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Netflix’s latest show ‘Russian Doll’ asks — but doesn’t answer — major questions of mortality

Netflix’s latest show ‘Russian Doll’ asks — but doesn’t answer — major questions of mortality

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Culture, Movies

Lots of people, whether they’re depressed or not, grapple with the idea of their own mortality in life. But in Netflix’s new series “Russian Doll,” it really doesn’t matter.

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, take three

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, take three

By The Pitt News Staff

February 8, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

For the third time, our weekend watchlist is back by popular demand. This time with both television shows and movies featured on popular streaming services.

‘Velvet Buzzsaw:’ highbrow comedy, lowbrow delivery

‘Velvet Buzzsaw:’ highbrow comedy, lowbrow delivery

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Culture, Movies

“Velvet Buzzsaw” follows various participants of the very niche contemporary art scene in Los Angeles. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo.

Opinion | The immorality of romanticizing a serial killer

Opinion | The immorality of romanticizing a serial killer

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

February 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Rather than expose the actions of a psychopathic criminal, the movie is trending all over social media because of Bundy’s good looks and supposed charm.

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, movie edition

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, movie edition

By The Pitt News Staff

January 25, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Top Stories

Last week we shared our top television shows to stream during the bad winter weather. This week, there may not be a storm coming, but we are ready to share our weekend watchlist. Instead of a series, The Pitt News staff is recommending some of our favorite films.

Blog: What to watch this wintery weekend

Blog: What to watch this wintery weekend

By The Pitt News Staff

January 18, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

With bad weather on the way, it’s looking like this weekend will be spent indoors. For the best indoor entertainment, our staff has shared their top picks of shows from online streaming services.

Always watching ‘You,’ new series sparks controversy

Always watching ‘You,’ new series sparks controversy

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Culture, Television

If you frequently use the internet, you’ve probably heard about the new Netflix series “You.” The show is intriguing, but utterly creepy.

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ creates social media craze

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ creates social media craze

By Shahum Ajmal, Contributing Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Culture, Movies

Though the new Netflix film “Bird Box” is known for its viral social media challenge, the film itself has gained a record-breaking 45 million views.

Opinion | Disney-opoly and the streaming wars

Opinion | Disney-opoly and the streaming wars

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

While I absolutely love Disney and most of what it has produced, it’s dawned on me in recent years that the company feels less like a magical center of creativity and more like a capitalistic black hole — one that devours every intellectual property that makes money for it and spits out hollow, formulaic nostalgia bait.

Yellin takes Pitt behind the scenes of Netflix

Yellin takes Pitt behind the scenes of Netflix

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

It’s 3 a.m. and you’ve just watched two straight seasons of “Stranger Things” in one sitting — even though you have a test later that day. But for Todd Yellin, vice president of product at Netflix, watching hours of shows and documentaries is part of his job description. “I’m blessed ...

‘Stranger Things’ season two returns twists, turns and the 80s

‘Stranger Things’ season two returns twists, turns and the 80s

By Sarah Morris / Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Culture, Television

Putting the number two after a title is dangerous — sequels are hard to make and rarely live up to the originals. And while the second season of “Stranger Things,” released last Friday, falls victim in some ways to the sequel slump, it was a solid nine episodes that indulged in the things people...

‘Fuller House’ overcrowded

‘Fuller House’ overcrowded

By Sarah Schneider / for The Pitt News

February 29, 2016


Filed under Culture, Television

Returning to the Tanner’s is like going to grandma’s house — not much has changed, and everyone’s a little older. With “Full House’s” 1995 conclusion, watching the family-friendly show’s reruns became a beloved pastime across America. But Netflix’s “Fuller House” quickly prov...

‘Master of None’ balances comedy with commentary

‘Master of None’ balances comedy with commentary

By Tarun Sathish / Staff Writer

November 17, 2015


Filed under Culture, Television

Sometimes a show comes along at the perfect time, making a statement about the world right when the issue is prevalent. The first season of Netflix’s new show, “Master of None,” not only does that, but it avoids sacrificing any entertainment or artistic value in the process. The show Aziz Ans...

Thirteen-hour sentence: Netflix makes prisoners of us all

Thirteen-hour sentence: Netflix makes prisoners of us all

By Nick Mullen / Staff Writer

July 7, 2015


Filed under Culture, Television

Fans of Netflix’s hit original series “Orange Is The New Black” were imprisoned by the desire to binge-watch all 13 episodes of the new season before the finale on June 11.Binge-watching has changed the way that audiences watch television. Online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu make ...

Finals Edition: Meditation can give students peace of mind

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer

December 8, 2013


Filed under Archives

Finals week is looming, a dark shroud just waiting to break down the common undergrad into a blubbering, sleep-deprived creature incapable of comprehensible speech.While the stacks of essays, crumpled Red Bull cans and coffee-stained flashcards may have already started accumulating, the stress that also ac...

Netflix breathes new life into TV

Netflix breathes new life into TV

By Shawn Cooke / Staff Writer

October 21, 2013


Filed under Archives

From its title, “Orange Is the New Black” sounds like a hot new TLC reality program that urges viewers to “say yes to the jumpsuit.” Lucky for the highbrow television viewer, its title is more than a little deceiving.Netflix rolled out all 13 episodes of the show’s excellent first season fr...

TV’s next great anti-hero has arrived

By Andrew Fishman

September 16, 2013


Filed under Archives

It’s Sunday night. Almost 3 million fans around the country are about to tune in to cult TV show “Breaking Bad” on AMC. I am not one of these 3 million people. To the shock of some and the horror of others, I can honestly say I have never seen an episode of this show.When I tell people this, on...

For a change of pace, give comic books as try

For a change of pace, give comic books as try

By John Lavanga A&E Editor

August 18, 2013


Filed under Archives

For many book lovers, the beginning of the fall semester is a time to wave goodbye to those blissful summer afternoons spent lounging in the sunlight with an engaging book in one hand and a cool drink in the other. When juggling the stress of classes, clubs, work and play, it’s difficult to find the time or the e...

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