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‘Unhinged’ goes crazy at the box office

After a long period of closed movie theatres being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “Unhinged” provides a much-needed thriller release showing the dark side of humanity.  The film, directed by Derrick Borte, stars Russell Crowe as Tom Cooper, a mentally unstable man attempting suicide by cop by going on a massive killing …

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‘Mom and Dad’ take the kids for a ride on Hulu

“Mom and Dad” is an entirely absurdist take on the “town hysteria” subgenre of horror, and that’s a good, good thing.  The film, written and directed by Brian Taylor, stars Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair as Brent and Kendall Ryan, the titular parents and overstressed suburbanites. The film opens with …

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Rotten Bananas: the movie industry has a problem

The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the world in every area of life, from grocery to the arts, from politics to the military. However, the movie industry is facing an unprecedented blackout that has no simple solution in sight.  One might ask: “what problem does the entire industry have? The theatres are …

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‘Wrinkles the Clown’ gives a scare in July

“Wrinkles the Clown” is a wild ride through the “evil clown” phenomenon publicized in the news in the mid-2010s.  The documentary, directed by Michael Beach Nichols, features the eponymous clown and the hysteria surrounding the performer. Wrinkles, based in Florida, offers parents of naughty children his phone number to call when …

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‘Hamilton’ shakes up history on Disney+

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s critically acclaimed Broadway musical finally reached a wider audience when it hit Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ on July 3.  The show, written, directed, produced and starring Miranda tells the life story of United States Founding Father Alexander Hamilton through the aesthetic of modern popular music styles, such as rap, …

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“Love, Victor” provides an authentic LGBT experience on Hulu during Pride Month

Hulu’s “Love, Victor” is a wholesome story about a young’s man journey navigating high school, romance, and coming of age.  The series, created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, introduces Michael Cimino as Victor Salazar, a transferring sophomore to Creekwood High School in Atlanta, the setting for the series’ basis, the movie “Love, Simon.” …

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Too hot to handle brings the spice to Netflix

With quarantine almost over and as stores and restaurants slowly begin to open back up again, Netflix is continuing to bless its viewers with amazing new movies and shows to watch. Recently released onto Netflix is reality tv, meets competition, meets love, meets comedy and it is called “Too Hot to Handle.” Created by Laura Gibson and …

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Extraction hits number one on Netflix

With quarantine still keeping us inside, I have been going through Netflix looking for the best new movies as well as good throwbacks to watch. Luckily for me, Netflix has recently released a new movie that has completely taken over Netflix as it is number one in the US currently.   Directed by Sam Hargrave this …

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