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McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Though the movie was released in the 1980s, the movie “Say Anything” has become a cult classic that captures the trials of teenage love and the complexities of high school.

Groovy Movies: Senior cinema

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor May 4, 2022

Over the years, pop culture has captured the stress, drama and anxiety of the end of the high school. Here are five films that seniors will relate to before they toss their caps. Some of them are funny,...

Ride your wave explores feelings of love and loss in a whimsacal story about the ocean.

Groovy Movies: There you are

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor April 25, 2022

"Ride Your Wave" is a 2019 Japanese animated film that explores themes of love, loss and what it’s like to live even when the person you love the most isn’t around anymore.  The movie follows the...

There have been many Batman films over the years, and many have felt more like a cash grab than an homage to DC’s darkest hero but “The Batman” starring Robert Patinson does the franchise justice.

Groovy Movies: I am justice

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor March 25, 2022

Warning: This review contains spoilers One of the highest anticipated films of the year “The Batman” came with a lot of speculation and concern. With a new cast, new villains, and a fresh point...

Beautiful shots and a family centric story make up for Eternals box office flop for Marvel.

Groovy Movies: When you love something, you protect it

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor March 9, 2022

“Eternals” is one of the more overlooked Marvel films, having only made $300 million in comparison to “Spider-Man: No Way Home”’s $1.69 billion. Featuring characters not many people know, and...

“The House,” an animated film on Netflix, is an eerie and mysterious tale of an old house and the many people who have lived in it.

Groovy Movies: I hate this house

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor February 17, 2022

Eerie corridors, scary dark corners, lost memories and untold stories are all things that come together to make “The House” a home.  “The House” was released on Netflix in January of this year....

Spider-Man: No Way Home has been one of the most anticipated films since the last in the series, Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019. The film goes far beyond meeting viewer expectations.

Groovy Movies: Public enemy number one

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor January 26, 2022

Warning: This review contains spoilers With three years since the dramatic ending of  “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” fans went into the newest addition to the MCU with high expectations and and even...

Summer nostalgia and a warm inviting story line make Words Bubble Up Like Sodapop a perfect film to watch as the weather gets colder.

Summer has arrived

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor November 29, 2021

“Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop” is a Japanese animated film that came out in July of 2020. The film was written and directed by Kyōhei Ishiguro, who has also directed “Your Lie in April,” which...

My Best Friend is a Vampire is a funny and spooky movie that offers a fresh new story for viewers enjoy this fall.

Groovy Movies: I’m a vampire!

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor November 3, 2021

“My Best Friend is a Vampire” is a 1987 spooky teen comedy that stars a bunch of people I’ve never heard of. The film, though very odd at times, is charming and offers a fresh fall story to enjoy...

Summer is right around the corner, which means that boredom is as well. These are our picks of movies to fend off that boredom for the first few days of summer break.

Groovy Movies: Countdown to summer

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director May 21, 2021

With the school year coming to a close and summer break just around the corner, MCHS students are mere days away from months of daytime movie watching bliss. These top four films will keep viewers entertained...

The third installment of the To All The Boys series features poor relationship examples and cliché romance, but could be a good film to watch solely for its subplots and interesting visuals.

Groovy Movies: To all the bad movies I’ve watched before

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director March 10, 2021

My hatred for actor Noah Centineo may be astronomical, but I think we need to talk about the new “To All the Boys” movie. I have officially seen all of these movies, and they’re stuck in a sort of...

Up beat music, tacky costumes, and colorful scenery make 2001 film Josie and the Pussycats stand out in a sea of forgotten films.

Groovy Movies: Ears up, claws out

Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 3, 2021

Josie and the Pussycats is a 2001 movie about an all-female rock band who are trying to make it big in the music industry. This movie is one of those movies that you can one thousand percent identify the...

Wonder Woman 1984, directed by Patty Jenkins, was released on December 25, 2020. This movie is based on the original Wonder Woman film, with actress Gal Gadot playing the lead.

Groovy Movies: What do you wish for?

Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 28, 2021

Over the holidays, the newest film in the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) hit theaters and HBOMax for all to enjoy. I got to watch all 2 hours and 34 minutes of “Wonder Woman 1984” with my dad and my brother,...

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