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Hit movie tugs at heartstrings of viewers: ‘A Star is Born’

Hit movie tugs at heartstrings of viewers: ‘A Star is Born’

Ellsa Ohmann, Layout Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

“Jack: Can I tell you a secret? [Ally looks over to him] Jack: I think you might be a songwriter. And don't worry, I won't tell anybody. But I'm not very good at keeping secrets.” A Star Is Born starts off when booming rock star with severe alcohol abuse, Jack (Bradley Cooper), spots a young woma...

Halloween horror turns into a cliche bore

Halloween horror turns into a cliche bore

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

The original story of Michael Myers took place 40 years ago when he went on a killing spree in his hometown of Haddonfield, IL. Now, Myers is on the hunt again after he has broken out of prison in the new iteration of the Halloween series directed by David Gordon Green. The new sequel to the series is...

Woodbury’s new theater Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opens

Woodbury’s new theater Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opens

Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

As the lights dim and the smell of fresh food passes as the waiter walks by, the movie begins. At the entrance the bright lights of the  Alamo light up.  Inside the theater before the movie begins, the specially made previews for the movie starts. The Alamo is not the your typical theater. The Alam...

‘The Hate U Give’ exposes controversial message

‘The Hate U Give’ exposes controversial message

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

The Hate U Give is a book and movie people are raving about. Many were very anxious when it came out on Oct. 19. It is a dramatic/thriller starring Amandla Stenberg, who is also known for her role as Rue in, The Hunger Games. The Hate U Give is about a young girl named Starr Carter who lives ...

Apple rolls out new iOS 12

Apple rolls out new iOS 12

Q.C. Huong, Editorial Cartoonist

October 24, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

Straight from Apple headquarters, the iOS 12 replaced the iOS 11.4 as the latest mobile operating system. While not as revolutionary as when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone in 2007, the iOS 12 brought new features and quality of life changes for Apple users. Released Sept. 17, the new iOS is defaul...

Marvel’s newest edition ‘Black Panther’ looks to make a bang in viewers’ eyes

Marvel’s newest edition ‘Black Panther’ looks to make a bang in viewers’ eyes

Noah Pasiuk, Social Media Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Many marvel fans wait in anticipation for the release of the newest marvel movie Black Panther.  The action packed thriller is set to release in theaters on Feb. 16th. Black Panther looks to make a big impact on not only the marvel fan base but the Hollywood critics as well. While many wait for the rel...

‘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 ...

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...