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Sunday, November 27, 2022

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Drinking Game: ‘The Bachelor’

What a ride we are on for this season with Bachelor Nick Viall. What started out with some very dull episodes, minus, of course, villain Corinne Olympios and her nanny Raquel, has suddenly picked up speed in the last few weeks. Nick, on his fourth appearance with the franchise, is desperate to find love and, yet, kicks off any girl who professes her love for him. He spends a lot of time crying, and I spend a lot of time wondering if this 36-year-old aspiring model is actually a catch. Now that we’re down to the final four and already know Rachel Lindsay is our next Bachelorette, you may need a few drinks to get you through the remaining episodes, so here’s the drinking game you’ve been waiting for all season long.


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Netflix drinking game: ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Some die-hard fans of the “A Series of Unfortunate Events” novels by Daniel Handler seemed to believe the film adaptation in 2004 turned the evil acts of Count Olaf into a sequence of goofy and hilarious events. The Netflix remake starring Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, however, brings back the darkness and calamity Lemony Snicket originally intended. If you desire to watch the unfortunate lives of the ill-fated Baudelaires unfold, and not look away as the theme song suggests, then grab a drink and prepare to play along.


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The diverse, must-see movies of the 2017 award season

While many could argue that 2016 was not great for a variety of social and political reasons, it’s no argument that it was a year in which movies flourished. This year particularly proved that diversity and equal representation in filmmaking was necessary for telling intricate stories from all walks of life. While there is still a lot of progress to be made, the movies that scored big in 2016 told perspectives from women, people of color and those within the LGBTQ+ community. In a world as big and diverse as ours, it’s important for everyone’s stories to be heard.


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Netflix binge-drinking game: ‘ Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”

It’s been nearly a decade since we said goodbye to Lorelai and Rory, and still the “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” revival couldn’t have come a minute too soon. The revival brings the Gilmore girls into present day, complete with smartphones, social media and “Hamilton.” With four episodes, each one an hour-and-a-half long, fans can watch Rory, Lorelai and Emily experience heartaches, hilarity and hijinks through winter, spring, summer and fall of one calendar year.


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Netflix drinking game: Stranger Things

“Stranger Things”: It’s the hottest thing on TV right now. It’s almost guaranteed that all of your friends will disappear for a day or two to binge this eight-episode Netflix series, and with Halloween coming up, it’s sure to keep growing in popularity. For those who haven’t watched the science-fiction hit yet, it follows the disappearance of 12-year-old Will and his family’s journey to get him back from supernatural forces, along with the help of a telekinetic girl with a buzz cut. There are plenty of monsters, teen romance and ‘80s vibes, so there’s basically something for everyone. If you haven’t watched it yet, a hurricane is coming and now is the ideal time. So grab a drink and follow along (spoiler-free, of course).


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Fall movie preview: what to watch

Fall is here, and the climate is changing. No, I’m not talking about the outdoors — we’ve got a few months left of 80- to 90-degree weather. I’m talking about the climate of film: out with the summer blockbusters and in with the Oscar bait and film-festival favorites. For those of you wondering what exactly there is to look forward to, here’s a preview of some buzz-generating projects that I think are worth highlighting.


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Netflix binge drinking game: "The Originals"

“The Originals,” a spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries,” centers on the Mikaelson siblings: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt). The show takes place in New Orleans, where the Mikaelson’s return after a century away to find and protect Klaus’ child, better known as the “miracle baby.”


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Q&A: UF student and ‘Bloodline’ actress Taylor Rouviere

Ever watched one of your favorite shows, seen actors your own age and wondered where they went to school? Well if your favorite show is “Bloodline,” one of the show’s stars has been walking around the UF campus with you all along. Taylor Rouviere, 19, plays Jane Rayburn in the hit Netflix show and is going into her third year at UF as a biology and psychology double major. I sat down with her to talk about living in Gainesville and working on an acclaimed TV show as a college student.


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Movie Roundup: The best films to see this summer

It’s summer, which probably means you have lots of free time on your hands. It’s also Florida, which means it’s raining every afternoon and you have to spend a good amount of that free time inside. What better way to pass the rainy day away than catching some of summer’s hottest movies? Here’s the best ones of summer (some coming soon) with a little something for everyone.


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Coen brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!'gets a 'Hail, no!'

The Coen brothers’ newest feature “Hail, Caesar!” opened in theaters last weekend, and if box office numbers are any indication, audiences gave it a big “Hail, no!” With the lowest turnout ever of the siblings’ career, the comedy only raked in about $11.4 million in spite of its recent critical acclaim. Perhaps it’s because many of the advertisements didn’t map out a clear plot. Spoiler: There is no clear plot.




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