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Candace still unable to bust her brothers in new Phineas and Ferb movie

Candace still unable to bust her brothers in new Phineas and Ferb movie

Isaac Oronsky, Social Media Editor

August 31, 2020

“Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe” had a unique dilemma going into production. It had to pander to both the teenagers for whom the original show was a huge part of their childhood, as well as the new generation of kids who are just interacting with the iconic characters for...

Pandemic puts the movie industry on hold

Many movies such as Trolls World Tour, live action Mulan, and Black Widow have had to postpone their premieres because cinemas worldwide have been closed.

Tyler Aronson, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has written a new script to the movie industry and how the world will experience cinema in the future.  Many films originally set to have a release date this spring were pushed to the fall or 2021 because of the mass closure of theaters. To avoid further delays, some...

Sonic the hedgehog is out for anxious fans to watch, and it did not dissapoint

The final design of Sonic the Hedgehog satisfied fans after backlash on an earlier attempt to make Sonic's design more realistic.

Rebecca Newman, Graphics Editor

April 19, 2020

In recent years, the prospect of video game movies has been revived through the financial and cultural growth of popular video game franchises. When “Detective Pikachu” was released in 2019, a niche genre for movies seemed to promise a surprising comeback — and “Sonic the Hedgehog” by Paramount...

Netizens criticize movie ‘Birds of Prey’ for not having sex appeal

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Lorelai Slaydon and Isabelle Coburn

April 14, 2020

Despite its amazing title, “Birds of Prey" (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) did not do so hot on its opening weekend. The movie has had the lowest recorded opening weekend out of any of the DC Extended Universe movies, according to the  Showbiz CheatSheet. Despite evi...

Hollywood Hypocrisy: Oscars are still so white

Illustration by Michelle Nguyen

Ronnie Gogoi, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

The student population at Cal High is extremely diverse, with a variety of different races from all over the globe. Pulling the best and brightest from our school would result in a wide net of people from various walks of life.  It’s a simple concept… unless you’re the Academy of Motion...

Miravalles-Calceta is shooting for the stars

Brooklyn Miravalles-Calceta sings and acts with the San Francisco Children’s Musical Theater and has appeared in several independent films.

Sierra Randel and Isabella Belof, Staff Writers

May 29, 2019

When the stage lights blare and the spotlight focuses on her, Brooklyn Miravalles-Calceta knows that despite her apprehension, she can’t let her nerves get the best of her. Miravalles-Calceta, a sophomore at Cal High, has been passionate about singing since the age of three. At  eleven years old, she became more i...

Promising new summer films

Promising new summer films

Varsha Ravi, Managing Editor

May 29, 2019

Summer is nearly here, and along with warm weather and no school comes... “Spider-Man: Far From Home”  Set directly after the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) on a school trip to Europe.  Shaken by the loss of a ...

Ending the game

Ending the game

Rachel Pak, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Marvel’s last Avengers movie, “Avengers: Endgame,” wraps up the current Avengers storyline with a bang and lives up to the hype. In the previous movie, “Avengers: Infinity War,” Thanos successfully obtained all six of the infinity stones.  The stones are each represented as an aspect o...

‘Deadpool 2,’ now in theaters, not on Cable

 “Deadpool 2” proves to be just as funny as the first, matching its crass humor and wit.

Michael Barry, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

Warning: This review contains spoilers from the first Deadpool movie, which, if you’re reading a review about “Deadpool 2,” you should have seen the first movie by now.  With the success of Marvel’s new installment of the Avengers franchise, “Infinity War Part 1”, expectations fo...

‘Incredibles 2’ expected to be super

Although “Incredibles 2” is geared toward families, teenagers who grew up with the original are excitied to see the film.

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

After 14 long years of waiting, “The Incredibles” is finally getting a sequel.  On June 15, fans will see the nationwide release of Disney’s “Incredibles 2.”  The 2004 hit about a superhero family trying to live a normal life after superheroes are outlawed was the first Pixa...