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Competition among streaming services puts damper on enjoyment for consumers

While Netflix used to be the only widely used streaming service, many new ones have been introduced within the past few years, and competition between them has continued to grow.
January 13, 2021

Remember when life was easy and Netflix was the only streaming platform we used to watch our favorite shows? When no one really knew what Hulu was, nobody cared about what was streaming on Amazon Prime...

‘The Prom’ checks all the wrong boxes

“The Prom” was released on Netflix on Friday Dec. 11. It is the adapted screen version of the Broadway musical by the same name.
December 21, 2020

If you are scrolling through Netflix, looking for a new movie to entertain you for the night, I would keep scrolling if you see “The Prom.” Although Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the stage show version...

‘Big Mouth’ remains one of the funniest shows on Netflix

Andrew and Nick, with their “hormone monsters,” tackle the various issues that eighth grade presents.
December 11, 2020

Season four of Netflix’s “Big Mouth” dropped on Friday, and it did not disappoint. All your favorite characters return in season four including Coach Steve, Maury the hormone monster, Connie the...

Netflix, other streaming services thrive during COVID-19

Netflix’s original content has been nominated for more than 430 awards and have won 72 of them.
December 6, 2020

Streaming services have been thriving amidst COVID-19, and the rise in their original content has come with various accomplishments as well as growing pains.  The largest of these services, Netflix,...

‘The Christmas Chronicles 2’ demonstrates importance of family during holiday season

The second movie in “The Christmas Chronicles” dilogy leaves the audience with so many emotions. This feel-good movie is the perfect family movie to you into the Christmas spirit.
December 3, 2020

The sequel to “The Christmas Chronicles” just hit Netflix on Nov. 25.  In “The Christmas Chronicles 2,” we follow 13-year-old protagonist Kate (Darby Camp), as she saves Christmas for the second...

‘The App that Stole Christmas’ embodies importance of togetherness during holidays

The film is a product of Netflix’s support for Black Excellence, particularly in the arts, as the entire movie was written, produced and directed by black men and women.
December 3, 2020

The App that Stole Christmas is a Netflix film that was released on Nov. 20. Starring Ray J (as Felix Rhome), Elise Neal (as Carly) and Jalyn Hall (as Ben Rhome), the story explores the principle of holiday...

‘Holidate’ fervently brings viewers into the holiday spirit

Netflix’s newest release ‘Holidate,’ leaves it’s audience with a whole new view of the holidays. John Whitesell combined two of the public’s favorite things, the holidays and romantic comedies, into one spectacular feel-good movie.
November 10, 2020

“Holidate,” a film about two strangers who are fed up with being single on the holidays, was released on Oct. 28.  During this movie, you follow Sloane, a “Hot-mess singleton” who is fed up...

‘Hubie Halloween’ review: A Halloween disappointment

The new American comedic horror movie, Hubie Halloween, came out on Netflix on Oct. 7 and stars Adam Sandler.
October 23, 2020

Many teenagers, through social media posts and comments, claimed “Hubie Halloween”  would be the movie that could “save 2020.” Excitement filled the air: a new Halloween movie would be coming...

“The Boys in the Band” adaptation delivers mixed performances

“The Boys in the Band” received an 81% overall rating on RottenTomatoes.com, with generally favorable reviews from critics and the public alike.
October 23, 2020

“The Boys in the Band” is a hugely varied movie. It pinballs between peaks of raucous joy and caverns of insufferable tragedy, and performances both marvelously rich and surprisingly flat. These shifts...

New Netflix series ‘Emily in Paris’ leaves viewers unimaginably bored

Netflix released a new show called “Emily in Paris” Oct. 2, 2020, but the series left viewers disappointed.
October 16, 2020

A new month means new shows--some good, some bad and some awful. Sadly, “Emily in Paris” hit that “awful” category.  Netflix recently released this new, 10-episode show starring Lily Collins. ...

Beloved moviegoing experience competes with convenient home streaming services

The increase in popularity of streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV and Prime Video has been a huge contributor to the decline of the movie theater industry. Their wide variety of entertainment choices and convenience to watch from home often lead people to watch films from the comfort of their home rather than going out to the movies.
October 10, 2020

It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon. You decide it’s a good day to head to the movies; your favorite blockbuster just came out with a sequel. After picking up some friends on the way, you are welcomed...

Riveting documentary, “The Social Dilemma” challenges perceptions of social media

As “The Social Dilemma” explains, social media apps such as these are run by human-made algorithms programmed to interpret user data and create a specific feed for each consumer.
September 26, 2020

As teenagers, we are often reminded of the trite adage that technology is taking over our lives. Complaints of academic stress, frustration over extracurriculars or even a measly headache will trigger...

“Becoming” Review: A glimpse into Michelle Obama’s life

Michelle Obama documentary 'Becoming' premiered on Netflix on May 6, 2020, presenting connections with her bestseller memoir.
May 17, 2020

We all know her as the former first lady of the United States, but this documentary will allow you to view her as more than just that. “Becoming,” a documentary about Michelle Obama, showcases her...

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