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The perfect, bittersweet finale: “Avengers: Endgame”

The perfect, bittersweet finale: “Avengers: Endgame”

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies

“Avengers: Endgame” is nothing like anything that has ever come before it. Never before has there been a longer-running, more popular, blockbuster cinematic universe like the one Marvel has carefully constructed over the last 11 years, and “Endgame” is the perfect send-off for a saga of such proportion. ...

“Captain Marvel” flies high

“Captain Marvel” flies high

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019


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A forgotten past, a galactic war and 1995 America. “Captain Marvel” is the 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers in the epic origin story for one of Marvel’s most powerful heroes. Despite her late entry into the franchise, “Captain Marvel” deliver...

“Us” will leave you unsettled

“Us” will leave you unsettled

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

April 14, 2019


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“Us” is the long anticipated follow-up to Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out”. The 2017 thriller established him as an up and coming force in the the horror genre and his second film does not disappoint. Juggling elements of horror, comedy, thriller and mystery, “Us” is able to de...

“They Shall Not Grow Old” brings the past to life

“They Shall Not Grow Old” brings the past to life

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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For Armistice Day 2018, which marked 100 years since the end of World War I, the Imperial War Museum and 14-18 NOW commissioned “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson to create a documentary using the Imperial War Museum’s archived historical footage in a “unique and creative fashion.” In response, J...

Overlord covers familiar ground with fresh execution

Overlord covers familiar ground with fresh execution

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies

On the surface, it’s easy to dismiss director Julius Avery’s “Overlord” as an over the top and uninspired action flick. And while, yes, the movie brings very few fresh ideas to the table, “Overlord” shines in its attention grabbing execution of those ideas that keeps viewers thrilled from it...

“Venom” is entertaining, and it’s not sure why

“Venom” is entertaining, and it’s not sure why

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies

Sony Picture’s “Venom” is a confusing entry into this decade’s long list of superhero movies. It aims to thrill, and mostly succeeds despite its hiccups. Out of the gate, this film has several forces working against it, the largest of which is purely in its independence from Marvel Studio...

Avengers: Infinity War review

Avengers: Infinity War review

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writers

May 15, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies

The build up to the release of “Avengers: Infinity War” cannot be understated. Ten years of Marvel movie releases all adding onto the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has created a complex world of characters and events. The first Avengers film, featuring six different heroes coming toge...

The Shape of Water review

The Shape of Water review

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies

The 2018 race for the Academy Awards most prestigious prize, Best Picture, was rife with stiff competition. With several directors making outstanding debuts with films such as “Lady Bird” and “Get Out,” as well as several enthralling historical epics like “Dunkirk” and “Darkest Hour,”...

Students collaborate to produce original film “Glitch”

Students collaborate to produce original film “Glitch”

Maria Newton, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Senior Emily Foy and juniors Dani Fischer and Kristin Priest went on a self-led expedition to write, film and produce an original short film this semester. They did this through an independent study sponsored by business teacher Laura Glenn. “[Foy, Fischer and Priest are] awesome, amazing, hardworking, ...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri begins with with Mildred Hayes, mother of a murdered daughter, purchasing three abandoned billboards outside of her rural town, calling out the local police department for their seeming lack of effort to find her daughter’s killer. What follows is a winding and...

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