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101 Minutes of Absolute Torture

A poster for the exceptionally bad movie, Dolittle.

PeytonB, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

Normally, I would say that after a month of Oscars hopefuls and massive blockbusters, it’s nice to start the year off with a sub-par movie. This is the one year that doesn’t quite fit that bill, it seems. Dolittle is directed by Stephen Gaghan and stars Robert Downey Jr. as the legendary Dr. Dolittle, a...

Successful Retelling of a Beloved Classic

Senior Sarah Swift and Sophomore Ben Armstrong prepare to dance as Ella and Prince Topher.

PeytonB, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

In the past, I’ve made no bones about the fact that I’m not much of a fan of anything to do with Disney. Whether it’s Star Wars or Marvel, it’s something that I normally don’t get excited for. However, this might be a different story. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella tells the classic story of a...

A Brilliant Mesh of Entertainment and Storytelling

A poster of the new movie Ford v Ferrari.

PeytonB, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2020

Seeing as this movie is coming from the director of Logan, audience members can expect something great. I was just praying that it was better than Midway. Ford v Ferrari is directed by James Mangold and stars Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby, a former race car driver who was forced to retire after...

Shameful Representation of Our Country’s Heroes

Poster for the movie

PeytonB, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2019

For a war movie coming out on the weekend of Veterans Day, a day reserved for paying respect to the brave men and women who fought and died for our freedom, it’s not too much to ask for the movie to have that same respect, right? Midway, directed by Roland Emmerich, stars a massive cast that woul...

Fast Yet Entertaining Musical

One of the many Junie B. Jones Jr. posters around the school.

PeytonB, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

Due to the success of You Can’t Take It With You, I can say with all honesty that I walked into Junie B. Jones Jr. the Musical with a small feeling of excitement. That’s right, I was excited for a musical about Junie B. Jones. I honestly thought that I would never write those words. Junie B. Jone...

Frustratingly Dull Action Movie

The poster for Gemini Man, in theaters everywhere.

PeytonB, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2019

Just a few days ago, I thought about how lucky I had been to finally see some good movies as 2019 began to draw to a close. To be completely honest, I wish I hadn’t said that. Why? Because Gemini Man hadn’t been released yet. Gemini Man is directed by Ang Lee and stars Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an agin...

Another Generic October Horror Movie

A poster of the movie Countdown, now in theaters.

PeytonB, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Since it’s only a few days until Halloween, I can only assume that the brilliant minds in Hollywood decided that it’s the perfect time to dump a terrible horror movie into theaters. Most audiences are likely not going to see Countdown. But, I did. Countdown is Justin Dec’s directorial debut and stars El...

Hilarious Yet Emotional Look At Family and Love

While backstage, Junior Tressel Eckman gets into character as Boris Kolenkhov.

PeytonB, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2019

Wow. I must admit that I’m not an avid playgoer, nor do I like to walk into anything with any sort of expectations, but I wasn’t expecting this. You Can’t Take It With You, a play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, tells the story of Tony Kirby and Alice Sycamore, played by seniors Marcus ...

Sorrowful Look At a Beloved Icon

Judy Garland after the release of The Wizard of Oz.

PeytonB, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2019

Before I begin, I must admit that I’m not the world’s biggest Judy Garland fan. I grew up with, and still adore, The Wizard of Oz, but I was never really interested in who Dorothy was in real life. However, after seeing Judy, I’m beginning to wish I was. Judy is directed by Rupert Goold and...

Ad Astra

Astronaut floating in space

PeytonB, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2019

It’s safe to say that 2019 has been a largely disappointing year for film. Despite the success of films such as Avengers: Endgame and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, highly anticipated movies such as Glass, Captain Marvel and Shazam have been anywhere from sub-par to downright bad. I’ve spent the bet...

Sailor Moon Review

Sailor Moon has been considered a classic in the anime world for decades.

DaphneT, Copy Editor

March 26, 2019

It’s no secret that anime is popular in America. Children and adults alike enjoy watching these Japanese cartoons both on the air and online. One of the first anime imported to the States from Japan in the 1990s was Sailor Moon. This show chronicles 14-year-old Usagi (or Serena, as American fans kn...

“The Act”

The Hulu logo

KaitlynO, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

“The Act”  is a new true crime Hulu Original series that came out on March 20, 2019, and the series is based on a true story which took place back in 2015.   The series follows a girl named Gypsy Rose Blanchard (played by Joey King) and her mother, DeeDee Blanchard (played by Patricia...

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