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Watch the second season of the zombie apocalypse to escape the zombie apocalypse.
It feels like the end times. A deadly plague has infected the populace and it’s spreading faster than can be controlled. It’s disruptive, terrifying, and impacting our society in a way that’s never been seen before. By the time it’s all over, ...
 
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The creator of the Saw franchise explores a new way to scare audiences by turning up psychological terror.
H.G. Wells wrote The Invisible Man in 1897, in simpler times. Back then, the eponymous protagonist’s biggest concern was simply that he was invisible and could no longer be part of normal society. Later iterations of the character on film attempt to remake and ...
 
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‘Sonic the Hedgehog,’ ‘Onward,’ and ‘Call of the Wild’ are for the rowdy bunch.
Out in theaters recently were Call of the Wild based on Jack London’s novel, Sonic the Hedgehog, based on Sega’s flagship character, and Pixar’s fantasy adventure with a twist, Onward. All three films are great family entertainment, so any of them are good choices for a night ...
 
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A mysterious house, magical keys that have different abilities, and an extra-planar demon flesh out an engrossing family drama.
Locke & Key is not for kids. At least, not the original comic book as writer Joe Hill and illustrator Gabe Rodriguez first made it. The comics, originally published by IDW Publishing, was graphically violent and leaned more heavily into horror. It followed the story of ...
 
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It grabs your attention and never lets it go, forcing you to look at war’s ugliest side. 
War is never pretty. It is brutal, costly, and only advances the interests of men in power who care little for the lives of the soldiers they send into battle. Sam Mendes’ latest wartime epic 1917 points the lens toward a pair of soldiers, Lance ...
 
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An excellent gallery of rogues populates the entertaining crime comedy.
After a couple of stumbles in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and the live-action Aladdin, director Guy Ritchie returns to the genre he’s helped define for the modern age: the crime comedy. With The Gentlemen, we see Ritchie at his A-game, crafting a deliciously convoluted ...
 
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It’s a Nazi movie for the whole family (kind of).
In Jojo Rabbit, a 10-year-old self-professed Nazi in the Hitler Youth program during World War 2 gets the shock of his life when he discovers that his mother is hiding a Jew in their house. When you’re such a huge fan of ...
 
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The second season reminds us that sex is about self-acceptance and, most important, normal. 
Sex Education should be mandatory viewing. The British Netflix series, which follows the sexual (mis)adventures of a group of teens, including one awkward son of a sex therapist who gives sex advice to his peers, explores sex and relationships in an honest, funny, ...
 
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Netflix’s Let It Snow is a lighthearted holiday present everyone can enjoy.
If you miss John Hughes films or ensemble cast romcoms, Netflix has the perfect Christmas present for you with their new holiday special Let It Snow. Based on a book by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle (even the book is ...
 
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In 1963, Henry Ford II made a bid to purchase Ferrari but Enzo Ferrari rebuffed him. What ensued was a battle of ego and pride as Ford vowed to beat Ferrari at Le Mans.
Ford v Ferrari is an unfortunate title for a film. It is unsexy, uninteresting, and completely without appeal despite apparently having been formulated to attract a wider audience who might not know about Le Mans ‘66 (its title in the U.K. and ...
 
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Netflix’s continuation of the 1980s cult classic is an impressive puppet show of epic proportions.
Back in the 80s, The Dark Crystal was the most groundbreaking animated series to hit cinemas. Directed by Jim Henson, the fantasy film explored dark themes that were far from Henson’s work on The Muppet Show. The Dark Crystal was an exhibition of ...
 
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It humanizes a population that's long been demonized.
“It’s not a happy jail,” says an inmate of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC).What starts as a simple documentary feature of a provincial prison transforms into something far more substantial as Happy Jail takes an in-depth look into the broken justice ...
 
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the books are way better.
Spoilers ahead.There was a lot of expectation for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The books that the film is based on were among some of the most popular children’s novels in the ‘80s. Alvin Schwartz made a legacy by authoring the ...
 
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The young adult series is actually a good watch if you’re willing to grade it on a curve.
Imagine how William Golding’s Lord of the Flies would turn out if the CW made a modern adaptation. Everyone would be an attractive 20-year-old playing a hormonal teenager. Because they’re left unchecked, there would be a surprising amount of substance abuse. The ...
 
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For all its shortcomings, 'Bagman' deserves support because its success will open the door for more projects with ambition.
In a way, the iWant-exclusive Bagman is comparable to Breaking Bad, in the sense that it follows an average, decent man spiraling deeper and deeper into the criminal underworld—except this time, with a distinctly Filipino flavor. Instead of becoming a meth baron, ...
 
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DC's superhero movie Shazam is also about the relationship between parent and child, a love letter to foster parents everywhere.
Shazam!, the newest superhero movie from Warner Bros studios, is so bright, hopeful, and funny that it is essentially the antithesis to everything director Zack Snyder tried to build.For the better part of the last six years, the DC extended universe has ...
 
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The series firmly establishes Netflix’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of streaming content by adapting existing sci-fi short fiction.
The Netflix anthology of animated short features Love, Death + Robots is the spiritual, if not actual, successor to 1981's and 2000’s Heavy Metal films that were based on the periodical comic anthology of the same name. Helmed by Deadpool director Timothy ...
 
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What happens to those who suffer in the wake of victory?
In most movies about war, the ending is simple: The good guys win. They kill the bad guys, they save people, and they head home. In reality, however, war is never that neat. Survivors of the defeated side have to deal with ...
 
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Why would anyone want to go out of their way to watch this film?
The puzzling question on my friends’ minds was this: why would anyone go out of his or her way to watch the Bato dela Rosa movie? After all, there are a lot of great movies out there: Aquaman is still showing. I’m sure ...
 
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You will hate certain points, but admire the mind that conjured up others.
Glass, the latest film from director M. Night Shyamalan, is surprisingly good—but it wouldn’t surprise anyone if you completely disagreed with this assessment. It is both brilliant and god-awful, and how you evaluate it as the sum of its multiple parts depends ...
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