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Netflix’s ‘On My Block’ Review: “When are we ever just gonna get to be normal teenagers?”

On My Block season 3 poster. from left to right- Jamine, Cesar, Ruby, Jamal, and Monse

by Emily McNally, Editor

April 10, 2020

On my block, we are all in our houses, waiting for this national disaster to pass.  While we are waiting, a great escape is Netflix's original series, On My Block. On My Block  follows the life of a high school friend group: Ruby (Jason Genao), the small but mighty. He’s the brains of the crew. Monse (Si...

2020 Oscar Predictions: Who will walk away with gold?

Everyone's eyes are on the Academy as we wait with anticipation for the Oscars.

by Jacob Blue and Rhiannon Seyfried

January 23, 2020

Roll out the red carpet and start writing those acceptance speeches because the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony is rapidly approaching on February 9, 2020, 8:00 PM EST on ABC.. The entertainment world has been buzzing with anticipation to find out who is loved and who is snubbed.  The nominations l...

Netflix Review: Cheer is everything I wanted

The Netflix documentary Cheer shows viewers the hidden truth behind competitive cheerleading.

by Madeline Hull

January 23, 2020

I dislocated my shoulder stunting at Manchester Valley Stampede Invitational cheer competition. I spent the following week on the couch, icing my shoulder, scrolling through Netflix. As I clicked on the "Start Episode" button for the newest documentary series Cheer, I wondered, would they show cheerleading for what ...

You Season 2 Review: Addictive, Draining, and Depraved

The second season of 'You' was just as destructive and mentally draining as the first.

by Joshua Todd and Jenny Davis

January 22, 2020

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Season's 1 and 2 of Netflix's show You. Netflix's second season of the hit series You is guaranteed to disgust you to the core. The stalking and murder of the innocent people in Joe’s life, mixed with the countless scenes of macabre, makes the skin crawl. Even wi...

6 Reasons you should have Disney Plus

6 Reasons you should have Disney Plus

by Ashley Nash, Editor

December 17, 2019

Disney Plus offers shows, movies, shorts, and originals from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Disney’s new original show’s episodes are released once a week, while the old shows and movies are all there for binge watching.  The streaming service costs $6.99 a month or $69....

Raising Dion: This superhero storms into our hearts

I'm convinced that Raising Dion is one of Netflix's greatest sci-fi hits.

by Caroline Hobson, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Move over Marvel. Get ready for a new kind of superhero. Dion's magic and superpowers will glue  you to the television, begging for more. On October 4, Netflix, released a new original show called Raising Dion. The show focuses on a single mother struggling to raise a boy with “superpowers,” or...

Cheesy Movie Review: ”After” viewing it 3 times, can’t wait for sequel

Cheesy Movie Review: ''After'' viewing it 3 times, can't wait for sequel

by Kendall Martin, Editor

November 4, 2019

After, rated PG-13, is a romantic drama, directed by Jenny Gage available on Netflix beginning in the fall.  I've watched it three times.  It's not the world's greatest movie, but After is great for an "after"noon of movie-watching. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie was rated 17% by the critics, and w...

TikTok: 60 second videos taking over our brains

TikTok is an iOS and Android social media video app for creating and sharing short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos.

by Rachel McCoy and Ashley Nash

September 25, 2019

Do you see people watching videos on their phones laughing uncontrollably?  Do you see random people doing weird dances in public?  Have you noticed people only know about 15 seconds of a song?  If you find yourself asking these questions, the answer is all because of TikTok. Like it ...

Bird Box – it’s worth taking your blindfold off to see

dont open your eyes as the birds see for you

by Erich Miller and Ashley Visscher

January 23, 2019

The drama thriller Bird Box captured the hearts of many in the days following its release as one of the most anticipated Netflix originals of 2018.  In the opening of the film, the main character, Malorie, yells at her children to never take their blindfolds off, no matter what. The movie then cuts t...

Dumplin’ teaches teens the importance of loving self and others

The novel was spectacular, but the film was even better!

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

December 14, 2018

On December 7, Netflix released the new film Dumplin', based on the novel of the same name by Julie Murphy. Having loved the book, I was eager to see how the movie measured up, especially since it was produced by a streaming service instead of by a production company like Warner Bros. or Universal. I must say...

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