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Spongebob movie sparks excitement

Posted on 06 February 2015 by Alex Coleman

By: Kasi Rupert @kasibellerupert [Staff Writer]

Everyone knows the square, yellow patty-flipper that was part of so many childhoods. That’s right, Spongebob Squarepants. It’s a fun and hilarious cartoon for all ages, and probably one of the most famous cartoons in the United States. There are 188 episodes, and one movie came out in 2004. But, hold on to your pants everyone, a brand new Spongebob movie comes out today in theatres.

This movie is expected to be a huge blowout with child audiences all over. The overall plot is very interesting. During a mishap with the Krabby Patty Formula, Spongebob and his underwater buddies end up on land in the real world. They must go through many obstacles to take back the formula from a pirate thief. There is already all sorts of merchandise and advertisements based around the movie.

One of the most important forms of entertainment in this day and age is apps. The app made for the new Spongebob movie, Sponge on the Run, costs $3.99 and is available on any app store. There is also a toy franchise by Imaginext based on the movie already. With all these advertising strategies for the movie, the movie is bound to be blown out of proportion. Sponge Out of Water is also rated highly by prestigious movie reviewers.

Fans of family-oriented cartoon comedies in 3-D, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water will be perfect for them. So whether they want to see it with their friends, their little sister, or their parents, it’ll be a blast. Don’t wait to get tickets, because seats will fill up fast!

The new Spongebob movie is a source of great entertainment for all ages.

The new Spongebob movie is a source of great entertainment for all ages.


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“Unbroken” gets two thumbs up

Posted on 09 January 2015 by Alex Coleman

Kayla Comried @KComried [Co Executive Yearbook Editor]

Unbearable torture, miraculous victories, and a fight that one man thought would never end. The newly released film Unbroken is the true story of Louis Zamperini’s fight to live. He was an olympic gold medalist, but after joining the armed forces he survived for 47 days in a raft after his bomber was downed. He was “saved” by the opposing force, and he was sent to several prisoner war camps where he was brutally tortured and told multiple times that he is nothing. The way that he was treated shows his true strength, and his ability to not give in even when life seemed like hell itself.

The message in this movie is one like no other, and even though it might not follow the book exactly, one can still take a great deal from the movie. The actors in the film truly portrayed the feelings and hardships that actually went on in Zamperini’s life. They made it very easy to place oneself inside the film because they were so real. The story line was extremely easy to follow and it never got boring. The duration of the film captured watchers attention for sure. This movie should be ranked 4.6 stars out of 5. The -.4 stars comes from the ending. In the book, he went back and forgave all the Japanese people that tortured him, but in the movie they skipped this part and just showed words on the screen. This was a major part in the book, and they definitely should have touched on it during the movie.

Overall, this movie was truly amazing and should be recommended to all. Zamperini’s life is an inspiration to all, and truly anyone can learn something from the experiences he endured.

One of the greatest edition to theaters most recently, Unbroken is the story of

One of the greatest edition to theaters most recently, Unbroken is the story of Louis Zamperini’s (above) life.

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Proper etiquette for theater goers

Posted on 19 September 2014 by Alex Coleman

A theater without people in it

A theater without people in it.

Kaela Halvorson @kaelswhales [Design Editor]

A lot of students in the Marion District have read the book The Maze Runner, and this is opening weekend for the best seller’s film. As always, the movie came out, and there were those people who dressed up as the characters for the midnight premier. These passionate fans are some of the most eager for the movie, but in their excitement they can be an annoyance.

Other people can ruin the movie for others by verbally stating their disdain for the directors change from the original book. Just keep opinions inside, because just because people feel a certain way doesn’t mean everyone else feels the same. Also, clapping at the end of a movie is awkward for everyone. It ruins the film altogether.

This is a big hit for the teenagers, and even adults. Many kids in schools are required to read the book, and enjoy it. These students, and many individuals, have been waiting for this to come out since they read it. The preview draws people, only showing small clips of the overall plotline. It introduces several plot twists, and leaves viewers wanting to see more. Opening was successful and crazy, but when deciding to go, make sure not to be over the top.

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Making money at the movies

Posted on 02 March 2012 by sbogsmhs

By: Caitie Staff [Staff Writer]

For nearly one hundred years now, the weekend has had a special meaning for teenagers. In the beginning of the 1900s, it meant seeing Mickey Mouse and Buster Keaton in black and white. In the 21st century, it means watching Zac Efron or Kristen Stewart on the big screen in 3D. Weekend fun is bought for the price of tickets. For one student, though, these tickets equal a paycheck.

Isaac Frazier, junior, spends his weekends working at the Wehrenberg Galaxy 16. He usually cleans up after movies, picking up empty popcorn bowls and sweeping. The easier side of his job is collecting tickets when there are long lines for a new movie.

Isaac has stayed with his job for about six months, a millennium to restless teen guys, and an indication that he likes his work. “We get a free movie once a week and employee discounts on snacks,” he explained. The arrangement works well for him because he loves the popcorn.

Isaac hasn’t seen too many movies lately; the last one was “The Vow”. But the movie selection this month has improved greatly and he’s excited for at least one movie. “Project X. It’s gonna be good!” He briefly described the plot of a teen party that goes all wrong.

Every once in a while, Isaac sees his friend Bryan at the movies, but most people don’t come very often. “I think it’s kind of expensive,” he admitted. Teenagers don’t have the funds to spend $10.50 for a 3D ticket, or even $7.50 for normal showings. Twelve years ago, ticket prices were as low as $4.69, which is cheaper than a child’s ticket

Despite the high cost of food and tickets, Isaac enjoys working at the Galaxy, and he plans to continue working there throughout the entire summer. Prices, actors, and special effects have changed over the last century, but the thrill of sitting before the big screen hasn’t changed, and teenagers will continue to have fun at the cinema for years to come.

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Losing sight of the target

Posted on 09 November 2011 by sbogsmhs

By: Sam Williams [Opinion Editor]

Getting into a rated-R movie can prove challenging when a film’s dialogue has the eloquence of flatulence. There must be a memo going around Hollywood enlightening directors that moviegoers can easily lose touch with reality. Apparently, if the actors cuss enough to make their grandmothers cry, we may forget that we’re watching a movie; the scene will become so real, so in touch with our every day lives that are undeniably filled to the brim with curses, that psychosis will compensate for the blatant lack of a decent plot. Or, the directors are just delusional.

The terrible practice of galvanizing films with an unbreakable layer of the F-word has spread wildly among film studios. When critics (and, most notably, angry mothers) claim that morality has been jeopardized for crude, cutting humor, one would assume that, under these vicious allegations, film studios would put meticulous effort into making sure their sacrifices gain them viewers. Sadly, this is not true. It’s become increasingly common for studios to utterly disregard their target audience when deciding whether to cut or add rating-changing material. Since the over-usage of swearing results in the slashing of potential consumers, directors should be more attentive to their language; a successful film requires a rating that suits the target audience.

Bill Condon is one of the few directors who has the sense to tuck his ego into his pocket in order to make a more profitable film. Breaking Dawn (the fourth Twilight installment) was originally rated-R, and, realizing that the majority of his consumers will be underage, he understood that he needed to conform to PG-13 standards. So he did, and while his changes were slightly different from the manipulation of dialogue (instead, he had the actors put a few clothes on during a scene) he used the power of common sense to allow the potential consumers to sky-rocket.

 The bottom line is directors have lost sight of their target audiences. Theaters are already corrupt and ridiculous; I don’t need my movie-going experience to be destroyed by having my options slaughtered by a director’s poor choice.

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