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The LEGO Ninjago Movie, an excruciating experience with little to no redeeming qualities

The LEGO Ninjago Movie, an excruciating experience with little to no redeeming qualities

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The LEGO Ninjago Movie, released Sept. 22, 2017, is the third movie in The LEGO Movie franchise and follows a team of ninjas led by Lloyd (Dave Franco) as they fight off advances on the city of Ninjago by Lord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), who just so happens to be Lloyd’s father. There is frankl...

2017 Oscar Predictions

2017 Oscar Predictions

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2016


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, 2016


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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, 2016


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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, 2016


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). ...

Choir presents ‘Magic of Musicals’

Choir presents ‘Magic of Musicals’

County Line Staff

September 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, News

The CRHS Choirs will present “The Magic of Musicals” Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the CRHS PAC beginning at 7:30 p.m. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. with general seating tickets for $8. Advanced tickets are $6 in the Choir Room office. Faculty and Staff may attend free with a valid employee ID.

Theatre to perform “Rock of Ages”

Theatre to perform “Rock of Ages”

Samuel Teas, Features Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, News

The Cinco Ranch High School Theatre Company will perform Rock of Ages: High School Edition by Chris D’Arienzo on Oct. 13th, 14th, and 15th. Showings start at 7:30 p.m. all three nights with an additional showing at 1:30 p.m. on the 15th. According to CRTC spokesperson Darcy Boyd, the musical tells...

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, 2016


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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...

Finding Dory: entertaining moments bogged down by a script that pales in comparison to the original

Finding Dory: entertaining moments bogged down by a script that pales in comparison to the original

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer

July 12, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Finding Dory, released June 17, 2016, is a sequel to the modern animated classic Finding Nemo and follows Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a blue tang fish who suffers from short term memory loss, as she tries to find her parents with the help of Marlin (Albert Brooks), Nemo (Hayden Rolence), and a cynical oct...

Overwatch, a beautifully done game that is a unique experience, both in game and out

Overwatch, a beautifully done game that is a unique experience, both in game and out

Seth Ritchie, contributing writer

May 28, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Overwatch, released May 23 in North America, is a team-based, first person shooter which pits teams of six players against each other as they battle it out over various objectives scattered across the futuristic world. Overwatch is a deceivingly simple game. The player chooses a hero from the available...

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