LeBron James scores again, collaborating with HBO to debut in “The Shop”
BY RYAN MERARD LeBron James, three-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion and holder of four Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards, is mainly known for his actions on the court. But James has recently been making major moves off the court. He has performed many actions in our society from... Read more
Introducing Netflix rom-coms: Bringing back new-wave John Hughes and Nora Ephron films
BY ANNABELLE ROSA In the modern digital age, various streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu have come to be known for their original series. Shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Stranger Things” have captivated audiences by depicting fantastical, frightening stories and making use of a platform that allows... Read more
Muppets, murders and Melissa McCarthy
BY GENNA NORDLING “The Happytime Murders” is a raunchy spin on the beloved “Muppets” franchise. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks and Maya Rudolph, the crime comedy cracked some good jokes, but the rest of the movie was too dirty to actually laugh. Phil Philips (a puppet) and Connie Edwards... Read more
Love and laughter make “Almost, Maine” a Thespian success
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN For their first ever summer production, the CCHS Thespians put on “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani. The piece, made up of nine short plays, takes place in Almost, Maine. Almost is a township that is not quite a town because its residents never got around to... Read more
To all the movies I’ve loved before: There’s a new addition
BY KAREN SUROS Anyone looking for their next favorite movie might just find it in Netflix’s new teen romantic comedy “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) is your average teenage girl: she lives with her loving family, has a few close friends at... Read more
“Disenchantment”: A binge watch, not a must watch
BY ISABELLA MARCON “Disenchantment” is an irreverent take on the fairy-tale genre by “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening. The Netflix original reimagines the old-fashioned fairy tale into a quirky comedy series influenced by modern-day culture. Over the course of 10 episodes, viewers follow Princess Bean and her sidekicks, Elfo... Read more
“Crazy Rich Asians”: A film wealthy in success
BY KAYLA GATES Romantic comedies, especially those that are successful, have become a rare sight at the box office. “Crazy Rich Asians,” however, has exceeded expectations, shedding a new light on the genre. “Crazy Rich Asians” is not your average romantic comedy or even Hollywood film for that matter.... Read more
Panic! At the Disco “Pray For The Wicked” tour made for a wicked concert
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE In a world of people content with viewing events from their dimly lit screens, attending concerts has seemed almost pointless. But Panic! At the Disco (PATD) has made it very clear that attending their shows will result in a truly wicked time. There are some events... Read more
Preparing for the storm: Five must-haves during the hurricane season
BY EMMA FRANZ When people begin to think of a hurricane, their mind typically goes through a whirlwind of emotions. Starting with small jitters and progressing into complete panic mode, the cause of these emotions is often a lack of preparation. Too many people wait until the last moment... Read more
Controversial comedy: Netflix’s “Insatiable” receives backlash
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH Dresses, drunk homeless people and Drew Barrymore open up the new Netflix original dark comedy “Insatiable.” The show is a satirical take on the life of Patricia “Patty” Bladell, a previously obese 17-year-old girl who loses all of the weight and seeks revenge by becoming a... Read more