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Marvel’s Daredevil is the newest TV hero to watch

Marvel’s Daredevil is the newest TV hero to watch

By Ross Tanenbaum, Online News Editor

May 26, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron have both proven that Marvel knows what it is doing in terms of making movies. The new Netflix original show Daredevil continues Marvel’s legacy in its own unique way. Daredevil premiered April 10 and introduces a new character into the Marvel...

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ lives up to hype

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ lives up to hype

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

May 4, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

The summer season of movies has begun and I have the answer to your question: “Does Avengers: Age of Ultron live up to the record-breaking first Avenger movie?” Yes it does! The introduction of the twins, the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), delivers an...

One-liners make Netflix original show memorable

One-liners make Netflix original show memorable

By Danielle Kiefer, Senior Writer

April 28, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Netflix-original shows such as Orange is the New Black, House of Cards and Marco Polo have skyrocketed in popularity within the last two years. CHS fans who are eager for a new series to binge-watch should look no further than Netflix’s newest addition: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Created by 30 Rock’s...

‘Age of Ultron’ gives views a look into the future

‘Age of Ultron’ gives views a look into the future

By Kim Rooney, Senior Writer

April 28, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Since 2012, Marvel fans have been awaiting the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. After three long years, the wait has finally come to an end. Action and Avengers will come together May 1 when Age of Ultron, directed by Joss Whedon (Firefly), is released in theatres. “I love Marvel movies,...

‘Jane the Virgin’ offers viewers relatable characters

‘Jane the Virgin’ offers viewers relatable characters

By Emiliana Cardinale and Eugenia Cardinale

April 28, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Every Monday our family sits down to watch Jane the Virgin, a popular new comedy show on the CW based on a telenovela our parents watched when it ran in Venezuela. Jane the Virgin is the story of Jane, a virgin who gets pregnant when she is accidentally artificially inseminated. After deliberation,...

Live-action ‘Cinderella’ proves to be the perfect fit

Live-action ‘Cinderella’ proves to be the perfect fit

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor

March 20, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Cinderella’s infamous glass slippers have seen the silver screen six times since the movie’s original release in 1950, but Disney fans never seem to tire of them. After theatrical successes Maleficent and Into the Woods, Disney continues its live-action trend with the release of Cinderella, directed...

Long-awaited Divergent sequel finally flies into theaters

Long-awaited Divergent sequel finally flies into theaters

By Madison Hurr, Arts Editor

March 20, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Tris Prior’s world is a post-apocalyptic Chicago where everyone is categorized into five different factions based on their personalities. If you lived alongside her, would one faction define you or are you divergent? Insurgent, the long-awaited sequel to Veronica Roth’s Divergent, is being released...

Film fans question nominations’ lack of diversity

By Zach Silver, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

When the Oscar nominees were announced Jan. 15, movie-goers everywhere were shocked to see some of their favorite movies, actors and directors missing from the list of potential winners. On the surface, the nominee list consists of movies with a vast array of subjects, genres and styles, but looking...

50 Shades of Rape? Film, novels stir controversy

50 Shades of Rape? Film, novels stir controversy

By Jasmine Baten and Kim Rooney

February 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Books, Movies and Television

E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey has raised controversy over its sexual content and portrayal of BDSM relationships since its publication in 2011 and theatrical release Feb. 13. BDSM relationships refer to bondage, discipline, domination, submission, sadism and masochism between consenting adults. The...

Eager fans await third season of ‘House of Cards’

Eager fans await third season of ‘House of Cards’

By Ross Tanenbaum, Production Editor

February 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Politics and corruption are just two of the words that describe the events that unfold in the show House of Cards. The third season of the Netflix exclusive show, House of Cards, premieres Feb. 27. The show revolves around Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey, American Beauty), a corrupt congressman who...

‘The DUFF’ deals with the struggles of high school

‘The DUFF’ deals with the struggles of high school

By Eugenia Cardinale, Production Editor

February 23, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

As students walk the halls they silently label each other in their minds as ‘nerds’ or ‘jocks’ but sometimes there can be other labels. The DUFF deals with labels, new or old, and how to get past them. The movie is based off the novel The DUFF by Kody Keplinger. The movie follows high scho...

CHS students can’t wait to travel ‘Into the Woods’

CHS students can’t wait to travel ‘Into the Woods’

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor

December 19, 2014


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Be careful what you wish for, especially if what you wish for is a mash-up of famous fairy tales such as Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood. Originally a Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Into the Woods, to premier Dec. 25, is Disney’s latest...

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