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“Cloverfield” fails to Impress

John Chavez

February 13, 2018


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In an interesting move, the long-brewing "The Cloverfield Paradox," directed by Julius Onah, debuted on Netflix recently. Perhaps it was a sign of the production studio's unbelief in the film's success. In the end it was a smart decision, as the movie unfortunately did not hold up to the standards s...

A Futile and Stupid Gesture

Bianca Martinez

January 29, 2018


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It is safe to say that all of us have seen at least one National Lampoon flick be it a quick snip-it of "Animal House" on TV while channel surfing or a portion of Caddyshack that you vaguely remember watching."A Futile and Stupid Gesture" is a Netflix original that centers on the life of Doug Kenney, c...

Love Filters Hate

Karina Quiran-Juarez

January 21, 2018


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"Love, Hate & Other Filters" by Samira Ahmed is a compelling young adult debut that balances heartwarming contemporary moments with the honest and sadly all too current issue of Islamophobia.Told through a first person point of view, the reader gets to know Maya Aziz, a 17-year old Indian Muslim-Am...

‘The End of the F***ing World’ for cliche teens

Carmelita Islas Mendez

January 16, 2018


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Netflix’s British comedy "The End of the F***ing World" is a prime example of shows who use teenage angst as a peg. A show with teenage angst is nothing new or interesting, if anything that makes a show boring and cliche.How does the show overcome this? Great character development that explains and ...

Knightfall is a must see

Nicholas Johnson

December 14, 2017


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Knightfall is a new series that premiered on Dec. 6 on History.The full time cast features:Tom Cullen as Larry, who is the leader of the Knights Templar and a veteran of the Crusades.Sam Hazeldine as Godfrey, Masters of the Templars, mentor and father figure to Larry.Padraic Delaney as Gawain, formerly the greatest Tem...

Black Ink Crew is back and better than ever

Nicholas Johnson

December 14, 2017


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Black Ink Crew: New York returned for their 6th season on Dec. 6 on VH1.The full time cast features:Ceasar Emanuel: The only original cast member is known for Dutchess Lattimore's ex-boyfriend and a fling of Karlie Redd, who stars on Love and Hip Hop AtlantaSky Days: Promoted to the main cast in season thr...

Twilight Los Angeles 1992 rivals reality

Benjamin Garcia

December 5, 2017


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There are plays such as Romeo and Juliet that are too fantastic to be believable; then there are some such as Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 ( written by Anna Deavere Smith and Directed by Brandt Reiter) that are to real to be beautiful.In short, the play currently being put on by the theater arts depart...

Netflix finally meets The Punisher

Erik Estrada

November 25, 2017


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Marvels Netflix series continues to expand as the long-awaited gruesome anti-hero. The Punisher finally arrived on Nov.17. A continuation of Marvel Netflix comic book series following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist is more difficult to tell since the current climate of mass shootings...

Lady Dynamite season two loses plot

Benjamin Garcia

November 15, 2017


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Netflix dropped season two of the hit original series Lady Dynamite starring comedian Maria Bamford -- which is carried solely by her strings of bits and celebrity cameos.Whether it was on purpose or by accident, the final episode's title, "Little Manila," may or may not be a double entendre for hypom...

Real Housewives of Atlanta starts the season off great with fresh storylines

Nicholas Johnson

November 7, 2017


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The Real Housewives of Atlanta returned for their 10th season on Nov. 5th. on Bravo.The full time cast features six women:NeNe Leakes, who is an original cast member, starred on this show the first, then left after a season and returned full-time for season 10, she is known for her outspoken persona...

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