Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

Muscular Intensity meets Exhilaration in Marvel’s The Black Panther

by Alyssa Smith

The Black Panther was released to theaters on February 16. It was a thrilling new Marvel movie that has been the only movie since Avatar to top the box office for five straight weeks in a row.

“It was such an amazing movie,” said Rockwell sophomore Felicia Jacquez. “Everyone should go see it.”

Critics enjoyed this movie and thought it was very well-done.

“Like Taika Waititi before him, Ryan Coogler gives the Marvel template a bold auteurist twist with an African extravaganza,” said critic Jimi Famurewa. “It packs a muscular intensity and challenges as much as it exhilarates.”

Although Rotten Tomatoes gives this film a high 97%, a few people disagree with the majority vote.

“The film spirals into a stodgy tale of internecine feuding, in which T’Challa is required to come to terms with the sins of past generations,” said Ed Power, a critic from the Irish Independent. “What he doesn’t get to do much of is jump around beating up bad guys. That’s a shame.”

Go see The Black Panther, now in theaters, and let Marshal Magazine know what you think of the film.

Scary Movies: The Top 10 Countdown

by Aaron Galvan |

Many look forward to this time of year as a time to enjoy their favorite thrillers and horror movies. You may want to watch a scary movie but feel like there are too many to choose from. Hopefully this list can help you decide. I’ve done some research and even asked a couple of students what scary movies they think are the scariest. Here is the top ten list for scary movies, on a scale from “not scary” to “don’t watch alone.”

MV5BOTE0NWEyNDYtYWI5MC00MWY0LTg1NDctZjAwMjkyMWJiNzk1XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjk5NDA3OTk@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_10. IT (2017). At number ten is the remake to an old classic. The IT movie follows a group of kids, from the town of Derry, who are terrorized by IT, mostly appearing in the form of Pennywise the Clown who feeds on kids and their fears. “IT” may not be the scariest movie on our list, but it is pretty terrifying. I mean, who isn’t afraid of clowns?!

9. The Exorcist. This movie is about a little girl who begins to act strangely after speaking with her imaginary friend. The mother of the little girl becomes worried and hires the help of two priests to hopefully save the little girl. One word for this movie: CREEPY.

8. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Now we can step aside from the demonic side of scary and step into the more down-to-earth side of scary. Five teens seek help from a farm family after a hitchhiker commits suicide in their vehicle. The teens soon realize they are being hunted by a madman known as Leatherface.

7. The Conjuring. Now this film is based on a true story. Paranormal investigators are called to help a family haunted by a demon. The investigators soon find themselves in the scariest case of their lives.Theringpostere.jpg

6. The Ring. The film follows a young journalist as she investigates the death of four teens, who all died after watching a disturbing video. After watching the same video she has limited time to solve the mystery.

5. Friday the 13th. This is a popular horror movie, to say the least. Friday the 13th is about a normal summer at Camp Crystal Lake. Things are fine until everyone at camp begins getting picked off one by one by a hidden killer. Camp will never be the same again.

4. The Shining. This movie is known as “A masterpiece of modern horror.” The Shining is about Jack Torrance and his family staying at a haunted hotel. Jack soon becomes insane and presents a danger to his family.

1200x630bb3. Jaws. Now Jaws may not be scary to everyone, but it is an all time favorite that had to be on the list. Jaws is about a massive shark that enjoys eating people. A sheriff, marine biologist, and a professional shark hunter team up to kill Jaws once and for all.

2. Nightmare on Elm Street. A group of teenagers are terrorized by Freddy Krueger – a deformed man with a killing plan. He inhabits the dreams of the teenagers and affects the dreamer in the real world. This one never ceases to scare young and old alike.

1. Casper The Friendly Ghost. Now this one is for all you junior high kids (or junior high kids-at-heart) who want a little excitement, but nothing too scary. This movie is about a dad and daughter moving into an old house that is haunted by four ghosts, one such ghost is Casper. This is definitely a movie you don’t want to watch alone.

A Night of Drama

by Dylan Beck

Rockwell Drama goes to their 2A state competition on April 20. They received a 3rd place in the One Act and the Overall Sweepstakes for Region on March 16th.

The coach of the drama team, Ms. Holt, tells her team to “tell the story” every practice. Holt has been the coach or the assistant every year Rockwell has been a school and has had a team. Many first place wins and medals from Shakespeare and/or Region & State are seen in the medals display closet.

There are 6 seniors on this year’s team of 30 who will be representing Rockwell at the state competition:

Alexis Jacquez
Sam Lofgren
Kade Santiago
Aimee Swift
Hollie Alder
Felicia Jacquez
Kylee Hancock
Victoria Wozab
Jordan Santiago
Amelia Tyler
Isaiah Anderson
Megan Nelson
Cassandra Nelson
Tessa Larsen
Melodie Anderson
Sam Morey
Brooklyn Allen
Tiny Madsen
Destiny Dipo
Brekyn Holland
Lynsie Gifford
Tai Chizmadia
Mackenzie O’Neill
Topanga Wozab
Ben Sherman
Sean Chizmadia
Dylan Beck
Marshall Sellers
Rhain Boulter
Alyssa Smith

Rockwell senior Lynsie Gifford has competed in Region/State for 4 years. Lynsie is one of the main women parts in the one act, and also does a monologue from “Neil Hilborn’s Future Tense.” She received enough superiors to go to state this year. Her favorite part about Region/State throughout her 4 years is growing close as a team.

