Netflix’s Squid Game is the show of the decade

The new series “Squid Game” on Netflix isn’t a cinematic masterpiece, but no show is. Given each episode comes in at nearly an hour long, mastering every scene would be nearly impossible. But the show does, on occasion, have amazing cinematic sequences, with amazing camera pans, side-to-side point of view, use of color, composition, and framing. It is easily a decade worth of work. Squid Game might be the best show in the world. In the 4th episode, there is a scene where an old …

SweatFest makes home workouts a party on IG Live

During the past six months of pandemic restrictions, it has been a challenge to find ways to get enough exercise to keep from turning into a gelatinous blob. Although LA County gyms, yoga studios and fitness facilities continue to suffer from “outside only” limitations, Angelenos have found creative ways to keep in shape while staying connected to the outer world at large. In the early days of the lockdown, acclaimed choreographer Ryan Heffington became an unlikely touchstone for wellness activity, which rapidly spread around the …

‘The Midnight Gospel:’ A bizzare and heartfelt journey

Zombies have taken over one of the infinite versions of Earth as former earthling, Clancy, and his interviewee — the president nonchalantly enter a conversation about marijuana, opiates, valium and acid. As cartoon chaos ensues around them, they speak calmly until they themselves are turned into zombies and realize that being a zombie feels great. In the next episode, Clancy is in a completely different setting and onto his next “spacecast” conversation. From the creator of “Adventure Time,” Pendelton Ward, along with podcaster and comedian …

‘Tiger King’: A captivating train wreck

Centered around eclectic Joe Exotic and his unconventional lifestyle, “Tiger King” will have your eyes glued to the screen from beginning to end. Netflix’s newest limited series has audiences nationwide raving due to the endangered tigers, polygamist relationships, mention of cults and even a murder for hire conspiracy. According to Chicago Tribune, “Tiger King” is the No.1 most-watched show on the service, in the U.S. as of Mar. 29. All about Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, and the weird world of wildlife, …

10 budget friendly ways to keep occupied in quarantine

COVID-19 has most of us home, bored and going stir crazy from lack of work, events and friends to keep us preoccupied. Here are 10 budget friendly things to keep yourself busy during the stay at home orders. 1. Stay connected One of the relationships we are deprived of during this quarantine is quality time with friends. Netflix Party, a Chrome extension, is a way to watch shows together with friends. Once everyone is in a party, there is a chatroom on the side bar …

Pandemic show will give you chills, and not from the flu

We are human incubators, we can harbor diseases that we have no knowledge about and have no symptoms to show for it. And when these diseases make themselves known, there is no going back. The Netflix show, “Pandemic: How to prevent an outbreak,” that premiered in Jan. 2020 showcases just that; the top doctors from New York to India take on the Influenza and Swine Flu. The show consists of six episodes with roughly six chapters per episode. In this series, they tackle all types …

New psycho comes for show’s twisted lovers

Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden revive their roles, James and Alyssa, as the modern day Bonnie and Clyde in “The End of the F***ing World” season two. The gripping British series returned to Netflix without falling short of its dark romance, nostalgic soundtrack and relatable inner-dialogue. “It was a fitting end. A doomed love story. A perfect tragedy. And then I didn’t die,” said James. James recaps all the feels of season one finale, which left off on a dramatic cliffhanger as the screen faded …

“We the Animals,” a beautiful dream

Filmmaker Jeremiah Zagar’s whimsical and potent feature film “We the Animals” hit Netflix at the beginning of this year after its limited run in theaters. Based on the 2011 Justin Torres novel, the film follows Jonah (Evan Rosado) in a powerful debut performance. Jonah is the youngest of three brothers growing up in a mixed-race, working class family in upstate New York, stumbling along a turbulent road to self-discovery. After an awards season of immense critical praise for the generic, feel-good examination of race and …