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‘Grace and Frankie’ offers a new take on comedy

‘Grace and Frankie’ offers a new take on comedy

Alexa Rockwell, Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

Grace and Frankie are living lives as fulfilling and exciting as the most youthful of protagonists.

‘From Mambo to Hip-Hop’ gives voice to music lovers from Amherst to New York City

‘From Mambo to Hip-Hop’ gives voice to music lovers from Amherst to New York City

Brita Turner, Contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, TV/Movies, Uncategorized

Mambo music from the Caribbean merged with American disco-funk beats into a new genre: hip-hop.

’13 Reasons Why’ is a haunting and worthwhile show

’13 Reasons Why’ is a haunting and worthwhile show

Thomas Calautti, Video Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

If you watch or read only one thing about depression, this show is your answer.

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ plays its strengths

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ plays its strengths

John Coakley, Contributor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

While the sequel is perhaps inferior to the original, it is a genuinely fun adventure that sets up an intriguing premise for another sequel.

Logan is the best superhero movie since ‘The Dark Knight’

Logan is the best superhero movie since ‘The Dark Knight’

Thomas Calautti, TV Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

It trades in bombast and spandex in exchange for simplicity and intimacy.

‘The Bachelor’ ruins a crucial moment in the show’s history

‘The Bachelor’ ruins a crucial moment in the show’s history

Shae Feather, Contributor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

Since its conception in 2002, “The Bachelor” has had a disproportionately white cast and an even less diverse array of bachelors and bachelorettes.

Top Five: Must-watch Netflix movies to get you in the holiday spirit

Top Five: Must-watch Netflix movies to get you in the holiday spirit

Heather Allen, Contributor

December 21, 2016


Filed under Top Five, TV/Movies

With studying for exams and only having a few days between the end of the semester and the holidays, there's no time to waste getting into the spirit.

Will the new villain on ‘The Walking Dead’ revive the show to its glory?

Will the new villain on ‘The Walking Dead’ revive the show to its glory?

Thomas Calautti, WireTV Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

Jeffrey Dean Morgan has exhibited a strong depth of character with his portrayal of Negan. He’s been funny, cruel, charming and horrifying all at the same time. The more he's on screen, the better the show gets.

‘Stranger Things’ — What’s all the hype?

‘Stranger Things’ — What’s all the hype?

Jaylene Lopez, Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

The reason why older viewers appreciate a series about kids solving a mystery in the '80s isn’t just Star Wars nostalgia, it’s the complexity of the characters, the creepy, horror-like vibe and their beg to answer the questions introduced by the show: Where is Will Byers and what is this monster?

NBC airs brilliant new show ‘This Is Us’

NBC airs brilliant new show ‘This Is Us’

Alexa Rockwell, Contributor

October 11, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

"This Is Us" tells the story of four unique characters turning 36 on the same day. A major plot twist is sure to leave viewers hooked.

“The Sopranos,” the gift that keeps on givin’

“The Sopranos,” the gift that keeps on givin’

Brett Reardon, Contributor

April 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

David Chase’s epic television drama, “The Sopranos,” is a 17-year-old show that continues to have cultural and cinematic relevance and influence in the modern day television landscape.

All-girls’ youth team breaks sports stereotypes

All-girls’ youth team breaks sports stereotypes

Kaitlin Boyer, Writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Multimedia, Sports, TV/Movies, WireTV

“It’s fun because usually hockey is considered as a boys sport and it’s cool that girls are doing it too,” 11-year-old skater Simone Robinson said.

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