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Review: Best Shows, Movies of 2020

Review: Best Shows, Movies of 2020
December 17, 2020

1: The Undoing:  The Undoing is an intriguing thriller miniseries on HBO Max. This show follows Grace Fraser and her son Henry as her husband, Jonathan, is suspected of the murder of Elena Alves, a...

Movies, TV Shows Offer a Great Escape

Kelly Dayton '22 is enjoying watching Outer Banks on Netflix.
Netflix shows' popularity soars in quarantine
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...

Films Document, Create History

Films Document, Create History
Very engaging movies have been debuted this decade
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...

Netflix’s Global Dominance is Bad for Producers

Netflix’s Global Dominance is Bad for Producers
Netflix keeping data on the demographics of viewers creates difficulty for producers
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....

Holiday Movies Allow Students to Unwind this Winter

Holiday Movies Allow Students to Unwind this Winter
Here four movies to help you relax over winter break.
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...

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race
Movie examines police brutality and how different communities experience life
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...

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

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...

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

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...

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