“Godzilla vs. Kong” is a wild ride worth taking.

Ellis Chamberlin, Sports Editor
April 26, 2021

“Godzilla vs. Kong,” released on Mar. 31, 2021, thrills the audience with fist-pumping action scenes, and stunning special effects, ultimately including something for everyone. Monsters, zombie robots, sci-fi rocket ships, maritime vessels, reptiles, animal-human communication, and fictional worlds at the center of the Earth are all served up buffet-style. While sometimes shallow in plot, the movie...

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Chaos Walking brings a fast-paced dystopian world into a heartfelt narrative about human nature

Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 16, 2021

“Chaos Walking” released on Mar. 5, 2021, brings a fast-paced dystopian world into a heartfelt narrative about human nature. Dubbed as a rendition of Patrick Ness's 2008 novel, “The Knife of Never Letting Go,” fans of the book can’t help but feel as though the movie does not meet expectations. However, the short film features consistent plot twists and brief comedic scenes, creating a well-rounded...

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“No Man’s Land” deliverers a strong message of racial empathy amongst an exasperating build-up

Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 24, 2021

“No Man’s Land” released Jan. 22, 2021, takes an unconventional approach to address the immigration controversy prevalent along the Texas-Mexico border. Available on popular platforms Youtube and Amazon Prime, the film looks at the family lives of immigrants and Texans. It shows their varied perspectives regarding crossing the border and the social aspects that form prejudices around immigrants...

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Five fantastic multiplayer video games to play with your friends

Jack Long
February 24, 2021

Finding new games for your friend group to play and enjoy is often a struggle. The following is a list of five incredible video games of different genres that emphasize multiplayer gameplay. Not all of these are available to play on consoles but all are available on personal computers.   Sea of Thieves “Sea of Thieves” is a multiplayer action-adventure pirate game initially released...

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Pixar’s latest movie “Soul” explores the before life with a mixture of modern jazz, confusing storylines, and signature animation

Ellis Chamberlin, Sports Editor
February 1, 2021

“Soul,” released on Dec. 25, 2020, showcases a complicated plotline with few redeeming qualities, inevitably falling short given Pixar’s past box office successes. The animation delivers, but the ground-breaking storylines usually produced by Pixar disappoint with this film.   In the past 15 years since “Toy Story” debuted in 1995, 22 Pixar movies have been released with stand-outs like...

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New feel-good movie “The Prom:” provides heartwarming support to the LGBTQ+ community

Maddie Biegel, Podcast Producer
January 29, 2021

“The Prom,'' released Dec. 11, 2020 by Netflix is a heartwarming movie centered around acceptance for all. This uplifting movie is perfect for families and suitable for all ages. “The Prom'' is an interesting way of addressing LGBTQ+ issues that have  occurred in high schools for generations, seemingly unspoken issues until recently. The film is loosely based on a true story that addresses...

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New D.G. Cafe in downtown San Anselmo offers a sandwich menu that will make you melt at the first bite

Madie Butler
January 27, 2021

Defying Gravity (D.G.) Cafe, located on San Anselmo Avenue, shows a love for their community with locally sourced ingredients and cleverly named menu items.  The family-owned cafe opened in 2020, serving coffee, salad, and sandwiches. Hours of operation are  7 a.m. to 3 p.m,  Thursday through Saturday.  A cheery room greets customers with a pleasing black and white colour scheme. A grand window...

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Sloppy sequel “Wonder Woman 1984” fails precedent set by the original movie

Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 20, 2021

“Wonder Woman 1984,” (WW84) released Dec. 25, 2020, showcases a mediocre plotline and convoluted, unexplained scenes, leaving an overall sense of discontent among fans of the original film. “WW84” is the sequel to the film “Wonder Woman,” a tale of female empowerment that introduces Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) to the DC universe as she leaves her state of seclusion on the mystical island...

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Olivia Rodrigo’s hit song “Drivers License” is proof of a pop sensation in the making

Fiona Swan, Design Editor
January 14, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo is an American actress who is widely known for her appearance on the 2019 television series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” Throughout the show Rodrigo flaunted her musical talent, leading viewers to recognize her as more than just an actress. On Jan. 8, 2020, about a year after the show came out, Rodrigo released her debut single “Drivers License.” In less than...

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“After” sequel disappoints viewers by romanticizing toxic relationships

Fiona Swan, Design Editor
January 11, 2021

“After We Collided,” an unsatisfactory romance movie, released on Oct. 23, 2020 to Netflix, projects a passionate, yet toxic romance between an innocent small town college girl and an emotionally damaged “bad boy.” Produced by Anna Todd and Mario Celaya, the film uses mediocre acting that leaves the audience underwhelmed. Although it disappointed a majority of the audience, “After we Collided”...

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Aler Giffin, Brynn Galaich, and Jack Long
December 18, 2020

The staff of HS 1327 news has put together a compilation of what we presume to be the worst shark movies available. Jurassic Shark By Aler Giffin “Jurassic Shark,” released Apr. 20, 2012 should be taken to court for the violation of the eighth amendment: no cruel or unusual punishments. The film takes place at a lake where two girls and a quiver of art-stealing bandits are unexpecting victims as a prehistoric oversized shark, the megalodon, breaks out of its icy grave. The film includes...

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Aler Giffin, Alice Simenstad, Brynn Galaich, and Sophia Minutoli
December 16, 2020

This holiday season, the staff of High School 1327 News put together a list of our top eight recommended Christmas movies for you to enjoy. Let us know your favorite in the poll below. #8- It’s A Wonderful Life By Aler Giffin “It’s a Wonderful Life,” released Jan. 9. 1947, will forever be a classic. The plot depicts the life of George Bailey (James Stewart) as he goes through the ups and down of finding love and keeping his family's bank afloat in the early 1900s. This produces an overwhelming...

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