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Stars of the Screen

By Thomas Atkinson, Public Relations Manager

September 26, 2014


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

With summer reruns in the past, it is time for old favorites to return and for new programs to air, helping distract us from our studies. Returning Shows American Horror Story: Freak Show The fourth season of the hit TV show on FX starring Evan Peters, Emma Roberts and Jessica Lange returns ...

Nerdfighters await more Green on the big screen

Nerdfighters await more Green on the big screen

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor

September 23, 2014


Filed under Arts, Books, Movies and Television

After The Fault in Our Stars grossed over $48 million in the box office its opening weekend, two more John Green novels, Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska, began their journeys from award-winning books to film adaptations. While Paper Towns’ film rights were optioned in 2010 and Looking for Al...

Upcoming movies project action-packed summer

By Ross Tanenbaum, Production Editor

May 29, 2014


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Summer time is the time of year when some of the most anticipated movies are released. These movies tend to be the highest-grossing movies, as a lot of them are sequels, reboots or movies based off books. With summer being the best time to catch new movies on the big screen, the Observer is here w...

‘Observer’ writer stars as extra in local movie

‘Observer’ writer stars as extra in local movie

By Danielle Kiefer, Features Editor

May 29, 2014


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

As I scrolled through Twitter this past December, I discovered that an actor, Bryan Greenberg, from one of my favorite television shows, One Tree Hill, was filming a movie in Maryland. After much Internet stalking, I found out that the movie was being filmed on a street where the director Stephen Suetti...

‘Observer’ presents Top 12 shows to binge-watch

By Jane Zankman, Senior Writer

May 29, 2014


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

While some of us get to soak up the sun on exotic islands or explore European cities during spring break, many CHS students are either going on college road trips or relaxing at home. Binge-watching is a phenomena that has been fueled by streaming websites like Netflix, Hulu and HBOGo, where you can...

‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ swoops into theaters

‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ swoops into theaters

By Thomas Atkinson, Public Relations Manager

May 29, 2014


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

CHS Assemble! Captain America, the world’s first Avenger and a fan-favorite at CHS, swings into theaters this April 4. “I like Cap because he is one of Marvel’s most interesting characters,” sophomore Enoch Lee said. “He depicts what America should be and not what it necessarily is today....

CHS alumna Kelen Coleman catches up with ‘Observer’

CHS alumna Kelen Coleman catches up with ‘Observer’

By Ana Faguy, Production Editor

May 28, 2014


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

This past week, the Observer sat down with actress and ‘03 alumna Kelen Coleman, who has starred in shows such as Men at Work, The Mindy Project and The Newsroom.   Q: Were you born and raised in Potomac? A:  I was born in Nashville, TN, and my dad is a bluegrass musician. When I was 4 or 5,h...

Release of ‘Divergent’ movie thrills avid fans

Release of ‘Divergent’ movie thrills avid fans

By Julia Reagan, Arts Editor

May 28, 2014


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Devotees of Katniss Everdeen and her Hunger Games crew will fall in love with the similar dystopian Divergent trilogy.  It features love, action, friendship and secrecy–what more could a teenage girl want?  Fans of the books will be heading to theaters March 21 to see their beloved Beatrice Prior and ...

‘Sherlock’ season premiere incites positive reaction

‘Sherlock’ season premiere incites positive reaction

By Jasmine Baten, Staff Writer

February 24, 2014


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Boxy black letters appear on the screen, accompanied by the view of a London skyline. A simultaneous "Shhhhh!" can be heard around the room. The lights dim. BBC Sherlock begins. After an excruciating two-year hiatus, Season Three of BBC Sherlock premiered Jan. 19, bringing Sherlock fans together to w...

Ferrell’s ‘Anchorman’ sequel is ‘kind of a big deal’

Ferrell’s ‘Anchorman’ sequel is ‘kind of a big deal’

By Ross Tannenbaum, Fact Checker

January 2, 2014


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

After a nine-year hiatus, Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team are back on the big screen. The sequel to the 2004 hit movie Anchorman was released Dec. 18. The new movie, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, follows the story of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell, Step Brothers) in his pursuit to make it as ...

Student filmmaker aspires to make it to big screen

Student filmmaker aspires to make it to big screen

By Jamie Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Chris Welch still remembers when his son Danny was in elementary school and would create comic strips using stick figures. He would draw his characters in battles or humorous situations and would even sell his drawings to his classmates. Today, Danny still loves telling stories, but has now taken his tale...

‘Hunger Games’ makeup line pushes boundaries

‘Hunger Games’ makeup line pushes boundaries

By Catherine Goohs, Online Arts Editor

October 28, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

A bold, new makeup line has taken center stage at cosmetic counters. Covergirl’s Hunger Games-inspired makeup collection features fearless shades of blue lipstick, scarlet eyeliner and electric emerald eye shadows. The line was released on Oct. 1, the same day movie tickets for the film’s sequel, Ca...

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