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The McHenry Messenger

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

The McHenry Messenger

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

The McHenry Messenger

Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) falls through a portal connecting the Spider-Verse in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.”

My name is Miles Morales

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director September 14, 2023

“Spiderman Across the Spider-Verse”, released in theaters June 2, 2023, remains a topic of discussion months after its initial release. This movie focuses on the adventures of Miles Morales as he journeys...

Both Barbie and Oppenheimer would have made an impact on their own, but combined they became an absolute powerhouse in Hollywood this summer, debuting at $162 million and $82.4 million respectively in box office sales.

The two-headed monster that destroyed box office

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor August 30, 2023

On July 21, in the heart of summer break, two films premiered so entirely different from each other that they ended up being bound together in the pop culture zeitgeist. Those films, “Barbie” and...

This spring and summer, Hollywood has a slate of fun movies that will appeal to teenagers and their sense of nostalgia, including “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” and “Five Nights at Freddy’s.”

Review: The previews

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director April 28, 2023

2023 is a big year for high profile movies. These 5 in particular have been highly anticipated by fans, and are finally set to release this year.   “Five Nights At Freddy’s” The...

A suspensful atmosphere with a dash of fright is what makes up Mark Mylods The Menu.

Review: It’s a little outrageous

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor January 24, 2023

Sink your teeth into the new artistic thriller that is “The Menu”.  Mark Mylod’s take on a modern style of horror flick, “The Menu” is one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2022. Making...

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...

Encanto helps to spread the love with a deep familial connection and an understanding that all members of a family are important.

Review: We don’t talk about Bruno

Freedom Tomasello, Staff Writer January 24, 2022

Disney's new movie "Encanto" helps to diversify and expand to new horizons by introducing the colorful culture of Colombia. The catchiness of the songs in the movie have helped "Encanto" explode in popularity...

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...

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