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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)...

Oscars Receive Criticism over Lack of Diversity

Oscars Receive Criticism over Lack of Diversity

By Thomas Atkinson and Jasmine Baten

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

I think my color TV is broken! For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has not nominated any actors of color for an Academy Award. In a time where we have a black president and numerous racial awareness movements, one would expect to see award shows depicting an accurate...

Untraditional Superhero Movie Soars in Ratings

By Ross Tanenbaum, Online News Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

With great power comes great responsibility. The new movie Deadpool puts a twist on these famous words. The highly anticipated movie Deadpool was released Feb. 12 into theaters. The film follows Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal) on his quest to get revenge. After Wilson is experimented on,...

It’s not a trap, Star Wars movie is a must-see

It’s not a trap, Star Wars movie is a must-see

By Jasmine Baten and Ross Tanenbaum

December 23, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

emiered Dec. 18, drawing audiences of all ages from all over the galaxy. The film was directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and features a star-studded, revolutionary cast, including Harrison Ford and newcomer Daisy Ridley. According to IMDb, the movie takes place 30 years...

‘Full House’ gets fuller

‘Full House’ gets fuller

By Sarah O’Brien, Production Editor

December 22, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

The family comedy TV show Full House premiered 28 years ago in 1987. The final show aired 20 years ago, and Full House fans have been waiting for a new season to come back to the television screen. After a long wait, the Full House team responded to its viewers, “You got it, dude.” Fuller House...

Frozen took the world by a storm, and the ice age has yet to end

Frozen took the world by a storm, and the ice age has yet to end

By Jasmine Baten, Opinions Editor

December 5, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

We just can’t let it go. Following its release on Nov. 27, 2013, Frozen swept the nation with its catchy tunes and lovable characters. The film surprised viewers by declaring that true love can exist between sisters—a concept foreign to the usual Prince-Charming-kiss type true love that Disney...

New Disney Character Shines

New Disney Character Shines

By Jasmine Baten, Opinions Editor

November 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Meet Moana, Disney’s newest princess. She’s the most recent addition to the Disney princess lineup; she’s a courageous and inquisitive Polynesian teen intent on adventure. Considering it’s been five years since the last Disney character was added to the official princess cast (Rapunzel from...

Katniss’ Final Games

Katniss’ Final Games

By Arielle Gordon and Emily Wang

November 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

The final movie installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay: Part 2, premiered Nov. 20. Students were excited to see the conclusion of the Hunger Games and curious about how the actors and director would handle portraying their favorite characters in the conclusion of the popular Hunger Games...

Mockingjay Part 2 concludes beloved Hunger Games

Mockingjay Part 2 concludes beloved Hunger Games

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

November 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

The dreadful end to the Hunger Games Franchise came Fri. Nov. 20 with Mockingjay Part 2. Many fans, myself included, waited with mixed emotions of excitement and sadness for the final installment starring the trio of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale Hawthorne...

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