El Estoque

Best of 2018-2019

Jahan Razavi and Emily Xia

May 22, 2019

From music to films to memes, this past school year has been filled with a variety of new content that have had a profound influence on the lives of those at MVHS. Here are the results from a survey of 300 students.

Crimes of Grindelwald: Reviving the magic

Crimes of Grindelwald: Reviving the magic

Gauri Kaushik

November 26, 2018

The second installation of the Fantastic Beasts series continues the legacy of the Wizarding World for fans of the franchise

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

  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

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

Once 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 state of Vallco Shoppi...

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

Michelle Wong

March 31, 2018

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...

Bluelight Cinemas hits the lights: local movie theater closes

Bluelight Cinemas hits the lights: local movie theater closes

Priya Reddy

November 16, 2017

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

, 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. Stephen King’s “It” has remaine...

The genius and goofs behind “It”

The genius and goofs behind “It”

Karen Ma

September 26, 2017

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...

French Honor Society hosts annual Fête du Fromage

French Honor Society hosts annual Fête du Fromage

Amanda Chan

November 19, 2016

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

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 Destiny. Members watch ...

Movie: ‘The Great Gatsby’ is extravagant but not great

Movie: ‘The Great Gatsby’ is extravagant but not great

Angela Wang

May 15, 2013

This star-studded cinematic remake of America’s favorite classic fails to deliver. Read More »...