Marry me Norma bates (The Torchure)

J Engels Staff Writer jengels@umassd.edu I’m convinced the term “MILF” was invented to specifically describe Vera Farmiga’s depiction of Norma Bates in Bates Motel. The same actress who brought to life such an independent, unconventionally feminine character as Lorraine Warren in the Conjuring movies, Farmiga is infectiously likeable. Every minute she’s on  screen I find myself unable to get enough of her warm and caring … Continue reading Marry me Norma bates (The Torchure)

Movie Review: Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was a movie that I always knew I wanted to watch but never got around to. I had seen posters for it a lot when I was growing up and had a huge infatuation for what it could solely be about. But at the time I never did because of the rating and I … Continue reading Movie Review: Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Taylor Sheridan Movies

A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu In my opinion, Taylor Sheridan is the greatest screenwriter of this new generation. His screenplays are the examples of simple plots with bigger more unique takeaways. As a film lover, I had no real interest in westerns or anything connected to them in any way, shape, or form. But that all changed when I encountered Taylor’s final frontier trilogy made … Continue reading Taylor Sheridan Movies

Netflix Cancelling Netflix Originals

A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu During the quarantine in 2020, many shows were released which helped to play a big part of our 2020. By making us laugh, cry, and keep some form of hope for us. With that being said, great shows were related around this time and ended with cliffhangers and huge fan following which many expected for a season 2. Like the … Continue reading Netflix Cancelling Netflix Originals

16 and Pregnant: Addressing or Glorifying Teen Pregnancy?

Samantha Travis Staff Writer stravis1@umassd.edu Some people may not be familiar with the MTV reality series, 16 and Pregnant. The show first premiered in 2009, when teen pregnancy rates in the US were at an all-time high. The show follows teen girls from all over the country, documenting their journeys as pregnant teenagers and the struggles they face, such as adult responsibilities at a young … Continue reading 16 and Pregnant: Addressing or Glorifying Teen Pregnancy?

One Year of COVID: Where Are We Now?

Samantha Travis Staff Writer  stravis1@umassd.edu Everyone knows what this past week has been for many of us. The anniversary of moments many of us would rather forget. I can still remember where I was a year ago at this time. It was March 13, 2020. My last day of in-person classes. It was my final semester at Bristol Community College, excited for my graduation ceremony … Continue reading One Year of COVID: Where Are We Now?

Kanopy: After Netflix gets Boring

By: A.J. MerchStaff Writeramerchant1@umassd.edu After months of putting it off, I finally looked at the Kanopy app which was an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers films and documentaries. It was during my Spanish class when my professor had assigned a homework of watching a movie called Chico & Rita on the app. While doing so, I would fall in … Continue reading Kanopy: After Netflix gets Boring

Race Against Time: Movie Review of “Greenland.”

Samantha Travis  Staff Writer stravis1@umassd.edu Calling all sci-fi, action junkies. Or anyone staying in on a Friday night looking for a movie that will keep you wondering from the beginning to the end. Ric Roman Waugh’s “Greenland” (2020) is a jarring, nail-biting movie about survival, global disasters, and humanity during desperate times. It may, ironically, not sound too unfamiliar, considering the year that all of … Continue reading Race Against Time: Movie Review of “Greenland.”