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‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Reviews

"Everything Now" is by far the weakest album in Arcade Fire’s discography. Arcade Fire turns away from everything that made them likable and unsuccessfully attempts to become a dance music group. Arcade Fire is a Montreal-based Indie-Rock powerhouse; the members include Win Butler, Regine Chassagne,...

“Flowers in the Attic” miniseries spices up romance with incest

“Flowers in the Attic” miniseries spices up romance with incest

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under A&E

Incest has always been a taboo topic. So when V.C. Andrews introduced incestuous siblings, Cathy and Chris, in her 1979 novel, "Flowers in the Attic," many young girl's hearts were set aflame. Her novel could be compared to today's "Twilight," except her's was a much more forbidden love story. When...

‘Lucifer’ is devilishly good

‘Lucifer’ is devilishly good

Seiya Mirande, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016


Filed under A&E

On Jan. 25, Fox released a new TV series: “Lucifer." The story revolved around Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis). This TV series created a modern-day spin-off of the DC comic character by the same name. The TV version and the comic book version share similar characteristics. The series focused on ...

‘Ride Along 2’ threatens to burst funny bones

‘Ride Along 2’ threatens to burst funny bones

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


Filed under A&E

“Ride Along 2,” released on Jan. 15, is the sequel to “Ride Along” and an action cop comedy. It has plenty of laughs and action throughout. After an infiltration of a car deal goes awry thanks to Officer Ben Barber (Kevin Hart), Detective James Payton (Ice Cube) was assigned to investigate...

‘Straight Outta Compton’ is good, but it’s missing something

‘Straight Outta Compton’ is good, but it’s missing something

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer

August 26, 2015


Filed under A&E

This isn't a movie just for rap aficionados. It's a movie that tells the story of five talented men in the 1980s trying to make it big as a rap collective. And people are listening. For the second week in a row, "Straight Outta Compton" (R) is the most-watched movie in the United States. Since it...

‘Divergent’ broke box office

‘Divergent’ broke box office

Alex Wildman, Staff Writer

March 25, 2014


Filed under A&E

"Divergent" broke the box office this weekend as the breakout film of 2014. The long awaited book-turned-movie was a pleasant surprise for audiences, and grossed an estimated 56 million in it’s opening weekend. Female lead, Beatrice "Tris" Prior, was played by "The Descendants" star Shailene Wood...

Doctor Who: Happy 50th birthday

Doctor Who: Happy 50th birthday

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 26, 2013


Filed under A&E, Top News

The following contains spoilers for Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor. This special anniversary episode celebrates Doctor Who's running time of 50 years, a Guinness World Record for mere mortals, but a tiny space of time for a Time Lord. In this episode, the Doctors unite together to rewrite the un...

Elementary: ‘The Marchioness’ and the Brother

Elementary: ‘The Marchioness’ and the Brother

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 12, 2013


Filed under A&E, Top News

The following contains spoilers for Elementary: The Marchioness. Many incarnations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes tend to have limited personal connection or respect for others, but Elementary's Sherlock is different in that he develops empathy throughout his path to recovery ...

‘Prisoners’: the movie review

‘Prisoners’: the movie review

Julian Smith, Staff Writer

October 10, 2013


Filed under A&E

“Prisoners,” a newly released action thriller, walks a tight line between fear and hopelessness to evoke strong emotion. To many, family is what means the most to them, let alone their own children. now imagine losing them, left helplessly searching for them, how would you feel? Welcome to “Priso...

A season in review: boys varsity basketball

A season in review: boys varsity basketball

Daniel Wang, Staff Writer

February 15, 2013


Filed under Sports

A lot can happen in the course of a basketball season. Team chemistry will grow or diminish and player morale will increase or decrease. However, the goal of every team every season is the same: to win the championship. At the beginning of the season, the Carlmont varsity basketball team looked very...

Opinion: review of last formal for seniors

January 31, 2013


Filed under Campus

Carlmont's 2013 Winter Formal took place on Jan. 31, 2013 at the Fox Theater in Redwood City, marking the second-to-last school dance for all the graduating class. Having been to previous formals, I thought that this one fell short but still stayed above average for over-all experience. Upon arriving...

Game review: SSX (2012)

Game review: SSX (2012)

April 4, 2012


Filed under Campus

[media-credit name="Fragland.net" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] After three original SSX titles, Electronic Arts has released a newer installment for both the PS3 and Xbox 360. As an avid SSX fan, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy the day it was released, Mar. 1. The new SSX is far di...

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