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Curated Collections: Underrated Netflix Gems for Winter Break

Curated Collections: Underrated Netflix Gems for Winter Break

Asia Cureton, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018


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When most people think of Netflix, they think of the shows and films with large cult followings like “Stranger Things,”  “Black Mirror” and “Orange is the New Black.” However, there are some more obscure films and TV shows that deserve just as much recognition and praise. "Wentwor...

More Sugary Than Your Holiday Starbucks

More Sugary Than Your Holiday Starbucks

Cara Yesko, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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Netflix has yet again whipped up a Christmas original movie and this time, it’s a sugary concoction that plays on the doppelgänger and princess themes that Hollywood loves so much. It’s called “The Princess Switch” and features the beloved former Disney star, Vanessa Hudgens, as the double ...

Netflix’s “Big Mouth” Has Actually Gotten Better

Netflix’s “Big Mouth” Has Actually Gotten Better

Nia Douglas, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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“Big Mouth’s” second season has propelled the show into the esteemed ranks of adult cartoon classics such as “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons.” “Big Mouth,” created by comedians Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg, is a fictional portrayal of the creators’ early teen years.  The pr...

“The Haunting of Hill House:” Classic Story With New Spin

“The Haunting of Hill House:” Classic Story With New Spin

Eduardo Alfonzo, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


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With Halloween around the corner, everyone is in the mood for something scary to watch. Once again, Netflix has provided us with great content: “The Haunting of Hill House.” Made by the creators of the Netflix film “Gerald’s Game,” another great piece from Netflix, “The Haunting of Hill Hou...

“Nappily Ever After” and the Connection Between Hair and Identity

“Nappily Ever After” and the Connection Between Hair and Identity

Destinee Scott, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018


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The wait is finally over. On Sept. 21, Netflix released the much-anticipated new Sanaa Lathan movie, “Nappily Ever After,” based on the book of the same name by Trisha Thomas published in 2000. In the romantic comedy, Lathan, who plays the main character Violet Jones, appears to be the perfect w...

Is Sierra Burgess Really a Loser?

Is Sierra Burgess Really a Loser?

Cecelia Germain, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


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After browsing endlessly through Netflix categories; trying to find something to indulge my interest, I finally came across the perfect movie: “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.” This piqued my interest because it is about two girls who use their strengths to help allure their crushes. One girl, Si...

The Dragon Prince, a charming yet beautiful addition to Netflix

The Dragon Prince, a charming yet beautiful addition to Netflix

Eduardo Alfonzo, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


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At first, “The Dragon Prince” seems like a typical fantasy show that had taken cues from the worlds of “Lord of the Rings” and “Game of Thrones” with an unique art style. However, through great voice acting, good pacing and a handful of memorable scenes, “The Dragon Prince” is another wel...

Netflix Bakes Up A Winner

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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Have you ever seen those baking pictures on Instagram or Twitter where people try to recreate something they saw on Pinterest and fail epically? You may be wondering how you went from this seemingly simple emoji cake to a yellow blob that’ll give you nightmares. Well, Netflix’s new original show, “Nail...

Meet the New “Queer Eye”

Ariana Ortiz, Features Editor

February 14, 2018


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“Queer Eye,” a new Netflix original series which became available to stream Feb. 7, is a reboot of Bravo’s hit show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” which premiered in 2003. The premise of the show is fairly simple: a group of five gay men — each with an area of expertise such as decor, fas...

“The Cloverfield Paradox:” Explosive Premiere Fails to Spark

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2018


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J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures’ “Cloverfield” franchise, also known as the “Cloververse” among fans, is undoubtedly one of the most unique film franchises currently saturating the movie franchise market. The first two films — 2008’s “Cloverfield” and 2016’s “10 Clov...

New Flix on Netflix: Black Mirror

Ariana Ortiz, Co-News & Entertainment Editor

January 24, 2018


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The fourth season of Charlie Brooker’s “Black Mirror”— a series often compared to The Twilight Zone—starts strongly, but is so mired in its own past that it is prevented from being interesting.   The season opens with “USS Callister,” the story of a sadistic man and the virtual world...

New Flix on Netflix: “The End of the F***ing World”

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

January 24, 2018


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Netflix just keeps raising the bar. They’re supposedly making their library 50 percent original content. I say that’s a blessing, as their original films and series tend to offer more edge and genuine originality than a whole lot of what we see at the theater nowadays. “The End of the F***ing W...

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