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Five Feet Apart Movie Review

Cori Van Orman

IMDb rating: 7.1/10

Personal rating: 8/10

    5 Feet Apart was a very touching movie about cystic fibrosis patients. CF patients are not supposed to get too close to each other.

    Stella, a CF patient has a hospital visit where she has to stay and work on her regime. Her best friend, Poe, also has CF and they can hang out as long as they take the appropriate steps and keep their distance.

    Stella meets Will, a cystic fibrosis patient with a lung bacteria issue. Nurse Barb, Stella’s favorite nurse, tells her to stay away from him so that she does not get the fungus.

    She cannot stay away from him and is very attracted to him. They get very close and it causes a lot of problems in the long run.

    Over time, as Stella and Will get closer, Nurse Barb finds out and tries her hardest to put an end to it.

    The kids take a stand against their disease and try to fight for the relationship and feelings they have for each other.

    This movie envokes many emotions. It has happy moments of romance, love, passion, and overall happy events. However, this movie is sad and hard to watch at times. These kids are faced with death and illness and the inability to hug each other due to the shared disease.

    It is incredibly hard to imagine a life where someone cannot hug their best friend. It is hard for them to sit around and take treatments and pray for a new set of lungs every so many years.

    Doctors, nurses, and CF families have gone to see 5 Feet Apart. Although they agree the movie is touching and sweet, some of the events do not match with real CF events. Some of the facts do not align with real life, but overall everyone can agree the movie has a great message and meaning and is worth everyone’s time to go see.

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“You” TV Show Review

 

Cori Van Orman

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Personal Rating: 8/10

    Netflix has recently put “You” on their app. “You” is a very unique show with many twists and turns throughout the first season.

    Although there is only one season out now, it is an awesome show to sit down and binge for hours. “You” will have people in absolute shock.

    The show starts with the main character, Joe, talking to Beck, the girl he falls for, through his thoughts. He is recounting the events of meeting her to show us the events leading up to the future.

    He talks of how he immediately falls for her and he begins to follow her. He finds where she lives and stands outside her apartment watching her.

     Joe uses his secret knowledge of her to his advantage and tricks her boyfriend into meeting him. After making the boyfriend disappear he gets Beck to go out with him.

    He continues to stalk her and her friends for months. After Joe and Beck have a solid relationship he finds out some secrets about her best friend Peach. Beck tries to track down his ex Candace and that causes them to have a life altering fight.

    Near the end of the show, Beck finds a box of Joe’s hidden treasures. This box includes inappropriate items and cell phones of all Joe’s hidden secrets.

    “You” talks of how stalking and love can take a dangerous turn and become terrible. It tries to warn people of the effects of toxic traits and people.                   

    This show is a great way to teach people to be conscious about who they talk to and who they trust. Joe is a very good representation of a man who seems trustworthy and kind based on his job and personality. It is important for people to be aware of their surroundings and who they let into their lives.

    I loved this show. It helped me realize that everyone is not who they seem. If you are looking for a good show with meaning behind it, “You” is a great place to start. Binge-worthy with a touch of teaching is important in a good show.

    This show sucks people in and forces them to rethink dangerous situations they make be putting themselves into by interacting with people they know nothing about.

Glass- Review

Hannah Bartels
Back from the movie “Unbreakable,” Bruce Willis and Samuel Jackson join James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy from the movie, “Split.” Bruce Willis plays as David Dunn and Samuel Jackson plays as Elijah Price (a.k.a. Mr. Glass). James McAvoy plays Kevin Wendell Crumb and Anya Taylor-Joy plays as Casey Cooke. Together, they join for the trilogy, “Glass.”
According to rottentomatoes.com, “Glass” has been given a 75% liked rating and an average rating of 3.9/5. The movie came into theaters on Friday, Jan. 18 and is 110 minutes long. “Glass” is rated PG-13 for some violence, thematic elements and language.
“Glass” begins with two of the three wanted criminals hiding out in the city. Kevin has commited several more kidnappings of tennage girls to sacrifice for one of his multiple personalities, infamously known as The Beast.
Meanwhile, Casey Cooke is starting over with a somewhat normal life while her uncle remains in prison. David is on a hunt for The Beast to stop the kidnappings but is recognized as a villain rather than a hero.
When The Beast and David go head to head, they are both captured by the police and are transferred to a mental institute with Mr. Glass. Dr. Ellie Staple is a travelling mental doctor and has three days to convince The Beast, David, and Mr. Glass that they are not the heroes they perceive themself as and she must stick to harsh tactics.
For one of her most difficult patients, she realizes that one person can heal them better than she can. In the end, many lives are lost and there are a few plot twists that take create a huge impact on the movie’s plot.
“Mr. Glass” is an exciting movie to watch but only because Kevin is in it and people like to see his other personality, The Beast. The other characters are rather dull in comparison to him. The movie also requires a pretty good knowledge on the plot of “Unbreakable” so it can be challenging to follow if you have not seen it.
In addition, “Mr. Glass” does not have much action either. For a very large portion, the characters are sitting in a contained room. The only real time you will see much action is in the last 30 minutes of the movie which even then, is not that great. And not to mention, the plot is not that exciting either.
The main attraction in the movie is really just the return of the characters. The plot and action are very boring but would be much worse without the characters. The rating given to this movie is very agreeable and suits the movie well.
In short, the movie may not be something to go and spend your money on but if you’re bored on a Friday night and have no plans, then it would be worth seeing. Otherwise, it may just be best to wait and see if it will be streamed onto Netflix or Hulu and see it then so you can save your money.

Thank u, Next- Review

Maria Leonino

Ariana Grande has pleased her fans once again with her latest album, “thank u, next” when it was released on Feb 8, 2019.
Grande released a chart topping album six months ago titled “sweetener”, but the latest album has topped the Billboard 200 charts for the last two weeks.
Three of her songs from her new album are ranked in the top three for Billboard 100, which has broken the record of “The Beatles” from fifty years ago.
“thank u, next” is a twelve track album containing songs of all different genres, themes and meanings. Some of the most recognized songs include “7 rings,” “thank u, next,” “imagine,” and “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored.”
Multiple songs on the track are hinted at her relationships, more closely related to her ex fiancée, Pete Davidson and her late ex boyfriend, Mac Miller.
“ghostin” is a slow, sad love song that takes a closer look into why Grande and Davidson ended. She explains how she is upset over Miller, but promises Davidson they will overcome their hard times.
When Miller passed away of an overdose while Grande was engaged to Davidson, the death of Miller took a toll on Grande and Davidson’s relationship and they broke up. “imagine” is another song that symbolizes Miller as if they never broke up and were still living in a perfect world together.
Although Grande focuses on mainly Davidson and Miller, “thank u, next” is a song that recognizes all of her past loves. Grande thanks Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Miller and Davidson because they have all taught her a valuable lesson. Thanking them helped Grande get over each relationship and become a stronger, better version of herself.
Grande has had time to focus and reflect on herself, so songs such as “needy,” “in my head” and “NASA” are revolves around Grande saying she is needy, needs space and over thinks her relationships. “7 rings” is one of her most popular songs on the album, which also focuses on her work ethic for receiving what she wants.
The rest of the album includes “make up”, “bloodline”, “bad idea”, and “breakup with your girlfriend, i’m bored”. Lastly, “fake smile” is an underrated song talking about how Grande has struggled over the past few months and does not want to fake her smiles anymore.
Overall, Grande’s music has had huge successes over the years, but the “thank u, next” album has skyrocketed her career in many ways.