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This ‘Aquaman’ Easter Egg Means … Everything
1 week ago

This ‘Aquaman’ Easter Egg Means … Everything

“Easter eggs” can blow the lid off hidden meanings, foreshadow plot twists or even offer profound insights into humanity.

For instance, if you were paying attention to a bookshelf in …
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The Fatal Flaw in Elba’s Woke #MeToo Reply
1 month ago

The Fatal Flaw in Elba’s Woke #MeToo Reply

So Idris Elba has been dragged into #MeToo debate.

Thankfully not because of anything naughty he’s done, but because apparently he’s woke or something.

Slate reported:

While some …
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Why Chris Pratt’s Christmas Message Matters
2 months ago

Why Chris Pratt’s Christmas Message Matters

One of the great unsung traditions of Disneyland (and Walt Disney World) is the Christmas Candlelight Processional.

The origins of this Yuletide celebration go back to the original park’s first …
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How ‘Outlaw King’ Echoes Brexit, Conservatism
2 months ago

How ‘Outlaw King’ Echoes Brexit, Conservatism

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Netflix’s “Outlaw King” is essentially the sequel to “Braveheart.”

Robert the Bruce is one of the main characters in Mel Gibson’s epic of Scottish freedom. But in that Oscar-winning story …
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How ‘Tricky Dick’ Embraces Retro Fake News
2 months ago

How ‘Tricky Dick’ Embraces Retro Fake News

By  •  Reviews, TV

Netflix’s new documentary, “ReMastered: Tricky Dick & the Man in Black,” refers to President Richard M. Nixon and Johnny Cash, respectively.

The relatively short film (about 60 minutes) recounts the …
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‘Romanoffs’ Defies Hollywood’s Kavanaugh Rage
3 months ago

‘Romanoffs’ Defies Hollywood’s Kavanaugh Rage

By  •  Reviews, TV

We’re entered a golden age for the anthology format after a very long dry spell.

The genre got fresh blood from streaming channels, especially Netflix’s sci-fi friendly series “Black Mirror.” …
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‘Alone We Fight’ Gets Pinned Down by Dialogue
3 months ago

‘Alone We Fight’ Gets Pinned Down by Dialogue

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Filmmaker Justin Lee has written and directed four films released this year. None of the four are great, but collectively they show a great deal of potential.

His latest work, …
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Slate Tries, Fails, to Label ‘Gosnell’ Propaganda
3 months ago

Slate Tries, Fails, to Label ‘Gosnell’ Propaganda

By  •  Opinion

Slate describes the movie “Gosnell” as a “gory legal thriller about abortion.”

This description is a very clever twisting of the truth. Like the best lies it’s based in reality, …
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‘Stella’s Last Weekend’ Captures Family at Its Finest
4 months ago

‘Stella’s Last Weekend’ Captures Family at Its Finest

By  •  Reviews, Movies

We love movies about pets, be it “Old Yeller” or “Marley & Me.”

Honestly, this is pretty weird.

The pet story is one of the few new kind of tales told …
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Why ‘Hold the Dark’ Makes So Little Sense
4 months ago

Why ‘Hold the Dark’ Makes So Little Sense

By  •  Reviews, Movies

It usually becomes clear you’re watching an awful film well before the credits roll.

Often, it strikes you within the first few minutes. In those cases you can either embrace …
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