Hamilton is considered one of the best musicals of its generation. For everyone that was stuck in quarantine, this was the perfect chance to experience theater at home. The hit musical came out in 2015 but everyone had the opportunity to see the film version on Disney+. The hip-hop mixed with musical theater makes it a delight to watch. To see the life of Alexander Hamilton play out in theater is amazing but during quarantine we have to take what we can get and Hamilton on the big screen is still amazing.

Once I plowed my way through all of the movies and shows on Netflix, I was in a dilemma. I came to realize that all TV shows and movies will have to end at some point. But, this realization was immediately shot down when I discovered, by far, my favorite TV Show: the Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Sure, we are all sick of what’s going on in the world right now (no pun intended), but when jokes are added, it is always fun to hear about the perspective of current affairs with someone who makes his show entertaining for people of most ages. Even though Noah had to stop doing his live shows on Comedy Central because of Covid-19 restrictions, he made YouTube videos to keep his viewers updated. His delivery style mixed with a dash of humor and constant events, like Covid-19, elections, and protests, made watching the news much more exciting and entertaining during these unprecedented times. Noah’s charismatic style and the seriousness of the topics combine to create my favorite show ever: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, now free on Youtube.

Oh man, I thought. A Sharkboy and Lavagirl sequel? How could it live up to the iconic-ness of our 2005 masterpiece? But when my siblings and I  watched it, we instantly realized how great a movie it was. My family is huge on Netflix watching, so when I say we watched every Netflix Christmas movie, I mean it. But we were so excited to see a newbie: “We Can Be Heroes”. It was an extremely enjoyable movie amidst all the chaos in the world. It is definitely a family movie, since it would (in my opinion) appeal to all ages. There were some amazing plot twists as well. It also stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Nick Jonas’ wife), Pedro Pescal (in The Mandalorian), and Taylor Dooley (the original Lavagirl). All the actors were great, and the special effects were outstanding. We laughed, we cringed, and we almost cried. I definitely recommend it!

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