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IT Chapter 2 Offers a Thrilling Experience

Haley Blakemore and Haley Blakemore

September 17, 2019

“IT Chapter 2” is a thrilling experience. This movie is almost 3 hours, but not a minute of it was dull. It is a dark movie that both made me scream and laugh out loud. Stephen King’s old fashion way of scaring the audience is brought together beautifully, hitting you with fear at every turn. The v...

Avengers: Endgame Review

Avengers: Endgame Review

Gabrielle Blanchard, Advertising Manager

May 7, 2019

The endgame is here.  Specifically, Avengers: Endgame is here and it already brought over a billion dollars worldwide with it. The follow up to Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame is the final chapter in “Phase 1”  of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began with the original Iron Man film. Ten years...

Shazam zaps his way into theaters

Shazam zaps his way into theaters

Gabrielle Blanchard and Gabrielle Blanchard

April 15, 2019

For eleven years now, superhero movies have been coming out at a fairly steady pace and don’t show any signs of slowing down. Marvel set the standard and held strong for years and DC entered the fray a few years later. DC’s initial entries into the cinematic universe, sans Wonder Woman, weren’t part...

“Tag” movie hides heartwarming message in comedic action

June 28, 2018

By Macy Santicola, Contributing Writer On the surface, Tag, directed by Jeff Tomsic, appears to be just another off-color comedy in the same vein as The Hangover. For the most part, it is; but at the heart of the film that hit theaters June 15 is a story about friendship. Read More »...

Infinity War is full of action, must-see for fans

May 16, 2018

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Contributing Writer   Right in time for the tenth anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes (its first “official” entry was Iron Man, who kicked off the entire thing) The Avengers: Infinity War, a movie touted by Marvel as “the most ambitious crossover in history...

‘Black Panther’ sets new standards in filmmaking

February 27, 2018

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Contributing Writer   To say that I’ve been waiting for “Black Panther” would be an absolute understatement.  I read comics and I’ve closely followed the Marvel Cinematic Universe (most commonly referred to as the MCU), and for the past few months, anxiously counted dow...

Movie ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ mixes light and dark well

November 14, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor   It is safe to say I have been waiting for the third installment of Thor since 2013, after I saw “Thor: The Dark World” in theaters. Finally, the time has come and “Thor: Ragnarok,” was released nationwide on Nov. 3, did not disappoint.  Read More »...

Stephen King’s ‘It’ raises the fear factor to new heights 

September 18, 2017

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer   Stephen King’s novels have a reputation for being some of the most entertaining and terrifying stories of our time. More often than not, however, the aspects of King’s fiction that makes it so effective is lost in translation when adapted to film.    King fan...

“Baby Driver” races with a beat

July 5, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor When I went to the movies a couple nights ago, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Baby Driver. Directed and written by Edgar Wright, the R-rated action movie took me by surprise with its amazing soundtrack. Why? Without the music, the movie is nothing. Read More ...

“It Comes at Night” fails to deliver

June 19, 2017

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer It Comes at Night is a low-budget horror film, starring Joel Edgerton and directed by Trey Edward Shults. Although this film hasn’t received the attention of other films released this summer, like The Mummy and Wonder Woman, many horror fans were more excited ab...

Disney does it again with a ‘tale as old as time’

Disney does it again with a 'tale as old as time'

March 18, 2017

By Daniel Morgan, Editor  It's finally here, and let me tell you, “Oh, isn't it amazing?” doesn't even begin to describe it. Disney's live-actionLumiere and Cogsworth received an updated design in Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast." Photo credit: Mirror.co.uk[/caption] “Beauty and the B...

‘Fences’ welcomes audience right through the gate

'Fences' welcomes audience right through the gate

January 3, 2017

By Daniel Morgan, Editor  "Fences," the new film based on August Wilson's award-winning play, stars Denzel Washington (who also directs) as Troy Maxson, a black garbage collector dealing with family and personal conflicts in the 1950s.  Troy was a considerable baseball player in the Negro Leagues, ...

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