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“Ready Player One” Plays to Its Strengths

From the best-selling novel of the same name, Ready Player One is a decent example of how to mix pop-culture references and futuristic technologies in an interesting, albeit uneven, film. Steven Spielberg does his best to create an absorbing homage to the past in what could have been an overstuffed nostalgia reference. Taking place in the year 2045, Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) lives in
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Netflix’s “Fullmetal Alchemist” Breaks the Adaptation Curse

Films like “Dragon Ball Z,” “The Last Airbender” and “Death Note” work as the perfect examples of why live action adaptations are generally a bad idea. However, Netflix has been giving adaptations a chance by letting Japan take over the business. Different from previous anime adaptations, “Fullmetal Alchemist” (FMA) was originally produced in Japan by Warner Bros Studios in collaboration with Oxybot and Square
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Jinkies! ‘Scoobynatural’ Crossover is a Total Scooby Snack!

While others wait for the mega-crossover that is Marvel’s "Infinity War," some "Supernatural" lovers just received a dose of nostalgia with another legendary crossover. On Thursday, March 29, the highly anticipated "Supernatural" and "Scooby Doo" crossover premiered on The CW. In this episode, Sam, Dean and Castiel get sucked into the animated world of "Scooby Doo" by a vengeful ghost who takes over their
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Fantastic Beasts 2: Crimes Against Grindelwald Expectations and Connections

On March 13, the trailer for the next installation of Fantastic Beasts was revealed. This trailer was packed full of content that would help link this series even further to the Harry Potter storyline. We’re introduced to tons of new characters. Some of these characters we know already but this time we are seeing them in their youth (Dumbledore, for example). Furthermore, it seems
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“Love, Simon”: A Compelling Coming of Age Story

“Love, Simon” stars Nick Robinson as Simon Spier, an average, seventeen-year-old boy. He leads a stereotypical, normal life aside from the fact that he has to keep one big secret: He is gay. Simon’s world is suddenly changed when a post is made on his high school’s gossip website from an anonymous user named Blue, who reveals that their biggest secret is that they
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“Annihilation,” Unique, Thoughtful, and Haunting

"Annihilation," released February 23, truly set itself apart from other films released this year. It's unique in the sense that the events that take place over the course of the film are as unexplainable to the characters as they are to the audience. It makes the viewer feel empathy for the characters in what they go through in the movie, specifically Lena, the protagonist.