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Ariel sings on the rock after she saves Eric from the ship.

The Little Mermaid brings strong performances from the cast to recreate the magic of the original

Liane Ghazanfar, Staff Writer June 1, 2023

The Little Mermaid released to theaters on May 26th, 2023 starring Halle Bailey as Ariel, a young mermaid who wishes to be in the human world. The new live-action Little Mermaid movie is a stunning adaptation...

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom released May 12, 2023, and sold over 10 million copies in the first 3 days of release.

Game review: Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Kaylee Simpson, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

After six long years, a new Zelda game has come out. Critics have already highly praised this new addition, but what about the people playing? I’m personally questioning how it has differed from its...

With the high budget and high audience expectations, the movie doesn’t live up to the other Marvel movies but functions well as a stand-alone. There is never a moment where the audience is bored and I would say it’s worth a one-time watch.

Film Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quautumania is only worth a one-time watch

Amishi Anand, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, released after its world premiere in Hollywood, Los Angeles, expectedly delivers admirable action sequences mixed with frequent humor, but lacks clarity and character...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is showing in theaters across the nation.

Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is an emotional farewell for the lovable band of misfits

Mathew Dickman, Senior Staff Writer May 15, 2023

Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, released in theaters on May 5th, 2023, released with the intention that it will be the final onscreen adventure for many of the characters that made their...

The lobby is colorful, wild, inviting, and fitting to the experience.

Is Daves Hot Chicken really that hot?

Preston Elliott, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Dave’s Hot Chicken recently opened a location on Tassajra Road in Dublin, California, but is also a chain in 21 U.S. states and three other countries. Dave’s Hot Chicken was founded by a man named...

Air: Courting A Legend is a fun underdog story that basketball and movie fans alike will enjoy.

Film review: Air: Courting A Legend dunks from the freethrow line

Dylan Breen , Staff Writer April 25, 2023

Air was released in theaters on April 5, 2023, and tells the story of Sonny Vaccaro and the adversity he overcame to convince young star athlete Michael Jordan to sign a shoe deal with Nike. The film highlights...

4/5 --  A thrilling adventure that captures the spirit of D&D while delivering a compelling story and memorable characters, Honor Among Thieves is a must-see fantasy heist.

Film review: “Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” brings one of the biggest RPGs to thrilling life

Zayn Razakali, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

The Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie is a thrilling adventure that brings one of the most beloved tabletop role-playing games to the big screen. Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan...

Croffles&Co offers a wide variety of toppings and combinations for customers to choose from.

Croffles&Co. dessert shop opens in Stoneridge Mall

Aileen Hu, AVT News Editor April 21, 2023

Croffles, a hybrid between croissants and waffles, are pastries with a layered croissant-like texture that are cooked and shaped as a waffle. Croffles were popularized in South Korea and started trending,...

The Super Mario Brothers movie is showing at Dublin Regal Cinema.

The Super Mario Bros movie was full of easter eggs, but did that leave much room for plot?

Dhanush Gowda, Staff Writer April 21, 2023

The Super Mario Bros. Movie, an adaptation of the Nintendo games created by Shigeru Miyamoto, released in theaters on April 5th, 2023. The movie brought many of the game concepts to life with many references...

With its bombastic story, refined gameplay, and jaw-dropping graphics, Resident Evil 4 replaces the original as the definitive version of the game.

Video game review: Resident Evil 4 remake is a bombastic, scary thriller

Atheeth Ravikrishnan, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

A bombastic and scary thriller, the original Resident Evil 4 planted itself as one of the true greats in the pantheon of video games. However, Resident Evil 4 has aged quite poorly; with clunky tank controls...

The movie series stars Keanu Reeves as the title character, John Wick.

How does John Wick: Chapter 4 hold up to the rest of the franchise?

Mathew Dickman, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

John Wick: Chapter 4, released in theaters on March 24, 2023, is a worthy addition to the franchise. Chapter 4 is overflowing with action, excitement, fun characters, charm, and emotion. Though this film...

With a plot thats different and out of the box, Cocaine Bear is a film definitely worth checking out.

Film review: “Cocaine Bear” is a must-watch, but offers more comedy than thrill

Zayn Razakali, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

Cocaine Bear, released on Feb. 24, was thoroughly enjoyable, funny, and didn’t take itself seriously, which added to the overall entertainment value. Cocaine Bear took a light-hearted approach to the...

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