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Disney sets the bar for representation

Studio giant crushes stereotypes This year is expected to be a big one for Disney with the release of ten new films across many genres. Perhaps one of the most anticipated movies of the year is Black Panther. The film’s trailer not only had 89

Lady Bird gives the coming-of-age tale new wings

Female-led drama leads award season It’s one of the best reviewed films of all time, the most talked about film of the year, and the studio’s highest grossing release ever—and most readers probably haven’t seen it. Get acquainted with Lady Bird,  because it is on

Insidious: The Last Key is rightfully the last

Final film of franchise doesn’t deliver Insidious: The Last Key is the prequel nobody asked for. Following the lady with nine lives, Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), chapter four of the Insidious franchise takes audiences into the childhood of the esteemed parapsychologist that they have grown

Newly released Halloween movies satisfy horror fans

NEW MOVIES COMPLEMENT OLD FRANCHISES Halloween is right around the corner, and there’s no better way to get into the spirit than to watch a horror movie, especially if the release of that movie happens to fall on Friday the 13th. This year, Universal Entertainment

Patton Oswalt’s return to stand-up

NETFLIX SPECIAL FEATURES A CANDID COMIC It’s chaos. Be kind.” Those were the words of Patton Oswalt’s late wife, Michelle McNamara, and the phrase became a repeated mantra in Oswalt’s newest stand-up special, Annihilation. Oswalt surprised the comedy world when Netflix announced that he would

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After seven seasons, Game of Thrones still amazes

SERIES PROVES TO REMAIN THE BEST ON TV There are few events in pop culture that reverberate through the deepest chasms and craters of the cultural zeitgeist to the extent that Game of Thrones has over the course of the past few years. This season

Marvel’s The Defenders falls short of expectations

NETFLIX SERIES STRETCHES A STRAINED STORYLINE It took four separate shows and five seasons of television to make it happen, but on Aug. 18, Marvel’s The Defenders dropped on Netflix. The Defenders brings together four street-level superheroes who have spent years rejecting their hero status

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Annabelle: Creation sets the tone for the season

THE HORROR PREQUEL KEEPS AUDIENCES SCARED Nothing screams fall is right around the corner like the release of new horror films. The prequel to The Conjuring and Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation, was released on Aug. 11, and the movie is both thrilling and frightening. In 2013,

What the Health: propaganda or truth?

A NEW PUSH FOR VEGANISM If veganism was not already the latest fad, it certainly gained a new light after the documentary What the Health was released on Netflix. The film’s host, Kip Anderson, sets out to discover the truth about how eating meat affects

The Night Of is harrowing portrait of American values

DEFIES STEREOTYPES AND DEMANDS NUANCE “Here’s the deal, Mr. Khan, and you know it. Whether you stabbed her or not, you could have saved her. This young woman who you barely knew, but who you say you liked. Did you kill her?” “I don’t know.”