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The Talisman

The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

Tara (Jenna Ortega) reacts in horror as she receives a phone call from serial killer Ghostface in Scream (2022). The film is now playing in theaters.

‘Scream (2022)’ marks a return to brilliant meta form for the franchise

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2022

It’s requel time. “Scream (2022)” is the first new installment in the franchise in 11 years, and features returning cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette as well as new faces...

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A man watches his television, clearly very bored. This reflects the feeling that many people have now while watching award shows, and is a key reason why they are losing relevance.

Opinion: If award shows do not evolve, it is time for them to fade away

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2022

It’s time to let old things die. The relevancy of award shows has been questioned for a long while now. Amid many controversies like the criticism of a lack of diversity (#OscarsSoWhite) or issues with...

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Sersi (Gemma Chan) and Ikaris (Richard Madden) share an embrace in Marvels Eternals. The film is now in theaters everywhere.

‘Eternals’ is ambitious superhero epic that doesn’t quite hit the target

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2021

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is going in a new direction. The film, directed by Chloé Zhao, stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie and more as the Eternals, and is in theaters...

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Paul (Timothée Chalamet) and Lady Jessica Atreides (Rebecca Ferguson) look across the desert planet of Arrakis in Dune. The film is now playing in theaters, and available to stream on HBO Max.

‘Dune’ is breathtaking but incomplete sci-fi epic

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2021

This is only the beginning. These are among the final words spoken in “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve's new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic, and they speak to the film’s greatest triumphs,...

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Tom Hardy stars in the new release Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The film lit up the box office during its opening weekend, bringing in $90 million domestically.

Opinion: The film industry must be more willing to ditch theaters long-term

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

The film distribution industry is, quite frankly, a mess. Between movies that are in theaters exclusively, movies that only play on streaming services, and films that premiere on both, it is hard to know...

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Madison (Annabelle Wallis) is left in utter horror by a vision in Malignant. The film is now in theaters and available to stream on HBO Max.

“Malignant” is a hollow attempt to drum up scares from James Wan

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2021

After a long series of delays, James Wan’s newest directorial effort, “Malignant,” has finally arrived. However, those expecting to be frightened will walk away disappointed, as the only thing malignant...

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Collage of the Marvel movies in chronological order.

Opinion: Audiences want more than the same old superhero movies

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

Marvel and DC Films have been making superhero movies for years. They have made every backstory for all their characters, new, unexpected twists in their story, and showed us who the characters are in...

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The Justice League leap into battle in Zack Snyders Justice League. The film is now available to stream on HBO Max.

‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ is a satisfying redemption for both director and fans

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2021

One of the most improbable blockbusters of all time has finally been released, yet what is even more surprising is that it’s enjoyable. There was a long period of time in which many did not believe...

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Best so bad, its good movies

Best “so bad, it’s good” movies

Sophie Hance, Editor-in-Chief April 12, 2021
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Operation Varsity Blues analyzes the process of the biggest college admissions scandal. The documentary is available on Netflix.

‘Operation Varsity Blues’ exposes the real issue with America’s college admissions system

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor April 8, 2021

Two years ago, a wave of news reports revealed the biggest college admissions scandal prosecuted by the US Department of Justice. However these reports unveiled so much more about the problems in America’s...

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