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“The Hate U Give” is a must see to understand white privilege

June 22, 2020

NAACP Image Award-Winning drama for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, “The Hate U Give,” starring Amandla Stenberg, offers its audience a more realistic perspective as to how white privilege...

No Joke: How “The Joker” became a deadly hit

Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck in
December 3, 2019

Hollywood’s latest comic book story, “The Joker”, has been marked on many people’s calendars for a while, but its dark themes may prevent this R-rated film from being a must-see. Critics called...

Tall Girl falls short on the charts

The Netflix film Tall Girl is spearheaded by six foot newcomer actress Ava Michelle.
October 17, 2019

She’s smart, kind, pretty, blonde, a talented pianist and popular with two best friends. Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle), the main character in “Tall Girl”, appears to have it all. However, she does...

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

Michael B. Jordan, who plays Adonis Creed poses with fellow actors Tessa Thompson and Sylvester Stallone.
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...

“A Quiet Place” impresses without saying a word

“A Quiet Place” is a new horror movie and the entire film is completely silent. It raises awareness about ableism, and challenges stereotypes.
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...

“Doctor Strange” Bursts onto the Movie Scene

“Doctor Strange” opened Nov. 4 and has received high praise by critics and moviegoers.
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...

Miss Peregrine’s Projects Stunning Visuals

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is an interesting movie based upon a teen book.
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...

Jungle Book Revival Has Viewers Swinging From the Vines

The revival of Disney's The Jungle Book displays realistic visuals that bring the audience into the movie.
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...

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

Frozen inspired merchandise range from mouthwash to soup.
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...

Katniss’ Final Games

A group of CHS students saw every Hunger Games Premiere together.
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...

Mockingjay Part 2 concludes beloved Hunger Games

The last installment in the Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 2, debuted in theaters Nov. 20.
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 33, a tale of survival

The 33, based on the real life struggle of Chilean miners trapped underground premiered Nov. 9.
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...

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