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The Student News Site of Souderton Area High School

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The Student News Site of Souderton Area High School

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Jackson Self, Entertainment Editor

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‘The Final Chapter’ is the start of a new book

‘The Final Chapter’ is the start of a new book

With high school coming to a close for many students, there will be additions of new responsibilities, freedoms and choices that will last with them for the rest of their lives. High school may have ended for them, but their futures have just begun.
May 27, 2022
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Finding inner peace...Thor Odinson, played by Chris Hemsworth, sits atop a mountain in a newly released picture from “Thor: Love and Thunder.” This film comes out on July 8.

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ shifts focus

With the first fourth installment of any solo Marvel film series, “Thor: Love and Thunder” will be focusing on more serious and relatable topics.
May 27, 2022
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Hunting in the night… Dr. Michael Morbius, played by Jared Leto, jumps over buildings of New York City in search of villain Loxias “Milo” Crown, played by Matt Smith. Morbius was released on April 1.

‘Morbius’ plotline, action as dead as main character

[Editor’s Note: There are spoilers ahead.] From terrible writing to unmotivation motives, Sony’s “Morbius” sinks its fangs into nothing as it progressively falls apart as the story continues. “Morbius” came out (ironically) on April 1.
April 25, 2022
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Preparing for adulthood… Seth and Evan, played by Jonah Hill and Michael Cera respectively, stand on the poster of the studio comedy “Superbad,” released in 2007. This movie stands as one of both Hill and Cera’s breakout roles spiraling them further into the film industry.

Studio comedies no longer sell, appeal to fans

Dead genres are nothing new to the world of Hollywood, but one genre stands out as a heavy hitter during its brief time in the limelight that slowly faded into the background of entertainment. Studio comedy legends are those of actors Zack Galafianakis, Seth Rogan and Jonah Hill.
April 25, 2022
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The rest of our lives is letting go of the past

Letting go. A hard skill to learn but one of the most important. It helps you move on past pain and regret while not forgetting about the lesson you learn through it.
April 25, 2022
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Marvel Recycling Content Con: Fans want original character, stories, not old ones

By recycling ideas and story formats, Marvel is falling into a repetitive loop of content. It’s time that they begin to branch out.
March 30, 2022
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Be a ‘Silent Knight’s’ ‘Silent Guardian’

In a world of isolation and guilt, asking for help is rare. Many would rather do it themselves and power through their troubles to get to the other side.
March 24, 2022
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2022’s ‘The Batman’ is ‘not just a call…it’s a warning’

[Editor’s Note: There are spoilers ahead.] Following a new, Cobain-esc, grunge Batman, Director Matt Reeves perfectly executes his vision of how the Batman strikes fear into hearts of Gotham City’s criminals. The film was released on March 4.
March 24, 2022
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‘Before Sunrise’ story offers unique message to viewers

Love is a different feeling or emotion for everybody based on their own experiences and what they’ve been exposed to. “Before Sunrise” allows viewers to decide what they want love to be and mean to them.
February 9, 2022
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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ is a generational conclusion

[Spoiler Alert] Being one of the most anticipated films in recent years, Marvel Studios and Sony’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (NWH) proves to be a near perfect Spider-Man movie. The film was released in theaters on December 17, 2021.
February 9, 2022
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Mankind is wrong, but can learn to be better

In a constantly growing world, people tend to change and destroy the past to create, in what they see as, a “better future.” Instead of re-building on top of and forgetting history we need to use it as a foundation for the future.
February 9, 2022
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Ready to believe you…Uncovering the mystery of the small town Summerville, Oklahoma, summer school teacher Mr. Grooberson (played by Paul Rudd) investigates a retro proton pack. Rudd has recently been named PEOPLE’s 2021 “Sexiest Man Alive.”

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ is ‘Killer replica!’

