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The cover of Louisa May Alcotts novel “Little Women”

‘Little Women’ (2019): a rare case of a successful book-to-movie adaptation

Sasha Prasad April 5, 2024

Movie adaptations of novels are notorious for failing to do the book justice; but once in a blue moon, films are able to perfectly bring their books to life. “Little Women (2019)” is an impeccable...

Theo James and Shaeliene Woodley’s chemistry make the dystopian movie an almost love story.

Veronica Roth’s ‘Divergent’ is comparable to its movie adaptation

Meher Bhatnagar April 3, 2024

Editor’s Note: Minor spoilers for “Divergent”  After a long day at Redwood Middle School, it was tradition for most of us to scour the aisles of the Saratoga Library, grab a snack from the...

I used to think the sky flying scenes were so dreamy as a kid.

There is no movie in Ba Sing Se — a new ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ remake

Jex Sammael Popov February 17, 2024

At this point, everyone in the “Avatar: the Last Airbender (AtLA),” fandom is aware of the infamous 2010 live action movie by M. Night Shyamalan, which failed spectacularly on nearly every conceivable...

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” live-action movie poster

Five Nights at Freddy’s film adaptation aptly satisfies expectations of video game fans  

Annie Liu February 6, 2024

As night falls, five animatronics appear to awaken. As vengeful spirits, they roam an ‘80s pizzeria’s checkered floor, breaking the illusion of their kid-friendly appearance. Security cameras reveal...

Contrary to Asha and Valentino’s reactions, we were not at all impressed by ‘Wish’, which had nothing new to offer.  

Underwhelming ‘Wish’ reveals problem with traditional Disney formula

Amelia Chang and Annika Gho January 9, 2024

Disney’s “Wish” marks the studio’s 100th anniversary, serving as a culmination of its works in its century of existence. It seemed to be a big deal, and as such, many fans hoped it would be their...

‘The Hunger Games’ prequel subverts expectations through theatrical elements and great scriptwriting 

‘The Hunger Games’ prequel subverts expectations through theatrical elements and great scriptwriting 

Natalie Chua and Sanjoli Gupta December 11, 2023

Released and popularized in the beginning of the 2010s, “The Hunger Games” is a series of four movies set in a dystopian world where children fight to the death to entertain the Capital's citizens....

The best at-home movie snack: lemon popcorn

The best at-home movie snack: lemon popcorn

Sanjoli Gupta December 7, 2023

Picture this: It’s 9 p.m. and “Madame Secretary” is playing on your computer as you snuggle comfortably under the blanket ready to enjoy a relaxing evening, when a sudden stomach grumble pushes...

Jann Mardenborough, an unlikely racing champion, at the 24 hours at Le Mans.

‘Gran Turismo’ offers a stirring plot and exhilarating action scenes, making it a must-watch

Caitlin Stoiber October 16, 2023

It was a warm Friday evening when my older sister Elizabeth came home from the theater with her friends, her eyes shining with excitement. She couldn’t stop talking about how good this new movie was....

An exclusive poster given out to viewers in U.K. previews of the film, which was released publicly in U.K. theaters on Sept. 8, 2023.

‘Past Lives’ movie examines heartbreak in a creative and tragically beautiful way

Anthony Luo October 1, 2023

Spoiler alert: This review contains references to several key plot points. As the credits for “Past Lives” rolled, I silently processed what I had just experienced in the last hour and a half....

My concession stand essentials.

Confessions of a concession stand connoisseur 

Divya Vadlakonda May 22, 2023

For me, watching the silver screen at AMC Saratoga 14 is a magical experience, but one that is incomplete without a bag full of the best movie snacks. My go-to movie candy has always been Sour Patch...

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