Avengers: End Game Review, Non-Spoiler Review Reply

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Gavin Lopez

Avengers: Endgame, is the 4th installment of the Avenger Movies and the 22nd Film in the MCU ( Marvel Cinematic Universe).

The film released on April 22nd, 2019 making an estimated $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office for its debut. It is currently the only film ever to cross the $1 billion mark for its debut. It is also the runner up of being the biggest film ever next to Avatar.

Endgame is also the longest Marvel movie ever coming in at 3 hours and 2 minutes, making it hard for many people who may need to use the restroom during the movie. ` More…

Endgame: Breaking Records Reply

Kirra Kirby

Marvel’s new movie Endgame which came out on April 22nd is now breaking worldwide records. The current top holder for the box office records is Avatar from 2009 with 2.789 billion dollars. The new movie already beat Titanic, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and Marvel’s past movie Avengers: Infinity War.

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Seussical Cast List Reply

Gwyndalynn Kent

As most know, if you read the previous Seussical article, Stacey’s West arts productions is doing Seussical the Musical as there spring show, and just a few weeks ago the cast list was announced.

Cat in the Hat: Avalyn Walton and Alexa Hartenberg

Jojo: Joshua Chang and Brandon Reyes

Horton: Nate Powell and Jacob Lesser

Cindy Lou Who: Aria M. and Cicily Tompson

Gertrude: Isabel Lesser and Sarah Davis

Mayzie: Alison Davis and Gwyn Kent More…

The ACM Awards in Case You Missed It 2

Ashley Wolfl

For all you country fans out there, you probably already knew about the ACM Awards. They were held on Sunday, April 7th at 8pm PDT. This was the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. They were hosted by Reba McEntire for the 16th time. The event was held at the beautiful Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

Reba is a wonderful host and had a lot of jokes to tell. She brought up the fact that it had recently snowed in Las Vegas saying “ It was so cold it froze us women out of entertainer of the year”. Later in the show, McEntire joked about some of the interesting duets in music now, many between country and hip-hop/pop artists. She joked that she and Cardi B would be making a song titled, “There’s No ‘U’ in Oklahoma and That’s Okuurrrtt with Me,” playing with Cardi’s infamous catchphrase.

The show opened with a performance by Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean, who preformed their hit “Can’t Hide Red”. More…

What Is This Rotten Tomatometer? 2

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Annabelle Lona

When it comes to movies, there is always that rotten Tomatometer percentage on it. Some might be thinking, “What is this rotten Tomatometer?” Well, here’s what this really means.

How about the origin of this meter? Rotten Tomatoes was supposed to launch on August 12th, 1998. However, Rotten Tomatoes officially launched April 1st, 2000, by 3 undergraduate students named Senh Duong, Patrick Y. Lee, and Stephen Wang. Duong’s goal was to “create a site where people can get access to reviews from a variety of critics in the U.S.”

This was originally made to be a spare time project. The meaning of a rotten tomato is to show a review of how much a person likes a certain movie. Rotten Tomatoes has been owned by Flixster since 2010. It was acquired by Warner Bros. in 2011, but in February of 2016, Rotten Tomatoes and its parent site Flixster were purchased by Comcast’s Fandango. Warner Bros. retained a minority stake in the merged entities, including Fandango. More…

Does the Genie Fit? Reply

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Disney’s first look at the new Aladdin movie, being released in May 2019 has shocked many of the viewers. It has been announced that Will Smith will be playing the genie. Viewers have been heated about this recent news. Many have been bashing the idea of the genie being misportrayed.

Social media is buzzing with the backlash on the first look. Many do not believe that Smith will portray the genie correctly. Stated on the BBC NEWS, Disney fans mock Will Smith’s Genie in Aladdin, fans have been tweeting statements like, “I’ll never sleep again and it’s all Will Smith’s fault.” Fans are hysterical that they would dare to make the genie Will Smith. Showing their disagreement, viewers are “making fun” with comments like, “It turns out that Will Smith’s Aladdin Genie will haunt my nightmares.” More…

Luke Perry’s Unexpected Death Reply

Isabella Gonzalez

Luke Perry was an American actor who was known for acting in Riverdale, Beverly Hills 90210, Buffy the vampire slayer, Jeremiah, and many more amazing shows and movies. He sadly passed on March 4th, 2019 from an unexpected stroke.

