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Age limit eliminated for America’s Next Top Model

April 25th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

On Saturday, April 1, 2017 Tyra Banks went on Instagram to announce that there is no age limit to audition for America Next Top Model. In previous auditions you would had to be 18 to 27 years old to qualify. She informed her Instagram followers “So you know what? I’m taking that age limit off,” she continued. “You want to audition for “America’s Next Top Model”? I don’t care how old you are, honey, you just need to know how to smize and be open to learning how to work the runway like a supermodel.” This show started in 2003 and has 23 seasons. In 2004 America’s Next Top Model had an average of 6 million viewers but throughout the years it has dropped. In 2016 Tyra Banks passed her hosting obligations to Rita Ora but decided to take it back for this upcoming season. Production for this upcoming season will start summer 2017.

By: Emily Fermin

The Final Season of Game of Thrones

March 20th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

The creators of the HBO show Game of Thrones announced on Thursday, March 9, 2017 that their eighth and final season will only be six episodes. They also announced that the seventh season, which is only going to have seven episodes is set to premiere on Sunday, July 16, 2017. The creators told fans the news through Facebook live.  The seventh season was set to come out in the spring but had to be pushed back because production wanted to film in the winter. This show first came out on April 17, 2011 and has an average of 10.6 million viewers per season. This show won 238 awards out of 389 awards they were nominated for. The Game of Thrones won the most Emmy’s in history as a scripted series.

By: Emily Fermin

The Top Must-see Shows on Netflix

March 2nd, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

  1. Narcos

This shows focuses on how the Medellin cocaine drug cartel grew and spread across the world. The main character of the show Steve Murphy who is a DEA agent working for the United States was sent to find cocaine drug lord Pablo Escobar in Medellin, Colombia. Murphy has to go through many bloody conflicts in order to capture him.

  1. Orange is the new black

Orange is the new black is based on the book “orange is the new black”. This show is based on a woman named Piper Chapman who is in her thirties. She was sentenced 15 months in prison since she helped her drug dealing girlfriend transport drugs.  The show focuses on Piper’s experience in prison on finding a clique in prison. Also, she has to go through the struggle of seeing her ex- drug dealing girlfriend in prison. This show is a must see show that has comedy and drama.

  1. House of Cards

This show focuses on Majority whip Frank Underwood on how he seeks to revenge on people that have wronged him. Him and his wife Claire work together for Frank to climb to the top for so he can become the President of the United States. This show contains a lot of drama and it is worth watching.

 

By: Emily Fermin

Season 2 of Stranger Things

February 11th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” released an ad during Super Bowl 51 stating that Season 2 will come out on Halloween Tuesday, October 31, 2017. The commercial was only 30 seconds, but the main thing that stands out from the trailer was that the main characters of the show were dressed like the Ghostbusters. A hypothesis on why the main characters are dressed like the Ghostbusters is  “Maybe it’s dress-up day near Halloween (not so scary), or maybe there’s another, more sinister reason why the boys are wearing the outfits made famous by Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson”(Gunderman). Or maybe the like of Gozer from Ghostbusters who could be an allegory for the monster of season two that would be a God like being compared to them. The commercial kept on illustrating that something abnormal is going to happen next season. The next season of “Stranger Things” is a show that people cannot miss out.

By:
Emily Fermin

Gunderman, Dan. “The Best Moments from the ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Trailer.” NY Daily News. N.p., 06 Feb. 2017. Web. 06 Feb. 2017

Jennifer Lopez Gets Ready For Shades of Blue Season 2

January 18th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

Wow! Lopez looks like a true NYC detective! The 47 year-old actress and mom of two recently posed for promo photos for season 2 of Shades of Blue. “Harlee Santos (Jennifer Lopez), a single mom and resourceful detective, is now dealing with her fractured relationship with her mentor/boss Matt Wozniak (Ray Liotta) after he found out she was working with the FBI to deal with corruption within their squad. Now the crew is under scrutiny from the FBI and Internal Affairs and that’s not the only thing Harlee is wrestling with: At the end of the first season she killed her daughter’s father,” Chris Harnick explains the first season! I have personally watched the show and loved it! I can’t wait for season 2!

Article by:
Gerard G

Will & Grace Comeback!?

January 6th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

Actor Leslie Jordan recently revealed in an interview with KPBS that NBC has taken on the series with a revival of 10 episodes. NBC, however, declined to comment on the matter. “It’s back…NBC has ordered 10 episodes…. It’ll be for the next season, so they’ll go in in July.” Despite all of the hype, actress Debra Messing, one of the main stars of the show unfortunately tweeted, “Sadly Leslie was wrong. Nothing beyond talks.

https://twitter.com/DebraMessing/status/816057403502379009

 Article by:
Gerard G.

Star Trek: Discovery

December 27th, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Set your phasers to stun! Star Trek fans get ready for an epic series created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. The series is set to take place a decade before the original Star Trek: The Original Series. The series follows the crew of the USS Discovery, while also sticking to Star Trek’s original themes, as they set out to discover the Universe. Fuller has said in an interview earlier this year that the series will explore “an incident and an event in Star Trek history that’s been talked about but never been explored.” Fuller also mentioned his series, co-created with Kurtzman, would compare to a “novel over 13 episodes,” and may suggest a more serialized storyline. Regardless, Star Trek: Discovery will bring a modern update in graphics to it’s series’ counterparts. Star Trek: Discovery is set to premiere on CBS in May 2017 before finally moving to All Access, a subscription based streaming video service from CBS.

