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“Blackpink: Light up the Sky” weaves pro-multicultural themes into heartwarming presentation

“Blackpink: Light up the Sky” weaves pro-multicultural themes into heartwarming presentation

Jodi Wong, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2020

Starring its four members Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé, k-pop girl group Blackpink’s documentary “Blackpink: Light up the Sky” offers an intimate look not only into the background and dynamic of the group, but the nuances of the K-pop industry in a worldwide perspective. 

‘Extracurricular’ Netflix’s Korean masterpiece

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Cameron Oleary, Reporter

May 12, 2020

The 10-episode Netflix original, “Extracurricular,” is a South Korean crime drama that sends a message to never take on tough times alone. The show follows a young boy Oh Ji-soo played by Kim Dong-hee, who is trying to run a double life of school and security service for illegal prostitution. It...

“The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” emotional story of family, abuse and neglect


Taylor Park, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2020

Netflix released a new documentary series titled, “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” on February 26, focusing on the events surrounding the death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez in Los Angeles County. On top of the intense information provided, the documentary includes some of the most emotional acco...

‘Miss Americana’: Taylor Swift’s career story told, lacks candor


Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

“Miss Americana,” Taylor Swift’s self-titled documentary on Netflix, tells a story of a woman who is overcoming various obstacles throughout her famed career. Overall, the documentary is watchable but struggles to develop some personal connections with the audience due to her aforementioned fame. I...

“The Mind of Aaron Hernandez”: a dark dive down into a murderer’s thoughts and your own values


Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

January 23, 2020

Watching the original Netflix documentary series, “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez,” feels like standing in his desolate jail cell with him, consumed by his violent emotions over being accused and convicted of murder, separated from his family and football career. In order to pinpoint...

Disney+ Breaks The Internet

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Andrew Jaramillo, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2019

Disney+ is giving competitors Netflix and Hulu a run for their money, even with connectivity issues and errors that plagued it early on. The service has been stabilized since its bumpy Nov. 4 launch and I’m totally obsessed with the amount of binge-worthy content that Disney+ has to offer for just ...

‘Tell Me Who I Am’ a disturbing trauma film


Harleen Gill, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

“Tell Me Who I Am,” is an enticing and disturbing documentary, but not worthy of putting on your watchlist. The documentary is about two identical twins Marcus and Alex Lewis who confront each other after 20 years about their childhood traumas. Director Ed Perkins does a good job of eliciting...

El Camino: A Worthy Epilogue to One of the Greatest Shows of all Time


Siddarth Srivastava, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2019

Epilogue is the key word here. This is not a new chapter of the “Breaking Bad” story, but a conclusion to one character’s story that didn’t get a full ending. It is definitely a worthy epilogue and worth your time if you are a “Breaking Bad” fan. “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” throws...

Is Streaming Destroying the Movie Theater Business?

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Andrew Jaramillo, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2019

While streaming has made accessing movie and television content a breeze, I can’t see movie theaters becoming obsolete because of it. Streaming is great for watching thousands of older titles, but theaters still remain the only way to watch the newest movies. Charles Rivkin, CEO of the Motion Picture As...

Comedy: Take a joke or take it seriously

Michelle Memoly, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

In Medieval times, the court jester was said to be the only one that could place over the king and queen. The jester was able to tell the king and queen what they were doing wrong or what they did that was wrong in a humorous form. To sentence the jester to death was a sign that dark times were to ...