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MOVIE REVIEW: “Happy Anniversary”

| April 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Happy Anniversary”

I can’t deny my occasional guilty pleasure in watching a good romantic comedy. Unfortunately, it often seems Hollywood follows the same outline for every romantic comedy released, complete with the same generic cute couple, how they meet-cute and subsequently fall in love. Netflix’s new quirky, offbeat comedy “Happy Anniversary,” written and directed by Jared Stern, […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Altered Carbon’ is glorified and pulpy sci-fi fodder with little lasting substance

| March 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Altered Carbon’ is glorified and pulpy sci-fi fodder with little lasting substance

From creator Laeta Kalogridis, who has penned scripts for everything from bold psycho-thrillers like 2010’s “Shutter Island” to more lackluster endeavors like 2015’s “Terminator Genisys,” comes the writer’s first major leap into television with her ambitious adaptation, “Altered Carbon.” Blazing forward with an enigmatic cyberpunk aesthetic to rival that of “Blade Runner,” the latest series to hit the […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Seven Seconds’ – Season 1

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Seven Seconds’ – Season 1

Spoiler Warning for all episodes of “Seven Seconds.” I have never been so thoroughly satisfied, yet completely disappointed, after finishing a series as when the credits of the new Netflix original series “Seven Seconds” flashed across my screen. Released Feb. 23, “Seven Seconds,” follows a family’s fight for justice against a police coverup surrounding the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Ritual’ is some shell-shocking indie horror

| February 11, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Ritual’ is some shell-shocking indie horror

Everyone right now is talking about how Netflix shocked the world with their surprise drop of “The Cloverfield Paradox” immediately after the Super Bowl last Sunday, but it indeed cast a large shadow over any of the Netflix releases coming out in the near future. Whether it be their original series “Altered Carbon,” or their […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘One Day at a Time’ – Season 2

| February 3, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘One Day at a Time’ – Season 2

In a time when multi-camera sitcoms seem to be dying, Netflix’s “One Day at a Time” is a shining beacon in the television landscape that revitalizes the genre. This re-imagining of the classic CBS series is a hilarious and heartwarming tale of a Cuban-American family dealing with a plethora of relatable issues. This is a […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The End of the F***ing World’ – Season 1

| January 12, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘The End of the F***ing World’ – Season 1

Minor spoiler warning for the eight-episode first season of “The End of the F***ing World.” Surprising, endearing and stunning are the first three words that pop into my head when I think about this series. Originally airing in the United Kingdom on Channel 4, “The End of the F***ing World” was released internationally on Netflix […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ revels in the unnerving echoes of war

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ revels in the unnerving echoes of war

Marking the fifth character to gain their own solo series aboard the Netflix-Marvel vessel, a collaboration that has given comic-book fans a mostly-satisfying peek inside the darker realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Marvel’s The Punisher” rolled in with guns blazing and its humanity to bare as it delved into the haunting affairs of ex-Marine-turned-vigilante […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mudbound’ is a stirring American epic set against a profoundly resonant backdrop

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mudbound’ is a stirring American epic set against a profoundly resonant backdrop

From indie filmmaker Dee Rees, most known for her acclaimed coming-of-age drama in 2011’s “Pariah,” comes the stirring period piece of American values and racial tension in “Mudbound.” Cropping up on the streaming service that’s been overtaking the small screen with ambitious bouts of critically-acclaimed original content for the past few years, Netflix’s latest venture […]

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The Homecoming King Comes to Campus

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Homecoming King Comes to Campus

Photos by Leysha Caraballo. On April 29 of this year, the first Muslim comedian to host the White House Correspondent’s Dinner took the stage. He was following in the footsteps of a number of America’s most popular comedians, including Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and the man who made him famous, Jon Stewart. Of course, this […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Stranger Things’ – Season 2

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Stranger Things’ – Season 2

Spoiler Warning for the first and second seasons of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” Things get strange again with the debut of the sequel season to the hit Netflix original series “Stranger Things.” In the summer of 2016, Matt and Ross Duffer quietly released an eight-episode series that would go on to become one of Netflix’s most […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Mindhunter’- Season 1

| October 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Mindhunter’- Season 1

The new Netflix original series “Mindhunter,” by creator Joe Penhall, follows FBI Special Agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Special Agent Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) as they plunge deep into the minds of serial killers. Holden and Bill interview multiple serial killers throughout the series in an attempt to better understand why they committed their […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Death Note’ runs its potential quickly out the door

| August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Death Note’ runs its potential quickly out the door

From director Adam Wingard, who’s been steadily dipping his talents into the horror genre with his independent ventures in ‘The Guest’ and ‘Blair Witch,’ comes what’s been deemed as a dark fantasy thriller in ‘Death Note.’ While its fantasy elements are surely present, taking influence from the manga of the same name, the thrills never […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ unites a superhero quartet worthy of its name

| August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ unites a superhero quartet worthy of its name

From the dawn of Marvel’s reign on the streaming service of Netflix back in 2015 with the critically-acclaimed ‘Daredevil’ series, the studio of super-powered heroes and lighthearted big-screen action has since crafting one of their darkest and most compelling corners in their collective television series following ‘Daredevil.’ Moving quickly from ninjas and blind lawyers to the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘What Happened to Monday’ is a devilishly savvy indie sci-fi thriller

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘What Happened to Monday’ is a devilishly savvy indie sci-fi thriller

Noomi Rapace hasn’t quite gotten the attention she completely deserves. While she was the acclaimed lead of the original Swedish “Millennium” trilogy as the titular Lisbeth Salander, and went on to large roles in films such as “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and the lead role in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus,” she has been noticeably […]

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