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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


Filed under Arts

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


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

“‘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


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

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


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

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


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

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


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

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)...

Untraditional Superhero Movie Soars in Ratings

By Ross Tanenbaum, Online News Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

With great power comes great responsibility. The new movie Deadpool puts a twist on these famous words. The highly anticipated movie Deadpool was released Feb. 12 into theaters. The film follows Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal) on his quest to get revenge. After Wilson is experimented on,...

It’s not a trap, Star Wars movie is a must-see

It’s not a trap, Star Wars movie is a must-see

By Jasmine Baten and Ross Tanenbaum

December 23, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

emiered Dec. 18, drawing audiences of all ages from all over the galaxy. The film was directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and features a star-studded, revolutionary cast, including Harrison Ford and newcomer Daisy Ridley. According to IMDb, the movie takes place 30 years...

Seventh Star Wars movie gathers hype

Seventh Star Wars movie gathers hype

By Arjun Swaminathan, News Editor

October 26, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

This Dec. 18, the movie franchise that has defined the childhood of millions makes its return to the big screen. The Force Awakens will be the seventh installment in the Star Wars series, set 30 years after the events of the original trilogy of movies. The film will follow a new set of characters...

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ lives up to hype

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ lives up to hype

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

May 4, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

The summer season of movies has begun and I have the answer to your question: “Does Avengers: Age of Ultron live up to the record-breaking first Avenger movie?” Yes it does! The introduction of the twins, the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), delivers an...

‘Age of Ultron’ gives views a look into the future

‘Age of Ultron’ gives views a look into the future

By Kim Rooney, Senior Writer

April 28, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Since 2012, Marvel fans have been awaiting the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. After three long years, the wait has finally come to an end. Action and Avengers will come together May 1 when Age of Ultron, directed by Joss Whedon (Firefly), is released in theatres. “I love Marvel movies,...

Upcoming movies project action-packed summer

By Ross Tanenbaum, Production Editor

May 29, 2014


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Summer time is the time of year when some of the most anticipated movies are released. These movies tend to be the highest-grossing movies, as a lot of them are sequels, reboots or movies based off books. With summer being the best time to catch new movies on the big screen, the Observer is here w...

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