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Mission Impossible 5: “Impossible” to resist

Mission Impossible 5: “Impossible” to resist

Patrick Dieter, Fluco Beat Editor

August 11, 2015


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

I must say, it’s good to be back. After a long summer of many movies -- some good, some bad -- I walked out of the theatre the other day feeling more refreshed and satisfied than I had all summer. What had I seen? Not the comic silliness of Ant-Man or the dullness and boredom of the Fantastic Four....

The Longest Ride has no more ‘sparks’ left.

The Longest Ride has no more ‘sparks’ left.

Patrick Dieter, Fluco Beat Editor

April 30, 2015


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

My eardrums were shattered by the squeals of teenage girls throughout The Longest Ride, so please excuse me if my review is a bit one-sided. To be fair, maybe being unable to hear the awful dialogue in this film was probably better. If anything, I’d say the movie’s title is pretty accurate -- thi...

He Who Dares, Wins: Marvel’s Daredevil Review

He Who Dares, Wins: Marvel’s Daredevil Review

Shjon Best, Fluco Beat Copy Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature, News, Showcase

In 2003, Marvel released the feature-length film Daredevil, a movie focusing on the lesser-known anti-hero of the same name. After the success of the first Spider-Man, starring Tobey Maguire, Marvel seized its advantage and began releasing movies for some of its other heroes. Obviously, this didn’t...

10 Predictions for 2015’s Biggest Movies

10 Predictions for 2015’s Biggest Movies

Chris Haislip, FCHS Journalist

April 29, 2015


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

2015 is shaping up to be one of the best years for movies in quite some time.  With sequels to popular franchises such as The Avengers, Fast and Furious, and James Bond, as well as revivals to the Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Terminator, and Mad Max franchises, moviegoers are in for a treat.  Though it is ...

Furious 7 is faster, but not furious enough for fans

Furious 7 is faster, but not furious enough for fans

Patrick Dieter, Fluco Beat Editor

April 13, 2015


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

The Fast and Furious series has never really appealed to me as a moviegoer. I like action, but there are better movies to watch just to see that. Racing movies aren’t as exciting to me as they should be, either. So when Furious 7 hit theatres, I wasn’t too excited. But I decided to buckle up (pu...

“Chappie” Is As Confused As Its Hero

“Chappie” Is As Confused As Its Hero

Patrick Dieter, Fluco Beat Editor

March 24, 2015


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

Thus far this year, the only good movie I've seen has been American Sniper. Although I haven’t had many chances to make it to theaters lately, it is enough to make me call 2015 one of the worst movie years in recent memory (at least my memory). So imagine my utter excitement when I saw the traile...

A Gargantuan Blast from the Past

A Gargantuan Blast from the Past

Shjon Best, Fluco Beat Copy Editor

March 24, 2015


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

 I’ve reviewed movies like this particular movie before, and the first one that comes to mind is Pacific Rim, and if you haven’t read that review, it’s basically an incinerator; burning away at the film and tearing it apart for being a gilded movie - nothing but a continuous sequence of inadequacy ...

Dragons, Riders, and War– The Inheritance Cycle

Dragons, Riders, and War– The Inheritance Cycle

Alex Heister, Fluco Beat Assistant Editor

March 12, 2015


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

As a kid, two of my favorite book series to read and reread were Harry Potter and The Inheritance Cycle (commonly referred to by the title of the first book, Eragon). Both series helped occupy my time from elementary school to high school and while it’s practically impossible to find someone who hasn...

Hidden Brilliance: The 100 Shines

Hidden Brilliance: The 100 Shines

Cassandra Hobbs, FCHS Journalist

March 4, 2015


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

Everyone talks about those hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Those small secrets that are tucked in miniscule corners or just out of sight, just far enough away that you can’t see them. The only way one comes to know about them is by accident or through word of mouth. But the saying extends to more than...

American Sniper is a Bullseye!

American Sniper is a Bullseye!

Patrick Dieter, Fluco Beat Editor

February 25, 2015


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

Last weekend, I had the option of either seeing Jupiter Ascending or American Sniper. Since Ascending is getting less then favorable reception from both critics and audiences, I decided to join the masses and check out American Sniper. And I must say, I was not disappointed. Directed by Clint Eastwood, American...

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