The student news site of Jackson Preparatory School

The Sentry

Spider-Man swings into theaters, topping box office

Spider-Man swings into theaters, topping box office

By Tynes Carroll
July 13, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

For the past fifteen years, a large hole has been evident in the superhero universe: a successful Spider-Man film. One that doesn't leave a bad taste in your mouth or questioning why such a bad movie could belong to such a beloved superhero. Of course, there was reboot after reboot of the character, but n...

Students bring classic “Death of a Salesman” to Prep

Students bring classic “Death of a Salesman” to Prep

By Avery Andress
June 25, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, News, Showcase

Death of a Salesman was presented on June 23 and 24, directed by 2017 Prep graduate Gregor Patti. Mr. Kenneth McDade was the faculty advisor for the play. The play, by Arthur Miller, was first produced in 1949. It received Tony Awards and a Pulitzer prize and is considered an American classic. The cast began pra...

REVIEW: Wonder Woman wins

REVIEW: Wonder Woman wins

By Tynes Carroll
June 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The latest entry in the DC superhero movie universe, Wonder Woman hit US theaters on Friday June 2, 2017. The film has received much praise after a record-breaking opening, raking in 103.1 million dollars its first weekend in theaters. Wonder Woman received a 93% Tomatometer rating and a 93% audience scor...

Inkheart: A New Classic (Book Review)

Inkheart: A New Classic (Book Review)

By Genevieve Hurst
May 22, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Although Inkheart was released in 2003, its popularity still stands even now. A movie based on the book was released in 2009. It was first released in German, but was quickly translated into English. Named as one of the Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children by the National Education Association in 2007, it ha...

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy rocks ratings

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy rocks ratings

By James Threadgill
May 17, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

On May 5, Marvel released Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, making around $150 million on opening night. The movie has a great cast, with Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel as the Rocket/Groot duo, Dave Bautista as Drax, and others Karen Gillan,...

“Speech and Debate” hits the box office

“Speech and Debate” hits the box office

By Stewart McCullough
May 17, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

During the summer, Prep’s campus has its share of quiet days. However, in the summer of 2015, Prep’s campus took center stage for the filming of “Speech and Debate.” Now, two years later, the movie has been released and is available to the public. When producer Tom Rice first read the scri...

Movie Review: Fate of the Furious

Movie Review: Fate of the Furious

By Will Fletcher
April 26, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The Fate of the Furious is the eighth and newest installment in the evergoing “Fast and Furious” franchise. Directed by F. Gary Gray, who directed other big name movies like Straight Outta Compton, takes on this addition to the series with the usual big-name cast of characters like Vin Diesel (as Domi...

Logan: 2 Reviews

Logan: 2 Reviews

By Jacob Aron and James Threadgill
April 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Jacob Aron The end of an era has come, the X-Men movie franchise will never be the same, and 20th Century Fox is stuck in between a rock and a hard place. Logan released into theatres March 3, 2017 marking the end of an era for many of its loyal fans and for two of its most recognizable actors. Lo...

Updated “Beauty” a sweeping success for Disney

Updated “Beauty” a sweeping success for Disney

By Mary Patton Murphy
March 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

A tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast, has hit theaters once again. On March 17, Walt Disney Pictures released a retelling of the Disney classic, starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, thrilling audiences of all ages. The screenplay and direction of the film, which is ba...

Movie Review: Lego Batman is back in action

Movie Review: Lego Batman is back in action

By Jacob Aron
February 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Remember the smash hit The Lego Movie in 2014? You know, the great movie that everyone loved? Well, they are back and our favorite character is back in black...that's Batman, of course. The new Lego Batman Movie released February 10, 2017 raking in $53,003,468 in its weekend debut. This movie was rated by Rotte...

Preparing for the Academy Awards

Preparing for the Academy Awards

By Tanner McCraney
February 22, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is a highly anticipated awards show for excellence in cinematics that averages about 37.3 million viewers per year. It often called the Oscars because that is the name of the small golden figures that are given to the award winners.  On Sunday, Febru...

Athletic Chic: dress cute and comfortable

Athletic Chic: dress cute and comfortable

By Sarah Avery Huffman
February 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

In the last few years, fashion has changed drastically. It has taken on a more relaxed style known as athletic fashion. This style can be dressed up for a night out with friends or dressed down for just running errands. One of the biggest things in athletic fashion is leggings. Leggings come in a ...

The student news site of Jackson Preparatory School
Entertainment