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‘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.

Maria Krug ’22, Web Opinions Editor

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 out in October starring everyone’s favorite actors Adam Sandler, Noah Schnapp, Julie Brown, Kevin James, Rob...

“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.

Poppy Livingstone ’21, Editor-in-Chief

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 in tone and quality occur as rapidly as the characters deliver snarky quips, making an interes...

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.

Emma Smith ’22, Blue Staff Paper Arts Editor

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.  The show is about a young woman named Emily Cooper who moves from Chicago to Paris as a social media director for a fashion marketing firm. She falls into a slight...

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.

Karina Murray '22, Blue Staff Paper Features Editor

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 into the theater with the scent of buttery popcorn and people buzzing with excitement to see the long...

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.

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web News Editor

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 an immediate parental response of “it’s that darn phone!” Although their remarks usually receive...

“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.

Maria Krug ’22, Web Opinions Editor

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 life in a more up close and personal viewpoint.  It begins with a journey alongside Michelle Obama durin...

‘Outer Banks’ creates a binge-worthy T.V series

The new release show “Outer Banks” enhances a mysterious, adventurous teen drama show to allow viewers to binge watch during this time of being stuck inside.

Lexie Moskovit ’21

May 3, 2020

Being stuck home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are looking for something to do during quarantine. Some have taken up arts and craft, cooking or even working out. Teens are looking for shows to binge watch during this time of quarantine. Netflix just released the perfect 10 episode binge worthy series:...

‘All American’ allows great binge during self-isolation

“All American” entices Netflix viewers as it provides another great teen-drama to watch for an easy and fulfilling television binge.

Carly Kaplowitz ’21

April 21, 2020

While stuck at home amidst the quarantine from the Coronavirus pandemic, many are struggling to keep themselves occupied, and trying not to cave into binging yet another series on Netflix. But how many times can you clean your room? It is about time you just cave, and head over to Netflix to watch another...

‘On My Block’ season 3 lacks emotional depth fans expect

The season failed to live up to fans’ expectations, primarily due to the lack of clarity and depth of the plot.

Molly Gold ’21

April 21, 2020

After over a month into “social distancing,” it’s safe to assume that many of us have spent a good amount of time binging some of our favorite shows. When I saw that Netflix released season three of “On My Block,” the show went straight to the top of my watchlist. “On My Block” quickly...

‘I Am Not Okay With This’ achieves relatability but drags because of it

Sophia Lillis stars as Sydney Novak in new Netflix show ‘I Am Not Okay With This,’ a very onbrand yet surprisingly fresh perspective teenage on superheros.

Eliza Barr ’21

March 14, 2020

Netflix has mastered the art of appealing to viewer demand. It’s instantly clear just seconds into the first episode of the show “I Am Not Okay With This,” which premiered Feb. 26. The 80s nostalgia, faded color palettes plus blunt and anti-parent characters have been reconfigured into numerous...

Great anticipation surrounds debut of Netflix’s ‘The Circle’

Great anticipation surrounds debut of Netflix’s ‘The Circle’

Ella Bloomingdale ’20

January 13, 2020

As it is the start of the new year, it is a perfect time to start a new tv show. A new series that is predicted to be a big hit this year is the reality TV show, “The Circle,” which appears on Netflix. “The Circle” made its way over to the United States after being a big hit in the United...

Discovering the most popular streaming service

Staples students watch many different streaming services including Netflix and Disney Plus.

Annabelle Iannone ’21 and Grace Livecchi ’21

January 9, 2020

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