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The Blue & Gray Press | September 25, 2017

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UMW introduces new online streaming database granting free access to documentaries

April 27, 2017 |

By MARK NOEL

The University of Mary Washington has many great resources on campus for professors and students but there is a more recent resource that has gone unnoticed by most of the UMW community. This resource is called Kanopy streaming and was founded by Olivia Humphrey in 2008.Read More

Spring break: the beach versus your bed

March 2, 2017 |

By AMANDA HOWAR

Spring break is almost here and college students are preparing for their annual wild binge. They will party hard and get drunk at the beach, or at least that’s what the movies tell us. Is that what actually happens during spring break or is Hollywood exaggerating and stereotyping college students?

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Netflix Bingelist: November is off to a disappointing start

November 3, 2016 | 1

By JONATHON MYERS

It is already November and jack-o’- lanterns are being replaced with turkey décor. Orange and black fashion is forgone in favor of earthy browns and reds and, most importantly, Netflix changes its lineup for the month.Read More

Your February Netflix Binge-list

February 11, 2016 |

By ASHTON FERNEYHOUGH

Now that students are back in school, the urge to Netflix binge instead of studying is on the rise. Is there anything better than a few hours spent catching up on Netflix? More than 35 new movies and TV series will be available for streaming starting Feb. 1. These additions feature a variety of different decades’ shows and movies.
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Netflix original “Making a Murderer” strikes a nerve

February 4, 2016 |

By ELIZA MAY

Last week, Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, announced that the streaming company will be adding 600 hours of original content in 2016. The announcement comes less than a month after the release of “Making A Murderer,” Netflix’s highly discussed documentary series, chronicling the 2007 convictions of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, for the murder of Teresa Halbach.Read More

Netflix’s original film, “Beasts of No Nation,” a new take on war dramas

October 22, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

In an attempt to redefine the film industry, Netflix premiered “Beasts of No Nation,” an original film, in both theaters as well as direct streaming on Oct. 16. The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, opened in a reported 31 theaters across the U.S., in addition to being available to view instantly online. Although the film only earned $50,699 in theaters, Netflix representatives were pleased with film’s performance in person and online.
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October Neftlix Bingelist: original films and shows

October 1, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

October is officially here, and with it comes the addition of nearly 50 instant streaming movies and television shows on Netflix, five of which are Netflix originals.Read More

Your April Netflix binge list

April 8, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

Netflix has you covered during these last few weeks of the semester, whether you need to do some “research” or take a break from studying for exams.Read More

Your March Netflix binge list

March 18, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

For March, Netflix has added more than 37 films and television seasons to keep up the tradition of binge watching through another month.

Fans of “The Office” and “30 Rock” rejoice, Ellie Kemper, who played Erin on … Read More

What’s new to Netflix this month?

January 22, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

The new semester has arrived and with it a new and exciting selection of hit films and television shows on Netflix.

More than 50 films have been added, as well as 10 seasons of recent and current … Read More

Chelsea Peretti proves she is ‘One of the Greats’

November 19, 2014 |

By JONATHAN POLSON

Instant streaming is no longer an untapped medium when it comes to entertainment. Smaller movies are often released via video-on-demand formats before even making a big screen debut, and the Netflix originals “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” have proven that instantaneous, all-at-once entertainment is the new go-to format.Read More

Netflix binge for October

October 1, 2014 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

Netflix recently updated the streaming list for October with a brand new list of TV shows and movies. This month’s additions will include many new popular films, such as the “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Django Unchained.”Read More

Netflix original TV shows may be the next big thing

October 2, 2013 |

It is 3 a.m.; your eyes are bloodshot; your bed is covered in Cheeto crumbs and there is a sinking feeling in your stomach. You have reached the last episode on Netflix.Read More