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Can you ever really go home? Millions of cinephiles are likely asking themselves this as summer 2021 winds down with doubt again lingering over their favorite movie houses. For a time, theaters were once again open for big business in the U.S. and UK, and remain so in at least one of those venues. But
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This article contains spoilers for Brand New Cherry Flavor. Brand New Cherry Flavor is an intense, at times bizarre experience. The Netflix horror series based on the Todd Grimson book of the same name intends to capture a dream-like witchiness in early ‘90s L.A. To that end, it’s hard to argue that the endeavor is
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When the new 20th Century Studios movie Free Guy opens on Friday (August 13), one question will no doubt be on the minds of viewers emerging from the theater: Is director Shawn Levy and star Ryan Reynolds’ cheerfully bonkers video game adventure the start of a brand new franchise? Reynolds stars as Guy, an unassuming
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Quentin Tarantino movies very rarely feature happy families. They barely contain any parental presence at all. One of the most memorable scenes in Pulp Fiction is a flashback. The boxer, Butch, played by Bruce Willis, remembers a pivotal moment from his childhood. The day he met a “special visitor,” named Capt. Koons (Christopher Walken), who
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Longtime Rick and Morty fans will surely recall that the show’s release schedule hasn’t always been consistent.  The successful Adult Swim animated series underwent a lengthy hiatus between seasons 3 and 4 as the show’s producers negotiated a new contract with the network. When season 4 arrived, it was split up into two five-episode halves
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This article contains spoilers for Rick and Morty season 5 episode 8. It’s no secret that many Rick and Morty fans crave serialization. The saga of Rick Sanchez, the one man intelligent enough to navigate infinite multiverses and therefore encounter infinite drama, is a compelling one. And yet, Rick and Morty’s main decision-makers often resist
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Warning: contains spoilers for the Cruel Summer finale.  Buzzy teen drama Cruel Summer is one of 2021’s most unexpected delights, a wildly addictive, twisty mystery spread across three distinct timelines and featuring a pair of great young actresses at its center in Olivia Holt and Chiara Aurelia. The story, which ostensibly follows the aftermath of
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Street Fighter has been around since 1987, which means it has introduced many, many characters to the fighting game pantheon. Despite being a game where every fighter is supposed to be more or less on the same level, the narrative doesn’t reflect that. Boss characters and main heroes are the best of the best in
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This article contains major The Suicide Squad spoilers. But you could tell that from the headline. We have a spoiler-free review here. Well done! You’ve survived The Suicide Squad!  James Gunn’s stunning supervillain flick is a brutal ride through DC’s most deep cut characters and now you want to dig deep into what happened. So
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