Kristin Auld, St John’s University
Grab some hot chocolate and get cozy by the fire with your favorite television pals.
Brendan Bell, Towson University
The new Disney Plus show can stand on its own, even without the connection to the expansive sci-fi franchise.
Matthew Robison, University of South Florida
The deft reworking of his criminal origin narrative yields total tragedy.
Nathan Coles, Oakland University
The collectible figures have been left on the shelf for too long.
Meredith Day, Davidson College
The long-running greeting card company has been force-feeding us their festive, mistletoe-filled extravaganzas for far too long with minute advances in diversity.
Gabriel Egbert, University of Louisville
The streaming service allows fans to revisit the origins of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
The film jettisons the problematic elements of the original, and the more realistic animation has the spirit many felt ‘The Lion King’ lacked.
Carli Moses, Union University
This Shakespeare adaptation strays from the source material, but in doing so creates quite the cautionary tale about the price of war.
Caroline Forrey, Miami University, Ohio
Elizabeth Banks’ spy flick is the latest female-fronted film to crash at the box office.
The sequel to Overwatch introduces a lot of exciting additions for fans to experience.
Rian Johnson’s latest film uses an unconventional whodunnit to look at contemporary issues.
Cynthia Vasquez, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
The singer changed the game for Latinx artists and now this upcoming biopic will give fans an even closer look at her infamous life.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
Chadwick Boseman shines, but high expectations will not be your friend with this film.
Megan Thompson, Montclair State University
With Disney+ allowing users everywhere to relive their childhood, this classic series serves as a digital time capsule.
Let’s talk about the highs, lows and how the heck Sean Spicer lasted so long in the competition.
Bad jokes aren’t the only racist things to come out of wrestling.
On this beautifully filmed YouTube channel, artists highlight the creative potential hidden within a self-care routine.
Emma Lichtenstein, Brandeis University
The pop star’s contribution to the ‘Cats’ soundtrack parallels her own life in a few ways.
Blair Krassen, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
With original songs, new themes, important lessons and clever jokes, this film is a must-see for all ages.
Abby Webb, Rice University
Directors Tailfeathers and Hepburn’s new movie emulates a relentless reality that grounds the film and gives a voice to the indigenous experience.
Jake Mauriello, SUNY New Paltz
Fresh off a Palme d’Or win at Cannes, the Korean film has been garnering major buzz as award season approaches.
This Canadian comedy continuously creates chuckles.
Tommy Nguyen, Clovis Community College
The Oscars of gaming is giving this medium the recognition that it deserves.
Lag and the inability to download games is really hampering the tech giant’s foray into cloud gaming services.
Hailee Steinfeld’s latest project doesn’t seem to get its main character.
The new Disney+ series will feel familiar to longtime Star Wars fans.
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.
While it hews close to a lot of Christmas movie tropes, the film subverts just enough of its conventions to create something compelling.
Loosely inspired by true events, this German drama paints a complex portrait of teenage radicals that resists interpretation.
After a string of disappointing film and television versions, can Denis Villeneuve finally do the novel justice?
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.
Whether it’s the ‘Matrix’ trilogy or ‘Gears of War,’ leaving the audience hanging is starting to feel a little bit cliched.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
For anyone who subscribed to the service and is thinking, ‘What now?’
Whether it’s Beyoncé’s ‘HOMECOMING’ or Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ musicians are getting a boost from their movie appearances.
The soon-to-be-released documentary follows one police unit as they try to reframe how cops interact with those with mental health issues.
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.
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?
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?
It’s finally become less weird to get caught listening to strangers whispering soothing noises in your ear.
Living your extra life? This YouTuber knows a thing or two about that.
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.
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