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March Film Forecast

by Savannah Brooks

Oscar season is here! If you find yourself focusing so much on the nominees (and snubs) that you haven’t had the time to research the movies coming out in March, look no further! March holds some hidden gems, particularly on streaming platforms. 

Here’s a list of what you should and shouldn’t watch this month.

Against the Ice

Against the Ice' Review: Pretty But Dull Greenland Exploration Drama -  Variety
Image credit: Netflix

Release Date: March 2nd

Where to watch: Netflix

Verdict: Worth a watch! Against the Ice looks terrific and is great for anyone who likes historical movies, gritty movies, or those that are both! Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) and Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders) headline the cast. It is a self-contained film, however, and, if you have a short attention span, it may have the potential to get boring. 

The Weekend Away

The Weekend Away' Trailer: WATCH - Netflix Tudum
Image credit: Netflix

Release Date: March 3rd

Where to watch: Netflix

Verdict: Unless you’ve read the book, you can skip this one. The story has been done over and over – girl goes abroad and gets hurt or killed. Since its on Netflix, though, its not like you’d be wasting any money, so if you have Netflix and are looking for a thriller where a girl may or may not have murdered her friend, give it a try!

The Batman

The Batman first reactions: 'Robert Pattinson is your favourite new Batman'  | Entertainment News,The Indian Express
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Release date: March 4th

Where to watch: Any local theater

Verdict: This is a must-watch, especially if you’re a superhero fan. Pattinson and Kravitz are perfect in their respective roles, and it’s very clear that Pattinson has come a long way since Twilight. The Batman is already heralded by many as the best on-screen adaptation of the popular hero. It’s also simply a cinematic masterpiece – it may be three hours long, but it uses its time wisely.

Tyson’s Run 

Tyson's Run | In Theaters March 11
Photo credit: Collide Media Group

Release date: March 4th

Where to watch: Any theater

Verdict: You can probably save your money for this one. As amazing as it is that Tyson, who has autism, is actually played by someone on the spectrum (Major Dodson), the trailer and the story still plays a lot like inspiration for people who aren’t autistic. Most films that portray autism or disability do so in an “if this person with [insert disability here] can do it, so can you!” type of way, and the disabled community deserves more than that. If you really want to see this one, you can wait until it comes out on digital or streaming.

Fresh

Fresh Trailer: Sebastian Stan Has an Unusual Appetite in Hulu's Horror  Thriller
Image credit: Hulu

Release Date: March 4th

Where to watch: Hulu

Verdict: If you have Hulu, watch! Especially if you’re a Sebastian Stan fan – this is likely to be an instant classic for him. Fresh will likely be the best horror of the month and one of the best overall films. It’s shot beautifully, has incredible editing, and is bound to be a beautiful movie all the way around.

Lucy and Desi

Lucy and Desi Review: Amy Poehler's Sundance Documentary About Lucille Ball  and Desi Arnaz – The Hollywood Reporter
Image credit: Getty Images

Release Date: March 4th

Where to watch: Prime Video

Verdict: Watch, as long as you have seen I Love Lucy and enjoyed it. This would also be a good documentary for fans of old Hollywood. I highly recommend watching with a parent or grandparent, as its bound to take them back in time. If you’re a fan of documentaries, this is definitely the movie of the month for you.

The Adam Project

The Adam Project' Trailer: WATCH - Netflix Tudum
Image credit: Netflix

Release Date: March 11

Where to watch: Netflix

Verdict: Watch! Ryan Reynolds is incredibly charming, even in the limited lines he gets in the trailer. The special effects are beautiful, and Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner will be once again amazing at playing parents. If you’re a fan of any of Reynolds’ work, this is a must-watch.

The Outfit

Mark Rylance stars as "Leonard" in
(Image Credit: Nick Wall, Focus Features)

Release Date: March 18

Where to watch: Any theater

Verdict: Watch! It wouldn’t be surprising if The Outfit gets Oscar buzz, and it has a stacked cast. Zoey Deutch (Zombieland: Double Tap and The Politician), Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf, The Maze Runner), and Mark Rylance (Dunkirk, Ready Player One) are all stars in their own right. If you’re an O’Brien fan, this is a must-see, as it’s his first big foray into a more serious genre.

