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Who’s Under The Mask?

Who’s Under The Mask?

MacKenzie Morris, FCHS Journalist

April 2, 2020

Looking for something new to watch as your Coronacation stretches into its second week? The Masked Singer (accessible on Fox, Hulu, and YouTube TV) has had a very successful run so far. Its unique way of having celebrities compete has had very positive feedback from fans. Being nominated for multiple ...

Replicating Disaster

Replicating Disaster

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

March 5, 2020

While a movie may be absurd, nonsensical, and overall awful, that doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyable. The 2018 Keanu Reeves flick Replicas is an example of how even a thriller with a 9% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes can still be worth two hours of your time. Replica’s surprising watchability ...

1917 gets a 10 out of 10

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John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

February 19, 2020

British war epic 1917 is easily one of the most brilliant movies I've ever seen, not only due to its gripping story line, but also due to the fact that its an amazing experience in cinematography. Filmed to look like one long take, it never breaks focus or tension, making every event memorable because there are ...

The End Of Arrow, Part 2

The End Of Arrow, Part 2

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

February 12, 2020

Well, it finally happened. After eight seasons, Arrow has finally come to an end in one of its best seasons yet. While the show’s themes have changed multiple times throughout its run, season eight of Arrow manages to pay tribute to all of them.  Except for one. Due to licensing issues, main chara...

The Greatest Action Movies You’ve Never Heard Of: The Raid Duology

The Greatest Action Movies You’ve Never Heard Of: The Raid Duology

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

February 6, 2020

I start my latest review with a look back at the John Wick trilogy, which has made over $573 million to date at the box office. What made this action franchise so thrilling to viewers is its emphasis on the main character’s fight for survival, an element which is tempered by the fear Wick instills in...

Jumanji II Takes Us Back to the Jungle

Jumanji II Takes Us Back to the Jungle

Aiden Matula, FCHS Journalist

February 3, 2020

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a stunning film, combining brilliant humor paired with a subtle romance to catch the audience's attention and spark a hunger for a sequel. The first Jumanji movie engaged with the audience very well and sold tickets with ease. Enter Jumanji: The Next Level, which follows i...

Uncut Gems: Is Sandler Making A Comeback?

Uncut Gems: Is Sandler Making A Comeback?

MacKenzie Morris, FCHS Journalist

January 23, 2020

Movie mogul Adam Sandler is back on the movie scene after the recent flop of his Netflix movie Murder Mystery in early 2019. With the release of his newest piece, Uncut Gems, ringing in the new year, fans of the actor fled to theaters hoping for a hit. Luckily, Sandler has indeed delivered a true art-piece to his ...

Star Wars: The Rise Of Disappointment

Star Wars: The Rise Of Disappointment

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

January 16, 2020

Despite earning nearly $1 billion dollars at the box office, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is one of the worst Star Wars films to date. At first, Disney's three-part addition to the Star Wars saga showed promise with its first release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in 2015. While flawed, the characters we...

The 10 Best Movies Of The 10 Best Years

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John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

December 18, 2019

The 2010’s has started, ended, and given new life to some of the greatest movies and movie franchises in all of cinema. So with the decade coming to a close, it’s time for a proper send off with the 10 best movies from the past 10 years.   10. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Kicking off the li...

Lucifer Provides a Devil of a Good Time

Lucifer on Netflix

Courtlynn Evans, FCHS Journalist

December 10, 2019

Arguably one of the best Netflix original shows, Lucifer, which is now in it fourth season, is a comedy/drama/supernatural show based on the premise that Satan, otherwise known as Lucifer Morningstar,  has taken a vacation from his underworldly duties and has decided to stay and party on Earth. There, ...

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