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Watch a horror or comedy movie this weekend while studying for finals

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | December 1, 2022

With Thanksgiving break over and finals week coming up take some time this weekend to relax in between studying with these recommendations ranging from horror to adventure.  “SMILE” (PARAMOUNT+)  “Smile” came out in theaters in September...

Season four of the Netflix show The Dragon Prince premiered on Nov. 3.

Season 4 of ‘The Dragon Prince’ opens with peaceful tone, emotional issues

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | November 8, 2022

Return to the fantastical land of Xadia. After a three-year hiatus, Netflix’s animated series “The Dragon Prince,” now sporting the new subtitle “Mystery of Aaravos,” is back and better than ever for its fourth season, referred to as "Book 4:...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Sarah Rose

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | November 3, 2022

Take all that leftover Halloween candy and relax from the holiday with these three motion pictures, ranging from audacious 19th-century female heroines to an appreciable documentary about climate change.  “Anne with an E” (Netflix) “Anne with...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Nick Glover

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | October 27, 2022

After a couple of hectic weeks of midterms, homecoming and essays galore, take a step back and enjoy yourself this weekend with these recommendations.  “Don’t Worry Darling” (Amazon Prime) “Don’t Worry Darling” is a new film that came...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Sarah Rose

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | October 13, 2022

Turning on a favorite TV show or movie offers the perfect retreat from the stress of college life. “Andor” (Disney+) “Andor” is a TV series that premiered on Sept. 21. The series currently has six episodes available with a new episode premiering...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Gino Hernandez

By Gino Hernandez, Lifestyle Writer | October 6, 2022

It’s the time of the year for chilly weather and freakish freights. With it being October, here are a few shows and movies that depict the beauty and horror of humanity.  “The Green Knight” (Hulu) “The Green Knight” is an adventure, fantasy...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Sarah Rose

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | September 22, 2022

It is going to be a bit cooler this weekend, the perfect time to bundle up on the couch and catch up on some binge-worthy TV shows. Shadow and Bone (Netflix) "Shadow and Bone" is a fantasy show released on Netflix on April 23, 2021. It is based...

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Highlights of ‘Cobra Kai’ and what to expect in season five

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | September 15, 2022

Editor’s note: This review contains spoilers about the show “Cobra Kai.” The legacy of the pop culture sensation “The Karate Kid” lives on in the stunning series “Cobra Kai,” now on its fifth season. “Cobra Kai” is now its own pop...

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What I’m watching this weekend: DeOndre Saunders

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | September 14, 2022

Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1 (Netflix) “Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1” is a Netflix documentary released on Aug. 23. The sports documentary is about three friends who bring a spotlight to street basketball.  These three friends Seth...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Northern Star Staff

By Laqes Davis and Daija Hammonds | September 2, 2022

It is Labor Day weekend and whether you’re out grilling or spending time with family, it can still be a good time to watch a show or movie. Here are some recommendations for the long weekend. The Cuphead Show! (Netflix) “The Cuphead Show!” is...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Northern Star Staff

By Daija Hammonds and Laqes Davis | August 25, 2022

Take some time this weekend to relax and catch up on some shows or movies. Here are ideas if you’re stumped on what to watch. Vampire in the Garden (Netflix) “Vampire in the Garden'' takes place in a world where humans and vampires are at war with...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Northern Star Staff

By Madelaine Vikse and Skyler Kisellus | February 3, 2022

With the streaming capabilities and platforms available these days, there are so many options to choose from. Instead of scrolling through an endless amount of options and watching trailers, check out these picks from some of us at the Northern Star on...