Post Category: Culture

Behind the Scenes of Spike Jonze’s Apple Ad

03.23.2018 Culture, Industry


Apple’s recently released a short film “Welcome Home” directed by Spike Jonze. Starring FKA Twigs, the ad portrays a disgruntled city dweller whose dull apartment comes to life thanks to her Apple HomePod device. Her room lights up, stretches and morphs into a virtual playground of shape and color. The key point of the production…
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Anyone Else Getting Tired of Superhero Movies?

03.23.2018 Culture, Industry


We can all agree that an occasional superhero movie is worth watching. Recognizable characters, top-of-the-line visual effects, and simple plots that are easy to follow make for a pleasant risk-free movie night experience for everyone. But how many of these movies is too much? Let’s take a look at how we ended up with the…
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Film Locations You Didn’t Know Were in New Jersey

03.12.2018 Culture, Industry


There are hundreds of movies that are based or shot in New Jersey – but you would have never guessed these movies were shot in the Garden State. Check out these iconic scenes from Hollywood blockbusters that feature our home state of NJ! I Am Legend Remember the ending of the movie, where Will Smith…
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Why Netflix’s ‘Seven Seconds’ Doesn’t Represent Jersey City

03.06.2018 Culture, Featured


Netflix recently released Seven Seconds, a new crime drama series about a fictional hit-and-run of a black teenager. Seven Seconds is directed by “The Killing” director Veena Sud, and takes place in our very own Jersey City. The pilot opens up with rookie Jersey City police officer Peter Jablonski (Beau Knapp) driving in a SUV on…
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Oscars – My Best and Worst Best Pictures

03.02.2018 Culture, Industry


This Sunday we’ll engage in yet another bout of entertainment industry self-lauding. We’ll watch as the rich and famous strut their stuff down the Hollywood red carpet, extolling their excellence to each other early and often, as we sit on our couches in pajamas, wondering perhaps what we might be wearing if ever we were…
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2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

I remember watching the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics with my parents around the T.V. No one in my family followed any sports, but they did tune in to major sporting events such as the Olympics. It was that year of the Ohno incident, where American short track speed skater Apolo Ohno was awarded…
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The Grammys

01.26.2018 Culture, Featured, Music


As I’ve often alluded before, you needn’t look further than the Best Alternative category to surmise exactly how out of touch the Grammys are. Alternative, as a genre-defining adjective, hasn’t been relevant since the days of Manic Panic and post-pubescent boys stealing away with their sisters’ Delia’s catalogs to order fake vintage ringer tees. Yet…
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Stranger Things Season 2: What You Need to Know

10.27.2017 Culture


Stranger Things has been all the hype this week. It’s been a few hours since Netflix launched the newest season of Stranger Things, and not surprisingly, thousands of subscribers report to have stayed up all night to watch the second season in its entirety.

Tom Petty Died And I’m Just Getting Older

10.06.2017 Culture, Music


Tom Petty, best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died on Monday in Los Angeles. His songs were staples of rock radio for decades, and with hits like “Refugee,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” “Free Fallin’ ” and “Into the Great Wide Open,” Mr. Petty sold millions of albums and headlined arenas and festivals well…
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New Original TV Shows and Movies Coming to Netflix in September

08.31.2017 Culture, Industry


As another month passes, it is time again for Netflix to pull and release TV shows and Movies from their streaming services. Although many fans are sad to see their favorite shows go each month, the new releases this month look promising to say the least. There will be 30 New Netflix Originals alone this month. As…
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