Articles tagged: Netflix


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Let It Snow: A Christmas Twist On Classic Romantic Comedy Tropes

Let it Snow (2019) is the perfect movie to watch on a cozy Friday night after a long, stressful week—or a cozy, drunken Tuesday night after a long, stressful beginning... Read more

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Can The Witcher Claim HBO’s Old Throne?

The Witcher is being advocated as Netflix’s attempt at a Game of Thrones show and we now have the latest trailer to see how their attempts have panned out. The... Read more

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Seth Meyers’s Lobby Baby is on Solid Ground

Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers, best known for his current talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers, just made his Netflix stand-up comedy special debut with Lobby Baby. The... Read more

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The Laundromat is a Bad Copy of The Big Short

When The Big Short  was released in 2015, it should not have worked nearly as well as it did. It was trying to explain a complex issue within the constraints... Read more

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Unbelievable: A Netflix Must Watch

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault   As of late, believability has become quite the hot topic. In the era of fake news, the public is constantly given minimum... Read more

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Sticks and Stones: Will Jokes Ever Hurt Us?

In perhaps one of the most controversial comedy specials in the last 10 years, Dave Chappelle opens with a joke about Anthony Bourdain’s suicide. Bourdain, the victims of Michael Jackson,... Read more

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Tall Girl: Another Formulaic Teenage Rom-Com with a Towering Gimmick

I tried not to judge the movie before I watched it. Although the general premise isn’t my cup of tea and the groan-inducing trailer did nothing to alleviate my fears,... Read more

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Cooking with Glass in Blown Away

Cooking competitions like Chopped, Cupcake Wars, and Iron Chef (2002) have been relatively popular for many years. However, the cult-like following that emerged after The Great British Bake Off’s arrival... Read more

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Freshly Baked Takes On The Great British Baking Show

Alas, it is that time again. No not apple picking season or the winter holiday, it is Great British Baking Show season. This season does not fail to bring all... Read more

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Cooking Up Predictions for the Great British Baking Show

In a season premiere that began with a truly absurd sequence featuring the judges and hosts dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz (1939) (including Paul Hollywood aptly costumed... Read more

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The Perfect Date Is A Perfectly OK Movie to Watch on a Date

Netflix’s new movie, The Perfect Date (2019), features its highly-utilized heartthrob Noah Centineo as Brooks Rattigan, a senior in high school who has sky-high dreams, which is nothing new in... Read more

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Trailer Takes: Star Wars IX, The Last Summer, and The Professor

Star Wars IX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGAupmtXcMM Jake: Remember when we were supposed to let the past die, kill it if we had to? Yeah, me neither, because apparently nothing’s ever really gone.... Read more

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Does Netflix’s The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann Mark a Turning Point in the True Crime Genre?

This March, Netflix released The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, an 8-part documentary chronicling McCann’s disappearance from a Portuguese resort and the subsequent investigation. This is merely the latest entry in... Read more

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Trailer Takes: The Perfect Date, The Silence, and The Angry Birds Movie 2

The Perfect Date: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hld-7oBn3Rk Aaron: “Do you even need to see the movie now?” It may be a complaint I see in the comments under pretty much every trailer I’ve... Read more

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Trailer Takes: Unicorn Store, Toy Story Four, and Dora the Explorer: The Lost City of Gold.

Unicorn Store: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwx3gxdxsxg Katie: Hmmmm ok, I am more than a little confused by this trailer. The thing that first jumped out of me was the Captain Marvel (2019) dream... Read more

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With a Powerful Lead, Russian Doll is an Intricate Vision of Heart

The drugs, dildoes, and death jump out immediately in this series, but eventually come to barely figure in the background of this innovative story about finding a path in life... Read more

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I Might Be Obsessed with You

“Well, hello there.” “Who are you? Based on your vibe,” a romance. Your title is brief but insistent. You. Your preview picture is a girl on top of a guy.... Read more

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Conversations with a Killer: Netflix Reads Ted Bundy’s Wikipedia Page

Netflix’s recent release of Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes reflects a renewed fascination with notorious serial killers and their horrific crimes. With 100 hours of recorded data,... Read more

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Best of 2018: Underrated

2018 delivered many great albums and movies. To end the year, we’re celebrating some of our favorites that you may not have heard of before. All stories deserve a chance,... Read more

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Best of 2018: Television

The Voice‘s “Best Of” section would be incomplete without all the amazing shows and seasons that came out in 2018. When it comes to all the binge-watch-worthy series, Halftime will always... Read more