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IT 2: the comeback of Pennywise

IT 2: the comeback of Pennywise

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

If you are looking for scary with a side of comedic, then IT 2 is the movie for you. Picking up 27 years after the first IT movie, IT 2 combines horror and a bit of dry humor to create yet another Stephen King novel blockbuster.  The movie starts off with a violent bout of homophobia to show viewers the...

Ted Bundy movie captivates audiences once again

Ted Bundy movie captivates audiences once again

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor

June 5, 2019

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile came out a few months after Netflix unveiled the Ted Bundy Tapes—a collection of episodes retelling of the life, murders, and the interesting legal situation of the notorious serial killer. However, these two Netflix releases could not have told more diff...

Five Feet Apart has viewers on the edge of their seats

Five Feet Apart has viewers on the edge of their seats

May 14, 2019

When you’re in the moment, it’s hard to think about what love would be like without touch. This was a thought teens Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will Newman (Cole Sprouse) had never faced until they met each other. “Five Feet Apart” is a tear-jerking romantic drama film based on the forbi...

Movie memes take over social media platforms

Movie memes take over social media platforms

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2019

The modern day movie watching experience goes as such: Movie. Meme. Repeat. You see a movie, and when you go home to check Instagram or Twitter, you see the thousands of memes created about said movie. Recently, movies of all genres have been subjects of the meme world. For those who have not gotten...

Remakes cannot replace the classics

Remakes cannot replace the classics

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

December 20, 2018

Hakuna matata, just keep swimming, go the distance- all phrases that are guaranteed to bring back a flood of childhood memories. At one point or another, we’ve all experienced the magical sensation one feels while watching a classic Disney movie. However, recently, Disney has been releasing remakes, inc...

Movie sequels revive previously iconic films

Movie sequels revive previously iconic films

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor

December 20, 2018

The first Disney movie appeared in theaters in 1937—81 years ago. Amelia Earhart had set off on her flight around the world, J.R.R Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” had just been published and Morgan Freeman was born. Old films offer a lens into the world of another era, but remakes and sequels are a w...

Netflix romances the idea of originals directed at teens

Netflix romances the idea of originals directed at teens

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018

Netflix has recently become known for its original movies and television shows, with over 700 programs in existence currently and more than 60 new originals coming during Oct. Throughout the month of Aug., Netflix released multiple romantic comedy movies that have stirred both enthusiasm for more romanc...

“Lady Bird” is a coming-of-age story for all

“Lady Bird” is a coming-of-age story for all

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

February 7, 2018

“‘Lady Bird’? Is that your given name? Why is it in quotes?” “I gave it to myself. It's given to me by me.” Lady Bird is a new coming-of-age film about the life of high school senior Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson. The movie focuses on family relationships – mainly the chaot...

Top Movies Entertain yet Spread Progressive Messages

Top Movies Entertain yet Spread Progressive Messages

By Emi Cardinale, Production Editor

January 9, 2017

2016 was a wonderful year for movies. Here are a few of my favorite of the top rated movies of this year. ‘Zootopia’ “Zootopia” is about a rabbit who dreams of becoming a police officer which is not a job that rabbits can have within the social hierarchy of Zootopia. Number 1 on Rotten...

‘Observer’ Sits Down with Actor Ben Feldman

‘Observer’ Sits Down with Actor Ben Feldman

By Thomas Atkinson and Sarah O'Brien

May 26, 2016

CHS alumnus Ben Feldman is a television and film actor in such shows as Mad Men, Silicon Valley and Cloverfield. Though he has done endless interviews, the Observer had the privilege of interviewing Feldman recently. Feldman jogged to CHS from his father’s house in the Inverness neighborhood of Potomac...

Allegiant flops in theaters

Allegiant flops in theaters

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

March 21, 2016

After seeing the third film Allegiant of the Divergent franchise, the disappointing result from the film may be a sign that the period of dystopian young-adult novels turned movie series is taking a downhill turn. Allegiant kicks off into a new stage for Tris Prior and her friends as they escape over...

Does Pride and Prejudice and Zombies serve justice to the novel?

Does Pride and Prejudice and Zombies serve justice to the novel?

By Jasmine Baten, Opinions Editor

February 25, 2016

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has been considered an universal symbol of morality, manners, sophistication and intellectuality in classical literature since its release in 1813. The zombies? Now that is new. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was released on Feb. 5, starring Lily James (Cinderella)...

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