Weekend Suggestions 2/6/16-2/7/16

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer On Campus SI Films “Straight Outta Compton” is playing in the Johnson Center Cinema Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. The movie is about the formation of NWA (Niggaz Wit Attitude), and how they faced a racist and classist society. For more information and to watch the trailer […]

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Oscar nominations fail to recognize people of color

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer This year marks the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, better known as the Oscars, which will be hosted by Chris Rock on February 28 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. Each year the Academy Award nominations are dedicated to highlighting the best of cinema and to honoring the impact movies make on our […]

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Weekend Suggestions: Sept.17-21

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer Whether one feels like staying at Mason or heading out to D.C. this weekend, there are plenty of ways to have fun! Here are some events happening on and around campus for students to enjoy.   Ageless Chinese Art: A Virginia Scholar’s Collection of Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings Hosted by the Confucius Institute at […]

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Movie Review: “Kingsman: The Secret Service”

Alisa Posey, staff writer The action packed comedy directed by Matthew Vaughn, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is a movie you won’t be able to take your eyes off of. The film’s namesake, Kingsman, is a secret service organization. A young boy named Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and his mother are visited by a secret agent named […]

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Movie Review: Black or White

Alisa Posey, staff writer A great film for the month of February is “Black or White.” The film is about Eliot (Kevin Costner), who recently lost his wife in a car accident, who is left alone to raise his interracial granddaughter, Eloise (Jillian Estell). Eliot struggles with these losses and starts drinking frequently. In the […]

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Spanish and Latin Film Festival

Cynthia Jessup, Staff Writer As its first year debut, Professor Roman- Mendoza and Professor Rabin of the Modern and Classical Languages Department have worked diligently with Pragda and various organizations on campus to enlighten aspects of foreign cultures and expose students to new experiences. The Spanish and Latin Film Festival is now being featured on […]

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Mason students on “50 Shades of Grey”

Mackenzie Bailey, staff writer If you are trying to figure out what to do this Valentine’s Day, the controversial, best-selling novel “50 Shades of Grey” by E.L. James is making its way into theaters. The pornographic, BDSM-based novel (that many even consider abusive) is definitely not to be seen with your family. However, can you […]

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Documentary receives national praise

This story was originally published in the Nov. 17 issue of Fourth Estate. Out in the Night, an award winning documentary produced by Mason’s Director of Film and Video Studies, was screened at Mason as part of the Visiting Film Maker Series. Out in the Night has been screened at several film festivals and won […]

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Winter Movie Preview

Into the Woods Release date: Dec. 25, 2014 The stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood are intertwined with the Baker and his wife in this dark fairy tale. Director: Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) Why this movie: Actually, I should start with a warning. Do not see this movie if […]

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Dealflicks.com allows a cheap trip to the movies

Going to a movie theater can be an expensive outing. One can easily spend $30 for a single ticket, popcorn and drink, which makes it hard to justify seeing a movie in the theater. That said, there is an appeal to seeing movies on a 100-foot screen. Sean Wycliffe, founder of Dealflicks.com, says he imagined […]

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