Movie Club offers entertainment for HHS film connoisseurs
Movie buffs and casual fans alike can enjoy HHS’s new movie club, also known as the Critically Acclaimed Club in Room A203 every Thursday from 3:15 until roughly 5:30 p.m. Started by senior Will Clark earlier this year, students can share their movie obsession with like-minded fans or just sit back and relax with the snacks provided.
In the past, the movie club has watched “The Scream,” “The Gremlins” (the only movie that has earned a seat on the club’s own “Banned List”), “Office Space,” “Donny Darko” (a favorite among the group) and “The Other Guys,” along with many others.
With Netflix and a large DVD collection at their disposal, the movie possibilities are boundless. On the “Queue” bulletin, students can write their recommendations for later club viewings, and the club as a whole decides which movies are too horrible for watching. Thus, these are shunned to the “Banned List.”
“I wanted people to watch movies they’d never seen before,” Clark said of his idea, which first hatched during his freshman year, three years prior. “It took about a year to get the application right and another two to put it through because of the levy failing.”
Club adviser K.C. Oldham comments, “It’s a great organization for kids who want to know what’s going on in the movie industry and keep up with current culture.”
Simply showing up can land students a place in the group and a voice in their discussions. With no official members and a few consistent faces, they are welcome any new students.