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‘Birds of Prey’ fails to leave audience with anything to think about

‘Birds of Prey’ fails to leave audience with anything to think about

Tierney Kugel ’22

March 3, 2020

I entered the movie theater with high expectations and excitement for “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).” The movie, commonly shortened to “Birds of Prey,” was written for Harley Quinn, the iconic DC comics supervillain and partner in crime to the Joker. After...

‘1917’ captivates audiences, claims multiple Oscars

‘1917’ captivates audiences, claims multiple Oscars

Ethan Frank ’20

February 28, 2020

Ten Academy Award nominations. Over $200 million at the box office. Golden Globe wins in the two most important categories. Director Sam Mendes’ “1917” has taken the film industry by storm, and his masterpiece, “1917,” won three Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards on Feb. 9 in the categories...

“Parasite” overcomes the barriers of a foreign film

“Parasite” overcomes the barriers of a foreign film

Aidan Rogers ’22

February 28, 2020

I understand that after spending $25 on tickets, popcorn and candy, many audiences might not be enthusiastic about attending a movie that will require them to read subtitles for two hours. But watching Best Picture Oscar winner “Parasite,” directed by Korean film maker Bong Joon-ho, is more than...

Ford v Ferrari races to the top charts for opening weekend

Ford v Ferrari races to the top charts for opening weekend

Madison Andrews

December 3, 2019

Hollywood stars and fast cars drew large crowds at the box office on Nov. 14. In the fact-based story of the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race, the Ford Motor Company decided to change their image by entering their cars in the race previously dominated by Ferrari. The movie has a lot of racing excitement...

Streaming overload? Disney+ adds yet another TV streaming option

Streaming overload? Disney+ adds yet another TV streaming option

Eliza Barr '21, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

I often think about how one day I’ll tell my children about VHS movies. I’ll tell them about how I once had to slide the chunky boxed movie into the slot and watch the ‘coming to theaters near you in 2005’ ad.  They will look at me in astonishment and have no idea what I’m talking about. ...

Hollywood’s Newest Phenomenon Soars: ‘The Art of Racing In The Rain’

Hollywood’s Newest Phenomenon Soars: ‘The Art of Racing In The Rain’

Izzy Sareen ’22

October 4, 2019

If you are a dog enthusiast and have been on the edge of your seat for another dog movie to enter the theaters, you’re in luck. 20th Century Fox’s newest production, “The Art of Racing In The Rain,'' will satisfy your hunger for animal films. This movie specifically changes up the pattern of animal...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ leaves viewers creating their own end theories

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ leaves viewers creating their own end theories

Abby Fleming '20

April 2, 2019

The ending of Jordan Peele’s “Us” left viewers questioning everything they had seen in the film up until that point. But what we were wondering the most was, what does this mean? The internet hosts dozens of theories about what Peele’s ambiguous ending could have meant, but only a few seem feas...

‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ take lead in 2019 Oscar nominations

‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ take lead in 2019 Oscar nominations

February 23, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the year’s long awaited Oscar nominations early Jan. 21. Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” and Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” led all nominations at 10 a piece, including nominations in best picture and best director. Along with Cuaron...

Marvel movies appeal to moviegoers

Marvel movies appeal to moviegoers

Mark Didio '20

February 5, 2019

Iron Man, Spiderman, Black Panther and Captain America are some of the most famous and popular heroes in the past ten years. Their movies have all grossed over a billion dollars combined. All these movie have one thing in common: they are a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since the release of...

Netflix releases the newest hits for 2019

Netflix releases the newest hits for 2019

January 15, 2019

As the year comes to an end, New Year's resolutions are made and goals are set. Whether that means getting over your ex, having a weekly Sunday movie night with your family or finishing your favorite binge-worthy TV series, Netflix is here to help. At the beginning of every new year, Netflix removes...

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...

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...

Wes Anderson’s style of directing

Wes Anderson’s style of directing

April 25, 2018

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