Janella Tibbetts, Framingham State University
First appearing almost 20 years ago, the franchise is back with a new game that has all of the fun of its predecessors.
Lisa Lilianstrom, Northern Illinois University
This game isn’t just fun puzzles and a psychotic teddy bear. Its relevant mental health metaphors make it the perfect game to get you through a lonely quarantine.
Nina Dutta, Occidental College
Staying home for the greater good — the social media platform has become the next Madison Square Garden.
Desiree Jaime, Hofstra University
I had the chance to speak with the young filmmaker about her inspirations, obstacles and her raw, personal award-winning documentary ‘You’re Gonna Be Okay.’
Rose Younglove, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
There’s countless categories for live-action movies, so why not for animation?
S. T. Perez, Texas A&M University, San Antonio
While COVID-19 is currently wreaking havoc, maybe films about epidemics could provide catharsis.
Just like ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘The Irishman,’ a real-life tale is serving as source material for the famed director.
Karunya Bhramasandra, Stanford University
Staying home doesn’t have to be an endless cycle of boredom. These content creators are helping us contend with staying inside during the global pandemic.
The Netflix dark fantasy anime series finds its factions fracturing under the weight of betrayals.
Mirella Gonzales, Texas Tech University
Netflix’s U.S. contestants were fun to watch, but Dumaresq, Gaybol, Lorayne and all the other Brazilian players are bringing even more drama.
Lauren Buchko, Michigan State University
The ABC show said goodbye to yet another fan favorite character. The series certainly had its day, but when will it be time to say goodbye to the show?
Kaelani Ramirez, Arizona State University
It’s changed the way we grieve and share condolences, but that may not always be a good thing.
Nanda Illahi, Okayama University
With everything from romance to rivalries to zombies, these Netflix shows will keep you occupied while you’re stuck inside.
The lineup for spring 2020 is looking promising for fans of the genre.
Asha MacKay, Wellesley College
Disney’s controversial upcoming remake seeks a different audience than the family-favorite animated movie that so many grew up with.
These musical numbers, which have little relevance to the plot, can be fun, but ultimately perpetuate debilitating social roles for women.
The best part? These little known video games won’t cost you much to play. Some of them are even free.
What makes the ‘Cool Girl’ cool? Is it her appeal and convenience to men?
Emerson Holmes, Lindenwood University
Representation is important. That’s why it’s crucial that we see transgender faces in the mainstream.
Maui Smith, University of Pittsburgh
Tumblr’s toxic, overly inclusive environment might be embarrassing in hindsight, but it was a pioneer for safe spaces for LGBT+ people on the internet.
Angel Lin, University of California, Santa Barbara
While the world has lauded the country for K-beauty, this webtoon shows the dark side of South Korean beauty standards.
Kayla Johnson, Bradley University
He values quantity over quality and it’s getting old, really fast. If he had a diverse team of writers to help out, his career might have many good years ahead.
Some say the Netflix show justifies an obsessive stalker, while Leigh Whannell’s movie depicts the true horrors of domestic violence.
The sequel to the 1992 film of the same name is expected to combine chills with insights about race in America.
The movie was panned by critics, but it still earned a spot in Netflix’s Top 10 most popular list.
Kayla Placide, University at Buffalo
A fake Instagram account can be a fun way to privately connect with close friends, but it’s important to think before you post.
With kings, queens and many other types of performers, this world has so much more to offer than the VH1 show would have you think.
What can we expect in the coming years?
Brian Anderson Gil, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
An entire library of art at your fingertips. Imagine the endless possibilities.
Kate Carter, Middle Tennessee State University
Céline Sciamma’s acclaimed film transforms how we think about nontraditional forms of love against an 18th century backdrop steeped in tradition.
Bradford Smith, Louisiana State University
You’re not necessarily born with the talent — with enough dedication, anyone can achieve pro gaming glory.
It’s not just this particular Netflix original either. There seems to be an endless amount of films using this tired trope.
How does this idea manifest itself in TV and film?
This childhood series remains important to its older fanbase ahead of the release of a new game.
Vaishnavi Kalyana, College of DuPage
The British presenter, who built her dream career all by herself, passed away in mid-February.
Both shows are based on beloved fantasy books, but are they comparable?
The YouTuber and television personality could be paving the way for queer women of color, but her repetitive and stereotypical jokes might be too problematic.
More and more films are spotlighting the tension between the rich and the poor.
In response to the brutal slaying of a trans woman named Alexa, the singer used his Jimmy Fallon performance to stand in solidarity.
Should you spend the money on a long-term subscription or stick to those free trials?
The third season of the critically-acclaimed crime drama is coming back to Netflix on March 27.
Making their first appearance on American television 25 years ago, the Sailor Scouts have conquered villains, boy troubles and the anime throne.
Nayeli G. Pena, Colorado College
The photo editing app can touch up appearances on Instagram and Snapchat, but is it negatively affecting young people’s self-worth?
As both the star of ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ and an actress on the spectrum, she’s eliminating harmful stereotypes of autism that other shows often perpetuate.
Accountability isn’t a witch hunt.
Autumn De Wilde’s film may not be entirely true to the book, but it still captures the essence of the author’s work.
Ian Nordin, University of Texas at San Antonio
You have all the information you could ever want at your fingertips. It’s easy to become obsessed with so much power.
