The Crimson Connection

Another average horror movie

A Review of "Come Play"
Peyton Berry, Staff Critic November 23, 2020

As lackluster as this year has been, the same question has been bouncing around my mind ever since movie theaters reopened: Would it kill Hollywood to actually get back to releasing good movies? “Come...

A poster for the exceptionally bad movie, Dolittle.

101 Minutes of Absolute Torture

A Review of "Dolittle"
Peyton Berry, 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...

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

Successful Retelling of a Beloved Classic

Review of Cy Woods Theatre Company's "Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella"
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....

A poster of the new movie Ford v Ferrari.

A Brilliant Mesh of Entertainment and Storytelling

A Review of "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...

Poster for the movie

Shameful Representation of Our Country’s Heroes

Review of “Midway”
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...

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

Fast Yet Entertaining Musical

Review of "Junie B. Jones Jr. the Musical"
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...

The poster for Gemini Man, in theaters everywhere.

Frustratingly Dull Action Movie

Review of Gemini Man
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...

A poster of the movie Countdown, now in theaters.

Another Generic October Horror Movie

Review of the Movie "Countdown"
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...

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

Hilarious Yet Emotional Look At Family and Love

Review of Cy Woods' Theatre Company's "You Can't Take it With You"
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...

Judy Garland after the release of The Wizard of Oz.

Sorrowful Look At a Beloved Icon

Review of "Judy"
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....

Astronaut floating in space

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A Beautiful Meditation on Human Connection
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...

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

Sailor Moon Review

90’s anime still delights audiences after 25 years
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...

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