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‘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...

Release of ‘Divergent’ movie thrills avid fans

Release of ‘Divergent’ movie thrills avid fans

By Julia Reagan, Arts Editor

May 28, 2014

Devotees of Katniss Everdeen and her Hunger Games crew will fall in love with the similar dystopian Divergent trilogy.  It features love, action, friendship and secrecy–what more could a teenage girl want?  Fans of the books will be heading to theaters March 21 to see their beloved Beatrice Prior and ...

‘Warm Bodies’ puts twist on typical zombie movie

By Jessica Lee, Staff Writer

February 28, 2013

Zombies will never, ever be sexy. They can be cute, though. Director Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies takes place in a post-zombie-apocalyptic world, where humans have walled themselves inside a fortress and are steadily dwindling in numbers as more of them either become corpses or dinner. One still-...

‘Wallflower’ cast offers realistic portrayal of teen life

‘Wallflower’ cast offers realistic portrayal of teen life

By Catherine Goohs, Archive Manager

November 7, 2012

 When I went to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I expected the typical high school coming-of-age film. The movie did have many qualities relating to that genre—a quirky main character, disastrous relationships and awkward teenage encounters. But despite expectations, Wallflower proves to carry more me...

‘Hunger Games’ stirs up excitement among students

‘Hunger Games’ stirs up excitement among students

By By: Bhaavya Srivastava, Production Editor

March 27, 2012

Hundreds of eager fans are looking forward to March 23—the day the long-awaited movie adaption of The Hunger Games finally releases—including plenty at CHS. The trilogy of books has gained a large following all over the world, and the Gary Ross-directed movie promises to attract even more fans. B...

Unique combination of styles bring ‘Chronicle’ to life

Unique combination of styles bring ‘Chronicle’ to life

By By: Angad Kanwal, Arts Production Editor

February 23, 2012

The new sci-fi drama Chronicle provides viewers with a fresh take on the “found footage” genre, leaving them satisfied with the change of pace. Blending the over-the-shoulder, personal camera style with the always interesting superhero storyline provides an impressive outcome that fully encompasses...

‘Tintin’ fans eagerly awat film’s theatrical release

‘Tintin’ fans eagerly awat film’s theatrical release

By By Bhaavya Srivastava, News Production Editor

December 21, 2011

 People from all over the world have grown up reading The Adventures of Tintin, a series of comic books written by late Belgian artist Hergé, featuring the clever boy reporter, Tintin, and his loyal and adept dog, Snowy.  Although the series is hugely popular in Europe, it never gained a large ...

‘Arthur Christmas’ finds its place among holiday classics

‘Arthur Christmas’ finds its place among holiday classics

By By Natasha Palance, Staff Writer

December 21, 2011

 When it comes to Christmas movies, most are quickly forgotten as soon as the holiday season ends. However, a select few go on to become touchstones, beloved and re-watched by families year after year. Arthur Christmas may have what it takes to join the latter category. With a clever script that successfully updat...

Kyle in Context

By Kyle Edwards, Online Humor Columnist

September 27, 2011

Pools are closing, schools are starting up again, and the new football season has just begun. Summer is over, but planning for next summer's blockbuster season is just beginning. Capitalism is equal to successful manipulation, and blockbuster season screams capitalism—just like the sharing principles...

‘On Stranger Tides’ to be first ‘Pirates’ movie since 2007

By Ariana Etessami, Staff Writer

May 17, 2011

Johnny Depp returns as Jack Sparrow in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides, for another round of action-packed sword fights, treasure hunts and bittersweet romance. Although Captain Sparrow is back, along with a slew of other familiar faces, a fresh cast of characters is introduced,...

“Take Me Home” brings classic ’80s touch to screen

By By Claudia Shannon, Features Production Editor

March 21, 2011

The ‘80s were a time of neon, perms, bad dance moves and unforgettably atrocious and amazing music. Take Me Home Tonight encompasses the decade in all of its glory with a hilarious cast and a spunky, albeit reused, plotline. The film revolves around college-grad Matt Franklin (Topher Grace, That 70’s...

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