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    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…

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    Attack on the Empire: Update on the Jussie Smollet Attacks

    The alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollet continues to be investigated by the Chicago Police Department as a possible hate crime. The reported Jan. 29 attack happened early in the morning in Streeterville, Chicago. In an interview on “Good Morning America” with Robin Roberts, Smollet recounted that he was out to grab a bite to eat at a local Subway when he heard an individual yell “racial and homophobic slurs” at him.   According to TMZ, an article posted in Vulture magazine says the individual continued, allegedly shouted “this is MAGA country,” birthed from the slogan President Donald Trump coined during his presidential campaign. According to a statement from the…

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    Shonda Rhimes returns with season premieres of Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder

    Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers.] Producer Shonda Rhimes returned to television again with the season 14 and season 4 premiere of her two cult-favorite shows, Grey’s Anatomy and How To Get Away With Murder. It was a three hour long extravaganza, with the return of some old characters and a few new faces. As a quick summary, Grey’s Anatomy follows the lives of surgeons (think ER or Chicago Med), but with three times the drama. How To Get Away With Murder, while featuring just as much drama, is about a lawyer named Annalise Keating and her fellow co-workers as they navigate life after…several murders. During the season premiere of…

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    SNL: Is the buzz wearing off?

    Leaves are changing, pumpkin spice lattes are brewing and “Saturday Night Live” is back on NBC— it must be Fall. The Emmy-winning show premiered its 43rd season  on Saturday, September 30th,  returning after a politically charged Fall/Spring 2016 season; having gained sharp criticisms from the president of the United States in Tweet form and having some of its best ratings in 20 years. The show kicked off with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z. Opening with a Trump skit titled “The Chaos President Cold Open,” Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump, with Sarah Huckabee Sanders played by Aidy Bryant. The two recapped the events of the past few weeks,…

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    Lights, camera, action at Queens College

    What do “The Confines,” “Person of Interest,” “The Lennon Report” and “Inside Amy Schumer” have in common? They all filmed at Queens College. Queens College is becoming popular among movies and TV shows. It isn’t unusual to see trucks filled with cameras and gear near the campus. Students may have a hard time going into certain areas while something is filmed. A student walking in Remsen Hall, specifically the area with the red lockers, may find a scene in “Still Alice,” the 2014 film about Alzheimer’s disease and starring Julianna Moore and Alec Baldwin, familiar. Students find the idea of famous actors on campus appealing. “Saturday Night Live” filmed a…