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“Minari” is Beautifully Poetic – Movie Review

In my twenty four years of being alive on this earth, I have found that life has an unruly way of building you up, tearing you down, and building you back up again. It’s a beautiful tragedy that sometimes feels neverending. It is like your car breaking down on the way home from finding out …

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“Coming 2 America” is Good, but Not Fit For a King – Movie Review

Making a sequel to a beloved comedy years after the fact is always risky. Some are a complete and total embarrassment, while others simply buckle under the weight of the original . Coming 2 America falls into the latter category. Returning 33 years after the original Coming to America, Eddie Murphy stars as Prince Akeem. …

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“Tom & Jerry” Tries to Be Something It’s Not – Movie Review

Adapting cartoons to film can be done in different ways. Sometimes they are just an extended tv episode, other times characters are animated into the real world, and sometimes they are played by John Goodman. There is no “correct” way to bring Saturday morning nostalgia to the big screen. Despite that, I can unequivocally say …

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WandaVision Review – A Fresh Concept For Marvel Fans

WandaVision is the first in a long-awaited line of Marvel Disney+ television series. In a refreshing change from the landscape of previous Marvel films, Wanda and Vision are adjusting to married life in their new sitcom-like neighborhood, but everything is not as it seems.  An Amazing Cast Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their roles …

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“News of the World” is Familiar, Yet Satisfying – Movie Review

Tom Hanks has been voicing a cowboy in animated form for so long, I wasn’t quite sure that he would be able to pull it off in the real world. With some facial hair, a cowboy hat, and by the grace of God, he did it. With News of the World, he has made the …

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“The Trial of the Chicago 7” is Classic Sorkin – Movie Review

I wish I knew how to quit Aaron Sorkin. I know that he has an ego. And that he writes dialogue in a way that is not even a little realistic. And that he either fabricates real life events or completely simplifies them in a lot of his scripts. But there is just something about …

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“Trinkets” Season 2 Review: This Take On Teenagerdom Is A Must-Watch With Your Bestie

Dedicated fans of the show are pleased with the second and final installment of Netflix’s Trinkets. However, they’re sad to see it go. When the first season premiere on the streaming service in 2019, fans quickly grew attached to these characters and their story. As soon as news of a second season was announced, viewers …

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Vote for “Boys State” – Movie Review

In 2014, the summer before my senior year, I attended Missouri Boys State. It is an annual, week-long camp for boys that are between their junior and senior years in high school. Boys from all over the state met at one of the state’s universities. Throughout the week, we were tasked with building our own …

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Review of Every One of Donna Tartt’s Novels

Donna Tartt is an author with one amazing profile, despite only publishing three books in about 20 years. Yet, the small catalog of books remains wildly impressive and awe-inspiring. With her last book, The Goldfinch, released in 2014, her next book is thought to come out in 2023-2024. However, it is never too early, or …

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Netflix Hidden Gems: ‘Inglorious Basterds’

Bold, Bloody and Outrageous Basterds. What did you expect from Quentin Tarantino? From the moment Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz) entered Inglorious Basterds, the theme of brutality oozed through the screen. Dripping with fake kindness and a villainous grin, he gives a dairy farmer an ultimatum of choosing between the brutal harassment of his family …

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Netflix’s “Cursed” Has Katherine Langford Showing What Happens If Merlin’s Sword Chooses A Queen

What would happen if Arthur wasn’t the first to find Merlin’s sword? What if he wasn’t the one to pull the magic-wielding sword from the stone because another young woman got to it first? These are the questions that Netflix’s new fantasy drama, Cursed, asks. When Nimue (Katherine Langford) decides to keep her mother’s dying wish, nothing will stand in her way. Even if that means stealing Arthur’s story right out from under him.

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