The Lost City

Lost City' Trailer: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum Escape the Jungle -  Variety
(Image Credit: Paramount)

Release Date: March 25

Where to watch: Any theater

Verdict: This one could go either way. Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, and Brad Pitt are all amazing, but the film reads as a bit cheesy. Now, everyone needs a cheesy rom-com every once in a while, so if that sounds like you, take yourself or a significant other to the movie theater!

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

By Savannah Brooks and Sahara Portlance

After a long worldwide pandemic, breakthroughs in vaccines give hope for an end and a return to a sense of normalcy. Since vaccines became available for public use in the US, many questions have risen. In this FAQ, we answer common questions that students may have about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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As hybrid learning begins, Arundel Wildcats reflect on their first online semester and some look forward to returning in-person

By Sahara Portlance

As some students begin to attend school in-person and others remain online, many students share concerns like lack of motivation, distractions at home, and missing out on a normal high school year. Others are optimistic and thankful for their teachers and the option to stay home during a high-risk and unprecedented time in their lives.

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Marvel’s Wandavision comes up short of expectations after a season of unique episodes

By Savannah Brooks

Spoilers ahead!

Marvel’s Wandavision wrapped up Friday with its final episode, a 49-minute cumulation that really only answered some of fans’ questions and was much more “Marvel” than those that came before.

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Wonder Woman 1984: The Wonder Woman movie about men

By Savannah Brooks

Spoilers ahead!

Wonder Woman 1984, which was released on HBO’s streaming service in December, had high expectations. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman was one of the best movies D.C. has produced – less dark and more friendly to casual audiences than its predecessors, the movie drew people in with its famed heroine (Chris Pine didn’t hurt either). In this reviewer’s opinion, Wonder Woman 1984 fell far short of the standard that Wonder Woman set.

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NAACP encourages Arundel students to register as voters

By Malia Salas and Alexys Hart

The NAACP came to Arundel High School on the 21st of February as part of a regular effort to talk to seniors about registering to vote. The organization focuses on ensuring political education and equal rights for African Americans. They set up a booth in A hall, where they spoke with students about the importance of registering to vote before graduation, and also provided them forms to register.

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With bathroom use policy changes, student and faculty opinions differ

By Kirstin Nichols 

As Arundel adjusts to the new bathroom use policy, made effective on Tuesday, February 4th, student opinions on the matter vary while school staff is supportive of this new system.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes club encourages open, faith-based discussion

Photo by Kirstin Nichols

By Carmella DiLeonardi

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an Arundel High School club that allows members of the student body to express their faith in a safe space amongst their peers. The group is run by Arundel seniors Jack Delaney, Lindsay Wingeart, Sydnee Fitzgibbons, and Melvin Santos, as well as junior Billy McDougall.  Continue reading “Fellowship of Christian Athletes club encourages open, faith-based discussion”

Ms. Pelle: A lifetime of STEM studies

Photos by Amber Bartlett

By Jacob Mitchell

Ms. Pelle is a new Arundel High School teacher specializing in computer science. She is the first female computer science teacher with career experience in the STEM field at Arundel.

Before she became a teacher, Ms. Pelle worked as an environmental engineer studying climate change, where she did construction and design at Princeton Hydro. During this time, Ms. Pelle worked on stream restoration, where she would go in and dredge the size for stream banks or create new streams. She also did other things like dam removals, which she said is “essentially taking out a lot of dirt”. She worked at Princeton Hydro for 8 years before deciding to teach computer science at the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee.

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The Most Influential Songs of the Decade

By Sahara Portlance

This decade has defined our childhood. We’ve conquered elementary and middle school and are about to move onto an exciting new chapter. Music is a big part of many of our lives. When you hear a song that played during an important memory, it just hits different. These songs might mean a lot to you. Not only have they been the soundtrack to our youth, but they’ve also impacted American culture and spoken out about the problems that we were and are still facing today.

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