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Season 6 of Big Mouth is All Over the Place, and That’s not Necessarily a Good Thing

Review of  Season 6 of Big Mouth  The raunchy, gross, and heartfelt Big Mouth is back on Netflix. After an emotionally volatile 5th season complete with the introduction of hate worms and love bugs as well as the release of the spin-off series Human Resources, season 6 is diving into an integral part of any growing, …

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Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” Illustrates Emotional Intensity but Delivers Musical Mediocrity

Review of Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” Swifties have been riled up since the announcement of “Midnights”, Taylor Swift’s 10th studio album. Swift also fueled the excitement with “Midnights Mayhem”, a series spanning across her social media accounts that featured her revealing a new title track out of the 13 songs on her latest project. Now, “Midnights” …

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The School for Good and Evil Creates a Fantastical Atmosphere but Contains a Rushed, Oversaturated Story

Review of Netflix’s The School for Good and Evil  Netflix’s latest fantasy thriller, The School for Good and Evil had a lot of expectations to live up to. Fans of the original book series by Soman Chainani were skeptical as most who have a previous attachment to a franchise are, hoping that the film version would …

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Luckiest Girl Alive: The Book Changed my Life, The Film is an Insulting , Shallow Mess

Luckiest Girl Alive Review  *Spoilers Below* *This review discusses sensitive topics that may be triggering to some readers.  Over the summer, I decided I wanted to start reading again. Not that I hadn’t been reading for school and work, but the leisurely reading I engaged in as a kid slowly drifted into a forgotten activity …

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Blonde is Not Nearly as Cinematically Artistic as it May Claim-It’s Actually Quite Repulsive

Netflix’s Blonde Review  Since her rise to fame in the early 50s, Marilyn Monroe has remained America’s most prominent sex symbol. From her luminous blonde hair to her memorable white dress that graced the screens in The Seven Year Itch, audiences, most notably men have not been able to get her out of their heads. Since her …

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Is Don’t Worry Darling’s Stellar Cast and Beautiful Cinematography Enough to Save it?

Don’t Worry Darling Movie Review After creating a modern teen classic with Booksmart, actress, and director, Olivia Wilde shifted her skillset to crafting a subversive, chilling, deconstructive psychological thriller…in theory. With the announcement of pop sensation Harry Styles as the male lead and the initial drop of the trailer last year, moviegoers were instantly entranced …

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Do Revenge Sets the Stage for Future Gen-Z Teen Movies to Come

Netflix’s Do Revenge Review The latest teen dark comedy to hit Netflix Do Revenge is a sunny, pastled conglomerate of cringeworthy writing, cliched tropes, and a rushed, contrived ending-that doesn’t mean it’s any less fun to watch. Combining the gen-z icon forces of Camila Mendes (Riverdale) and Maya Hawke (Stranger Things) along with a killer …

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If You Have to See One Show on Broadway This Year, See “The Kite Runner”

Broadway’s The Kite Runner Review When most people think of Broadway, they think of the glowing lights surrounding the rims of theaters. A crowded but quiet room that will soon erupt into energetic dance numbers accompanied by colorful, radiant costumes and of course, singing. Musicals have ruled Broadway for decades, and oftentimes, audiences forget the …

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Jurassic World: Dominion Proves to be Another Typical, Forgettable Summer Blockbuster

Jurassic World: Dominion Is  Another Typical, Forgettable Summer Blockbuster Despite grossing almost 1 billion dollars at the box office, Jurassic World: Dominion proves to be just as generic as any other CGI-clustered summertime blockbuster. The latest installment in the Jurassic World trilogy will most likely (and hopefully) be the last Jurassic World film. It follows …

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Demi Lovato Displays her Demons in “HOLY FVCK”

Demi Lovato has faced unimaginable challenges throughout their lifetime. Through a rocky relationship with their family, the pressures of childhood stardom, and a near-fatal drug overdose in 2018, the 30-year-old singer has actively worked to pursue a mindset and lifestyle that works best for her and their career.  Demi’s 8th studio album HOLY FVCK deals …

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The Boys Proves a Superhero Show is Not Above Handling Series Issues and Delivering Stunning Performances

The Boys Season 3 Review – Best Season Yet? The Boys is quickly climbing the Amazon prime Video charts, the dark comedy based on the comic series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The series was adapted for TV and premiered on Prime Video on July 27th, 2019, quickly setting itself …

