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Sundance Review: Downhill

The choice to remake a foreign language film into an Americanized version is at the surface quite problematic. There are however a few good examples of past endeavors, like The Departed and The Ring. But the truth of the matter is there are...

 
 
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Review: Awkwafina is Nora from Queens - Season One

Rapper/comedian turned actress Awkwafina has had quite the rise to fame. Starting from relative obscurity on YouTube in 2013, the star gained a following that eventually saw her transition away from her day job towards a career focused on e...

 
 
 
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Psych: The Movie 2 and entire series headed to NBC's Peacock

Fans of the hit USA show Psych will be happy to learn that NBC's Peacock streaming service will become the exclusive digital home of the series this year. In addition to that, the long awaited Psych: The Movie 2 will premiere on the servic...

 
 
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Review: The Wave

We all know without argument that doing drugs is both fun and cool--but can it make you a better person? The Wave seeks to answer this question as lawyer Frank (Justin Long) skips out on his wife for a night so he can drink, make out with a...

 
 
 
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Kyle's Top 5 Weirdest Movies of 2019

The last year of our previous decade (2019 for anyone keeping track) was a big one for movies. Important, genre-redefining masterpieces and careful introspections of the human soul have crashed into the public consciousness. Billion-dollar ...

 
 
 
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Review: VHYes

It's been an unseasonably warm winter in my corner of the world (the only one that matters), temperatures climbing to the sixties with long days of humid rain feeling more like April than January. Every once in a while I'll stop and ponder ...

 
 
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Review: Like A Boss

Ah, January, the dumping ground of movies. January, the month where movies that would have failed at any other time of the year have a shot at doing moderately well because there's virtually no competition. For the past few years we've gott...

 
 
 
 
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Review: South Park - Season 23

There aren't many shows that have had a similar culture impact to The Simpsons, but South Park is one of them. Carving out its own niche (that exploded into a massive audience over the years), creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker hit upon a ...

 
 
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VHYES trailer is a retro absurdist delight

The VHS format means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For me it meant the static beauty of green-and-purple tracking errors and the crushing reality that we were too poor to afford DVD--or to afford cable most months...

 
 
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Steve Harvey is set to revive his talkshow for Facebook Watch

Stand-up comic and current Family Feud host Steve Harvey is set to revive his daytime talk show for Facebook's new streaming service. Titled Steve on Watch, the show is lined up for a premiere on January 6, 2020, with a few episodes already...

 
 
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Reno 911 is coming back thanks to Quibi

Get ready for another season of cop shenanigans. In a deal between Comedy Central and streaming service Quibi, the mockumentary serial Reno 911 will be returning for a seventh season next year. Original series creators and stars Robert Ben ...

 
 
 
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The Byrnes are probably the worst on-screen family ever

There's just something about getting together with family that brings the worst out in people. While we all love our relatives (mostly), getting together during the holiday seasons causes people to go stir crazy. Either because of politics ...

 
 
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Netflix cancels its Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival

Just in time for the misery that is the holidays, Netflix has announced it will not be moving forward with more episodes of its Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival series. In a weird twist of fate, this news comes just before Thanksgiving,...

 
 
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Review: Harley Quinn (Season 1)

There is something so profoundly unsettling to me with Harley Quinn's character. It all goes back to the core of her relationship with the Joker, which has always come across as toxic and abusive, even in less adult-orientated Batman media....

 
 
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Even Greedo's actor has no idea what 'Maclunkey' means

For some god forsaken reason, the standoff between Han Solo and Greedo in Star Wars: A New Hope has become the most controversial movie scene of all time. It's not good to the graphic nature of its violence or some kind of outdated stereoty...

 
 
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine renewed for season 8

Nine-nine! Fans of the best ensemble sitcom on television have cause to rejoice today. Deadline reports that NBC has renewed the beloved series Brooklyn Nine-Nine for an eighth season. This renewal occurs months before season 7 even airs, s...

