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Top 5 Halloween movies for this holiday season

Skylar Sena October 30, 2021
Double double, toil and trouble, spooky season is upon us at Stony Brook University. Though looking at one’s tuition balance is terrifying enough, many prefer to celebrate the season of the witch in more festive ways.
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Alan Cummings and his crew at the end of his American Debut show on Oct. 23. The performance took place at the Staller Center and received a standing ovation from the audience. JUSTIN MISTLEMAKHER

“Spy Kids” actor Alan Cumming dazzles the Staller Center with his new cabaret show

Sydney Riddle October 29, 2021
On Saturday, Oct. 23, performer Alan Cumming came to SBU to debut his new show, “Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age.” Cumming’s new cabaret show was full of witty anecdotes, emotional tell-alls and surprising revelations. 
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‘He’s All That’ Review: Higher stakes but a lukewarm outcome

Anjulina Varghese September 11, 2021
Cue Sixpence None the Richer’s “Kiss Me"; Laney Boggs walks in slow-motion down the stairs in her gorgeous makeover, only to clumsily trip into the arms of Zack Slier, her love interest. This iconic scene from the 90s classic “She’s All That” is still memorable in the hearts of fans all over the world. The 2021 reboot by Mark Waters, “He’s All That,” portrays the same concept, in a way that is in tune with today’s generation.
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Faith, Danger and Freedom Merge in “Harriet”

Justin Mitselmakher February 28, 2020
On Friday, Feb. 21, the Staller Center for the Arts presented the acclaimed film “Harriet” to a nearly full audience. Directed by Kassi Lemmons, “Harriet” follows American heroine Harriet Tubman on her journey to freedom and her work in the Underground Railroad.
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Sega Character Sonic is Back With “Sonic the Hedgehog” Film Directed by Jeff Fowler

Niki Nassiri February 23, 2020
“Sonic the Hedgehog,” directed by Jeff Fowler arrives as the latest addition in the videogame-to-screen frenzy.
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“Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order”: A story-driven experience fans will love

Alek Lewis November 24, 2019
With the conclusive episode in the “Star Wars” franchise, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” to be released in under a month and the recent premiere of the first Star Wars live action television show, “The Mandalorian,” the newest “Star Wars” single-player video game “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” dropped.
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Directors cut supersedes the original “Midsommar”

Directors cut supersedes the original “Midsommar”

Lajiere Blake September 8, 2019
The debut of “Midsommar” in July 2019 was met with fervent excitement from fans of the director's first feature film, “Hereditary.” The wide success of “Hereditary” gave Aster the golden pass to join with the likes of Jordan Peele.
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Patema Inverted: The visual spectacle brought to the Wang Center

Patema Inverted: The visual spectacle brought to the Wang Center

Alek Lewis September 8, 2019
“Patema Inverted” is a must-watch for Japanese animation fans who look for the immersion into culture and impressive animation, and science fiction fans who like to think about the possibilities of gravitational fantasy.
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Review: “Lola And Her Brothers”

Melissa Azofeifa August 5, 2019
The French film, “Lola and Her Brothers,” directed by Jean-Paul Rouve, closed the 10-day Stony Brook Film Festival on Saturday night, July 28.
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SPOILER ALERT: “Endgame” is an emotional rollercoaster

Alexander Bakirdan April 28, 2019
The Russo brothers do an excellent job of crafting a world that truly feels hopeless, using a time skip to jump to 2023, five years after the events of Infinity War.
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Assistant Professor of Spanish at Vanderbilt University Michelle Murray gives a talk about the movie Rabia. Rabia is a Spanish film released in 2009 directed by Sebastián Cordero. DESHAUN ROBINSON/THE STATESMAN

“Rabia” – giving a voice to the voiceless

Cindy Mizaku March 10, 2019
“There are a lot of parallels between the movie and what is going on in the U.S. with migrant workers of color,” Crystal Williams, a junior health science major, said.
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“Dragon Ball Super: Broly” flies above all expectations

Mike Adams February 9, 2019
“Broly” is a sensory masterpiece on multiple levels. Animation Director Naohiro Shintani introduced an entirely new animation style for the film that feels both fresh and familiar.
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