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“Creed II” fights its way to the top as successor to “Creed”

“Creed II” fights its way to the top as successor to “Creed”

By Brandon Li, Copy Editor

December 21, 2018

“Creed II” delivers a smashing hit as the seventh installment in the “Rocky” franchise. Directed by Steven Caple Jr., “Creed II” picks up right where “Creed” left off, following the life of boxer Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan). At the start of the film, Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren)...

“A Quiet Place” impresses without saying a word

“A Quiet Place” impresses without saying a word

By Rebecca Jackson, Senior Writer

May 9, 2018

A new horror movie directed by John Krasinski came out Apr. 6 and made quite a statement at theaters and in the box office without making a sound, literally. “A Quiet Place” focuses on a rural family tormented by supernatural forces. They must stay completely silent in order to survive, and communicate...

“Doctor Strange” Bursts onto the Movie Scene

“Doctor Strange” Bursts onto the Movie Scene

By Jake Herman, Online Opinions Editor

December 5, 2016

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...

Miss Peregrine’s Projects Stunning Visuals

Miss Peregrine’s Projects Stunning Visuals

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

October 11, 2016

“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...

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

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...

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

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...

Katniss’ Final Games

Katniss’ Final Games

By Arielle Gordon and Emily Wang

November 24, 2015

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

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...

The 33, a tale of survival

The 33, a tale of survival

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor

November 20, 2015

The 33, a movie based on the true story of the 33 Chilean miners who survived underground for 69 days, premiered Nov 13. The movie covers the unbelievable, but true story of the 33 Chilean miners who survived 2,000 feet underground for 69 days after the gold mine they were working in collapsed above...

‘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

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...

‘Maze Runner’ film adaptation ensnares avid fans

‘Maze Runner’ film adaptation ensnares avid fans

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor

September 23, 2014

Mazes are good for the mind and a fun way to pass the time unless you live in the world of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner where the Glade sits as the only safe haven in an enormous maze filled with lethal monsters. All the while, the amnesiac teenage boys who inhabit it are challenged to survi...

‘Observer’ writer stars as extra in local movie

‘Observer’ writer stars as extra in local movie

By Danielle Kiefer, Features Editor

May 29, 2014

As I scrolled through Twitter this past December, I discovered that an actor, Bryan Greenberg, from one of my favorite television shows, One Tree Hill, was filming a movie in Maryland. After much Internet stalking, I found out that the movie was being filmed on a street where the director Stephen Suetti...

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