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Jim Hawkins sitting on the bowsprit of the RLS Legacy. Photo Source: Treasure Planet

After 19 Years, “Treasure Planet” is Still Great!

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor November 15, 2021

On Nov. 27, 2002, the movie “Treasure Planet” was released under the Walt Disney name. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, it was one of the more underrated animated Disney movies in comparison...

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.

Disney is Ruining Star Wars

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....

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

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

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”,...

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

Is the Movie Industry Losing Its Creativity?

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...

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 comicbook.com.

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

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...

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.

Beauty and the Beast: Worth the Hype?

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,...

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

Upside Down Flips My World Upside Down

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...

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.)

The True Story Behind American Sniper

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...

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

“Unbroken” Review

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...

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

Four Promising Book-to-Movie Adaptations Screening in 2015

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...

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.

The Most Famous Reindeer of All Turns Fifty

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...

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

(FLATLINE) The Hobbit 2: An Unnecessary Journey

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...

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