The Umbrella Academy a fresh take on hero genre

<em>The Umbrella Academy</em> a fresh take on hero genre

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 02/21/19 Gothic and superhero aesthetics are usually on either side of a spectrum, but in the middle is Netflix’s newest show, The Umbrella Academy. Based on the comic book series written by former My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, this show brings something new […]

Despite tonal problems, Netflix’s art thriller Velvet Buzzsaw still a gory romp about art’s elite

Despite tonal problems, Netflix’s art thriller <em>Velvet Buzzsaw</em> still a gory romp about art’s elite

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 02/07/19 Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw is an exciting and enjoyable art piece that takes a critical look at the professional art scene of Los Angeles. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays art critic Morf, Rene Russo as gallery owner Rhodora Haze and Zawe Ashton, playing Rhodora’s business partner Josephina as the leads […]

Mikkelsen shines in otherwise-lackluster Polar adaptation

Mikkelsen shines in otherwise-lackluster <em>Polar</em> adaptation

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 01/31/19 There are very few things more disappointing than a movie that seemed like it was going to be celebrity-filled and action-packed but turned out to be a confusing, gory mess. Netflix’s Polar is an example of that. Based on a webcomic-turned-graphic novel of the same name, this film stars […]

Two new documentaries tell the story of Fyre Festival

Two new documentaries tell the story of Fyre Festival

Hallie Lauer | News Editor 01/31/19 If you had twitter in April of 2017, you more than likely saw the memes and distraught tweets that were coming out of the Bahamas during the “luxury music festival” Fyre Festival. For those of you that were doing a social media cleanse, Netflix and Hulu summarized the best […]

Death By Magic recreates fatal stunts

<em>Death By Magic</em> recreates fatal stunts

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 01/17/19 Watch as a man takes possibly life-ending stunts to a whole new level. Netflix’s new show Death by Magic is astounding and absolutely mind-boggling. It blends the genres of documentary and reality TV in a magical way. Hosted by Drummond Money-Coutts, or DMC, is a professional magician who goes […]

Netflix cancels Daredevil after three seasons

Netflix cancels <em>Daredevil</em> after three seasons

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 12/06/18 Marvel’s Netflix saga is coming to an end. With the cancellation of Daredevil, the show that started it all back in 2015, the light of Marvel’s most successful venture onto the small screen is slowly, but surely, burning out. The announcement on Nov. 29, 2018, that Daredevil would not […]

Trevor Noah talks tolerance, patience in new special

Trevor Noah talks tolerance, patience in new special

11/29/18 Neil Runge | Staff Writer Witty, clever and thought provoking are just a few words to describe Trevor Noah’s new Netflix stand-up comedy special Son of Patricia. The current host of The Daily Show, Noah has proven that he knows how to handle politics and more sensitive topics in a way that’s both educational […]

Netflix reboots ‘80s classic She-Ra with more diverse cast

Netflix reboots ‘80s classic <em>She-Ra</em> with more diverse cast

11/29/18 Timothy Rush | Staff Writer As Dreamworks’ own Voltron: Legendary Defender comes to a close in its final season, Netflix makes the move in remaking another classic cartoon in its most recent Netflix Original Series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Initially pitched to Netflix by showrunner Noelle Stevenson as a single-season remake of […]

Hasan Minhaj returns with Patriot Act

Hasan Minhaj returns with <em>Patriot Act</em>

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 11/01/18 In today’s society, learning about politics is tiring and emotionally draining, but Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj is making the act of learning about today’s current political climate something that can both entertain, inform and motivate viewers to learn more. This show premiered on Netflix with two episodes this […]

American Vandal plays to its strengths in new season

<em>American Vandal</em> plays to its strengths in new season

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 09/27/18 Last year, Netflix’s American Vandal was a surprise hit: a mockumentary surrounding two young filmmakers as they try to clear the name of a student framed for spray-painting penises on teachers’ cars. The result was unexpectedly riveting: a genuinely interesting mystery, with the backdrop of an impressively […]

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