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Stream These 10 Movies Before They Leave Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

If you are like me then you might probably have dozens of movies added to your Netflix watch list. But then sometimes I don’t find them there, and then I have to search the internet to find out that they were removed from the streaming platform. And that’s just sad!

I wish that just like Netflix provides us with a list of “Coming soon”, it needs to have a list of “Going soon”, it will just make life easier. But until then you can refer to articles like this one.

The streaming giant will be saying goodbye to the below-mentioned titles in May 2021, and we are sharing our pick of 10 movies that you should stream before they leave Netflix.

The One I Love (2014)

https://youtu.be/jCOvhojlZzQ

This film falls in the category of rom-com thriller. Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass are starring as a married couple with relationship woes. Their relationship is on the brink of collapsing when they decide to go on a weekend getaway. However, during the getaway, they encounter unusual troubles which further complicates their situation.

Quartet (2012)

https://youtu.be/wSEnh8Hi62E

This is a comedy-drama film based on the play Quartet by Ronald Harwood. At a British retirement home for musicians, things stir up at the arrival of a once-popular opera diva. The residents’ musicians of the home, revive their glory days once a year for a benefit concert, but this time things get sour as old heartbreaks and rivalries resurface, with the presence of the legendary diva.

Cake (2018)

https://youtu.be/cr96skoXSuM

In this Pakistani comedy-drama film, we witness a family dealing with love, loss, and life and death. It is about two sisters, one of whom is taking care of her old parents, and the other who lives abroad. The two of them reconnect when their parents’ health worsens, which creates conflicts and tensions.

Trumbo (2015)

https://youtu.be/n0dZ_2ICpJE

This is a biographical drama film starring Bryan Cranston as the successful 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Trumbo’s career abruptly ends when he is blacklisted from Hollywood for his political views. It has a great supporting cast which makes it even more lively. 

Moonlight (2016)

https://youtu.be/9NJj12tJzqc

It is an American coming-of-age drama film, about an African-American boy growing up in Miami. We follow the boy’s life journey to adulthood, his everyday struggles as he copes with his identity and sexuality.

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

https://youtu.be/NeHDZODFKNw

This movie focuses on a specific moment of Marilyn Monroe’s career, the making of the 1957 film “The Prince and the Showgirl” where she was teamed with Laurence Olivier. During the production, a member of the film’s crew Colin Clark grew close to Monroe, and we get to see a unique perspective on the actress’s life through his lens.

The Help (2011)

https://youtu.be/aT9eWGjLv6s

The period drama film is based on Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. In 1960s Mississippi, an aspiring author decides to write a book on African-American maids’ daily struggles and their point of view on the white families for which they work.

Julie & Julia (2009)

https://youtu.be/ozRK7VXQl-k

This film is based on a true story. It follows the lives of two women who share a love for food and cooking. Julie Powell is a New York-based blogger, who challenges herself to cook all 524 recipes in the popular book by Julia Child. We get to see the story of Child’s start in the cooking profession and the challenges Julie faces to emulate Child’s cooking techniques.

Milk (2008)

https://youtu.be/s2kD-9QZOs4

This is a biopic about Harvey Milk, who becomes the first openly gay person to be elected to political office in California. Milk was an American activist and faced several difficulties while fighting for gay rights and winning a seat in the public office.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

https://youtu.be/DMOBlEcRuw8

This movie is based on the true story of Chris Gardner, a man who in the face of extreme despair, refuses to quit. Chris is a homeless salesman and a single parent, who struggles to find work and raise his 5-year-old son.

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Oscar Winners 2021 And Where To Stream Them

by Kaylen Summers

This year’s Academy Award® winners are now officially announced and it is much easier to watch these movies than in the last years. Here is the list of this year’s Oscar winners and where you can stream them.

Nomadland

🏆 Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role

What is it about: After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman in her sixties, embarks on a journey as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.


The Father

🏆 Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Adapted Screenplay

What is it about: All Bimbo ever wanted was to be a father to his children and a husband to his wife, but providence has a different plan altogether.


