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Parasite sparks foreign film discussion with Best Picture win

Parasite is a South Korean film directed by Bong Joon-Ho that was released Oct. 9. The Sidekick CHS9 editor Shivi Sharma discusses the film’s four Oscar wins on Feb. 9 and how they have created discussion about foreign films in Hollywood.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

February 19, 2020

After the Academy Awards Ceremony on Feb. 9, photos and videos of director Bong Joon-Ho proudly clutching multiple Oscars flooded social media as the South Korean film Parasite became the first foreign language film to win Best Picture. The film earned awards in four of the six categories it was ...

Hollywood casting associate visits CHS select theater students (with video)

Coppell High School Theatre Director Karen Ruth and Coco Kleppinger discuss helpful tips when auditioning for a character with students on Jan. 10. Coco Kelppinger is currently a casting associate and has helped cast such feature films as IT, Burden, and Game Night. Photo by Bren Flechtner.

Charlotte Vanyo, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Last Thursday and Friday, Hollywood casting associate Coco Kleppinger visited Coppell High School’s select theater class for juniors and seniors, Studio Premiere.   Kleppinger attended graduate school at UCLA alongside CHS theater director Karen Ruth. Her most well known work includes It ...

The Sidekick staff votes on the best of 2018 entertainment

The Sidekick staff has voted on its choices for the best in entertainment this year. There are six different categories.

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

December 6, 2018

New singers jumped into the scene. Movies shattered records - as well as cultural barriers. The shocking deaths of many adored celebrities created a void in fans’ hearts. All of these things and more described 2018, an exceptionally eventful year for entertainment, both globally and locally. Below are T...

Love of cinema leads Coffee to future in filmmaking

Coppell High School senior John Coffee uses his video camera on May 14. Coffee has had a passion for film since a young age, and is planning to pursue the craft in college.

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...

Year of nostalgia

In 2018, several anticipated films will hit the big screen for movie fanatics. These movies include Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, A Wrinkle in Time and Incredibles 2.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

Nothing is better than butter melting onto your tongue, the fizzy feeling in your throat as you take a sip of an ice cold Coke with adrenaline rushing through your body as you watch your favorite character escape death. Sometimes it feels like there aren’t enough moments like these, but luckily, 2018 p...

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...

McFly’s last return to the future

McFly's last return to the future

October 21, 2015

By Shannon Morgan Communications Manager @shannonlacyy “2015? You mean we're in the future?” Attention all Back to the Future fans: today, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2015 is the exact date that your favorite 1980s characters, Marty McFly and Doctor Emmett Brown, traveled to the year 2015. This will...

Interstellar soars with amazing cast and surprise depth

November 11, 2014

By Alexandra Dalton staff writer @alex_dalton04   Walking into the movie theatre on Saturday night, I was not exactly pumped to see yet another space movie. I knew that my predisposition for distaste of space movies was bound to be disproven given the IMDb scores and rotten tomato ratings,...

Movies in the Plaza comes to Coppell

May 23, 2013

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer With summer just a few weeks away, many are busy planning their upcoming vacations, camps and activities for the summer. One activity that is sure to provide some fun for the whole family is Movies in the Plaza, a free movie shown at Coppell Town Center. This summer,...

Romantic, historic movies shuffle into weekend box office

Graphic by Kristen Shepard.

December 5, 2012

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Now that football season has ended, weekends are less busy for many CHS students, a perfect time to head up to your local movie theater and catch a quick show. This weekend, December 7-9, several movies will be making their debut in theaters. One star-filled film to look into seeing is Playing for Keeps. Gerard Butler, ...

Theaters pack weekend with hit movies

November 14, 2012

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer If Coppell Volleyball and Football playoffs will not keep you busy enough this weekend, several stellar movies are scheduled to release this weekend. First off, for the Twilight Saga fanatics, the final movie of the series, Breaking Dawn part two is opening Friday...

The force is strong with Disney’s new Star Wars sequels

October 31, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor A decade ago in a press conference far, far away, George Lucas swore that the saga was finished, that there would never be another Star Wars film. It appears that his vision of the future was clouded by the Dark Side. A new sequel trilogy, there will be. This shocking...