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Does “Mary Poppins Returns” Live Up to the Original Movie?

Does “Mary Poppins Returns” Live Up to the Original Movie?

Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

*SPOILERS AHEAD*   "Mary Poppins Returns" hit theaters on Dec. 19 2018, and it became a practically perfect favorite for all of the musical-lovers of the world. However, before the movie came out, there was scrutiny from fans of the classic questioning whether the sequel would be able to ...

Where Did the Great Movies Go?

Where Did the Great Movies Go?

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

February 3, 2019

Recently, I saw one of the worst movies I have ever seen in theaters. Anyone who knows me knows I will be the first in line to see whatever new psychological thriller is out, so when I went to see an evening showing of “Escape Room,” I was completely ready to be - well, psychologically thrilled....

Three Disney Live-Action Remakes Being Released in 2019

Three Disney Live-Action Remakes Being Released in 2019

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

January 26, 2019

Disney has been making live-action movies since the ‘50s, but in recent years these movies have started blowing up. From “Cinderella” to “The Jungle Book” to “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney has been remaking it all. In 2014, Disney announced that they would be remaking the beloved movie ...

Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018

Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019

The year 2018 was full of iconic Young-Adult (YA) fiction events, from book festivals to red carpets. How could someone remember them all? Many teens are looking for a new book to read, but they struggle to find something that they are interested in. What would be more interesting than watching a boo...

In Honor of Stan Lee: The Latest and Greatest Avengers 4 Theories

In Honor of Stan Lee: The Latest and Greatest Avengers 4 Theories

Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

Stan Lee, the man we can thank for our favorite heroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Widow and hundreds more, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, and Marvel fans everywhere are mourning. In his honor, we’ve compiled some of the most interesting theories about the fourth installment of the Avengers ser...

Best Horror Movies to Watch This Halloween

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

October 30, 2018

As October winds down, and Halloween lurks just around the temporal corner, the public is scrolling frantically and aimlessly through the horror genre on any and every streaming service, searching for that perfect horror movie to watch this Halloween season. This is a compiled list of five of the be...

What’s the Big Deal About “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”?

What’s the Big Deal About “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”?

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

There are few things in the world that truly unite people. Thanksgiving, puppies and Netflix original movies, such as “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” are a few examples. This movie phenomenon, a flawless example of a teenage romcom, has been a smashing box office hit. The movie, based off th...

Guardians 2, Star Wars, Thor Among 2017 Box Office Choices

Guardians 2, Star Wars, Thor Among 2017 Box Office Choices

Andrew Willings, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

Just like every other year, hundreds of movies are going to be released in 2017. So, get ready, because next year is going to be filled with sequels, spin-offs and original movies for you to enjoy. January starts out with two movies: “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (January 20) and “Resident E...

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Expands

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Expands

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

On Nov. 18, 2016, the first installment of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film series was released. This movie immediately became a majorly popular hit immediately and made millions in only the first day of release. Even the Disney film Moana, which came out on Nov. 23, did not slow dow...

The 89th Annual Oscars; Kimmel Shines but Mistakes Were Made

The 89th Annual Oscars; Kimmel Shines but Mistakes Were Made

Kenya Espinoza, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

Feb. 26 was a night filled with people who bring magnificent stories to life and students staying up to watch their favorite actors and actresses. The evening consisted of seeing Justin Timberlake perform to anxiously hoping our favorite film would win an award. There might have been a little mix up...

Celebrating Halloween into November – Top Fives

Celebrating Halloween into November – Top Fives

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

Halloween may be over, but it’s such a fun holiday that many continue to celebrate the spookiness well into November. These Halloween treats are what we love about this fun holiday. Now, let’s run through the top five of some of our favorite aspects of Halloween that you can use to keep the spirit...

An In-Depth Discussion of Thor’s Hammer

An In-Depth Discussion of Thor’s Hammer

Ethan Simmons, Photography Editor

February 17, 2016

Thor’s hammer also known as Mjolnir is one of the most interesting artifacts in the Marvel universe. That is because its powers, mainly that only those who are worthy can lift it. Before we get to all that we have to understand the history of Mjolnir; firstly how do you even pronounce it? The correct...

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