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To be a kid again: Students share opinion on upcoming Disney-Pixar sequel, “The Incredibles 2”

To be a kid again: Students share opinion on upcoming Disney-Pixar sequel, “The Incredibles 2”

Aditi Gnanasekar

December 12, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

hirteen years. That’s how long it has been since the first “Incredibles” movie was released in theaters. And over a decade later, the teaser for its sequel, “The Incredibles 2,” is now attracting the attention of teenagers who had fallen in love with the film during their elementary school y...

A Film Lover: Razi Mahmood

A Film Lover: Razi Mahmood

Karen Sanchez

December 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Special

or senior Razi Mahmood, film is the best kind of art. There’s a sense of joy, a small satisfaction and excitement, when the theater slowly grows darker before a movie. The same can be felt when lying on the couch, warm, watching Netflix. The screen enters full screen mode and your eyes lay upon ...

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...

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...

Movie Update: REX Productions gets ready to release new film, “Colorful”

Movie Update: REX Productions gets ready to release new film, “Colorful”

Anjana Melvin

December 20, 2015


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

In action: Junior Henry Wang films and sophomore Neel Chaudari checks audio as English teacher David Clarke and sophomore Jeremi Kalkowski act out the scene where the college student goes to talk to his professor about his final essay. Here are some excerpts from the script: Cat...

How Do You Feel: Movies in the classroom

How Do You Feel: Movies in the classroom

Tal Marom

December 12, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Digital, Print

n the modern day classroom, one challenge that teachers are virtually always confronted by is keeping students engaged. Whether by organizing games or assigning group projects, it seems that our teachers are always trying to find new methods to keep us interested. Among the most widely used methods i...

Flashback to the Future

Flashback to the Future

Hannan Waliullah

October 21, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Movies, Print entertainment

n the 1980s, when director Robert Zemeckis depicted the future in the “Back to the Future” franchise, he visualized Oct. 23, 2015 as a time filled with flying cars, fancy pizza-enlargers and hoverboards. But what did we get instead? Tiny life-sucking pocket computers, the selfie stick and Donald Trump ...

An open letter to Woody Allen

An open letter to Woody Allen

Kristin Chang

March 3, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen raise questions about the nature of celebrity. “What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?” This is the deceptively lighthearted question Dylan Farrow posed to the world in her open letter on Feb. 1. She was not writing to exchange niceties or honor ...

Summer binge watching detracts from time better spent in other outlets

Eva Spitzen

September 7, 2013


Filed under Featured, OPINION

Over the summer, MVHS students are known to participate in an activity called binge watching. However, this seemingly innocent pastime has some serious drawbacks that students should consider. Click here to read the original article about binge-watching. [youtube link="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Movie: ‘The Place Beyond the Pines‘ features a twist on the father-son plot

Movie: ‘The Place Beyond the Pines‘ features a twist on the father-son plot

Robert Sulgit

April 10, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

“The Place Beyond the Pines”, may seem like a classic crime movie, but at its heart, it explores much deeper themes. Overall, the film addresses the connection between father and son, and how someone‘s choices can affect those around them. “Beyond the Pines” focuses on Luke Glanton (Gosling...

Movie: ‘Evil Dead’ goes above and beyond original

Movie: ‘Evil Dead’ goes above and beyond original

Robert Sulgit

April 10, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Movies

“Evil Dead,” directed by Fede Alvarez, is a remake of the 1981 cult classic of the same name. Although it takes some creative license with the characters, it still holds true to the original‘s ultra-violent themes. The film’s opening features a possessed girl being burned alive by her father at t...

Movie: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ embraces its own ridiculous plot

Movie: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ embraces its own ridiculous plot

Robert Sulgit

March 28, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Movies, Uncategorized

Walking into G.I. Joe: Retaliation and expecting a serious and deep plot is like walking into Burger King expecting a gourmet meal. While the target audience of “Retaliation” is 13- year old boys, it suits them perfectly. Fans of Channing Tatum will be disappointed in the sequel to 2009’s “Ris...