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Now that the Oscars have come and gone, it is time to stop worrying about if a movie is “good” or “successful,” and instead judge it on whether or not you had a pleasant time watching it. Which makes it a perfect time to go see “Birds of Prey,” which apparently used to be called “Birds of Pr…

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The movie “1917,” which won a Golden Globe for Best Drama despite being released at the end of December, is pretty good for what it is — a film about how being a soldier in the trenches during World War I was not the best time.

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In order to fully enjoy “Little Women,” it seems, one must first read the novel. Because I skipped over that class in high school and, to be honest, I had little idea what was going on for most of the movie.

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Not much has caused a disturbance in the “Star Wars” galaxy quite like Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi,” an erratic but electric movie that, regardless of how you felt about it, was something worth arguing about. The same can’t be said for J. J. Abrams’ “Rise of Skywalker,” a scattershot, impa…

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“Knives Out” is not bad. Lakeith Stanfield is calm and charming. Ana de Armas is lovely and fashionable. There is intrigue. There is a nice twist. It has not one, not two, but three good messages (having Narcan is important if you’re taking opioids, rich people are the worst and redistributi…

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Disney+ is a dream come true for the kind of people who think getting their proposal shown on the Jumbotron at a mid-August regular season baseball game is a good idea, and they will use it to define their personalities through 2021.

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During my however many days of living, I’ve spent dozens of hours watching “Ninjago.” I’ve seen every “High School Musical.” Every “Twilight.” All of “How I Met Your Mother.” I watched season four of “The O.C.” I can list multiple people from “90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days.” I even saw t…

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People have been saying a lot of things about “Joker” — that it’s pretentious, that it might inspire someone to do a mass shooting, that an American city during that time period would have mercury-vapor lighting instead of sodium-vapor so there would be more blueish light instead of yellow.

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Because it’s 2019 and monetizing on 1980s nostalgia is very in right now, “The Shining” came back to theaters paired with a special sneak peek of its sequel, “Doctor Sleep,” which sounds like the name of a third-tier Marvel hero and will probably be dreadful.

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For the latest placeholder until “The Joker” comes out we have “Downton Abbey,” a continuation of the popular PBS television series. It is a classic British type of movie, where you’re not sure a joke has been made until someone makes funny eyebrows and everyone is bustling about on their wa…

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The Amazon is burning, political discourse has dissolved into a viral video contest or something, hurricane season is coming and Frank Ocean hasn’t released a new album since 2016. The world needs some mind-numbing entertainment.

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“Saturday Night Live” may have brought sketch comedy into the mainstream, but now its entire premise is just recapping the news and hearing Scarlett Johansson’s boyfriend’s terrible takes, and it is not good.

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“Spider-man: Far From Home” is set in the Marvel universe, so it’s a CGI-driven movie with a plot full of heavy-handed allegories and vaguely amusing jokes that will generate billions of dollars for Disney. This one has Tom Holland in it though, so it is kind of charming.

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John Wick gets his first kill of “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum” in the New York Public Library when NBA player Boban Marjanovic (playing an assassin) attacks him because John Wick has been declared excommunicado, which means everyone can start trying to kill him. John Wick takes a book,…

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Okay everybody, it’s what you’ve all been waiting for: Orange County Madness continues. If you missed the first round of the tournament, please catch up here. Let’s go.

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I grew up watching “Friends,” and I always kind of liked it. It was always on, it’s generally unobtrusive and it’s great for taking a nap to. Unproblematic King Paul Rudd even got a recurring guest spot.

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There are a few things to note about “Alita: Battle Angel” before getting into a critique. First, prior to movie they show a preview for a new “Men in Black,” which is very exciting. Second, 3D movie technology has apparently progressed quite a bit in the last three years and is now a bit di…

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There’s a lot of action movies out there, so in honor of them all let’s take a look back at “Mission: Impossible” (1996), the most absolutely bonkers production of all time.

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Some of the earliest known examples of performative storytelling came around the 6th century B.C. in ancient Greek theaters. Of course, societies had been swapping tales for thousands of years prior, but that’s where the root of the modern film tradition began, so that is where we shall start.

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“Bird Box” is a Netflix original movie you might have heard of due to the massive influx of memes about it when it released, which may or may not have been pushed by Twitter bots as part of a massive social media marketing campaign.