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2017 Oscar Predictions

2017 Oscar Predictions

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Entertainment, Entertainment, Top Stories

DISCLAIMER: I have not seen every movie nominated for an award. As much as I wish I was able to watch movies as a living, I have homework, and that has prevented my movie viewing ability. Take my opinion with a grain of salt.   BEST PICTURE: Moonlight Moonlight is a brave film that covers an aspect t...

The LEGO Batman Movie, a fun family outing with a lot of laughs and even more heart

The LEGO Batman Movie, a fun family outing with a lot of laughs and even more heart

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
February 17
Filed under Entertainment

The LEGO Batman Movie, released Feb. 10, is the sequel to 2014’s much beloved The Lego Movie and follows Batman (Will Arnett) as he struggles to accept his own loneliness while reluctantly raising an orphan, Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), and fighting the Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) next master plan...

Christmas Break 2016 Movie Viewing Guide

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
December 16
Filed under Entertainment

As teachers and students take two weeks off to come together with family and friends to celebrate the religiously motivated holiday of Christmas, they should all be thankful for the break from the non-stop grind of the school year. However, after all the presents are open and all the food has been scarf...

Moana, a spectacular family outing with only a few technical faults

Moana, a spectacular family outing with only a few technical faults

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
December 8
Filed under Entertainment

Moana, released Nov. 23, 2016, follows the titular Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), daughter of the Chieftain of her tribe, as she sets out to find the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to help her remove a curse placed on her home islands. Moana is an excellent addition to the ongoing Disney legacy. As usual...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A fine addition to Harry Potter Franchise

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:  A fine addition to Harry Potter Franchise

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor
December 8
Filed under Entertainment

Overall, the movie delivers the glimpse into the magical world outside of Hogwarts that fans have craved since the first Harry Potter movie, and it is a promising start to a new magical adventure. While it has its issues, new and old fans alike will enjoy this fresh take on J.K. Rowling’s beloved wizarding world.

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Doctor Strange, a visual feast undercut by inconsistent script

Doctor Strange, a visual feast undercut by inconsistent script

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
November 11
Filed under Entertainment

Doctor Strange, released Nov. 4, 2016, is the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and follows Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) as he searches for a way to heal severe nerve damage in his hands but ends up leaning the mystic arts from The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). ...

Sully: insightful, to-the-point tribute, despite a few pacing missteps

Sully: insightful, to-the-point tribute, despite a few pacing missteps

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
September 16
Filed under Entertainment

Sully, released September 9, 2016, follows Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) dealing with the consequences of his decision to force land his failing aircraft into the Hudson River, while also trying to stabilize his own emotional state. Sully is a refreshing break from conventional Holly...

Video Production teacher gives away premiere tickets for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Video Production teacher gives away premiere tickets for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Reagan Bunch, Photo Editor
December 17
Filed under News, Top Stories

Video Production teacher and Global Vine sponsor Mike Marrie hosted a contest for teachers to win a free pair of Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere tickets for the 7:30 PM showing tonight at Cinemark Theatre. In order to win the tickets, teachers had to send in their favorite quote from the movi...

Baby, it’s fun outside

Baby, it’s fun outside

Sara Saavedra, Entertainment
December 12
Filed under Entertainment

Staying home during winter break does not have to consist of baking everything on Martha Stewart’s website or sleeping in until the late afternoon for the sole reason of not having anything to do. Sure, it is no beach off the coast of Florida or mountain slopes in Colorado, but winter break in Houston...

Four book-to-movie adaptations to look out for in 2014

Snovia Moiz, Voice Editor
February 11
Filed under Entertainment

The Fault In Our Stars: The popular young adult novel, authored by internet sensation John Green is one of the most highly anticipated book to movie adaptations of 2014. It follows the story of 16-year-old cancer patient Hazel Grace, and as the movie poster claims “Is one sick love story”. The recently...

Gravity gets real

Rachel Childress, Digital Media Editor
October 30
Filed under Entertainment, Features

As cinematography becomes more realistic, Director Alfonso Cuaron uses cutting edge graphics to create a new bone chilling reality in his new film Gravity, which is one of the most intense movies in theaters now. Sandra Bullock, plays astronaut Ryan Stone who travels up to space on a trial mission a...

New year, new cartoons: Animated movies new releases set up for an expanding industry, audience

Molly Wade, Co-Web Editor
February 19
Filed under Entertainment

With the new year comes new entertainment and with new entertainment comes new animated movies. Family films from each of the biggest studios in animation are bringing out movies that were announced at least a couple of years ago. The increase of interest in the animation industry has caused studios...

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