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Movie Mondays 8: Big Hero 6

Movie Mondays 8: Big Hero 6

Sam Falconer, Staff Writer

May 18, 2015

I am continuously surprised by how large and diverse the medium of film animation has become. What was once confined to fairy tails and princess flicks has expanded to every corner of every genre. One of the most lucrative and popular of these is the animated superhero genre. Animated superhero...

Movie Mondays 7: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Movie Mondays 7: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Sam Falconer, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015

Back in 2012, Marvel launched a new enterprise that brought all of your favorite Marvel superheroes together to fight some cool-looking aliens and their cool alien leader, and you thought, what could be cooler than this? Well, what if all those superheroes got together and fought some cool-looking robots a...

Band Feature 1: Brick-by-bRixton

Band Feature 1: Brick-by-bRixton

Sam Falconer, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015

Disclaimer: By writing or publishing this article, neither the author nor The Stinger newspaper endorses or enjoys the band or its music in question. A box of band-related materials has arrived at The Stinger's proverbial doorstep, courtesy of Moxie. So get ready for round two of the best Stinger ...

Third Installment: The Star Wars Original Trilogy

Third Installment: The Star Wars Original Trilogy

Avesta Reddy, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015

Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi From the tragedy of the mighty Jabba's death to the valiant sacrifices of the glorious Ewok race, Return of the Jedi has cemented itself in history as the second best movie in the greatest franchise of all time. This film had its share of tear-jer...

Second Installment: The Star Wars Original Trilogy

Second Installment: The Star Wars Original Trilogy

Daniel Griffith, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015

Not only was George Lucas's first Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, the best in the original trilogy, but it is also the greatest sequel of all time. Why? Let's run through the basic plotline. Even though the rebels destroyed the Death Star at the end of Episode IV, they still had to hide ...

Revenge of the Fifth: The Star Wars Original Trilogy

Revenge of the Fifth: The Star Wars Original Trilogy

Sam Falconer

May 5, 2015

  'Achuta', as we say in Huttese, the language of the glorious and mighty Jabba. Or, as it translates in good old Galactic English, 'hello'. After wading through the giant trash compactor that was the prequel series, I and my fellow Stinger writers, Avesta Reddy and Daniel Griffith, needed s...

Movie Mondays 6: The Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Movie Mondays 6: The Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Sam Falconer, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015

Stephen Chbosky has created The Breakfast Club for a new generation, capturing some of the more modern troubles of teen life in a way that no other film has. This is a story about people. About their lives, our lives, our past, our present, and our future. I was shocked to find this film cat...

Movie Mondays 5: Aliens (1986)

Movie Mondays 5: Aliens (1986)

Sam Falconer, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015

Following the success of the first film in this franchise, a sequel to Alien was an excellent opportunity for the studios to capitalize on a built-in audience. The flip side of this coin, however, is that the devoted fans already endeared to the franchise would accept nothing less than perfection from the...

Movie Mondays 4: The Godfather (1972)

Movie Mondays 4: The Godfather (1972)

Sam Falconer, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015

What hasn't been said about this film already? The Godfather has already been praised by every single critic on the face of the Earth. Finding a person who doesn't like The Godfather is the film equivalent of finding Sasquatch or the Loch Ness monster. Infinitely praised since its initial release i...

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Sam Falconer, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015

One of the most memorable and endearing science-fiction and 'nerd' icons, Leonard Nimoy, passed away at the age of 83 on Feb. 27. He died in his Bel Air home as a result of complications from COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), an illness which he attributed to a smoking habit he had given up ap...

Raising dough and money

Raising dough and money

Sophia Cheong, Staff Writer

February 23, 2015

Hoping to entice the community with the power of pasta and performance, the ACHS Music Boosters aim to raise $7500 with Tootles and Noodles, their biggest annual spring fundraiser. The event will include a spaghetti dinner catered by Manhattan Restaurant, a concert held by the combined bands and...

Movie Mondays 3: Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Movie Mondays 3: Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Sam Falconer, Staff Writer

February 9, 2015

The medium of anime (Japanese animation) has garnered a lot of negative stereotypes from the American perspective. People who dismiss the genre as overly-violent and weirdly-sexualized may be hesitant to dip their toes into the metaphorical pool of the art form. In this third addition to Movie Mondays,...

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