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Hazbin Hotel Excites, Surprises, and Sings its Way Into the Hearts of Fans in Just One Short Season

Review of Amazon Prime Video’s Hazbin Hotel  4 years ago, animator and cartoonist Vivienne Medrano (Vivziepop) premiered the pilot of Hazbin Hotel, a widely anticipated project that to date has almost 100 million views on Youtube. The pilot was praised for its unique premise, intricately stylistic animation, and characters that fans immediately flocked to. Now, the

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Pop Culture Press Movie Review: Miller's Girl

Miller’s Girl Clashes Dedicated Performances with a Rushed, Reluctant Story

Review of Miller’s Girl  Most of us know what it’s like to be “18 and entirely unremarkable.” The solution to this predicament being an emotionally-driven attempt to seduce a teacher poisoned by mediocrity however, is probably not as familiar to many.  The student-teacher relationship has been portrayed, fetishized, and critiqued countless times and Jade Halley Bartlett’s

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Gene P. Abel’s The Destruction of the American Republic

Gene P. Abel’s The Destruction of the American Republic Like the loving father of a petulant child, author and U.S. Army Colonel (Retired)  Gene P. Abel is extremely worried about our nation’s current and future state. Colonel Abel is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books in several genres, including sci-fi and romance.

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Sugar, Butter, Big Screen! Waitress The Musical’s Pro-Shot Hits Theaters Just in Time for a Holiday Treat

It only takes a taste when it’s something special, or in the case of the Tony award nominated Broadway musical Waitress, it only took a listen of its original cast album for fans to be hooked and wanting to see the show up on stage.   The musical, based on the 2007 film of the

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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: The Worst or Best Film in The YA/SCI-FI Series

Review of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes    When The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins published The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel to the 3 insanely popular Hunger Games books, fans were reignited with new material to interact with dissect. While some series are known for having an unnecessary amount

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Five Nights at Freddy’s Leaves Fans Elated but Casual Horror Viewers Disappointed

Review of Blumhouse Productions’s Five Nights at Freddy’s   Indie game developer Scott Cawthon was in a cyclical rut. He couldn’t seem to create a connection with audiences through his games which mostly took inspiration from religious allegories and Biblical stories. He decided to shift gears after scathing criticism towards his game Chipper & Sons

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Rehya Stevens Gives a Show-Stopping Voice to The Soundtrack of Secrets of a Celebrity Nanny

Review of Rehya Stevens’s songs in Secrets of a Celebrity Nanny   The new Lifetime drama Secrets of a Celebrity Nanny doesn’t only portray a riveting story about a young woman desperate to save herself from the dangerous inner circle of a glamourous superstar, the film also features an eclectic soundtrack fronted by the lively

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Exclusive From PFF: Maestro: Sonically Masterful but Narratively Faulty

Review of Maestro  Bradley Cooper’s sophomore film Maestro has generated much excitement and controversy since the announcement of its production. Produced by legendary filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg coupled with a star-studded cast, the film was anticipated to be an even more exceptional addition to Cooper’s filmography than A Star is Born.  Following the

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Big Mouth Brings in a Major Star-Studded Voice Cast For its Second to Last Season

Review of Big Mouth Season 7   The Big Mouth kids are finally going to high school! But not before 10 episodes of fights, new crushes, and attempts to leave middle school behind as our eccentric group ventures into one of the most tumultuous times of adolescence.  As the beloved theme song suggests, our characters are

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Bill O’Reilly with Martin Dugard’s Killing The Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts Review

Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts Bill O’Reilly, along with Martin Dugard, have, in my opinion, written one of the best American History books I have ever read. Killing The Witches is a thorough account of the horrible time in Salem, Massachusetts when women and men were jailed, tried, and hung for being

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Philadelphia Film Fest Exclusive Review: The Holdovers is a New Must-Watch During the Holiday Season

Review of The Holdovers   Alexander Payne’s films have always been known for their biting satirical commentary and unmatched comedic timing. Now he’s bringing a handful of heart home for the holidays to mesmerize audiences with The Holderovers. Set against a Wintery New England backdrop in the 1970s, The Holdovers follows the story of a cynical

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Ladybug & Cat Noir: The Movie Will Disappoint Both Die-Hard Fans of The Series and Incoming Fans

