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Sam Mendes brings new war-movie spectacle

Sam Mendes, director of 1917.

Francisco Montenegro, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

“1917” is the latest spectacle from director Sam Mendes, known for his work on “Skyfall.” Like Christopher Nolan’s WWII film “Dunkirk” from 2017, this film is a brilliant showcase of cinematography and suspense. However, this WWI tale takes a more emotional route, demonstrating the horror...

Return of the movie menace: ‘Star Wars’ franchise joins the dark side

Lucas Collazo, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” That is the first thing we ever see in a “Star Wars” movie before fading out to the title card with that infamous theme composed by John Williams and diving into all the fun and action of the iconic series. Over many years, “Star Wars” has ga...

Snobbery: Is Scorsese the cinema gatekeeper?

Annie Vo, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

While many would consider the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be one of the most illustrious franchises of the film industry, some, such as influential filmmaker Martin Scorsese, beg to differ. Scorsese’s recent comments on his animosity towards the MCU not only reveals the issues with his snobbery, ...

Stephen King, chapter two: A controversial resurgence

Emma Smith, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The King of Horror, Stephen King, has been reappearing in the media lately. He has recently released the movie sequel of “The Shining,” and fans are squirming with the heebie-jeebies. Other recent releases of King in the last few years include “Gerald’s Game,” “1922,” “In the Tall Gra...

‘The Joker’ raises concerns over public safety

Caleb Youngdahl, pictured above in his Joker costume, was followed by a security officer at a theater in High Point and eventually had to remove the makeup because of safety concerns.

Navya Belavadi and Ayesha Tahirkheli

November 4, 2019

With the release of new hit movie “The Joker” comes some enthusiastic fans. Serious fans dressing up for major movie releases has become somewhat of a common occurrence at theaters across the country, and now people are getting kicked out of movie theaters for wearing Joker makeup and costumes. “I...

‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel falls short

‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel falls short

Jake Ramsaur, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018

The true crime of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” was how it turned such a rhapsodic and emotional film franchise into something so soulless and convoluted. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second installment in the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise. During t...

Kevin Hart shines in ‘Night School’

Kevin Hart shines in ‘Night School’

Lucas Collazo, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Despite all the drama, stress and hard work that we go through, high school is still a very memorable time for us. However,  high schoolers must contend with stressful college admissions tests, such as the SAT’s or ACT’s. “Night School” is a movie that demonstrates the tears and joy of brin...

‘My Hero Academia’ delights audiences

‘My Hero Academia’ delights audiences

Jake Ramsaur, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

I hate people who do not follow movie theater etiquette. There is nothing worse than someone interrupting the middle of the movie because they have something to comment. Presumably, I should have hated the crowds for “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.” Between the raucous laughter, the clapping afte...

“A Quiet Place” transforms horror genre

“A Quiet Place” transforms horror genre

Nathan Rabiej, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

“A Quiet Place” hit theatres on April 6, ending the long wait of many horror fans, such as myself, for a good flick. For a lot of us, the last good scare we had was the reimagining of Stephen King’s “It.” What makes “A Quiet Place” especially endearing is that John Krasinski, who many of...