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Disney's new 'Mulan' live action film features heroine Yifei Liu playing the role of Mulan, a brave Chinese woman, who disguises herself as a man to fight in the place of her ailing father. Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.

‘Mulan’ Captures a Powerful Feminist Angle

September 20, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, Walt Disney Pictures delights us with a wonderful live action adaptation of Mulan released on Sept. 4th on Disney Plus (with the purchase of premium). Though COVID-19 has ...

The poster for 'Night of the Living Dead', showcasing all the lead characters and a few zombies. Image Courtesy of Noire Histoir.

Romero’s ‘Dead Trilogy’ and The Politics of Zombies (Part 1)

September 10, 2020

Introduction of the Dead  While cooped up in my house, with endless entertainment at my fingertips, I was instantly reminded of George Romero’s Dead Trilogy. These three films, made between 1968 a...

BTS performs at the VMAs on Aug. 30, 2020.
The group performed virtually from South Korea with a New York themed background. 
Photo Courtesy of MTV.

VMAS Showcased Award Shows in the Coronavirus Era

September 5, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, MTV was still able to successfully hold their Video Music Awards (VMAS) with major adjustments respecting CDC guidelines and ensuring the safety of the artists and their crews....

Writer, animator, and producer Joe Ruby passed away on Aug. 26, leaving his legacy behind. Photo Courtesy of GETTY/UNITED ARCHIVES

Co-Creator of Scooby-Doo, Joe Ruby, Passes Away Leaving Fans Heartbroken

August 31, 2020

  Last Wednesday on Aug. 26 in Westlake Village, CA, co-creator of the early 70’s hit TV show; Scooby-Doo, passed away at age 87 due to natural causes while surrounded by his family.  Ruby ha...

Lili Reinhart and Austin Abram star in a moving new romance film titled 'Chemical Hearts'. Photo Courtesy of @chemicalhearts

‘Chemical Hearts’ Captures the Tragedy of Teenage Love

August 29, 2020

Chemical Hearts is a stunning and raw romance movie about two teenagers who fall in love, but one has a heartbreaking secret. Based on the book Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland, the film was rel...

A day before releasing 'folklore', Taylor Swift posted this image on her Instagram, which included the discography of her album. The songs on it were vastly different from what she has sung before, but still paid homage to her past experiments in music. Overall, listening to 'folklore' was a wonderful experience that deserves to be repeated, considering how well Swift's talent shines through. Photo Courtesy of @taylorswift

‘folklore’ Stuns Listeners with New Sound

July 27, 2020

A pleasant surprise in the middle of a pandemic, Taylor Swift released her album folklore on July 25. She had only announced the release of her album the day before, shocking many and once again takin...

'Space Force' debuted on Netflix to mixed reception on Friday, May 29. Photo Courtesy of @spaceforce

‘Space Force’ Struggles to Stick The Landing

June 2, 2020

Greg Daniels, known for his work on iconic TV shows such as Parks and Recreation and the American version of The Office has teamed up once again with The Office alum Steve Carell with their new show Sp...

Bon Iver's newest single 'PDLIF' or 'Please Don't Live in Fear' delivers a message of reassurance in uncertain times. Photo Courtesy of @boniver

Bon Iver’s Single ‘PDLIF’ Amplifies Good

April 18, 2020

In wake of the recent uncertain times, indie folk band Bon Iver’s newest single titled PDLIF, or Please Don’t Live in Fear is the latest addition to the outpouring of love to support global efforts to ...

Capturing the story of young Esty Shapiro, the new hit Netflix drama mini-series provides an intelligent and poignant reflection of the Satmar Orthodox community. Photo Courtesy of @shirahaas.

‘Unorthodox’ Chronicles Thrilling Journey of Self-discovery

April 16, 2020

The new Netflix German-American show Unorthodox, based on the memoir Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman, tells the story of young Esty Shapiro who is stuck in t...

'Onward' has moved to digital release early, so viewers can now escape to a fantasy world in the comfort of their own homes. Photo Courtesy of Pixar Onward (@pixaronward).

‘Onward’ Delights with Whimsical Worldbuilding

April 14, 2020

Well known for their beautiful, heart-wrenching animations, Disney/Pixar did not disappoint with their new animated film Onward, directed by Dan Scanlon. It initially drew attention for being the first non-sequel Pixa...

Being the seventh most viewed show on Netflix in the U.S. today, teens and others cannot let go of 'All American'. The life of an NFL star has been turned into a TV show filled with great lessons of love. Photo Courtesy of All American (@cwallamerican).

‘All American’ Captures Audiences with Heartfelt Storyline

April 12, 2020

By raising awareness on issues such as racism, sexism, and gang violence, the show All American shares a true story of determination and loyalty between close relationships. The creator, April Blair, conn...

Dua Lipa's new album combines disco beats with a more techno sound to merge the past and the future. Photo Courtesy of @dualipa.

Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ Incorporates Interesting Sound

April 8, 2020

Dua Lipa, an English singer, released her sophomore album Future Nostalgia on March 27. The tracks were an interesting fusion of old and new, combining a nostalgic 80s themed sound with futuristic tec...