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

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

Even before COVID, fewer people were enjoying movies in theaters. But almost nothing can replace the experience of seeing a movie in seats with a larger-than-life screen.

Opinion: Bring back movie theaters

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor May 19, 2023

Since the pandemic in 2020 movie rollouts have changed significantly. From theatrical releases to home video, the difference in the way a movie is released highly affects the hype and success of the movie.  One...

Released at the end of 2022, “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” brought new energy and interesting visual effects to a franchise that seemed like it might have been at its end.

Review: The legend never dies

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director February 13, 2023

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” hit theaters Dec. 21, 2022 and has been a huge success ever since. This film centers around the beloved hero, Puss, who is on his last of nine lives, and has to compete...

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...

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...

Historically, The Academy Awards have struggled to recognize actors, directors, and writers of color. This years Oscars, however, flipped the script, with nine of the twenty nominations going to people of color

Diversity and the 2021 Oscars

Emma Westermeier, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

On March 25, the 93rd Academy Awards took place at Union Station in Los Angeles. This year's new venue and covid safe precautions did not seem to deter from the usual showcase of Hollywood cringe. However,...

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...

Paramount Pictures 1954 movie White Christmas Features a star studded cast and musical numbers that will warm viewers hearts.

“White Christmas”

December 15, 2020

Considering the fact that "White Christmas" came out in 1954 and is absolutely a classic, I’m hoping that everyone has seen it by now. The movie is set just after the ending of World War II and tells...

Based on the 1970 childrens novel by Roald Dahls of the same name, Fantastic Mr. Fox is not exactly a holiday movie, but will do the trick during this years quiet pandemic Thanksgiving.

Groovy Movies: Because I’m a wild animal

Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 26, 2020

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" is a star studded film that features huge names such as Bill Murray, George Clooney, Maryl Streep, and director Wes Anderson. And if Anderson's name isn’t a good enough reason to...

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