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Beauty and the Beast – the movie

Beauty and the Beast – the movie

Kristina Fisher, 10, Webster
May 9, 2017
Filed under Articles, Entertainment

The new version of Beauty and the Beast is a great movie for children. It is even better than the cartoon version because it gives more detail about this amazing story and it also makes it look so much more real with real actors. One of my thoughts on this movie is that there is a very good theme...

“The Lego Batman Movie”

“The Lego Batman Movie”

Patrick Biondolillo, 9, Valley Stream
April 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

"The Lego Batman Movie" was a very funny and cool movie. There are some mistakes and epic saves by Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Usually Batman is a lone wolf working in the shadows of Gotham. The villains are attacking the city but the Dark Knight wins. However, the Joker escapes from Batman since...

Star Trek: Beyond

Star Trek: Beyond

Aaliyah Bisnauth, 11, Valley Stream
April 11, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

Sulu! Time Warp us outta here!”  This is one of the lines from the movie “Star Trek: Beyond” produced by J. J. Abrams, the third in the series. It starts out with the crew of the USS Enterprise stopping at Yorktown, a massive space station, to resupply and get back on their mission. Their mission is to...

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children

Simar Bedi, 10, Valley Stream
April 11, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

"Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children" is a movie about a boy named Jacob Portman who discovers a mysterious beast has killed his grandfather, Abraham Portman. So he seeks out clues as to who killed his grandfather. Jacob always thought the peculiar children that his grandfather told him...

The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

Luke Lopez, 11, Valley Stream
March 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

I recently saw The Greatest Show on Earth, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. They had amazing acts! It was jaw dropping. It had all the basic clown acts and typical circus entertainment, but there were things that went beyond amazing, like lions jumping over other lions! I had...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Aaliyah Bisnauth, 11, Valley Stream
February 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a new movie in the Harry Potter franchise. It focuses on Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who just lost some of the creatures or “beasts” he was studying. A No-Maj (Non-Wizard) named Jacob Kowalski was the cause of Newt losing them. Then a demoted auror named Tina ...

Sing

Sing

Patrick Biondolillo, 9, Valley Stream
January 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

"Sing" is an amazing, new, PG rated movie. After seeing the title, you probably already know what the movie is about – singing. The characters are animals. My favorite character was Johnny, the gorilla. I think he was the best singer. In the beginning, it seemed that the characters were not appreciated...

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Dash Alschuler-Pierce, 11, Valley Stream
January 20, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Long Island, Showcase

Welcome to the Little Shop of Horrors! Not the place of course! The musical! So get ready for a thrill because you just entered the Adams Theater! This time we’re watching the Little Shop of Horrors directed by Jennifer Hart at Hofstra University. You just paid barely anything for a play you’ll never forg...

The Christmas Spectacular

The Christmas Spectacular

Arielle Yard, 9, Valley Stream
December 20, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

I loved the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City in Times Square. Last Sunday, I went to the Christmas Spectacular. It was an amazing sight to see. My favorite part was when the Rockettes were dressed like nutcrackers and then they were falling slowly. It looked like they were deflating. In Times...

Middle School Worst Years of My Life

Middle School Worst Years of My Life

Mya Miller, 9, Valley Stream
December 19, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

I recently saw the movie Middle School Worst Years of My Life with my family. I loved it! It was funny, exciting, and sad all at the same time. This movie is about a boy named Rafe and his brother named Leo but there is a little surprise about Leo! Rafe got expelled from his old school and now he g...

Moana! The new amazing Disney movie!

Moana! The new amazing Disney movie!

Luke Lopez, 10, Valley Stream
December 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Long Island, Showcase

This movie was great! Moana is the daughter of the chief and chosen by the sea. When her grandma passes away she sends Moana to sail the demigod Maui across the sea and put the stone back to stop the darkness. They need to save their island, Te Fiti. They sail across the sea and fight many creatures...

Queen of Katwe: An Inspiring Story

Queen of Katwe: An Inspiring Story

Ava Glick, 11, Commack
November 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Long Island, Showcase

Queen of Katwe is a movie about a girl named Phiona Mutesi who lives in Katwe, Uganda.  She is very poor and makes little money selling maize.  She lives with her mom, Harriet Mutesi and her brother, Brian Mutesi. One day, she is leaning on the door of a run down structure spying on the chil...

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