Kristin Auld, St John’s University
The latest Christmas rom-com is giving viewers something unexpected.
Dylan Kazanova, University of Texas at San Antonio
The Season 4 premiere of ‘Rick and Morty’ has loyal fans on the edge of their seats; with a stellar start, the new season is looking to make an impact.
Meredith Day, Davidson College
While it hews close to a lot of Christmas movie tropes, the film subverts just enough of its conventions to create something compelling.
Carli Moses, Union University
Loosely inspired by true events, this German drama paints a complex portrait of teenage radicals that resists interpretation.
Gabriel Egbert, University of Louisville
After a string of disappointing film and television versions, can Denis Villeneuve finally do the novel justice?
Emma Lichtenstein, Brandeis University
Almost seven years after the beloved Nickelodeon show ended, it’s finally available on the popular streaming service. Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice have come a long way.
Caroline Forrey, Miami University, Ohio
Whether it’s the ‘Matrix’ trilogy or ‘Gears of War,’ leaving the audience hanging is starting to feel a little bit cliched.
Megan Thompson, Montclair State University
With an obscure tweet posted by James Charles, many have speculated that he’s become green with envy. Is there more behind it or is it just a conspiracy?
Brendan Bell, Towson University
As the 2010s come to a close, let’s see how the long-running video game series was able to depict the decade preceding it.
Giana Gayles, Stanford University
Once part of the online ‘Wild West,’ the social media giant is now less concerned with open conversation and more concerned with ad dollars.
Tommy Nguyen, Clovis Community College
The newest addition to the storied franchise includes some long-awaited features, but outdated graphics and reduced content as well.
Vaishnavi Kalyana, College of DuPage
The story of the Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star collab gives a behind-the-scenes look at the beauty industry … as well as two people becoming fast friends.
Blair Krassen, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
For the first time, rappers from a diverse set of backgrounds get their chance at fame on this addicting new Netflix show.
Feeling blue waiting for Season 2? Check out this list for content that is sure to fill the void.
Matthew Robison, University of South Florida
Time to break out the fedora and a pack of cigarettes while imitating your favorite hard-boiled detectives.
Unfortunately it is just Netflix’s latest teen-comedy to flop.
Jake Mauriello, SUNY New Paltz
For anyone who subscribed to the service and is thinking, ‘What now?’
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
The soon-to-be-released documentary follows one police unit as they try to reframe how cops interact with those with mental health issues.
Cynthia Vasquez, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Whether it’s Beyoncé’s ‘HOMECOMING’ or Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ musicians are getting a boost from their movie appearances.
Chris Meng, Pomona College
The makeover show lands for the first time in Japan, bringing along the challenges and excitement of being in a different country.
Some couples remain strong, others will break up or agree to just remain friends. Who will stand the test of time?
In spite of some controversy, the annual convention by the game developer Blizzard still brought out the crowds.
If you’re a fan of ‘The Office,’ then your dream may have finally come true. This podcast gives listeners a unique perspective on the long-running sitcom.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
Viewing the world through a mobile camera dramatically alters how one perceives and recalls memories.
The new horror series succeeds when it experiments, but is held back by its uneven production values and its overly reverent approach to the original 1982 franchise.
‘Maniac’ shows that the singer is a force to be reckoned with, in dating and in the music industry.
Take a trip down memory lane with ‘Glee,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and more.
We all love a little weirdness.
Viewers looking for a nuanced presentation of love, whether it be romantic or familial, will swoon over this new anthology series.
Yeah, I have a lot of questions. Number one: How dare you?
The Williams sisters might be dominating, but they’re not the only ones. These power players are about to change the game.
Bryan Lance, Liberty University
Two YouTube celebrities are putting down their cameras and lacing up their boxing gloves.
While the series might not necessarily stay true to the memoir it’s based on, it continues to grow stronger with age.
A look at how a once great network lost its way.
From his documentary series to his new makeup line, we’re seeing a new, more confident Shane.
When new sketches disappoint, turn back to some old favorites with Kristin Wiig, Bill Hader and Amy Poehler.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
Will the expansion pack actually reflect college life, or will it just be another example of ‘The Sim 4’ not living up to its predecessors?
Nathan Coles, Oakland University
Finally, kids cartoons are starting to feature well-written LGBTQ+ characters.
Learn the slasher pastiche origins of the popular, long-running series.
Between ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ and ‘The Politician,’ 2019 is Deutch’s world, and we’re just living in it.
After 10 years, the gang is back and better than ever … kinda.
This self-introduction is disjointed, high-strung and relentlessly upbeat — just like Jenny Slate.
Cameron Rapata, Columbia College Chicago
In a culture dictated by likes and shares, who knew a celebrity could be so wholesome and authentic?
Amazon Prime hopes to ride the fantasy wave with a show based on this 14-book series.
Social media influencers searching for the perfect photo opportunity have waged a war on apple orchards and it’s killing the business.
These movies add intriguing concepts and social commentary to a familiar subgenre.