The documentary ‘I Met You’ reconnected people with their deceased loved ones. Is it heartwarming or hazardous?
It’s not only a whole new world of literature, but what’s better than something that’s free and accessible at any time during the day?
Why is the murdering main character of the Netflix show garnering so much sympathy?
Chances are, you probably didn’t know who created the ‘Renegade’ dance a few weeks ago.
Victoria Acosta, Southern Adventist University
It’s time to stop limiting yourself to English television and start absorbing that language you’ve always wanted to learn with these binge-worthy shows.
Combining real-life issues and movie worlds isn’t always a bad idea.
Exactly what is it about them that makes us love them so much?
Lara Jean has a complicated love life for someone who’s never been in a relationship.
The LGBTQ+ show is bringing a new and necessary viewpoint to Japan’s Yaoi and Yuri-saturated pop culture.
Is dating on a show any different than dating on an app?
Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
Why is this romance so important? You won’t see stereotypical tropes about black people here — just couples trying to navigate the tricky world of love.
Video game creators have feelings too, and it’s time for us to start treating them like the human beings they are.
A lesson in politics and the diverse experience of the black American.
He has received support from fellow TikTok creators for making light of the leak. Meanwhile, female celebs are on the defensive.
The self-awareness of a new generation is propelling this internet-age style of music into the mainstream.
The director of ‘Parasite’ directed another tale of a family struggling to survive in a socially-stratified society — except this time, it was a monster movie.
There is no better way to celebrate the feeling of love than binge-watching some movies to melt your heart.
Michelle Young, Simon Fraser University
The Academy Award Winner for best picture has sparked debate regarding the use of subtitles in foreign films.
You won’t see too many black creators advertised on the video-sharing site, so here’s something to help get you started.
The show will have you simultaneously laughing and reaching for the tissues, all while inspiring a sense of confidence that few other shows deliver.
Even with a great year for film, many fan favorites didn’t make the cut for the Academy Awards.
Kali Johnson, Gustavus Adolphus College
It’s easy to romanticize Taylor Swift’s extremely successful life. What many of us fail to remember is that it can be hard to be famous.
As the first foreign film to win best picture, this South Korean movie is opening doors for the future of international cinema.
Gwenyth Paltrow’s lifestyle enterprise Goop took us to the edge with their latest mini-series.
Janani Mangai Srinivasan, Wake Forest University
The three letters — two u’s that indicate closed eyes and a ‘w’ for a bashful smile — captures a warm and fuzzy facial expressions that’s spread to all corners of the internet.
The Academy is obviously lacking when it comes to diversity, and that includes actors with disabilities.
Is there any better way to honor a critically acclaimed book than to turn it into a binge-worthy Hulu series?
This popular ABC TV show has reached its 24th season, and, despite its long run, the series still has moments that leaves fans completely astounded.
With digital media on the rise, it is no surprise that there are more options than ever out there for manga fans to get their fix anytime.
The film encapsulates the wrong turns taken by the series since the House of Mouse took over the franchise.
The Microsoft console had some problems, which resulted in many gamers switching to the competition.
You will get lost in your cravings while scrolling through this gourmet and gooey world.
Violent, dark and gritty. Here’s why these superheroines deserve as much recognition as their idealized counterparts, like Wonder Woman.
Break up that cram session with a little bit of gaming.
Every new season comes with a brand new set of conflicts and opportunities for sabotage. This time, it might be too much to take.
In an era with an escalating number of deportations and family separation at the border, this series resonates.
Digital ghost towns seem to provide more comfort than when they were at their peak.
For fans of fantasy looking for a feminist addition to the genre, this series may or may not live up to expectations.
The debate on whether cheerleading is a sport or not is over. The dedication of the athletes in this docuseries speaks for itself.
Brendan Bell, Towson University
If you’re in a Netflix-watching rut, download the social networking app that inspired me to watch more films.
Taking its cue from the #MeToo movement, the Netflix series follows one of its characters as she processes the trauma resulting from a sexual assault on public transportation.
The social media platform, which seems engineered for virality, is displacing streaming services like Spotify when it comes to finding new songs and artists.
Blair Krassen, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
The fearless comedian is taking time away from her hectic acting schedule to continue her stand-up tour.
Life looks a lot different than it did 15 years ago.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
The popular YouTube channel goes into the history of some of the most iconic, no longer functioning amusement park attractions.
Carli Moses, Union University
Although ambitious, the creators scatter unironic clichés throughout this anthology, spoiling any acting or cinematographic accomplishments.
Matthew Robison, University of South Florida
A seemingly ambitious project, the series falls prey to poor execution and hollow characterization.
Cameron Rapata, Columbia College Chicago
Just be sure to watch out for those Murphy beds.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
The event was overshadowed by the death of Kobe Bryant and looming allegations about the Recording Academy.
Spanning everything from arthouse to horror, the home video label makes it a mission to restore overlooked film curiosities from the past.
In this heart-wrenching documentary, a woman chronicles the graphic realities of war, all while trying to care for her own family.
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin continue to defy the odds as the leading ladies of this comical and uplifting series.
Emma Lichtenstein, Brandeis University
After some major events capped off the previous season, the fifth season of the popular SyFy series examines the fallout.
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