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Netflix’s Cinematic Rebranding Takes Off

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

This past week, Netflix released five of its most high-profile films for the year as a part of their new-and-improved subversive fall lineup that’s aiming to make the streaming service an admirable platform for high-profile respected mature cinema. Most notably, this line-up strives to include a diverse-range...

‘Venom’ lacks vision

‘Venom’ lacks vision

Michael Edicola, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Sitting in a packed theater on a Saturday evening, I shuffled my way to my seat with a tub of popcorn and an ICEE in hand. On my left was a child no older than 10-years old, and to my right was a father who didn’t know what a whisper was. I was in the perfect theater for the hit blockbuster of this...

What’s Fresh on Netflix

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

The much anticipated second season of the adult coming-of-age comedy premiered on Net ix on Oct. 5. The semi-autobiographical show from comedy writers and real-life childhood best friends Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg follow animated versions of their younger selves as they deal with the ho...

Gosling and Chazelle pilot ‘First Man’ toward success

Gosling and Chazelle pilot ‘First Man’ toward success

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“First Man” is the second collaboration between director Damien Chazelle and actor Ryan Gosling. Chazelle initially broke onto the scene with “Whiplash”, which picked up three Oscars back in 2014. He followed that up with “La La Land” in 2016, which became a phenomenon. Two years later he’s...

‘Better Call Saul:’ Gripping fourth season ends with a foreboding look ahead

‘Better Call Saul:’ Gripping fourth season ends with a foreboding look ahead

Daniel Schirmer, Copy Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Many fans of “Breaking Bad” were skeptical upon hearing news in 2013 that a prequel following criminal lawyer Saul Goodman was in the works. In the world of TV, it’s not uncommon for spin-offs and prequels to fail miserably and spell ruin for the legacy of their source material. However, after...

‘Forever’ is inventive, worthwhile watch

‘Forever’ is inventive, worthwhile watch

Samuel Rahman, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

After 13 years of fishing trips and mundane dinners, would you attempt to shake up your life with something new? Could you leave someone you truly love due to the monotony of your life together? Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen answer these questions in the new Amazon Video show “Forever” as married...

A star is born…again

A star is born…again

Katelyn Henslin, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Showcase

Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, “A Star is Born” proves how compelling a love story can be. This is is the third remake of the original 1937 “A Star is Born” with Janet Gaynor. In 1954 the story was told with Judy Garland, again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand, and now with Lady Gaga and...

“The Sisters Brothers” breathes life into dusty Wild West

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

The Western was the most popular genre of film in the Golden Age of Hollywood. It’s what film scholars relate to how superhero films are treated in this day and age. As with most cinematic trends, the Western faded and, with the exception of a few films from acclaimed filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino...

What’s Fresh on HBO

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

              The Shape of Water One of the most popular films this award season, “The Shape of Water” has finally landed on HBO. Set in Baltimore in the1960s, a top secret research facility is holding in captivity a strange amphibi...

Michael Moore’s impassioned battle cry

Michael Moore’s impassioned battle cry

Michael Brzezinski, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Election Night 2016 remains one of the most shocking moments in contemporary American history almost two years later. One is still able to vividly recall watching TV that night and seeing the Hillary supporters tearfully look upon the election results as Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” plays among...

“The House with a Clock in its Walls” is fun but forgettable

“The House with a Clock in its Walls”  is fun but forgettable

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

The problem with having a six-foot tall poster of an unreleased movie on your wall, is that if the movie stinks, you have to take it down. Luckily, “The House with a Clock in its Walls” was enjoyable enough for me to leave that giant poster up for at least a little while longer. The film begins...

“The Land of Steady Habits” is sobering, sad win for Netflix

“The Land of Steady Habits” is sobering, sad win for Netflix

Michael Brzezinski, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

This fall movie season sees a big change in pace for the world’s biggest streaming service. After garnering a justified reputation of throwing money at just about any bad genre film it can sell its binging audience, Netflix now wants to be in the industry of being a prestige Awards Season heavyweight...

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