forum Play

By Alexander Lewis February 14, 2018

By Sergio Rivera Managing Editor Brandon McCunney, a student actor at Middlesex County College, will be performing in the play, “Charlotte’s Web” every weekend through Feb. 25 at the Forum Theater in Metuchen. McCunney said, “[The casting] was very interesting, I came into the show the day after they cast it; I will be playing the role of Avery Arable.” Jason Jackson, the technical director for the Forum Theater and factulty adviser for Backstage Players, a theater...

Better Call Saul Amazes Audiences

By quovadis February 4, 2018

By Humberto Marmolejo Staff Writer Few TV series have been as spectacular and critically acclaimed as AMC’s “Breaking Bad.”  The tragic rise to power, and subsequent downfall, of a chemist-turned-drug lord, Walter White, captivated millions of viewers during its five-season run. The show was direct and thrilling as it showed how an honest man would journey to become the most ruthless drug lord in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The series also introduced audiences to a wide arrange of...

Alessia Cara Wins Best New Artist

By quovadis February 4, 2018

By Claudia Ugbana Staff Writer On Sunday, Jan. 28, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards went live on CBS at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Hundreds of celebrities were seated for this annual event for the music industry. Guests of this award show included many A-list celebrities such as Bruno Mars, who took home a total of six awards including Album of the Year. Alessia Cara who is most famous for her hit...

MCC Student Hosts Open Mic Night

By quovadis February 4, 2018

By Sergio Rivera Managing Editor Leander Galimba, a student at Middlesex County College, will be hosting an open mic event on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Quaker Steak & Lube in Edison. Galimba performs at many other open mics in New Jersey, including a recent performance at The Westbrook in Bound Brook, and also received an opportunity to perform for America’s Got Talent in October 2017. Galimba said, “If all goes well...

Video Game Industry Abandons the Single Player Experience?

By quovadis January 28, 2018

I remember being four years old and watching my older siblings play video games on a classic NES top loader and me being completely fascinated by the wonderful world of “Super Mario 3” and “Zelda II.” At the time, I was a bit too young to have the ability to play such beautiful masterpieces, but since then, I have been captivated by the world of video games. As I grew older and my family bought me a brand-new...

YouTube Issues New Monetization Policy

By quovadis January 28, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, the Google-owned video platform YouTube rolled out a new monetization policy that required all channels to have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time within 12 months in order to be eligible to monetization their channel. In a blog post uploaded by Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan and Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl, the change comes after reviewing several issues with user monetization in 2017. “2017 marked a tough year for many...

Adaptation of Stephen King’s Science Fiction Thriller “11.22.63” Captivates Viewers from Start to Finish

By quovadis January 22, 2018

Stephen King is often regarded as one of the most respected and influential science fiction and horror authors of modern American literature. His works have spawned endless amounts of acclaimed television series and films. “The Shining,” “Cujo,” “Misery,” and “The Shawshank Redemption,” are just a few of his many stories that have been perfectly replicated to film. His most influential and best-known book simply titled “IT” received a well-respected TV series back in 1990, and just recently...

“The Shape of Water” Remains with Viewers Long After Ending

By quovadis January 22, 2018

“The Shape of Water” was written and directed by prestigious filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro. The film was released on Dec. 1. The film is a fantasy film about a mute janitor and her relationship with an experimented- on amphibian, humanoid creature. The film stars Sally Hawkins as Elisa Esposito, a mute janitor who works at a secret research facility. Hawkins performs one of the best roles in her career. A viewer really feels for her throughout the...