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Actors Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong from Succession talking itno a phone. The shows fourth and final season premiered Sunday.

Final season of ‘Succession’ begins

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | March 29, 2023

The first episode of the fourth and final season of “Succession” aired Sunday on HBO. The show, which first premiered in 2018, follows wealthy media mogul Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his children as they deal with their father’s legacy and the...

Actors Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Melanie Laurent, Dany Boon and Kuhoo Verma from Murder Mystery 2 at the films premiere is Paris. The film is one of many films releasing next week.

Films, comics coming out next week

By Daniel Massa, Lifestyle Writer | March 23, 2023

There are a number of films, TV shows, books and video games that are releasing the week of March 27. Here’s some media to look out for next week that may pique your interest. “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” “Dungeons & Dragons:...

Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki during The Big Bang Theory panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The Big Bang Theory is one of the shows you should watch this weekend.

Happy media to watch this weekend

By Emily Beebe, Assistant News Editor | March 23, 2023

Coming back to school after a spring break that felt too short can be upsetting, so here are some recommendations that will brighten your mood. Lemonade Mouth (Disney+) “Lemonade Mouth” is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated Disney movies...

A screenshot of the Shadow and Bone page on Netflix. The shows second season came out Thursday.

New season of ‘Shadow and Bone’ honors the books

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor | March 22, 2023

All hail the Grishaverse, and all hail our queen and sun summoner Alina Starkov.  The long-awaited second season of Netflix’s original series “Shadow and Bone” was released on Thursday. The show is adapted from the “Shadow and Bone” trilogy...

Friends actors (left) Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc sitting in a park during Friends: The Reunion. The group was asked if Ross and Rachel were on a break during this conversation.

Poll: Were Ross and Rachel on a break?

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor in Chief | March 21, 2023

A debate that has plagued the fans of the ‘90s sitcom “Friends,” is whether Ross and Rachel were on a break.  Ross and Rachel had an on again, off again relationship through the 10 season show. The first mention of the opulent taking a break...

A screenshot from the television series Jared From Subway: Catching a Monster. The show turns away from looking at Fogle, choosing to look at smaller figures in the case.

‘Jared From Subway’ is unfocused, unnecessary

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | March 20, 2023

The latest in a seemingly never-ending procession of bombshell true-crime documentaries is “Jared From Subway: Catching a Monster.” The three-part docuseries will shock and appall its viewers but ultimately leave them feeling confused and disappointed. Jared...

A young woman scrolling through streaming options on her television. Each streaming service has its pros and cons, but which one is the best?

Poll: Which streaming service do you use most often?

By Emily Beebe, Assistant News Editor | March 14, 2023

In recent years, streaming services have become increasingly popular as people turn away from traditional cable television. With the rise of platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, viewers are able to access a wider range of content on-demand...

The icon for “History of the World: Part II” on a computer screen. The show is the first Mel Brooks directed piece to come out in almost 30 years and is releasing episodes from March 6 through March 9.

Mel Brooks returns to tell history 40 years later

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | March 8, 2023

Though the comedic stylings of Mel Brooks represent an older, perhaps antiquated form of comedy, the actor-director-writer has unexpectedly returned to the limelight with “History of the World Part II.” The original film, which was released in...

Apple TV+ was launched Nov. 1, 2019.

Does Apple TV+ pay off or fall flat?

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | March 7, 2023

With a multitude of recent awards season wins, Apple TV+ is quickly becoming one of the premier streaming services. But is it worth the price? Apple TV+ launched on Nov. 1, 2019, with eight original shows to start things off including “The Morning...

The cast of Outer Banks, Rudy Pankow, Madelyn Cline, Drew Starkey, Carlacia Grant, Chase Stokes, Jonathan Davis and Madison Bailey at the season three premiere in Los Angeles.

Love, treasure and legacy are on the docket this weekend

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor in Chief | February 28, 2023

Outer Banks  (Netflix) On an island of Pogues and Kooks, the wealthy and the poor, one teen John Booker Routladge (Chase Stokes) is on the hunt for a treasure. John B’s father, Big John, went missing on his own hunt for the treasure and is presumed...

Pedro Pascal star of The Mandalorian on the red carpet premiere of season 3 of the show.

See a horror film, witness the peak of the rock-and-roll era next week

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor | February 23, 2023

Next week has quite a few movies and TV shows coming out, each suited for viewers with different tastes.  “The Mandalorian” season 3 Everyone’s favorite space duo is coming back on March 1 after nearly three years of patiently waiting for their...

The Netflix home page shows a list of trending shows on a laptop screen.

A sketch comedy, social critique and seminal classic on the docket this weekend

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | February 22, 2023

With the unpredictable and often extreme weather DeKalb has been experiencing lately, it’s important to have a good selection of movies and shows to keep you busy inside. Here are some of the things I’m most excited to watch this weekend. The Morning...