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‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ Premieres on Netflix

‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ Premieres on Netflix

By Emiliana Cardinale and Nora Holland, Production Manager and Production Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

“Where you lead, I will follow…” “Gilmore Girls” is filled with friendships, morals, drama and lots of coffee. The show follows a single mother, Lorelai, as she struggles to find her dream job, and her daughter Rory through high school and into college. They live in the fictional town of Stars...

“Doctor Strange” Bursts onto the Movie Scene

“Doctor Strange” Bursts onto the Movie Scene

By Jake Herman, Online Opinions Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

With stunning visuals, memorable characters and a storyline that overcomes a complicated premise to deliver twists and turns, Marvel’s latest superhero movie “Doctor Strange” delivers an action-packed hero tale that’s worth the trip to see. Directed and written by Scott Derrickson, the movie...

Fantastic Beasts Delights

Fantastic Beasts Delights

By Balbina Yang, Arts Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

Got bit by a Murtlap but don’t know how to treat it? Look no further than the newest released movie in the Harry Potter-verse, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. From the books to the movies, and the recent play, Harry Potter is no doubt a beloved hit among many....

Art Speak! Brings Broadway Actors to CHS

Art Speak! Brings Broadway Actors to CHS

By Jake Herman, Public Relations Editor

November 1, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Music, Top Stories

Lights, camera, action! ArtSpeak! is coming to the CHS auditorium Nov.17. The event, which is organized and led by students enrolled in the CHS Advanced Acting and Directing class, is completely free and open to the community. It is geared towards students and parents in the community. ArtSpeak! brings...

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...

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