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The Student-Run Newspaper of Townsend Harris High School at Queens College

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Jurassic World is middle-of-the-food-chain fun

Jason Lalljee June 10, 2015

This is what a tentpole studio blockbuster looks like in the year 2015: character archetypes with which audiences can identify and are familiar, visual effects and money shots that favor marketing viability...

An inside look at “Inside Out”

Jennifer Walsh May 8, 2015
Pixar's latest film, Inside Out, dares to explore uncharted territory inside the human mind. The film, featuring five main emotions of a young girl in a new city, stars Amy Poehler as Joy, Bill Hader as Fear, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Lewis Black as Anger and Mindy Kaling as Disgust. This is Pixar's return to box offices everywhere following the release of Monsters University.Director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera discussed the challenges of bringing such an abstract concept to life on screen.

Kevin Costner and Jim White discuss McFarland, USA

Jennifer Walsh February 16, 2015
McFarland, USA follows the true story of a cross-country coach and his underdog team’s journey to success, set in one of the poorest towns in America. Jim White, the coach at the center of the film, and Kevin Costner, who plays White onscreen, sat down to discuss the film.

Can teens be in love?

Tiffany Huang January 28, 2015

Restrictions define our lives. Specifically for teens, age restrictions placed upon us by society limit our every action: 21 to drink, 18 to vote, and 16 to start learning how to drive. There is...

Taylor Swift’s latests “shakes off” cold-weather gloom

Jennifer Walsh November 17, 2014
Most of the time, when an artist announces their first pop album, it’s met with passing interest until its release. Most of the time, these people are not Taylor Swift. The Grammy winner’s first pop album, 1989, is catchy, bold, and stands out in a genre suffering from songs as dull as cardboard.

Big Hero 6 is a big smash

Jason Lalljee November 14, 2014
Disney’s Big Hero 6 is a fantastically syncretic vision on multiple levels. Not only does it manage to pique the interest of animation fans, the hook being its blend of Eastern and Western animation styles, but its primary goal comes across as bringing together the appeals of the studio’s biggest properties, Pixar and Marvel-- with albeit mixed results.

Lucy is a mindless thriller

Jennifer Walsh July 25, 2014
If humans use only ten percent of their Brian's capacity, what would happen if one was able to use more? Luc Besson's new thriller Lucy tries and fails to answer this question in thought-provoking and experimental way while still packing a punch.

Mad Men goes Major League in clichéd, distasteful sports drama

Jason Lalljee May 15, 2014
It really isn’t that difficult to tell an interesting baseball story—whether you’re gearing towards the sentimental, as Field of Dreams or the calculating and contemplative, which Moneyball managed to pull off in the not-so-long-ago 2011. Million Dollar Arm, the latest iteration of the sports movie, pulls its own twist on the formerly all-American genre, largely taking place in India, which is perhaps most emblematic of Hollywood’s globally-expanding industry.

Why Hulu must revive Community, ASAP

Jennifer Walsh May 10, 2014
On May 9, NBC shocked many with the announcement that it would cancel cult favorite Community after five seasons, ending the show's long-running joke of making it to "six seasons and a movie." Though the show had come close to cancellation many times before, fans had rallied to save it from the chopping block. However, even though the show will no longer air on television, there is still hope for it to live on digitally.

Captain America 2 is a smash

By Anna St. Clair April 19, 2014
With the amount of superhero movies that are released in a given year, it is a challenge for each to remain original and relevant. Even the first Captain America film felt like the typical superhero origin story. However, Captain America: The Winter Soldier doesn’t lack in originality or momentum.

Q&A with Daria Snadowsky

March 26, 2014

Daria Snadowsky is an author of two young adult novels, Anatomy of a Boyfriend and Anatomy of a Single Girl, which deal with the tough choices teenagers must make. She recently sat down with A&E...

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