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Avengers Endgame: “Till the End of the Line” A Movie Review

Avengers Endgame: “Till the End of the Line” A Movie Review

By: David Montgomery, Teacher

June 4, 2019

Avengers: Endgame, released in theaters on April 26, signals the end of an era for superhero movies. The long awaited film has been the source of  bittersweet enthusiasm for many, serving as the climactic finale to a story over 10 years in the making. The Overlook Journal had the pri...

A New Hero Joins the Battle! A Captain Marvel Movie Review

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Captain Marvel, directed by Anna Boyden and Ryan Fleck, made its debut on March 8th, 2019, making it the first MCU movie with a female lead protagonist in nearly 10 years. The date of its release is also an ode to International Women’s Day, which is on the same day. The cast includes Brie Larson (Room)...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Really)? Movie Review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Really)? Movie Review

By: William Ohmes, Entertainment Columnist

February 2, 2018

  When The Force Awakens came out in December 2015, many people said it was better than the failed prequels, but people complained that it was too similar to the original 1977 A New Hope. Then, after Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened in December 2017, fans were all told it was nothing like Emp...

Justice League: Movie Review

Justice League: Movie Review

By: Xavier Rogers, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018

Released on November 17th, 2017, Justice League was directed by Zack Snyder, the director of the previous DC blockbuster Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Joss Whedon, the director  of 2012’s The Avengers. The film finally brings together Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Superman, the Flash, and A...

Emmys 2017: Top 4 Best Dresses

Emmys 2017: Top 4 Best Dresses

By: Amber Corbett, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017

Just like any other award show, The Emmys brought together television actors and actresses in their best attire trying to shine on the red carpet and make the best dressed lists. With September being the month of fashion week events throughout the globe, silver screen stars have to work extra hard t...

Apple’s New iPhone X: Is it any good?

Apple’s New iPhone X: Is it any good?

By: Isabella Graziano, Staff Editor

September 28, 2017

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone, Apple is releasing two new iPhones, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. By now, everyone has heard about the iPhone X, equipped with a bunch of new features and the best specs. Everyone is awaiting the release of this new, futuristic iPhone that i...

Movie Review: Before I Fall

Movie Review: Before I Fall

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2017

Before I Fall, based on the popular novel by Lauren Oliver, is the high school mean girl version of Groundhog Day, the movie where Bill Murray’s character relives the same day over and over until he gets it right. It was directed by Ry Russo-Young, (Nobody Walks, Babes in Toyland)  and stars Zoey Deutch ...

Review: Take a Trip to “La La Land”!

Review: Take a Trip to “La La Land”!

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2017

The Oscar nominated musical, “La La Land,” gives a modern perspective on old Hollywood movies. La La Land  tells the story of an aspiring actress named Mia (played by Emma Stone) who moves to Los Angeles to make her dreams come true. She then, by a series of unusual coincidences, meets a jazz pian...

Review: Full Sail Ahead for Disney’s Moana!

Review: Full Sail Ahead for Disney’s Moana!

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2016

For centuries, sailors explored the immense oceans of the Earth. But 3,000 years ago, their journeys had mysteriously stopped for a millennium. Walt Disney Animation Studios decided to explain this mysterious phenomenon with their newest movie Moana. Taking place over 2,000 years ago, this is the story of a 16...

Heads Up, Potterheads: Fanstastic Beasts Movie Review

Heads Up, Potterheads: Fanstastic Beasts Movie Review

By: Antonea Rufa, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2016

“Whimsical”, “thought-provoking”, and “extraordinary” are some words used to describe J.K. Rowling's works in the Harry Potter series; the case remains no different when it comes to her latest story, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Set in 1920s New York, Fantastic Beasts revolv...

Noise at the Meadows Festival

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2016

  Headliner Kanye West performed at the first year The Meadows music festival  Sunday October 2nd, in the Mets Stadium parking lot in Queens, NY. Kanye West was supposed to perform from 8-10 pm, but ended up coming to the stage 40 minutes late and leaving 20 minutes early, slicing his performance...

Paladins: A Video Game Review

Paladins: A Video Game Review

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2016

When Steam, my gaming service, offered me some free stuff in exchange for playing a game called Paladins, I knew I was getting myself into a world of pain. This game was created on August 3, 2016 and is for the PC. It’s currently rated T (Teen) for violence, even though there’s no blood or gore. While Steam i...

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