the Paly Voice

Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
Friday, July 1, 2016

Reviews

  • “Captain America: Civil War” is basically “Avengers 2.5”

    Based off of a Marvel comic of the same name, “Civil War” revolves around the the growing rift between Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans). As the situation escalates, their friends are forced to choose sides and fight.

    Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Captain America (Chris Evans), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olson) and the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) make up Captain America's team in 'Captain America: Civil War.' Photo: © 2016-Marvel Studios
  • ‘The Big Short’ does not quite hit the jackpot

    “The Big Short” is a typical Wall Street film, with all the bells and whistles that you’d expect to accompany it. It is also a film that garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Picture for its distinct flair and method of storytelling.

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  • ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is total chaos at its finest

    Behind all the glorious, exhilarating fun of “Mad Max: Fury Road” is something deeper—a message of resilience and honor in the face of the total collapse of civilization, with a distinctly feminist flavor—which is what makes it a strong Best Picture contender.

    Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron star in George Miller's action flick "Mad Max: Fury Road." The movie has been nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects and Best Production Design
  • Madrigals is fit for royalty

    The annual Madrigals Feaste brought medieval life to the stage at Jordan Middle School this past weekend. A staple in the choirs’ annual concerts, Madrigals featured creative songs and a comedic plotline.

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  • Review: Adele’s “25” suggests depth beyond “Hello”

    A phenomenal singer-songwriter whose accolades extend beyond Grammy Awards, Academy Awards and world records, Adele Adkins is no stranger to success. With her latest record “25” – released Nov. 20 – she creates a stepping-stone to further recognition on the charts, the radio and at award shows around the world.

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  • Album Review: Logic impresses in “The Incredible True Story”

    Logic’s sophomore album “The Incredible True Story” displays the rapper’s lyrical creativity and seamless flow, all the while digging deep into his personal life.

    Logic's album cover for "The Incredible True Story". Photo by iTunes.
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