Sam Romero

‘Iron Fist’ sunk by slow pacing, poor rendition of character
“Iron Fist” stars Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Finn Jones as Danny Rand and Rosario Dawson and Claire Temple. “Iron Fist” is the newest Marvel series to be released exclusively on Netflix. ‘Iron Fist’ — starring Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Tom Pelphrey 6 out of 10 By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Netflix came out in March with a new installment to their superhero “Defenders” TV show roster…
‘Logan’ slashes way to being action movie hallmark
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | Logan is based on the Marvel character Wolverine and displays his attempt to protect a young girl with mutant powers. ‘Logan’ — starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen 10 out of 10 By Sam Romero ’17 & Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Be warned, this review contains massive spoilers for “Logan,” but to those who have not seen the movie yet, it…
‘Suicide Squad’ draws mixed reviews from students
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service ‘Suicide Squad’ provides solid addition to DC Extended Universe ‘Suicide Squad’ – Starring: Will Smith and Jared Leto 7 out of 10 By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Nearly a decade ago, the comic book provider Marvel expanded its product line into the movie industry, pioneering the idea of a “movie universe” where each separate movie takes place in the same universe, allowing a…
‘Batman v Superman’ makes crucial mistakes in casting, filming
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service – The battle between Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) is lifted in large part from the 1986 graphic novel “The Dark Knight Returns.” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”—starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg 6 out of 10 By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP The highly anticipated movie “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” directed by Zack Snyder, hits…
Harlien races off-road trucks, trains for local competition, X Games
Photo courtesy of Gavin Harlien ’17 – Gavin Harlien ’17 races his custom truck in off-road short course races. By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Gavin Harlien ’17 spends his weekends in California training in his custom off-road truck for the X Games short course racing. Harlien said short course is similar to what people think to be regular racing, but it is a term specifically for off-road racing. Harlien…
Students, faculty utilize multiple music streaming options
Graphic by Bryce Owen ’17 – Many students use various streaming services to listen to music. By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP In this day and age, music has never been so accessible to the world, and people get their music from a variety of music streaming services, many for free. From iTunes, Spotify and Pandora, to Tidal, everyone has their favorites. Brendan Burg ’17 said that he uses iTunes…
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ exceeds fan expectations, leaves excitement for new films
Photo courtesy of Tribune News Service – Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” ‘Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens’—starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson 10 out of 10 By Jack McAuslan ’16 & Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Be warned, this review contains massive spoilers for ‘Star Wars VII,’ but to those who have not…
Walsh exposes students to diverse authors, pushes writing skills
Photo by Reece Krantz ’16 – Mr. Seamus Walsh lectures his class about a short story. Mr. Walsh teaches a Modern Fiction class for seniors. By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction Mr. Seamus Walsh said he teaches Modern Fiction class for seniors because he enjoys helping students experience lesser known and diverse authors. The Modern Fiction class teaches entirely fictional writings from the 19th…
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid stuns audience, has flawed pacing
Revisiting the Classics ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ Starring—Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katharine Ross 9 out of 10 By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP The classic western movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” directed by George Roy Hill, tells the true story of Butch Cassidy’s hole-in-the-wall gang and their adventures. It starts off with Cassidy returning to his gang after being away for a long time. Logan,…
Davis comes back to campus to teach Humanities
By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Humanities teacher, quidditch coach and Alumni Service Corps member Mr. Cooper Davis ’10 said he came back to Brophy after graduating to teach because of the influence of his teachers. “I had such a good connection to the teachers that I had here and felt that it is something that I would like to do with my life, is be involved in the education…