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Star, the loveable, wish-granting star, instantly begins to cause mischief.

Movie review: Wish: One-hundred years of Disney magic

Rebecca Mestel, AVT Features Page Editor December 4, 2023

As the Walt Disney Company celebrates its one hundredth anniversary, animators and imagineers alike came together to create the movie “Wish.” Disney’s newest film works to encompass one hundred years...

On Nov. 22, five episodes of Squid Game: The Challenge were released on Netflix.

Squid Game: The Challenge first episode released on Netflix

Lauren Tran, Podcast Editor December 4, 2023

The “Squid Game” spinoff, “Squid Game: The Challenge”, is a reality competition that was released on Nov. 22. It features a series of challenges in which 456 participants compete for the chance...

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is released exclusively in theaters on November 17

Movie Review: Hunter Games: The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes

Alyssa Vu, Senior Staff Writer December 1, 2023

After nearly a decade, Lionsgate revived the sensational “Hunger Games” franchise with its latest release. “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” premiered in theaters on Nov. 17,...

Fans have long waited for a Five Nights at Freddys movie, and the newly released film strikes a good balance between nostalgia and cinematic spectacle.

Five Nights at Freddy’s balances nostalgia and spectacle

Ian Cha, Senior Staff Writer November 29, 2023

On October 27, Blumhouse Productions released Five Nights at Freddy’s, a movie adaptation of the classic video game by Scott Cawthon. The main story centers around a night guard at a derelict pizzeria,...

Coppola portrays Elvis’ and Priscilla’s 1973 wedding.

Movie Review: Priscilla: A journey of self-discovery, love, and unforgettable advantures

Alyssa Vu, Senior Staff Writer November 28, 2023

The highly-anticipated historical drama “Priscilla” was released in theaters to U.S. audiences on Nov. 3. The movie is based on the 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me,” written by Priscilla Presley. It...

Ernest Burkhart, played by Leonardo Dicaprio, arrives at the Osage Reservation.

Spoiler-free Movie Review: Killers of the Flower Moon

Edwin He, AVT Profile Page Editor October 29, 2023

Released to theaters on Oct. 20, 2023, Killers of the Flower Moon is Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese’s latest film. Based on a true story, the movie follows the Osage Indian murders in the 1920s,...

The Ghostie bath bomb, is a part of Lushs 2023 Limited Edition Halloween Bath Bomb Collection.

Lush Halloween: Limited edition bath bombs collection released in 2023

Eva Carranza, Senior Staff Writer October 25, 2023

Filled with the aroma of violet, rosemary, and lavender, Lush, a handmade cosmetics company, has recently released Halloween-inspired bath bombs. The 2023 Halloween bath bomb collection ranges from ghosts...

Every year, Starbucks customers order over 20 variations of custom Halloween drinks.

Starbucks recipes: Specialize your order for Halloween

Jocelyn (Hsin-Chiao) Hsu, AVT A&E Page Editor October 23, 2023

With nine stores in Pleasanton, Starbucks is one of the most popular places people go to grab drinks, snacks, and breakfast. There are approximately over 87,000 different drinks combinations at Starbucks,...

Regal Cinemas displays Taylor Swifts picture to advertise her movie

​​Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour becomes major blockbuster at the box office

Alyssa Vu, Senior Staff Writer October 20, 2023

Following her record-breaking tour, celebrated pop icon Taylor Swift released an equally record-breaking documentary of tour footage. The documentary, titled Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour was set to...

Meg 2: The Trench released in theaters August 4, 2023.

Movie Review: Meg 2: The Trench release on HBO MAX

Ashlynn Suh, Staff Writer October 16, 2023

The sci-fi action movie The Meg released its sequel The Meg 2: The Trench on September 29, 2023. The Meg highlights its plot around the prehistoric 70-foot-long shark the Megladon that is accidentally...

“Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” always makes for a great watch with friends.

5 kids Halloween movies that will always be our favorites

Anjali Bemarkar, Senior Staff Writer October 12, 2023

As we enter the new fall season, many are reminded of all things warm and cozy, like fall baking, candies and timeless classic movies that make Halloween a season to remember. Movie 1: It's the Great...

Mr. Sun Tea opened their new location in downtown Pleasanton and will host their grand opening from June 23-25.

Mr. Sun Tea opens in downtown Pleasanton after months of preparation

Aileen Hu, AVT Editor-in-Chief June 20, 2023

From June 18 to June 22, Mr. Sun Tea held their soft opening at their new downtown Pleasanton location. The brand first established in 1999 as Taiwanese Red Sun Tea Shop and made a name for themselves...

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