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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The movie poster for ‘Heartstopper’ features Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring looking into one another’s eyes as leaves flutter around them

“Heartstopper” is everything it was expected to be

Aashi Venkat April 27, 2022
The Netflix series is nothing more than a cute queer rom-com
Jake Gyllenhaal and  Abdul-Matteen play brothers Will and Danny Photo | Universal Pictures

“Ambulance” drives past its welcome

Nameek Chowdhury and Krish Dev April 25, 2022

“Ambulance,” directed by Michael Bay, places audiences in a two hour chase sequence of an ambulance zooming through downtown Los Angeles. The film, released in theaters on April 8, is just what you...

Jude Law and Dan Fogler as Albus Dumbledore and Jacob Kowalski respectively in Secrets of Dumbledore. Photo | Warner Bros.

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ is a spectacular mess

Justin E Kim April 20, 2022
The success of Harry Potter glooms down on a film that flounders to stand by itself
Evelyn converses with an Internal Revenue Service inspector after being given another chance to pay her taxes, having filed them incorrectly the first time.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” puts heart into comedy

Lillian Wang April 20, 2022
Two hours of multiverse chaos makes for an unexpectedly meaningful film
Michael Morbius possesses the ability to transform into a vampire.

“Morbius” fails to deliver a memorable origin story

Minjae Kang April 13, 2022
The latest Sony film is an underwhelming and forgettable experience
The Tell Me That Its Over album cover features Wallows on a roof with trees and a blue sky behind them.

“Tell Me That It’s Over” is beautifully bittersweet

Krish Dev and Aashi Venkat March 31, 2022
Wallows’ new album contrasts gut wrenching lyrics with an upbeat production
The driving home 2 u movie poster features Rodrigo leaning against a wheel, alluding to her single drivers license which jumpstarted her impressive artistic debut

‘driving home 2 u’ is the embodiment of raw authenticity

Aashi Venkat March 29, 2022
Olivia Rodrigo’s documentary adds an additional layer of depth to her hit debut album
Released on the first day of spring, Red Velvet’s newest EP offers the perfect bright songs to start off the spring season.

“Feel My Rhythm” is a spring gem

Aashna Patel and Angela Zhang March 24, 2022

On March 21, Korean pop girl group Red Velvet released its 9th EP titled “The ReVe Festival 2022: Feel My Rhythm” as an extension of the three-part, carnival-themed “The ReVe Festival” series it...

Ryan Reynolds and Walker Scobell gaze up at the sky | Sky Dance Media

‘The Adam Project’ is another overdone Sci-fi cliche

Alex Zhang, Staff Writer March 19, 2022

Fresh off the success from the duo’s partnership in last year’s hit movie “Free Guy,” Director Shawn Levy and star Ryan Reynolds burst back onto the big screen in Netflix’s latest movie “The...

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy premiered on Netflix on Feb. 16, 2022. Photo | Netflix

“jeen-yuhs” is a riveting time capsule of Ye’s life

Gauri Manoj March 17, 2022
The three-part documentary details the mind of the misunderstood rapper
Official Poster for “Turning Red,” released exclusively on Disney+ on March 11.

Disney’s “Turning Red” puts an Asian spin on the coming of age experience

Krish Dev and Minjae Kang March 16, 2022

“My whole life I’ve been perfect little Mei Mei. But maybe I like this new me.” Chinese Canadian teenager Meilin Lee transforms into a giant red panda whenever she feels strong emotions in Disney’s...

The Batman investigates a crime scene and searches for clues. Photo | Warner Bros.

‘The Batman’ is a nuanced take on a classic character

Nameek Chowdhury March 11, 2022

As the bat-signal looms over a Halloween night, “The Batman” plunges audiences into Gotham City’s underbelly. Directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz, the film released...

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