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Recent changes on Netflix

Whenever fall or any cold, rainy day hits, I binge-watch Netflix. I barely watch TV anymore. Our generation is obsessed with Netflix. The month of September has passed, and with the upcoming month of October, Netflix is making a lot of changes. Here’s where to find out what’s coming and going in Netflix this month.

Maybe you should actually watch Netflix and Chill before your favorite shows leave. Graphic from Know Your Meme
Maybe you should actually watch Netflix and Chill before your favorite shows leave. Graphic from Know Your Meme

Whenever Netflix adds some more movies or TV shows, they always decide to take something out, leaving us with bittersweet feelings. We want the new shows, but we don’t want to lose the old ones. I believe that it’s important for the Netflix industry to do this every so often because they don’t want the audience to get bored of the same content and we always want new movies or TV shows to watch.

Some highlights from this article that the CW network fans should be excited for are additions of many favorites like “iZombie” Season 1, “The Vampire Diaries” Season 6, “Jane the Virgin”, “Arrow” Season 3, as well as the new series, “The Flash” Season 1.

Netflix is definitely better in the fall are because of all the horror movies that are added to its library. Many horror and/or thrilling movies are being added this month including: “Boogie nights”, “Curse of Chucky”, “The Devil at 4 O’clock”, “The Nightmare and even a favorite TV show”, “The American Horror Story: Freak Show”. Unfortunately some movies like “The Nightmare on Elm Street”, “The Devil’s Reject”, and “The Exorcist” are being removed, so viewers might want to watch them before they’re gone.

Along with new content that Netflix brings, unfortunately many are leaving this month. Some others that we are saying goodbye to include: “Ella Enchanted”, “The Braxton Family Values”, “Saturday Night Live” and many more.

But not to worry, because more is coming until October 31st, so we will survive this fall, binge-watching our favorite site, Netflix.

Octoberfest: Scary, dark and tons of fun!

This year’s Octoberfest, which occurred on October 18th, was a lot of fun!

Admittedly, the food wasn’t what other members of Otakudon were expecting; the Asian food usually received for the celebration was replaced by sandwiches, chicken tenders, nachos and casseroles. The food was delicious, but a little disorienting because members expected Asian foods.

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BOO! Did I scare you? Photo by Sydney Crawson.

The Bonnie combo room was split in half so people could enjoy whatever form of “scary” entertainment they chose. One section of the room was devoted to Asian horror. Most of this year’s selection was Korean horror, though of course there were plenty of classic Asian horror selections (like the original version of “The Grudge” and “One Missed Call,” or a really scary Japanese horror movie called “Spiral”). It wasn’t all serious; a few were cheesy in ways that only horror movies can be, with strange, off-the-wall plots, gratuitous gore and unbelievable characters. Many of us weren’t sure whether to laugh or be terrified. Continue reading Octoberfest: Scary, dark and tons of fun!

Horror movies you shouldn’t miss in 2011

It’s the scariest time of year, and movie makers are taking advantage with this year’s list of thrillers coming to the big screen to scare and terrify moviegoers.

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“Apollo 18,” which was released in mid-September, will be in theaters for the rest of the month and is a sci-fi thriller shot in the style of “The Blair Witch Project” and “Paranormal Activity.” The premise of the movie is based on a failed Apollo 18 mission, which was secretly launched in 1974. The ill-fated crew went to the moon and never returned, but some footage of the trip was later discovered and this footage is the center of the film. The movie is shot in a faux-documentary style, making it feel like reality. While on the moon the crew runs into a hostile alien species, causing them to meet their slow and terrifying demise. Directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, the film has not earned good reviews. Many critics claim that it does not utilize the filming style and that the “edge of your seat” aspect is lacking.

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“11-11-11.” Mark the date; you can’t stop what’s coming. This horror/thriller is based on the prophecy that at 11:11 on Nov. 11, 2011 an evil entity will enter Earth’s realm from another world through heaven’s 11th gate. Based on the tragic life of American author Joseph Crone, the movie follows him to Spain where he encounters strange events that coincide with the number 11. After some investigation, Crone realizes that 11-11-11 isn’t just a date, but a warning to mankind.

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“The Thing” is meant to be a prelude to the 1982 sci-fi/horror film. While in Antarctica, students unearth an alien spacecraft and naturally chaos ensues. The creature inside the spacecraft ends up being a shape shifter who can change into a perfect replica of a human. The kicker? This creature is killing off the students and researchers one by one, causing mass paranoia and later hysteria when nobody can be trusted. So far it has earned itself good reviews for its dark and heavy tone.

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“Paranormal Activity 3” is the third installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise that took theaters by storm in 2007. It is centered around a family plagued by an evil spirit or demon who torments and eventually possesses members of the family looking for a soul to steal. The film is shot in an “amateur footage” style, making each movement and noise extra thrilling because it feels so real. This movie has been reviewed as better than the second installment and a success in delivering some serious scares.

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“Red State” is a small-town story with some big-time scares. Set in a county dominated by religion, this thriller follows the lives of three young boys as they become entangled in a gruesome situation. The movie is hailed as one of director Kevin Smith’s best recent films. The reviews, however, are mixed. Some claim this to be a movie that will get a rise out of every audience while others say this film is over the top in darkness and gore.

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“Dream House” is a psychological thriller with a star-studded cast. Daniel Craig’s character Will Atenton moves his family to a quaint town in New England and thinks he’s fixed all of their problems — that is until he learns that his new perfect house has a nasty, blood-filled history. Atenton soon makes the mistake of investigating the rumors and learns something about himself he never should have revealed. Unfortunately, this film hasn’t gotten many positive reviews. Many claim that the plot is slow and predictable.