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Now Streaming: “The Legend of Cocaine Island”

Now Streaming: “The Legend of Cocaine Island”

Shaolin Barid, Contributing Writer

April 3, 2019


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The Netflix original documentary, “The Legend of Cocaine Island,” which aired last Friday, March 29, tells of a true wild west story that emerged in a 15-20 year old tale of buried treasure in the island of Culebra in Puerto Rico, estimated to be worth about two million dollars. With a fa...

Netflix’s “Queer Eye”

Netflix’s “Queer Eye”

Erin Sakalis, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


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When it was first announced that “Queer Eye” would premiere as a reboot on Netflix, many noticed the omission of “For the Straight Guy” from the original Bravo title, “Queer Eye For the Straight Guy.” This distinction implied that the show would no longer feature makeovers strictly restricted t...

Netflix’s Deadly Art: “Velvet Buzzsaw”

Netflix’s Deadly Art: “Velvet Buzzsaw”

Alexis Gaskin, Assistant News Editor

February 6, 2019


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What can be best described as the Hope Diamond curse meets the art world; the Netflix Original, “Velvet Buzzsaw,” is a weird and intense story of the egotistical and money hungry people behind the scenes of the art industry. Simply put, the characters in this film meet the deadly and graphic d...

Netflix and Hulu Release Competing Fyre Festival Documentaries

Netflix and Hulu Release Competing Fyre Festival Documentaries

Anna McFillin, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2019


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Netflix and Hulu both released their own documentaries on what really happened at the Fyre Festival on the island of Great Exuma in April of 2017. From a viral picture on Twitter of cheese and bread sandwiches to numerous Instagram posts of the tragic campsite with tiny white tents on gravel, ...

“Sex Education” Offers Lesson Few Shows Have Taught

“Sex Education” Offers Lesson Few Shows Have Taught

Sydney Bembry, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2019


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Netflix has audiences glued to their computer screens once again with their latest original hit, “Sex Education.” Starring Asa Butterfield, most known for his roles in “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo,” the show follows Butterfield’s Otis, son of two sex therapists...

What “Bandersnatch” Means for the Future of Film

What “Bandersnatch” Means for the Future of Film

Olivia M. Mathon, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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Throughout the 21st century, monumental strides have been taken in the film industry in order to innovate and create the next big phenomenon. Reworking classics, creating interactive films or different streaming opportunities have led us to question the future of film and exactly what it will bring....

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...

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