Lights, Camera, Reaction! – All-Time Classics

By Sadie Alge and Meredith Carnahan There are some films that have such loveable characters, such a compelling plot, and such a timeless movie-watching experience that they go down in history as an instant classic. Star Wars and Jurassic Park fit that category well, charming audiences when they first came to theaters and continuing to […]

The Batman Movie Review (Spoiler-free)

As we know there’s a certain movie receiving a lot of praise in the movie industry. This is the new movie starring Robert Pattinson, The Batman (PG-13). The Batman was a movie about the crime fighting crusader Batman in his second year as a superhero in Gotham City. You track Batman using his skills to […]

Unpacking Uncharted

The new 2022 movie, Uncharted, was released on February 18th of this year.  It is an action-adventure film that stars some very well known actors, such as Tom Holland (Nathan Drake) and Mark Wahlberg (Victor Sullivan).  Uncharted is based off of a part of the video game game series called, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. In the […]

Hay Day The Addictive Game

  One of the most popular games that people play now is called Hay Day. Hay Day is a game where the setting is on a farm and you have to complete a certain number of tasks to deliver to other people. On your farm you can get different animals such as pigs, chickens, cows, […]

Going Big

    Many of you may have seen the movie Sing, where a koala named Buster Moon makes his movie theater go from small and unknown to big and world wide. He does this by hosting a singing contest with a large cash prize for whomever the winner is. Sing ends with Buster and all […]

Lights, Camera, Reaction! – Valentine’s Day Films

By Sadie Alge and Meredith Carnahan February 14th is Valentine’s Day, which means red roses, chocolates, and the ever-classic rom-com. The anticipated setting of the holiday might be a candlelit dinner or a romantic stroll on the beach, but today we’re visiting the set of The Shawshank Redemption and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest […]

Lights, Camera, Reaction! – Holiday Special

By Sadie Alge and Meredith Carnahan It’s the holiday season, and that means there are plenty of Christmas films to cozy up to over the winter break. For a special end-of-semester installment of Lights, Camera, Reaction!, we turned to West Side students to give their opinions on three popular Christmas movies.  

The Man Who Died Twice

A Book Review: The Sequel Stolen diamonds, dogs named Alan, and casual conversations with mafia bosses. Everything you would and should expects from the sequel of the Sunday Times bestseller, The Thursday Murder Club. The Man Who Died Twice, published on 16 September 2021, shows the group of pensioners going in circles trying to solve the murder of […]

Lights, Camera, Reaction! – Veterans Day Films

By Sadie Alge and Meredith Carnahan November 11th is Veterans Day, a federal holiday celebrating those who have served in the U.S. military. The day originated from Armistice Day, which was created in 1919 shortly after the end of World War I. Today, it is always observed on the 11th of November and celebrates military […]

Lights, Camera, Reaction! – Halloween Films

By Sadie Alge and Meredith Carnahan October is the unofficially dubbed highlight of Spooky Season, and with it comes candy, corn mazes, and, of course, cheesy horror films. Whether you’re one to take to the cinema in search of a frightening thrill or one to hide under your covers until the season is over, chances […]