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2017 Film Version of Stephen King’s IT Lacks the Character Depth of the Book

2017 Film Version of Stephen King’s IT Lacks the Character Depth of the Book

Jack Berenzweig, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

SPOILER ALERT: This story discusses important plot points of both the book and film. The screenplay for the second film adaptation of Stephen King’s blockbuster book It, which set all kinds of box office records when it was released on Sept. 8, was drastically altered to not only fit the 1,400-pl...

Superhero TV Shows Dominating the Airwaves

Superhero TV Shows Dominating the Airwaves

Arielle Perry, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Practically every weekday fall night when you flip on your TV, a superhero-based show is airing. You try changing the channel to see what else is on, but you find another superhero based program on a different channel.  Whether you put on the CW, FOX, Syfy, ABC, FX, Hulu, or even Netflix, our television...

Theatre Dept. Staging Fall Musical Next to Normal 

Theatre Dept. Staging Fall Musical Next to Normal 

Isabelle Eisenberg, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The Olympic Heights Theatre Department is proudly presenting their fall production of Brian Yorkey's Next to Normal on Oct. 21 at 7:00 p.m., Oct. 22 at 2:00 p.m., and Oct. 23 at 3:15 p.m.  Yorkey, writer of the Netflix hit series 13 Reasons Why, introduces us to a father, mother, and two childr...

IT May Be Best Horror Film in Decades

IT May Be Best Horror Film in Decades

Cole Smith, Social Media Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

You'll float too. IT is the first cinematic adaptation of the 1986 odyssey of a novel of the same name written by legendary horror author Stephen King. Taking place in the fictional town of Derry, Maine, the novel and the film both tell the story of a group of seven kids that go by the label of "the...

Netflix’s $20 Billion Debt: Not So Chill

Netflix’s $20 Billion Debt: Not So Chill

Giana Toussaint 

August 27, 2017


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It’s a Friday night, and you’re sitting down to watch TV. When you ask yourself what platform you want to watch. The answer is obvious: Netflix. But as you stroll through the list of original series, you see your favorite show has been cancelled. Given that Netflix has made a point of saving other...

Hell or High Water a “Must See” Film

Hell or High Water a “Must See” Film

Cole Smith, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Hell or High Water is a modern western that follows two estranged brothers, one being an ex-con (Ben Foster) and the other a divorced father (Chris Pine), who have to turn to a desperate scheme in order to stop the bank from assuming control of their family's farm in western Texas. The opening scene of...

X-Men: Apocalypse a Disappointing Bore

X-Men: Apocalypse a Disappointing Bore

Mia Marks, Entertainment Editor

May 31, 2016


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There is no doubt that we as consumers have become suckers to any movie advocating a superhero showdown, unfathomable powers, and the promise of an epic fight scene. The entertainment industry, led by Marvel, capitalizes on this ever growing phenomenon with new renditions of classic superhero series...

Zoolander No. 2: Funny Yet More of the Same

Zoolander No. 2: Funny Yet More of the Same

Nicolas Cristino, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

With a cast of great comedic actors and the foundation of the original classic, Zoolander No. 2 doubles the zaniness, but halves the hilarity. With returning actors Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as the lead protagonists and Will Ferrell as a ridiculous antagonist, the comedy goes a long way to ensure the...

No Major Oscar Nominees of Color Bring Renewed Charges of Racism

No Major Oscar Nominees of Color Bring Renewed Charges of Racism

Mia Marks, Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Well into the twenty first century, there is no doubt that racism and discrimination are still prevalent forces. Most recently, it has been made apparent with the “Oscars So White” controversy. For the second year in a row, the four acting categories of the Academy Awards and the Best Direction category...

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Debuts with Big Name Acts

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Debuts with Big Name Acts

Devin Fuller, Asst. Online Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Florida has decided to add yet another music and art festival. In addition to powerhouse festivals such as Ultra, EDC, and SMF, the first annual Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival (OMF) will be a three-day, all-day music festival and campout. Even in its debut year, OMF has a huge lineup of well-known...

Disney Admission Hikes Outpricing the Middle Class Family

Disney Admission Hikes Outpricing  the Middle Class Family

Jessica Coyne, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Florida residents are no stranger to the glorious get away that is Walt Disney World, a theme park where dreams come true and fanny packs run free. However, the price to make a dream come true is growing to the point that middle class families are losing their opportunities at the classic Walt Disney...

OH Theatre Dept. Staging The Wild Party

OH Theatre Dept. Staging The Wild Party

Nicolas Cristino, Staff Writer

January 22, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

After the success of securing a place at the Florida State Thespian Festival for its fall play Black Comedy and its one-act Elephant’s Graveyard, the Olympic Heights theatre department is now readying for a production of Andrew Lippa’s dark and exciting musical, The Wild Party. This will be OH’s...

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