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Frozen to my seat

Jose Leon, Staff Writer

December 20, 2013


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Disney’s “Frozen” is being called “The Biggest Thing Since ‘The Lion King.’” A clear step above its Disney princess movie predecessor, “Tangled,” it pushes the limits in animation and storytelling. The story, based off of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen,” ...

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug is fiery hot

Daniel Dolford, Entertainment Editor

December 20, 2013


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The Lonely Mountain now has a tiny change in scenery, thanks to a small and unlikely burglar. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is the second installment in a developing trilogy of adventure, violence and a little contribution of wit from the series’ protagonist, Bilbo Baggins. F...

Fire and ice: “Catching Fire,” “Frozen” break Thanksgiving box-office records

Fire and ice: “Catching Fire,” “Frozen” break Thanksgiving box-office records

Dana Dinh

December 4, 2013


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As Americans filled their stomachs with turkey and mashed potatoes, movie theaters filled their seats with toddlers, teenagers and adults alike wanting to get a cinematic experience. With earnings of over $550 million worldwide, “Catching Fire” climbed its way to the top of the box-office chart....

Review: “Catching Fire” sure to ignite the imagination

Katie Frost, Photo Editor

December 2, 2013


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***WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD***Regal Cinemas.11:00 p.m. There I stood, dressed in my tribute training attire complete with a mockingjay pin, waiting in one of the longest lines I've ever experienced, just to see the highly-anticipated sequel to "The Hunger Games." Ever since that first trailer appeared...

“Ender’s Game:” Ender Wiggin profile

“Ender’s Game:” Ender Wiggin profile

Vincent Bencomo, Staff Writer

November 8, 2013


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Ender’s Game follows the life of the young Ender Wiggin as he fights for survival aboard an orbiting space station called Battle School. Here the ruling agency over the Earth, the International Fleet, trains young boys and girls to become the greatest military geniuses the world has ever known in...

“Catching Fire” catches attention

“Catching Fire” catches attention

Aleesha Mundra

November 8, 2013


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What’s it about? Katniss Everdeen volunteered in place of her sister Primrose Everdeen as District 12 tribute for the 74th annual Hunger Games. Her father died in a mining accident when she was 11 and has been supporting her family ever since by illegally hunting game and trading. She became the symbol...

Review: Ender’s Game

Beth Hanson

November 4, 2013


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 On November 1st, Ender's Game, based on the book by Orson Scott Card, was released into theaters. Many mixed reviews came from those who watched it over the weekend. Unfortunately, so many important parts of the book were missed out from the movie, but what was kept was not important enough to where ...

Review: Last Vegas

Review: Last Vegas

Clay Callison, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013


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Director Jon Turteltaub's new comedy Last Vegas, a story of old  friends enjoying a weekend in Sin City, is sure to bring a smile to faces of all who view it. Last Vegas stars veteran actors Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as the "Flatbush Four," a group of close fr...

Catching Fire captures attention

Nicola Althaus

October 19, 2013


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The second book in the Hunger Games trilogy seems to be capturing the attention of a wide range of teens. This movie is highly anticipated by students at Hillsborough. Being part of a book series, many have read the three books, including The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mocking Jay. Because of...

IB sophomores excited for Enders Game

Francesca Althaus

October 19, 2013


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Ender's Game the movie is soon to hit theaters and has sparked an interest among many IB students. Most IB sophomores and upperclassmen have read the book, due to the fact that it is one of the sophomore required summer reading books. Ender Wiggin (played by Asa Butterfield) is a young boy recruited...

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