Soul

🏆 Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Score

What is it about: A jazz musician takes a wrong step into the Great Before, where he tries to help an infant soul in order to return to reality.


Mank

🏆 Best Cinematography, Best Production Design

What is it about: Citizen Kane is one of the most iconic movies of Hollywood. Director David Fincher takes us through the tale of how screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his struggles in crafting the movie.


Sound of Metal

🏆 Best Sound Design, Best Film Editing

What is it about: A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.


Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

🏆 Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up & Hairstyling

What is it about: A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.


Judas And The Black Messiah

🏆 Best Original Song, Best Actor in a Supporting Role

What is it about: Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence.


Promising Young Woman

🏆 Best Original Screenplay

What is it about: A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.


Tenet

🏆 Best Original Screenplay

What is it about: A Protagonist is on a mission that will unfold into something vital for the survival of the entire world.


My Octopus Teacher

🏆 Best Documentary

What is it about: A Protagonist is on a mission that will unfold into something vital for the survival of the entire world.

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Netflix’s Top 10 Nature Documentaries To Watch This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

Nature is always fascinating. Netflix is making it even more fascinating with their nature documentaries. Here are the top 10 documentaries that will make you fall in love with nature. 

Our Planet

⌛8 Parts 

What is it about: The high-definition nature film takes us to places on the earth where life is thriving and where it is deeply struggling due to climate changes.


Night on Earth: Shot in the Dark

⌛59m 

What is it about:  The documentary takes us through the unseen world of animals and insects that thrive in the darkness of the nights.


Seaspiracy

1h 30m 

What is it about:  A filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers alarming global corruption


Chasing Coral

1h 29m 

What is it about:  The movie explores the tragic effect of coral bleaching and how it impacts the oceanic ecosystem


Mission Blue

1h 47m 

What is it about:  Presenting the life and work of oceanographer, marine biologist, and environmentalist Sylvia Earle.


Kiss the Ground

1h 24m

What is it about:  Earth’s topsoil is being depleted. Now, it is up to us to stand up and adopt regenerative agriculture to save it.


The Ivory Game

1h 52m

What is it about:  Many elephants are being slaughtered in Africa and Asia. The documentary undercovers and documents the global ivory crisis.


Dancing with the Birds

51m

What is it about:  Directed by Huw Cordey and narrated by Stephen Fry, Dancing with the Birds is about exotic birds and their mating rituals.


David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

⌛1h 23m

What is it about:  Former special forces agent Roy Pulver is trapped in a time loop of the day he gets murdered.

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Most Watched Movies On Streaming This April 2021

by Kaylen Summers

Looking for the best movies to watch this weekend?! Then check out these popular titles available on your streaming services.

Love and Monsters

⌛1h 49m 📺 Action, Adventure

What is it about:  Joel Dawson is out to find his high school girlfriend Aimee in a world taken over by monsters.


Color Out of Space

⌛1h 51m 📺Sci-Fi, Mystery

What is it about: In a remote farmstead in rural New England, a family notices that a recently crashed meteorite is infecting their land and properties.


Girl

⌛1h 32m 📺 Mystery, Thriller

What is it about: When a young woman returns home to kill her abusive father, she found him already dead. Now, she must save herself from the same fate.


Thunder Force

⌛1h 47m 📺Action, Adventure

What is it about:Two childhood friends become a crime-fighting superhero duo and goes on to fight the evil miscreants.


Arlo the Alligator Boy

⌛1h 32m 📺 Comedy, Animation

What is it about: A half-human- half-alligator boy leaves his sheltered life in the swamp and search for his long-lost father.


Doctor Bello

⌛1h 35m 📺 Drama,  Adventure

What is it about: A cancer specialist forms an unlikely bond with seven-year-old Sam. He must seek the help from Doctor Bello to help save the kid's life.


Spontaneous

⌛1h 42m 📺 Horror, Fantasy

What is it about: Students in a high school started exploding. Mara and Dylan are left to survive a world where any moment can be their last.


African Safari

⌛1h 22m 📺Drama, Comedy

What is it about:The Lion Whisperer, Kevin Richardson takes us on an extraordinary journey across the most spectacular sceneries on earth.


