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Captain Marvel defies expectations

Alice Webster, staff writer

April 25, 2019

The idea of a female lead superhero movie was largely scoffed at by male producers and fans until the success of Wonder Women in 2017. Now it’s Marvel’s turn at creating a revolutionary flick for their female fans, and they seem to...

Flying into the New Year with Mary Poppins Returns

Camri Anderson, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

During winter break, I finally got to see  Mary Poppins Returns at the Illinois Theatre. I absolutely fell in love with the new twist on the classic tale of Mary Poppins. I also enjoyed the new deals that the Illinois Theatre has to offer ...

How the Grinch stole Christmas again

Camri Anderson, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018

On November 9, 2018, another version of The Grinch came out in theaters. Although this version of The Grinch does not have Jim Carrey, it was still as heartwarming as ever. The new Grinch gives viewers more of the heartfe...

New Harry Potter characters lack depth

Alice Webster, staff writer

December 7, 2018

Fans of the Harry Potter franchise flocked to theaters for the first movie in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise. Over a year later and after heaps of controversy about the actions of creator J.K. Rowling, the secon...

The return of Michael Myers

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

The long awaited cinematic return of Michael Myers has arrived. This sequel to John Carpenter/Debra Hill’s classic film has already broken records and continues to gross impressively more and more each day. Directed by Davi...

Another Sparks movie worth watching

Claire Van Aken, staff writer

November 2, 2018

The Longest Ride is a movie directed by George Tillman Jr. released in 2015. The movie was originally a book written by Nicholas Sparks. The story goes along the lines of any Sparks novel, two opposite characters meet by chance a...

Strangers: Prey at night

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018

The sequel to the horror film The Strangers (2008) has now arrived ten years later. This film, written and directed by Johannes Roberts, follows a family going through some tough times on their trip to a mobile home park. An attempt...

This really is The Greatest Show

Grayce Lillpop, Staff Writer

January 12, 2018

WOW. Three letters that sum up my emotions and probably my facial expressions as well during the entire showing of The Greatest Showman. This movie has easily become my absolute favorite movie given that I’ve seen it five times in the theater and may or may not have plans to see i...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi-Episode VIII in review

Claire Leanard, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017

The Star Wars franchise has done it again. This past Friday, December 15, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth chapter, was released in theatres across the universe. This exhilarating series has produced a new installment tha...

The Mountain Between Us: Film review and analysis

Kelly Lu, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017

The Mountain Between Us, a romantic novel written by Charles Martin, was adapted into a movie that released this October. The premise of the story revolves around a private plane crash involving the main characters Ben Bass, a su...

Top 10 highest grossing Christmas movies

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

December 9, 2017

With the holiday season already upon us, there are many classics in the  Christmas movie department that are revisited every year around this time. The following list includes the highest grossing Christmas movies of all time. ...

This touching new film has the entire theater in tears

Grayce Lillpop, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

August Pullan, a fifth grader starting middle school at Beecher Prep, has a story unlike many others. In this film Wonder, Auggie Pullman has a rare facial deformity known as mandibulofacial dysostosis or more likely referred to as...

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