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‘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 ...

‘Sex Education’ full of scandelous, humorous content

‘Sex Education’ full of scandelous, humorous content

Alleigh Dillman, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

Health class in high school was something every teenage student dreaded. No one wanted to sit through “the talk” or watch videos on STIs. However, Netflix managed to reel in teenagers’ interest on this topic with the new original series “Sex Education.” Starring a British cast with ...

‘When We First Met’ movie shallow, disappoints

‘When We First Met’ movie shallow, disappoints

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

Nobody likes being friend-zoned. “When We First Met” is a Netflix original movie showing Noah, the heartbroken friend, trying to win the girl of his dreams. On the night of Avery and Ethan’s engagement party, heartbroken Noah wanders off to an old photo booth where he and Avery visited on t...

A Christmas switcheroo in ‘The Princess Switch’

A Christmas switcheroo in ‘The Princess Switch’

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

When a Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess run into each other and find they look like twins, they agree to switch places for a couple of days leading up to Christmas. Through their plan, they find unexpected sparks of romance. Who wouldn’t want to become royalty? The Netflix original, “The Prince...

‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ exhibits disappointing protagonist

‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ exhibits disappointing protagonist

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018

One thing became clear to Netflix following the release of  “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” the internet had a growing fan base for “The Fosters” star Noah Centineo. Luckily, another film starring him dropped Sept. 7 that fans were buzzing in anticipation for. However, following its ...

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