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Ten films nominated for Best Picture that should have won

Ten films nominated for Best Picture that should have won

Will Sills, staff reporter

May 5, 2016

Earlier this year, “Spotlight” took home the top prize at the Oscars for Best Picture over “The Revenant,” “The Big Short,” and several others. This was great because usually it seems that the rightful winner actually ends up losing. I am going to talk about the ten unlucky films that wer...

My 20 favorite movies of all time

My 20 favorite movies of all time

Will Sills, staff reporter

April 18, 2016

I’ve seen a lot of movies, approximately 800 films. That’s almost a movie a week since I was born. I’ve seen the silent classics such as 1920s “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” to Best Picture winners such as 1972s “The Godfather” to some of the most popular films of all time such as 1969s “...

Every theatrical Batman film ranked

Every theatrical Batman film ranked

Will Sills, staff reporter

April 7, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, “Batman v Superman” hit the big screens and has been raking in the money ever since. I’ve now seen it three times, so I think it’s a great time to rank all of the Batman films, from his highest perch in Gotham to his lowest garbage he’s delved in.   #10. ...

Forget the critics, “Batman v Superman” was awesome

Forget the critics, “Batman v Superman” was awesome

Will Sills, staff reporter

March 30, 2016

Last Thursday, I stood in a line for about 30 minutes, eagerly waiting to get a good seat for my most anticipated movie of the year, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” While I was incredibly excited, I was also quite nervous. The Rotten Tomatoes score fell almost by the minute, dropping from a ...

Will “Batman v Superman” be a success?

Will “Batman v Superman” be a success?

Will Sills, staff reporter

March 15, 2016

It’s been nearly three years since “Batman v. Superman” was officially announced back in 2013 at San Diego Comic Con. Since then, the hype has just continued to build and build to ridiculously high expectations. While a majority of the population who know about the film are excited for it, a smal...

The five most innovative films of all-time

The five most innovative films of all-time

Will Sills, staff reporter

March 8, 2016

It’s easy to say that cinema has changed a lot since the early 1900s. Heck, cinema has changed a lot since 2000. It’s weird to think that cinema has been around for less than 150 years, and I think the reason why that’s hard to believe is because of how innovative the film industry has been. Be...

Spartans fall to Howell on senior night

As Clark Hepler makes a shot, Howell's Zach Reader attempts to block his shot.

Will Sills, staff reporter

March 2, 2016

On Feb 28, the Francis Howell Vikings took down the Spartans, 59-56. The loss came on senior night for the Spartans and kept them winless since Feb 2. Senior guard A.J. Anderson led the team in scoring with 22 points, however it wasn't enough to overcome the now 19-6 Vikings, who won by three points....

My ten favorite movies based on books

My ten favorite movies based on books

Will Sills, staff reporter

February 17, 2016

Many of the best films ever made have come from literature itself, such as “The Godfather” and “The Exorcist.” Without further ado, here are my ten favorite movies based upon books.   Honorable Mentions: “The Exorcist,” based upon “The Exorcist” by William Peter Blatty “Silve...

Spartans lose close game to Zumwalt West

Spartans lose close game to Zumwalt West

Will Sills, staff reporter

February 9, 2016

On Feb. 5, the Spartans boys basketball team fell to Fort Zumwalt West 59-56 on a buzzer beater at the end of the fourth quarter. The loss keeps the Spartans stuck in third place in the GAC South standings behind both Francis Howell High and Timberland, respectively. In losing such a close game, t...

My five most anticipated films of 2016

My five most anticipated films of 2016

Will Sills, staff reporter

February 8, 2016

2015 was undoubtedly a great year for movies. From “Jurassic World” to “Star Wars” to “Spotlight,” last year gave us a great variety of films to hoot and holler over. Now that 2016 has reared it’s head in, we are promised sequels to “Independence Day” and “Ghostbusters,” remakes...

The force is real and stronger than ever

The force is real and stronger than ever

Will Sills, staff reporter

February 4, 2016

When “The Force Awakens” was released in December to financial and critical success (already it is the highest grossing film of all-time in the United States and was nominated for five Academy Awards), we were once again reminded that no matter how much time passes, Star Wars will always be loved...

My favorite movies of 2015

My favorite movies of 2015

Will Sills, staff reporter

January 22, 2016

In 2015, we got new Jurassic Park, Terminator, Mad Max, and Star Wars films along with a slew of underrated gems such as “Pawn Sacrifice.” After careful consideration, here are my five favorites of 2015. Remember, these are my favorite films, not the best films. Now, without further ado……   “The Hatefu...

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