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Movie Review: ‘Palm Springs’

Movie Review: 'Palm Springs'

Zachary Nicholas, AVT Editor-in-Chief

July 27, 2020

The “time loop” premise is not new. It has been done time after time in Hollywood. Some movies use this structure exquisitely, and others feel like a recurring bad dream.  Groundhog Day is a great example of a “time loop” film done right, as are Edge of Tomorrow and Happy Death Day. On July ...

Movie Review: ‘Parasite’

Movie Review: 'Parasite'

Leon Chen, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Parasite, arguably the best movie of 2020, was a cinematic experience like no other. Winning four Academy Awards at the 2020 Oscars including Best Picture, Directing, International Feature Film and Writing (Original Screenplay), Parasite became the first non-English language film in Oscar history to w...

Television show review: ‘Never Have I Ever’

Television show review: 'Never Have I Ever'

Sahana Kumar, Jr. Radio editor

May 21, 2020

When Netflix dropped this show, I prepared myself to see it in one sitting. I was right. Oh god, how many times I've cried seeing this show. This show has given me hope on media trying to diversify in both cast and experience. Never Have I Ever follows a South Indian sophomore in South California as she...

Book Review: ‘The Short Drop’

Book Review: 'The Short Drop'

Matthew Kim, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

As I braced myself for the long weeks soon to follow the unavoidable at-home lockdown, I dusted off my kindle and began to browse the virtual shelves for something to satiate my growing boredom.  As I continued my search for something to read, a book caught my eye. This novel titled The Short Drop by Mat...

Book Review: ‘Daisy Jones And The Six’

Book Review: 'Daisy Jones And The Six'

Imogen Rogers, Staff Writer

May 9, 2020

Daisy Jones And The Six is a compelling, gorgeous novel written by Taylor Jenkins Reid about a band rising to fame in the 1970’s. Based loosely on the renowned Fleetwood Mac album Rumors, it not only has a unique plot, but the author’s choice of writing about a rock band in the format of an oral h...

Movie Review: ‘Little Women’

Movie Review: 'Little Women'

Alex Wu, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

There is a movie in the world which your older siblings may have watched it in your age, which your parents may have watched it in your age, which your grandparents may have also watched it in your age. This year, you may too watch the classic movie -Little Women- directed by Greta Gerwig, that presents ...

Movie Review: ‘Call of the Wild’

Movie Review: 'Call of the Wild'

Matthew Carter, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

The Call of the Wild was a good and inspiring film made after the original book written in 1903. The movie follows the adventures of Buck, a large and ambitious St. Bernard/Farm Collie on his journey from his townhome in California all the way to the wilds of Yukon, Canada. The movie takes place durin...

Book Review: “The Hypnotist’s Love Story” by Liane Moriarity

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Jenna Thibodeau, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Quirky, unique, and compelling are words that only begin to describe Liane Moriarity’s, The Hypnotist's Love Story. The author of well known novels such as Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty has intrigued readers once again with a story that makes you judge characters at the beginning and leads you to e...

Book Review: “Most Likely” by Sarah Watson

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Jenna Thibodeau, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

For those of you who enjoy the heartwarming life events of the girls we know and love from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Most Likely is the brand new novel for you to read during your quarancation. Four friends, different personalities, and unique futures (sadly no pants) However, Most Likely c...

Movie Review: ‘Sing Street’

Movie Review: 'Sing Street'

Zachary Nicholas, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

Ever wanted to know what Dublin, Ireland was like in the mid 1980s? Probably not. Getting sick of coming of age films? Possibly. What if I told you a brilliant film director made a coming of age film set in 1980s Dublin, Ireland that was absolutely incredible? You would think I am insane. Well get rea...

Movie Review: ‘1917’

Movie Review: '1917'

Gianna Ghio, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

  1917, starring George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, is currently available for public viewing, and is definitely worth the watch.   1917 was about two British soldiers, Lance Corporal Schofield, and Lance Corporal Blake during World War 1. They are charged with impossible orders from General ...

Movie Review: ‘Dr. Dolittle’

Critics may have rated this movie low, but it's up to the viewer to create their own opinion.

Nina Moothedath, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

The 2020 film Dolittle has received its fair share of negative reviews and box office losses. For me, the film was disappointing but still enjoyable. The movie follows Dr. Dolittle as he tries to find a magical fruit to save the dying queen’s life. He’s accompanied by a group of animals he can ...

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