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Netflix rom-com excites viewers with a sequel: P.S. you will love it

Based on the New York Times Best-Seller,

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

April 26, 2020

The hit romance that appeared on Netflix in 2018, “To All the Boys I Loved Before,” stole the hearts of its audience and seemed to have had the most perfect and satisfying ending. The movie wrapped up with Lara Jean, played by Lana Condor, finally revealing her love for Peter Kavinsky, played by N...

“Emma” brings a modern flair to Jane Austen classic

Jane Austen's beloved rom-com

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

March 11, 2020

There is no single term that can quite define Emma from Jane Austen’s beloved rom-com “Emma” but wide-eyed, analytical, single-person-turned-lover, neat-freak and lover-of-all-things-beautiful are fitting descriptors. From the get-go, Emma (Anya Taylor-Joy) shows that she is a woman of order,...

“Sonic the Hedgehog” races into theaters

Based on the video game character,

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

February 25, 2020

Video games, as popular as they are, have had a spotty history when it comes to film adaptations. While franchises like Pokémon have had success with animated features and with the recent success of Detective Pikachu, this is the exception rather than the rule.  When it was announced that Sega would be pro...

“Frozen 2” creates winter-y excitement among students

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

The year is 2013. The WCHS Class of 2020 is 11-12 years old. Barack Obama was the president of the country and the “Harlem Shake” was the dance craze sweeping across the internet. The movie "Frozen" swept across theaters, grossing 1.276 billion dollars in the box office. Flash forward six years-- "Froz...

“Let it Snow” captures the essence of the holidays in a unique way

The cast of Netflix Original “Let it Snow” poses for a photo at the premiere. The movie is based on the book by authors John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

November 28, 2019

Let it Snow is a classic holiday movie with a twist—there are three different point of views. Told from the eyes of three young adults, Let it Snow allows the audience to get a glimpse into their lives. Based on the young adult book by John Green, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson, Let it Snow features...

The Peanut Butter Falcon warms viewers’ hearts

“The Peanut Butter Falcon,” released on August 9th, is still playing now at Arclight.

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 6, 2019

“The Peanut Butter Falcon” may be a quiet indie film that falls under many people’s radars, but it is one that we need to see. It is a feel-gold adventure and a sweet comedy-drama. This is the kind of movie that will quietly steal your heart, break it, and then piece it back together again.  It...

Jordan Peele’s “Us” uses horror to critique American life

Director Jordan Peele has created yet another successful, gripping movie.

By Dani Miller, Production Designer

April 3, 2019

Rabbits, Sewers and Scissors, oh my! On the heels of his widely successful (and brilliant) 2017 directorial debut, Get Out, director Jordan Peele’s sophomore project, Us, tells the story of a modern day family placed in thrilling circumstances when confronted and attacked by their bitter clones....

A Star is Born is a star in the theaters

Lady Gaga is one of the two leads in A Star Is Born.

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

October 24, 2018

A significant prerequisite that determines whether a film will succeed in the box office is that it leaves an impact, and if any film has done that this year, it's “A Star is Born.” Marking both the film debut of Lady Gaga and the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born” has ...

Maze Runner: The Death Cure thrills viewers

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

For those students who have watched the “Maze Runner” movies, the last installment is finally here. For those who haven’t? This is a good a place as any to jump on board.   “Maze Runner” is a science-fiction action adventure film series based on the “Maze Runner” novels by ...

Black Panther sets a new standard for superhero genre

Black Panther movie poster reflects the complexity of  the hit film.

By Jake Herman, News Editor

February 27, 2018

  With stellar acting, a thoughtful script and excellent visuals, “Black Panther” puts a unique spin on a superhero movie and is executed to near-perfection.   Directed and written by Ryan Coogler, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is one of the best installments of the Marvel Cine...

Wonder Woman Is a Sight to See

Wonder Woman Is a Sight to See

By Manu Sundaresan, Circulation Manager

June 13, 2017

When “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” came out, many fans were excited by the appearance of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). Throughout the movie, she aids Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) in their attempts to defeat Doomsday, a monster created with Kryptonian technology.   D...

Logan Displays a Gritty Side of Wolverine

The complex sides of humanity are unraveled in Wolverine displayed in Logan.

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

March 19, 2017

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...

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