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Review: Godzilla vs Kong (SPOILERS)

Godzilla vs. Kong is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. It really hasn’t had much competition, but still. The rematch between Godzilla and King Kong has been highly anticipated by both fans and general audiences alike, and it was brought simultaneously to theaters and HBO Max on March 31st, 2021.

 

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A Modern Look at Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as his pen name Dr. Seuss, has been a prominent author in children’s literature for decades. He has written a variety of classics, such as The Cat in the Hat, that have become a staple for many when reminiscing about their childhood.

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‘iCarly’ Reboot Releases This Summer on Paramount+

iCarly is finally making its comeback after nine years on Paramount+ this summer. Major characters such as Miranda Cosgrove (Carly Shay), Nathan Kress (Freddie Benson), and Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay) will reprise their roles as other cast members will be introduced to the reboot. Although some fan favorites will not be participating in the show, the big revival is still getting hype from long-time watchers from all over the country.

 

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Behind Her Eyes: A Netflix Review

The new Netflix series, based on Pinborough's novel of the same name, has mainstream media watchers intrigued. The show takes on a psychological approach with a hint of fantasy. The show constantly has watchers wondering what was really going on, much like the show, Black Mirror, where the viewers knew there was going to be an underlying plot twist.

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United Airlines Mandates COVID Tests Before Boarding

On January 26, 2021, United Airlines and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), officially began mandating travel notices regarding COVID-19 restrictions. Travelers coming into or through the United States are now required to secure a negative Covid test within the previous three days or documentation regarding recovery from COVID-19. These implementations have been placed in order to make flying safer for passengers on the airline.

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The Craze of WandaVision

Marvel fans have submerged themselves into the new series, WandaVision. Actors, who play roles in the infamous Avengers series, star in the new sitcom. The main characters are Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Vision, played by Paul Bettany. The show follows the story of the married couple. This popular show follows the Avengers storyline.

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The Impact of Jojo Siwa’s Coming Out

As a pop star and social media influencer, 17-year old Jojo Siwa has been in the public eye for nearly her entire life. Accruing an audience of primarily young children, Siwa’s brand has always been colorful, light-hearted, and entertaining. However, Siwa’s persona shifted as she addressed a more serious topic than usual this past month: her sexuality. 

 

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TikTok Musical Raises $2 Million

In December 2020, people were shocked with the news of a new musical, created on the popular social app, TikTok. A trend was started where creators wrote music, choreographed, made costumes and merchandise, and even made a Playbill for an adaption of Pixar’s 2007 hit film, Ratatouille. The show premiered on January 1 and viewers could see it until January 4. The tickets were available online for $5.

 

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Netflix’s Rings in the New Year with an Overflow of New Content

As one of the most stressful years in recent memory comes to a close,  Netflix has greeted the new year with many new original series, movies, and documentaries for their audiences to enjoy, many of which have made the U.S. Top 10. From a series based on a best selling romance novel, to a movie inspired by the adventures of Arséne Lupin, to a documentary that revolves around the question of life after death; Netflix has options for everyone to enjoy to ring in the new year. 

 

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A Different Look to Time Square this New Year's Eve

For the past 114 years, New York City has made it their priority to ring in the New Year in a fun and exciting way. Each year there is live entertainment in Times Square by the biggest musical artists of that year. People from all over the world have come to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York. For some people, it is on their bucket list to visit and be part of the annual celebration.

 

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The Rise of Podcasts

As other methods of entertainment have staggered, such as Broadway, movie theaters, and concert, virtual modes of entertainment have taken center stage during the increased demand for isolation in light of the pandemic. In particular, podcasts are progressively becoming a normal part of everyday entertainment. 

 

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The 2021 Virtual Thespian Festival for NHS Students

On January 16-18, 2021, the annual NJ Thespian Festival occurred virtually, where thespian troupes from the state came together to participate in numerous theatrical events. Along with these performance and technical presentations, opportunities were provided to take part in workshops and conferences with professionals in theatre. 17 students from Nutley High School participated in this event, via Zoom, by uploading personal performances for their judges. 

 

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Review

Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and some new faces join together on the big screen for the epic spectacle Wonder Woman 1984. Three years after Patty Jenkins’ original blockbuster hit, the story about the Amazonian warrior Diana, born from the gods and royalty, continues - but this time it’s 1984.