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New Zombieland Story Falls Short

New Zombieland Story Falls Short

Evan Craig, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

After 10 years of waiting and anticipation, Columbia Pictures released its new installment of Zombieland on October 18th. The arrival of the movie has brought a great deal of hype. Both fans and newcomers lined up to see this film in action. I'm surprised that many students did not have a clue what...

Latest in Star Wars Installment Met with Anticipation

Latest in Star Wars Installment Met with Anticipation

Jackson Grimes, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is supposedly the last Star Wars film to come out in the “skywalker” saga. However, there could still be Star Wars films set in the movie universe and even tv shows like the live-action Mandalorian series. As always, It was directed by J.J. Abrams and the story is...

New Hulu Show Based on John Green’s Novel

New Hulu Show Based on John Green’s Novel

Willa Roberts, Managing Editor

December 2, 2019

How will we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering? Alaska Young regarded this as the most important question we must ask ourselves. Alaska has secrets, as most of us do, but she is more damaged than she lets on. The new Hulu original mini-series, Looking for Alaska, is directly based on John Green’s...

The Evolution of Horror Movie Monsters

The Evolution of Horror Movie Monsters

Jackson Grimes, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Horror movies have been around for what feels like forever, but the monsters within them have been changing and morphing ever since the beginning. One of the first movie monsters can be traced back to 1915 with the movie “The Golem” which was based on a legend where a clay man was brought to life...

Countdown not Different than other Dystopias

Countdown not Different than other Dystopias

Sofia Freed, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

What if an app could tell you exactly when you were going to die? Countdown is yet another take on man vs. technology. The movie begins when a group of college students find an app that supposedly tells you when you will die. After downloading the app, one of the students is surprised to find that she...

Living With Yourself Provides a Look into the Mind

Living With Yourself Provides a Look into the Mind

Zab Rodriguez, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Netflix’s original "Living With Yourself", created by Timothy Greenberg, is very original and fresh. "Living With Yourself" is about a man named Miles Elliot, played by Paul Rudd, who is burned out on life. A co-worker notices this and recommends going to a spa. Costing $50,000, Miles undergoes a mysterious...

Red Dragon Players Prepare for Spring Awakening Debut

Red Dragon Players Prepare for Spring Awakening Debut

Belle Dilger, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Spring Awakening’s debut is arriving in the Preas Theater soon. This play was written by Steven Stater based off the original written by Frank Wedekind and it’s music was created by Duncan Sheik. The first performance will be on Oct. 24. The other shows are Oct. 25, 26, 31 and Nov. 1 and 2. All...

Southwest Theaters, Cheaper Option for Comfortable Movie Experience

Southwest Theaters, Cheaper Option for Comfortable Movie Experience

Katarina Carrico, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Southwest Theaters Lake Creek 7 by Research Boulevard is a cheaper alternative to go see movies because the ones that are shown have already been out for several months. All shows before 6 p.m. are $4, and after, $5. Pricing has increased because of renovations with the seats; they can now lean bac...

Bumbleebee (2019) Captures the Original 90s Touch

Bumbleebee (2019) Captures the Original 90s Touch

Zab Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Bumblebee, directed by Travis Knight is the newest installment in the Transformers movie franchise. It is about the Autobots fleeing their home planet, Cybertron, to help their kind survive by escaping the Decepticons. Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, sends Bumblebee to Earth to make a base fo...

Pet Sematary Scares, but Doesn’t Live Up to Original

Pet Sematary Scares, but Doesn’t Live Up to Original

Denisse Vargas, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Pet Sematary is the remake of the classic 1989 movie, based off of Stephen King’s novel, all going by the same name. It was a highly anticipated movie because of the popularity that the 1989 version gained and I couldn’t wait to see if it lived up to its predecessor. Unfortunately, I was left a bit...

Shazam is a Step in the Right Direction for DC

Shazam is a Step in the Right Direction for DC

Zab Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

The Shazam movie, directed by David Sanberg had a lot to live up to. Considering the movies DC has recently made, which in my opinion weren’t up to part, this was a great change for the studio. Huge steps in the right direction. Even with mixed expectations, the movie found a way to pull through wi...

Searching is Suspenseful and Attention-Grabbing

Searching is Suspenseful and Attention-Grabbing

Willa Roberts, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

Searching is a captivating narrative about shifting family dynamics told entirely through computer and phone screens. The drama/thriller released in late 2018, shows a father’s turmoil when her 16-year-old daughter, Margot, goes missing. Technology plays an important role in this movie and Facebook...

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