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Students enjoy classic, new Halloween movies

By Danielle Kiefer, Arts Editor

October 28, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

‘Tis the season full of candy corn, pumpkins and plenty of scares. In honor of Halloween, the Observer took a look at CHS students’ favorite movies to watch on Oct. 31. Many students enjoy the Halloweentown tetralogy, a series of Disney Channel TV movies. "I like to watch the Halloweentown mar...

Spinoffs offer new twist on familiar TV shows

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

October 28, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Fall is the perfect time for warm apple cider, comfy sweaters and the arrival of spin-offs of beloved TV shows. This season, two popular shows among students at CHS— The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars—are creating spin-offs. The Vampire Diaries’ spin-off, The Originals, premiered Oct. 3...

“Glee” Star Cory Monteith Dies at 31

“Glee” Star Cory Monteith Dies at 31

By Sammi Silber, Observations Editor

July 14, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Uncategorized

Canadian actor Cory Monteith, best known for playing Finn on the Fox series Glee, died in Vancouver on July 13.  He was 31.   Monteith was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada yesterday afternoon.  His death was confirmed by the Vancouver Police Department later ...

“The Sopranos” Actor James Gandolfini Dies of Heart Attack at Age 51

“The Sopranos” Actor James Gandolfini Dies of Heart Attack at Age 51

By Sammi Silber, Observations Editor

June 21, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

James Gandolfini, an actor best known for playing mob boss Tony Soprano on HBO’s 1999 drama The Sopranos, died June 19 at the age of 51.   According to the New York Times website, Gandolfini was going to attend the 59th Taormina film festival in Sicily and was vacationing in Rome, where he suffer...

‘Iron Man 3’ reveals Tony Stark’s sensitive side

‘Iron Man 3’ reveals Tony Stark’s sensitive side

By Charlotte Scarborough, Staff Writer

May 23, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Scratch away Iron Man’s philanthropic, playboy, billionaire, and shiny metal and what do you get? Iron Man 3. Director Shane Black parts from the usual Iron Man soundtrack by opening the film not with AC/DC but with another blast from the past: "Blue" by Eiffel 65 and a 1999, pre-Iron Man Tony Sta...

MTV’s ‘Awkward.’ returns for third season Show captures the harsh realities of teenage life

MTV’s ‘Awkward.’ returns for third season Show captures the harsh realities of teenage life

By Ana Faguy, Circulation Manager

May 23, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Last season on MTV’s Awkward., Jenna (Ashley Rickards, Fly Away) answered the question teenagers all around the world were asking: would she pick Matty (Beau Mirchoff, Scary Movie 4) or Jake (Brett Bavern, Player 5150)?  Although there were conflicting opinions, many teens were thrilled when she ...

Reality show reveals Ke$ha’s true, glittering colors

Reality show reveals Ke$ha’s true, glittering colors

By Julia Reagan, Arts Editor

May 23, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

You probably know her best for waking up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy or constantly rocking absurd amounts of glitter, but in her new show My Crazy Beautiful Life, Ke$ha reveals her softer side and shares with viewers the reality of being a superstar. The six-part documentary series, which air...

‘Arrested Development’ fans anticipate new season

‘Arrested Development’  fans anticipate new season

By Ben Fox, Sports Editor

April 26, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Arrested Development, the 2003-2006 Fox sitcom that launched the careers of Michael Cera (Superbad), Jason Bateman (Identity Thief) and Will Arnett (Blades of Glory), will be returning for 15 new episodes exclusively on Netflix. The entire season will be released simultaneously May 26 and features the ...

‘Spring Breakers’ has viewers springing for the door

‘Spring Breakers’ has viewers springing for the door

By Jamie Lescht, Online Editor in Chief

April 26, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Uncomfortable. Awkward. Displeasing to the eye. All these descriptions come to mind when describing director Harmony Korine’s (Kids) new film Spring Breakers. Spring Breakers portrays four friends, Faith (Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place), Brit (Ashley Benson, Pretty Little Liars), Candy (Vanessa H...

‘Django’ deserves praise for honest depictions

By Greer Smith, Circulation Manager

February 28, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Quentin Tarantino released his first movie in three years, Django Unchained, on Christmas Day. The story follows the journey of hero Django (Jamie Foxx, Ray, Dreamgirls)—the D is silent—and his new friend Dr. Schultz (Christopher Waltz, Inglourious Basterds) as they live the life of bounty hunters...

‘Warm Bodies’ puts twist on typical zombie movie

By Jessica Lee, Staff Writer

February 28, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Zombies will never, ever be sexy. They can be cute, though. Director Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies takes place in a post-zombie-apocalyptic world, where humans have walled themselves inside a fortress and are steadily dwindling in numbers as more of them either become corpses or dinner. One still-...

‘Carrie Diaries’ explores Bradshaw’s teen years

By Ariana Etessami, Staff Writer

February 28, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Before scoring a glamorous job as a writer for the New York Star, before becoming a fashion icon and way before Mr. Big, Carrie Bradshaw was a normal teenager just beginning to experience the world and all it has to offer. In the CW’s new series The Carrie Diaries, airing Mondays at 8 p.m., actres...

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