Birdman: The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

Birdman:  The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

Zak Parchen, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015


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Andy Warhol once stated, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Birdman tells the story of a washed-up superhero actor, Riggan Thompson (played by Michael Keaton), who attempts to regain his lost fame through a Broadway theater production.  He is trying to prove to the w...

The Interview

The Interview

Jallon Williams and Steven Tong

February 4, 2015


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The Interview, the movie that caused threats to national security and cyber terrorist attacks, was nothing more than a harmless, zany, over-the-top comedy. Major movie chains across the US such as Arclight, Regal and AMC pulled the movie from their screens days before the release because of potentia...

Taken 3 Movie Review

Taken 3 Movie Review

Alexa Muro, staff reporter

February 4, 2015


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The movie Taken 3 was released on January 9 as the third part to the first movie Taken. Liam Neeson, aka Bryan Mills, plays the over-protective slightly awkward father of Kim Mills. It would appear that Bryan cannot get himself and his family to continually live in peace. Throughout the beginning of ...

Unbroken Movie Review

Unbroken Movie Review

Marie E. Rodriguez, Website Editor

January 22, 2015


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Unbroken was released in theaters on Christmas day of 2014. It was produced and directed by Angelina Jolie and is based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Lauren Hillenbrand. This film portrays the journey of Louis Zamperinin, an Olympic athlete who became a  prisoner of war (POW) in World War II. The...

Winter Band Concert

Winter Band Concert

Nadine Baer, Opinion Editor

January 20, 2015


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Birmingham's Winter Band Concert took place in the Sally Field Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, December 2nd. The show featured performances from the award winning Drum-line, Marching Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, as well as some very talented soloists. The concert featured songs from genres ranging...

Interstellar

Interstellar

Ivan Avila and Jonathan Galdamez

December 18, 2014


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Interstellar is a science-fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan, best known for directing the Dark Knight trilogy and Inception. The movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Michael Caine. Interstellar is set in the future, when humanity is threatened by the near destruction of ea...

Winter Choral Concert

Winter Choral Concert

April Giron and Nadine Baer

December 12, 2014


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Birmingham's Winter Choral Concert took place in the Sally Field Performing Arts Center on Thursday, December 4th. Wonderful performances by BCCHS's Concert Choir, Women's Choir, Chamber Singers, 16 Voices, and some very talented soloists were featured. Along with some classic songs such as The Sta...

Blizzcon 2014: World of Warcraft marches on

Blizzcon 2014:  World of Warcraft marches on

Zak Parchen, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2014


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Over November 7th and 8th, Blizzard Entertainment hosted their eighth and largest Blizzcon in the Anaheim Convention Center.  The two days were full of announcements, tournaments, and competitions relating to Blizzard games--a dream event for anyone who is a fan of  one of the Blizzard franchises:...

Down The Rabbit Hole

Down The Rabbit Hole

Maariyah Ford, Art &Entertainment

December 3, 2014


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Once again we have had a great play this school semester,and  this time the play was Alice In Wonderland. As we all know, the story is about a girl name Alice who was with her sister and cat when she suddenly sees a white rabbit with a pocket watch running down a hole, so Alice decided to follow the...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Kai Evans

December 1, 2014


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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, opened midnight, November 20th in the United States. Tickets for the midnight showing were sold out weeks in advance, and in some parts of the country, lines reached around the corner as people waited in line to get tickets. Mockingjay ranked #1 in the weekends b...

Ouija

Ouija

Maariyah Ford, Art & Entertainment Editor

November 21, 2014


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The new Ouija movie was released on Friday, October 24, 2014 and was rated 4 stars with IMDb.  The movie explores the consequences of trying to contact the dead and the bonding of friendship. This movie is thrilling in every way you can imagine. It involves the experience of five teenagers who wanted...

Behind the Curtains: Alice in Wonderland

Behind the Curtains: Alice in Wonderland

April Giron and Nadine Baer

November 17, 2014


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The Performing and Visual Arts academy is well known for their plays and musicals which demonstrate the talents of BCCHS's theater kids. While the actors are the ones highlighted at these events, the students who make the whole play possible work behind the curtains. They work just as hard to design...

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