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Mary Queen of Scots Combines Passion and Power

Mary Queen of Scots Combines Passion and Power

Gracie Walton, FCHS Journalist

January 24, 2019


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Mary Queen of Scots is an engaging and dramatic movie from the first moment to the last. While it earned a respectable but unamazing 63% on Rotten Tomatoes, the public rated it an impressive 81%, so there must be something the average viewer likes. The movie begins on a dramatic note as we see a ...

“Black Mirror” is… Bingeable

“Black Mirror” is… Bingeable

Runa Scales, FCHS Journalist

December 20, 2018


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In a show that practically throws you into an alternate universe each episode, “Black Mirror” is surprisingly underrated, but one of the most binge worthy shows available on Netflix. Now in its fifth season, this series of stand-alone episodes is described by Google as featuring “sharp, suspense...

The Haunting of Hill House Goes Beyond Jumpscares

The Haunting of Hill House Goes Beyond Jumpscares

Runa Scales, FCHS Journalist

November 29, 2018


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I’m not a big fan of things horror, but somehow Netflix’s Haunting of Hill House, as creepy and scary as it is, still found a way to keep me hooked enough to binge-watch 10 episodes in one day. While it is pretty hard to avoid spoilers with this show, I’ll do my best (unlike my friends who en...

“Darkest Minds” is a Marvel

“Darkest Minds” is a Marvel

Jenai McKee, Journalism Staff

November 20, 2018


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

You’re about to get the scoop on a paradox: a movie that combines the imaginative thrill of a sci-fi with a box office failure.  Although The Darkest Minds made less revenue than its 2018 competitors, the adaptation of Alexandra Bracken’s novel is an entertaining cinematic experience.  Its capti...

Hereditary is a Haunting Experience

Hereditary is a Haunting Experience

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

November 14, 2018


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To be perfectly honest, I’m not fully sure where to start with this review. Hereditary is one of the craziest movies I’ve ever seen. From beginning to end, Hereditary had me either on the edge of my seat, or hiding from the terrifying things on the screen before me. Hereditary is an absolute thrill from...

Halloween Returns to Theaters… Again.

Halloween Returns to Theaters… Again.

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, Halloween, was a massive hit in the United States, and in many ways signaled the start of the slasher flick craze. In fact, few horror movie elements are more iconic than the mask of Michael Myers, and the chilling music of the Halloween theme. And now, with t...

Venom Takes a Bite Out of the Box Office

Venom Takes a Bite Out of the Box Office

Gracie Walton, FCHS Journalist

October 29, 2018


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

As it sets October box office records, perhaps one surprising facts about Marvel newcomer Venom is that the Marvel “hero” isn’t really a newcomer at all. The character of Venom has actually been a part of the Marvel movie lexicon dating back to the first Spiderman trilogy, when 2007’s Spider-Man 3 fe...

The Nun Seals The Deal at The Box Office

The Nun Seals The Deal at The Box Office

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

The Conjuring franchise has become well-known and successful since its launch in 2013 with its namesake title The Conjuring. The original film managed to masterfully set up events for the future of the franchise in a way that viewers can only really appreciate in retrospect.  The stories are cra...

“Every Exquisite Thing” has a Price to Pay

“Every Exquisite Thing” has a Price to Pay

Ellie Farmer, FCHS Journalist

September 10, 2018


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

The book Every Exquisite Thing, which has been compared to The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is the story of teenager Nanette O’Hare and her journey to her true self. At the start of the novel, anyone who knows her would say she has reached the pinnacle of her teenage life: good grades, team captai...

You’ll Regret Looking at This Slender Man

You’ll Regret Looking at This Slender Man

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

If you were active on the internet 2010-2013, you might have run across a strange legend-- or perhaps I should say, myth-- about a creepy fictional character called Slender Man. The gist of the story is that a tall, thin man with impossibly-long arms and no features (a character that originated in a creepy...

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