7 Movies Like Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Because You’re Feeling Sentimental

Don’t want the uplifting feels to end just yet? Here’s seven flicks to help you continue looking at the big picture after watching Soul

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10 Christmas Movies That Aren’t *Really* Christmas Movies

Regular Christmas is stressful. Christmas 2020 is as about as exciting as another swab for COVID-19. Call me the Grinch, but this year the constant advertising to overspend on gifts is making me particularly sour as the global pandemic rages. Many families won’t come together to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with…

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Hillbilly Elegy Only Scratches The Surface Of Opioid Epidemic

The controversial 2016 memoir Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis hit shelves with a polarizing splash upon its release. The best-seller penned by J.D. Vance tackles the turbulent life of Vance’s Appalachian family throughout his childhood in Middleton, Ohio. Vance addresses the many intersections of poverty, family trauma, and community…

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Is Teen Joy Obsolete?

Were your teen years good to you? For many, the answer to that question may be confounding. My experience as a teenager was, in short, a mixed bag. The answer to that question for characters in Netflix’s new teen drama series Grand Army, on the other hand, would be a hard “no.” The series, which…

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Handling Anonymous Mansplaining

It has been a tough couple of weeks in my professional life– if you even want to call it that. Immediate stages of post-grad life have been frustrating and isolating with respect to employment. Applying to jobs feels like entering the tastiest buffet in town, ordering, and never receiving your meal; I’m hungry for an…

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Sundance, Sequels & Your Girlfriend’s Favorite Villain | Choice Movie News

  The first month of 2019 is coming to a close and with its end is an arrival of some pretty exciting film announcements, first looks and tidbits. Choice Movie News may not be the most pressing film industry buzz, rather it is a collection of favorite happenings in Hollywood and beyond. Margot Robbie– and more…

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The Female Athlete Spectacle

No thanks to Southwest Virginia’s tedious film distribution, I finally saw I, Tonya last month. I believe my exact words used to describe it post-viewing were “show-stopping”. Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya was an energetic, raw heap of fun that I would gladly see again. While I’m familiar with the infamous Nancy Kerrigan incident (me to pop culture is peas to carrots–…

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Black Museum is Scarier Than Anything Coming Out in 2018

The first month of the year is often met with optimism– we are certain of all the good things coming our way in the next 52 weeks. Prosperity, new beginnings and– of course– new media. I hate to put an end to that optimism, but there is a glaring issue in the upcoming year I…

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I’ve Had It With Hollywood Elitism

Okay, crucify me: I have no interest in seeing Lady Bird anytime soon. Same goes for The Post and del Toro’s latest where the lady hooks up with a fish. Awards season has officially arrived, its legion of critically-acclaimed films bombarding theaters. As a lover of film, this time of year of has always been exciting for me because…

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Don’t Sleep on Netflix Original THE BABYSITTER

Not The Babysitters Club.  Not Adventures in Babysitting.  Not My Babysitter’s a Vampire. Not even Jonah Hill’s The Sitter. The Netflix original The Babysitter is brand new, campy, absurd and perfect. I must admit, when I heard Netflix was putting out a babysitting comedy, my gut reaction was they can do better. The babysitter trope has been stretched in so many directions…

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