Kipo and The Age of Wonder Beasts

One of the newest Netflix animated series is a delightful series called Kipo and The Age of Wonder Beasts. A post apocalyptic, sci fi fantasy produced by Dreamworks Studios and created by Radford Sechrist. Kipo (Karen Fukuhara) is a 13 year old girl with purple skin and hair, who after living her whole life underground…

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Con Man or Christ: Netflix’s Messiah Review (No Spoilers)

Having already received a fair amount of backlash from Muslim viewers following the release of its trailer,  Messiah , on Netflix (aired January 1, 2010) is an interesting watch. The show stars Mehdi Dehbi as the titular Al-Masih and Michelle Monaghan as the CIA agent tasked with deciphering if Dehbi really is who he claims…

Kerry Washington Shines in ‘American Son’

Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan (Peter Cunningham) Christopher Demos-Brown's 'American Son' has made its way to our screens this Friday after its critically acclaimed performance on Broadway. With support from the likes of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union assisting on the production, it was no wonder that Demos-Brown's play was a…

Twilight IS That Bad. But So What?

It's a popular trend on social media to dig up cult classics and reinvestigate them through a more modern lens. Jennifer's Body, while widely considered a commercial flop upon its 2009 release, is now being hailed across Twitter as a feminist beacon ahead of its time. Legally Blonde (2001) is no longer just a cheesy…

Raising Dion: A Show Worth The Wait

Announced almost two years ago and based on the comic created by Dennis Liu, ‘Raising Dion’ has been in the works over at Netflix for quite some time. So long (and with so little news), in fact, that potential viewers began to wonder—where's Dion? Well, the wait is over, and I am happy to say…

Tall Girl: A Symptom of the Problem with the Coming-of-Age Genre

‪Over the past few years, there’s been an influx of horrible coming-of-age films, especially ones made by Netflix. At first, it was almost entertaining watching these deeply flawed movies, but there’s only so much Sierra Burgess and The Perfect Date one can take. In fact, the consistent mix of terrible writing, under-developed characters and bland protagonists has almost convinced me that Netflix makes awful coming-of-age films on purpose.‬ ‪ Their most recent release is Tall Girl, the story of 16-year-old…

Weirdness, Glorious Weirdness – The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The latest Netflix Original is a co-production with The Jim Henson Company, spearheaded by Henson’s daughter, Lisa Henson. This partnership seemed like a match made in heaven and I’m more than pleased to report that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is phenomenal and quite unlike anything they’ve delivered so far. The original Dark Crystal film follows…

Cannon Busters: LeSean Thomas Feeds The Blerd Streets

What do get when you throw Cowboy Bebop, Trigun and Gurren Lagann in a cast-iron skillet with a sprinkle- naw, a whole barrel of blackety black blackness? You get Cannon Busters, an all-new Netflix original anime based on the comic of the same name from the mind of LeSean Thomas. Thomas is an OG in…

“Dear White People Season 3”: Racial Battle Fatigue Hits Winchester

There’s been an overall shift in the gang since last semester.   Dear White People Volume 3 picks up right up where volume two left off, with black Winchester students Sam White and Lionel Higgins being approached by the narrator who turns out to be a long time member of the Order Of The X,…