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French film ‘Let’s Dance’ lacks passion, romance

French film ‘Let’s Dance’ lacks passion, romance

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

“Let’s Dance” is a recently released French film that follows aspiring dancers on the journey to professional dance.  The film focuses on the relationships between dancers from different styles of dance, including hip-hop and ballet.  Although “Let’s Dance” is full of passionate da...

‘The Witcher’ lives up to hype, beautifully cliche

‘The Witcher’ lives up to hype, beautifully cliche

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

“The Witcher” is a book series turned video game series, that then turned into this: a dramatic, heart-stopping show on Netflix. I thought it was going to be dark-themed cliches that closely resembled  “Lord of the Rings” or “Game of Thrones” when I first started watching.  There are...

‘NiNoKuni’ takes audience on whimsical adventure

‘NiNoKuni’ takes audience on whimsical adventure

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

When it comes to saving loved ones, two average teenagers are willing to do anything in “NiNoKuni.”  “NiNoKuni,” an animated film, follows best friends Haru and Yu in an unexpected adventure to save their friend Kotona from danger. When all three find themselves in a near-death experience...

‘Let It Snow’ follows diverse, fun relationships

‘Let It Snow’ follows diverse, fun relationships

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

“Let It Snow” lifts spirits just in time for the holidays.  The Netflix original movie, an adaptation of the book “Let It Snow” by John Green, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson, follows three relationships as a Christmas Eve snowfall creates obstacles. Although the movie is an adaptation...

‘Santa Girl’ a cheesy, underdeveloped Christmas movie

‘Santa Girl’ a cheesy, underdeveloped Christmas movie

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

The Christmas season has started early this year. Netflix is coming out with a lot of new Christmas movies this year, and while a lot of them will get you into the Christmas spirit, I wouldn’t count on “Santa Girl” to receive some holiday magic.  “Santa Girl” is a Netflix original, but ...

‘Falling Inn Love’ enjoyable, showcases DIY

‘Falling Inn Love’ enjoyable, showcases DIY

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Hallmark meets HGTV in the new Netflix original movie “Falling Inn Love.” Everything seems to fail for Gabriela, and the last of her joy is put into entering a contest to win an inn. But when the last thing she would expect to happen actually happens, Gabriela puts all her energy into this new pr...

‘The Perfect Date’ predictable, yet enjoyable

‘The Perfect Date’ predictable, yet enjoyable

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

The conversion from cable networks like DirecTv and WOW! to streaming platforms like Hulu has caused a major change in the consumption and competition of media. The saturation of media apps has caused the streaming giant, Netflix, to flood its users with new content to keep its users satisfied. This ...

‘The Order’ satirical, with cult themes

‘The Order’ satirical, with cult themes

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Who doesn’t associate cults with college? If you don’t, then you’re going to get a new outlook in the new Netflix original series “The Order.” Now, I’m not pointing fingers at certain colleges that may or may not have cults…. but Belgrave University definitely fulfills the qualifications. ...

Netflix and study

Netflix and study

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

Ciera McCann said the real reason she watches television is for a break from the stress of school work. “Usually it’s a way to escape the everyday struggle of college life,” the junior English teaching major said. “It’s important to do that so you don’t overwhelm yourself. A lot of college stu...

Retelling of classic ‘Little Mermaid’ tale drowns any possible success

Retelling of classic ‘Little Mermaid’ tale drowns any possible success

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

This is not a review of the well-known Disney movie “The Little Mermaid,” but a retelling of the classic tale. This version of “The Little Mermaid” came out on Netflix in 2018 but failed to make a splash in the media. I watched the movie so you didn’t have to. There weren’t any great expectations going...

Netflix’s ‘Ted Bundy Tapes’ romanticizes famed serial killer

Netflix’s ‘Ted Bundy Tapes’ romanticizes famed serial killer

Alleigh Dillman, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

The lives of notorious serial killers are making their way to the big screen with movies showing their behavior, mindset and visual of “what happened” in each person’s life. With movies like “My Friend Dahmer” which focused on Jeffrey Dahmer’s life prior to killing, and the new “Ex...

Japanese series ‘Re: Mind’ mysterious, psychological

Japanese series ‘Re: Mind’ mysterious, psychological

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

“Re: Mind” is a psychological Japanese series on Netflix that follows a bunch of high school girls who find themselves in a usual predicament as they are restrained in a dining room, not knowing how they got there or why. The original series has 13 episodes ranging from 23 to 30 minutes, but it ...

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