“13 Reasons Why” brings second controversial season

By Melody Ortiz “13 Reasons Why” returned with a second season that rivals its first in more ways than one. The Netflix original had already faced backlash from people claiming the show “glamorized suicide” in season 1. However, the series got enough praise from its viewers to merit another season. The show’s first season is based on a novel by Jay Asher about Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, who…

May 30, 2018
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Netflix original raises awareness through stand-up special

By Andrew Ayala “Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity” is an entertaining and interesting Netflix original with the purpose to raise money and awareness for the research and cure of Alzheimer’s. The annual event hosted by Seth Rogen always includes some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. The stand-up is filled with a star- studded cast of famous and well known comedians, special guests and artists such as Michael…

April 11, 2018
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‘Everything Sucks’ takes viewers back to the ’90s

By Michael Dominguez The show does not disappoint if one is fond of ‘90s culture and wants to remember the good times of the late ’90s. This show brings back the era of music videos on MTV, colorful clothing, the sound of dial up computers and anticipating new CDs of one’s favorite artist.       Everything sucks for teens in high school, especially if they are freshman in school…

February 28, 2018
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‘Altered Carbon’ suffers from predictability

February 14, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro “Altered Carbon” has great visual effects, fantastic costumes and good acting, but plays on overused tropes. Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is one of the last remaining envoys, warriors that can easily adapt to any environment they are put in. His character has been brought back to life after being dead for 250 years and put into a new body, which the show refers to as sleeves. The…

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Netflix breaks new ground with latest ‘Cloverfield’ film

February 14, 2018

By Frank Portillo While not as strong as the first two installments of the franchise, “The Cloverfield Paradox” is a fun science fiction ride that loosely ties into the events of its predecessors. The fact that the movie isn’t as strong as the previous two entries doesn’t speak to its quality as a whole because it’s enjoyable. “The Cloverfield Paradox” is set in 2028 as Earth’s energy resources are dwindling….

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Anticipated Netflix British film is a bust

By Maria Marroquin The new Netflix original, “The Ritual” has a great scenery, music and sound effects as well as a good balanced combination of humor and horror. The movie begins with a group of old college friends planning a trip while at a bar. The characters find themselves arguing and not being able to agree on one location. As they are going home the main character, Luke played by…

February 14, 2018
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Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’ is best adaptation of character

BY JOE VILLARRUEL     After Netflix’s release of Marvel’s “The Punisher” starring Jon Bernthal as the Lone Soldier himself,  viewers may notice the amount of mature content the show may contain. In comparison to any other Marvel property on Netflix, “The Punisher” outranks the amount of gore, blood, and adult material the show contains. It goes as far as to be comparable to one other of Marvel’s character creations…

December 3, 2017
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Stranger Things 2 leaves fans guessing

November 5, 2017

By Melody Ortiz “Stranger Things 2” both pleased and shocked fans by expanding and darkening the world inside the series. Creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, AKA the Duffer Brothers, delivered a satisfactory second season with much material worth discussing, from racism to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The season’s plot was supported with amazing special effects and left viewers analyzing each episode. Though there were a few references to season…

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Bill Nye delivers fun science

May 3, 2017

By Francisco Portillo Bill Nye’s new show, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” is an entertaining and enlightening look at how science can be used to save the world. Fans of Nye will love the new show because of how much it emulates the feel of his previous show, “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” which stopped being produced in 1998. It has a new talk show format. In its scheduled 30…

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Dark, well written Netflix drama focuses on teen suicide

April 12, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro Netflix original content hits another homerun with “13 Reasons why,” a dark, brilliante, told adaptation with fantastic performances. The show is about the aftermath of the suicide of high school student Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford. The story follows Clay Jensen, played by Dylan Minnette, who had feelings for Hannah and discovers that she left cassette tapes behind explaining why she decided to commit suicide. The…

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