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‘Coffee and Kareem’ disappoints

Fair use from Netflix. James Coffee (Ed Helms) taking Kareem Manning (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) back to his home. 'Coffee and Kareem' was released April 3.

Adam Gips

April 15, 2020

One of Netflix’s most recent original additions, “Coffee and Kareem,” came with high expectations because it was starring Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson, but left me feeling dissatisfied.  The story follows James Coffee (Ed Helms), a lousy inner-city Detroit cop as he develops a relationship w...

‘Isn’t it Romantic’ amuses audiences

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Tamar Gewirtz

March 14, 2019

The film “Isn’t it Romantic” makes fun of the genre of romantic comedies and does so in a successful and hilarious way. Although it won’t be winning any Oscars for brilliance or originality, it is still worth a trip to the movie theater. The film begins with a young Natalie (Rebel Wilson) being told b...

‘American Vandal’ goes beyond immature humor

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Abby Intveld

September 30, 2018

Leading up to the release of season two, I was nervous that “American Vandal” wouldn’t live up to the success of its first season. But within the first five minutes of the show, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. “American Vandal” season two follows the student detectives Sam Ecklund (...

Netflix movie charms viewers

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Jenna Cook

June 6, 2018

One of Netflix’s most recent original additions, “Ibiza” left me amused and entertained just as any good summer travel movie should. The film tells the story of a young woman, Harper (Gillian Jacobs), who travels to Spain on a business trip along with her friends. In a turn of events, Harper is ...

‘Black-ish’ sets aside signature comedy, exploring tension between evolving main characters

‘Black-ish’ sets aside signature comedy, exploring tension between evolving main characters

Isaac Wert

May 8, 2018

While many popular TV comedies begin to feel like self-satire after multiple seasons, relying on the same jokes and predictable plotlines for years on end, ABC’s “Black-ish” effectively subverts this curse, with its fourth season exploring the growing pains in Dre and Rainbow’s marriage, the c...

‘Dear White People’ to return for second season

‘Dear White People’ to return for second season

Lukas Levin

May 3, 2018

“Dear White People,” a show known for its outrageous humor and blunt truth about society will be coming back to Netflix May 4. The popular Netflix comedy centers on a group of students of color who attend Winchester University, a fictional Ivy League school with a predominantly white population. Much of the...

‘Black Panther’ delivers satisfactory entertainment

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February 26, 2018

“Black Panther,” Marvel's newest superhero installment, provides a captivating story along with compelling characters and themes. The film follows the Marvel comic superhero Black Panther, aka King T’Challa, as he returns to his home country and kingdom of Wakanda to combat the sins of his ances...

‘Ripped’ leaves viewers with chronic laughter

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Elise Riley

November 21, 2017

Available on Netflix as of Oct. 31, following it’s release date in June, “Ripped” transcends the pot stigma and wholeheartedly embraces recreational marijuana usage in this TV-MA comedy. Starring best friends Reeves (Faizon Love) and Harris (Russell Peters), this film follows two teenage stone...

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