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Is ‘El Camino’ Breaking Bad?

Is ‘El Camino’ Breaking Bad?

MacKenzie Morris, FCHS Journalist

October 22, 2019

For many years, fans of the Breaking Bad franchise have followed the show’s twisted story-line since its original release in 2008. From a glance, this series appears as a perfect ballad of crime escapades, with everything from intense shootouts to stacks of money piled high to the ceiling.  The st...

Joker: The Darkest Comic Book Movie

Joker: The Darkest Comic Book Movie

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

October 22, 2019

Joker is a dark, realistic character study of a mentally ill man whose entire life has been meaningless--meaningless, that is, until he sparks political controversy by murdering three men on a subway and slowly losing touch with reality.      Arthur Fleck (played with broken perfection by Joa...

Bringing Home The Blood: Rambo, Last Blood

Bringing Home The Blood: Rambo, Last Blood

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

October 4, 2019

The character of John Rambo set a new kind of action character standard in 1982 with First Blood, leading to a series of movies collectively known as Rambo. Mostly silent and efficiently destructive, John Rambo is emotionally, mentally, and physically scarred from the loss of his friends in the Vietnam...

The Man Of No Equal: The Equalizer Review

The Man Of No Equal: The Equalizer Review

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

September 13, 2019

Witty, combative dialogue, actor Denzel Washington, and Russian mobsters would seem like a perfect recipe for a cliche action movie. Yet The Equalizer surpasses most action flicks by focusing more on character motivations than simple, blunt force action. Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a retired CIA...

Book Review: The Hate U Give

Book Review: The Hate U Give

Aiden Matula, FCHS Jounalist

September 6, 2019

In the last decade, the issue of racism, and the stereotypes associated with it, has become seemed to become more prominent in society.  Author Angie Brown tackles this issue in The Hate U Give, a compelling novel about a 16-year-old girl who witnesses the death of a childhood friend at the hands of a ...

John Wick Trilogy Takes Action to a New Level

John Wick Trilogy Takes Action to a New Level

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

September 3, 2019

When it premiered in 2014 as a bit of an underdog action flick, John Wick quickly earned my vote for one of the best and most stylish action movies to ever exist. Some believe it has revolutionized the action genre as a whole. Directed by Chad Stahelski, this brutally violent but engaging movie features a deadpan...

The End Of Arrow

The End Of Arrow

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

August 20, 2019

Arguably one of the best superhero shows ever, Arrow is known for having created its own universe of superheroes (known as the “Arrowverse”) on the CW Network. Over the course of seven seasons, it has provided a direct platform for shows like The Flash, and has served as a direct inspiration for shows such as...

“Avengers: Endgame” Snaps Again

“Avengers: Endgame” Snaps Again

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

May 6, 2019

We’ve finally made it. Avengers: Endgame hit theaters on April 26, blowing the literal and proverbial socks off of audiences around the world (myself included). If some of you (well, half of you) recall my review of Avengers: Infinity War last year, you’ll probably remember the mock threats dealt out to me ...

“Us” Cuts Open a Spot in Horror History

“Us” Cuts Open a Spot in Horror History

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

April 15, 2019

Jordan Peele, a comedian well-known for the popular Comedy Central TV Show Key & Peele, had his first foray into the horror genre in 2017 with his extremely popular film, Get Out. The movie was unique to the horror genre, which these days seem to be almost solely populated by slasher flicks or basi...

“Captain Marvel” Possibly the Greatest Avenger of All

“Captain Marvel” Possibly the Greatest Avenger of All

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

March 19, 2019

Before I officially begin this review, I would like to note that there may be spoilers for those who are not caught up on all the Marvel movies. I will do my best to keep the spoilers to a minimum, but honestly, Avengers: Endgame comes out in April. How are you not caught up yet? For those who are caught up with th...

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