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‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

Ulises Duenas

September 17, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

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


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Previews, Reviews

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


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

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


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

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


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

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...

“Dear White People” – real messages from a fictional college

“Dear White People” – real messages from a fictional college

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

August 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Netflix original show “Dear White People” follows a group of black students at a predominantly white Ivy League college campus while exposing an abundance of real-world issues in this satirical-comedic drama. This show discusses matters like blatant racism, coming out, interracial da...

CW and Netflix bring comic book to life with “Riverdale”

CW and Netflix bring comic book to life with “Riverdale”

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

August 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

First airing on the CW channel and uploaded to Netflix later on, "Riverdale" originally comes from a comic book series called "Archie Comics."The show primarily focuses on four main characters: Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Jughead Jones and Veronica Lodge. Within this first season, we are introduced to ...

More reasons to skip ’13 Reasons Why’

More reasons to skip ’13 Reasons Why’

Anna Porretta

April 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The new Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" follows the aftermath of Hannah Baker's suicide, the tapes she made before her death and how they are passed around by her classmates. These tapes detail the 13 reasons why she decided to kill herself which fall into the hands of Clay Jensen, an old coworker and cr...

‘Girlfriend’s Day’ leaves much to be desired

‘Girlfriend’s Day’ leaves much to be desired

Jared Shibuya

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Reviews, Video

Valentine’s Day is long gone, but you can still Netflix and chill with your sweetheart and watch (or not), “Girlfriend’s Day.” A new Netflix- produced movie written by and starring Bob Odenkirk (Saul from “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul”). Odenkirk...

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