“A Quiet Place” makes noise at box office Reply

By Danielle Hogan – Arts Editor

“A Quiet Place” was written and directed by “The Office” star John Krasinski, who also starred in the film. 

Characters played by himself and his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, raise three kids in a post-alien apocalypse. Their eldest child, played by Millicent Simmonds, is deaf. Because of this, the family is well-versed in sign language. The alien creatures don’t have eyes; they have strong hearing that can detect any loud sound. Therefore, the family moves slowly and tiptoes everywhere that isn’t white sand laid down to muffle their footsteps.

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“A Quiet Place,” released Friday, April 6, had the second best domestic debut of 2018. Photo courtesy of IMDB

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All hail the king Reply

By Colin Froment & Justin Fosdick – News Editor & 1851 Staff

The film “Black Panther” was highly anticipated not just by Marvel fans, but also by the general public for highlighting one of the most racially diverse casts in a recent movie. This cast serves as one of the film’s main strengths, while combing dazzling visuals and underlying political themes to provide another entertaining superhero adventure.  More…

Hanks, Streep deliver in “The Post” Reply

By Leanne Signoriello & Alex Balletto – Features Editor & Copy Editor

Steven Spielberg and his star-studded cast in “The Post” allow audiences to accurately revisit tumultuous 1971. “The Post” focused on the publication of U.S. Pentagon papers, exposing the secrets that the federal government lied to citizens about the Vietnam War, leading to the Watergate scandal. More…

Siege of Jadotville is another Netflix classic Reply

By Tim Kelleher – 1851 Staff

The Siege of Jadotville is an underdog story. This Netflix Original movie is based on a true story that took place in September of 1961 in the Katanga Province of the Democratic-Republic of the Congo. I’ll start with summarizing the actual events. In real life, there was a large mercenary group that was working for the seceded State of Katanga. The state of Katanga seceded from the DR Congo in 1960 and had become fairly aggressive around its surrounding states. The United Nations had decided to send in Swedish, Indian and most notably, Irish forces to keep the region stable but not to get involved by any means necessary, engaging only if absolutely needed. The Irish troops are the featured ones in this movie.

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“The Girl on the Train” novel outshines the film Reply

By Karlee Henry – 1851 Staff

At its October 7 premiere, “The Girl on the Train” was thought to be the next “Gone Girl,” but fans of the latter film and the novel of the same name could be in for disappointment. Unfortunately, the film is certainly no “Gone Girl,” but Emily Blunt’s compelling performance of Rachel Watson keeps this train on the tracks.

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How to survive on Mars without really trying Reply

By Tim Kelleher – Opinion Editor

Imagine a beautiful, baron landscape. One with two moons and extreme conditions. This is the incredible setting for “The Martian.” Now, in the same place, where there is no natural water and where you can’t grow anything, imagine being impaled, barely surviving an extreme storm, and your entire crew left with the only way of getting off the planet.

Photo courtesy of utahpeoplespost.com Matt Damon stars in “The Martian,” a new film in which Damon’s character is stranded on Mars and must survived by himself. The film was directed by Ridley Scott and was released on October 2.

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Matt Damon stars in “The Martian,” a new film in which Damon’s character is stranded on Mars and must survived by himself. The film was directed by Ridley Scott and was released on October 2.

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A movie about emotions will bring out emotions Reply

By Krista DeJulioCo-Editor-in-Chief

Disney-Pixar movies are known to bring out emotions in adults and children alike. The franchise’s newest film, “Inside Out,” released Thursday night, is about just that: emotions. This film is unlike anything we have seen before. The film follows five emotions inside the head of 11-year old Riley who is normally happy. When her parents move her from Minnesota to San Francisco sadness engulfs her, eventually destroying her personality and memories. More…