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Sherlock: Holmes Comes Back to Life After a Century

Sherlock: Holmes Comes Back to Life After a Century

Thao Nguyen, FCHS Mass Media Student

May 17, 2016


Filed under Archive, Arts and Entertainment, Music, Movies and Literature

For more than a 100 years, Sir Conan Arthur Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes character has remained strikingly intact in the minds of readers all around the world. The ageless adventures of the brilliant detective and his faithful companion, Dr. John Watson, have been portrayed in at least 200 movies and TV...

Civil War Presents the Perfect Blockbuster

Civil War Presents the Perfect Blockbuster

Patrick Dieter

May 10, 2016


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

Let’s get one thing of the way: the Marvel Cinematic Universe, overall, is amazing. There have been some missteps, but no truly bad movies. Some critics argue that the movies are starting to get worse. Well, as a counter argument, I present to them Captain America: Civil War. Is it perfect? Not really. But is it ex...

Gravity Falls: A Diamond in the Rough

Gravity Falls: A Diamond in the Rough

Alex Heister, Fluco Beat Assistant Editor

April 27, 2016


Filed under Archive, Music, Movies and Literature

As someone who was born in the 90’s, I vividly remember some of television’s best cartoons to date. There were shows like Spongebob which, while it didn’t always have a valuable lesson at the end of each episode, had incredibly clever jokes and interesting characters. Other shows like Avatar: ...

Book Review: Suffer the Children

Book Review: Suffer the Children

Lauren Kirby, Fluco Beat Editor

April 26, 2016


Filed under Archive, Music, Movies and Literature

Everyone has heard the tales of vampires-- people get bitten and become bloodsucking supernatural beings who live forever.  Suffer the Children by author Craig DiLouie takes that idea and adds a twist when, in an instant, every child who has not yet hit puberty suddenly dies. The parents are grievi...

The Jungle Book Is King Of The Jungle

The Jungle Book Is King Of The Jungle

Jake Delaurier, FCHS Journalist

April 21, 2016


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

With the recent trend in Hollywood to adapt fairy tales into live-action movies, it was only a matter of time until the same would happen to Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. After all, Kipling’s 122-year-old book has been adapted to film eight times, with one of the more popular adaptations being...

Batman vs Superman: Mediocrity Prevails

Batman vs Superman: Mediocrity Prevails

Patrick Dieter, Fluco Beat Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

Is Batman vs Superman worth your money? Patrick Dieter gives his thoughts.

Zootopia is the Cutest Movie About Racism You’ll Ever See

Zootopia is the Cutest Movie About Racism You’ll Ever See

Jake Delaurier, FCHS Journalist

March 31, 2016


Filed under Archive, Music, Movies and Literature

I remember sitting in the theater a year ago seeing the very first teaser trailer for the movie Zootopia. “Oh, look-- another animated movie about talking animals. How original,” I thought to myself sarcastically. My-less-than-positive attitude towards the film continued as the months went on, as m...

London Didn’t Fall as Fast as its Ratings

London Didn’t Fall as Fast as its Ratings

Shjon Best, Fluco Beat Copy Editor

March 28, 2016


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

Shjon Best gives his thoughts on the newest action blockbuster, London Has Fallen. Is it a worthy sequel?

Book Review: “Fans of the Impossible Life” by Kate Scelsa

Book Review: “Fans of the Impossible Life” by Kate Scelsa

Jasmine Hankins, FCHS Journalist

March 2, 2016


Filed under Archive, Music, Movies and Literature

Last year, FCHS was given a plethora of books by some students and parents. Among those books was an undiscovered gem, waiting to enthrall its readers with its fascinating plot: Fans of the Impossible Life. Written by aspiring author Kate Scelsa, it is the realistic tale of three teenagers and the strenuous...

Deadpool Revives the Superhero Genre

Deadpool Revives the Superhero Genre

Jake Delaurier, FCHS Journalist

February 23, 2016


Filed under Archive, Music, Movies and Literature

In today’s movie landscape, more and more superhero movies are either becoming too predictable or trying to be too hard to be dark and gritty. Which is why it’s so refreshing that every once in awhile we get a film like Deadpool, a film that’s crass, hilarious, ultra-violent, and when all is said and...

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