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Lupita Nyong’o stood out with her amazing dress at the Oscars. PHOTO CREDIT: JAY L. CLENDENIN

The best and worst fashions at the 87th Academy Awards

Francesca Campione February 24, 2015
Viewers want to see what celebrities are sporting on the red carpet before it is all over Instagram in selfie-form.
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Julianne Moore plays a linguistics professor battling early onset Alzheimers in Still Alice. According to deadline.com, the film is based on Lisa Genovas book of the same name. PHOTO CREDIT: NICHOLAS GENIN

SUNY shines light on the arts with new three-year program

Rena Thomas February 23, 2015
Lights, camera, action. Stony Brook introduced the SUNY system's first ever Master of Fine Arts program to its Southampton and Manhattan campuses.
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Moore, above, won her second Golden Globe for her role in Still Alice. Her first win was for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in Game Change. (LOS ANGELES TIMES / TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE)

Julianne Moore captivates in “Still Alice”

Francesca Campione January 26, 2015
In “Still Alice,” Julianne Moore delivers such a heartbreakingly honest portrayal of a woman suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” is the best of the movie franchise thus far

Brandon Benarba November 24, 2014
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” is not a complete movie. It is the first half of the film adaptation of the final book in the trilogy of novels that has now been spread into four movies.
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(PHOTO CREDIT : MCT CAMPUS)

“Carrie” fails to live up to 70s reputation

Brandon Benarba October 23, 2013
“Carrie” is an almost scene-by-scene remake of Brian De Palma’s 1976 classic. De Palma’s “Carrie” is a horror masterpiece that still holds strong today, with two great lead performances and a scary final act. While the “Carrie” remake has a lot of talent, it fails to live up to the original film and to reach the level of a good movie.
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