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    Film Review: Palm Springs, a HULU Original Film

    Hulu’s latest original film, Palm Springs, has been a blockbuster hit since its release in July 2020. Starring SNL and Brooklyn 99 actor Andy Samberg and How I Met Your Mother alum Cristin Milioti, the rom-com takes place on the morning of a wedding day. Again, and again, and again.  The film taps into Black Mirror’s area of expertise, a show well known for its eerie dystopian depiction of mankind, as it follows its two protagonists through the same day on a continuous loop.  Nyles (played by Samberg) has been stuck reliving the day of Tala (Camila Mendes) and Abe’s (played by Tyler Hoechlin) wedding day since stepping foot into…

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    Everything is NOT Awesome in The Lego Movie Sequel

    “The Lego Movie” was a truly unique and game changing film when it debuted back in 2014. It showed that a film that shilled a product didn’t necessarily have to be a sad, cynical cash grab. Under the helm of Chris Lord & Phil Miller, the men behind MTV cult hit, “Clone High,” the “21 Jump Street” films, a version of “SOLO” we will never see and the recent smash hit, “Into the Spider-Verse,” the film boasted top notch animation, an unbearably catchy theme song and a nice moral about embracing your own creativity and what makes you special. Sadly, ‘special’ is not an adjective I can use to describe…

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    Check Your Brain at the Door Before Watching Happy Death Day

    “Happy Death Day” is dumb. It utilizes every cliché in the book; many of its characters are stock and have been used in a dozen scary movies, new and old. However, despite that… and I cannot believe I’m saying this… it was really fun! No joke, this movie had me sporting a gigantic grin on my face for all of its run. “Happy Death Day” comes to us from the folks at Blumhouse Productions who are most known for micro budget films such as the “Paranormal Activity” films, the “Purge Trilogy” and the “Insidious” films. The film is about a girl named Tree who, for reasons unknown to her, is…

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    Blade Runner 2049, A Solid Sequel That Makes You Feel & Think (Review)

    After seeing “Blade Runner 2049” directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling, I am still pondering many questions. That seems to be the mark of the “Blade Runner” films: never giving you all of the answers. Having just watched the original 1982 classic myself, I can tell you that this film can most definitely call itself a true sequel and, in my opinion, a successful one. “Blade Runner 2049” tells the story of K, played by Ryan Gosling, one of a new breed of obedient Replicants (artificially created humanoids), who is filling the role of a Blade Runner, a replicant hunter, in the year 2049. He stumbles across a…