“I love becoming friends with everyone on the team,” she said. “And the coaches are great.”

Hollie Alder, also a senior, has done Region/State for 3 years. Hollie is one of the main women parts in the one act and performed a scene with Felicia Jacquez from “Merry Wives of Windsor.” They also received enough superiors to go to state. She says the most memorable play she’s done in her 3 years was “Elephant’s Graveyard.”

“It was my first year doing Region and State and I will never forget it,” she said. “This year we are hoping to place high at state.”

Tonight is the drama night of Region/State, where the team will perform their pieces for students, families, and the community. Performances start at 6:00, so come and enjoy this year’s drama team before they head out to the state competition.

Donate shoes, eat pizza

by Melanie Mortensen

Rockwell is having a shoe drive from February 13 to April 13. Rockwell’s journalism class is putting on the shoe drive to earn money for the class and the Marshal Magazine. All shoes donated will be given to a foundation that will be giving all the shoes to third world countries.

The grade who donates the most shoes wins a pizza party, so get donating!

“If we win, we get pizza,” said Rockwell sophomore Dontel Bautista. “So I’m going to bring lots of shoes.”

Donate your shoes to the boxes in the library, in Mrs. Olsen’s room (room 18), or at the Maverik in Eagle Mountain.

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone make musical history in LaLa Land

By Baylee Percell

Mia (Emma Stone) is a barista looking to make it big in Los Angeles but with countless awful auditions her dreams of becoming an actress  seem to be more out of reach than she originally thought.

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is an unsuccessful jazz pianist , with jobs that are unstable and don’t allow him to show off his talent of jazz, although he refuses to give up his dream of owning his own jazz club

Romance soon blooms between Mia and Sebastian but on the path to success rise many obstacles in their relationship.

In this captivating, passionate and humorous musical presents the value of chasing dreams and finding love. A definite must see!

Superbowl Sunday: Commercials and Performances with a Side of Football

by Melanie Mortensen

This year marks 50 years since the first-ever Superbowl game. The first Superbowl was played on January 15th, 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. In this historic game, the Packers beat out the Chiefs with a score of 35-10. This year, the Superbowl will be played on February 5th. The quarter-finals take place next week and semi-finals take place the week after that.

We all certainly love our Superbowl commercials and half-time performances, and some people may even enjoy these things more than the game itself. This year, Lady Gaga is scheduled for the coveted half-time show performance. She will certainly bring her best “Pokerface” as fans “Just Dance” to some of their favorite hits.

What new commercials will this year bring? Top contenders include Mountain Dew, Skittles, and Snickers.

Mountain Dew tends to come up with commercials that catch viewers’ attention in different ways. This year, the “puppy-monkey-baby” bit may be one of the most exotic.

Everyone knows how well-known the large mouth and voice of Steven Tyler is. Watch 2017’s Superbowl Skittles commercial showing new ways to express this well known figure.

Of course we can’t forget the special Snickers commercials that follow the same theme each year – “you’re not you when you’re hungry.” Marilyn is the new idea to their common theme for 2017.

Whether it’s the football, the music, or the top-notch advertising you’re excited for, the Superbowl should feature something for Americans of all ages to look forward to.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

By: Brooklynn Allen

Topping the box office this week for the fourth week in a row, Rogue One has everyone buzzing in the media. With it scoring an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes and getting amazing reviews from well-known critics, I’d say they’ve “forced” their way to the top.

Rogue One is a stand alone film that takes place in the Star Wars universe. It contributes to the original series by giving a backstory of events that occur in episodes four, five and six, but Rogue One isn’t considered a sequel or a prequel to the original series.

For a Star Wars film, the action was decent but the story itself was not as complex and was kind of boring. The whole film just felt like more of a war film than a film about having hope and casting away the empire. I know what you’re going to say, “Oh but Star Wars IS a war film!” No. It’s about the good defeating the evil. it’s not one group vs. another group its the whole universe vs. the empire (might I add is in reality just a small group of people, well a small group of people with a star destroyer but minor details.)  Rogue One lacked what most Star Wars films had, structure. The film felt like the writers wrote it in a day, the story was rushed, the characters didn’t have much substance to them (they just seemed so depressed and unhopeful the whole time) the action was decent but it felt like the writers just went “It’s Star Wars so there has to be a fight in space every second!”.

The film’s exposition is good, it screams Star Wars, the only thing it’s missing is the screen roll. THE SCREEN ROLL! How can it be a Star Wars film with out the SCREEN ROLL! Come on now, get your head in the game here. Aside from all the cons of this film, let’s look at the pros of this film. The music is good even though it’s not composed by John Williams, it is still pretty good. The special effects are far better than they are in the original series, which makes for an awesome visual experience. The space fights are visually stunning and epic, although it was overkill it was still pretty sweet.

Every film will have their pros and cons, even the good ones do that’s what makes them a good film. No film is perfect. My overall score on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a 70%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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