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“Jessica Jones” comes back stronger

March 23, 2018

“Jessica Jones” returned March 8 for a second season, just in time for spring break. The second season picks up after the death of Kilgrave and with Jessica Jones looking for new cases with the help...

Fail-metal Alchemist

Released in the U.S. on Netflix,
Netflix's film adaptation doesn't live up to hype
March 2, 2018

“Fullmetal Alchemist” is a popular manga that spawned a large franchise that most recently includes a live movie adaptation released by Netflix. Despite the overwhelming success of the series as a...

A different take on advanced technology

Netflix's new science fiction show,
"Altered Carbon" premiers on Netflix
February 23, 2018

The year is 2384. Humans have reverse-engineered alien technology to create “cortical stacks” that contain a person’s memories, making bodies interchangeable “sleeves” for any stack. In this...

Parr: Theater is not “on demand”

August 25, 2017

You don't need me to tell you that some people act like they have never heard of the term "theater etiquette." I've seen and heard some horrific things during live performances, but I want to examine an...

Marvel tackles neo-Blaxploitation with new Netflix show

October 14, 2016

Netflix and Marvel Entertainment, on a roll with the partnership they started last year with hits such as “Jessica Jones” and “Daredevil,” have come up with another unique take on the superhero/superhuman...

“Daredevil” is a little tame

Despite some interesting story lines, much of the second season of
March 24, 2016

Daredevil has always been a fascinating character to me: Matt Murdock is a man filled with rage, a healthy dose of Catholic guilt and a love for his city. He’s able to channel that aggression and become...

“A Very Murray Christmas” is a jumbled, but enjoyable special

Bill Murray stars in a new holiday-themed Netflix special.
December 6, 2015

In the spirit of Christmas once again, Bill Murray plans out to commit to entertaining you, this time in the comfort of your own home with his first Netflix special, albeit with some hiccups along the...

Not for everyone, film “Beasts of No Nation” gets violent

October 22, 2015

Over the last few years, Netflix has exceeded expectations with its original programming, including “House of Cards,” “Narcos” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” However they have only created...

Netflix takes gritty look at the life of Pablo Escobar in “Narcos”

Crime is on the rise in this new, tense drama.
September 3, 2015

Since the dawn of its hit show “House of Cards,” Netflix has become a dominant figure in the golden era of television, joining the ranks of HBO, FX, BBC and AMC, to name a few. “Narcos” is the...

“Sense8” is Netflix’s newest binge-worthy show

“Sense8” is Netflix’s newest binge-worthy show
July 22, 2015

Binge watching, a newer trend in television shows since the rise of streaming services on the internet, is the way many people now watch TV. Shows now tend to be made specifically with the idea that the...

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