• Arts & Entertainment,  Editors Choice,  This Week's Paper

    Umbrella Academy returns to Netflix for second season

    After a year-long hiatus, Netflix’s hit TV show The Umbrella Academy debuted its second season in July.  The first season, which came out in 2019, followed the six members of The Umbrella Academy, an adoptive family of seven siblings overseen by an absent father, a robot mother, and an ape caretaker as they fought to save the world from its impending end. The first season revolved around one of the main characters, Vanya, unlocking her distempered powers, which had been moderated for almost her entire life, and causing the end of the world to go into effect. In the final moments, the family ensemble clasped hands and zapped into a…

  • Arts & Entertainment,  Op-Eds,  This Week's Paper

    OP-ED: Streaming services, the future of television

    I am terrible at binge-watching because there’s too much to watch on television, but I still love to have options; the new streaming services rolling out over the next few years will only add to my inability to choose what to watch. With the dawn of a new era coming through streaming television and movies, the creation of new and more diverse television shows is exciting to me. I am most excited for Disney+, Disney’s new service mostly dedicated to creating new MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) content. Among the host of new shows, including The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, the one I am most excited for is…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Netflix strikes gold with Haunting of Hill House

    Haunting of Hill House (HHoH) is a show I am all too enthused to talk about. Director Mike Flanagan really is creating some of the most visionary and mind-bending horror content whether it is for the big or small screen. From his 2014 Cult Hit Oculus to last year’s Netflix Exclusive, Gerald’s Game, the man has a true eye for talent, detail and subverting expectation. HoHH, based on the Shirley Temple Book of the same name, tells the story of a family who experience intense trauma, thanks to a Haunted House from their past, and how that past is coming back to haunt them both figuratively and literally. The show…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    So I was all ready to make a review of “End of the F**cking World” when all of a sudden on Super Bowl Sunday, Netflix went ahead and dropped the third installment in the Cloverfield film series, “The Cloverfield Paradox.” The Cloverfield franchise has always had unusual methods of advertising their films: not putting a title on their first trailers, putting out trailers only two to three months before release, and now releasing a film immediately after it was announced. From day one the franchise has always exuded this aura of mystery, especially with easter eggs and hidden secrets planted for film detectives to find. Fake websites, secret codes, and…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Luke Cage is a winner for Marvel Studios!

    Ever since the unexpected critical success of Marvel’s “Daredevil,” its follow-up season and the first season of “Jessica Jones,” people have been clamoring for another dose of Marvel content from Netflix. However, many fans were wondering if Luke Cage as a character could carry a show on his own without Jessica Jones (Kristen Ritter) or her supporting cast. Well, it gives me great pleasure to say that not only can Luke carry a show all on his own, but his show, “Luke Cage,” might just be the best of the Marvel Netflix shows so far! The great thing about the Marvel Netflix shows is that they have truly pushed the…