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A mini guide to HBO’s free streaming

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Julia Donohue, Entertainment Editor

April 16, 2020

HBO has made some of their best shows, documentaries and movies free. But with hundreds of hours of content, what are you supposed to watch?

“Wild Wild Country” documents the shocking story of a spiritual guru’s move to Oregon


Shane Guilfoyle, Assistant Entertainment Editor

April 9, 2020

We're roughly four weeks into quarantine now. If you’ve grown tiresome of the recommended Netflix stream, “Wild Wild Country” stands as an enthralling ride.

Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” sheds light on the eccentric big cat community

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Kacey Connolly, Podcast Editor

April 1, 2020

From throuple marriages and attempted murder to animal print suits and husbands fed to tigers, this series shows the strangest of America, only getting more bizarre the longer you watch.

What’s Free to Stream While You Sit Inside All Day

What's Free to Stream While You Sit Inside All Day

Julia Donohue, Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2020

In case you need some distraction from the global crisis or just want to enjoy something other than your once-daily walk, here are some free streaming options.

10 binge-worthy Netflix shows to watch while you’re social distancing

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Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

March 18, 2020

From bold anime to fresh comedy sketches, these shows will keep you watching while you help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Reel Deal: “Parasite”

The Reel Deal: “Parasite”

Olivia Barkett and Jozef Zekanoski

March 12, 2020

Olivia Barkett and Jozef Zekanoski analyze crucial moments and elements in the award-winning movie “Parasite.”

“Color Out Of Space” delivers more than just Nic Cage

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Ian Dartley, Writer

March 6, 2020

If your stomach is easily churned by gore, this may not be the film for you. However, if you find yourself able to look past that, you will be introduced to a world unlike any you have seen.

The Reel Deal Podcast: Movies that made us

The Reel Deal Podcast: Movies that made us

Olivia Barkett and Jozef Zekanoski

March 5, 2020

No limit on genre, time periods, or subject matter, the Reel Deal is a conversation of all things film.

Changes for the Five College Student Film & Video Festival

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Ian Dartley, Writer

February 29, 2020

The winning narrative film, “Sleep Paralysis,” stood out as a carefully crafted nightmare.

The EIC Podcast: Sleep facts and misconceptions with Dr. Rebecca Spencer

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Jonathan Kermah, Editor in chief

February 26, 2020

Dr. Rebecca Spencer joins the EIC Podcast to discuss her appearances on Netflix's "Babies" and PBS Nova's "Mysteries of Sleep," as well as sleep facts and misconceptions.

“P.S. I Still Love You” is chock full of rom-com tropes but leaves much to be desired

“P.S. I Still Love You” is chock full of rom-com tropes but leaves much to be desired

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

The highly anticipated sequel of the Netflix original, "To All the Boys I've Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You," debuted on the streaming platform on Feb. 12. And while it contains many rom-com tropes, it fails to live up to its hype.

Classics meet clichés in “High Fidelity”

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Julia Donohue, Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2020

The ego-centric attitude of Rob can only be placated by the effortless cool that drips throughout the series.

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