Games like ‘NBA 2K20’ and ‘WWE 2K20’ are pursuing profit at the expense of actual, quality gameplay.
Whether it’s autism or addiction, the long-running kids show continues to engage with pressing matters in our current social and political climate.
The ‘Breaking Bad’ follow-up provides a melancholy epilogue for a broken character.
Movies like ‘The Farewell’ and ‘Joker’ might have been released a little earlier than most films vying for Academy recognition, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t make a big splash.
Here are a few pleasant alternatives to begrudgingly agreeing to watch a horror movie with a blanket covering your eyes.
Heath Ledger versus Joaquin Phoenix. Incel bait versus empathetic portrayal of mental illness. There’s plenty to argue about.
The 2020 presidential election is seeing a new challenger.
The CW is taking a cue from the MCU in their biggest event so far — an ambitious crossover featuring the Flash, Green Arrow, Supergirl and more.
The popular reality series sheds light on the toxic issues that come along with reality TV.
The clown prince of crime’s cinematic success could pave the way for similar movies.
Ever wonder what makes that grey matter in your head tick? This Netflix series delves deep into the inner workings to explain human behavior.
While the show previously addressed other political issues, no other topic has been granted as much screen time as Mateo’s undocumented status.
Take a look at online fads and current trends with this up-and-coming YouTuber.
Defeat the boss level with bae at your side.
Many are questioning whether new games could live up to expectations as the company struggles to keep them engaged.
Can HBO finally make an adaptation that will make Alan Moore proud?
Sustainability and fair prices — what’s not to love?
Nintendo is transforming the landscape of eSports.
The debut of a new wrestling show has sparked a ratings war with WWE.
From using tragedy for political gain to assassination attempts, Netflix’s new show pulls out all the stops to make us look twice at politics.
From murder mysteries, serial killers and organ harvesters, where will this show go next in its fourth season? Watch out, spoilers ahead.
Rocco Romano, University of Iowa
Will new King-inspired works be as good as the classics?
Living your extra life? This YouTuber knows a thing or two about that.
It’s finally become less weird to get caught listening to strangers whispering soothing noises in your ear.
Get updated on ‘The Crown,’ ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’ in a minute or less with these short teasers.
Pilot season is here. Here’s a guide to what you should see or skip this fall.
The test is headed for a digital future. Are you prepared for this brave new world?
The teenage witch and her friends deserve more recognition for their newest incarnation.
This clever combination of the stealth and point-and-click subgenres encourages a penchant for mayhem.
This binge-worthy show takes viewers through the ups and downs of motherhood, attempting to balance pressing issues with humor.
Set in an open field, this King-adaption boasts an unusual antagonist that still keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.
The genre is quickly approaching the point of over-saturation.
Charlotte Susser, University of Chicago
This show is both educational and entertaining, if you can believe it.
And take notes!
You can’t cram all that info into your brain without taking a break. Check out these four games to give your mind a chance to recharge.
The long-running reality show’s season finale — which finally looked at some of its problematic issues — was actually good.
The confirmation of the YouTuber’s makeup palette have fans waiting in anticipation.
Christine Bushart, Georgia State University
Just because you can consume it doesn’t mean it was made for you.
The brand-new trailer takes us into an enchanted forest!
In sharing his HIV-positive status in his new memoir, the ‘Queer Eye’ star opens up an important dialogue.
Amazon Prime’s animated show asks the hard question: terror or routine, which would you choose?
Watching episodes of your favorite show back to back is changing the television landscape; it might be harming your enjoyment too.
Even as a faulty film, the idea behind the Zach Galifianakis vehicle communicates a lot about culture and society.
Looking and feeling good on a budget? These YouTubers have got you.
This new space adventure combines character development and a fantastic setting to show off Gray’s mastery of the genre and storytelling.
The dark charm of ‘Riverdale’ is being outshone by newcomers like ‘Euphoria.’
Abby Webb, Rice University
Her skyrocket to stardom, ‘Fleabag,’ may be over, but the actress/writer/producer is only shining brighter.
Kaitlin Romriell, Southern New Hampshire University
Here’s something else to binge on, aside from Halloween candy.
Amber Amortegui, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Fans (and haters) take their opinions to social media during the show’s premiere.
Clarence Dodge, Sarah Lawrence College
Saul is great, but ‘Breaking Bad’ fans have missed Jesse and Co.
Whether romanticized or condemned, serial killers are a staple of today’s Americana. But when, and how, did the fascination with society’s most deviant begin?
Noah Carey, University of Pennsylvania
Here’s a look at other sitcoms that could follow the lead of the ‘Office Ladies,’ which features Pam and Angela from ‘The Office.’
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
It feels like I’ve grown up beside the ‘Gilmore Girls’ character. I never really thought I’d end up here, but I’m so glad I did.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
Shia LaBeouf and newcomer Zack Gottsagen echo ‘Huckleberry Finn’ in this movie that’s equal parts tearjerker and laugh-out-loud comedy.
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