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Love second season out March 10

Love second season out March 10

Looking for the next binge-able TV show? Love, a ten episode Netflix series starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust which came out February 2016, is about just that. Love. It’s nuanced, coated with layers of internal struggles and relationship pains. The second season comes out on Netflix on Friday, March 10.The show begins with two bad breakups for Mickey (Jacobs) […]

by Cleo Aukland· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Underdog Moonlight takes best picture amid Oscar mix-up

Underdog Moonlight takes best picture amid Oscar mix-up

The seats were filled at the Oscars on Sunday night. As many considered this year to be an extraordinary movie year, with a wide range of dark, fun, political, and engaging movies out in theatres. What many critics considered to be an Oscar-underdog Best Picture on Sunday night. This win was well-deserved for the Moonlight cast, production, and crew. The […]

Fifty Shades Darker continues to stigmatize BDSM

Fifty Shades Darker continues to stigmatize BDSM

The sequel to E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker , which came out on Feb. 10, was awful. The movie, based on the novel of the same name, was torn apart by Manohla Davis of The New York Times: “Soon, though, the individual scattered titters and excited murmurings began to shift and to harmonize as skeptics and […]

Looking for something with more depth than The Bachelor? Here’s a show about The Bachelor

Looking for something with more depth than The Bachelor? Here’s a show about The Bachelor

For those of us putting off work for two hours on Monday night to collectively sit and watch the infamous Bachelor, the question always arises: how much of this stuff is real? And by “real,” the accurate term would be “produced.” The Bachelor and The Bachelorette attract their fans with a cocktail of catfights, revealing clothing, and lots of drama. […]

by Cleo Aukland· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Stop Kiss play tackles heavy themes in romantic plotline

Stop Kiss play tackles heavy themes in romantic plotline

The daring and original play Stop Kiss opened at Colby this weekend, showcasing an original plot and heartfelt acting. Produced by Colby’s student-run theater group Powder and Wig, Stop Kiss features an intimate cast led by Chelsea Regan ’17 and Kaylee Pomelow ’19, and directed by Kelsey Book ’18. Stop Kiss is the story of two New York women who […]

Original musical Lost With You draws full house despite snowstorm

Original musical Lost With You draws full house despite snowstorm

Last Thursday night, in the raging snowstorm, the musical Lost With You drew a large crowd to Runnals Theater. There was a full house. The play, an original piece by students Katie Monteleone ’18, Joshua Lutian ’18, and Ben Brougham ’18, spanned nearly an hour long and through song, dialogue, and dance enacted the heartwarming (and heartbreaking) lives of a […]

Lady Gaga sings subtly political halftime show

Lady Gaga sings subtly political halftime show

Lady Gaga took the stage at the halftime show for Superbowl 51 in Houston, Texas and did not disappoint. Gaga and football fans alike praised the show for its quality vocals, high energy, and creative choreography. The performance began with a staged leap off the top of the stadium following a mashup of “God Bless America” and “This Land Is […]

by Olivia Ainsworth· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
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Is La La Land seeking an award for best escapist film?

In these troubling times, sometimes all we want is to go to the movies and escape the real world for a while. La La Land, a nickname for the bright and shiny city of Los Angeles, takes its audience on a colorful trip to what appears to be the 1940s but is actually modern day Hollywood. The film’s two protagonists […]

by Maddy Albert· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Break out of the Colby bubble with Netflix’s must-see movie 13th

Break out of the Colby bubble with Netflix’s must-see movie 13th

This Oscars season has presented us with many, critically acclaimed films. Many incorporate extensive social commentary, including Moonlight, Hidden Figures, Manchester By the Sea, and Fences. One that made a different Oscar nomination list  is the newly released Netflix documentary 13th. Although 13th covers a heavy subject matter, the implementation of the 13th Ammendment, in some ways it eases one’s […]

Review: Gilmore Girls reboot leaves something to be desired

Review: Gilmore Girls reboot leaves something to be desired

After a decade of unanswered questions and anticipation, the Gilmore Girls revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, was finally released to Netflix on November 25. The revival picked up ten years after the last episode aired, and it was hard to believe that so much time had passed in Stars Hollow. The sound clips at the beginning of the first episode […]

by Shoshi Leviton· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment