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Intern Picks: Top 10 Shows to Watch on Netflix

Like anyone else, I love Netflix. I love unwinding after a long day with a glass of wine and a compelling show. I love re-watching old movies as background noise when I’m working. And I love cuddling up to my dog (or boyfriend if he’s lucky), and binge-watching a series on a lazy Sunday. At Cutline, we’re constantly discussing our favorite series, and making recommendations to one another about what to watch next. So, I decided to share my personal top 10 favorite shows on Cutline Speaks! Read more

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Tips & Tricks for Binge-Watching on Netflix

I can’t recall what my weekends were like before Netflix. I love it, you love it, and it’s kind of the best thing since sliced bread. But, there are ways to make it even better! Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years so you, too, can improve your viewing experience:

  • I saw an article on Mashable earlier this year that outlined all of Netflix’s hidden categories, many of which don’t come up in typical searches. Enjoy the endless possibilities! You could also browse the NetflixBestOf subreddit to determine which new show to binge watch, and add this Chrome extension that adds IMDb ratings and Rotten Tomatoes ratings to almost every title on the site. 
  • Know your keyboard shortcuts: 
    • The spacebar will pause and play 
    • Hit F for fullscreen, and Esc to get out of it 
    • Shift + right arrow will fast forward; shift + left arrow will rewind
    • Up arrow will increase volume, and down arrow will decrease it
  • Sign up for Netflix’s trial program. Click on Your Account, Test Participation, and toggle. You’ll be one of the first to try new recommendation algorithms and other feature updates before they’re released publicly. 
  • If you want better recs, rate what you watch! If you hated something and don’t rate it, Netflix will think you liked it and recommend more of the same. 
  • Hate yellow subtitles? It’s easy to change the way they look. Adjust the font, color, and size by going to Your Account and clicking on Subtitle Appearance. Yay for hot pink text!

What shows or movies are you guys watching? Leave a comment below!

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What We Watch: Oscars Edition

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We have a new column here on Cutline Speaks called "What We Watch," where we'll reveal our new favorite movies, TV shows, and documentaries. Today we're kicking it off with a special Oscars edition. The 88th Academy Awards will air on Monday, February 28th, and we’re all on the edge of our seats! So many things can happen this year: Will a new star-studded selfie break the internet again? Will J-Law add to her record of stage falls? Will Leo snag a gold statue? (He should totally give us a shout out in his acceptance speech.) Check out the Cutline Crew’s selections for 2016!

Katie’s picks:
Best Picture: Room
Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson, Room
Actor in a Supporting Role: Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Actress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Music (Original Song): “Earned It”, Fifty Shades of Grey

Camille’s picks:
Best Picture: The Revenant
Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson, Room
Actor in a Supporting Role: Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Actress in a Supporting Role: Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Music (Original Song): “Writing’s On The Wall”, Spectre

Esther’s picks:
Best Picture: Spotlight
Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson, Room
Actor in a Supporting Role: Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Actress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Music (Original Song): “Writing’s On The Wall”, Spectre

Nena’s picks:
Best Picture: Spotlight
Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Actress in a Leading Role: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Actress in a Supporting Role: Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Music (Original Song): “Writing’s On The Wall”, Spectre

Megan’s picks:
Best Picture: The Revenant
Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett, Carol
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale, The Big Short
Actress in a Supporting Role: Rooney Mara, Carol
Music (Original Song): “Writing’s On The Wall”, Spectre

Hyeri’s picks:
Best Picture: The Revenant
Actor in a Leading Role: Matt Damon, The Martian
Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett, Carol
Actor in a Supporting Role: Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Actress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Music (Original Song): “Writing’s On The Wall”, Spectre

Rachel’s picks:
Best Picture: The Martian
Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett, Carol
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale, The Big Short
Actress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Music (Original Song): “Earned It”, Fifty Shades of Grey

Jordan’s picks:
Best Picture: The Martian
Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson, Room
Actor in a Supporting Role: Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Actress in a Supporting Role: Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Music (Original Song): “Writing’s On The Wall”, Spectre

Darah’s picks:
Best Picture: The Big Short
Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale, The Big Short
Actress in a Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Music (Original Song): “Earned It”, Fifty Shades of Grey

Shaquille’s picks:
Best Picture: The Revenant
Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson, Room
Actor in a Supporting Role: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Actress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Music (Original Song): “Earned It”, Fifty Shades of Grey

Sarah’s picks:
Best Picture: The Big Short
Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson, The Room
Actor in a Supporting Role: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Actress in a Supporting Role: Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Music (Original Song): “Til It Happens To You”, The Hunting Ground