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The main three cast members, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, reminisce about their time working on the film series.

Why I will not be watching “Return to Hogwarts” anytime soon

Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor January 14, 2022

On Jan. 1, 2022, HBO released the film “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts”. Since it has been 20 years since the release of the first Harry Potter movie, cast members decided to get...

Macaulay Culkin features as Kevin, the supposed protagonist of Disneys 1990 Christmas film Home Alone. While he may be advertised as a lovable hero, he is anything but.

Kevin McAllister is the real villain of “Home Alone”

Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor November 26, 2021

At first, Disney’s 1990 movie “Home Alone” seems like a happy, lighthearted Christmas classic. It has everything a blockbuster childrens’ movie could want, from a great soundtrack to an action-packed...

Free viewers from the train wreck of “Free Guy”

Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor September 14, 2021

In the world of steadily increasing theater premiers, “Free Guy” seems to welcome viewers with a sense of adventure and an ever-rarer originality. The movie, produced by 20th Century Fox, which is...

Review on Free Guy

Review on “Free Guy”

Faith Shimick and Julia Moon September 14, 2021

Ryan Reynolds features as the titular Guy, a banker who repeats his days over and over, as is his duty as a non-playable character, or NPC. Over the first 30 minutes, he discovers that the special ‘Sunglasses...

On Dec. 25th, Wonder Woman: 1984, starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, and Kristen Wiig, was released. It debuted in theaters and became included in an HBO Max subscription.

So let’s talk about WW84

Avery Ranum, Staff Reporter January 26, 2021

After a long day of opening presents and eating Christmas dinner with my family, I was excited to watch Wonder Woman:1984 the day of its release, Dec. 25, especially after months of the date being pushed...

An excessive amount of editing mistakes due to the film being rushed into theaters also contributed to the movies’ low ratings and bad reviews. In one of the scenes, actress Judi Dench is exposed with her human hand rather than that of a cat paw, wedding ring and all. There were additional instances where cats were seen floating in chairs, fur was misplaced for feathers and discoloration in the faces was apparent. 

A cat-astrophe

Brooke Holland, Staff Reporter February 27, 2020

Full disclosure: I could not even finish watching this movie.    Prior to seeing Cats, I found it hard to believe how a studio with a 95-million-dollar budget to remake a beloved Broadway musical...

The Cats movie was released on December 20, 2019. The Tom Hooper film ended up earning around $73.5 million in the box office.

Review on Cats

Brooke Holland and Angelina Jonkaitis February 27, 2020

Shortly after the movie rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" was released on December 20th, 2019, reviews and opinions followed either applauding the film, or criticizing the weirdness of...

Movie of the Decade - Get Out

Movie of the Decade – Get Out

Shelby Brunson, Opinions Editor January 30, 2020

Jordan Peele’s Get Out was a standout movie that will be remembered for generations to come. It maintained a serious tone while still being hilarious for all viewers. Between the talented cast and remarkable...

Our staffs choice for animated film of the decade was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.  The move ended up winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Animated Film of the Decade – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Julia Moon, Staff Reporter January 30, 2020

In a time were big animation companies are making mainstream 3D animated films, I think Sony and Columbia Pictures brought a fresh new look to the 3D cinematic industry. The use of original comic art and...

The fact that all the cats are small compared to the buildings really makes the viewer feel part of their world and their story. The movie is about all the Jelicle cats who want to become reincarnated into their second lives. As you travel around the town learning about each cat, the setting reflects the character.

Cats got your tongue?

Angelina Jonkaitis, Staff Reporter January 28, 2020

The movie adaptation of the stage show “Cats” is artistic, creative, beautiful and eye-catching. Despite watching it with expectations to hate the film due to negative reviews and comments, I ended...

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