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‘When We First Met’ movie shallow, disappoints

‘When We First Met’ movie shallow, disappoints

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019


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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


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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


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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 ...

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” resurrects teen comedy genre

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” resurrects teen comedy genre

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is a Netflix original movie that has become widely successful and has revived the teen romantic comedy genre. The story’s protagonist is Lara Jean Song-Covey who is biracial, half Caucasian and half Korean. Her ethnic background can be observed in her family...

Netflix provides honest take on love, violence

Netflix provides honest take on love, violence

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

January 16, 2018


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imbd “The End of the “F**cking World” is bleak in concept, but beautiful in execution. James (Alex Lawther), 17 at the beginning of the series, is pretty certain he’s a psychopath. He’s had a troubled childhood and yearns to move from killing animals to killing real people. Enter Alyssa. Alyss...

‘Stranger Things 2’ avoids sophomore slump

‘Stranger Things 2’ avoids sophomore slump

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

November 1, 2017


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Ryan Holt The surprise, summer smash hit of 2016 was “Stranger Things.” Before social media helped spread the word that a coming of age tale involving middle schoolers and their quest to find their missing friend who was abducted by interdimensional beings, was worthy of a binge watch, the show was rela...

Patton Oswalt special emotional, outstanding

Patton Oswalt special emotional, outstanding

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

October 18, 2017


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Wikipedia Commons With his newest Netflix special “Annihilation,” Patton Oswalt delivers a stand-up set that transcends mere jokes, becoming a narrative journey of emotion, grief, and comedy. From the opening shot, things feel different. The usual unfunny opening skit most stand-up specials h...

‘Gerald’s Game’ provides suspense and realistic horror elements

‘Gerald’s Game’ provides suspense and realistic horror elements

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


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Wikipedia Commons With Stephen King’s record-breaking box office hit “IT” still in theaters and continuing to blow audiences away with its creepiness, it’s easy for another piece of King’s work to become overshadowed since it went straight to Netflix instead of the theater. Based off K...

Netflix nails ‘Magic School Bus’ sequel series

Netflix nails ‘Magic School Bus’ sequel series

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

October 6, 2017


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GooglePlay In an age of reboots, re-imaginings, and god-awful unnecessary sequels, the paragon of edu-tainment ‘The Magic School Bus’ returns with a Netflix-exclusive series. For those who avoided PBS cartoon blocks or video days in 1990s middle schools, “The Magic School Bus” portrayed th...

‘American Vandal’: Fantastic, ficitonal true crime

‘American Vandal’: Fantastic, ficitonal true crime

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2017


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Ever wish there was a series that mocked Netflix’s runaway hit true crime series “Making a Murderer?” Neither did I, but holy crap is it awesome. “American Vandal” is a Netflix-exclusive mockumentary series produced by Funny or Die that directly apes the cinematography and narrative style...

‘Death Note’ falls short of potential

‘Death Note’ falls short of potential

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


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Death Note, a notorious world-famous manga, follows the story of an intelligent high school student named Light who obtains a mysterious notebook possessing the ability to kill any person as long as he knows their name and face. Developing a God complex and secretly killing criminals under the alias...

‘13 Reasons Why’ raw, potentially problematic

‘13 Reasons Why’ raw,  potentially problematic

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

April 6, 2017


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“13 Reasons Why” is addictive. I watched the 13 50-60-minute episodes in two days. However, I think it’s rather dangerous material to wade through in 13 binge-able episodes. Several other reviews of this show, which came out on Netflix Friday, have pointed out that this show really can only a...

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