Why Did You Kill Me?

⌛1h 23m 📺 Documentary

What is it about: When 24-year-old Crystal Theobald gets killed, her devastated family used social media to track down her murders.


Time

⌛1h 21m 📺 Documentary

What is it about: Fox Rich is fighting for her husband's released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary while raising her six sons.

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10 Amazing Animated Films Worth Watching On Disney+

by Kaylen Summers

If you are looking for some good animated films to watch on Disney +, then here are a few:

Finding Nemo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zLkasScy7A

A good old classic, feel-good story about a tiny little fish, Nemo, this is a heart-warming film that will tear you up a bit. But it is the good kind of tears after which you will find yourself smiling endlessly.

Beauty and the Beast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRlzmyveDHE

This is a timeless tale of being loved for who you are. Re-told time and again in various forms, the original animated film of 1991 is still the best version of this amazing fairy tale.

Cinderella

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruLgECgVsys

Cinderella is the classic Disney princess who is now a cultural icon. Cakes, dresses, accessories, theme parks – you name it and there inevitably is a Cinderella version of it! Watch this original animated film of 1950 to indulge in the story of the modest girl who became a princess in glass slippers!

Alice in Wonderland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLIqErnQCuw

There have been plenty of versions of this timeless tale. The most classic is this 1951 animated film that keeps intact original style, narration, and visual world-building.

Bambi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLvX-erABqY

One of the best-animated films of all times, Bambi captures nature, animal life and combines it with emotions so beautifully that you forget you are not one among the ones in the forest!

Frozen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLzfXQSPBOg

One of the world’s most-watched animated film franchise, Frozen, and its sequels is something you cannot ignore. Toys, merchandise, confectionery, food – you name it and there is a Frozen-themed version of it! Watch the film to know why the world is crazy over this film.

The Lion King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY7xBISLBIA

This is Disney’s crown jewel of all times. The 1994 film has so many fans world over that 25 years down the line, people are still willing to watch any and every version of it!

Mulan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKH7_n425Ss

This 1998 animated film precedes the 2020 live-action version of the same. One of the most inspiring, politically relevant films of all times, Mulan is the story of a Chinese girl forced to fight in disguise as a man.

Ratatouille

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgsQ8mVkN8w

This timeless tale about a rat who becomes a master chef in Paris is all about dreaming and making them come true. A feast for the eyes, heart and stomach, watch this film to really get to the heart of animated storytelling.

Zootopia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWM0ct-OLsM

Zootopia is one of Disney’s recent hits that went ahead to win the Oscar. A masterclass in world-building and storytelling, Zootopia is a delight to watch.

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9 Netflix Zombie Movies To Watch As You Wait For ‘Army Of The Dead’

by Kaylen Summers

Zack Synder is all set and ready to release his new Zombie movie, 'Army of The Dead'. Here are a few Zombie apocalypse movies to watch on Netflix as you wait for the movie.

Alive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ8CCg1tOqc

As a deadly virus turns people into monstrous man-eaters, one man manages to stay locked in his apartment to preserve himself against all odds. Digitally cut off and desperate to help himself out, Alive is a chilling story of survival and courage.

Cargo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5QJW0M5pik

Amid a pandemic of a virus that turns people into rabid beings within 48 hours, a father tries to seek out someone who will protect his infant daughter. Things get difficult and death looms around. He must now do everything to stay alive for himself and his baby girl.

Ravenous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3abQ2oRBzo

Set in the quiet town of Quebec, this Canadian thriller follows the journey of a group of people who join forces to flee their zombie infested town with everything they have and can hold on to.

Day of the Dead: Bloodline

https://youtu.be/3hhFT3vCeko

One of two remakes of Romero's original 1985 film Day of the Dead, this is the story of a medical student and her attempts to escape a human-zombie hybrid who is bent on chasing and having her. This film has all the perfect settings of a creepy Zombie movie that will have you on edge till the end.

`World War Z

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md6Dvxdr0AQ

World War Z is an American apocalyptic horror action thriller starring Brad Pitt. Set in the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse, the story follows the chaotic attempts for escape by the people of a town that is suddenly taken over by zombies.

