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Disney is Ruining Star Wars

Senior Grace Wood , a long time Star Wars fan, is showing her support for the franchise by wearing a classic Star Wars shirt. She is also showing her disdain for the newest installments by giving two thumbs down.

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

BE WARNED: This article will contain spoilers for Star Wars Episodes 1-8. I have been a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember, and unlike most people, I can find enjoyment in the prequel trilogy. However, even I draw the line with the poor understanding and treatment of the franchise and it...

Netflix’s Newest Teen Rom-Com “Tall Girl” is Hot Garbage

“Tall Girl” movie cover featuring Ava Michelle, Sabrina Carpenter, Griffin Gluck, and Luke Eisner as the main characters for the Netflix Original Movie.

Daphni Torres, News Editor

October 22, 2019

Netflix is notorious for producing cheesy teen movies like “The Kissing Booth”, “The Perfect date”, and “To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” However, with its newest release “Tall Girl”, my standards have been lowered to a point I didn’t know was possible. The ridiculously confusing plot...

Is the Movie Industry Losing Its Creativity?

This is Gaby Ippolito, a freshman. She is holding her favorite movie.

Chasidy Culpepper, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Is the film industry losing its creativity? In my opinion, I believe it is. They never seem to change the storyline and they always have the same plot. Especially nowadays with the Disney remakes. There are also some old movies that fall into this category as well, like A Bug's Life and Antz. They are practically th...

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” Enchants Theaters Across America

Mackenzie Foy, who plays Clara, goes on a journey to find a key that will open the gift her late mother left her for Christmas, leading her to a world of four realms that she never knew existed. Photo from

Abby Marks, Features Editor

November 16, 2018

Disney’s “Nutcracker and the Four Realms” took on the big screen on Nov. 2, acquiring a surprising mix of both positive and negative reviews. The movie captures the story of Clara and her journey to find the key to a gift that her late mother left her for Christmas. She believes what is insi...

Beauty and the Beast: Worth the Hype?

Belle swirls around the ballroom with her beautiful yellow dress. While it is close to the original, there were some sparkly details that were newly added to the dress.

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017

Warning: If you are unfamiliar with the story of Beauty and the Beast, watch the movie first! This article contains spoilers.   Rumors of a live-action rendition of a fan-favorite Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, have been swirling around the internet since as early as January of 2015. Since then...

Upside Down Flips My World Upside Down

“The universe, so full of wonders. I could spend hours and hours looking up at the sky. So many stars, so many mysteries. And there's one very special star that makes me think of one very special person.” (Photo used with permission of Alex Rodgers)

Natalie Wilson, Features Editor

May 7, 2015

Winding viewers up with its out-of-this-world conceptual science and phenomenal film filter, Upside Down by Juan Diego Solanas is a movie that, once started, cannot be interrupted to even get up to go to the bathroom. Critics rave over the flattering colors and ground-breaking plot, saying it could be...

The True Story Behind American Sniper

The photo above is from Kyle’s novel, ‘American Sniper.’ “Me and Taya, the love of my life and better half,” Kyle wrote. Chris Kyle was more than just a bronco rider from Texas or the deadliest sniper in U.S. history; he was a father, a husband, and a friend.(Photograph courtesy of Heather Hurt/Calluna Photography.)

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015

By now, everybody has either seen the new Bradley Cooper movie 'American Sniper' or at least heard bits and pieces of the true story behind the deadliest sniper in American history. Chris Kyle, who completed four tours in Iraq, had a confirmed kill rate of 160 out of a possible 255 kills. His statistics...

“Unbroken” Review

(Screenshot from YouTube). A young Louis Zamperini sprints through the finish line at the Olympics.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

Unbroken is an uplifting, family-friendly movie with an enthralling storyline and an even more inspiring message. Unbroken, which hit the theaters on Christmas day, had the potential to add to the holiday spirit for millions of families across America - and it did just that, becoming the third biggest...

Four Promising Book-to-Movie Adaptations Screening in 2015

Freshman Mary Kate Schwaemmle reads Paper Towns in preparation for the movie.

Morgan Champion, Staff Writer

January 22, 2015

With all of the amazing book-to-movie adaptations the entertainment world offered to bookworms in 2014, one can't help but daydream about their plans for 2015, and considering the box office success of previous films such as Divergent, The Fault in our Stars, The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Maze Runner, If I Stay...

The Most Famous Reindeer of All Turns Fifty

In the 1964 film adaption of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Rudolph befriends an aspiring dentist elf (Hermey), and the two misfits embark on a journey to discover who they are. Over half-a-century, the world’s love for their loyalty has never burnt out.

Morgan Champion, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014

With Christmas right around the corner, everyone is surfing through their cable televisions and local convenience stores attempting to find the best new holiday block-busters, but perhaps, we are doing it all wrong. Perhaps, we do not need new films, as the classics will do just fine. In fact, one movie has lasted through the ages: half-a-century to be exact...

(FLATLINE) The Hobbit 2: An Unnecessary Journey

The biggest movie of the year. Also, the longest.

Brandon Moss, Sports Editor

December 12, 2013

Fans that saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will love its new sequel, The Hobbit 2: An Unnecessary Journey, coming to theatres tomorrow. One fan tells the Flatline, “I loved all the walking and landscape shots from the first movie. I couldn’t go to the bathroom because I’d miss that one step...

Delightfully Horror-ble

Fright and fear pose threats to things death can touch and they’re friends.
Insidious: The Ring: Coraline:

Savannah Keith, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013

Now is the time to celebrate the bumps in the night and the shadows on the wall because, without them, we would not have this lovely element named horror. Materials of Horror are meant to shock, scare and frighten you -- possibly providing nightmare fuel for an individual’s dreams and securing newfou...

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