Coppell Student Media

Five Feet Apart puts fresh twist on old themes

Five Feet Apart puts fresh twist on old themes

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

April 2, 2019

Due to romance constantly being associated with physical contact, the love in Five Feet Apart, released March 15, feels refreshingly pure because the two protagonists are prohibited from touching each other.   The story follows Stella Grant (played by Haley Lu Richardson) and Will Newman (C...

Love of cinema leads Coffee to future in filmmaking

Love of cinema leads Coffee to future in filmmaking

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018

Despite the fact his father is an airplane inspector and his mother is a scientist-turned-teacher, Coppell High School senior John Coffee is branching out as the first artistic member of his family and planning to pursue his love for film in college.   Coffee’s ideal position in the...

2017 awards season spotlights underdog films, overlooked genres amidst controversial atmosphere

2017 awards season spotlights underdog films, overlooked genres amidst controversial atmosphere

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018

With awards season sprouting legs and wings, one should be gearing up for whatever spectacle is to come, whether it be riddled with controversy or a lack of cultural osmosis throughout the nation. That same nation will be tuned in, ready to see gold and artistic success.   Film   What rhymes with sleeper hits and complex mind-bend...

Live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast recaptures Disney magic

Live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast recaptures Disney magic

Sruthi Boppuri, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017

The enchanting set designs, mesmerizing cinematography and remarkable score transported viewers to 18th century France in the award-winning love story, Beauty and the Beast.   The “tale as old as time” premiered on the silver screen again on March 17, in live-action form. Directed by Bill Co...

Patterson’s new feature film “Prepper” to be released

Patterson’s new feature film “Prepper” to be released

Sruthi Boppuri, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

The silver screen has captured the hearts of many for generations, but Hollywood is not the only place to make movie magic.   Coppell High School teacher Andrew Patterson has been making his own films for years. His new feature film Prepper is anticipated to be released on July 3 in a thea...

2016 anticipated films ready to engross movie lovers

2016 anticipated films ready to engross movie lovers

Jamie Kimbrell, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016

The lights dim, and the unmistakeable scent of buttery popcorn fills the air around you. You look over and see your friends, family or date in the dark haze of the theater. You feel each flash of the big screen and suddenly are sucked into an alternate universe, quickly engrossed in the characters...

True fortune discovered with The Ultimate Life

True fortune discovered with The Ultimate Life

September 9, 2013

By Tuulia Koponen Staff Writer Unwrap the movie The Ultimate Gift and you uncover life’s gifts leading up to the most ultimate gift. Discover the movie The Ultimate Life and you learn life’s gifts don’t come easy. Taking place three years after Jason Stevens (Logan Bartholomew) discovers ...

Future filmakers shine in spotlight of CHS Film Festival

Future filmakers shine in spotlight of CHS Film Festival

May 6, 2013

By Tuulia Koponen Staff Writer Journalists flooded the red carpet, eager to speak about the finalists’ films with cameras flashing, videos being recorded and interviews being conducted. This did not occur in Hollywood but at Monday’s inaugural Coppell High School Film Festival. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. the st...

CGI lowers standards of film industry

April 1, 2013

By Will Thomas Staff Writer Everyone who has been to a movie theater in the past three decades has seen the effects of Computer Generated Images (CGI). Whether it is a talking animal in a live action film or an entire environment, CGI has overtaken the film industry. I recently watched Jaws for th...

Let There Be Zombies premiere to reunite creative, hardworking community

March 27, 2013

By Erica Rohde Staff Writer   According to filmmakers, the making of a film is a roller coaster.  Each person brings a unique addition to the table, but they all have something in common; they want to see the same dream come to fruition, no matter the difficulty. Within a two-year span,...

Patterson digs deep to uncover inner zombie in film

November 7, 2012

By Christina Burke Features Editor In March of 2011, Coppell High School history teacher Andrew Patterson developed the idea of writing and producing a zombie movie. Fast forward to today, and the film is in its post-production stage, nearly ready for the world to see. “I was driving to work...

Students produce their own short film

Students produce their own short film

October 12, 2012

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer Six Coppell students have embarked on the adventure of producing their own short film titled The Mammoth Affray. The film centers on a boy named Dennis who decides to tackle his colossal (mammoth) struggle (affray) with fear of jumping off the local pool’s diving board. “We wanted to do a titl...