Student Voice: Editor says goodbye to FDU and The Pillar

JON SCOTT Entertainment Editor So this is it. The final article I will ever do for The Pillar. It’s funny, how much things change over the span of three years, and how far I’ve come since then. When I...

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Review: New ‘Avengers’ film is overstuffed but entertaining

JON SCOTT Entertainment Editor “Avengers: Age of Ultron” had the incredibly difficult task of creating a film that was worthy of standing alongside its 2012 predecessor, which currently sits as the third highest grossing movie of all time. With...

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Movie review: ‘Unfriended’ is ‘first genuine surprise of 2015’

JON SCOTT Entertainment Editor One of the best experiences to have watching a movie is going into the theater with the absolute lowest expectations you could possibly have for a film. I love the feeling of walking out of...

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MetLife Stadium to be new venue for Commencement ceremony

JON SCOTT Entertainment Editor Fairleigh Dickinson University recently announced that its 72nd Commencement will be held at MetLife Stadium. This announcement comes on the heels of the news that FDU’s usual Commencement venue, the Izod Center, would be closed down....

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FDU celebrates 50th anniversary of Wroxton College

JON SCOTT Entertainment Editor It has been 50 years since Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Wroxton College in England first opened its doors to students. The university will be hosting events this year in both England and the United States in...

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Review: Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’ is flawed, but still enjoyable

JON SCOTT Entertainment Editor Neill Blomkamp is one of the more interesting sci-fi directors out there. Beginning in 2009 with his breakout debut feature, “District 9,” the South African director has become a unique voice among science fiction directors. His...

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Review: ‘Kingsman’ an absolute blast from start to finish

JON SCOTT Entertainment Editor What do you get when you mix the director of films such as “Kick Ass,” “Layer Cake” and “X-Men: First Class” with the spy action movie genre? A pretty entertaining film, as it turns out. “Kingsman:...

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Nicole Franklin discusses film industry with students

JON SCOTT Entertainment Editor Last week, as part of Black History Month at Fairleigh Dickinson’s Florham Campus, Nicole Franklin gave a lecture about small-time independent filmmakers and how difficult it is to get into the filmmaking business. Franklin herself...

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Review: Cumberbatch a good ‘Imitation’ of Alan Turing

JON SCOTT Entertainment Editor It never ceases to amaze me how good some people are with numbers. I was never great at math or numbers in general (I am a communication studies major after all), so I am always...

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Review: Satisfying first part of final ‘Hunger Games’ films

JON SCOTT Entertainment Editor It seems that one of the newest trends circling around Hollywood is taking the final book of a wildly successful series and stretching it out to multiple films. “Harry Potter” was the first to have...

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