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Entertainment for the Quarantine: “Tiger King,” “Animal Crossing,” The Weeknd and More

Entertainment for the Quarantine: “Tiger King,” “Animal Crossing,” The Weeknd and More

April 1, 2020

However, many new forms of entertainment are being released every day to appease the masses while they stay in isolation.

Place Beyond the Pines: A Closer Look

April 3, 2013

By DANIELLE GARRAND ASSISTANT ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR In an exclusive press conference with The Ram for the newly released Place Beyond the Pines, director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) and stars Ryan Go...

2013 Oscar Results

January 23, 2013

By PATRICK MULLEN STAFF WRITER The 85th Academy Awards may be the tightest, most unpredictable yet. The Best Picture race in particular has no frontrunner unlike most previous years. While there have been surprises before, one is usually able to narrow it down to two or three films that are certain to win the Oscar. This year that does not prove to be the case, as most of the nine films nominated have strong cases. To...

The Academy Awards: Beware the Snub

January 23, 2013

By DANIEL FINNEGAN STAFF WRITER The Academy Awards, while being one of the most prominent cultural award ceremonies in the world, has been criticized in the past for its predictability. Whether it is the Academy’s supposed weakness to the influence of big money marketing rather than sheer movie quality, or the folly of obvious frontrunners, the Oscars are never short of controversy. With notable snubs in this year’...

2013 Year in Review: Albums

January 23, 2013

By PATRICK DOHERTY STAFF WRITER With 2013 freshly begun, it is time to look back on last year's musical offerings. Listed below are some of most critically acclaimed albums of 2012: Swans – The Seer The Seer is a record thirty years in the making. After the fantastic 2010 release My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope in the Sky, frontman Michael Gira has returned with a fiery passion to his work, crafting a two hour post-apoc...

TOP Cast Seamlessly Tells Classic Christmas Story

December 10, 2012

By JOHN BONAZZO COPY EDITOR The Christmas season is here again, and with it the return of holiday shows.The Theatrical Outreach Program (TOP) put on a lively production of one of the classics of the genre, A Christmas Carol, in the Blackbox Theatre on Monday. Charles Dickens’ holiday perennial tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a crotchety old man severely lacking in Christmas spirit. On Christmas Eve night, ...

New Comedy Web Series “Gentrified” Stars Fordham Alum

November 28, 2012

By SCHARON HARDING CULTURE EDITOR What do you need when you are searching for your first apartment? A pair of clicking heels, your finest pearls, a white cable-knit sweater to rest upon your shoulders and your best friend, of course. The stars of “Gentrified,” a comedy web series by Fordham alumnae have this formula down as they move out of their parents’ pool houses into a city of bold characters. “Gentrif...

Top 5 Dramatic Performances by Comedians in Film

November 28, 2012

By DANIEL FINNEGAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER Over the years, many comedic actors have made successful forays into the dramatic acting field, displaying depths that audiences never suspected they possessed. While there have been many effective performances like this, the following five actors were particularly triumphant in their ability to reveal the darker side to their typically comic natures.  5. Marlon Wayans in Requiem ...

One Direction’s ‘Take Me Home’ in Review

November 28, 2012

By ALYSSA CARMUSCIANO STAFF WRITER Calling all Directioners! Last week, UK pop sensation One Direction released its brand new album Take Me Home, only eight months after their first album, Up All Night, came out and went multiplatinum. Upon coming to the United States a year after finishing third on“The X Factor: UK,” One Direction has quickly stolen the hearts of teens and young women across the country. It can be e...

Honor Society: Serendipity

November 28, 2012

By CASEY RYAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER The band Honor Society, a group of four young rockers, has just released their EP Serendipity. Serendipity is the band’s third extended play album, along with their two full albums. This particular EP contains five songs. True to their roots as the Jonas Brother’s opening act, the songs in this set revolve around love. The title track, “Serendipity,” is reminiscent of a Bruno Mars s...

‘Lincoln’ in Review

November 28, 2012

By PATRICK MULLEN STAFF WRITER Lincoln is not the movie most were expecting. It is not a large-scale, fast-paced Spielberg film, but rather a slow, talky, very political film unlike anything the director has ever done. The narrative focuses not on Abraham Lincoln’s life as a whole, but a span of about a month in early 1865 when the 13th Amendment, which would put an end to slavery, was being debated in the House of...

Action Bronson’s ‘Rare Chandeliers’ in Review

November 28, 2012

By DAN GARTLAND SPORTS EDITOR Rare Chandeliersis the latest release from Action Bronson, the Queens-born Albanian-American chef/rapper. Produced by The Alchemist, it is Bronson’s first release since signing with the Warner Bros. offshoot VICE Media. At this point in his career, having signed with a major record label, Bronson finds himself at a crossroads. One of the advantages of signing a record deal is working w...

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