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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


Pathaan, with its breathtaking direction and intricately woven plot line, is the first ever Bollywood film fully captured with IMAX cinematography.

Duty, honor, and country: Pathaan touches people around the world

Zenil Koovejee, AVT Page Editor February 1, 2023

Siddharth Anand’s Bollywood blockbuster Pathaan, featuring Indian superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham graced the cinematic world with an action-packed drama that captured the...

People in the audience were holding up their phones and treating it like a concert.

Billie Eilish Live at the O2 Extended Cut movie review

Jackie Pecavar, Staff Writer February 1, 2023

On Friday January 27th, Billie Eilish Live at the O2 (Extended Cut) was released for one night only in theaters worldwide with no current plans to release on streaming platforms. The movie documented the...

The song Its Nice to Have a Friend was used in the trailer to promote the movie.

M3GAN:Movie Review

Lexiss Marajas, Senior Staff Writer January 24, 2023

M3GAN, released in theaters on January sixth, tells the story of Gemma, a brilliant roboticist who creates a lifelike doll named M3GAN, designed to be a child's greatest companion and a parent's greatest...

It may be the most ingenious show I have ever watched. It has not an ounce of sophistication or pacing but it remains captivating.

TV Show Review: “Single’s Inferno” is brilliantly boring

Atheeth Ravikrishnan, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

In 2015, the genre of gathering a group of singles in hope of lighting a spark between them became an international phenomenon with Love Island's release. This show out of jolly old England became the...

The sequel film to Black Panther celebrates Boseman’s life as audiences mourn his passing.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever honors Chadwick Boseman’s legacy in powerful, tear-jerking sequel

Rohan Prakash, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

The highly-anticipated sequel film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever released in theaters globally on Nov. 11. The action-packed film follows Shuri (Letitia Wright) as she deals with the loss of her older...

Watch all eight episodes of  Wednesday exclusively on Netflix.

Wednesday: TV Show Review

Lauren Tran, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

On November 23, 2022, the new comedy horror TV series, Wednesday, was released and caught the eyes of many Netflix users. The characters are based on The Addams Family and its various adaptations, but...

Directed by Paul Fieg, The School for Good and Evil suffers from a cliched script that fails to develop most of its characters. The film tries to cram too much into an already lengthy viewing time (2 hours 27 minutes), a sign that the books would likely have been better adapted instead as a television series to flesh out all the subplots and characters. (Image courtesy of Netflix)

Film Review: “The School for Good and Evil” fizzles in enchantment

Carol Xu, AVT Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2022

Hollywood has long turned to traditional fairy tales to weave new stories with modern twists, from “Once Upon a Time” to Disney’s live action remakes of "Maleficent" and "Cruella." The latest fairytale...

Classic and daringly disturbing Youtube horror series Dont Hug Me Im Scared makes its return after six years as a TV show.

TV Show Review: Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared

Dylan Talbot, Staff Writer October 21, 2022

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared has been terrifying children and teens alike since its creation in July of 2011. Long-time fans however may have been surprised to see its return as a perfect TV show adaptation...

Stranger Things Season 4 has a new, more thought-provoking storyline, with old and new characters taking part in the mysterious events taking place at Hawkins.

Stranger Things Season 4 is finally here with new characters, plot twists, and monsters

Enzo Peixoto, Staff Writer May 29, 2022

The unexpected cliffhanger from season 3 of Stranger Things left viewers with a lot of questions. What is the future for Hawkins? What will happen to the group with Eleven and Will in California? Is Hopper...

The chaotic Everything Everywhere All At Once balances the whirlwind of the multiverse and showing the impact on first generation immigrants in a way that is exhilarating and thought-provoking.

Philosophy, fun, and hyperactive delight: “Everything Everywhere All At Once” on optimistic nihilism

Jamilla Zuniga, AVtv Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2022

Released on March 30th, Everything Everywhere All At Once is a vivid deep dive into the multiverse and its effects on a single Asian family. The Story Evelyn Wang is under massive pressure. Her laundromat...

83, through its unforgettable moments and breathtaking direction, encompasses how the underdog can always conquer the impossible.

With a cricket bat and dedication, 83 inspires people around the world

Zenil Koovejee, Staff Writer May 22, 2022

Kabir Khan’s Bollywood blockbuster 83, featuring Indian superstars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, graced the cinematic world with a telling true-story that touched millions around the globe.  The...

While director Patha Thongpan rises to the occasion, delivering a fresh take to the beloved tale that tackles a burning, complex romance, the central plot disappoints as another rehashing of past adaptations, and quickly loses momentum as the series progresses.

TV Show Review: “F4 Thailand” offers modern spin on Japanese romance with dazzling cast, disappointing plot

Carol Xu, AVT Page Editor May 14, 2022

3/5 When the Japanese manga series Hana Yori Dango was first published in 1992, no one could have foreseen the massive shudder it would send through East Asian entertainment. First, came Taiwanese drama...

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