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Netflix’s “The Social Dilhemma” details the unseen dangers of social media

Carla Vreeland

October 9, 2020

“There are only two industries that call their customers ‘users’: illegal drugs and software.” Writer and professor Edward Tufte demonstrated in just one sentence not only the detrimental impact but the intentionally addictive nature of social networking platforms. Originally released in Jan....

New Neflix docu-series “Trial by the Media” sheds light on media coverage in court cases

Carla Vreeland

June 12, 2020

“[For] high profile cases there are two trials: outside the courthouse and inside.” Donald Watkins, the defense attorney for the former CEO of HealthSouth, Richard Scrushy, had perfectly encapsulated the significance of the media in many of today’s major court cases.  “Trial by the Med...

Harley Quinn shines in “Birds of Prey” despite unsuccessful opening

Actress Margot Robbie of

Jacynth Apora

May 8, 2020

“Being Joker’s girl gave me immunity. I could do whatever I wanted, to whoever I wanted, and no one ever dared to object.” While in her relationship, Harley Quinn could be reckless because everyone was afraid of the Joker. After their breakup and throughout “Birds of Prey,” she learns tha...

“The Invisible Man” seeks to portray abuse but masks the reality in science fiction

Actress Elizabeth Moss in another roll of

Tess Rempel

May 8, 2020

Universal Pictures has long been awaiting a film to revive an aged story and redefine a classic monster. With the release of “The Invisible Man” in February, the studio has accomplished this and much more. “The Invisible Man” was first known as “The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance,...

The Weeknd’s “After Hours” album explores dark topics and messages

“After Hours” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and is already breaking records. The album received 1.02 million pre-adds on Apple Music prior to its release, setting a new record for pre-saves on the platform.

Will McHale and Luke Latorre

May 8, 2020

Fourteen tracks, production from some of the best in the industry, and no features for the first time on one of Abel Tesfaye’s projects. Also known as The Weeknd, his new album “After Hours” is one of the biggest releases of the year so far. The new project was created alongside producers Metro Boomin, Da...

“Parasite” movie leaves viewers laughing and at the edge of their seats

Director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” started as a little-known Korean film and has garnered accolades at the Cannes Film Festival and grew into an international success, winning Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Vaughn Battista

March 9, 2020

Director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” has embarked on a long journey; it started as a little-known Korean film that garnered accolades at the Cannes Film Festival and grew into an international success, winning Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards. This is deservedly so, as “Parasite” is a bril...

“Joker” film casts light on mental illnesses

“Joker” follows Arthur Fleck, a struggling clown who aspires to become a stand-up comedian but is held back by mental illness.

Vaughn Battista

November 15, 2019

“Joker” is a film that has been mired in controversy long before its release, with the Washington Post describing it as “one of the most divisive movies of the year.” Many, without even watching it, have criticized its portrayal of violence. But beneath the surface-level debate lies an unnerving yet gr...

Second “Zombieland” movie mixes horror, humor, and friendship

The cast includes actors Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg.

Sam Skolnick

November 15, 2019

Society collapses… zombies have taken over the world… but for four misfits, the only way to survive is to stay together and live by a set of rules. Some have always wondered what Earth would look like after the undead had taken over, and “Zombieland: Double Tap” shows just that. The film provi...

New documentary shows realistic view of Bundy

Known to most as Ted Bundy, Theodore Robert Cowell was a serial killer notorious for murdering countless young women.

Kaitlyn Hammond

June 20, 2019

Wicked, evil, vile. Among many others, these words can easily be used to describe serial killer Ted Bundy. But with the recent release of Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile,” I was afraid I would hear him described as “handsome,” “intelligent” or even worse, “charming.” ...

“The Favorite” brings different perspective, gains mixed reviews

Actress Olivia Colman plays Queen Anne in

Vaughn Battista

January 25, 2019

Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film, “The Favourite”, is a step in a bold new direction for the prolific director. After creating two indie hits, this is a change of pace for him, containing a star-studded cast and a newfound focus on the true story of Queen Anne. The risk ultimately paid off, as th...

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” tells same story of romance, gains mixed reviews

Lana Condor stars as Lara Jean Covey in Netflix's

Jordan Durkin

November 21, 2018

Recently, Netflix movies have been taking the internet by storm. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is no exception. The popular streaming site released the movie, based on a novel by Jenny Han, on Aug. 17 and viewers immediately began buzzing about its characters and storyline. Han released the ...

‘A Star is Born’ stays true to original despite updates

Lady Gaga attends the movie premiere of

Sam Skolnick

November 21, 2018

A drunken rockstar meets a small town girl with big dreams and music brings them together. You could summarize “A Star is Born” in this one sentence, but it is so much more than that. Sometimes, a remake does not meet the standard of the original. The characters are different, the setting ha...

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