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Where The Crawdads Sing is a Film for Women- and Critics are Forgetting That

Where The Crawdads Sing Where The Crawdads Sing is nothing special. It’s a film revolving around abandonment, judgment, and resilience. Something only certain audiences will relate to.  Much like the North Carolina Marsh where the film takes place, Where The Crawdads Sing is much more than what some may categorize the film to be at …

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The Black Phone: A New Horror Classic; Or Another Blumhouse Failure

The Black Phone Is Another Blumhouse Failure The latest from horror staple Blumhouse Productions and Sinister director Scott Derrickson proves you can harness all the typical horror elements and still end up with a pretty underwhelming film. The film stars child actors Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw as Finney and Gwen Blake who are both …

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Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 2 Gives Fans the Climactic Battle They’ve Been Building to, and Sets the Stage for Season 5

Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 2 Review Starting off July with Metallica, mind fighting, and major character moments, season 4 Vol. 2 of Stranger Things proved to be an epic finale but one that has the fanbase very divided.  At the end of Vol. 1, we found our heroes about to face off against Vecna …

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Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is so Much More Than a Dedication to The Legendary Rock Singer

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Review Baz Luhrmann has given us plenty of stories derived from glitz and glamour but cemented in tragedy and loss from Romeo + Juliet to Moulin Rouge. Now he’s compartmentalizing the story of the king of rock and roll with his signature style in Elvis. Starring breakout newcomer Austin Butler as the …

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Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 is the Series’ Best Yet

Stranger Things Season Four (Part 1) Review Since its premiere in 2016 Stranger Things shocked and impressed audiences with its captivating world, engaging storytelling, and of course- 80s nostalgia.  Now back for its fourth season, this (initially) small-budget indie Netflix show turned cultural phenomenon proves to be so much more than the show with scary …

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Lightyear Imagines a Bland, Oversaturated Origin Story for One of Pixar’s Most Iconic Heroes.

Lightyear Review TLDR: Bland For its last three films, Pixar has focused on original concepts much to the delight of fans. Soul, Luca, and Turning Red all explored raw, human emotions through realistic and compelling characters that told stories about the growing pains we all face.  Now, Pixar is diving back into nostalgic territory with …

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Men Sends Important Messages- in the Most Disturbing Way Possible

Men Isn’t for Feminists, nor the Faint of Heart The latest A24 horror film proves to be a standout but not in the way its creators most likely wanted it to be.  The film is directed by Alex Garland known for experimental horror and psychological thriller films Annihilation and Ex Machina. Men is his latest attempt to convey ideas of grief, …

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Candy Stands Out as Hulu’s Best True Crime Series Yet

Jessica Biel Takes Audiences Inside the Twisted Mind of a Cheating Wife and a Killer From The Dropout to The Girl From Plainville Hulu has delivered a variety of female-centric true crime shows usually with a memorable actress at the forefront. Amanda Seyfried disappeared into corrupt CEO Elizabeth Holmes in The Dropout while Elle Fanning …

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The Girl From Plainville Shows Two Sides to a Captivating True-Crime Story

The Girl From Plainville is Part of Hulu’s Ever-Growing True Crime Catalog. What Does it Add to the Story of Michelle Carter? Hulu’s recent surge of true-crime series has hooked many audiences and delivered fresh perspectives on these well-known stories. One of their more recent explorations The Girl From Plainville tells the shocking tale of Michelle …

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Propels The MCU into a New Exciting Direction

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review Director Sam Raimi, most known for directing the iconic Tobey MacGuire Spider-Man trilogy has finally returned his signature style to superhero films with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The film is the second Doctor Strange film and the 5th film and Phase 4 of the …

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Captive Audience Retells a Fascinating Story for the True Crime Generation

The Story of Two Brothers; One a Hero, One a Murderer Hulu’s new 3-part docuseries Captive Audience premiered Thursday, April 21st, and has given a whole new perspective to a story the world thought they knew.  Following the notorious Stayner family, Captive Audience aims to illustrate the ruthless tendencies of the media in the face …

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The Dropout Explores the Story of Theranos Through a Multitude of Lenses

Review: The Dropout, on Hulu Hulu recently premiered its final episode of The Dropout, the 8 episode mini-series following the story of notorious medical mogul Elizabeth Holmes.  The show first premiered back in March with its first three episodes being released first and centering around the young Elizabeth played by Academy Award-winning actress Amanda Seyfried.  …

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