American Horror Story: 1984 Is Fun but Disappointing

by Christianna Tran ‘20  FX’s “American Horror Story” is a long running-show known for its disturbing, outlandish, and gory plots and twists. Every year FX puts out a new season with an entirely new story and characters. For its latest rendition, FX released “AHS: 1984,” loosely based around the popularity of cliche slasher movies that came out in the 1980s. … Read More

The Jonas Brothers: “It Was Fun When We Were Young and Now We’re Older”

by Emily Siansky ‘22 Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas, the childhood heartthrobs of the early 2000s, reunited in early March after a six-year hiatus with the release of their new album, “Happiness Begins”. From August to December, the brothers will tour the U.S. with some shows in Mexico. I attended shows in Hershey, Pennsylvania on August 31 and Baltimore, Maryland … Read More

Knives Out: A Modern Murder Mystery

by Ryan Duvall ’21 After being heavily criticized for “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi,” director Rian Johnson has bounced back in a big way with “Knives Out.” In this original whodunnit, Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), a bestselling mystery novelist, is found with a slit neck the morning after his 85th birthday party. World renowned detective, Benoit Blac … Read More

‘The Irishman’ Is Yet Another Scorsese Essential

by Jack Miller ‘21 Martin Scorsese has always been an important voice in the film industry. The 77 year-old auteur’s filmography spans five decades and includes many of America’s most acclaimed and influential films, including “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas,” and plenty more. He’s the man behind the World Cinema Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration … Read More

“The Wizard of Oz” Proved To Be a Magical Experience

by Adam Levine ’20 To commemorate “The Wizard of Oz”’s 80th anniversary, Sherwood Theatre put on the musical version of the 1939 film in the Ertzman Theatre on November 21, 22, 23, and 24.  The story follows Dorothy Gale (junior Maddie Rohan and senior Victoria Murray), a girl from Kansas who finds herself in the land of Oz by way … Read More

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Fails to Make an Impact

by Sudha Sudhaker ‘21  On October 18, Disney Pictures released its highly anticipated film “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” The dark fantasy adventure film is a sequel to the 2014 “Maleficent” film. Returning in her lead role as Maleficent, Angelina Jolie makes her return to the big screen after five years.   In the original “Maleficent”, the story follows the events that … Read More

‘Frozen 2’ is a Pretty Cool Movie

by Anna Squiers ’20 Walt Disney Studios released its long-awaited sequel to “Frozen” (2013) on November 22. “Frozen” is centered around the relationship between Anna and Elsa, two royal sisters from Arendelle. At the beginning of the film, Elsa is locked away in her room because she cannot control her ice powers and unintentionally injured Anna. Years later, Elsa runs … Read More

Turns Out High School Isn’t Like in the Movies

by Ella Casey ’21 Most high schoolers can agree that the popular coming-of-age movies and shows are amazing, entertaining stories, but how well do they really portray high school life? A lot of the time these classics are just about as far from reality as they can get. Obviously some stories need a larger willinginess for suspension of disbelief. No … Read More

90’s Alternative Revisited – Green Day’s “Nimrod”

by George Yiallouros ‘20 Let’s just get straight into this, Green Day’s “Nimrod” is primarily known for only one song: “Time of Your Life.” Yes, it got annoying. Yes, it was overplayed. However, the worst thing the song did was make the album only known for that one thing.  This is an absolute tragedy, because “Nimrod” is actually one of … Read More

Sir Elton John Takes on Philadelphia

by Lucy Sokol ’21 Elton John, the award winning English musician known for his bold fashion and his incredible songs, has spent his time performing all around the world on his latest tour. As a 72 year-old multi millionaire with a husband and two sons, John plans to end his performing days with a bang. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road … Read More