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“My Neighbor Totoro” Inspires Viewers Through Ghibli Fest

Jordyn Guzman, Co-Editor

August 29, 2019

Ever since 1984, Studio Ghibli has fascinated audiences with its mesmerizing films. No movie among these stands out more than “My Neighbor Totoro”, which is arguably the most popular movie from the franchise. Thanks to Fathom Events, fans and enthusiasts have one chance every year to see this masterpi...

10 Movies to Look Out For This Summer

10 Movies to Look Out For This Summer

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

June 1, 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Release Date: May 31 MPAA Rating: PG-13 This film promises plenty of silly one-liners and lots of monster-on-monster battles. While it looks to be an classic summer blockbuster blast with some fantastic action sequences, don’t come expecting the next great mas...

Resurgence of Classic Rock Follows The Release of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

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Jordyn Guzman, News Editor

December 10, 2018

Growing up, I was exposed to classic rock, and classic rock only. Thanks to my mother, who was also raised on it. As I have become older I have undeniably developed a casual affinity for bands such as Def Leppard, The Who, Journey, and singers such as Billy Idol and David Bowie. When I first found out a...

Movie Review: Slender Man

Movie Review: Slender Man

Claire Haigwood, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

In May of 2014, two twelve year old girls lured their friend into the Wisconsin woods and attempted to sacrifice her to a being by the name of Slender Man. This event and the trial of the two girls brought the legend of Slender Man out from the depths of the internet and into the minds of nearly every ...

Only the Brave: a powerful and slow-burning human interest film

Miles Teller, playing Brendan McDonough, also stars in

Brynne Herzfeld, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2017

Based on Sean Flynn’s GQ article “No Exit,” Only the Brave debuted in theaters on Oct. 21, 2017. The film follows the escapades of the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, the only elite firefighting crew in the country directly connected to a municipal firefighting department rather than being r...

2017 Oscar Predictions

2017 Oscar Predictions

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

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 slammed both Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter 2 at the box office, with $55.6 million its opening weekend.

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

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

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

The Disney produced Moana continues to top the box office two weeks after release.

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

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

(From left to right) Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski and Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein.  Actors were allowed to design their custom wands for the movie.

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor

December 8, 2016

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

Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Doctor Strange.

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016

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

Tom Hanks as Chesley

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

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...

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