Tag: Netflix

Dante Albidone, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Brodeur, Eden Cupid, Ethan Hwang, and Blake Talabis in The Umbrella Academy (Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix/TNS)

Review: Netflix Original “The Umbrella Academy” brings Gerard Way’s comic to life

“The Umbrella Academy” was released on Feb. 15, based on Gerard Way’s comic of the same title that was released 12 years ago. The show was created by Netflix, and features a total of ten episodes in its first season. This show is not like many other superhero shows; the viewer does not get a backstory on how the main […]

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Julian Edwards and Sandra Bullock in "Bird Box." (Saeed Adyani/Netflix/TNS)

Review: Dystopian thriller “Bird box” breaks records on Netflix

Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier from a screenplay written by Eric Heisserer, based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Josh Malerman. In July 2017, it was announced that Netflix had acquired the rights to the book and would develop the film, starring  Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich. Having a limited […]

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)

Review: Netflix interactive film “Bandersnatch” illustrates the importance of choice

Black Mirror is a british anthology science fiction television series that examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. The show was developed to highlight topics related to humanity’s relationship to technology, creating stories that feature, according to the creator Charlie Brooker, “the way we live now – and the way we might be living […]

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American Horror Story gives fans a long anticipated crossover

American Horror Story gives fans a long anticipated crossover

  After all of the clues given by director Ryan Murphy, on Wednesday September 12, TV show American Horror Story released their first crossover season. Before the theme of season eight was announced, Murphy tweeted “WITCHES ARE BACK,” alluding to season three, “Coven.” When this was said, fans lost their mind over the fact that characters would be revived for the […]

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Dallas Roberts and Debby Ryan in “Insatiable.” (Annette Brown/Netflix)

Review: Dark comedy “Insatiable” sparks controversy and harbors negative reviews for its shortcomings

“Insatiable,” a show that Netflix presents as a coming of rage story, has indeed elicited rage in its audience, but for all the wrong reasons. In the era of the “Me Too” movement, a common cliche plot line of the “unattractive” bully victim becoming attractive and popular, can come across as insensitive and belittling. The trailer itself left a blazing […]

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Review: Heartwarming rom-com, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” breaks barriers in Hollywood

Review: Heartwarming rom-com, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” breaks barriers in Hollywood

From a New York Times best selling book to an original Netflix film, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” is a sweet, authentic and pure romantic comedy that leaves the viewer hungry for more. Director Susan Johnson brought author Jenny Han’s novel to life with perfect lead roles, romantic scenes and simplicity. Not only is the film a hit, […]

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Review: “End of the F***ing World” creates unique approach to teenage struggles

Review: “End of the F***ing World” creates unique approach to teenage struggles

The UK television series, “End of the F***ing World,” exclusively released in October 2017 on Channel 4, made its way to Netflix on Jan. 5, starting out the new year with a binge-worthy series for young adults. The series is based on the graphic novel written and illustrated by Charles Forsman, following the story of two 17 year olds James […]

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Review: Black Mirror examines the future of technology

Review: Black Mirror examines the future of technology

The series “Black Mirror” is an excellent examination of modern societal issues and the future of technology. Created and written by Charlie Brooker, the show’s first episode aired on British television channel 4 on Dec. 4, 2011. The show’s satirical and suspenseful nature was inspired by shows like “The Twilight Zone,” created by Emmy Award-winner Rod Serling. “The Twilight Zone” […]

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“Stranger Things” comes out with a second season

“Stranger Things” comes out with a second season

The hit Netflix original series “Stranger Things,” created by the Duffer Brothers, is back with Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) returning from the mysterious upside down and reuniting with his friends Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas (Caleb Mclaughlin) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) in its second season. Because of its immense popularity with the first season, the premiere episode of season 2 drew […]

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Netflix releases “What Happened to Monday”

Netflix releases “What Happened to Monday”

Population disputes are very popular in current news. The movie “What Happened to Monday” brings the population controversy to life.  On Aug. 6, 2017, the mystery drama, “What Happened to Monday,” directed by Tommy Wirkola, was released for the first time in a film festival in Switzerland. The screenplay was written by Max Botkin and Kerry Williamson. On Aug. 18, 2017, […]

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