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Screenshots from the trailers of each tv show or movie discussed in the article. From left to right: Velma, TMNT Mutant Mayhem, Scream 6 and Puss in Boots: the Last Wish.

Remakes and reboots: Loved or despised?

by Rhys Wilson, Reporter May 4, 2023

Over the past few decades, remakes of movies and TV shows have been the trend in film production. In fact, there were 19 remakes of movies in 2005 alone. However, despite this trend, 91% of the public...

Since its release three months ago, the Smile movie trailer has received over 26 million views.

Super scary movie recently released: “Smile” movie review

by Patrick Lyons, Reporter October 19, 2022

“Smile” is a new horror movie currently playing in theaters. It premiered on September 30. This movie was highly anticipated, and it had the best opening weekend out of any other movie in the month...

Emma Nolan, the main character, stands off from the crowd alone as the rest of the group takes all the glory

The Prom (2020): When will LGBTQ+ issues become more than a plot point?

by Jessie Hernandez, Reporter March 24, 2021

Overpriced dress? CHECK. Hair styled? CHECK. Prom-posal poster? CHECK. Code for Google Meet prom? CHECK. FCPS has announced that there will be no proms held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions....

Cats, its crazy and scary.

Cats movie: Pawsitively horrible

by Erica Blockinger, Reporter January 24, 2020

The famous Broadway musical Cats has been adapted into a movie, and “meow” it's a bit more than strange. The plot of the movie follows the musical pretty well, but the most unsettling part of the new...

dont open your eyes as the birds see for you

Bird Box – it’s worth taking your blindfold off to see

by Erich Miller and Ashley Visscher January 23, 2019

The drama thriller Bird Box captured the hearts of many in the days following its release as one of the most anticipated Netflix originals of 2018.  In the opening of the film, the main character,...

Take a second look: Derrenbergers 2018 traditional art favorites

Take a second look: Derrenberger’s 2018 traditional art favorites

by Spencer Derrenberger, Reporter December 18, 2018

At the end of each year, we reflect on what that year has provided for us. We make lists of favorite movies, events, albums, video games, and even memes from the year. Despite all that is created,  much...

The novel was spectacular, but the film was even better!

Dumplin’ teaches teens the importance of loving self and others

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor December 14, 2018

On December 7, Netflix released the new film Dumplin', based on the novel of the same name by Julie Murphy. Having loved the book, I was eager to see how the movie measured up, especially since it was...

Disney and Final Fantasy combined creates Kingdom Hearts.

What happens when you combine Disney and Final Fantasy? A Kingdom Hearts review

by Spencer Derrenberger, Reporter December 11, 2018

Have you ever wanted to be severely confused about a plot while simultaneously cursing Donald Duck under your breath? That is essentially the Kingdom Hearts experience. The original and first Kingdom...

Jack and Ally are embracing while on stage

Movie review: A Star is Born emotionally devastating

by Lilly Player, Managing Editor October 24, 2018

This article contains spoilers. Some may think I’m weak, but after seeing the 2018 remake of A Star is Born, I was an emotional wreck. I walked out of the theatre with tears streaming down my face,...

drawn by Katie Lehman

Beauty and the Beast: Animated, live, or Broadway, it’s a beast of a good show

by Katie Lehman, Editor April 3, 2017

A tale as old as a time and a song as old as rhyme get revamped in a live action version of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale. This version takes a new spin on the original, animated film from 1991...

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