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Released on Nov. 22, “Maestro” pays a respectful tribute to Jewish composer among offensive minority representation in Hollywood.

The ethics of a nose: Netflix’s “Maestro” raises questions from critics

Zoe Boxenbaum '25, Broadcast Director December 18, 2023

After six years of preparation, an $80 million budget, 129 minutes of run time and one prosthetic nose, “Maestro” (a biopic about legendary Jewish composer Leonard Bernstein) has proven to be a box...

The AMC Royal 6 movie theater in Norwalk previewed the trailer for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to The Hunger Games series, on the big screen ahead of its official release on Nov. 17.

Unveiling the origin story: ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ enriches ‘The Hunger Games’ series

Poppy Harrington ’25, Social Media Manager December 7, 2023

The unique plot, dystopian setting and compelling storytelling are a couple of reasons why “The Hunger Games” remains one of my favorite movie series. When I went into the theaters with my friends...

The film is currently only available in theaters, after arriving in cinemas nationwide on Nov. 3.

Flipping the script: ‘Priscilla’ redefines the Elvis narrative

Ella Harrington ’25, Web News Editor December 7, 2023

At the end of most movies, when the lights flicker back to life in the theater, a usual wave of applause and smiles typically follows. Yet director Sofia Coppola’s last venture, “Priscilla,” elicited...

The Five Nights At Freddy’s movie excites eager fans as its released just in time for halloween. (Graphic by Shivali Kanthan 24)

October media excites with new releases

Zoe Alpert ’25, Broadcast Director November 13, 2023

Brent Faiyaz album ‘Larger Than Life’ pleases fans  Brent Faiyaz released his third studio album, Larger Than Life on Oct. 27. Fans got 14 new songs after Faiyaz’s surprise announcement via Instagram...

Raia Badurina ’23 created a short film ‘Neither One Of Us,’ and has won and been nominated to numerous film festivals.

Badurina presents short film, recognized nationwide

Audrey Kercher ’23, Breaking News Manager March 21, 2023

While Raia Badurina ’23 can typically be found under bright lights, acting, singing and dancing alongside fellow Staples players, Badurina has stepped out of the spotlight this past summer and behind...

“It Ends With Us” is loosely based on Hoover’s childhood and her mother’s experience leaving an abusive relationship, breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

‘It Ends With Us’ movie cast stirs mixed opinions

Madeline Bell ’23, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

The main cast members for the movie adaptation of “It Ends With Us” were announced on Instagram on Jan. 26. Blake Lively plays Lily, while Justin Baldoni plays Ryle. BookTok has had mixed reactions...

The finale episodes of Better Call were the most-watched episodes of the show since Season 3s finale in 2017, which had drawn 1.8 million viewers. The largest share of the finale’s audience came from adults in the 25-54 category, drawing in 1.1 million fans out of the total 2.7 million.

‘Better Call Saul’ secures its place in television history

Henry Watson ’25, Paper News Editor March 9, 2023

In 2015, then-Inklings-Web-Managing-Editor Nicole DeBlasi reviewed the first episodes of "Better Call Saul”--both a sequel and prequel to “Breaking Bad”--and rated the television series as an extraordinarily...

The Girl Who Escaped premiered on Lifetime TV on Feb. 11., featuring Katie Douglass playing the role of Kara Robinson.

Kara Robinson’s Movie: ‘The Girl Who Escaped,’ promotes hope through trauma

Audrey Curtis ’25, Web Features Editor February 17, 2023

On a warm, breezy afternoon, June 24, 2002, a 15-year-old girl was watering her friends’ plants in the front yard of her house in Columbia, South Carolina, standing in the sun enjoying the start of summer....

“Avatar: The Way of Water,” released Dec. 16, has grossed $134 million in box office profit. Its predecessor, “Avatar” has one of the highest box office evaluations of all time, amassing nearly $3 billion since 2009. Just like the first, the second Avatar is anticipated to have more long-term hype and continue to draw audiences for the next few years.

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ thrills audiences with a hefty toll

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Managing Editor December 24, 2022

12 years later, the Avatar fandom rejoices with the next installment of a beloved series. “Avatar: The Way of Water” was released in theaters on Dec. 16, grossing $134 million nationwide. While the...

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debuts in theaters across the World. The movie has already generated  $367.6 million at the box office.

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ falls short of expectations (*SPOILER WARNING*)

Samantha Sandrew ’25, Associate Web Managing Editor December 16, 2022

Sequels are never better than the original, with the exception of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.” ‘Blank Panthers: Wakanda Forever’ aligned with the original cliche. With Marvel’s “Blank...

The new movie ‘She said’ premiered Nov. 18 and follows the story of how former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was exposed for his decades of sexual harrasment by an exposé written by two journalists. The movie recalls the events that took place and includes key contributors to the real article in the movie production.

‘She Said’ illuminates laborious path to ‘#MeToo’ movement

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web Managing Editor December 14, 2022

From frustrating defeats to exhilarating triumphs, “She Said” tells the tale of reporters Jodie Kantor and Megan Twohey’s journey in exposing the ignored and covered-up sexual abuse in Hollywood...

“Home Alone 2” provides entertainment for viewers this holiday season with Kevin’s impeccable comedic timing and quick thinking.

A (likely) controversial guide to the best (and worst) Christmas movies

Katherine Phelps '25, Opinions Paper Editor December 13, 2022

I absolutely love Christmas. The music, the decorations, the gift giving, you name it. However, Christmas would not be complete without the plethora of holiday movies. Some of my earliest childhood memories...

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