KL Zombi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg49hHR8xiM

This is the story of a reluctant young boy who turns into a hero out of necessity. When there is an outbreak of the undead in Kuala Lumpur, a young boy finds himself transformed from an anxious fence-sitter to a zombie slayer. Watch this film for some real thrill and heroic moments.

Zombieland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m9EVP8X7N8

Zombieland is a comic thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world. This is the story of a few confused college students who team up with a local thug to survive a town taken over by zombies. Zombieland is a perfect watch if you are freaking out about the end of the world, but also want some humor in the process.

Rise of the Zombie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtJtzKIt9Xc

This is an Indian Zombie horror film about a photographer who tries to throw himself into work to overcome his troubles but finds himself experiencing strange transformations. This is one of the top-ranked zombie apocalypse movies on Netflix by viewers.

The Silence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-ufZuqTd5c

Similar to The Quiet Place, this is a film about creatures that hunt by sound. The Silence follows a family that tries their best to stay quiet and hidden from the creatures who have killed almost all of the town.

Phobia 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRQZehNbHjw

A Thai horror film at the outset, ‘Phobia 2’ is a compilation of five short stories – one of which named ‘Backpackers’ is about zombies. The story revolves around two travelers who are on a hitchhiking trail in Thailand. The duo is picked by a trucker. Turns out that the trucker was transporting a load of dead bodies and soon, he holds the boy and girl at a gunpoint for ransom. After a while, the bodies come to life and a zombie killing spree begins.

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Top 7 Weirdest Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Movies can complex with emotions like joy, tears, rage, anger, etc. Sometimes, it can also be downright silly and weird. Here are some examples that are super weird to watch.

Meet The Feebles

https://youtu.be/094jCv3iFfI

Peter Jackson shot into fame with his epic The Lord Of The Rings movie trilogy. Surprisingly the director did create some weird movies in the past and at the top of that list is the 1980's movie Meet the Feebles. It is considered as one of the strangest movies from Jackson and is a parody of The Muppets Variety Hour. However, while the Muppets were family-friendly, this one was about drug-addled, tragically deranged characters.

Cannibal! The Musical

https://youtu.be/8GszhYsV3MM

Yes! You are right. Cannibal and musical are two things that we cannot possibly associate in our normal thought process. However, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the very same people behind the famous adult animated series South Park, decided to give it a try as their final year project after film school. The result was the 1993 musical parody on the life of Alfred Packer, the first convicted cannibal in the United States.

Tromeo & Juliet

https://youtu.be/PvrsRuceWJg

Fans of superhero movies are not unfamiliar with the work of James Gunn. The director has always given us entertaining movies with great comedy and awesome superhero moments. However, anyone who saw Tromeo & Juliet, the first movie that the director worked on, will surely be surprised. Gunn was the writer and associate director in the movie that was a modern-day adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.

F For Fake

https://youtu.be/twlA_yzagXo

Citizen Kane is one of the most brilliant and greatest cinema ever made and is still considered a must-watch for anyone who is looking to make films. How did the director who made such a wonderful film ended up making one of the most senseless movies?! Watch F for Fake, and you will find the answer. Released in 1973, the movie is meant as a metaphor for how he viewed himself.

Oz The Great And Powerful

https://youtu.be/_1NGnVLDPog

You heard it right. One of Sam Raimi's family-friendly movies is the fantasy adventure prequel to The Wizard Of Oz. Unfortunately, the movie titled Oz The Great And Powerful turned out to be weird at places with some awkward characterization and creepy plot points. Coming from the director of Evil Dead, Murder Of A Cat, and Poltergeist, we should have expected that a child-friendly wizard movie would be his comfort zone.

The Straight Story

https://youtu.be/cZTpTFb7xE0

David Lynch is known as the master of nightmares. Then there is his first drama movie The Straight Story which Disney. The director is surely not comfortable with the change in genre and it is actually evident in the movie. The critics did like the movie and comment on it as 'a celestial piece of Americana'. Lynch returned to his usual style in with Mulholland Drive in 2001.

