November 21, 2017

Gordon Hayward Injured -

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mrs. Tribuzi, Dance Teacher Extraordinaire -

Monday, October 30, 2017

theSkimm: The Millennial Generation of News -

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cross Country Runs into the 2017 Season -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Should You Attend the Women’s Marches? -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest -

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life” -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Olaiha Fonua and His Friend Perform at Green Week -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eureka, We Built It! -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Week Celebrates Diversity -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

International Week Shines -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

“Rings” Movie Review

After the success of the Japanese movie franchise “Ring,” Hollywood has been trying to find a storylines that will include both the chills and excitement of the original movie. Just released on Feb. 3, “Rings” is a sequel to the 2002 movie “The Ring.” When a certain person watches the cursed videotape, the phone will ring, and a voice says, “Seven days.” After a week, that person will die at the hands of Sadako, a ghost of a girl looking for revenge.

This movie is directed by F. Javier Gutierrez, and it is his first major film. The movie stars Alex Roe, who is most known for his role as Evan Walker in the movie “The 5th Wave;” Italian actress Matilda Lutz and Johnny Galecki, who plays Dr. Leonard in the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” “Rings” is doing very well in the box office; after its second week, it had earned a total of $22 million, although it’s still below its budget of $25 million.

Contradicting the fact that this movie is popular right now, critics don’t find this movie too scary or even entertaining at the least*. Jeffrey M. Anderson of Common Sense Media said, “This lethargic, sadly unnecessary horror sequel attempts more of the same mythology but quickly proves to be utterly boring, with dull characters, no genuine scares, and nothing to say.” Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times said, “Rings is short on outright frights, but some effort certainly went into the storytelling.”

Personally, I also didn’t find this movie too scary. The “scary scenes” are very predictable and make Sadako, the antagonist, appear “unnatural,” because the CGI used to animate her is obvious in an unrealistic way. Compared to the original movie, this movie lacks the tension and excitement. The script is not very good, but the things that I liked about the movie include the effort the production put into it, and the performance of the actors. I personally would only recommend this movie to anyone who just feels like watching a new horror movie, because there aren’t many of this genre in the box office right now, except for “Split” (which I liked better) and “A Cure for Wellness.

Airene Nillo, an SMHS parent, thought that the movie was “not very scary. There were too many predictable scenes, and overall, the movie was poor.” Freshman Brandon Yermash said, “The movie wasn’t very scary. It was okay .”





*If you want the ratings of the movie, It is listed below


  • IMDb: 4.5/10
  • Common Sense Media: 1/5
  • Roger Ebert: 1/4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7%



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