 
 
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Netflix nabs the rights for a new Beverly Hills Cop film

It's been half a decade since news of Beverly Hills Cop 4 rolled out, but there's a new development in the case. Netflix was swooped in to bring Axel Foley out of retirement for a new sequel. Viacom CEO Bob Bakish announced that the streami...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Zombieland: Double Tap

Ten years ago, when the zombie craze was at its peak a little Zom-Com called Zombieland came out and help invent the entire genre of Zom-Com. The film, which at the time starred some of Hollywood's biggest up-and-comers, was smart, cle...

 
 
 
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Review: The Addams Family

They're cree-py and they're koo-ky, mysterious and spoo-ky, they have a brand new mov-ie, the Ad-dams Fa-mi-ly; An an-im-at-ed fea-ture, so gather to a seat-yer, gonna-wan-na be-here, The Ad-dams Fa-mi-ly.

 
 
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Review: Lucky Day

Following the emergence of Quentin Tarantino in the early '90s, audiences the world-round were at least tantalized by the fan-to-filmmaker's cocktail of pop culturally-savvy criminals and explosive violence. The Tarantino brand would evolve...

 
 
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I'm not sure I see the appeal to Onward

Pixar is a studio I used to love with a fiery passion, but its output over the last decade has been incredibly mixed. From sequels no one wanted to just subpar original ideas, I no longer look forward to the next year's Pixar release. Toy ...

 
 
 
 
 
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LFF Review: Jojo Rabbit

During the opening sequence of Jojo Rabbit, Britpop plays over a montage of Nazi paraphernalia and propaganda. Archive footage shows Hitler reaching down from a podium to girls screaming to be with him, probably crying to have his babie...

 
 
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NYCC 2019: DC Universe's Harley Quinn gets a release date

Harley Quinn is a hot commodity these days, with the character featuring prominently in Birds of Prey to the point where the movie is essentially a Harley Quinn movie in all but name. While that movie's marketing is slowly ramping up, ...

 
 
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NYCC 2019: Free Guy is the Undertale of video game movies

Ryan Reynolds is one of the modern comedy golden boys, isn't he? Between his Deadpool movies and one off comedies like The Hitman's Bodyguard or Detective Pikachu, it's safe to say that whenever he appears in a comedy, chances are it's goin...

 
 
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Review: Killer Sofa

Let's get this controversy out of the way right now: The piece of demonic furniture in Killer Sofa is (big gasp)... not actually a sofa. It's a recliner. It's a chair. As Oxford describes it, a sofa is "a long upholstered seat with a back a...

 
 
 
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Review: Koko-di Koko-da

A married couple attempts a camping trip, the first vacation they've had since an outing to celebrate their daughter's birthday. There is no child, now. They're alone, despondent, and aggravated as they twist through backroads before stoppi...

 
 




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Blood Quantum"Blood, gore, zombies... social commentary"

 

Capone"The Fonz freaks out"

 

Tribeca Asia"Boring me to death"

 

Tribeca Banksy Most Wanted"The real invisible man"

 

Tribeca 12 Hour Shift"A real night shift from hell"

 

Tribeca Ainu Mosir"Kuma killer"

 

The Willoughbys"Of mustaches and murder"

 

Extraction"It's all we got"

 

The Midnight Gospel"Duuuuuuuuuuuude"

 

Agent Toby Barks"That's the ticket"

 

For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close"A look behind the comedy curtain"

 

Trolls World Tour"Sing it again, Sam... but not as good"

 

Tigertail"A stroll down memory lane"

 

Butt Boy"Solid"

 

We Summon the Darkness"Attack of the evil church girls"

 

Why Don't You Just Die!"Drain-licking good"

 

Coffee & Kareem"No thank you, I'll have tea"

 

Tiger King"Quarantine with Joe Exotic"

 

Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 
 
 
 
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