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Long movie runtimes

Tired of long movies? Lengthy films create cinematic masterpieces

April 3, 2024
I’m not a film buff, and I’ve never claimed to be a film buff. Still, I am frustrated with recent criticisms of “long” movies.
Illustration Rachel Choi

Not another high school movie with college-aged actors!

March 20, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.  In 2019,...

Illustration Molly Boyke

Sales over songs: What’s up with undercover musicals?

February 7, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. You are sitting...

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From Hollywood to Broadway: Why a stage adaptation of “La La Land” Just won’t work.

February 23, 2023

“La La Land” is officially coming to Broadway—a decision that inevitably reflects another shallow cash grab musical by production giants and offers...

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“Pamela, A Love Story”: In with the documentary, out with the biopic

February 15, 2023

Pamela Anderson, a media personality who took the ‘90s by storm, is finally telling her own story. Last year, Hulu released a biopic series called “Pam...

10 festive films to get you into the holiday spirit

10 festive films to get you into the holiday spirit

December 14, 2021

As the fall semester comes to a close, the long anticipated winter break we all deserve is only days away. Here is a list of ten classic, snuggle-inducing...

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

November 17, 2021

Halloween has come and gone.Now it’s time to start preparing for the next holiday—Thanksgiving.  For college students, the infamous turkey day...

How eager students are celebrating a ‘normal’ Halloween

How eager students are celebrating a ‘normal’ Halloween

October 30, 2021

Boston is opening up after nearly two years of inactivity, and the barriers raised during the pandemic are coming down just in time for Halloween. After...

Halloween is back! Here are some ways to celebrate the spooky holiday

Halloween is back! Here are some ways to celebrate the spooky holiday

October 21, 2021

After missing out on tricks and treats last year, a somewhat normal Halloween is finally here and it's time to get in the spooky spirit.  Whether you’re...

10 must watch fall films

10 must watch fall films

October 13, 2021

With the weather getting colder and the days growing shorter, it can only mean one thing—fall is here.  Fall, especially October, is the perfect...

AMC Theater by the Common.

Movies don’t need to be a cinematic masterpiece to be worthwhile

April 8, 2021

As we all start slowly returning to sitting in front of the big screen, a once-wide selection of movie showings is lacking as a result of the pandemic....

Still from A Quiet Place: Part II.

Fifteen movies that COVID took from us by postponing their release

March 17, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic delayed more than 100 movies from being released in theaters in the past year, and pushed several straight to streaming platforms....

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

February 10, 2021

February 14 is fast approaching, and the love-filled day stirs up quite a few emotions. Luckily for you, The Beacon has a number of movie suggestions for...

Natalie Busch. Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

A Star is Born: Bradley Cooper’s vanity project

October 28, 2018

Elle chose Lady Gaga as one of its 2018 Women in Hollywood honorees last week. In her acceptance speech she said, “[Women] are not just objects to...

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