New on Netflix for October

by Hunter Trzeciak, features editor

Every month Netflix adds new films and TV shows to its streaming service.  Here is the full list of new additions for the month of October.

  • 88 Minutes
  • A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
  • Before Midnight
  • Blood Diamond
  • Boogie Nights
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Cleverman: Season 2
  • Death Sentence
  • Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
  • Eagle vs. Shark
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Generation Iron 2
  • Ghost Patrol
  • I Love You, Man
  • Ice Guardians
  • Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1
  • Made of Honor
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
  • Must Love Dogs
  • Never Let Me Go
  • No Reservations
  • Penelope
  • PJ Masks: Season 1
  • Set Up
  • The Reaping
  • Tokyo Idols
  • Tommy Boy
  • Vanished
  • Veronica
  • Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
  • Sleeping with Other People
  • 13 Demons
  • Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth (Netflix Original)
  • Cult of Chucky
  • The Survivalist
  • Raw
  • Bonus Family: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Schitt’s Creek: Season 3
  • The Fosters: Season 5
  • ID-0: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Skylanders Academy: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Suburra: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix Original)
  • Word Party: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
  • Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
  • Middle Man
  • Christina P: Mother Inferior (Netflix Original)
  • The Skyjacker’s Tale
  • Donnie Darko
  • Fe de etarras (Netflix Original Film)
  • El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial (Netflix Original)
  • Kingdom of Us (Netflix Original)
  • Mindhunter: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Super Monsters: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • The Babysitter (Netflix Original Film)
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Netflix Original Film)
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
  • Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
  • LEGO: City: Season 1
  • Money
  • OtherLife
  • She Makes Comics
  • West Coast Customs: Season 6
  • Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (Netflix Original)
  • Slasher: Guilty Party (Netflix Original)
  • Wedding Unplanned
  • 1922 (Netflix Original)
  • Haters Back Off: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • One of Us (Netflix Original)
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story (Netflix Original)
  • Wheelman (Netflix Original Film)
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • While We’re Young
  • Wanted: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Wanted: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • The Mist: Season 1
  • The Hateful Eight
  • The Final Master
  • La Querida del Centauro: Season 2
  • Strange Weather
  • Stranger Things 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (Netflix Original)
  • Pup Star: Better 2Gether
  • Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States (Netflix Original)
  • Zumbo’s Just Desserts: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into the superhero genre

by Dustin Steiger, broadcast director

2017 has been full of amazing films, especially in the superhero genre. While Marvel threw in some heavy hitters, such as “Guardians of the Galaxy; Volume 2” and “Logan,” DC Comics made an extraordinary comeback with their movie “Wonder Woman,” the first modern-age female superhero movie in years, not to mention their first live-action film since Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Trilogy” to be “Certified Fresh” (a reward given to only the most deserving and “best reviewed” movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes).

With Saegertown’s Homecoming scheduled for October 13, it seems like an opportune time to review one of Marvel’s most recent successes, “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” For those unfamiliar with this successful blockbuster, it follows the young Peter Parker (Tom Holland), better known to the audience as Spider-Man, as he attempts to balance his superhuman “activities” with the humdrum routine of high school bullies, homework, and a crush that seems to have no clue he even exists.

The story takes place after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) mentoring Peter and telling him to “Stay close to the ground,” that he should let the more powerful heroes take on the jobs that they don’t think he can do… advice that a young and anxious Peter Parker is not happy about. Determined to prove himself worthy of the Avenger’s approval, Spider-Man suits up to take on the Vulture (Michael Keaton) and to show the world exactly what he’s got.

Many critics and viewers were skeptical going in to see it, as “Homecoming” marks the third reboot of the Spider-Man franchise since 2002, some of which didn’t do so well (specifically “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” with sites like IndieWire calling it “wildly overstuffed,” and “Spider-Man 3,” with reviewers like Chris Hewitt from Empire claiming that it didn’t live up to its promised “greatness.”). However, fans weren’t disappointed. With beautiful graphics and a balanced and well-developed story, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” brings this amazing comic book character to life in a relatable and fun way that everyone can enjoy.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is available on Digital and iTunes and will be available on DVD on October 17.

Jageacks performs in local jazz jam

by Scout Van Cise, opinion editor 

On Sunday June 4, junior Francis Jageacks was showcased in the Cootie Harris Jazz Jam. Jageacks was part of a 10 week Youth Jazz Initiative program instructed by Mikel Prester at the Markethouse in Meadville. The Jazz Jam was a 4 hour long performance of local jazz musicians playing improvisational music at the end of the 10 week program in which Jageacks played along with her clarinet.

By the end of the Jazz Initiative, Jageacks was prepared for the Jazz Jam after learning all of the scales and chords in her weekly lessons. “It felt great. It felt like I actually accomplished something in my playing, but I felt like I found my own culture of music. Jazz just really speaks to me, there’s so much freedom in it and it takes quite a knowledge of music theory in order to play it,” Jageacks said.

 

Oogey gooey egg yolk gaining popularity

By JT Sloan Staff Writer

Everyone loves a little bit of ooey and a little bit of gooey, right? Well, even if you don’t, egg yolk is a projected 2017 food trend, according to EAT THIS, NOT THAT. “Once word got out that egg yolks do not, in fact, increase cholesterol levels, people started going crazy with the stuff!”’ said Dana Leigh Smith who wrote the article “17 Food Trends You’ll See in 2017.”

With that knowledge, EAT THIS, NOT THAT predicts egg yolk popularity will only increase in 2017 and honestly I don’t see why not because egg yolk goodness should be part of everyone’s diet in some way or another.

“I like it [egg yolk] because you can put it on burgers and sandwiches, and it still tastes awesome,” said senior Marc Kightlinger. Kightlinger likes his yolks ‘dippy and oozey and yummy’ and he loves putting them on hamburgers because they get “oozey and juicy.”

There are many delicious recipes for egg yolk, but my favorite is the Best Loaded Breakfast Skillet, courtesy of Delish, a well-known recipe website. It’s my favorite because you have chunky crunchy bacon, then soft russet potatoes. Then it hits you. The flavor train of egg yolk hits you. It is a pleasant surprise to know runny yolk goes with bacon and potatoes. Look for more tasty recipes with or without egg yolk at delish.com. And if you have a favorite recipe that incorporates egg yolk, tweet a picture and recipe @PantherPressSHS.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3 russet potatoes, rinsed and scrubbed clean
  • 4 strips bacon, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. shredded Cheddar

DIRECTIONS

  1. Chop potatoes into small cubes, about 3/4″-thick.
  2. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and fry until crispy. Turn off heat and transfer bacon to a paper towel–lined plate. Keep most of bacon fat in skillet, removing any black pieces from the bacon.
  3. Turn the heat back to medium and add onion to the skillet. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to soften. Add potatoes and toss until evenly coated in bacon fat. Pour in water and cover skillet with a large lid. (This helps speed up the cooking and prevent burning.) Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes, checking the potatoes occasionally. If they start to brown too quickly, remove the lid and add more water.
  4. When the potatoes are tender, remove lid and stir in garlic, green onions, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Using a wooden spoon, make four holes in the potatoes to reveal bottom of skillet. Crack an egg into each hole and season each egg with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cheese and cooked bacon bits over the entire skillet. Replace lid and cook until eggs are cooked to your liking, about 5 minutes for a just runny egg. Serve warm.