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The Muppets Most Wanted


By Tacy Manis, Photo Editor

April 3, 2014

As we all know making a sequel is a risky business. Even before “Muppets Most Wanted” started, I saw the horrors of misplaced Hollywood demand during the credits; apparently someone decided “Planes 2” was a good idea.  My stomach started to squirm. What if this too was an unbearable sequel?...

“Divergent” Diverges From the Usual Turnout


By Sophie Peeler and Melody Sobhani

March 21, 2014

What if you had to make one choice to determine the rest of your life? That choice would determine the one trait, the one defining virtue that you would have to embody forever. Are you selfless, brave, kind, intelligent, or truthful? Veronica Roth’s bestselling, utopian novel, “Divergent,” follows...

“The Lego Movie” not Missing any Pieces

The Lego Movie

By Sam Winter, Online Editor

February 10, 2014

*UPDATE*  This story was featured on the Best of Student Newspapers Online. Read it here! Where can the Justice League meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Simpsons, Gandalf, Dumbledore, and Chewbacca? When can social commentary, partial nudity, and several on-screen decapitations pass w...

“Monuments Men” Review

The Monuments Men

By Gabby Catalano, Arts Editor

February 10, 2014

Based on a true story, “The Monuments Men” tells the journey of a group of men during World War II who are on a hunt to find artistic masterpieces that were stolen by Nazi thieves. These men travel from France to Germany dressed as soldiers, and search museums, houses, and coal mines to rescue artw...

Good Riddance to “Les Bons Débarras”


By Ciara Reiter, Guest Writer

February 4, 2014

As a French III student, I’m among those caught in the rush of trying to get last minute cultural points before the end of the semester. You can do various things to earn culture points, like translating a song or cooking French food. I decided to watch a French movie and was pleased to find one easily...

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Review

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Review

By Tacy Manis, Photo Editor

December 19, 2013

I was shocked at how quickly a year had passed. When I saw the first installment of “The Hobbit” last December, I thought I would have to wait forever for the next part. But time has flown, and now I’m sitting here writing this review. First off, “Desolation of Smaug” was definitely more...

Catching Fire

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By Katie McPherson, Features Editor

November 22, 2013

A few years ago, the nation was ablaze with “Hunger Games” fever. Teenage girls and boys hung on Suzanne Collin’s, the author of the trilogy, every word. Now, the second movie, “Catching Fire,” has been released, and fans of the books flocked to the midnight premiere on Nov. 21. Many SDA...



By Katie McPherson and Katrina Olsen

October 11, 2013

In space no one can hear you scream. In this thriller, a team of three astronauts suffer and deal with the aftermath of a catastrophic event as they struggle to get back to Earth. Which, as you can imagine, is exceptionally difficult to convey through a helmet in a green screen box. However, Sandra...

The Butler

The Butler

By Kevin Moody, Staff Writer

October 2, 2013

No one would ever think that Cecil Gaines could make it that far because of his race, but he sure as hell did. “Lee Daniels the Butler” is an inspiring, dramatic, true story portraying some of America’s most challenging decades. The movie starts out with Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) as a young bo...

Don Jon


By Tacy Manis, Photo Editor

October 2, 2013

I’ve wanted “Don Jon” to make its way to theaters ever since Joseph Gordon-Levitt announced it over a year ago, and I can now say it was well worth the wait. Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote, directed, and starred in this contemporary take on the classic “Don Juan” with a supporting cast including ...