The Spectrum

Movies, TV Shows Offer a Great Escape

Kelly Dayton '22 is enjoying watching Outer Banks on Netflix.

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

May 11, 2020

With quarantine boredom setting in, students and teachers alike are broadening their movie and TV watching horizons, exploring new genres and rewatching nostalgic and heartwarming classics. Some popular shows include Netflix Originals such as "Tiger King," a true-crime show about big cat breeding tha...

Films Document, Create History

Films Document, Create History

Lorna Kruesel, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

2012: Stuck In Love (Amazon Prime) Stuck in Love is a beautiful film that deals with family, romance, and friendship. The movie follows three couples, a divorced father figuring out how to deal with the love he still holds for his ex-wife, the daughter of the divorced father who refuses to fall in...

Netflix’s Global Dominance is Bad for Producers

Netflix’s Global Dominance is Bad for Producers

Will Rosenblum, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

In 2019, Netflix had nearly 150 million users, cementing itself as an important part of the film industry today. Despite its success, Netflix’s popularity has deeply damaged the film and media industry. The problem begins in the power that Netflix holds over creators by keeping data on the demographics...

Holiday Movies Allow Students to Unwind this Winter

Holiday Movies Allow Students to Unwind this Winter

Catherine Barry and Payton Crosby, Contributing Writers

December 18, 2018

As we head in to 2019, we could all use some time to relax from the stress of finals. These four holiday movies are great ways to spend that time. 1. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding: This movie is a sequel to A Christmas Prince, a Netflix original which follows a journalist who goes to the ...

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

Amaka Nwokocha, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018

The Hate U Give, directed by George Tillman Jr, is about a teenage girl named Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who lives in a predominantly black neighborhood with gangs, drugs, and high crime rates. She goes to a school called Williamson Prep, which is affluent and predominantly white. The school is not...

Top 5 reasons you need to see “The Hunger Games’

Zahara Kathawalla, Staff Writer

March 15, 2012

1)   From book to movie One of the most exciting things about seeing your favorite book on the big screen is seeing the story come to life. Lizz Buchanan said she’s not only thrilled about the movie but how it “encourages everyone to start reading.” However, adapting a book from a movie can be a dan...

Flashback to the 80s: The controversy behind Footloose and its remake

Molly Apple, Staff Writer

September 24, 2011

While Footloose may seem like just another dance flick, the movie prompts discussion on topics such as the nature of remakes, teen rebellion, even dance culture at Blake.With all this recent talk of remaking films such as Footloose, everyone’s wondering if Hollywood’s just plain running out of id...

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