Sweet Home (Season 1)—Netflix’s Live Action Take On Korean Webtoon Promises A Strong New Franchise

I have always been a fan of foreign cinema and television, particularly properties from Japan and France. However, it wasn't until I sat down to watch the high-octane and dramatic zombie thriller Train to Busan (2016) that Korean properties really grabbed my attention and instantly captivated me. A big appeal to Korean films and shows …

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Alice in Borderland (2020) Season 1—Review

One of the last big outputs of 2020 content from Netflix came in the form of several foreign television shows in December. One of the ones I sat down to watch was an adaptation of a popular Japanese suspense manga, Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Arisu, original Japanese name) and it was quite …

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom—Boseman’s Swan Song May Be His Greatest Performance

One of the hardest losses in the pop-culture sphere during the mayhem of 2020 was the life of Chadwick Boseman. While he was best known for his role as Marvel's King T'Challa, the Black Panther, Boseman had a career filled with great performances. For most people, his best performance pre-Panther was his portrayal of Jackie …

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The Boys (Season 2)—A Diabolically Brilliant Season of Television

By far one of the greatest shows in both the comic book genre and in Amazon's catalogue was and remains to be The Boys. When season 1 hit last year, it took the world by storm with its hard-R spin on the superhero tropes that our culture has been absolutely obsessed with, particularly in these …

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Mulan (2020)—A Fantastic Remake Of Disney’s Animated Classic

One of Disney's greatest decades in animation was the 1990's with classics like The Lion King (1994), Aladdin (1992), and Beauty and the Beast (1991). For me, one of my favorite films during this time was 1998's Mulan, and now, Mulan has taken its place as the most recent of the 90's Disney lineup to …

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The New Mutants—Fox’s Era of X-Men Doesn’t Stick the Landing In Its Final Hours

The movie that started off the the surge of comic book films was Fox's X-Men back in 2000, for it showed studios that they could make profitable, well-received, and mature films out of the properties. From there, Fox spawned two direct sequels, a three-film Wolverine series (Logan (2017) being the best live-action comic book film), …

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The Umbrella Academy (Season 2)—Another Glorious Season of One of the Greatest Comic Book Shows of All-Time

One of the best Netflix shows that took the world by storm last year (2019 was a fantastic year to be a Netflix subscriber) was the first season of The Umbrella Academy, based on the Dark Horse comic book of the same name by Gerard Way. Filled with great quirky humor, lovable characters, and a …

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Artemis Fowl—A Foul Disgrace to Moviemaking and the Fantasy Genre

The popular YA book series from Eoin Colfer was one of my favorites growing up as it was a very different take on the fantasy genre than what the Harry Potter , The Lord of the Rings, and Inheritance Cycle series gave us. Artemis Fowl was inventive, funny, and an overall enjoyable book series that …

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Emma.: An Auspicious Rendition of a Dainty Comedy of Manners

Jane Austen has a vast catalogue of literature that is ripe for retelling in various medium, and one that we seem to keep gravitating towards is Emma (first published in 1815), her final novel to be published during her life. Back in the ‘90s, Hollywood seemed determined to throw the story of Emma at us …

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