Review of Ladybug & Cat Noir: The Movie  *Spoilers for seasons 1-5 of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir and Ladybug and Cat Noir: The Movie* For 8 seasons, fans of the wildly popular French Cartoon (which premieres on Disney Channel in English in the U.S.) Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir have dealt

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Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman Make Their Directorial Debut With the Nostalgic, Energetic Theater Camp 

A film as niche and personal as Theater Camp could only have been made by unabashedly eccentric theater kids themselves. It probably also didn’t hurt that the cast and crew were incredibly close knit.  Childhood best friends Molly Gordon (Booksmart), Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), and Nick Lieberman along with Platt’s fiance and Gordon’s Booksmart

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Emmrose’s New Single Illustrates a Slow-Dance Gone Wrong in a Beautifully Intoxicating Haze

Review of Emmrose’s new single “Electric Nights“ Emmrose’s singles have always been deeply personal, tackling love, loss, and even being Waitlisted by NYU.  Using her New York City background as constant inspiration, the 19-year-old singer has continuously enticed listeners with her dreamy vocals, relatable lyrics, and various experimentations in genre. This time, Emmrose is Taylor

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Barbie is so Much More Than A Campy Film Wrapped in a Glittery, Glamorous Package

Review of Barbie  It’s hard to pinpoint when exactly the hype for the Barbie movie began considering the multiple promising attachments the film had secured, generating massive conversation even before the first teaser trailer dropped in late 2022.  The very idea of a live-action film depicting the various intricacies and complexities of the massive toy icon

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Oppenheimer is a stunning spectacle of filmmaking but you’ll probably need a rewatch to catch everything

Review of Oppenheimer  Despite their drastic contrasting tones, two of 2023’s Summer blockbusters in particular have dominated the collective consciousness of movie fans around the globe: Barbie and Oppenhemier. Dubbing July 21, the release date of the two films “Barbenhemier” day, fans flocked to the theater to catch both films on the same day resulting in

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A24’s Past Lives Will Dazzle You With its Moving Story and Enchanting Visuals

Review of Past Lives    “[In-Yun] means providence or fate,” says Nora Moon to her future husband right before their first kiss. A canopy of string lights hanging from the tall Montauk trees surround them, encasing them in their perfect moment and yet, this isn’t the love story audiences are attracted to.  Distributed by entertainment darling

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The Flash Fails to Revive Hope for the Future of the Now Reset DCU

Review of DC Studios’s The Flash  DC Studios has seemingly always remained a step behind its rival studio Marvel, both critically and financially.  With four Marvel films in the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time and DC not even making the top 30, the studio has struggled with gaining positive reception from fans and critics

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Elemental Delivers A Charming Love Story Despite Box Office Failure

Disney Pixar’s latest film Elemental had the lowest opening weekend performance the studio has seen grossing $29.6 million. In comparison, Pixar’s last film Lightyear grossed $51 million in its opening weekend.  Elemental’s financial failure is largely in part due to the fact that Spider-Man: Across The Spiderverse continues to dominate the box office, currently standing

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Human Resources Goes Out With a Raunchy and Rageful Bang

Season 2 of Netflix’s Human Resources has just concluded its run with its second and final season- but it didn’t go away without a celebration.  Featuring the immaculate voice talents of Aidy Bryant, Randall Park, Keke Palmer, Maya Rudolph, Nick Kroll, and many more as well as some fresh voices to liven up the season,

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Across The Spiderverse Surpasses its Predecessor With Stunning Visuals and Compelling Story

Casual moviegoers and critics alike have always generated discourse surrounding superhero movies and animated movies-and it’s only grown in recent years. As both vie for recognition beyond just being “just for kids” or “just for comic book nerds” many creators have expressed their unrelenting dedication to their art. After winning the 2022 Oscar for Best

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Emmrose Explores the Horror of Panic Attacks and Importance of Mental Health Support With “Falling Again”

Review of “Falling Again” by Emmrose    Anxiety is a feeling many are familiar with and yet it can be so hard to describe and illustrate. New York-based singer Emmrose has given words to this potent feeling with her new single “Falling Again” which was written during a panic attack.  “I wrote Falling Again in

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