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Duchess of Twilight: A CVHS Production official poster for marketing.

Review: Duchess of Twilight

By Roxell Bonilla, Sports Editor April 1, 2024

Disclaimer: Spoilers ahead! With UIL Theater in the middle of a competition, CVHS Theater decided to embody the long-awaited "Duchess of Twilight," a play that involves two vampires and a werewolf,...

Avatar: The Last Airbender posters from the original series (Nickelodeon, left), the new live-action series (Netflix, middle), and the live-action movie (Paramount, right)

Avatar The Last Airbender Review: Not my cabbages!

By Chloe Tran and Kaylee Yang March 4, 2024

Disclaimer: This review will contain major spoilers for the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” franchise. "Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything...

Movie poster for Argylle

Argylle review: More comedy than spy movie

By Nicole Rodil Suarez, Photo Editor February 19, 2024

Growing up I would watch crime and spy movies and shows with my dad. We both love a good mystery and action, so when we saw the trailer for this movie we were excited. Unlike other spy films, this one...

Disneys logo, appears in the beginning of their movies and adaptations.

Op-Ed: Are movie remakes necessary?

By Karla Berrueto, Staff Writer February 4, 2024

Recently released on January 12, “Mean Girls”, the musical, was faced with low ratings and criticism with just a 2.2 audience rating on Google and 70% on Rotten Tomatoes. Viewers seem to agree that...

Photo of Rebecca (left) and Eileen (right) at a bar. (Photo credits : New York Times)

Eileen review: a 1964 Massachusetts mystery

By Karla Berrueto and Sundari Maharajh January 22, 2024

Despite its colorful, vintage, cinematography, the movie "Eileen", directed by William Oldroyd, takes us through the morbid world of Eileen Dunlop. Eileen (portrayed by Thomasin Mckenzie) lives in an unnamed...

Cover of The Boy and the Heron (Studio Ghibli)

The Boy and the Heron review: a breathtaking story of love, loss, and a feathered friend

By Kaylee Yang, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

SPOILER WARNING: This review contains spoilers for “The Boy and the Heron” !! “A gray heron once told me that all gray herons are liars. So, is that the truth or a lie?” After a pivotal four...

The iconic disco ball cowboy hat that has made waves around social media promoting Renaissance.

Is going to the Renaissance film worth it if you’ve already been to the concert?

By Daniella Lopez and Nina Pinglay January 21, 2024

A beauty adorned in pearls. Houston native, Beyoncé, emerges from a trap door at center stage. Dressed from head-to-toe in Balmain, the star captures the eyes of all 50,000 fans in the arena not only...

Simu Liu presented as the male lead in the movie adaptation of One True Loves.

Op-Ed: Dear Hollywood, please stop casting the same Asian males

By John Nguyen and Natalia Nguyen March 10, 2023

Two weeks ago, Buzzfeed released the trailer for their movie adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s "One True Loves." Fans of Reid were excited to see the 2016 novel come to the big screen. However, what...

CVHSs mascot, The Rhino, at the 2023 Valentine Pep Rally.

CVHS’s first look post-COVID

By Roxell Bonilla and Ivan Salazar February 16, 2023

In 2020, the national health emergency regarding COVID within the US had been put in place by the Trump Administration. This led to nationwide health protocols and formalities including state mask mandates....

Puss in Boots, Kitty Softpaws and Perrito the Dog set out on an adventure, in search of the Wishing Star. (DreamWorks Animation)

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” Review: An edgy yet heartwarming tale as old as time

By Brooke Bushong and My-Tran Vo January 27, 2023

Spoiler warning! The article contains MAJOR spoilers for "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish." Guitar! El Gato! Fireworks! "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" starts off with a big opening number befitting of...

The movie poster for the Disney+ streaming release of Hocus Pocus 2.

“Hocus Pocus 2” lacks the magic of the original

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2022

Warning: The following article contains spoilers for both “Hocus Pocus” and “Hocus Pocus 2.”  The witches are back, but they are not here to stay, we think. (More on that later.) Regardless,...

The official movie poster for Uncharted, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg

Movie review of Uncharted: Even Hollywood’s golden boy can’t save a bad movie

By Judith Carrizales and Abigail Nunez March 9, 2022

[WARNING: UNCHARTED SPOILERS AHEAD] Uncharted, starring English Actor Tom Holland as Nathan Drake, was released in American theaters on February 18th. Holland is well known for his role as Spider-Man...

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