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Just the other day I was exhausted from non-stop driving, apartment seeking, and family drama that drained me. I was about to drop to the floor. Yet, I decided to go to the movies at the end of the day. The horror in The Black Phone woke me right up. That has to count for something. Director Scott Derrikson has struck gold with this new Joe Hill adaptation that is sure to delight all kinds...

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Six years ago the world was introduced to the Duffner Brothers’ nostalgic science fiction saga Stranger Things, that forever changed the landscape of television and more specifically Netflix’s business model. The show returned this past Memorial Day weekend after a 3-year hiatus caused by the pandemic and conflicting actors’ schedules. Season four is different in many ways but the biggest is its release in two parts, the seven episodes that premiered a few weeks ago...

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​Tastes of warm weather – soon-to-be-flying graduation caps, the first smell of freshly – Spring is officially here. With the new season comes spring cleaning. While cleaning out the back of your closets or tidying up the yard this year, don’t forget to also clean out and change up your music library. Time to trade in the winter ballads for some fresh beats for your upcoming adventures. To help get you ahead of the curve...

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Matt Reeves’ The Batman is better than The Dark Knight. I’ll fight anyone on this. What was once supposed to be an expansion of Zack Snyder’s vision for the DCEU has spun off into its mini-verse that could perhaps become the superior adaptation of the Bat-Family mythos. Robert Pattinson masterfully leads with some masterful direction, cinematography, music, and story. There might be some elements that could throw some audience members off by being a noir...

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X came out of nowhere. While I’ve been familiar with director Ti West, I didn’t realize that his new movie was coming out until a week after the trailer dropped. Though a surprise, this movie left me extremely happy. X is not only the best movie of the year so far, but it’s also the best slasher film that I’ve seen in years.  The Good  Strictly speaking, there isn’t anything that special about the story....

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Since her emancipation on November 12th, 2021, we have seen an uprising of Britney’s personal voice splashed over social media platforms. Rightfully calling out everyone involved (ie; her mother, therapist, sister, Diane Sawyer, and fellow celebrities) that have either stood idly by or made her into a mockery over the years. In true Sagittarian form, she simply stopped giving a fuck and let the world know their wrongdoings. An overwhelming amount of support was shared...

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Oh my god, Peacemaker is back? The second half of James Gunn’s Peacemaker is perfect DCEU television. While the first half of the season didn’t always run smoothly (Peacemaker Park 1), in the second half this show is a perfect piece of ultra-violent superhero fare. If you are at all curious about this journey of a misguided hero, I urge you to check out Peacemaker. For returning fans, you’ll be more than happy with how...

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Disney +’s recent success that came with  The Mandalorian made The Book of Boba Fett highly anticipated but for more reasons than one fell short of expectations. The bar had been raised last year when Luke Skywalker made a triumphant return in the Finale and though Book of Boba Fett had some really amazing moments as a whole the project felt subpar. As a lifelong Star Wars fan, especially for the original trilogy, I felt...

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MOVIESPOP CULTURESundown Review

12 months ago3326 min

Mexican writer-director Michael Franco’s latest film, Sundown, is an artistic thriller steeped in melancholy and routine. The 123-minute drama focuses on a mysterious man named Neil, played exceptionally by Tim Roth. Neil carries with him a painful yet mesmerizing depiction of depression, while his interactions with Beatrice, played by Lazua Larios, and his wife Alice, played by Charlotte Gainsbourgh, add interesting wrinkles to his character. Overall, all the actors have rather strong performances, though none...

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The Suicide Squad is one of my favorite big-screen experiences of the last year and now it’s back specifically not on the big screen. One of the biggest surprise announcements in the DCEU is the announcement of a spin-off from a movie about lower-tier supervillains. As a fan of both James Gunn his more recent work on The Suicide Squad, this was one of my most anticipated shows of the year. While we’re only halfway...