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‘Castlevania’ reigns as Netflix’s new king

‘Castlevania’ reigns as Netflix’s new king

Ulises Duenas

November 8, 2018


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"Castlevania" is not only the best thing Netflix has pumped out this year, but it's also the most pleasant surprise of the year. The first season of the show was good, but because it was only four episodes it was hard to tell if the follow-up would top it. It did, in a magnificent way.The highlight of...

“Sabrina the Teenage Witch” is now darker with more Satan

“Sabrina the Teenage Witch” is now darker with more Satan

Alex Coba

November 1, 2018


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In the vein of the show "Riverdale" comes Netflix's "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." Based on the Archie comic books, by the same name, the show tells the story of Sabrina Spellman, a half-witch who is on the cusp of her 16th birthday and her dark baptism. She is faced with the choice of leaving he...

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ has a good foundation, but shaky execution

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ has a good foundation, but shaky execution

Ulises Duenas

October 31, 2018


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"The Haunting of Hill House" is a frustrating show, not because it's bad from front to back, but because it's so inconsistent. An interesting story about a family handling years of grief is held back by bad pacing and uneven performances.This show can be defined by its constant rise and falls. The first...

‘Maniac’ a weird ride that takes too long

‘Maniac’ a weird ride that takes too long

Ulises Duenas

September 24, 2018


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"Maniac" is a new show from Netflix that would have been better off as a two and a half hour movie. It has an interesting structure and setting, but lacks good pacing and relies too much on the mystery of its story.Owen (Jonah Hill) and Annie (Emma Stone) are two voluntary test subjects in a pharmaceutic...

‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

Ulises Duenas

September 17, 2018


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Balancing comedy and drama is a difficult thing to do. More shows have been attempting to find the right mix between the two in recent years. None do it as well as "Bojack Horseman". This fifth season isn't the show's best, but it's got plenty of what makes this show good.On the surface, this show is a satire about the culture of show bu...

Podcast: Netflix originals offer lots of content with varying quality

Podcast: Netflix originals offer lots of content with varying quality

Natalie Hanson, Ulises Duenas, Alex Coba, and Grant Schmieding

September 15, 2018


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This time on The Orion's A&E Podcast Natalie Hanson, Grant Schmieding, Alex Coba and Ulises Duenas discuss the rise and stagnation of Netflix's original programming. What started off as an ambitious and interesting endeavor has turned into a shooting gallery of hits and misses. We discuss the hi...

‘Next Gen’: The newest animated movie you’ve already seen

‘Next Gen’: The newest animated movie you’ve already seen

Ulises Duenas

September 13, 2018


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Netflix continues its trend of putting out movies that make people say "oh it's like (insert movie) but not as good" with "Next Gen."You've got a girl and you've got a robot, and they're going on an adventure where they will learn about each other and themselves while fighting evil. Have you fallen as...

‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’ tries to make catfishing cute

‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’ tries to make catfishing cute

Alex Coba

September 12, 2018


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Netflix has had quite the surge of romantic comedies over the last few months. “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” is a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story and it's the latest to join the rom-com genre, but compared to the likes of Netflix's current fan favorite,“To All the Bo...

‘Disenchantment’ can’t enchant its viewers

‘Disenchantment’ can’t enchant its viewers

Ulises Duenas

August 27, 2018


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Matt Groening is back with a new show called "Disenchantment," an animated comedy set in a fantasy world. Although it has the distinct style that Groening's shows are known for, it lacks the charm and humor that "The Simpsons" and "Futurama" had. The show's main trio is made up of Bean, a princess that...

Patton Oswalt’s ‘Annihilation’ will make you more human

Patton Oswalt’s ‘Annihilation’ will make you more human

Ulises Duenas

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews, Showcase

A good comedian can weave the tragedies of the world into something hilarious. A strong person can withstand personal tragedy and become better for it. Few have what it takes to turn personal tragedy into hilarity, but Patton Oswalt has done that with his Netflix stand-up special, "Annihilation." &n...

“Atypical” love story

“Atypical” love story

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

September 17, 2017


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The Netflix original show Atypical follows a teen boy with autism named Sam.The season opens with Sam talking to his therapist about how well he's adapting to school, and Sam brings up that he wants to have a girlfriend to fit in.There are also other characters who are apart of Sam’s life such as ...

More than “Friends from College”

More than “Friends from College”

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

August 27, 2017


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The Netflix original "Friends From College" follows a group of friends that met at Harvard. After college, the friends and main character Samantha Delmonico moved to NYC, while their friend Ethan Turner moved to Chicago. The characters were all very close in college and remained good friends after they gra...

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