Author Archives: Troy Lafond

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is a swinging success

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is a swinging success

“Homecoming” was the sixth highest grossing movie of 2017. (Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Releasing) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Spider-Man: Homecoming” was the first Spider-Man movie since the Marvel Cinematic Universe acquired partial rights to the character. He was first introduced in “Captain America: Civil War” on Team Iron Man. Due to the exposure of

“Booksmart” plays by the rules to immense success

“Booksmart” was Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut. (Photo courtesy of United Artists Releasing) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Booksmart” is a coming-of-age comedy starring Beanie Feldstein as Molly and Kaitlyn Dever as Amy, two best friends who, after being accepted to their dream colleges, finishing at the top of their high school class, and spending their entire

Beyoncé’s “Homecoming” is a victory lap

“Homecoming” was nominated for six Emmy awards. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Troy Lafond Connector Editor On April 14 and April 21 of 2018, musical superstar Beyoncé performed as a headliner at Coachella, one of the most popular music festivals in the world. Coming fresh off the success of the critically acclaimed and commercial smash hit

“Call of Duty: Mobile” exceeds expectations

“Call of Duty: Mobile” had a closed beta mode in May. (Photo courtesy of Activision) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Call of Duty: Mobile” launched on Oct. 1 to widespread success. It was downloaded 35 million times in three days and 100 million in a week, generating $2 million in three days and $18 million in

Double the Will Smith does not make “Gemini Man” twice as good

Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Sean Connery were all attached as the lead role before settling on Will Smith. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Gemini Man” is the newest movie by star Will Smith and visionary director Ang Lee. Will Smith plays both Henry Brogan

“Joker” is DC’s newest laughingstock

“Joker” scored a record October opening weekend of an estimated $94 million. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Joker” is an R-rated, dark, gritty origin story to the classic DC Comics supervillain Joker, portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix. It is the first DC movie since “The Dark Knight Rises” to not be

Fifth “Rambo” sucks “Last Blood” out of franchise

“Rambo: Last Blood” has been in various stages of production since 2008. (Photo courtesy of Lionsgate) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Rambo: Last Blood” is the long delayed fifth installment in the “Rambo” series, which follows Sylvester Stallone as a Vietnam War veteran who fights corrupt institutions and general enemies. “Last Blood” is the first “Rambo”

“Sunshine Kitty” is not all sunshine and rainbows

Tove Lo will be performing at the Boston House of Blues on Feb. 19. (Photo courtesy of NME) Troy Lafond Connector Editor Tove Lo is best known for her two megahit singles back in 2014 and 2015, “Habits (Stay High)” and “Talking Body.” These were two dark, interesting, and supremely well written songs that launched

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