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“Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage, and Reckoning,” was released to Max on Dec. 4, 2023.

[Photo] A kaleidoscope of secrets

Carley Bailey, Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 24, 2024
Seven months after the initial release of Season 1, “Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal returned for a second in September of 2023.

[Photo] Unmasking the Murdaughs

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
October 13, 2023
What does a bear on cocaine do? Nothing really, but in the movie, the bear on cocaine runs rampant in a forest. Stimulants have the effect of increasing energy and alertness, but overuse causes psychosis. Who wouldnt want to see psycho bear goes on a killing streak?

[Photo] A simple thriller

Eddie Shi, Staff Reporter
March 16, 2023
Avatar: The Way of The Water was released to theaters on Dec. 16, 2022

[Photo] The return of ‘Avatar’

Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter
December 20, 2022
“Bullet Train,” leaves viewers amazed by the unpredictable plot and the action-packed intensity of the film.

[Photo] Never ending train ride

Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter
December 15, 2022
Actors Timothee Chalamet and Taylor Russell portraying characters Lee and Maren Yearly.

[Photo] A not so romantic love-story

Bowie Zekpa, Staff Reporter
December 5, 2022
The White Lotus season 2 makes a great impression on fans

[Photo] Italian reality

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, shocked fans from all over.

[Photo] Wakanda Forever

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2022
Actress Naomi Watts takes the cover of the new Netflix series, The Watcher

[Photo] House of horrors

Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter
October 28, 2022
On Sept 21, this dark and twisted Netflix mini series captivated audiences from all over.

[Photo] The monster of Milwaukee

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
October 27, 2022
Clue will hit the stage at the beginning of December

[Photo] Mysteries on stage

Bowie Zekpa, Staff Reporter
October 24, 2022
“Mat Kilau” could have been something great, but it wasn’t.

[Photo] All for nothing

Jacob Hargens, Staff Reporter
October 19, 2022
“Lightyear” was hyped up to be something it isn’t.

[Photo] Short of infinity and beyond

Jacob Hargens, Staff Reporter
September 14, 2022
After 36 years of anticipation, Tom Cruise returns to reprise his infamous role of Pete Maverick Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick.

[Photo] Top notch sequel

Quinn Burton, Editor-in-Chief
September 12, 2022
Recently released film, Minions: Rise of Gru left fans laughing in their seats.

[Photo] Bananas for Minions

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
September 9, 2022
The Black Phone film is an excellent adaptation of the 2004 short story by Joe Hill.

[Photo] Calls from beyond the grave

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
September 1, 2022
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was released on April 15, 2022.

[Photo] Fantastic flop

Kira Perez, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2022
The new sitcom series, Abbott Elementary, provides comical entertainment while bringing attention to serious issues in education.

[Photo] All for Abbott

Kaitlin Reynolds, News Director
April 29, 2022

[Photo] Charting the uncharted

Riley Kramolisch, Staff Reporter
March 17, 2022

[Photo] Ghostface is back in town

Zianya Salgado, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2022
Steven Spielberg’s 2021 remake of West Side Story was released on Dec. 10, 2021.

[Photo] A revamped West Side Story

Morgan Weir, Editor-in-Chief
January 27, 2022
American Underdog is the story of Kurt Warner, without any substance to what made his career great.

[Photo] The overrated underdog

Logan Moseley, Striv Co-Executive Producer, Business Manager
January 20, 2022
“A Man Named Scott,” which was released on Prime Video on Nov. 5, details the life and musical career of rapper Kid Cudi.

[Photo] What about Scott

Evan Vaslow, MWHS Wildcat News co-Editor-in-Chief
November 17, 2021
Daniel Craig takes his final bow as the infamous British spy in “No Time to Die”. The film was postponed due to COVID-19 and made its debut with a theater-only screening.

[Photo] 007 out of 10

Kaden Roth, Catalyst Online Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2021
“The Mitchells vs the Machines” provides plenty of good laughs and action-packed adventure sure to make the whole family fall in love with the dysfunctional Mitchells.

[Photo] The Mitchells made my day

Emma Baker, Catalyst Editor-in-Chief
May 14, 2021
The Netflix film “The Dig” captures the grit of an excavation, the romance and drama of young love and the beauty in once-in-a-lifetime moments, but there is still criticism to be made of the supposed “accurate portrayal” of the real Sutton Hoo dig.

[Photo] This film needs to dig a little deeper

Emma Baker, Catalyst Editor-in-Chief
April 19, 2021
Disney Pixar’s “Soul” takes the audience 
on a journey through the place where souls
pass going into and out of life. ****/5

[Photo] Good for the Soul

Dana Summers, News Director
January 14, 2021
“Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” chronicles the tale of a down-on-his-luck toy maker. His estranged daughter and granddaughter inspire him to believe again.

[Photo] Jingle Jangle all the way

Emma Baker, Catalyst Editor-in-Chief
December 17, 2020
“The Queen’s Gambit” follows chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, on her journey to become the top chess player in the world while struggling with addiction.

[Photo] Checkmate

Anna Blumenthal, Entertainment Editor
December 1, 2020
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