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“The Shape of Water” Makes A Splash in Theaters

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Chris Kreitzman, FCHS Collaborator

February 4, 2018

The Shape of Water has one of the more unusual premises for a plot. Set in Baltimore in 1962, the movie introduces an unlikely heroine. Eliza is a mute, isolated cleaning lady for a secretive, high-security government laboratory. Her life is changed when she discovers the lab's classified secret: a scaled ...

“The Greatest Showman” Dazzles Its Way To The Top

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Chris Kreitzman, FCHS Collaborator

February 1, 2018

Inspired by the true story and set in the 1830's, The Greatest Showman tells the true story of P.T. Barnum. Poor and down-on-his-luck after his job goes bankrupt, Barnum creates the Barnum & Bailey Circus, a show where unique individuals are put in the spotlight and are able to show off their incredibl...

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Breaks Away From Its Past

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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

January 29, 2018

In 2015, the Star Wars franchise received a continuation of its famous story with The Force Awakens, which was both critically acclaimed and heavily criticized. Many complained that it was too similar to the original film, A New Hope, which led to controversy and worry within the fandom, leading ma...

“Justice League” Serves A Fair Amount of Justice

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Chris Kreitzman, FCHS Mass Media Student

December 13, 2017

After a steady procession of superhero movies, including Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok, 2017 has been rounded out with what was perhaps the most anticipated entry of them all: Justice League. Set months after the events of Batman v Superman: D...

Marvel Electrifies Audiences with “Thor: Ragnarok”

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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

November 9, 2017

So far, Phase Three of Marvel’s movie plan has been stunning. Amazing films like Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Doctor Strange show that Marvel has finally found the perfect formula for making superhero movies. However, the previous Thor entries in the Marvel universe have bee...

“Happy Death Day” Provides So-So Scares

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Chris Kreitzman, FCHS Mass Media Student

October 20, 2017

With films like Split, Get Out, Annabelle: Creation, and IT, as well as Jigsaw coming Oct. 27, this year is sure to stand out as one of the greatest years for horror films in film history. Adding to this mix is Happy Death Day. A college student named Tree Gelbman is killed on the night of her birthday by s...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Blows Away the Competition

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Chris Kreitzman, FCHS Mass Media Student

October 12, 2017

With many movies kicking off the fall movie season, like The LEGO Ninjago Movie,  Kingsman: The Golden Circle, American Made, and Flatliners, the reviews have been ranging from awful to average. Not surprisingly, the box office numbers have been underwhelming, with American Made being the only film out ...

“It” Doesn’t Clown Around

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Chris Kreitzman, FCHS Mass Media Student

September 18, 2017

Stephen King’s books and the movies adapted from his books have been popular with millions and have became a cultural phenomenon in the world of literature and film. Just a few of his bestsellers which have been made into movies are Misery, Stand By Me, Carrie, The Shawshank Redemption, Cujo, The Da...

Annabelle Conjures Lots of Scares

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Christopher Kreitzman, FCHS Mass Media Student

August 30, 2017

The last month had been a slow run at the box office, with many films disappointing both audiences and reviewers. But the weekend of Aug. 11 changed that by bringing out horror fans to see Annabelle: Creation. Audiences flocked to the movie theater to see this new chapter in the very successful Conjuring universe, ca...

Gunslinger Delivers…Unless You’re a Steven King Purist

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Christopher Kreitzman, FCHS Mass Media Student

August 21, 2017

As this 2017 summer movie season starts to come to a close, we’ve seen some great films, like Wonder Woman, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Dunkirk. While The Dark Tower doesn’t quite reach the level of enjoyment those movies provided, it definitely soars above many mediocre films that came out the last fe...

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