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

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

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

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...

Bohemian Rhapsody: the story of the band brought to theaters (Review)

Bohemian Rhapsody: the story of the band brought to theaters (Review)

Summer Hollingsworth, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Bohemian Rhapsody brings the legacy of the band Queen back to life, through a thrilling and heartfelt movie.  The film follows the life of Freddie Mercury, with his journey in the legendary band and how he  lived his life as a British bisexual man in the mid to late 20th century. The movie portrays Mercury’s personality as drama...

Behind the screens: how movies are rated on online sites

Behind the screens: how movies are rated on online sites

Carol Etzel, A&E Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under A&E, Showcase

When indecisiveness hits, and you can’t decide what movie to watch, many turn to online movie sites. The number or percentage given on these sites can be the deciding factor on whether or not a movie is worth your time. However, many people don’t know how these scores were calculated, or what...

‘The Shape of Water’ makes a splash at the Oscars (Review)

‘The Shape of Water’ makes a splash at the Oscars (Review)

Treston Johnson, A&E Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

The Shape of Water was nominated for thirteen Oscars this year (more than any other movie this year), including Best Picture. The film follows three protagonists, each representing a minority group in the 1960’s of Baltimore. Elisa, a mute woman, lives with a closeted gay artist and works closely in hand...

January’s What-to-Watch: 31 movies for 31 days

January’s What-to-Watch: 31 movies for 31 days

Josetta Checkett, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies, Showcase

In the harsh weather of the New Year, it’s often tempting to stay inside, curled up with a hot drink and a good movie. Whether you’re into horror, romance, survival, or comedy, there are plenty of winter films for every viewer to enjoy. So for those of you who are tired of flipping through Netfl...

Spooktober: the best Halloween movies to watch

Spooktober: the best Halloween movies to watch

Maddison Young, A&E Junior Editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

Below is a list of a few movies that are great for Halloween!  There are two family friendly movies and two scarier movies for if you are looking for something to send shivers down your spine. Halloweentown:  Director- Duwayne Dunham After a girl had just learned she is a witch, she helps save a...

‘Passengers’ movie: is it worth the hype? (Review)

‘Passengers’ movie: is it worth the hype? (Review)

Maya Daye, Staff Writer

January 6, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

Many have raved on and on about the movie The Passengers. I’ll admit that I was one of those people. That is, until I actually watched it. I, along with many others, got my hopes up for no reason. Now, Passengers wasn’t particularly bad in any way, it was just…mediocre. The movie came out in...

Movie Mania: Does watching a film in class help students learn? (Editorial)

Movie Mania: Does watching a film in class help students learn? (Editorial)

Bella Byus, Staff Writer

January 4, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

The idea of watching movies within the high school classrooms have come up many times over and over. The real question is, "Are students learning from the movies shown or are they just using the time as a relax period?" It's a battle between what the students think compared to what the teachers think, ...

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ climbed to expectations (Review)

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ climbed to expectations (Review)

Brooklyn Norrell, Student Life Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

Directed by Mel Gibson, the beautifully created Hacksaw Ridge movie was everything one would expect from a based on a true story war movie: drama, romance, and of course, war. The movie focuses on the WWII Army Medic Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield, and refuses to touch a weapon. The movie begins wi...

‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ will communicate with thrill seekers (Review)

‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ will communicate with thrill seekers (Review)

Bella Byus, Staff Writer

November 13, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

The Ouija prequel takes on a new criteria of creepy. Since this story of Ouija is placed about 50-years before the 2014 film it sets in a new genre of scare. In distinction to the backlash from the first, Ouija directors and screen writers have stepped up the game when it comes to a horror movie a...

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