Thruway’s Blast to the Past
By: Savannah Welch
Thruway Shopping Center had a shock when they found a time capsule labeled to be opened this year. The time capsule is from 1969 and was made on February 14, it was set to be opened February 14 of 2019. The Organizers of this event have scheduled to hold a gathering on the 16th to open the capsule.
“I wonder what may be in the capsule and what they might have thought about the future 50 years ago.” Said Alexis Olivia.
The Thruway theater is taking donations to put into a new time capsule to leave for a new generation. The blast from the past will be a shocking surprise to everyone.
Who’s Better? Marvel or DC?
By: Brooke Brandy
A common debate you’ll find among superhero lovers, movie or comic, is which franchise is better: Marvel or DC?
Both franchises have released major team-up movies within the past five years? The most recents being Justice League (DC) and Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel). Justice League brought in $657.9 million in box office sales. However, Marvel had colossal success with Infinity War, bringing in a whopping $2.048 billion!
Looking at their most recent solo hero movies, DC released Aquaman in late 2018 and Marvel released Black Panther earlier that same year. So far, Aquaman has brought in $1.12 billion in box office sales. Black Panther brought in a total of $1.35 million and has won 76 awards so far.
In 2019, the first DC solo movie of the year will be Shazam!. The first Marvel solo movie of the year will be Captain Marvel. Shazam! is predicted to make $680-930 million in worldwide box office sales. On the other hand, Captain Marvel is expected to make between $700-890 million in worldwide box office sales.
Alright, that’s enough statistics. What do the people think? Marvel is a favorite at our school for a multitude of reasons. “I really like the story line behind all the Marvel movies and how they all fit together,” said Latin teacher, Mrs. Reaves. “The people are more attractive and the directing is better,” said Sophomore Clarice Arnold. “DC movies, I feel like they don’t have enough plot and it ends up being action scenes one after the other,” said Reaves.
There have been arguments on behalf of DC, however. “I like the DC TV shows better, Marvel shows are too violent for me,” said Reaves.
Both Marvel and DC are immensely successful enterprises as movie franchises and comic publishers. Though it seems Marvel is the fan favorite of the two superhero universes, DC has had more success at the box offices with a lower number of movies.
91st OSCARs Top Nominations
By: Cheyanne Alston
The 91st oscars nominations list has been released with the ceremony taking place on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Los Angeles. This year’s a tough one for the judges with movies like “Black Panther” , “A Star is Born” , and “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Lady Gaga grabbed her first ever acting nomination with her lead role in “A Star is Born”. “The Favorite” and “Roma” are leading the nominations with 10 each. Here are our top 7 categories and their nominations. We went ahead and put in bold the nominations we think are going to win, let us know whether you agree or disagree with us down below.
“A Star Is Born”
Christian Bale, “Vice”
Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”
Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”
Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Sam Rockwell, “Vice”
Amy Adams, “Vice”
Marina de Tavira, “Roma”
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”
Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Adam McKay, “Vice”
“Incredibles 2,” Brad Bird
“Isle of Dogs,” Wes Anderson
“Mirai,” Mamoru Hosoda
“Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman