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“The Cloverfield Paradox:” Explosive Premiere Fails to Spark

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2018

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. ...

New Flix on Netflix: Black Mirror

Ariana Ortiz, Co-News & Entertainment Editor

January 24, 2018

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 “...

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

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

January 24, 2018

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 whol...

New Flix on Netflix: “She’s Gotta Have It”

Chyna Davis, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Spike Lee has an immaculate comeback with his Netflix series, “She’s Gotta Have It.” Lee, who created the original film, “She’s Gotta Have It” in 1986, decided to reinvent and modernize main character, Nola Darlin...

New Flix on Netflix: Mudbound

Samantha DeNinno, Assistant Entertainment Editor

December 6, 2017

Empathy and the power of perception. “Mudbound,” which recently premiered on Netflix, expertly navigates both of these powerful emotions through the brilliant direction of Dee Rees and against the backdrop of race relations ...

TV Review: “Stranger Things 2”

Anika Seoparson, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2017

  Just in time for Halloween, Season 2 of Netflix’s hit series, "Stranger Things," was released on Friday, Oct. 27. The season picks up in October 1984, a year after Will Byers’s initial disappearance to the Upside Dow...

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