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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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Director Ben Taylor and writer Laurie Nunn let us in on the creative process behind making a thoroughly modern teen coming-of-age comedy that pays homage to the golden age of the genre.
It goes without saying that Sex Education shouldn’t be viewed at work. And even if you watch it at home, you may want to turn the volume waaaayyy down before you click on the first episode, because that opening scene is…let’s say ...
 
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Too bad, Ocean's 8.
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine went to the movies with his mom. After the trailer for Widows played, with the lights off and a cinema packed full of hushed people, she screamed, “YES! FINALLY! REPRESENTATION!”It might just be ...
 
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Nothing wrong with 117 minutes of shirtless Michael B. Jordan.
In 2015, Creed marked a pivotal moment in Hollywood. It marked director Ryan Coogler's transition to a big budget blockbuster director, introduced Michael B. Jordan as one of the most talented and desirable new leading men in movies, and rebooted a franchise in a ...
 
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"Six stories of unconditional love."
We don't deserve dogs, the Internet saying goes. "Six stories of unconditional love," promises the poster for Dogs, the Netflix Original documentary series just released this week. What they don't tell you is what direction that unconditional love flows.Dogs is about dogs in the ...
 
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This cinematic trope hides some serious allegory.
Drew Goddard has always been one to play with tropes, be it with his found-footage take on kaiju films, Cloverfield; his deliciously indulgent meta-horror film Cabin in the Woods; or the oddly charming—even comedic—survivor movie The Martian. In his latest film, Bad ...
 
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25 years after 'Jurassic Park', we get some fresh input into a still-fun franchise.
Just how much can you squeeze out of a franchise that retreads the same territory over and over? Man makes dinosaurs, something goes terribly wrong, dinosaurs eat man. There’s been very little variance in the plots of the Jurassic franchise, especially with ...
 
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Sorry, Apple.
Let’s just address the big glass slab in the room: the iPhone X will be coming out in about two weeks. It will likely be the best iPhone ever. With ground-breaking face detection technology and processing power on par with full-fledged MacBooks, it could ...
 
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A spoiler-free review.
Between its premiere in 1982 and the final cut in 2007, eight different versions of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner have been released—which perfectly illustrates the embattled existence of what is otherwise one of the greatest sci-fi films ever. It was originally shown in theaters ...