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‘A Quiet Place’ is full of uproaring twists

‘A Quiet Place’ is full of uproaring twists

By Shaye Holladay McCarthy, Clark Magnet High School

June 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, "A Quiet Place" shows a family working together to survive on an Earth that has been completely overrun by blind predators that are attracted by man-made sounds. The film is tense, suspenseful and intriguing, causing the audience to think ahead and predict...

This is ‘It’, the horror triumph of the year

This is ‘It’, the horror triumph of the year

By Nick Stephan, Linganore High School

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

The 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s classic blood-soaked thriller novel 'It' hit theaters on September 8th, its opening day box office record, devouring even Deadpool’s for an R-rated movie. As a young child, I was always fascinated by book’s like King’s. It follows seven kids in the Losers...

“Mockingjay: Part 2′ hits mark

“Mockingjay: Part 2′ hits mark

By Callie Boren, Canyon High School

December 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

'The emotional turmoil caused by “Mockingjay: Part II” works similarly to a bomb designed by Beetee: an explosion, just enough time to calm down, and a follow-up explosion. Against hovering warcraft-high expectations set by Part 1, the finale of the “Hunger Games” series reigns the victor. Before...

Lean mean streaming machines

Lean mean streaming machines

By Taylor Wood, Granite Hills High School

November 13, 2015


Filed under Movies, Opinions

I know why you’re here. You read the headline and you’re checking to see if the NSA or the internet police is on your tail. Face it, we’ve all done it. According to a Variety article, the rate at which movies are illegally streamed via the internet, also known as “pirating,” has increased tremendously...

Movie Review: The Martian “Bring Him Home”

Movie Review: The Martian “Bring Him Home”

By Ryan Bond, Linganore High School

October 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Space: the final frontier. Wait, that’s not right. That’s Star Trek. While Captain Picard and his crew are off exploring the vast corners of the known universe, astronaut and botanist Mark Watney is stuck on Mars, fending for himself in the vastly deserted wasteland of the Red Planet. Twentieth...

‘The Gift’ that keeps on taking

‘The Gift’ that keeps on taking

By Sophie Haddad, Carlmont High School

October 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Gatorade drips enigmatically. The shutters slap each other aggressively. The hallway stretches excessively. On the spectrum of horror, "The Gift" (R) is hard to place. It is incomparable to other thrillers because of its ultimately tame screenplay, lacking blood and gore. And yet, it is widely unsettling....

‘Straight Outta Compton’ is good, but it’s missing something

‘Straight Outta Compton’ is good, but it’s missing something

By Ivy Nguyen

September 21, 2015


Filed under Movies

This isn't a movie just for rap aficionados. It's a movie that tells the story of five talented men in the 1980s trying to make it big as a rap collective. And people are listening. For the second week in a row, Straight Outta Compton (R) is the most-watched movie in the United States. Since it was r...

A summer blockbuster with heart

A summer blockbuster with heart

By Chris Bower

May 22, 2015


Filed under Movies, Opinions

Three years ago, The Avengers came out, and it was one of the greatest cinematic spectacles the world had seen. Now, as Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters, people wonder what the sequel holds for Marvel’s leading team. The answer: More action, more characters and, most importantly, more humanity. ...