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Miss Peregrine’s Projects Stunning Visuals

Miss Peregrine’s Projects Stunning Visuals

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

October 11, 2016


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

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, another popular young adult novel turned movie, has outdone “Deepwater” and “Masterminds”, trumping both with a box office opening earning of $28.5 million Sept. 30. Set in the alternating times of WWII Wales and the present, “Miss Per...

Bill Nye to Debut on Netflix

Bill Nye to Debut on Netflix

By Matthew Sun, Fact Checker

September 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill Nye the Science Guy! Bill Nye has finally returned to the small screen once again. Bill Nye the “Science Guy” will star in a new Netflix original show, “Bill Nye Saves the World.” The show is planned to launch in the Spring of 2017. According to an Aug. 31 Netflix...

Gene Wilder Remembered

Gene Wilder Remembered

By Eli Gordon, Production Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

What do Willy Wonka, Frederick Frankenstein and The Waco Kid all have in common? They were all played by Gene Wilder. Wilder, most well-known for his iconic portrayal of Willy Wonka in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” passed away Aug. 28, due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease....

Netflix Originals Keep Viewers Queued Up

Netflix Originals Keep Viewers Queued Up

By Sophie Liss and Nora Holland, Social Media Editor and Contest Manager

September 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

When CHS students are not doing sports, school work, or extracurricular activities, they’re probably binge-watching shows on Netflix. Netflix Originals are TV shows and movies created and produced by Netflix. They have become increasingly popular among CHS students. Some of the most popular include ...

‘Observer’ Sits Down with Actor Ben Feldman

‘Observer’ Sits Down with Actor Ben Feldman

By Thomas Atkinson and Sarah O'Brien

May 26, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

CHS alumnus Ben Feldman is a television and film actor in such shows as Mad Men, Silicon Valley and Cloverfield. Though he has done endless interviews, the Observer had the privilege of interviewing Feldman recently. Feldman jogged to CHS from his father’s house in the Inverness neighborhood of Potomac...

‘Lemonade’ Quenches Beyoncé Fans’ Thirst

‘Lemonade’ Quenches Beyoncé Fans’ Thirst

By Dani Miller, Production Editor

May 26, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

With Beyoncé’s sixth solo album, Lemonade, she proves once again why she is “Queen Bey.” Similar to its predecessor, the 2013 self-titled full-length release, Beyoncé, Beyoncé’s Lemonade is a visual album as much as it is auditory. Preceded by the feminist anthem, “Formation,” as the...

‘Zootopia’ Applauded for Tackling Social Issues

‘Zootopia’ Applauded for Tackling Social Issues

By Jasmine Baten, Senior Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

It’s a zoo over here. Disney’s Zootopia was released March 4, starring Ginnifer Goodwin as bunny cop Judy Hops and Jason Bateman as hustler fox Nick Wilde, alongside guest voice Shakira as pop singer Gazelle and Idris Elba as stern police chief Bogo. The movie revolves around animals who have adop...

Jungle Book Revival Has Viewers Swinging From the Vines

Jungle Book Revival Has Viewers Swinging From the Vines

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

Jon Favreau’s re-adaptation of the timeless Disney masterpiece, The Jungle Book, manages to once again capture the magic of the jungle adventure while at the same time bringing even more to the story. While the complaint of “too much CGI (computer generated imagery)” is often heard from critic...

Game of Thrones Returns for Sixth Season

Game of Thrones Returns for Sixth Season

By Arjun Swaminathan, Senior Writer

April 23, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

It may be spring, but winter is coming. HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for its sixth season April 24, promising a new set of storylines filled with drama, mystery and violence.  The excitement is palpable as fans at CHS prepare to watch as their favorite characters return to television for the ne...

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Returns for Season Two

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Returns for Season Two

By Isabel Dibble, Senior Writer

April 17, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

The highly-anticipated return for the second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt finally arrived April 15 with our favorite quirky characters and jokes. Season two jumps right into the hot mess of problems Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) and her friends deal with on a daily basis. After spending a decent amo...

Allegiant flops in theaters

Allegiant flops in theaters

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

After seeing the third film Allegiant of the Divergent franchise, the disappointing result from the film may be a sign that the period of dystopian young-adult novels turned movie series is taking a downhill turn. Allegiant kicks off into a new stage for Tris Prior and her friends as they escape over...

Does Pride and Prejudice and Zombies serve justice to the novel?

Does Pride and Prejudice and Zombies serve justice to the novel?

By Jasmine Baten, Opinions Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has been considered an universal symbol of morality, manners, sophistication and intellectuality in classical literature since its release in 1813. The zombies? Now that is new. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was released on Feb. 5, starring Lily James (Cinderella)...

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