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

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

Combat Sports VS Jake Paul

A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu Boxing is now a very interesting space. It has now been occupied by the likes of Jake Paul and Logan Paul in recent years. For the most part it is Jake Paul, who is Jake Paul you may ask? Jake Paul, during my middle school years into freshmen and sort of Sophomore year of high school was the era of … Continue reading Combat Sports VS Jake Paul

Black Directors and Cinema

A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu Throughout the years of 2017 to 2019 my love for film would forever be changed. In 2017, Jordan Peele would come onto the scene with the critically acclaimed movie gaining more and more attention. Leading Peele to become the first black man to ever win an Oscar for best original screenplay. The movie Get Out would end up bringing into frame a … Continue reading Black Directors and Cinema

Lupin Review

By: A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu Lupin was a surprisingly interesting Netflix original for me, before the show had been released there was a sort of controversy around the show based on the name. Many people thought the show was based on the anime classic of the same name, and they had changed the main character to Black man. But as things progressed those who … Continue reading Lupin Review

The Future of Cinema and Television

By: A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu During the quarantine of 2020, I was engulfed in the process of watching numerous shows and movies spanning from the 80s to the present. A large amount of shows on Netflix in particular as a means of escape with the pandemic and other major events of the world unfolding. After a while I started to sit to myself and … Continue reading The Future of Cinema and Television

Tenet: The Man on a mission

A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu As the number of cinemas slowly open up, during this seemingly never ending pandemic. Christopher Nolan comes right behind it, to save film industry with his ground breaking blockbuster Tenet. Tenet follows the Protagonist played by John David Washington, a secret agent who travels on a epic time bending mission to prevent the beginning of World War III. With this … Continue reading Tenet: The Man on a mission