AmadorValleyToday

Review: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

Netflix's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' was released on October 16.

Zachary Nicholas, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2020

A man who needs no introduction What do ‘The Social Network’, ‘Molly’s Game’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘Steve Jobs’, ‘The West Wing’, ‘The Newsroom’, ‘Moneyball’, and ‘The American President’ all have in common? They all had the same man in the writer’s chair: Aaron Sorki...

Review: ‘Hubie Halloween’

'Hubie Halloween' was released on October 7 and is a popular holiday favorite.

Haygen Riley-Gleason, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Truthfully, I never expected quality from this movie. In general, most one off Halloween movies are terrible pieces of garbage, with a few funny moments. They usually consist of low quality jumpscares, bad camera work, and extremely uncomfortable sexual interactions involving young high school students.  ...

Review: ‘Emily in Paris’

The Netflix series set in France stars actress Lily Collins.

Jasmine Andrea, Junior Editor

October 19, 2020

Living in Paris seems like a dream to any young American, so who would say no to the opportunity to experience the food, the people, the sights, and the culture of the French?  Emily Cooper, played by the beloved Lily Collins, is a Chicagoan in her twenties who gets the offer of a lifetime: an op...

The Haunting of Bly Manor Review

This 9-episode haunting series, available on Netflix, will have you hooked all weekend long.

Samantha Clinton, Staff Writer

October 18, 2020

The Haunting of Bly Manor, a follow-up to a Netflix favorite, the Haunting of Hill House, is a supernatural horror drama series. Or, as I like to call it, a ghost love story. No matter each person’s stance on the show, I can assure you that almost everyone left with tears in their eyes by the end....

Spooky Movie Review: ‘Hereditary’

Spooky Movie Review: 'Hereditary'

David Cease, Segments Editor

October 13, 2020

Hereditary is the slow-burn, arthouse, indie, horror movie from writer/director Ari Aster. Movie buffs may note that Aster is also the director of Midsommar, the wickerman-esque psychological thriller starring Florence Pugh. Both films are littered with details and easter-eggs respectively, but where Midsommar fo...

Movie Review: Live Action ‘Mulan’

Movie Review: Live Action 'Mulan'

Imogen Rogers, Staff Writer

October 1, 2020

Since the release of a live-action Alice in Wonderland in 2010, Disney has pushed out an impressive 13 live-action classics, the most recent being Mulan on September 4th, 2020. Available with a $30 streaming fee until November 4th, when it will be free to all Disney+ members, the intense combination of vibrant colors, trad...

Book Review: “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss

Haygen Riley-Gleason, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

For those of you who enjoy stories written within the realm of fantasy and magic, the Name of the Wind is the novel to read. One musician, 4 high school graduates, and a discount Hogwarts all come together to form a wonderful book that most readers fall in love with.  The Name of the Wind by Patrick...

Movie Review: ‘7500’

One can watch '7500' on Amazon Prime, as well as a select number of other streaming platforms.

Arlina Yang, Junior Editor

September 25, 2020

The worst thing a director can do to a film is have a pedestrian plot with zero elements of surprise to it whatsoever. And this movie, sadly, did exactly just that. It felt almost copy & pasted from other movies with practically identical plot-lines, aside from featuring the talented actor, Joseph ...

Movie Review: ‘Devil All the Time’

Viewers must pay their full attention to the narration to notice the brief explanations of the connections between characters.

Jasmine Andrea, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

The dark and slightly disturbing Netflix thriller, The Devil All the Time, follows multiple characters who constantly debate and disobey their own morals. Viewers are drawn in by headliners like Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, and Bill Skarsgård to this old-western style film. Holland plays the main ch...

Movie Review: ‘Chemical Hearts’

Though the plot was subpar and the acting could be considered average, the directional and lighting choices made in

Arlina Yang, Junior Editor

September 9, 2020

With a smoldering hot kiss scene as it’s interesting movie trailer, the same cannot be said about the plotline and characters in the movie, Chemical Hearts. While the movie can be said as having filled with raw emotions of heartbreak and that it had perfectly expressed that love may not always be beaut...

TV Show Review: ‘Cobra Kai’

The television series Cobra Kai, a comedic and action-packed show, is a must-watch during the pandemic.

Leila Touati, Senior Editor

September 6, 2020

Cobra Kai is a television series that is the sequel to The Karate Kid, a hit movie that changed a generation’s views on the art of karate. The Karate Kid was released in 1984 about a boy who is taught karate to defend himself against his school bullies.  The boy, Daniel LaRusso, learned karate from...

Album Review: Taylor Swift’s Folklore

Millions of fans excitedly streamed

Imogen Rogers, Staff Writer

September 3, 2020

On July 24, 2020, Taylor Swift released her eighth studio album Folklore. This collection of alternative, lo-fi pop songs is a bit different from previous releases. “Her music style has changed a lot, going from country to pop to I guess alternative. This album isn’t as upbeat as her earlier ones. I think it...

The student news site of Amador Valley High School
Reviews