[Editor’s Note: There are spoilers ahead.] Spanning over 37 years, the original “Ghostbusters” trilogy (not including the all-female reboot in 2016) is now complete, tying up ends of beloved characters, while also introducing fresh characters for new fans to enjoy just as much.
December 17, 2021
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Completing a never ending list of dreams

The time we have on Earth is unpredictable and untelling for every human alive. The philosophies among them are what separates those who struggle and fall behind from those who are “alright, alright, alright” (Dazed and Confused).
December 17, 2021
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Experience the invisible force of happiness

As the school year kicks off, students are thrown back into the high school mix and their school lives. They are left only with the fleeting feeling of the invisible force: happiness.
November 1, 2021
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Baring his tendrils...Carnage, played by Woody Harrelson, stands ready for battle against Venom, played by Tom Hardy, on the pues of a church in San Francisco. This was Tom Hardy’s second time playing the titular character Venom/Eddie Brock.

‘We are…FUGITIVES!’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage Review

[Editor’s Note: SPOILERS!] With space symbiote Venom and journalist Eddie Brock stuck together following the events of 2018’s “Venom,” they must learn to coexist. During their relationship issues, Brock and Venom unknowingly create one of the most dangerous and violent Marvel Comics villains ever: Carnage.
November 1, 2021
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The Forgotten Genres

Cinema has been changing since its birth in 1878. But since the 1960s, films have come and gone in genres, and some have gone too soon. Classic spaghetti westerns like “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” cult hit late night comedies like “SuperBad,” and mockbusters like “Scary Movie” genres are now a piece of history, but there may be a chance of their return into the spotlight.
June 2, 2021
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Movie sequels that aren’t direct sequels or spin-offs

Sequels and spin-offs are nothing new in the world of Hollywood, but a new type of movie has been emerging in the past few years. These new movies could be how movies can progress forward without forgetting the past.
June 2, 2021
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‘I am Captain America.’: ‘The Falcon and Winter Soldier’ Review

[Editor’s Note: There are spoilers ahead.] With Captain America (Steve Rogers) gone, the government appoints a new “Captain America” (John Walker) as fan-favorite characters Bucky Barnes (The Winter Soldier) and Sam Wilson (The Falcon) team up to stop a group of violent activists, the Flag Smashers. This TV show tackles the ideologies of legacy, fights the oppression of minorities across the world and sets up the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years to come.
May 7, 2021
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Directors’ styles influence future generations

Many directors in the world of Hollywood right now have their own style, but will the art of individualizing pieces with a signature camera movement or style of dialogue disappear with directors like Guy Ritchie, Edgar Wright and Christopher Nolan?
May 6, 2021
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**Belting the lyrics…** *Souderton’s musical cast, either up on stage or sitting waiting their turn, prepare for this years musical production of “Descendants.” The musical will be performed on April 16, 17, and 18.*

“Descendants” musical cast bonds during COVID restrictions

While COVID-19 has risen in numbers across the country and the vaccine being available to some people, the spring “Descendants” musical’s cast has been able to bond even with the restrictions set in place.
April 8, 2021
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All the small things

As stressful school can become for some students as the season of spring unfold, people can get lost in their work and forget to be happy.
April 8, 2021
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He has risen: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” Review (SPOILERS)

“Make your future. Make your past. It's all... right... now,” Barry Allen said in “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” or more commonly known as the “Snydercut.” Zack Snyder's true vision for the “Justice League” was finally released by HBO Max on March 18. Fans fought for this movie for over four years and with Snyders final product, they were not disappointed.
April 6, 2021
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“You took everything from me”: ‘WandaVision’ review (SPOILER ALERT)

“What is grief, if not love persevering?” - Marvel Studios’, “WandaVision” has come to an end. Like the ending or not, fans now have to wait nine to twelve months to see what stories a newborn runaway Vision, an isolated Scarlet Witch, and witchcraft in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) have in store for the fans.
April 6, 2021
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Pro: Streaming service releases keeping public safe

While COVID-19 continues to be a problem in our world today, movies that would be presented on the silver screen are making way into people's living rooms instead. This is giving the option for viewers to stay home and safe during the pandemic.
February 12, 2021
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Snapping away down under...Year 11 student, Bailey Ward (left) and her friends (left to right) Claire Fava, Frances Corpe, and Jayne Wake, take mirror pictures while they participate in a color run to raise charity. Right now, students in Australia just ended their 12 week holiday vacation and went back on Thursday, January 28.

