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“A Simple Favor” combines comedy and thriller to create intriguing storyline

“A Simple Favor” combines comedy and thriller to create intriguing storyline

October 5, 2018

By Bailey Blaikie '19 “A Simple Favor,” starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, is about two moms who each have a son the same age. While it was pitched as a thriller in the trailer, I entered the movie theatre still unsure of what to expect. The movie opens with Kendrick, who plays Stephanie Smothers,...

“Captain Marvel”: Marvel Cinematic Universe releases first-ever female led movie

“Captain Marvel”: Marvel Cinematic Universe releases first-ever female led movie

October 4, 2018

By Mark Didio '20 Marvel entertainment released the first ever female-driven Superhero movie trailer, “Captain Marvel” on Sept. 18. Actress Brie Larson will star as Carol Danvers, who later becomes Marvel's first ever female lead, Captain Marvel. She is not only a female superhero, but one of...

“White Boy Rick” showcases intelligent thought process in cinematic structure

September 11, 2018 - Richie Merritt (White Boy Rick, right) and Matthew McConaughey (Richard Wershe Sr.) star in Columbia Pictures' and Studio 8's WHITE BOY RICK. from Sony publicity site

October 4, 2018

By Seth McCoy ’19 Director Yann Demange’s “White Boy Rick” delivers the stranger-than-fiction true story of a 15 year old drug kingpin in crack-cocaine dominated Detroit, Michigan during the 80s, with great performances on all sides. Similarly to Michael Bay’s 2013 “Pain and Gain,” the...

BlackKklansman depicts America’s prejudiced past

BlackKklansman depicts America’s prejudiced past

October 3, 2018

By Chelsea Fox ’19 and Amanda Kaplowitz ’19

New Netflix original movie comments on Westport lifestyle

New Netflix original movie comments on Westport lifestyle

September 30, 2018

By Caroline Donohue '20 On Sept. 14, 2018 Netflix released a new movie that dives into the secrets of Westport, Connecticut, the hometown of most students at Staples High School. Although it seems like a tiny town, it is commonly known as an affluent and educated community. “The Land of Steady Habits,”...

Not loving this teen rom-com with all my heart

Not loving this teen rom-com with all my heart

September 27, 2018

By Ella Bloomingdale ’20 Have you been on Instagram lately? Snapchat? Twitter? Any form of social media? If you haven't been living under a rock, you are aware of Peter Kavinsky, the lead character role in Netflix’s original movie "To All the Boys I've Loved Before", directed by Peter Kavinsky...

Aneesh Chaganty’s “The Searching” makes jaws drop in suspense

Aneesh Chaganty's

September 27, 2018

By Evi Tarshis '20 Walking into award-winning film director Aneesh Chaganty’s new movie, "The Searching," I had pretty high expectations and I was not disappointed. The film tells the story of single father, David Kim (Jim Choy), whose teenage daughter, Margot (Michelle La), goes missing after...

US flag planting unnecessarily omitted from Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man”

US flag planting unnecessarily omitted from Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man”

September 20, 2018

By Reece Keusch '19 Whether we were writing the Declaration of Independence, creating the internet, ending slavery or building the Panama Canal, the United States of America has had an unprecedented amount of technological and sociological achievements since its inception in 1776. But perhaps, the...

“Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” promotes spiteful messages to teenagers

“Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” promotes spiteful messages to teenagers

September 20, 2018

By Hannah Schmidt ’19 It’s 1984 and a young Molly Ringwald plays a character in the movie “16 Candles” where she analyzes her 16-year-old self in a mirror. She adjusts her short, red curls and assures herself that her body is no different than it was the day before, when she was still 15-years-old. Thirty-four...

Minority students appreciate increase in diverse casts

Minority students appreciate increase in diverse casts

September 20, 2018

Poppy Livingstone '21 When Staples student Angela Ji ’19 was in the fifth grade, she faced a discouraging decision. Her school had a day where students dressed as fictional characters, and Ji found that her options were slim. As an Asian-American girl, her choices came down to two characters: Cho...

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” exceeds expectations

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” exceeds expectations

September 13, 2018

By Lucy Arrow '21 “Mamma Mia!” is a timeless movie starring award winning actors such as Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried and Pierce Brosnan with a stunning plot and beautiful scenery. Along with this, amazing music created by ABBA that could get stuck in your head for hours on end after watching...

Adrift: Lost at sea movie leaves viewers lost

Adrift: Lost at sea movie leaves viewers lost

June 12, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19 As I sat in the rather empty theater, I waited for the trailers of upcoming films to end so the film, “Adrift,” would begin. I had been convinced by the media after being bombarded with advertisements for months, that this film was worth watching. Unfortunately I was let...

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