Frightful Films: Must watch Halloween movies

Beetlejuice,The Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloween, and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown are some the most classic Halloween films.  Each movie falls under a different genre, to appeal to all people.

Sam Salomone, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

If the rain is too much for you, and you’d rather curl up in a blanket and watch some classic Halloween movies, here are some suggestions: Comedy Beetlejuice (1988) Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 93 minutes Starring: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis Summary: A dead couple returns to ...

More than a movie: New ‘Joker’ adaptation brings both fans and controversy

While already a box office smash, the new Joker movie has also created some controversy over concerns of violence, with an increase of police presence at showings.

Periscope Staff

October 26, 2019

The newest Joker movie released on October 4 has drawn both a large crowd of fans yet has also been the center of controversy.  In this side-by-side story, we have written both a review of the Joker movie as well as an editorial to go in-depth about what has made this movie such a hot topic of disc...

Standing tall and proud: ‘Tall Girl’ has important messages for all (Review)

A promotional photo from the movie

Nadia Startzman, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

As much as you might want to stand out from the crowd, sometimes it is hard to avoid being seen.  The new movie Tall Girl, which can be found on Netflix, is a romantic comedy with important life lessons. It isn’t up for any awards yet but after a while, more and more people will start noticing ...

‘It Chapter Two’ offers more chills than thrills of original (Review)

The latest film in the It franchise was released on Sept 6. The darker, more realistic portrayals of Pennywise and his victims will leave you scared yet thrilled.

Taylor Hurt, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Once defeated by the members of the Losers’ Club, the evil clown Pennywise has come back after twenty-seven years to terrorize the town of Derry, Maine once again.    When the remake of It came out in 2017, director Andrés Muschietti (the third director involved in the process) decided to split the original Steven King story (pu...

Let the ‘Game’ begin: Students make predictions about final ‘Avengers’ film (Video)

With the upcoming release of

Becca Winton, Website Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019

Avengers: Endgame is easily one of the most anticipated movies of the decade. It is the fourth movie of the Avengers franchise, continuing the surprising cliffhanger from Avengers: Infinity War. Periscope staff asked members of the student body trivia and general Marvel-related questions in preparati...

Live-action remake of ‘Dumbo’ flies into theaters (Review)

After 80 years, Disney has released a live action film of Dumbo.  The film kept many of the heart warming scenes, while making changes to other scenes.

Kaycee Johnson, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Originally released in 1941, almost 80 years later Dumbo has flown back into theaters capturing our hearts once again. The live-action remake focuses more on the human characters involved in the story. In the original, Dumbo spoke and the story was told through his point of view. The 2019 version shows ...

‘Captain Marvel’ offers a much-needed female role model (Review)

Brie Larson brings the character of Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel, to life on the big screen. Despite controversy over gender roles, the film provides a strong character for both male and female viewers.

Parker Shabala, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Despite the fact that the movie Captain Marvel dominated box offices,  raking in over $700 million in about a week (according to Box Office Mojo) and an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, many are bashing the film for having a female lead. Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, who plays superhero Carol Danvers.  Danvers appea...

‘The Lego Movie 2’: A brick by brick analysis (Review)

Coming out five years after the first Lego Movie, The Lego Movie 2 fell short of success in the box office.  The movie hit theaters on Feb 8.

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part was created as a sequel to the widely successful first movie, The Lego Movie, but it lent itself to many unforeseen problems. Unfortunately, The Lego Movie 2 failed at the box office compared to much smaller titles with much lower budgets. The movie was not even...

Revenge, death and mystery: Why you should watch ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ (Review)

The new Netflix horror film, Velvet Buzzsaw, stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo. The film released on Jan 31, 2019.

Summer Hollingsworth, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead  Morbid in the most captivating way, Velvet Buzzsaw is the movie you didn’t know you needed. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, this Netflix-produced movie is a drama and mystery centered on art, death, and revenge from beyond the grave. The thumbnail of the film on the Netflix app shows Gyllenhaal with paint appearing to climb up h...

‘The Last Laugh’: A story of comedy and pain (Review)

Summer Hollingsworth, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead A mix of older generational humor and exciting new beginnings, the film The Last Laugh is a comedy that premiered on Netflix on Jan 11, 2019. Centered around a retired comedian and his former talent manager, it shows the unhappiness about getting older, yet brings laug...

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