His most recent TV show that he was working on before he passed, was a very popular show called Riverdale. He played the role Fred Andrews as the father of Archie, one of the main characters. He got even more known after playing this role, and this devastated many fans of him when he passed.

He was at Saint Joseph Medical Center Burbank, Burbank, CA when he died. He was surrounded by his children, Jack and Sophie, fiance; Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife; Minnie Sharp; mother; Ane Bennet, step-father; Steve Bennet, brother; Tom Perry, sister; Amy Coder, and many other close family and friends.

Everyone in the acting world, as well as everyone else, was very devastated to hear what had happened. Luke was one of the best and most iconic actors of all time, he will forever be missed by many.

The Phantom of the Opera 1

Avalyn Walton

The most popular musical of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s magical creation, “The Phantom of the Opera” came to Huntington Beach. Academy of Performing Arts’ (or APA) Musical Theatre Department who performed the show throughout the month of March. 

There were six shows performed in total, on March 15-17, and March 22- 24. It was performed in Huntington Beach High School’s District Auditorium and Bell Tower.

Not only did “The Phantom of the Opera,” practically fill every seat, every night, but one of the people filling those seats was truly extraordinary. Believe it or not, the famous Michael Crawford, the original “Phantom” himself, went to see the incredible show. More…

Adpocalypse 11

Gavin Lopez

YouTube.com is a video sharing, a social media platform that most people in today’s digital age are familiar with. Your mom and even grandparents have most likely heard of YouTube. YouTube is very successful, they make revenue from advertising that also allows the people who create videos (often referred to as YouTubers)  make money through a program called Adsense earnings when ads are enabled on their videos.

A lot of active social media users and general users of the app may be aware that YouTube videos can be demonetized unfairly and wrongfully done. They can appeal demonetization but still, it may take some time.

This is all due to the adpocalypse that arose in March of 2017 and ended in May after a scandal that caused many sponsors and advertisers to withdraw from YouTube and to boycott the website. Even after the “adpocalypse” though the effects still lingered with a rampant copyright bot made by YouTube that would unfairly demonetize YouTubers.

You might be wondering by now what “Adpocalypse” means. It refers to how all the ads on YouTube were mostly withdrawn and taken away from YouTubers, which can be a big deal for bigger YouTubers that rely on ads for their daily income. Because the bigger channels creators have most likely made YouTube their main and only source of income, when the ads started going away, it caused a panic on the site and the term the “adpocalypse” was coined. More…

Top Ten Billboard Songs This Week 2

Isabella Gonzalez and Kirra Kirby

1-” Eastside”-  Benny Blanco, Halsey, and Khalid

“Eastside” was written by Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, Ed Sheeran, and Nathan Perez. The song and the music video released on July 12th, 2018. This song got so popular it became top 10 in Ireland, Australia, Scotland, New Zealand, and the US.

2 –  “Without Me”- Halsey

“Without Me” is a song by American singer Halsey. The song was released through Capitol Records on October 4, 2018. The song was written about the regrets Halsey had after a romantic relationship she previously had.

3 – “Thank U Next” – Ariana Grande

Thank U, Next”  is a song by singer Ariana Grande, released as the lead single from her fifth studio album. Lyrically, the song reflects on Grande’s past relationships. Like her past fiance Pete Davidson.

4 –  “Sunflower” – Post Malone

“Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”, more commonly known simply as “Sunflower”, is a song performed by American rappers Post Malone and Swae Lee for the soundtrack to the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The song was released as a single on October 18, 2018. It became Malone’s third and Lee’s first song as the top the Billboard Hot 100. More…