On Nov. 8, Netflix released “Let It Snow” as an adaptation of the novel with the same name written in 2008 by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson. The movie follows three interwoven stories about young people falling in love during a snowstorm on Christmas.
If you are familiar with the acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese, then you have probably heard of or seen some of his films like “Goodfellas,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and “The Departed.” The legendary director has also made himself famous in recent weeks with his public criticism of Marvel’s films changing the film industry. Among this, he has been around for decades and has made countless movies that match his talents with that of Steven Spielberg. Now that he is reaching old age, Scorsese has gathered some of the best actors from older critically-acclaimed movies, and has created a much more mature film that pays homage to all of the classics of the past. His newest film is “The Irishman,” and is now streaming on Netflix.
On Dec. 3, Tame Impala released their fourth single, “Posthumous Forgiveness” off their upcoming album, “The Slow Rush.” The song spans six minutes and feels as if listeners are given two songs in one. The synths in the song prove Kevin Parker, the man behind Tame Impala, is veering further away from a rock sound and more towards a psychedelic soul feeling. The production is fantastic as usual, all done by Parker himself.
On Nov. 19 – 24, Eastern’s Performing Arts Department and Drama Society presented the play “Our Town.” Created by Thornton Wilder and directed by Tim Golebiewski, “Our Town” is a production that takes place during the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries focusing on the lives of the townsfolk in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Inspired by the literature that represents old civilizations such as the trade documents of Babylon or the stories of Homer from Ancient Greece, Wilder wrote this play as a relic to depict how people lived their lives in the early twentieth century so that future societies will know what values people upheld in this time period.
On Nov. 1, Netflix released the third season of “Atypical,” starring Keir Gilchrist, Bridgette-Lundy Paine, and Nik Dodani. Spoilers are ahead.
Here “Victorious” is, once again for fans to re-watch and share their nostalgia. On Nov. 1, Netflix added this show along with other Nickelodeon originals, such as “Sam and Cat” and “Fairly Odd Summer”, and it has fans, as well as the cast of the show, buzzing. Riley on Twitter tweeted, “now that victorious is on netflix I’m gonna start writing my tweets like tori vega posts on the slap. ‘Exam today. This SUCKS!!!!! How will I study?!? Mood: stressed.” The fans have even taken it to another level and started editing screen captures of the characters’ “The Slap” status updates. Victoria Justice, who plays Tori on the show tweeted, “‘Victorious’ was added to Netflix this week and it’s been so cool seeing you guys reminisce about when it first aired…” and added behind the scenes pictures taken during filming.
“Elite,” the Spanish teen crime drama that hit Netflix in Oct. 2018, has been compared to some of the top twisty teen shows of the past decade. The comparisons are fair. For a show that had little pre-release marketing, it blew up on its own on social media (mostly in the Spanish- speaking world). It’s intriguing plot and characters led Netflix to renew it for a second season, which was released Sept. 6, 2019. I just finished watching this season, and this is my take on it: Americans have to open up to more international entertainment. Just watch it with subtitles.
On Nov. 8 and 9, Eastern’s Music Program, in collaboration with the university’s Theatre and Visual Arts faculty members presented “Hopping Through History,” A Two Piano Multi- Media Concert. The concert featured Assistant Professor David Ballena and Professor of Music Okon Hwang as the two outstanding pianists that bring the audience through a multi-century journey of how music changed up to the twentieth century.
On Oct. 2, “Living Undocumented,” a Netflix documentary series, was aired. The series was co-directed by Aaron Saidman and Anna Chai and executive produced by Selena Gomez, Mandy Teefey, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Sean O’Grady and Anna Chai.
On Oct. 18, “The Lighthouse” starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe was released. The film features two men who have been put in charge of maintaining a lighthouse but slowly descend into insanity due to the isolation.