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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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Jason Zheng

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

Jason Zheng is currently a junior and an aspiring reporter and writer. He is also a budding animal activist and an avid fan of video games, primarily the Kingdom Hearts series.

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Civil War highlights Captain America and Iron Mans rivalry and relationship, changing the Avengers forever.

‘Captain America: Civil War’ is one of Marvel’s greatest films

May 10, 2016

Disney and Marvel Studios have done it once again. "Captain America: Civil War," released May 6, is the latest superhero movie since "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." While "Batman v. Superman"...

The Huntsman: Winters War suffers from low characterization and an incoherent plot.

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ feels unnecessary

April 25, 2016

(This post contains spoilers for “Snow White and the Huntsman”) When I watched "Snow White and the Huntsman" years ago, I thought it was so bad it didn't deserve to have a sequel. I was wrong. "The...

Gods Not Dead 2 suffers from clunky storytelling and a conspicuous absence of character development.

‘God’s Not Dead 2’ is terribly bad

April 13, 2016

At first glance, "God's Not Dead 2," released on April 1, seems to be an intriguing court case story. But in reality, it's a dull, two-hour long slog that was barely watchable. The film followed AP...

Allegiant shows a more dynamic plot and more believable characters, but it still suffers from some  cliche storytelling tropes.

‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’ is a great follow-up

March 22, 2016

** Contains spoilers ** Since "Insurgent" was lackluster in my opinion, I had low expectations for this third film of the "Divergent" series. But "Allegiant" proved to be a much better sequel, and...

Zootopia holds a powerful story and relatable characters.

‘Zootopia’ is highly relatable

March 7, 2016

Walt Disney Animation Studios has successfully done it again. "Zootopia," released on March 4, was Disney's latest animated film. It seemed to be a cute movie, but like "Frozen" and "Big Hero 6" before...

Risen may have interesting characters and perspectives in the form of Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), but the films source material makes it somewhat of a bore to watch.

‘Risen’ presents a new side of a familiar story

February 22, 2016

You may think you already know the stories behind Jesus' resurrection. But think again. "Risen," released on Feb. 19, was yet another story of the events following the resurrection of Jesus Christ....

Kung Fu Panda 3 boasts a powerful story, an amazing soundtrack, and gorgeous settings.

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ kicks off with a bang

February 8, 2016

"Kung Fu Panda 3," released on Jan. 29, was the third film of DreamWorks Animations' "Kung Fu Panda" series. It was the series' magnum opus indeed. When Master Shifu (voiced by Dustin Hoffman) announced...

Ride Along 2 may have plenty of jokes to keep audiences chortling in their seats, but it suffers from overuse of jokes and a predictable plot.

‘Ride Along 2’ threatens to burst funny bones

January 25, 2016

“Ride Along 2,” released on Jan. 15, is the sequel to “Ride Along” and an action cop comedy. It has plenty of laughs and action throughout. After an infiltration of a car deal goes awry thanks...

This young boy is one of the many refugees that endlessly seek sanctuary in Europe.

Syrian refugee crisis met with caution at Carlmont

January 11, 2016

A picture of a young boy wearing a red T-shirt and blue jeans, drowned on a beach, has circulated the Internet and has been ingrained into memory. The boy, Aylan Kurdi, is one of millions of Syrian...

The Shannara Chronicles boasts plenty of action, an epic score, and potential to succeed Game of Thrones.

‘The Shannara Chronicles’ may be the next ‘Game of Thrones’

January 11, 2016

When "The Shannara Chronicles" premiered on Jan. 5, it was toted as a worthy follow-up to HBO’s "Game of Thrones." While the two series do bear a similar fantasy-drama genre, "The Shannara Chronicles"...

The Good Dinosaur may have a simple title, but it has a strong and emotional story.

‘The Good Dinosaur’ is better than it sounds

December 7, 2015

Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur," released Nov. 25, was released in time for Thanksgiving. It delivers a good story on family and trust. Set in an alternate timeline in which the asteroid that wiped out...

Spectre has the necessary ingredients and more to make a great James Bond movie.

‘Spectre’ is as eerie as its namesake

November 15, 2015

"Spectre," released Nov. 6, is the latest film in the "James Bond" series. It is emotionally deep in its story. Daniel Craig returns as 007, who is on an unofficial mission in Mexico City. After a fiasco...

‘Bridge of Spies’ is not your typical spy flick

November 4, 2015

Based on its title, “Bridge of Spies,” released on Oct. 9, first seemed like it was going to be a typical spy movie. However, this movie stood out from the "James Bond" series and other films in its...

Is ‘The Last Witch Hunter’ the perfect Halloween thriller?

October 29, 2015

“The Last Witch Hunter,” released on Oct. 23, was released just in time for Halloween. However, I feel that this movie was probably rushed in order to make the release date, since the story and character...

The cast of The Scorch Trials promotes the film at ComicCon.

‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ is on fire

October 2, 2015

"The Scorch Trials" is the second movie of James Dashner's popular "Maze Runner" trilogy. Despite being the middle of the trilogy, it is surprisingly better than the first movie, "The Maze Runner." It...

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