All posts tagged: netflix

Netflix and Chill: Chewing Gum

Originally posted on TheCollective:
? Edited by The Collected Mutineer ***A spoiler free review*** Chewing Gum Review: “Bless Us One and All, Oh Great and Benevolent Queen Bey” This six-episode comedy premiered in the UK on television last year, but Netflix acquired the rights to broadcast as an exclusive in other countries, and boy, am I glad. The cheeky humor, diverse cast and realistic portrayal of sex, religion and relationships (familial and otherwise) in Chewing Gum make it a sleeper hit of the season. During American Thanksgiving, I sat down with my Netflix account determined to watch something that wasn’t a Russian documentary or hockey related, and settled on Chewing Gum. Set in the U.K. housing complex (Tower Estates), the main character, Tracy, is touted as a Beyonce-obsessed shop girl looking to get laid, which, let’s be honest, is right up my alley. Still, the show is about more than blessed Queen Bey; there are issues of class, race, sexuality and religion that make each 22 minute episode stark and laugh-out-loud funny. Led by Michaela Coel, writer and creator of the original play Chewing Gum…

Hey World, You’ve Been Gilmored: Tips for Binge-Watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
*Starting today, July 1st, the rest of the world will be able to experience what us Americans have been able to enjoy for the past two years – the entirety of Gilmore Girls on Netflix Instant. Obviously this is a smart move for Netflix ahead of Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life premiering later this year, but now I feel like the show’s going to have an even larger global fan base than ever before. So if you happen to be watching the show for the first time this weekend, international readers, here’s a handy guide to making it through the entire series. I made this in 2014 when GG first hit Netflix in America, so I’ve made a few updates throughout. Copperboom!* It’s happening you guys. IT’S ALL HAPPENING. Sorry I yelled at you. Let’s make up. I’m just super excited for the recent news coming out of Netflix HQ: All seven seasons of Gilmore Girls are coming to Netflix Instant. That’s right – 153 episodes, about 6,732…

It’s 2016: Let’s All (Re)Decorate For Fuller House!

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
So remember a couple months ago when Netflix (pause: I was typing this and a Fuller House commercial legit came on the TV – it’s weird this popular streaming service is advertising on network TV. ANYWAYS) released the first promo for Fuller House? If you don’t, maybe it’s because you blocked it out after CRYING SO MANY UNEXPECTED TEARS. https://youtu.be/uhInIOKwGXU It was the first look into the new era of a Tanner family, or rather “Fuller” family since that’s DJ’s married name now, and how things have changed since 1995. Specifically, it’s comprised of shots of an empty house, which looks all too familiar and different at the same time. For many of us, this home isn’t just the ‘house that built the tanners’, it’s the ‘house that built me’ as a viewer as well. But of course they can’t keep the exact same set from 20 years ago. It’s TV, things need to updated and shown that time has passed, so in conjunction with our ongoing series Let’s All Decorate,…

An Interview with ‘Making a Murderer’ Defense Attorney Jerry Buting

Originally posted on Millennial:
Embed from Getty Images Millennial writer Mike Jordan Laskey has a new, exclusive interview with Jerry Buting at NCR: Do you see any overlaps between the values at the heart of your work and those at the heart of your faith? My wife and I both look at our careers as more of a vocation than a job. Jesus reached out to the underclass of society, including the poor, mentally ill and imprisoned, and so did we. They are humans the same as anyone, but often are cast aside by the rest of society. Unfortunately, society doesn’t want to provide the financial and other resources for those who are charged with or convicted of crimes. What has happened in Wisconsin to indigent defense during my career is illustrative. The staff public defenders are salaried attorneys with good support staff and training, even if they have caseloads that are too high. But only about 60 percent of indigent defendants are represented by staff public defenders; the rest are appointed to private lawyers…

Film Review – Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – Beasts of No Nation (2015) Director – Cary Joji Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) Cast – Abrahma Attah, Idris Elba Plot – In the midst of a fiery civil war in an African nation, young boy Agu (Attah) finds himself under the command of a violent, yet charismatic commandant (Elba) who leads his band of men and boys on a path of destruction through the heart of the war torn country. “I just want to be happy in this life” Review by Eddie on 21/10/2015 While his early films Sin Nombre and in particular Jane Eyre marked him as a talent to keep a keen eye on, it was last year’s first season of True Detective that catapulted young director Cary Joji Fukunaga to not only be one of the brightest young filmmakers in the industry, but a unique storyteller with more than enough artistic vision to boot. Riding the tidal wave of the HBO backed show’s success, viewers have been eagerly awaiting Fukunaga’s next move, a move which…

Queue Adieu: Titanic

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
I always stock my Netflix queue with the best of intentions, but in real life 90% of my Netflix viewing consists of rewatching shows like Parks and Rec or Friday Night Lights. Another 5% is documentaries that help me fall asleep, like a child’s favorite lullaby if lullabies were about unsolved murders and obesity. I have weird dreams. Then the final 5% is the movies that have sat on my queue for months, only for me to forget about until after they’ve left the site. Well, no more. Every month …. if I remember … I’m going to watch one of the movies that Neflix is about to bump and blog about it. First up: Titanic. The Movie: Titanic (1997) Expires On: August 1. Watch or Rewatch: Rewatch, I have been a human living on earth for the 18 years since Titanic came out. 18? That can’t be right. Should You Watch It? If you’ve never seen Titanic … YES. I assume even most teenagers who weren’t alive/ were babies…

Who are Millennials?

I frequently hear the label “millennial” used to describe people of various ages. However, I’m not so sure that the label is being used accurately. Many don’t care for the title due to the negative connotation older generations tend to apply to it. My question is, are they merely using it to describe someone with a lack of ambition and/or someone who makes foolish statements OR are they actually using it to point out someone in the generation. Together, we will attempt to figure out if you are a millennial. Below are five sources that were used to find an accurate definition. 1. The Atlantic did a bit of investigating and found four things: The Census Bureau only defines baby boomers (1946-1964) “History isn’t always so punctuated.” – Tom DiPrete, Sociology Professor at Columbia U It is difficult to identify generations outside of baby boomers Millennials, according to Strauss and Howe, range from 1982-2004 2.  The UN clarifies the time frame for generations: Traditionalists (1925-1945) Baby Boomers (1946-1964) Generation X (1965-1980) Millennials (1981-2000) 3. Merriam-Webster states that …

Growing up: Times Are Hard

  As a child I also thought: Adults were more mature than children. Taxes would be easy to do or easily explained. College would teach me everything I needed to know for the “real world.” Wrong. All wrong. Maybe that’s a bit dramatic. What thoughts panned out to be false from your childhood? Pizza, Netflix, and Happiness. Mei.