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Ben X Review

Ben X Review

Jonathan Gonzalez, Impact Staff

April 25, 2014

As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games. As the old saying goes “There’s no time like the present” and the present is only a few scant days left in April and being that April is Autism Awareness Month I feel I should...

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Delivers Super Punch

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Delivers Super Punch

Jonathan Gonzalez, Impact Staff

April 15, 2014

Steve Rogers, our model of heroism in America, struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. About as simplistic of a storyline as you can get. And as you know with superhero movies, they can go either way. For...

The Grandmaster Review

That's right Ip Man. Turn, turn in shame!

Jonathan Gonzalez, Impact Staff

April 4, 2014

The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. For the past half year or so I have been eagerly awaiting the chance to see The Grandmaster. And why not? It’s another film based on the life of Ip Man and the titular 2008 film is a movie that’s very near and dear to me. Not...

The Grand Budapest Hotel Review

Check in to The Grand Budapest Hotel this speing!

Jonathan Gonzalez, Impact Staff

April 1, 2014

The adventures of Gustav M, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Wes Anderson is a director who I feel one must have an acquired taste to enjoy. He heavily uses surrealism in his films such as verbal non-sequitirs,...

No More Waiting For It: How I Met Your Mother is Over

No More Waiting For It: How I Met Your Mother is Over

Melissa Nappi, Entertainment Editor

March 31, 2014

208 episodes, countless glasses of Glen McKenna and one hell of an epic love story later, How I Met Your Mother ended its nine year run tonight. **Spoilers Ahead** The question is whose epic love story is it?  Is it Ted and "the Mother," whose name was revealed to be Tracy, or is it Ted and Ro...

15th Annual International Film Festival

Maria Elena Perez, Associate Editor

March 31, 2014

The 15th annual International Film Festival will offer Mercy College students an unforgettable and rare glimpse into different countries around the world from Tuesday, April 8 through Friday, April 11. “The International Film Festival is a wonderful opportunity for Mercy students and faculty to...

Veronica, We Are Still Friends

Veronica, We Are Still Friends

Melissa Nappi, Entertainment Editor

March 20, 2014

After one biggest and most successful KickStarter campaigns in the history of the website, Veronica Mars is in theaters. With over 90,000 backers that received special perks such as production notes, T-shirts and even a chance to be an extra or name a character, it over shot its $2 million goal by over...

Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show Takeover

Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show Takeover

Melissa Nappi, Entertainment Editor

February 18, 2014

Jimmy Fallon finally took over his Tonight Show duties on Feb. 17 the first episode of the Tonight Show to be filmed in New York City in over 40 years as well as in the original studio. Fallon introduced himself to viewers and then harkening back to the times of original Tonight Show host Steve Allen...

I Hate To Insult ‘Her’ But She Is A Bore

Joaquin Phoenix attempting to be whimsical in Her

Jonathan Gonzalez, Impact Staff

February 7, 2014

A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need. Over the course of a month Spike Jonze’s film, Her has garnered critical acclaim from all corners of the movie community. The Academy itself has nominated Her for five...

All-Star Cast Produces Chilling Take On ‘The Iceman’ Murderer

The Iceman Cometh...

Jonathan Gonzalez, Impact Staff

January 24, 2014

The true story of Richard Kuklinski, is the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession. This is Rumor Control, here are the facts! It’s sad that in this day and age there are some pretty good addition...

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