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Melanie Martinez’s K-12 journey and album, brought to life in theaters

Melanie Martinez’s K-12 journey and album, brought to life in theaters
My thoughts on the new album and movie, by famous singer Melanie Martinez
September 10, 2019

Nearly four years after her debut album Crybaby was released, Melanie Martinez makes her entrance back into the musical world with the release of a new album and movie. K-12 was released last Thursday,...

This was the best book of my summer

This was the best book of my summer
It’ll give you laughs, tears, existential questioning, the whole shabang
September 3, 2019

ARE YOU READY to hear about the best book of my summer? Drumroll, please! *badumbadumbadumbadum* I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. This book was recommended to me by a friend who isn’t...

I’m about due for a few reviews, huh?

I'm about due for a few reviews, huh?
The school year is starting back up again, which means the return of my TV and movie reviews for The Mav
August 21, 2019

This summer was full of new and exciting TV shows and movies, and I briefly reviewed some of them here for you to read. I’m excited to keep reviewing movies for The Mav, and this upcoming year is packed...

Netflix shelves the gruesome murders of Ted Bundy, and focuses more on the life of his girlfriend and his time in court in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”, streaming now

Netflix shelves the gruesome murders of Ted Bundy, and focuses more on the life of his girlfriend and his time in court in
Zac Efron portrays a seeming “loveable” and “charming” Bundy, that has you believing in his innocence up until the end where his true “shocking” criminality is revealed
May 14, 2019

This is not your typical serial killer movie. Although not much murder or gore shown, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile still proves to be entertaining and very informative. It shows how the life...

Us captured the intensity and scares any horror movie aims for while still building up its characters and moving an original story along

Us captured the intensity and scares any horror movie aims for while still building up its characters and moving an original story along
Jordan Peele meets the mark again with another fantastic horror movie that exceeded all my expectations
April 11, 2019

Adelaide Wilson (played by Lupita Nyong’o) goes on a family vacation to Santa Cruz, where strange coincidences create odd hints back to her childhood. She starts to sense something dark and sinister...

Brie Larson brings the most powerful female superhero to the big screen in Captain Marvel

Brie Larson brings the most powerful female superhero to the big screen in Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel blasts her way past all enemies, and proves herself to be more powerful than any other Avenger on screen
April 4, 2019

Caution: Spoilers lay ahead. Captain Marvel, an airforce pilot gifted powers after her plane crashes, is the latest addition to team Avengers, and she’s full of surprises that will have you in awe...

“The Rest of Us Just Live Here” is the book for everyone who isn’t the Chosen One

“The Rest of Us Just Live Here” is a hilarious but touching story of the kids on the sideline of a typical teen fantasy.
April 1, 2019

“The indie kids, huh? You’ve got them at your school, too. That group with the cool-geek haircuts and the thrift shop clothes and names from the fifties. Nice enough, never mean, but always the ones...

Greta is a fresh take on stalker-thriller movies, and kicks off the 2019 “year of horror” just right.

Greta is a fresh take on stalker-thriller movies, and kicks off the 2019 “year of horror” just right.
A small cast manages to fill the audience with terror, while still managing to tell a moving and interesting story.
March 15, 2019

Greta takes the sweetness of new friendships and twists it into a psychotic thriller after Greta, a lonely, “innocent”, widow, lures in Frances with her “lost purse” and tries to be her friend....

Me and you and a book review

Me and you and a book review
“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is a hilarious book that stands apart from traditional YA
March 5, 2019

“Thank [goodness] that this book is over.” -an actual quote from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. Our main character, Greg Gaines, is constantly criticizing his own book. And everything...

Get Out and A Quiet Place are two of the best horror movies of the past years, and here’s why

Get Out and A Quiet Place are two of the best horror movies of the past years, and here's why
Jordan Peele and John Krasinski made horror masterpieces, and I'm here to break down why they were so great.
February 14, 2019

*SPOILERS AHEAD* A Quiet Place (2018) and Get Out (2017) were the most talked about horror movies of the 2017/18 year. In fact, according to Rotten Tomatoes, Get Out was the highest rated movie in ‘17...

Romance, rebellion, and feminism: the perfect combination… right?

Romance, rebellion, and feminism: the perfect combination... right?
Read “Grace and Fury” to find out.
February 11, 2019

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart is the story of two sisters: Serina and Nomi. Serina has been trained her whole life to become a Grace, which is basically a glorified concubine of their country’s ruler,...

This is the girl-power book for all of us

This is the girl-power book for all of us
Got insecurities? Read “Dumplin’” by Julie Murphy.
February 2, 2019

Do you have something about your body you wish you could change? If you said no, you’re probably lying. If you said yes, you aren’t alone. (Warning: This review contains surplus amounts of cheesiness.)...

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