Monday, March 2, 2015 12:01 am
Montgomery Blair High School's Online Student Newspaper
Sign up for LoveSCOpe
Latest:

Entertainment

Kevin Costner stars in his usual athlete-mentor role with a group of rag-tag immigrant runners. Courtesy of Hollywood Reporter
Kevin Costner stars in his usual athlete-mentor role with a group of rag-tag immigrant runners.

"McFarland, USA" is another standard Disney movie

The plot of "McFarland, USA" brings nothing surprising or extraordinary to the table, not to mention that Kevin Costner is yet again playing the "clueless mentor searching for answers" role.

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" takes the throne

"Kingsman" somehow manages to pull off the trickiest of effects, remaining lighthearted and fun while staying true to the classic structure of espionage films.

Movies »

"Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb" shows signs of life

In the newest addition to the series, "Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb," the tablet begins to be marked by an unknown force. Searching for answers, Daley and company are forced to unravel the mystery of the tablet's beginnings.

"Unbroken" good but overdone

"Unbroken" is the remarkable true story of Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell), featuring Olympic games, World War II plane crashes and torture in Japanese prisoner of war camps. Based on Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 best-seller, director Angelina Jolie struggles to recreate the smoothly paced plot of Hillenbrand's book. Instead, Jolie creates build-ups and climaxes for each segment of Zamperini's story, which ultimately causes the story to lose its fluidity.

Music »

Underachievers, Flatbush Zombies electrify the Fillmore crowd

The Zombies' positive messages and unique take on life combined with their masterful musical abilities has shot them from rapping in small basement studios in Brooklyn to performing at venues like Coachella.

Logic performs well "Under Pressure"

The paradoxical relationship of Hall's underprivileged life and his bright outlook, as well as his astounding journey to success, compiles nicely into the refreshing debut, "Under Pressure," which debuted October 21.

Plays »

Sankofa full of talent and tradition

SankofaóBlair's annual celebration of Black History Month that includes a stunning variety of song, dance, spoken word and moreóbrought history, culture and tradition to life Friday night, in its last year with Vickie Adamson as director.

A pirate's life for them

The complex story, talented cast and spellbinding set make for an exciting and whimsical pirate adventure.

Television »

Who's strong and brave, here to save the American way?

It's a story unlike any other superhero story, because Peggy is unlike any other superhero.

No happy endings for TV rom-coms

It's unclear why there were so many new rom-coms this fall. But one thing's for sure: they haven't been very successful.

Books »

Ground left unbroken

The concept of supernatural happenings in teen books is not a bad one, even if it is alarmingly common. But "Unbreakable," by Kami Garcia, just doesn't bring anything new.

"Clockwork Scarab" is a waste of time

"The Clockwork Scarab," by Colleen Gleason, has an interesting concept. Evaline Stoker, the sister of "Dracula" author Bram Stoker, and Alvermina Holmes, Sherlock's niece, are sent on a mysterious mission by Irene Adler to investigate the deaths of rich white girls.

Video Games »

TechnoLogical: Sony plays it conservative with new Playstation

Sony has come in second in announcing their new console (after Nintendo announced theirs last year), which will be released this holiday season, but how they will compete remains to be seen.

SCO-liday gift guide: it's in the game

It's mid-December, and the holidays are in full effect. After a year-long hiatus from our video game section, we now present (no pun intended) the best video games to give this holiday season.