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8 Vintage Alien Movies That Still Is Entertaining

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some good ol' space movies that are available for streaming on HBO Max. These vintage golds have a cult following of their own.

Little Shop of Horrors

Not a clear-cut alien movie, but, it has enough spooks to make it out of this world. While working in a flower shop in urban Skid Row, nerdy orphan Seymour Krelborn develops feelings for his fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard. She is berated every day by the owner of the shop Mr. Mushnik. Hoping to turn his luck around and get a more stable life of his own, Seymour decides to test his luck in the floral business and ends up purchasing a bloodthirsty plant from a Chinese Street Vendor.

Fantastic Planet

This movie takes us to a far-off planet named Ygam.  The dominant species of the planet are the Draags. They are a group of blue humanoids who are extremely advanced in both technology and spirituality. Oms, on the other hand, are considerably tiny and the descendants of the humans from the Terra planet. They are considered ignorant animals. Most of them are kept for the entertainment of Draag children, while others lead a hidden life in the wilderness of the planet.

Lifeforce

A space team exploring Halley’s Comet encounters an alien spacecraft with space vampires. They return back to earth and start turning other human beings into zombies. Tom Carlsen, one of the surviving astronauts from the space team realizes what was going on and steps in to get rid of the troubling alien presence.

Destroy All Monsters

Monsters of the world are rounded up and kept away from humanity in a separate area called Monsterland. A race of she-aliens comes to know about this and frees all the monsters across the world. Now, it is up to scientists to save the world from monsters like Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and many more.

*batteries not included

A greedy tycoon is trying to build a new skyscraper and he is using criminal methods to evacuate the current residence of the soon-to-be-demolished block of apartments. It was doing this time that some tiny mechanical aliens landed there to recharge. Seeing the turn of events and the injustice happening, they decided to stay a little longer and help the people out.

Critters 2

Inhabitants of the Grover’s Bend mistake a batch of unhatched critter eggs as Easter eggs. As the eggs start to hatch, it starts a rampage by the flesh-eating furry creatures from outer space. The horror, comedy movie features Scott Grimes and Liane Curtis and is a wonderful watch if you are a fan of the goofy movies of the late 80s.

Alien

Any list on the genre of alien movies will not be complete without the iconic, cult classic movie Alien. Set in the future, the movie starts with a commercial spaceship picking up a distress signal from a distant planet. A three-member team discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs and a creature from one of the eggs starts to attack them. With an alien parasite planted inside one of the team members, the fate of the entire crew is at stake.

Galaxy Quest

Space shows were a huge deal back in the 1980s. This movie starts off as a parody of those shows and later move on to some serious intergalactic business.  Jason Nesmith is the star of a space-themed television series. He and his other cast members are mistaken as actual space heroes and are taken by a group of alien life forms to save them from an invading menace.

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10 Awesome Political Movies To Watch This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best political movies to watch on your streaming services.

The Coldest Game

https://youtu.be/BVV1KYj8D7g

Nothing gets more political than a spy-espionage drama. Set during the time of the Cuban missile crisis, this movie tells the story of a troubled math genius. He gets picked for a US-Soviet chess match when the height of the Cold War is at its peak. The American player is forced to be part of deadly espionage and he is left with no choice but to go with it as the tension between the two nations starts to rise.

JFK

https://youtu.be/w16bYZ-4nmE

Directed by Oliver Stone, JFK is an epic American political thriller that goes through the events leading to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the former president of the United States. The story is told through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison, who alleged a cover-up that followed after the assassination.

W.

https://youtu.be/jhz6gjcUqog

Starring Josh Brolin, this biographical drama portrays the life and struggles of former American President George W. Bush. Oliver Stone also directed this movie, with Stanley Weiser penning. Being the son of Geroge H. W. Bush, Bush always had to go the extra mile to live up to his father’s presidential legacy. Every decision he makes gets constantly evaluated. However, he overcame it to become one of the best US presidents.

The Final Year

https://youtu.be/4UUpnqvIwF4

This one and the half-hour-long documentary gives you first-hand experience of the diplomatic legacy of former US president Barack Obama during his last year in the oval office. He and his team for foreign policy have gone through more than 21 nations, drafting some of the greatest policies for the nation.

