Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, a disease that causes respiratory illness, that spreads through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze, many major music events have been cancelled or postponed. Here is a tentative list of some of the biggest.
Eastern Connecticut State University’s Performing Arts Department is proud to present “The Brothers Size” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-creator of the Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight.” The production will run in the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) DelMonte-Bernstein Studio Theater from March 3-8.
The “Final Fantasy” franchise is a cornerstone of videogame history. It is one of the most recognizable names in gaming and its innovations have continued to impact many role-playing games that have followed. Many entries of this renowned franchise have stood out to players, but perhaps none more so than “Final Fantasy VII”. It’s epic story, diverse cast, and technical aspects were first class in 1997, the year of its release. Since then, the game and its protagonist, the ever-brooding Cloud Strife, have been cemented as one of the most memorable experiences in video game history. The game has been remastered on numerous platforms, but now, for the first time, it is being completely remade.
On Feb. 7, Netflix released “Horse Girl” starring Alison Brie, John Reynolds, Debby Ryan, Molly Shannon, and John Ortiz. Brie also co-wrote the screenplay alongside Jeff Baena, who was also a director and producer. The film follows sweet but naive Sarah (Alison Brie) as her mental health rapidly deteriorates.
On Friday, Feb. 28, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra performed on campus at the Fine Arts Instructional Center. The performance was titled “Turkish Delight,” a classical concert that started at 7:30 p.m. and ended around 9:30 p.m.
2020 is filled with many new and exciting music releases which can only mean one thing: tours. Read on to see if your favorite artist is among some of the most anticipated artists going on tour this year.
After a 4-year hiatus, the Biebs returns as Mr. Bieber with a new R&B album called “Changes.” Justin recorded “Changes” mostly with his main writing collaborator Poo Bear and Josh Gudwin, his trusted producer and audio engineer. Without the presence of someone like Skrillex (who helmed six songs on 2015’s “Purpose”), “Changes” settles into a chill, stream-friendly vibe. Its 16 songs (plus a remix) are all very different from the “Purpose” singles.
“Once you overcome the 1-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” That is what director, Bong Joon-ho, said when he addressed the audience at the Golden Globes. “Parasite” started gaining notoriety and nominations at an unforeseen rate and for good measure. It is very inspiring to see an international film acquire so many accolades and hopefully pave the way for more to come. As of Sunday Feb. 9, it has officially been declared by the academy to be the best picture, as well as having taken home 4 out of 5 possible Oscars. It is a film that refuses to be contained within anybody’s realm of expectations. Genre? Never heard of it. Currently categorized as a drama/comedy/thriller, it is hard to say which of these terms, if any, can even hope to define the essence of the story in the best way possible. What it truly is, however, is a movie that keeps you hooked and on the edge of your seat the entire time.
On Feb. 12, 2020, Netflix released the sequel to the ultra popular “To All the Boys I Loved Before,” titled “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.” The film stars Lana Condor as Lara Jean Covey, Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky and Jordan Fisher as John Ambrose McClaren. Spoilers are included.
Every once in a while, there comes a unique war film that pushes the boundaries of the genre, and filmmaking itself. A recent example of this would be 2017’s “Dunkirk,” which was based on the 1940 British evacuation. The film was immensely praised, and was recognized as one of the greatest war films. Not only that, but it was much different from other famous war movies like “Saving Private Ryan,” “Black Hawk Down,” and “The Deer Hunter.”