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Best “Hallmark” movies to watch this Christmas

Hallmark movies made history when they included their first gay couple on screen. Although last year Hallmark underwent controversy for not allowing a commercial of gay people to air on their channel, hallmark is making progress.
December 15, 2020

With Thanksgiving finally over and Christmas around the corner, families are starting to celebrate their beloved holiday traditions, such as blasting festive music or decorating their house. But one of...

“Grand Army” is a realistic portrayal of high school

Netflix released Grand Army on Oct. 16, a TV show featuring student life at an extremely competitive NYC high school. The show did an amazing job of keeping teen life realistic and focused on prominent issues in today's society.
December 15, 2020

School in America is different to say the least. Bomb threats, school shooting threats, rumors and bullying are not uncommon, which is sad to say. However, most TV shows only show American high schools...

“Happiest Season” blazes new paths for LGBTQ+ representation in romantic comedies

Released on Hulu on Nov. 25th,
December 6, 2020

The most wonderful time of the year is rapidly approaching and holiday season lovers are gearing up by binging their favorite feel-good Christmas movies. This year, a Christmas movie that breaks the cookie-cutter...

“Remote” by Wallows shows how powerful virtual connections can be

Wallows' new EP
December 2, 2020

Despite never referencing their time in quarantine, alternative rock band Wallows shows the world the power of virtual connections with their new EP “Remote,” released on Oct. 23, 2020 from the safety...

“Emily in Paris” takes viewers on a whimsical trip abroad

The show takes place in the beautiful city of Paris. A constant theme throughout the season is Emily figuring out how to navigate the unique culture and language Paris holds.
November 11, 2020

Paris, the city of love. With a fancy language, new foreign men, and exquisite dining, nothing could go wrong. Right? On Oct. 2, Netflix released the show “Emily in Paris,” a twist on an American...

“Dancing with the Stars” returns during the pandemic

October 21, 2020

In a time where everyone is at home, the return of the popular dancing competition show, “Dancing With the Stars,” is a welcomed occasion to relieve boredom and bring back normalcy. Watching inexperienced...

“Enola Holmes” brings a new twist to an old story

Netflix Original
October 20, 2020

Her name might spell “alone” backward, but she is anything but. With a twist on the classic Sherlock Holmes stories, Netflix’s “Enola Holmes” smacks down the historically misogynistic stigmas...

“The Hate U Give” is a must see to understand white privilege

June 22, 2020

NAACP Image Award-Winning drama for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, “The Hate U Give,” starring Amandla Stenberg, offers its audience a more realistic perspective as to how white privilege...

Netflix’s “Outer Banks” almost hits the jackpot

Netflix Original
June 1, 2020

The Outer Banks. Paradise on Earth. Love, guns and war between two social classes. And $400 million worth of undiscovered gold.  Set in North Carolina, Netflix’s “Outer Banks” follows John B...

Netflix rom-com excites viewers with a sequel: P.S. you will love it

Based on the New York Times Best-Seller,
April 26, 2020

The hit romance that appeared on Netflix in 2018, “To All the Boys I Loved Before,” stole the hearts of its audience and seemed to have had the most perfect and satisfying ending. The movie wrapped...

“Birds of Prey” flocks to the top

March 12, 2020

What comes to mind when you hear the word “Superhero,” probably a six-foot-tall cut white guy, and not Margot Robbie. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) or its new...

“Emma” brings a modern flair to Jane Austen classic

Jane Austen's beloved rom-com
March 11, 2020

There is no single term that can quite define Emma from Jane Austen’s beloved rom-com “Emma” but wide-eyed, analytical, single-person-turned-lover, neat-freak and lover-of-all-things-beautiful are...

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