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‘Wonder Woman: 1984’ is mostly a ‘superzero’ movie

“Wonder Woman: 1984” was one of the most anticipated movies of 2020 throughout pandemic shutdowns. However, it’s ultimate fate will be as another forgotten flop.  The film, directed by Patty Jenkins, stars Israeli model Gal Gadot once again as the title character this time fighting crime in 1984 Washington D.C. She is joined …

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‘Freaky’ puts a horror twist on the classic comedy

“Freaky” is a spooky comedy retelling of the classic Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis comedy “Freaky Friday” and it will have you laughing all the way home.  The film, directed by Christopher Landon, stars Vince Vaughn as the serial killer, the Blissfield Butcher, opposite Kathryn Newton as Millie Kessler, an unpopular high school student who is constantly bullied. Kessler and …

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Throwback Rotten Bananas: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

“Mad Max: Fury Road” is one of the most beautiful films visually while still being wholly engaging as an action film.  The film, directed by Australian director George Miller, stars Tom Hardy in the titular role of Max, a drifter in the desert wasteland the movie takes place in. The film also stars …

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‘Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine’ parodies morning shows on Netflix

“Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine” is a gut-busting laugh fest using the tropes of modern television.  The comedy special, directed by storied comedian Natasha Lyonne, features a number of celebrity cameos by various comedians including Fred Armisen, Aubrey Plaza, Marisa Tomei, Megan Thee Stallion, Jane Lynch, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Hamm and Maya Rudolph. It features a variety of segments …

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Rotten Bananas: Top 5 Halloween Movies

Halloween will certainly look different this year and for some, may include no trick-or-treating at all. A good alternative with family and friends is to get together and watch some spooky or Halloween-themed movies.  5. Coraline  “Coraline,” directed by Henry Selick and based on the novella by Neil Gaiman, features Dakota Fanning as the voice of …

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“New York Times Presents” explains our 2020 experience

“New York Times Presents” is a detailed explanation of our collective trauma from 2020, as well as the societal implications of the crises we have faced.  The documentary is a series of independent documentaries collected into an anthology focusing on the particular crises that have rocked the United States and the world …

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‘Whose Vote Counts’ explains the right to vote on Netflix

“Whose Vote Counts, Explained” takes a close look at the United States’ political system and attempts to get voters engaged and informed before the 2020 general election.  The documentary miniseries, produced by Vox Media and distributed by Netflix, examines the various aspects of democracy in the United States, the way our …

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‘The Social Dilemma’ points out potential dangers of social media platforms on Netflix

Documentary “The Social Dilemma” points out that we are all lab rats to big tech companies and that should scare you.  The film, directed by Jeff Orlowski, features a unique blend of documentary interviews and loose dramatization that outlines the unique issues presented by social media and surveillance capitalism in the modern era. It features former …

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