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Spider-Man jumps from comic to screen

Spider-Man jumps from comic to screen

Samantha Klepfer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Reviews

At odds with the other reboots of the Spider-Man story, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is an absolute show stealer. The animated film centers around Miles Morales who becomes the second Spider-Man in his universe after being bitten by a radioactive spider. New York is being wracked by earthquake...

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls short of expectations

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls short of expectations

Dahlia Krebs

December 4, 2018


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With a flashy set and a star-studded cast, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” originally looked to be this year’s holiday movie for families. However, even the cast can’t save the rushed plot and predictable twists. In this version of the fairytale, Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is a young and cl...

‘Night School’ makes the grade as a fun comedy

‘Night School’ makes the grade as a fun comedy

Mira Malka

November 12, 2018


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When I went into the movie, I expected to see another typical comedy movie without much of a storyline. But by the time I left, I was pleasantly surprised. “Night School” follows a young Teddy (Kevin Hart), who is a witty high schooler. In the beginning, it shows him struggling in high schoo...

‘The Hate U Give’ exposes police brutality

‘The Hate U Give’ exposes police brutality

Samantha Klepfer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Reviews

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas is one of the best books I’ve ever read and the movie adaptation does it justice. Although there are a significant number of parts that seemingly got lost between the book and the movie, the film still captures the exact essence Thomas was able to express so e...

‘Venom’ proves weirdly wonderful

‘Venom’ proves weirdly wonderful

Megan Raatz

October 27, 2018


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Shot down by critics and comic book fans alike, Marvel’s new take on an old villain gives us a film as messy and loveable as its namesake. “Venom” differs from other Marvel movies as one of the only films produced by the franchise that has seemingly no connection to other storylines in the ...

‘The Nun’ twists religion against viewers

‘The Nun’ twists religion against viewers

Izzy Kanne

October 8, 2018


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With the recent addition to “The Conjuring” series, I was excited to see how “The Nun” would compare and complete previous plot holes of past movies. “The Nun” begins in what seems to be a dark or abandoned church and jumps straight into the disturbing plot. The film opens with two nuns ...

Student council finishes Homecoming preparations

Student council finishes Homecoming preparations

Rachel Salzer, Emma Leff, and Anika Hanson

September 17, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

As the 2018 Homecoming week quickly approaches, students eagerly await the week packed with activities. Homecoming week activities are open to all students with the goal of bringing the student body together. Student Council co-president, senior Cailey Hanson-Mahoney explains how much work goes into the exte...

Netflix movie charms viewers

Netflix movie charms viewers

Jenna Cook

June 6, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

One of Netflix’s most recent original additions, “Ibiza” left me amused and entertained just as any good summer travel movie should. The film tells the story of a young woman, Harper (Gillian Jacobs), who travels to Spain on a business trip along with her friends. In a turn of events, Harper is ...

‘Solo’ delivers with appropriate tone

‘Solo’ delivers with appropriate tone

Ndunzi Kunsunga

June 4, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

The recent addition to the Star Wars universe, “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” leaves the audience with a reminiscent of when the eponymous character first appeared on screen in “A New Hope,” that sentiment being ‘That was cool.’ “Solo: A Star Wars Story” tells the story of Han Solo (Alden...

‘RBG’ charms, informs audience

‘RBG’ charms, informs audience

Ruby Stillman

May 17, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

On Mother’s Day, my mom rounded up our family, and we all headed to the Uptown Theatre to see “RBG,” a documentary about the life of supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I have always had an affinity for Ginsburg — I even dressed as her for Halloween this year — but after seeing the m...

‘A Quiet Place’ brings depth to horror genre

‘A Quiet Place’ brings depth to horror genre

Amaia Barajas

April 15, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Walking into the theater last Friday night, I had low expectations for the movie “A Quiet Place.” This was not because I thought it would be a waste of my time or another dumb horror movie, but frankly, it’s because I hate horror movies. I don’t like to pay to be scared, but I was pleasantly surpr...

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ presents stunning scenery

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ presents stunning scenery

Samantha Klepfer

April 15, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

“A Wrinkle in Time,” based on the beloved book by Madeleine L'Engle, creates a vibrant and colorful universe filled with mysterious and powerful forces. The film follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid) as she travels through the universe in search of her father. The A-list cast provides mixed performances. Alt...

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