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October, season of classic horror movies

October, season of classic horror movies

Michael VanLieshout, Online Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

October is the season of horror, Halloween and spooky memes.  A survey of 100 students finds out what their favorite spooky movies are. Out of the choices given, IT (2017) was the all time favorite with 'The Conjuring 2', coming in second. Senior Fiona Mattson likes how horror movies keep her o...

Favorite movie genres revealed

Favorite movie genres revealed

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Alternative Copy Story by Kaitlyn Kirby A survey of students reveals what genres of movies students prefer. The options were sci-fi, drama, action, horror, and comedy. A majority of people enjoyed either horror or comedy, with drama, action, and sci-fi coming in behind the two major categories. Ju...

‘Riverdale’, ‘Stranger Things’ return to Netflix

‘Riverdale’, ‘Stranger Things’ return to Netflix

Josie Scherek, Social Media Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Alternative Copy Story by Josie Scherek This month, two new seasons of shows are coming to Netflix. Oct. 12, 'Riverdale' is getting a new season and on Oct. 27, Stranger things season two is coming out. 'Riverdale' is a hit TV series based off Archie comics with a dark and mysterious atmosphere. S...

‘The Fate of the Furious’ kills box office

‘The Fate of the Furious’ kills box office

Ava De Jonge, In Studio Photo Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

“The Fate of the Furious” should be awarded for the best comedy of this year, but filmmakers probably did not intend for it to be that way. Surprisingly enough, this movie still had enough gas left in it for this eighth installment that was released on April 14. This movie is perfectly packed ...

‘A Cure for Wellness’ receives mixed reviews

‘A Cure for Wellness’ receives mixed reviews

Thomas Johnson, Social Media Editors

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

A new horror movie has recently been released and is titled, A Cure for Wellness. This science fiction psychological horror thriller film is directed by Gore Verbinski and written by Justin Haythe. There is an intriguing plot behind the movie and has been an entertaining source of fun for the younger pop...

Live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ box office hit

Live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ box office hit

Hannah Larson, Copy Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The new live-action "Beauty and the Beast" movie is going to be a hit with younger generations, families and even the older generations that grew up with the original 1991 classic. The movie is due to come out March 17. Filming for the movie started on May 8, 2015 and ended August 21, 2015. Most...

Classic Disney films transcend time

Classic Disney films transcend time

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Multimedia, TV & Film Reviews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvW_L8sTu5E The first Disney movie was released in 1923, and ever since the world could not get enough. Since that cartoon, Walt Disney Studios has released countless popular films and TV shows. Many are considered modern day classics and the term Disney has become i...

‘Hidden figures’ brings untold true story to life

‘Hidden figures’ brings untold true story to life

Maya Aflakpi, Copy Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The movie Hidden Figures is a truly inspiring story for people of all ages. It is directed by Theodore Melfi and was at the top of the box office for two weeks. Hidden Figures was released on Dec. 25 and was a big hit. It is an untold true story, that took place in the 1960s, about three African America...

“La La Land” earns record number of accolades

“La La Land” earns record number of accolades

Adam Johnson, Online Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Since its Aug. 31 release, La La Land has exploded in popularity. Whether through the perfectly cast leads, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, beautiful production or award winning music, this film has truly earned its record setting number of accolades. Up to this point it has received a staggering 1...

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, positive audience response

Mason Urban, Social Media Reporter

December 4, 2016


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling, directed by David Yates, was released on Nov. 18 and has gotten mostly positive reviews so far. The movie takes place in 1926 New York city as a boy named Newt attempts to return all of the escaped magical creatures to the zoo insi...

Dr. Strange ties philosophical questions to action

Dr. Strange ties philosophical questions to action

Linnea Phillips, Layout Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

A new Marvel movie brings about the feelings of excitement that a child gets when opening a birthday present. They have no idea what to expect, but they know, no matter what it is, they are going to enjoy it. Marvel is the champion of introducing interesting story lines and characters from their ...

‘The Accountant’ action movie: fun, laughable film

‘The Accountant’ action movie: fun, laughable film

Owen Landrud, Social Media Reporter

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Ben Affleck stars alongside superstars J.K. Simmons and Anna Kendrick in the new action and adventure film The Accountant. In the past year, Ben Affleck has become a mainstream actor after his performance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He now stars in this newest action film as an extr...

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