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Kickstarting the year: MV Cinema Club hosts first meeting

Kickstarting the year: MV Cinema Club hosts first meeting

Justine Ha

September 16, 2019

Club hosts different Kahoot games testing movie trivia and distributes free donuts

Life isn’t picture perfect, movies prove it

Life isn’t picture perfect, movies prove it

Ruth Feng

May 4, 2019

Seeing myself in the films I’ve watched through high school

Marvel vs. DC Comics

Marvel vs. DC Comics

Claire Wen and Sarah Young

April 10, 2019

ajor Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was in need of cash. It was 1937, and he was writing for pulp magazines, another name for inexpensive fiction magazines. Partnering with magazine distributors Harry Donenfeld and Jack Liebowitz to get money, he founded   Detective Comics, which, after a series of mergers and changes in own...

The Class of 2021 prepares for its first-ever bonding activity

The Class of 2021 prepares for its first-ever bonding activity

Flora Peng

March 18, 2019

Despite an unsuccessful campaign last school year, the class of 2021 has set the date for their first‐ever bonding activity: a relaxing movie night to be held after school on Friday, March 29. After months of consideration and negotiation, the officers are optimistic that the event will be successf...

Music in film: MV Cinema Club discusses movie composers

Music in film: MV Cinema Club discusses movie composers

Rana Aghababazadeh and Ruth Feng

March 13, 2019

“xcuse me, cupcake coming through.” Arbitrary phrases such as this may be heard during the MV Cinema Club’s meeting, along with competitive yelling about which composer curated the music for Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” Vice President and sophomore Arjan Madan revealed that throughout March,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...