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In lieu of a real infant, in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2, production opted for the use of a baby doll to play Bella and Edwards daughter Renesmee, which was then replaced with CGI. Cleverly, on Twilight’s official Instagram page, this image was captioned “no halloween costume will ever be scarier than this”, a self-aware nod to the fandom’s overflowing agreement that the doll is shockingly creepy and ugly.

“Twilight” on the silver screen: the silliness within the serious

Avery Ranum, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2023

Twilight, starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, follows Bella Swan (Stewart) as she falls for the mysterious Edward Cullen (Pattinson) and is consequently plunged into the world...

Abbreviated to mean “biography picture”, a biopic film is one that dedicates itself to telling the life story of a particular person or group of people, often those from a previous time who have maintained a status of cultural relevance and fascination even in this day and age. Alongside Whitney Houston, some other celebrities who have had biopics made about them are Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury, Johnny Cash, and Marilyn Monroe.

‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ falls flat

Annaliese Long, Section Editor January 26, 2023

With its release to theaters on Fri., Dec. 23, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” has become the latest addition to an increasingly long list of celebrity biopics to hit the big screen in recent years....

Released on Dec. 16, Avatar: The Way of Water was a complete and utter disappointment. From the revolving plot to the unnecessary characters, this film left much to be desired.

“Avatar: The Way of Water”: droning on and drowning the franchise

Amelia Galliford, Staff Reporter January 19, 2023

The release of the first “Avatar” movie was a large success. It has turned into a widely celebrated franchise and now has its own land located in Animal Kingdom. There is no doubt that there was excitement...

Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s performance in Nashville, Tennessee was accompanied by exquisite light and stage components. As an avid fan, this concert was better than I ever could have imagined.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise: surprisingly amazing

Abby Roberson, Staff Reporter January 12, 2023

Formed in Boone, North Carolina, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, a growing alternative band, has quickly accumulated popularity among music gurus globally. With mesmerizing vocals and instrumental components,...

Released on Wednesday Nov. 23 this show gives many chills and thrills.

Wednesday: The world through Wednesday Addams

Amelia Galliford, Staff Reporter December 10, 2022

This Thanksgiving season was an exciting one. Not just because of the delicious apple pie and sweet potato casserole, but because there was a new television series coming out that I had waited for with...

According to thefilmik.com, The Menu premiered in 3100 theaters on its first day, making over $3.6 million.

The Menu: a recipe to success

Abby Roberson, Staff Reporter November 28, 2022

Released to theaters on Nov. 18, “The Menu” quickly became a must-watch for movie goers across the country. Including excellent performances by actress Anya Taylor-Joy, who played Margot, and Ralph...

This year, Hallmark begun its famous countdown to Christmas on Oct. 21. This meant the network would begin showing round-the-clock holiday programming, including premieres for numerous original holiday films.

Hallmark movies: hit or miss

Makayla Martindale and Julia Hubbell November 20, 2022

During the holiday season, Hallmark movies become front and center. Some love the heartwarming tales, others recognize the cookie-cutter format each film follows. This leads to the ultimate question: are...

Hulu’s “Fresh”, starring Daisy Edgar Jones and Sebastian Stan, offers a devious plot in an interesting way. The Hulu original movie became available to watch on Mar. 4.

Hulu’s “Fresh” offers a fresh take on the rom-com and horror-thriller scene

Avery Ranum, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2022

“I’m gonna sell your meat.” These are not the typical words one might want to hear while watching a romantic-comedy movie. Yet these are uttered to the protagonist in “Fresh,” which premiered...

As part of his 2022 tour, Pitbull made a stop at the Amway Center causing many students to attend and experience the exhilaration that his shows are well known for. When I saw that Pitbull was going on tour, I immediately bought the tickets with my friends, Garcia said. I had the best time with them because, even though some of my friends didnt know all of the words to his less known songs, he made it so much fun the entire time. The atmosphere was electric.

Mr. Worldwide brought the party to Orlando

Makayla Martindale, Editor-in-Chief October 29, 2022

Life of the party, ultimate hype man, famous rapper—Pitbull brought the fun to the Amway Center with Iggy Azalea on Oct. 16. After a successful tour in 2021, the 2022 Can’t Stop Us Now Tour kicked...

A student listens to Karma off Taylor Swifts 10th studio album Midnights, released on Oct. 21, 2022. The album is already breaking records, with it becoming the most streamed album within its first 24 hours of release on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Taylor Swift’s Midnights: worth the late-night listen?

Avery Ranum, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2022

In the classic fairy tale Cinderella, the strike of midnight symbolizes a momentous event; Cinderella finds herself racing against the clock to escape the ball and back to her mundane reality. In today’s...

Conan Gray recently played at the House of Blues in Disney Springs, Florida.

Conan comes to House of Blues

Amelia Galliford, Staff Reporter October 13, 2022

On Sept. 20, singer-songwriter Conan Gray performed at the House of Blues located in Disney Springs, Florida. Due to the school’s proximity to the location of the concert, many students were in the show’s...

Debuting on Aug. 18, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has been met with harsh backlash. Though many elements such as comedic relief and cameos are executed well in the show, many fans are continuing to show distaste for the ongoing Disney+ series.

Marvel’s “She-Hulk” battles mixed reviews

Julia Hubbell, Editor-In-Chief September 19, 2022

  Making its Disney Plus debut on Aug. 18, Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was met with mixed reviews. Following the story of attorney Jennifer Walters, the show puts a refreshing...

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