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“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

Michelle Wong

March 31, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Reviews

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 consideration of script, casting, animation and r...

Duo Review: “Black Panther”

Duo Review: “Black Panther”

Ruth Feng

February 18, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

  “Black Panther” is nothing short of a triumph and cultural phenomenon brought to life by director Ryan Coogler and the stellar cast. On its third day at the box office, “Black Panther” is set to earn $387 million worldwide over the Presidents' Day weekend. Across the count...

‘Padmaavat’ through the eyes of a native

‘Padmaavat’ through the eyes of a native

Ishani Singh

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

“Padmaavat” is a legendary Indian myth of the elusive queen, Rani Padmini, known as Padmavati in the film. She was deeply in love with and married to a brave Rajput king, Ratan Singh of the Mewar kingdom in Chittor. The two lived their peaceful lives until the Muslim leader, villainous Alauddin ...

The genius and goofs behind “It”

The genius and goofs behind “It”

Karen Ma

September 27, 2017


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It’s not real. It’s just a movie. It’s not possible. 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,” whose characters and t...

The roots of this year’s biggest summer reboots

The roots of this year’s biggest summer reboots

Anirudh Chaudhary

August 20, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies

This summer’s most exciting movie releases, from “Baby Driver” to “Dunkirk”, brought many MVHS students back to the movie theater.  But this summer was also home to many franchise reboots — new movies that reinvented the way people viewed old stories. Rebooting a movie franchise can also...

“Beauty and the Beast” review: a refreshing take on a classic tale

“Beauty and the Beast” review: a refreshing take on a classic tale

Gauri Kaushik

March 28, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Reviews

omplete with nostalgic singing, dancing and similar iconic scenes and costumes, Disney’s live-action remake of their 1991 classic Beauty and the Beast shows that the 18th century French story of the beautiful small-town girl and a cursed prince is truly a tale as old as time. The new movie stays tr...

Liveblog: Oscars 2017

Liveblog: Oscars 2017

Himani Yalamaddi

February 26, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies

Can't watch the 89th Academy Awards live tonight? Keep up with the Oscars, winners, speeches and more right here. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribblelive.com/widgets/embed.js";ijs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, ijs);}(document, 'script', 'scrbbl-js'));...

Movie Review: Hidden Figures is smart and inspiring

Movie Review: Hidden Figures is smart and inspiring

Himani Yalamaddi

January 22, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies

ight months ago, Katherine Johnson sat inside NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia to attend a naming ceremony for the Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility. Fifty-four years earlier, Johnson sat at her desk in the same building, calculating the path that astronaut John Glenn wou...

A brief look at the Golden Globes

A brief look at the Golden Globes

Trisha Kholiya

January 7, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies

On Sunday, the annual Golden Globes will premiere, awarding both domestic and international actors and films. The Golden Globe Award is presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization consisting of members of international journalists. And although some films reappear with Academy...

‘Luke Cage’ is buoyed by its complex side characters and fleshed out atmosphere

‘Luke Cage’ is buoyed by its complex side characters and fleshed out atmosphere

Jessica Xing

October 25, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies, Reviews

arvel’s Luke Cage premiered on Netflix on Sept. 30 and became the newest addition to the Marvel universe. It features Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a character first introduced in “Jessica Jones” as Jessica Jones’ (Krysten Ritter) boyfriend, in his own TV series as he begins a new life in Harlem, NY...

“Audrie&Daisy” is a film of truth

“Audrie&Daisy” is a film of truth

Dylan Tsai

October 8, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies, Reviews

Sexual assault: a morbid and graphic topic, difficult to present in a film. Cyberbullying: intangible, nearly impossible to capture. Nevertheless, directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk set out to report on both. For the past two years, Cohen and Shenk have been investigating the stories of two sexual as...

Netflix releases “Audrie&Daisy”

Netflix releases “Audrie&Daisy”

Mallika Singh

October 5, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies

Two girls. Two nights. Two heartbreaking stories. “Audrie&Daisy,” a documentary produced in part for the purpose of being shown in schools, was released on Netflix on Sept. 23, 10 months after its January debut at the Sundance Film Festival. When Actual Films producers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk deci...