by Jacob Peterson
Starting on October 6th, a team of twelve will be visiting Folsom Lake College in order to a forum for students to attend. These forums will allow students and faculty to share information and perspective about our college with the team. It is recommended for students to attend but is not mandatory. The forums will be on Tuesday Oct 6th from 12 to 1, and Wednesday Oct 7th 4:30 to 5:30, both in FL3-173.
by Shelbie Condie
Need a heartwarming moment? Take a grandparent to go see Nancy Meyer’s newest film, The Intern, starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. This storyline spinoff of The Devil Wears Prada just premiered Friday, September 25. Granted, The Intern is not entirely the same as David Frankel’s movie about a person receiving a job at a successful fashion company, but the heading isn’t too far off. The subtle difference of the two is that in this movie the younger person, Anne Hathaway, is now the boss, with Robert De Niro, the older individual, being her intern—hence the title.
The best way to describe The Intern is summarizing it as a Hallmark movie with a known cast. The two Oscar winners put forth their sweet smiles and charm the audience with a cute and endearing performance. There’s a basic plot with typical challenges that the characters deal with, yet there are also some unexpected, and potentially, humorous moments. The characters are likable, and overall there’s a modern grace to it. The Intern is one flick that can definitely be added to the list of simply sappy movies. This film is rated PG-13.
by Shelbie Condie
"And the Emmy goes to..."
Yes, it’s finally that time of year again: when attire is blatantly worshipped, when acceptance speeches are cut short by the melodious orchestra, but mostly, when artists are so. so. so. grateful for the novelist list of people that got them to where they are now.
The 67th Emmy Awards took place September 20 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, with first-time host Andy Samberg. Andy Samberg is mainly known for his success of Digital Shorts on Saturday Night Live, being a cast member from the years 2005-2012 (snl.wikia.com). He currently works on the FOX sitcom, Brooklyn 99, which premieres its new season on Sunday, September 27th.
by Shelbie Condie
Captivatingly dark and simple, and anticipated by gangster flick fanatics, Scott Cooper’s film Black Mass: The Story of Whitey Bulger was finally released last Friday, September 18. This mobster movie is a typical one, and based on the true story of the intricate association of the Boston Irish Mob-- specifically the Winter Hill Gang-- and the FBI during the 1970s and 1980s.
The film uncovers the inquisitive investigation of why Jimmy Bulger, one of the most notorious gangsters in U.S. history, keeps his enemies close (imdb.com). Personally, I didn’t have any expectations of the movie as I’d never heard of the Winter Hill gang. I honestly watched it because, as mentioned above, I am one of those ‘gangster flick fanatics’. I was pleasantly surprised of the film’s execution, as well as candidly shocked to witness the gruesome actions of this South Boston group.
The role of Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger has been dubbed as Johnny Depp’s best performance of his career (variety.com). It is indeed solid. The well-rounded cast also includes Kevin Bacon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, and Joel Edgerton. Overall, it’s a predictable, yet enthralling feature. Also to keep in mind, this film is rated R for language and violence. Go see it at a nearby theatre, or don’t. It’s a choice-- just don’t choose the wrong one.
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