High school around the world is “All right, all right, all right”

As students from across the pond go to high school, or as they would call it, college, they are exposed to unique experiences based on their geographical location. Many students from overseas are exposed to high school from the U.S. through movies and television.
February 11, 2021
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Disney presents “a whole new world” at recent Investors Day

A lot of major film production companies, such as Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures, have been constantly keeping the audience up to date on their latest decisions during these uncharted times. Disney on the other hand has been almost silent when it came to their upcoming projects, until Disney's Investors Day on Thursday December 10.
February 11, 2021
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The Media Menu (February 2021)

February 10, 2021
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Holiday season holds the special feeling of magic

Despite the common misconception that holiday cheer is solely born from 'Christmas spirit," the 'magical" feeling of the winter season transcends all religious holidays. This sense of joy and cheer can even be felt by those who don't celebrate any winter holidays.
December 25, 2020
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The Media Menu (December 2020)

December 24, 2020
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The Media Menu (January 2021)

December 23, 2020
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Standing for stand-up…  Harleysville residents enjoy an outdoor stand-up comedy show due to COVID-19 restrictions. The show featured Jim Gaffigan on August 29 at the Lincoln Financial Field parking lot.

Comedy changes throughout generations

Comedy has been a common form of entertainment for centuries. As a result of different fads, events and trends, comedy has changed drastically throughout the generations.
December 23, 2020
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Fans say ‘Wakanda forever’ to the Legacy of the ‘Black Panther’

The world does not feel the same since the death of Chadwick Boseman. It shocked his fans immensely and left a hole in so many people's hearts.
November 17, 2020
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President Kanye West brings serenity and peace to the U.S.

After a brutal campaign, Kanye West won the 2020 election. West has far exceeded my expectations when it comes to his character and lucidity since being inducted.
November 17, 2020
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Standing between NYC and oblivion… the Spider-Men (Andrew Garfield [left], Tobey Maguire [center] and Tom Holland [right]) face Electro (Jamie Foxx) before swinging into action. This photo was re-posted by Jamie Foxx, to announce his return as Electro. 
Photo reprinted with permission from @n.o.v.a.official

Jamie Foxx’s return points to a Spider-Man crossover

Swinging into another sequel, the classic Spider-Man villain, Electro, gains on Spider-Man’s heels as he is again played by Jamie Foxx in the untitled Spider-Man sequel slated for a 2021 Christmas release. With Foxx portraying the same character in two different universes, it could pull all the Spider-Men into one movie together.
November 10, 2020
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Movie watching at theaters or On-Demand?

With COVID-19 closing down so many non-essential businesses the movie theaters have been greatly affected by this. Theaters across the globe are closed because of this pandemic and movie studious aren't allowing filmmakers and actors to make any new content.
May 31, 2020
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COVID-19’s effect on Hollywood

Since COVID-19 put the world in quarantine since early March, the film and television industry has also been put on hold. Many blockbuster projects like “Black Widow” and “F9” have been pushed back by months, some being even closer to a whole year.
May 10, 2020
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Superhero TV shows changing cable television

Superhero shows have been stealing the spotlight on television in the past few years. From New York City to Tokyo, superhero TV shows have changed television in more ways than you might think.
April 3, 2020
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Photo sessions, after parties bookend Winter Ball

The annual Winter Ball isn’t just a dance for some students. For some, the pictures and after parties take the prize as the highlight.
February 14, 2020
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For some media, fans play the waiting game

Worth the wait? Fans of movies, TV shows and albums wait for more content from their favorite celebrities.
December 20, 2019
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Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe explored

With new rumors being created every day, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is leaping into the future of television and film.
November 17, 2019
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