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“Avengers: Endgame” Snaps Again

Avengers: Endgame IMAX poster courtesy of Marvel Entertainment and Disney

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

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

The Captain Marvel poster courtesy of both Marvel Studios and Google.

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...

Turning the WRLD Upside Down

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Toby Sherman, FCHS Journalist

March 4, 2019

Born Jarad Higgins in a suburb outside of Chicago called Calumet Park, Juice WRLD is on the verge of stardom. The 20-year-old emo rapper first gained traction on June 15, 2017, when he released his first EP, “999.” It included his most famous song, “Lucid Dreams.” The breakout hit was officially...

Daredevil Season 3: The Show Without Fear

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John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

February 28, 2019

If you like your superhero who side more within the realm of realism (i.e., they actually get hurt, have doubts and significant internal conflict, and don’t just exist to blow things up and crack witty jokes), then Marvel’s Daredevil is the show for you. Lawyer by day and blind-but-possessing-super...

Bundy Biopic is Disturbingly Difficult to Turn Off

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Octavio Bollinger, FCHS Journalist

February 22, 2019

The 1970’s were a violent decade, filled with protests, the end of the Vietnam war, and a completely new type of terror growing in America: serial killers. The newest docuseries in Netflix’s catalog, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, tells the tale of notorious Washington serial killer...

Punisher Season 2: The Brutality Continues

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John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

February 21, 2019

The Punisher is easily one of the bloodiest TV shows to ever exist. And its second season (while less gory than the first) is no exception. One of Netflix’s greatest traits is making their characters and fight scenes grounded in reality, as opposed to a show such as the CW’s Arrow where he can take d...

His Legacy Lives On: SKINS by XXXTentacion

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Thomas Gerald, FCHS Journalist

February 13, 2019

In June of 2018 a rumor circulated that rapper XXXTentacion, aka Jahseh Onfroy, who had been killed by a robber at the age of 20, was still alive. When an artist this influential, versatile, and successful dies an untimely death (think of Tupac Shakur and Elvis Presley) it’s perhaps not surprising t...

Glass Cracks Expectations

Glass poster courtesy of Blumhouse and M. Night Shyamalan

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

February 1, 2019

You’re probably wondering why the title of this review of Glass has the words "cracks expectations." Isn’t the phrase "shatters expectations?" Normally, that would be the case. But Glass is no normal movie, Glass is the final movie in trilogy, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, which is his take...

Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse Swings Into Theaters

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Ethan Vernatter, FCHS Journalist

January 25, 2019

Throughout the years, the character of Spider-Man has made a multitude of cinematic appearances, from the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man trilogy of the early 2000’s, to Andrew Garfield’s reboot, to Tom Holland’s current iteration in the Marvel cinematic universe. However, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-...

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