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MOVIE MANIAC reviews The Prodigy

MOVIE MANIAC reviews The Prodigy

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


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The Prodigy is a new horror film from the producers of The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Based on the trailers for this film, I thought it was going to be a cliché and maybe slightly creepy story about a little possessed boy. However, the film took a surprising and unexpected turn that I wasn’t expecting. ...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Glass

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Glass

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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Glass is the newest film by director M. Night Shyamalan. Starring James McAvoy who plays Kevin Wendell Crumb, and reprises his 23 split personality characters. Also starring Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, AKA Mr. Glass, Anya Taylor-Joy reprising her role from Split, C...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Aquaman

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Aquaman

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


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I had the chance to see the big-budget superhero blockbuster about a guy who can talk to fish. I have to say, I am very surprised to report it was one of the best DC movies in recent memory. The film I am talking about is of course Aquaman. Aquaman is the newest addition to the DC Extended Universe, and ...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Elf

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Elf

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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Elf is one of my favorite Christmas movies just because of how different it is from the rest of the cookie cutter holiday movies. It has so much charm to it. Elf is a 2003 fantasy/comedy starring Will Ferrell as the main character Buddy the elf. Also starring Jon Favreau, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, E...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Halloween (2018)

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Halloween (2018)

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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I’m senior Jacob Ward and I am a bit of a movie buff. I have loved movies since I was born, it was just one of the things I’ve been raised on. It wasn’t until I was about 11 years old that I realized movies are something that a large team of people make, and I wanted to be part of that process one...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Night School

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Night School

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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I'm senior Jacob Ward and I am a bit of a movie buff. I have loved movies since I was born, it was just one of the things I've been raised on. It wasn’t until I was about 11 years old that I realized movies are something that a large team of people make, and I wanted to be part of that process one day....

Catcher in the Rye: a beautiful tale unjustly hated

Catcher in the Rye: a beautiful tale unjustly hated

Clare Mulherin, Opinions Editor

April 25, 2018


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Many juniors across the Rockwood school district pick up a copy of widely-banned book Catcher in the Rye. Most parents dislike the book for its crude language, occasional sexual themes and the whole notion of Holden Caulfield's quest. Despite many parents' objections, Catcher in the Rye is a classic...

A Quiet Place presents creative take on horror

A Quiet Place presents creative take on horror

Ty Prozorowski, News Editor

April 17, 2018


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John Krasinski's A Quiet Place delivers an intriguing spin on the post-apocalyptic horror film genre that is sure to keep audiences holding their breaths on the edges of their seats. Set in the year 2020, Lee Abbott (Krasinski) and his wife Evelyn (Emily Blunt) struggle to protect their children...

Camila Cabello self-titled album recalls past experiences and takes a turn on modern music

Camila Cabello self-titled album recalls past experiences and takes a turn on modern music

Jessie Cargill, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


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In the past year, there has been a lot of tension between music group Fifth Harmony and former band-member Camila Cabello, due to her leaving the group to pursue a solo-career. At the start of Cabello's solo career, she did many collaborations, such as the popular remix of a song, "Bad Things," with...

Battle of the British Isles: Twining’s English Breakfast tea vs. Irish Breakfast tea

Battle of the British Isles: Twining’s English Breakfast tea vs. Irish Breakfast tea

Clare Mulherin, Opinions Editor

December 8, 2017


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As an avid tea and caffeine lover, I can safely say that I know a bit about teas. My personal favorite would be the full-bodied flavor of black tea. One famous black tea is the English/British Breakfast tea. It's a lovely tea and a traditional Black tea, but it's not nearly as good the Irish Breakfast. I...

“Call Me By Your Name” details touching coming-of-age story

“Call Me By Your Name” details touching coming-of-age story

Kiley Black, Production Editor

December 8, 2017


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A coming-of-age film disguised as a romance, "Call Me By Your Name" follows Elio, a seventeen year old Italian-American. His parents invite Oliver, a doctoral student, to stay with the family in their villa in rural Italy, for the summer. Over time, Elio and Oliver begin to bond and eventually develo...

Radiator Hospital releases latest masterpiece

Radiator Hospital releases latest masterpiece

Abby Karandjeff, Reporter

November 17, 2017


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In October, Radiator Hospital released their latest album, Play The Songs You Like. This follows their previous albums Torch Song and Something Wild and is their first release in three years. The band, originating in Grand Rapids, MI, is known for their punk-alternative vibe accompanied by an aco...

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