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Monkey Man pumps the theater full of excitement with its long action sequences.

Movie Review: Monkey Man, exploring the wild side of humanity in modern jungle

Edwin He, AVT Profiles Page Editor April 15, 2024

Released to theaters on April 5th, 2024, Monkey Man is director Dev Patel’s debut film. The bloody thriller movie is a revenge story following an unnamed man (Dev Patel) on a quest to kill the corrupt...

Amador Valleys Varsity Guard rifles strike a pose during their show.

Night of Drums and Dance: A culmination of music and dance

Aakanksha Balachander and Alyssa Wu April 9, 2024

On Tuesday, March 26, the winter guards and percussion ensembles from Pleasanton and Dublin schools gathered at Foothill High School for an awe-inspiring showcase for family and friends called Night of...

The final episodes of Invincible: Season Two were released in March 2024 after months of anticipation.

Invincible Season 2: A fast-paced show filled with stunning storytelling

Ian Cha, Senior Staff Writer March 29, 2024

Invincible is the story of a young superhero who, despite his name, is anything but invincible. The show recently released the final episodes of its second season, and the show represents a fresh and unique...

Arthur the King is filmed based on Mikael Lindnords true experience with his canine companion.

Movie Review: Arther the King, a riveting tale of redemption and courage

Ashlynn Suh, Senior Staff Writer March 27, 2024

On March 15, 2024, Lionsgate released Arthur the King in theaters in the US and Canada. Grossing $7.6 million on its opening weekend and $9.8 million worldwide, Arthur the King displays the bond between...

After months of delays, Damsel finally released to streaming on Netflix on March 8.

Netflix Movie Review: Damsel, an unpredictable story of fantasy

Alyssa Vu, AVT Profile Editor March 21, 2024

Netflix's latest Original Film, Damsel made its highly anticipated streaming debut on March 8. The film captivates audiences with its imaginative twist on the classic “damsel-in-distress” trope, set...

Zero& is a small drinks and desserts shop near the central area of the Stoneridge Mall.

Food Review: Zero& drinks and desserts at Stoneridge Mall Pleasanton

Aileen Hu, AVT Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2024

Zero& is a California-originated drinks shop with several locations opened in the Bay Area. The chain has been growing in recent months and opened a store on Newbury Street in Boston late last year....

Sequel to the sci-fi movie starring Timothee Chalamet, Dune: Part Two premiered in theaters worldwide on March 1st.

Movie Review: “Dune: Part Two” leaves audiences in anticipation

Ritika Gupta, AVtv Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2024

On March 1st, Dune: Part Two premiered in theaters worldwide as a continuation of the sci-fi saga that intrigued viewers due to the stunning visuals, intricate world-building, and compelling characters....

Kung Fu Panda 4 dominated the box office on opening weekend as fans of the series flocked to watch the latest installment of this childhood favorite.

Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda 4 dominated the box office on opening weekend

Alyssa Vu, AVT Profile Page Editor March 12, 2024

Kung Fu Panda 4, the latest installment in Dreamworks’ iconic franchise, released in theaters on March 8. The film revives the wildly entertaining world of comedy, martial arts, and spirituality to new...

Christopher Nolan, a renowned filmmaker, is celebrated for his innovative storytelling techniques and penchant for pushing cinematic boundaries, with notable works including Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy, and Interstellar.

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet traveled back to IMAX 70mm Film 36 months after the COVID-19 pandemic

Ryan Dawson, Senior Staff Writer March 11, 2024

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet was originally released in IMAX 70mm Film and IMAX® with Laser theaters on September 3, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, pandemic restrictions, coupled with the...

After five years, Netflix released its second live action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender on Feb. 22.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2024 TV series)

Alyssa Vu, AVT Profile page editor February 29, 2024

On Feb. 22, Netflix released a live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's beloved series Avatar: The Last Airbender. After five years of production, the release was much anticipated. However, the series generated...

Lisa Frankenstein follows a misunderstood teenager and a newly reawaken corpse in a journey for love.

Movie Review: Lisa Frankenstein, a murderous journey to find love, happiness, and missing body parts

Edwin He, AVT Profile Page Editor February 27, 2024

Lisa Frankenstein debuted on Feb. 9th exclusively to theaters. This horror/comedy movie follows the titular character, Lisa Frankenstein (Kathyrn Newton), as she embarks on an adventure to repair a reanimated...

Amador Valleys Jazz A poses after a successful performance at the Campana Jazz Festival.

Everything to know about Amador Valley’s Jazz Bands

Ojal Pujji, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

Amador Valley's vibrant jazz music program offers students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the diverse world of jazz. With the guidance of teachers like Matthew Fell, the Jazz Band teacher,...

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