Coppell Student Media

No signs of rust for Iron Man 3

No signs of rust for <i>Iron Man 3</i>

May 3, 2013

By Will Thomas Staff Writer Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark in the third installment of the Iron Man franchise, officially kicking off the summer movie season. Since the events taking place in The Avengers, Stark has become an insomniac prone to anxiety attacks. Stark spends all hi...

CFS gets Darko

February 11, 2013

The Coppell Film Society will take on the 2001 cult favorite Donnie Darko this Friday, Feb. 15 at 4:00 pm. The film follows Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a troubled teenager who is plagued with visions of a large bunny rabbit named Frank after escaping death in an unusual accident. Frank tells Donnie t...

Gangster Squad gets the job done

<i>Gangster Squad</i> gets the job done

January 14, 2013

By Will Thomas Staff Writer Director Ruben Fleischer gives us a gritty mafia movie for his third feature film. Gangster Squad revolves around six Los Angeles police officers in 1949 who put aside their badges and fight the mob, led by Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn), taking over their city. World War II...

Countdown to Doomsday with the Top 10 Apocalyptic Movies

Countdown to Doomsday with the Top 10 Apocalyptic Movies

December 20, 2012

By Will Thomas Staff Writer With the incredibly unlikely apocalypse coming on Friday, Dec. 21, it is a good time to look back on all the survival tips given to us by Hollywood. From zombies to natural disasters to nuclear warfare, the film industry has prepped us for the near impossible. 10. 2012 (2009) How could th...

CHS early release returns to 11:30 am

December 18, 2012

By Will Thomas Staff Writer After a few years of an extended "half-day" released at 2:30 pm, CHS will be released at 11:30 on Friday, Dec. 21. Students will attend all seven classes, each with 22 minute periods and six minute passing periods. The initial reason we had the 2:30 release was a student...

Not enough room for all holiday specials to air

December 10, 2012

By Will Thomas Staff Writer Since the beginning of the film industry, the holidays have been overrun with movies and television specials. Many of which have warmed our hearts and will stay there. But as each holiday season passes by, a new wave of specials air on every network. The beloved Rudolph the...

Butler loses Playing for Keeps

Butler loses <i>Playing for Keeps</i>

December 10, 2012

By Will Thomas Staff Writer Playing for Keeps stars Gerard Butler as a former soccer star, George Dryer, who moves to Virginia in order to reconnect with his 9-year-old son Lewis. While attempting to redeem himself in the eyes of his ex-wife (Jessica Biel), Dryer is pushed into coaching Lewis’...

Coppell Film Society takes on Star Wars

December 4, 2012

By Will Thomas Staff Writer The Coppell Film Society will meet in the lecture hall this Friday after school to screen George Lucas's science fiction cult classic, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. CFS has been making the effort to screen a wide variety of films at their meetings. The after sc...

“No Shave November” comes to a close this week

November 26, 2012

By Will Thomas Staff Writer Yes, after weeks of students growing out their facial hair for "No Shave November" most will finally shave it off on Saturday, December 1. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, many students, male and female, put down the razors for the month of November, to grow out...

Environmental Science students gear up for Coppell Nature Park

November 12, 2012

By Will Thomas Staff Writer Students in Mrs. Anderson's AP Environmental Science classes are taking an all day trip tomorrow to evaluate the state of Healthy Habits Grand Prairie Restoration by collecting data to be analyzed in the classroom. The students will be traveling by bus to Coppell Nature...

Skyfall sets new standard for Bond movies

<i>Skyfall</i> sets new standard for Bond movies

November 9, 2012

By Will Thomas Staff Writer I went into Skyfall with high expectations for a James Bond movie, and I was not disappointed. Daniel Craig’s portrayal of 007 has never been working at a level like this. After Bond is accidently shot by fellow agent Eve on a mission to Turkey, he is pronounced ...

Disney’s Star Wars sequels: I have a bad feeling about this

Disney’s <i>Star Wars</i> sequels: I have a bad feeling about this

November 2, 2012

By Will Thomas Staff Writer On Tuesday, The Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion and announced that Star Wars: Episode 7 would be released in 2015. Everyone I have discussed this with has mixed feelings about this announcement. The idea of a new Star Wars movie d...