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Coronavirus viewing: More people are sampling new streaming services

Coronavirus viewing: More people are sampling new streaming services

MCT Campus

April 14, 2020

More consumers are increasing the number of streaming services they have access to, looking for ways to entertain themselves at home as the nation deals with the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. The average person is streaming eight hours of content each day, double the number of hours from befo...

Movie guide: ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ and 15 more critics’ picks to watch at home

Movie guide: ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ and 15 more critics’ picks to watch at home

MCT Campus

April 2, 2020

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” — Reviewing this a few weeks ago, I noted the exceptional timeliness of one of the most honest and empathetic American movies about abortion rights in recent memory. And yet Eliza Hittman’s beautifully observed independent drama — a big prizewinner at the recent Sund...

‘Onward’ review: When a Pixar family reunion goes half-right

‘Onward’ review: When a Pixar family reunion goes half-right

MCT Campus

March 5, 2020

A manic, moderately diverting babysitter of a Pixar movie, “Onward” does gets there by the end — “there” being the place where the freneticism recedes, the main characters’ emotional setbacks and defenses crumble and the audience is encouraged, by every possible storytelling mechanism, to cry ...

From ‘1917’ to, yes, ‘Parasite,’ video games are even influencing prestige movies

From ‘1917’ to, yes, ‘Parasite,’ video games are even influencing prestige movies

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February 18, 2020

A video game has yet to win an Academy Award, but that doesn’t mean the influence of the interactive medium wasn’t felt at this year’s Oscars. Consider that two of the awards season’s most talked-about films — Oscar’s big winner “Parasite” and the World War I quest film “1917” ...

2020 Oscars telecast draws 23.6 million viewers on ABC, an all-time low

2020 Oscars telecast draws 23.6 million viewers on ABC, an all-time low

MCT Campus

February 11, 2020

The ratings comeback for the Oscars was short-lived as ABC’s telecast on Sunday was watched by 23.6 million viewers, an all-time low. The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony from the Dolby Theatre was down 20% from 2019. Last year, the telecast was up 12% coming off its previous all-time low of 26.5 mil...

What’s Trending? On Twitter! During the Oscars 2020

What's Trending? On Twitter! During the Oscars 2020

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2020

OSCARS-The Oscars was the event of the weekend. It was the number one trend all night long, plus all of the celebrities' names from the event that took up the Twitter trends as well. "As cast members of Cats, nobody understands more than us the importance of good visual effects" 💀💀💀 #Osc...

All the highlights you need to know about the Oscars and upcoming award season

All the highlights you need to know about the Oscars and upcoming award season

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

77th Annual Golden Globes In The Books (Beverly Hills, CA)  --  The 77th Annual Golden Globes Awards is in the books. "1917" won Best Drama Picture and Best Director.  Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" took home three awards, including Best Comedy, Best Screenplay and Brad Pitt...

Movie review: ‘Frozen II’ doesn’t make waves, but keeps the franchise on track

Movie review: ‘Frozen II’ doesn’t make waves, but keeps the franchise on track

MCT Campus

November 19, 2019

Disney’s 2013 animated “Frozen,” inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” wasn’t just a hit. It was a cultural tidal wave, a ubiquitous phenomenon thanks to Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez’s soaring songs, particularly the inescapable, Oscar-winning “Let It Go,” b...

What we learned from Beyoncé’s surprise ‘Making the Gift’ documentary

What we learned from Beyoncé’s surprise ‘Making the Gift’ documentary

MCT Campus

September 17, 2019

Beyoncé’s penchant for surprises spilled onto network television Monday night when the pop superstar aired “Beyoncé Presents: Making the Gift” on ABC. The documentary special — a behind-the-scenes look at her musical ode to this summer’s “The Lion King” — dropped Monday with little ad...

These were the best and worst movies of summer 2019

These were the best and worst movies of summer 2019

MCT Campus

September 3, 2019

Now ends the summer movie season of our discontent — and the quality of the content was the problem. We won’t know how the 2019 summer box office fared until after Labor Day, generally considered the season’s end. There have been some major hits, including Sony-Marvel’s crowd-pleasing “Spider-...

What to watch on Netflix for lonely nights

What to watch on Netflix for lonely nights

Kaylea Kuhlman, Reporter

February 12, 2019

NORFOLK—We all have those nights where all we want to do is watch something on Netflix. After scrolling for what seems like hours you may never seem to find something that intrigues you. Here is a list of my favorite movies and TV shows that you may possibly enjoy as well.   Movies:  Bird Box   The Kissing Booth  To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before  COCO  The Spectac...

Thanksgiving TV: What to watch

Thanksgiving TV: What to watch

November 20, 2018

Could the secret word be “Thanksgiving”? Because Thursday delivers a 24-hour marathon of colorful ’80s cult fave “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” (6 a.m.-Friday 6 a.m., IFC) — be sure to scream when our kids-show host says the secret word! Check out dozens more holiday viewing options below. (All shows ...

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