MSJ at the Movies: Are free streaming services worth it?

We are at a point in time where we can virtually watch any movie or show we want with streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. While these services charge a monthly subscription fee, there are several streaming services that are free to use—with ads, of course. However, these free services do not necessarily hold up … Continue reading MSJ at the Movies: Are free streaming services worth it?

MSJ at the Movies: Die Hard is a Christmas movie

Both director John McTiernan and writer Steven E. de Souza both confirmed that Die Hard is indeed a Christmas movie several days before Christmas. But what makes it a Christmas movie? In this video I discuss several reasons why. If you have not seen Die Hard, I highly recommend it. It is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video … Continue reading MSJ at the Movies: Die Hard is a Christmas movie

MSJ at the Movies: Death Note (2006) vs Death Note (2017)…What went wrong?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_SUgxg4-nc The Death Note anime series is one of most beloved and critically acclaimed animated shows of all time. So when Netflix decided to make a live-action movie adaptation of the franchise in 2017, what went wrong? A lot. Death Note (2006) is a beautifully animated series that tells a compelling, unique story that anybody can enjoy. The … Continue reading MSJ at the Movies: Death Note (2006) vs Death Note (2017)…What went wrong?

Mr. Sam Bianco takes on a new role at The Mount

Always considering himself a teacher first, this year, Mr. Sam Bianco added a new feather to his cap when he began the administrative role as Director of Student Life. I wanted to learn more about what this new role entailed, and give Mr. Bianco a chance to explain why he made the switch from Director … Continue reading Mr. Sam Bianco takes on a new role at The Mount

Understanding the negative effects of social media

How much time do you spend on social media? Social media has changed the way that we interact with one another, and while it has had its positive impacts on the world, it also has adverse effects on our well-being. Although it is okay to use and post on the various social media platforms, such … Continue reading Understanding the negative effects of social media

Why doesn’t everyone wear a mask?

These past six months I have spent a lot of time observing the different ways people have responded to COVID-19, and I noticed that there are two kinds of people: those who care about the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic, and those who simply do not. Among those who don’t … Continue reading Why doesn’t everyone wear a mask?