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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


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, 2016


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.

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


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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...

Captain America: Civil War, a slow burning film that boasts incredible depth, excellent action despite its faults

Captain America: Civil War, a slow burning film that boasts incredible depth, excellent action despite its faults

Seth Ritchie, contributing writer

May 27, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Captain America: Civil War, released May 6, 2016, is the most recent installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and pits the Avengers against each other as the United Nations attempts to pass the Sokovia Accords, which would lead to the UN controlling all superhero movement, after the team accidenta...

The Jungle Book, a visual masterpiece bolstered by a talented cast and a classic story

The Jungle Book, a visual masterpiece bolstered by a talented cast and a classic story

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, The Media Room

The Jungle Book is a live-action remake of the 1967 classic of the same name and follows Mowgli (Neel Sethi) as he attempts to flee the jungle with the help of his mentor Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) and the laid-back Baloo (Bill Murray). The Jungle Book boasts incredible visual effects, with every anim...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a brutally dull hodge podge of forced story arcs and characters

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a brutally dull hodge podge of forced story arcs and characters

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the latest attempt to kickstart the DC Cinematic Universe and follows Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), after having witnessed the destruction of Metropolis at the hands of Superman (Henry Cavill), seeking to prevent further casualties by restraining, or killing, the man of ...

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