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Journey Through Marvel Studios

Journey Through Marvel Studios

Success of Marvel Cinematic Universe continues
Ben Lim, Multimedia Editor January 27, 2021

For the past 13 years, American cinema has been dominated by Marvel movies. If you google the highest-grossing films of all time, five of the top fifteen are Marvel movies. So this begs the question, why...

Review: Best Shows, Movies of 2020

Review: Best Shows, Movies of 2020

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer December 18, 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...

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

Movies, TV Shows Offer a Great Escape

Netflix shows' popularity soars in quarantine
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...

Films Document, Create History

Films Document, Create History

Very engaging movies have been debuted this decade
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...

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
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....

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.
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...

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
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...

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...

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...

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