Netflix’s Live Action Adaptation of The Last Airbender, Part II: Potential for Success or Destined to Flop?

By Olivia Snyder, Co-Editor Two weeks ago, I published an analysis of the newly released cast list for the upcoming live action adaptation of the beloved Last Airbender cartoon. The planned Netflix series has been surrounded by a lot of buzz and fan theories since the initial announcement first dropped in 2018, and longtime devoteesContinue reading “Netflix’s Live Action Adaptation of The Last Airbender, Part II: Potential for Success or Destined to Flop?”

Netflix’s D.P. is the Korean Drama for Those Who Don’t Like Korean Dramas

By Anthony Chau Score: 9/10 In my humble uncultured opinion, D.P., a miniseries that serves as an exposé to the horrifying toxic military culture in South Korea, offers some of the best viewing experiences that Korean drama has to offer.  I have a love-hate relationship with Korean dramas. I’ve tried watching many but have onlyContinue reading “Netflix’s D.P. is the Korean Drama for Those Who Don’t Like Korean Dramas”

Is It Okay to Like Castlevania? Part 2: Lenore and Problematic Characters in Fiction

By Anthony Chau *SPOILERS FOR CASTLEVANIA SEASON 3 AND 4 AHEAD* Okay, I’ll admit it. Part of the reason why Castlevania’s third and fourth seasons were so entertaining for me was watching Lenore seduce and trick Hector, a human Forgemaster, into giving up his free will to become a slave for the four vampire queensContinue reading “Is It Okay to Like Castlevania? Part 2: Lenore and Problematic Characters in Fiction”

Bliss: It’s Just Another Simulation

By Courtney Thomas Score: 3/10 While not overtly bad, Bliss felt like a formulaic movie I’d seen many times before. Most simply, it’s a Matrix type sci-fi drama centered around the question of what is real and what isn’t. The plot is confusing, not only because of the real/not real subject matter, but it playsContinue reading “Bliss: It’s Just Another Simulation”

Clickbait: To Be Catfished or Not To Be Catfished?

By Sorenya Miller Score: 8.5/10 This might be the only show Netflix got right for the summer. I was ready to throw in the towel and give the streaming service a break until I was click baited. For those of you that don’t know what “clickbait” means, a quick google search will show you “(Internet)Continue reading “Clickbait: To Be Catfished or Not To Be Catfished?”

Nightmare of the Wolf: Animated Witcher Content = Better Witcher Content

Score: 6.8/10 From Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich comes the latest addition to the Netflix Witcher franchise, a brand new film titled Nightmare of the Wolf… and guess what, it’s animated!! With a lengthy gap existing between the releases of the first and second season of The Witcher, the Netflix live action adaptation of theContinue reading “Nightmare of the Wolf: Animated Witcher Content = Better Witcher Content”

Netflix’s Live Action Adaptation of The Last Airbender, Part I: New Cast List Just Dropped!

By Olivia Snyder, Co-Editor Ever since Netflix announced its plans to make their own live action adaptation of the ever-popular Avatar: The Last Airbender series, the ATLA fandom has been in a state of constant frenzy. Fans excitedly uploaded cosplay social media accounts, posted audition tapes, and scrolled the Internet regularly for any kind ofContinue reading “Netflix’s Live Action Adaptation of The Last Airbender, Part I: New Cast List Just Dropped!”

Annette: A Surreal and Surprising Musical

By Courtney Thomas Score: 8/10 Leo Carax’s Annette is something of a surreal opera, and not just because Marion Cotillard plays an opera singer. Sound, including sung dialogue, is the most important element in this surprising, experimental, but not impenetrable film about performance, death, and love.  As the opening credits roll, the audience is askedContinue reading “Annette: A Surreal and Surprising Musical”

Another Life: AKA “The Niko Show”

By Sorenya Miller Score: 5/10 Another Life starts off with an unidentified flying object (UFO) shaped like an infinity symbol floating in the earth’s atmosphere. The presence of this object sends the world into a frenzy and on the hunt to make first contact. The Netflix sci-fi series follows a group of young scientists, astronauts,Continue reading “Another Life: AKA “The Niko Show””

Blood Red Sky is Just Fine

By Anthony Chau Score: 6/10 Netflix’s German action-horror, Blood Red Sky, features a mother with a strange illness who boards a transatlantic flight with her young son, only to find that their flight is being hijacked by terrorists. A modern-day fear of terrorism collides with a heavy dose of Gothic horror as the movie revealsContinue reading “Blood Red Sky is Just Fine”