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Logan Displays a Gritty Side of Wolverine

Logan Displays a Gritty Side of Wolverine

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

March 19, 2017


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

Hugh Jackman’s final swan song as the beloved mutant Wolverine, “Logan”, is a fitting conclusion to his 17 years playing this character. Joining Deadpool in the trend of R-rated superhero movies, “Logan” delivers the uncensored version of Wolverine that the previous X-Men movies were never...

Great Wall Reveals More Than Meets the Eye

Great Wall Reveals More Than Meets the Eye

By Joe Raab, Social Media Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

When I first saw the trailer for The Great Wall, I was confused. What was Matt Damon doing in a movie about the Great Wall? What is this movie even about? I was a little skeptical as I walked into the theater, but all of my concerns were quickly washed away.   The movie is based on the adventures of Will...

Observer Details Two-Part Flash Special

Observer Details Two-Part Flash Special

By Ben Dross, Sports Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

*Disclaimer: As the Flash is a science fiction show, there are both an "Earth 1" and "Earth 2." In its 2 part Flash vs. Gorilla Grodd special, The Flash fails to stick the landing, finishing a promising 2 hour saga with a lousy, anticlimactic ending. EPISODE ONE The first episode begins wit...

Fifty Shades of Grey Contains Multiple Layers

Fifty Shades of Grey Contains Multiple Layers

By Balbina Yang, Arts Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

It has been two years since the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, the first of E.L. James’ erotic drama trilogy. It has been about a week since Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel, came out in theaters and broke top box office records, coming in second behind The Lego Batman Movie. But, why is the franchis...

Split Surprises Viewers In Multiple Ways

Split Surprises Viewers In Multiple Ways

By Megan Park, Business Manager

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

I was under the impression that Split would be closely related to a horror movie. Surprisingly, it was anything but. Split is centered around a main character with dissociative identity disorder (DID) and three girls, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula). The three gir...

Netflix Remake Portrays Latinos Accurately

Netflix Remake Portrays Latinos Accurately

By Eugenia Cardinale and Emi Cardinale, Editor-in-Chief and Production Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

“This is it. This is life. The one you get.” The new Netflix original series, “One Day At a Time” (ODAAT), took the Netflix universe by storm Jan. 6. The show, which is a remake of the 1975 sitcom by the same name, is about three generations of a Cuban-American family living in the United States....

Oscars Are Taking A Step in the Right Direction: More Work Still Needed to Increase Diversity in film

Oscars Are Taking A Step in the Right Direction: More Work Still Needed to Increase Diversity in film

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

After two years of disappointing and insensitive award shows, the Academy Awards has finally responded to the overwhelming criticism about the lack of diversity in their nominations. However, a full year after the #oscarsowhite campaign, representation in Hollywood still has a long way to go. 2016 was...

New ‘Fantasy’ Sport Appeals to Hopeless Romantics

By Ethan S. Miller, Fact Checker

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Fantasy sports, an industry that is traditionally dominated by football, baseball and basketball, has introduced a new sport that has infiltrated the halls of CHS: Fantasy Bachelor. The Fantasy Bachelor game, in which contestants earn points for a combination of weekly predictions of what will occur...

La La Land Lives Up To Expectations

La La Land Lives Up To Expectations

By Emi Cardinale, Production Manager

January 23, 2017


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

I was extremely excited to see “La La Land,” and it definitely did not disappoint. It portrays a young couple’s love story through captivating imagery and quirky musical numbers. Throughout the movie, the story of two multifaceted characters, Mia and Sebastian, are both impacted by their relationship...

Top Movies Entertain yet Spread Progressive Messages

Top Movies Entertain yet Spread Progressive Messages

By Emi Cardinale, Production Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

2016 was a wonderful year for movies. Here are a few of my favorite of the top rated movies of this year. ‘Zootopia’ “Zootopia” is about a rabbit who dreams of becoming a police officer which is not a job that rabbits can have within the social hierarchy of Zootopia. Number 1 on Rotten...

Rogue One Delivers More than Expected

Rogue One Delivers More than Expected

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

January 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Despite my initial concerns over the quality of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” after seeing the trailers with Felicity Jones’s deadpan expression and monotone delivery of lines, the movie lived up to expectations and beyond. Avid Star Wars fans need not fear about Rogue One ending up like the...

Moana Rings with Disappointment

By Sara Heimlich, Features Editor

December 15, 2016


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

Much like the rest of our Disney-conditioned generation, the company’s newest princess movie, “Moana” called me. However, the hype subsided as the movie was no “Frozen.” “Moana” focuses on the daughter of an ancient Polynesian chief, who, upon discovering the voyaging history of her...

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