The student news site of St. Mary's Academy

The Ms. Print

The Problem With Hyping Entertainment

The Problem With Hyping Entertainment

Emily Berg, Entertainment & Culture Department Lead
March 21, 2017
Filed under Culture & Entertainment

Have you ever been so excited to read a book or watch a movie, TV show, or musical but came away feeling disappointed or let down? This discouraging feeling is an effect of overhype. Here are four examples of well-known and much-loved musicals movies books and tv show that their high expectations were more detrimental than beneficial.

Read more »

The Rediscovery of Bedtime Stories—Why Reboots, Remakes, Sequels, and Spinoffs Are So Popular in the Entertainment Industry

The Rediscovery of Bedtime Stories—Why Reboots, Remakes, Sequels, and Spinoffs Are So Popular in the Entertainment Industry

Emily Berg, Lead of Entertianment Culture Department
November 22, 2016
Filed under Culture & Entertainment

With the recent news that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be a five part movie series, 18 Disney animated classics including Aladdin, Mulan, and Peter Pan getting live action remakes, and spinoffs of old popular tv shows such as Full House and Gilmore Girls, one might wonder why the entertainment industry is not producing original stories. James Fowler's Stages of Faith Development emphasis on the importance of childhood bedtime stories may be able to explain the nostalgia phenomenon.

Read more »

The student news site of St. Mary's Academy
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child