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‘The Land of Steady Habits’ displays habits that are all too realistic

Elizabeth Corcoles

September 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Netflix's original movie, “The Land of Steady Habits,” is filled with mediocre acting, but realistic scenarios in a higher end middle-class family.The movie revolves around Anders Hill, played by Ben Mendelsohn, who portrays a wealthy, newly-retired divorcee who's going through a midlife...

Netflix’s ‘Atypical’ Season 2 keeps getting better and better!

Karen Miramontes, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Netflix's newest season of "Atypical" focuses on the importance of becoming independent and surrounding yourself with people that care about you. The uniqueness of the series is about the main character, a teenage boy with autism, Sam Gardner, played by Keir Gilchrist, as he navigates through life,...

Netflix’s ‘The After Party’ is a complete miss

Marilyn Parra, Staff Writer

August 28, 2018


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Buzzfeed isn’t just a site for rubbish

Elizabeth Corcoles, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 25, 2018


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Buzzfeed’s new documentary series on Netflix, “Follow This,” is thought provoking and gives us an insight on issues that marginalized people deal with on a daily basis and are not entirely covered in mainstream media. While you’d expect for a Buzzfeed series to be full of nonsense information...

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” the cute, sappy little rom-com

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” the cute, sappy little rom-com

Elizabeth Corcoles, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 19, 2018


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"To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before", Netflix’s original film, is a sappy romance story with a few rough patches along the way, but delivers a rom-com. Although the film is a bit dramatic, it is worth the watch on a lazy Saturday afternoon. The film in itself has a colorful soundtrack. With...

‘Dear White People’ is only offensive if you’re racist

Elizabeth Corcoles

May 8, 2018


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Netflix’s returning series, "Dear White People" revolves around six African-American students attending an elite college who reveal their college is not so post-racial. The series is timely and does an excellent job depicting people who aren't of color being ignorant and when it comes to cultur...

Netflix’s ‘Anon’ is a lukewarm cautionary tale of privacy

Carlos Martinez

May 8, 2018


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Director, screenwriter and producer Andrew Niccol is no stranger when it comes to creating high concept films that answer the "what-if" questions people ask themselves when they are inebriated on good times. He showcased the idea of a society with its caste system based on genes in the film "Gattaca"...

Pass on Netflix’s ‘The Week of’

John Chavez

May 1, 2018


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Netflix has recently debut their newest title, Robert Smigel’s “The Week of," and though it may seem as a good way to pass the time, Netflix users may be better off scrolling to the next title if they really want to enjoy themselves. The movie is a comedy directed by Smigel and stars Ada...

A Futile and Stupid Gesture

Bianca Martinez

January 29, 2018


Filed under College Life, Movies, Reviews

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...

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

Carmelita Islas Mendez

January 16, 2018


Filed under College Life, Movies, Reviews

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 ...

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