Article by:
Gerard Gagliano

Taboo (2017)

December 23rd, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

Tom Hardy stars in the new mini-series Taboo which is expected to air early next year. The show follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a man longed believed to be dead, who returns to England from Africa to avenge his father’s death. Upon his return, he inherits what’s left of his father’s shipping empire but his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice. With enemies at every turn, he must tread carefully or meet his death. Conspiracy, murder, betrayal, and a dark family mystery make for an interesting concoction in a tale of love and treachery. Hardy is also the co-creator and executive producer of the mini-series. The story is set in 1814, the year of the London Beer Flood, and has a dark and occult-like feel. Fans of American Horror Story and shows like Penny Dreadful will appreciate the mood. Taboo may find itself in the works for a full season.

Article by:

 Gerard Gagliano

SOON – A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

December 16th, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

If you don’t have a new year resolution yet then be sure to make this one of your top priorities! As a kid, my imagination ran wild with the Baudelaire orphans as we invented new ways to mess with Count Olaf. When the film debuted in 2004, I forced my mother to take me to the theater to see it! My mother isn’t one to take interest in dark comedies but even she admitted it was entertaining. Then…there was a video game. TRIPLE THE EXCITEMENT! I must have drove my parents insane with my own obsession. Jump forward to 2014, when Netflix announced they would adapt the A Series of Unfortunate Events novels into an original TV series, and you get one overjoyed nearly fully grown adult who has waited long enough. In just under a month, A Series of Unfortunate Events will be released on Netflix and the world will have one more thing to be grateful for. The series follows the Baudelaire orphans who, after a “fire” kills their parents, are forced to live with their uncle, Count Olaf. The series will follow the children and all the mischief that entails. If it’s anything like the movie or game, it’s bound to be a visually stunning series as well. In Netflix’s adaptation, Neil Patrick Harris will star as Count Olaf in contrast to the film which starred Jim Carrey. The series is set to be released on January 13, 2017.

 by:

 Gerard Gagliano

5 Netflix show you Should Be Watching Now!

July 12th, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Netflix

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  1. Marvel’s Jessica Jones
    Starring:
  • Kysten Ritter (Jessica Jones)
  • Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker)
  • Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse)
  • David Tennant (Kilgrave aka The Purple Man)
  • Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth)
  • Wil Traval (Will Simpson)
  • Susie Abromeit (Pam)
  • Mike Colter (Luke Cage)

This Netflix original chronicles the life of one of the darker Marvel characters, the mysterious Jessica Jones. When a tragedy puts the end to her short-lived career as a superhero, Jessica settles in New York City and opens her own detective agency, called Alias Investigations, which seems to be called into cases involving people who have special abilities. Suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, Jessica wants to do good, but her primary interest isn’t in saving the world, it’s saving her apartment and getting through each day. Based on a graphic novel intended for adults, this is not a superhero story for the kids.

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2. Master of None
Starring:

  • Aziz Ansari (Dev)
  • Noël Wells (Rachel)
  • Lena Waithe (Denise)
  • Eric Wareheim (Arnold)

Dev is a 30 year-old actor, living in New York City. His life goes by in a humorous, yet meaningful sequence of events. Everything he does is usually related to hanging out with his three friends, finding a relationship, or getting ahead in his career.

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3. Sense8
Starring:

  • Aml Ameen (Capheus)
  • Doona Bae (Sun Bak)
  • Jamie Clayton (Nomi Marks)
  • Tina Desai (Kala Dandekar)
  • Tuppence Middleton (Riley Blue)
  • Max Riemelt (Wolfgang Bogdanow)

Eight strangers around the globe find themselves connected — first by a violent vision, then by their shared ability to connect with one another’s thoughts and actions, and finally by the urgent need to find out what happened and why. Their need to know goes beyond simple curiosity — as they pursue answers, a mysterious organization hunts them down, intent on destroying them. The intense thriller is the first foray into television (or, more accurately, Netflix) for renowned filmmakers Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski (“The Matrix Reloaded”), who created the series with J. Michael Straczynski (“Thor”). The international cast includes veteran actors known to U.S. audiences, like Daryl Hannah (“Kill Bill”) and Naveen Andrews (“Lost”), and others well-known in their home countries, like German actor Max Riemelt and Doona Bae of South Korea. In keeping with the global premise of the series, shooting takes place all over the world, including London, Reykjavik, Nairobi and Mumbai.

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4. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Starring:

  • Ellie Kemper (Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Tituss Burgess (Titus Andromedon)
  • Carol Kane (Lillian Kaushtupper)
  • Jane Krakowski (Jacqueline White)
  • Sara Chase (Cyndee Pokorny)
  • Sol Miranda (Donna Maria Nuñez)

Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm. On a whim, she rents a room from Titus, a gay wannabe Broadway actor, who makes ends meet as a street performer in Times Square. The unlikely pair find they’re well-suited to help each other out, with Titus reintroducing Kimmy to modern life, and her providing him with the inspiration that you should never give up. Together they’ll make it through whatever life throws at them.

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5. Voltron: Legendary Defender
Starring:

  • Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge)
  • Kimberly Brooks (Allur)
  • Rhys Darby (Coran)
  • Josh Keaton (Shiro)
  • Tyler Labine (Hunk)
  • Jeremy Shada (Lance)
  • Steven Yeun (Keith)

Five Earth teens – Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro – who become the last line of defense for the galaxy in an intergalactic battle against the evil alien force led by King Zarkon.

 

By Bryan Vallejo