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Netflix’s On My Block is not on our block

By Sofia Williamson, Senior Writer

May 31, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

It's rare that we see a television show highlighting minority neighborhoods and the violence that takes place within them. If we did see a show on these topics, however, we would only hope that it would be well-executed and accurately document the struggles that people living in such conditions endure. Netfl...

Avengers: Infinity War lives up to the hype

Avengers: Infinity War lives up to the hype

By Ethan C. Miller, Senior Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

  “Avengers: Infinity War” delivers a conflict of mass proportions in the perfect way; tons of action, great characters and minimal down-time.   Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, The Marvel Cinematic Universes (MCU) 19th installment, “Avengers: Infinity War” is the best Marve...

“A Quiet Place” impresses without saying a word

“A Quiet Place” impresses without saying a word

By Rebecca Jackson, Senior Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

A new horror movie directed by John Krasinski came out Apr. 6 and made quite a statement at theaters and in the box office without making a sound, literally. “A Quiet Place” focuses on a rural family tormented by supernatural forces. They must stay completely silent in order to survive, and communicate...

Maze Runner: The Death Cure thrills viewers

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

For those students who have watched the “Maze Runner” movies, the last installment is finally here. For those who haven’t? This is a good a place as any to jump on board.   “Maze Runner” is a science-fiction action adventure film series based on the “Maze Runner” novels by ...

Maze Runner delivers action packed plot

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

For those students who have watched the “Maze Runner” movies, the last installment is finally here. For those who haven’t? This is a good a place as any to jump on board.   “Maze Runner” is a science-fiction action adventure film series based on the “Maze Runner” novels by ...

Paddington Two delivers sweet storyline

Paddington Two delivers sweet storyline

By Caitlyn Jennings, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

  As second semester draws to a close, most CHS students find that they are more stressed out than usual, having to deal with preparations for next year while maintaining their usual grades and extracurriculars.   Relaxing in a reclining movie theater chair is an often-overlooked method of st...

Academy Awards presents unique twists

Academy Awards presents unique twists

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

  And the winner of best picture goes to…   The 90th Academy Awards took place Sunday Mar. 4. While the near-four hour event could be viewed as just another awards show, it was really much more. Jimmy Kimmel, who is best known as the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, hosted the event....

Black Panther sets a new standard for superhero genre

Black Panther sets a new standard for superhero genre

By Jake Herman, News Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

  With stellar acting, a thoughtful script and excellent visuals, “Black Panther” puts a unique spin on a superhero movie and is executed to near-perfection.   Directed and written by Ryan Coogler, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is one of the best installments of the Marvel Cine...

“Lady Bird” is a coming-of-age story for all

“Lady Bird” is a coming-of-age story for all

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

“‘Lady Bird’? Is that your given name? Why is it in quotes?” “I gave it to myself. It's given to me by me.” Lady Bird is a new coming-of-age film about the life of high school senior Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson. The movie focuses on family relationships – mainly the chaot...

“Coco” proves best Disney-Pixar film so far

By Sofia Williamson, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Given the plethora of amazing cartoonists, songwriters, and cast writers that Disney and Pixar have had together in the past, it’s hard to walk out of any of their movies without questioning if it was the best animated movie you’ve ever seen. Not only is “Coco” the best animated movie Disney-Pixar...

“Big Mouth” puts big emphasis on real life situations

“Big Mouth” puts big emphasis on real life situations

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Being a teenager and growing up is a difficult process. But the key is to laugh at life and all the awkward experiences it entails. “Big Mouth” is an animated comedy that came to Netflix Sept. 29. This hilarious cartoon series focuses on the hardships of puberty and being a teenager. Even with...

Star Wars continues be be success

Star Wars continues be be success

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

  Warning! Spoilers Ahead! The second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” is packed with action, excitement and a fresh plot not seen before in a Star Wars movie. Episode VIII achieves greatness, despite several flaws.   Directed and written by Rian Johnson, the fi...

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