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Oakton Outlook

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Oakton Outlook

Movies & TV

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Elsie Anderson, Staff Writer | February 29, 2024

   Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a story that has been and is much loved by children and adults everywhere. Over 180 million copies of the beloved book series have been sold worldwide and translated into 37 different languages. And now, Percy Jackson...

The Return of the Pumpkin King

Marianna McDevitt, Lifestyle Editor | October 12, 2023

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The Big Barbenheimer

TJ Parrillo, Staff Writer | September 26, 2023

July 21, 2023: a day that will live in cinematic history. Oppenheimer, Barbie, and sleeper hit Who Cloned Tyrone. While Who Cloned Tyrone flew under most people's radar, Oppenheimer and Barbie are two of the biggest movies of this decade so far. The juxtaposition...

Blue Beetle: Flight or flop?

Blue Beetle: Flight or flop?

Elsie Anderson, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

The DC Extended Universe has released several unsuccessful movies this year, including Justice League: Warworld, The Flash, and Shazam! Fury of the Gods. People are curious if Blue Beetle, DC's latest production, will suffer the same fate. The movie was...

5 Things You Need to Know Before Seeing Fast X

5 Things You Need to Know Before Seeing ‘Fast X’

Kaitlyn Brittenham, Staff Writer | June 15, 2023

     After much waiting the new Fast and Furious movie, Fast X, has been released and has already grossed over $660 million dollars worldwide. However, before running out to see this one, there are details from past movies in the franchise that everyone...

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: The Best MCU Movie Since Endgame & No Way Home

Julian Otalvaro, Staff Writer | June 7, 2023

A month has passed since the release of James Gunn's latest movie in the Marvel Cinemative Universe, but its status as the top film since Phase 4's start remains unchanged.  Quantumania and Vol. 3 both kicked off Phase 5 with the conclusions to beloved...

Barbie movie preview

Isabella Ingrao, Design Editor | May 5, 2023

For over 60 years, Barbie has been a beloved icon of American culture. Created by Ruth Handler in 1959, Barbie has evolved from a simple toy to a cultural phenomenon that has inspired countless books, movies, and even a few controversies along the...

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Just Another The-World-has-Ended-Because-Zombies Show?

Madeline Deppe, Staff Writer | March 31, 2023

The Last of Us is one of HBO max’s most popular series and rightfully so, with about 8.2 million who have watched the show. The story is about Ellie, the only known human resistant to the fungus Cordyceps and Joel, crossing the remnants of the US in...


TJ Parrillo, Staff Writer | March 21, 2023

The Oscars, known by some as a film buff's yearly ritual to complain about anything they want, could still lack purpose or perspective. Are they simply a popularity contest? Or do they only choose movies no one watches? That's not for anyone to decide...

Wick is Back

Aairah Khan, Staff Writer | March 15, 2023

After going through many hardships and fighting many people throughout the franchise, Keanu Reeves is returning as the legit, lethal assassin, John Wick. The recent movie that came out from this franchise was John Wick 3 which came out three years ago...

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‘I Am The Watcher’

Kaitlyn Brittenham, Staff Writer | November 24, 2022

       On October 13, 2022, Netflix released the highly anticipated show The Watcher. The show quickly climbed the Netflix charts and made headlines. The Watcher is a true story based on bone chilling events that occurred in New Jersey back in 2014.  ...

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