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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.
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....

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.
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”,...

Is the Movie Industry Losing Its Creativity?

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

“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 comicbook.com.
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...

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.
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,...

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)
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 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.)
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...

“Unbroken” Review

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

Four Promising Book-to-Movie Adaptations Screening in 2015

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

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.
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...

(FLATLINE) The Hobbit 2: An Unnecessary Journey

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

Delightfully Horror-ble

Fright and fear pose threats to things death can touch and they’re friends.
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...

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