Everyone is Getting Their Own Documentary Now

Everyone wants to feel “in” on something. That’s exactly why feature-length documentaries are a trending move for folks with something to sell, particularly musicians who have an album to promote. Demi Lovato’s latest Youtube Original series (she now has two), Dancing with the Devil, documents the star’s journey since her near-fatal drug overdose in 2018.…

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The Age of Girl Boss Is Over

I am woman, hear me roar. Or so says Emma Stone as Cruella De Vil in the new trailer for Disney’s Cruella, the origin story of 101 Dalmatians‘ infamous villian. As evidenced in the trailer, de Vil is getting a makeover in the upcoming live action film. It appears Disney gained inspiration from the likes…

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What Does Free Britney Mean? (Really)

If you’re a long-time Britney super fan, Framing Britney Spears probably feels like vindication for your years of anxiety about the Princess of Pop’s civil rights. Since the release of the New York Times documentary on Hulu, the veil of secrecy around the superstar’s mysterious conservatorship has been lifted and suddenly the world is demanding…

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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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Bloody Valentine: I Love True Crime

A little about me: I’m the cat lady demographic Law and Order thrives on. I don’t keep it a secret I have a darker side to my interests, but since the horror market has gone a little dry as of late, I’ve turned to the more factually inspired this winter. I’ve always loved true crime. Blame it…

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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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The Stranger Things Formula | Stranger Things 2 Review

The following article contains Stranger Things season two spoilers.  A six-pack of beer, sheer excitement and a large pepperoni pizza courtesy of Pizza Hut. That’s all I needed when I sat down Saturday afternoon to officially begin binge-watching the long-awaited season two of Stranger Things.  Over those nine-or-so hours, I laughed, I cried. I cheered, I gasped, I…

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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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Gaga: Five Foot Two

A Netflix documentary on the life of Lady Gaga seems so right, don’t you think? Netflix has successfully branded their original projects with a no-holds-barred sort of flare, so the news Gaga: Five Foot Two would premiere September 22nd on the streaming service delighted fans. The documentary promised to show a side of the star we had never…

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