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How to notice red hot garbage in a star-studded Netflix hit that misses entirely

How to notice red hot garbage in a star-studded Netflix hit that misses entirely

(Photo courtesy of Flynn Picture Company) “Red Notice” was released for Netflix on Nov. 5, 2021. Harrison Lee Connector Editor What do you get when you put Wonder Woman, Deadpool and The Rock in the same movie? The result is, unfortunately, a red-hot mess of embarrassment. But, with great star power comes great attention, and

Inside Bo Burnham’s “Inside” comedy special

(Photo Courtesy of Netflix, Inc.) Kali Patterson Connector Contributor After a five-year hiatus from live comedy, Bo Burnham made a surprising return to the entertainment world. Filmed entirely in one room of his house and completely solo, his new Netflix special “Inside” is a look at Burnham’s experience with COVID-19 quarantine and his anxieties regarding

“Coming 2 America”: Is this sequel as good as “Coming to America”?

(Photo Courtesy of Amazon Studios) Coming 2 America has a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Amir Kazemi Connector Staff “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s “Coming to America” (1988), was released on Amazon Prime Video on March 5th. The film is directed by Craig Brewer who is known for “Dolemite is my Name”

Boston Calling 2019 brings the heat

Christina Laderoute Connector Staff The tenth annual Boston Calling music festival went off without a hitch last weekend. Usually known for its rainy weather, the festival was met with surprisingly warm weather on days two and three. Day one was a cool and overcast 60 degrees with high winds, but that did not stop festival

‘Drop Dead!’ blends comedy with metatheatre

Actors from “Drop Dead!” depict a scene from the comedy play. (Courtesy of Jason Ounpraseuth) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Contributor A sold-out crowd was perplexed and left with laughs after watching the murder-mystery comedy “Drop Dead!” put on by the Off-Broadway Players Friday night at UMass Lowell’s Comley-Lane Theater. “Drop Dead!” was written by Billy Van

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ constructs its own success

“Lego Batman Movie” director Chris Mckay is best known for directing three seasons of the Adult Swim parody show “Robot Chicken.” (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Like “The LEGO Movie” from three years ago, “The LEGO Batman” movie is a celebration of the usage of LEGOs, in addition this time around

Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover shines in ‘Atlanta’

In “Atlanta”, Glover (right) manages the career of Paper Boy (center). (Photo courtesy of FX) Shane Foley Connector Editor “Atlanta,” the new TV show produced by Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover, may be among the rapper/singer/comedian/actor’s boldest projects to date. The show is rather heavy, touching upon some deep issues, yet Glover manages to weave his

Louie: A Satirical Take on Life as a Single Dad

Louis C.K. has performed stand-up since 1985 and has won 6 Primetime Emmys over the course of his career. (Courtesy of FX Productions) Mary Connell Connector Writer A fifth season of hit show “Louie” has been released and is now on Netflix after a two year wait. For those of you who haven’t heard of