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Netflix and the Infamous Rabbit Hole of Movies

Netflix and the Infamous Rabbit Hole of Movies

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

It’s no secret that Netflix is notorious for it’s “too much” appearance. As soon as you open the app, thousands of shows, documentaries, movies, and more are shoved down your throat. It’s self-titled as the “King of Movie Apps.” But with its quantity over quality attitude, it begs th...

Why “Jumanji” Two and Three Are Better Than the First

This is a collage of the movie posters from each “Jumanji” movie. Old to New; Right to Left.

Jamie Cabezas, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

The first “Jumanji” movie was released on Dec. 15, 1995. It is about how a board game comes to life when two young kids play it after finding it in their new house. Starring celebrities like Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black, the second “Jumanji” (“Jumanji: Welcome to the J...

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

Mary Poppins Returns, the practically perfect musical sequel to the original Mary Poppins, hit theatres on Dec. 19 2018.

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?

In the past several years, it seems the quality of blockbuster films has decreased. Hollywood churns out movies with budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars and rakes in billions more from the box office, like an old and dirty bucket being filled up, dumped out, and repeating the process. The worst part of this analogy is that we, the moviegoers, are the ones drinking the dirty water. (Photo from Youtube)

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

Almost back-to-back, Disney is releasing three new live-action movies this year: “The Lion King,” “Dumbo,” and “Aladdin.” In all three movies, viewers will recognize certain faces and familiar voices.

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

So many new releases, not enough time! What movies were your favorite in 2018? Photo by: Bella Angell

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

On the set of Avengers 4, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) laugh amidst the ruins of the old battle of New York from “The Avengers.” (Photo from Adventures in Poor Taste.)

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 would you do if you wrote letters to all the boys you have ever loved...and they were sent? Photo by Korhz Galia.

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

2017 will bring many good movies to the big screen.

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

Fans of the Harry Potter franchise flock to movie theaters on the release date of the first film of the series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This movie reflected the popularity of the Harry Potter series and the hype for its release was major for several weeks.

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

All the cast of ‘La La Land’ is on stage to receive their award for Best Picture. Meanwhile, the cast of ‘Moonlight’ joins them after being informed of the mix up.

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...

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