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Everything you need to know about the MCU before Infinity War

Everything you need to know about the MCU before Infinity War

Aanchal Garg

April 27, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

  The highly-anticipated movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is finally here: Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel has specifically credited this movie as the most ambitious crossover event in history. And if we take a look back at the last 10 years, it is clear that Marvel has been leading u...

It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews

Going into the theater, I didn’t expect much out of “Love, Simon.” The movie had been all over social media, advertised as a progressive rom-com about a closeted gay high school student. It looked generic. It wasn’t trying to be anything special. But it was. “Love, Simon” isn’t a movie ...

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

Hannah Lee

April 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]nce a well-known Cupertino landmark for people of all ages to get together and watch a movie, AMC Cupertino Square 16 closed its doors on Mar. 22, becoming the final business to leave Vallco Shopping Mall. After an evaluation of AMC Cupertino Square 16 and the current inactive sta...

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

Michelle Wong

March 31, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Reviews

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]D[/su_dropcap]etails, as in most Wes Anderson films, aren't ignored in "Isle of Dogs” — the Oscar-nominated director's whimsical second attempt at a feature-length stop motion film. The film features all elements needed for a great production, highlighting attentive c...

Bluelight Cinemas hits the lights: local movie theater closes

Bluelight Cinemas hits the lights: local movie theater closes

Priya Reddy

November 16, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, Local, NEWS, Print news

When Art Cohen bought Bluelight Cinemas in 2009, he knew he was in for a lot of work. The movie theater, which had opened in the 1970s, had gone through several owners before it closed down for the first time in 2001and remained closed until 2009. It was then that Cohen, a former tech industry worker,...

Not ‘It’: Russian Burger King accuses the movie ‘It’ of being an ad for McDonald’s

Not ‘It’: Russian Burger King accuses the movie ‘It’ of being an ad for McDonald’s

Nathan Stevens

October 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

[su_dropcap style="flat"]I[/su_dropcap], like many other people, scrambled to see the horror film “It” during its (no pun intended) opening weekend. I have always been a big fan of horror movies, usually catching the most popular ones in theaters with my friends, and this was not an exception. ...

The genius and goofs behind “It”

The genius and goofs behind “It”

Karen Ma

September 27, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Reviews

It’s not real. It’s just a movie. It’s not possible. [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hispering this to myself over and over in my head was the only way I was able to keep myself from tearing up just about any time the red balloon appeared on the screen. On Sept. 8, the long-awaited story of “It,” wh...

French Honor Society hosts annual Fête du Fromage

French Honor Society hosts annual Fête du Fromage

Amanda Chan

November 19, 2016


Filed under Briefs

At 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, French Honor Society members were seated at the desks in B213, introducing themselves to other members and sharing their favorite type of cheese. Many members giggled and smiled while other members shared their responses. It was the start of FHS’ annual Fête du Fromage, a...

Chinese Honor Society plays movie at lunch to let students unwind

Chinese Honor Society plays movie at lunch to let students unwind

Bill Cheng

December 15, 2015


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he familiar scent of pizza drifts throughout A205 as fierce fighting takes place on the dimly lit screen. Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun Fat), the protagonist of the martial arts film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” lectures sternly about the history of his magical sword, Green Des...

Movie: Strong acting and plot knock ‘42’ out of the park

Movie: Strong acting and plot knock ‘42’ out of the park

Nathan Desai

April 13, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Movies

Only one number is retired by every Major League Baseball team: 42. However, every year on April 15, all players wear this sacred number in honor of the date of Jackie Robinson's revolutionary major league debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Released on the weekend of the 66th anniversary of the Hall-of-Fam...

Movie: ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ greatly improved with few changes

Movie: ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ greatly improved with few changes

Nathan Desai

April 6, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Movies

OUR GRADE: 4.5 stars YOUR GRADE: // When “Jurassic Park” was first released 20 years ago, not a single current MVHS student had even been born. However, despite the age of the film, its longevity still withstands the test of time as one of the most revolutionary visual effects films of all time. Initi...