The Campaign

https://youtu.be/omcm3VCVpag

Politics is not always serious. Sometimes politicians can end up doing some of the funniest things ever. Here is a satire that looks at American politics in a funnier lens. Cam Brady is a longtime North Carolina congressman who has won many elections without an opponent. However, things started to change when inexperienced Marty Huggins decided to run against him.

Vice

https://youtu.be/aSGFt6w0wok

When George W Bush got elected to be the president of the United States, he chose Dick Cheney as his vice president. The position made him one of the most powerful bureaucrats in Washington. His position allowed him to reshape the world. Christian Bale plays the role of Dick Cheney in the movie which is the second theatrical film to feature the presidency of George W Bush after Oliver Stone’s W.

Knock Down The House

https://youtu.be/_wGZc8ZjFY4

Politics is not just for men. Here is a documentary to prove it so. Featuring the journey of four determined women who challenged the big names in American politics during the 2018 race for Congress.

State Of Play

https://youtu.be/6KU0Vu991XE

Based on the British television series of the same name, State of Play is a political thriller which revolves around the suspicious death of a congressman’s mistress. In order to protect his career, the politician tries to hide his affair. However, a journalist is out determined to find the truth behind the murder. 

LBJ

https://youtu.be/xrnEp8WLH0g

When former US president John F. Kennedy was assassinated, it was up to Lyndon Johnson to take up the presidency. However, what he didn’t expect were the enemies he had to face both from the White House and his own political party. Woody Harrelson plays the role of Lyndon, portraying his journey from being one of the most powerful Senate majority leader to becoming a powerless vice president and later the president.

The Oath

https://youtu.be/gvk2Ov4mNGY

Politics can lead to different political views and sometimes these political views can cause disputes among friends or family. The Oath is set on such a premise. Chris and his wife learn that all citizens must sign a loyalty oath to the president. As the thanksgiving deadline approaches, the couple undergoes a series of comical situations trying to maintain peace in their house.

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7 Most Popular Mystery Thriller On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Hulu is the home for some thought-provoking mystery thrillers. Here are a few of the most popular ones from the list.

The Prestige

https://youtu.be/ijXruSzfGEc

This movie tells the enigmatic tale of two magicians whose friendship gradually turned into an intense rivalry and took them on a life-long contest for domination. The movie is filled with their obsession, deception, and envy that leads them into dangerous and destructive outcomes.

Gone Girl

https://youtu.be/JU9PdgB3rsk

This one is a classic with one of the most brilliant plots ever. When his wife disappeared, one man becomes the center of an outrageous media circus. He soon realizes that the spotlight has been turned on him and everyone is suspecting that he may not be innocent as it seems.

The Rock

https://youtu.be/bI6Mbg_bMzQ

Stanley Goodspeed is an FBI chemical warfare specialist. He takes on a critical mission with a former British spy named John Patrick Mason. Their goal is to Gen. Francis X. Hummel from detonating harmful chemical weapons into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel wants to ransom $100 million for the families of servicemen who died in the battles. As the SEAL team is wiped out, now it is up to Stanley and John to deal with the soldiers and save the day.

Odd Thomas

https://youtu.be/ZEnvutQ0UI4

Set in a Californian desert town, the movie tells the story of a short-order cook with supernatural abilities. Eventually, he confronts an ambiguous man who seems to be linked with some dark, sinister forces.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

https://youtu.be/Em1onUCArxs

Bernadette Fox is an architect-turned-recluse. When she goes missing just before her family's trip to Antarctica, her 15-year-old daughter Bee decides to take matters into her hands and go on a quest to find her. Bernadette's husband also decided to tag along.

Children of the Corn

https://youtu.be/DbWFWHDgif0

There is nothing more gruesome than the plot of this horrifying entertainer. The movie has Issac, a boy preacher moving to a small town in Nebraska called Gatlin. There he brainwashed all the children and makes them murder all the adults in the town.

Body Cam

https://youtu.be/d_EP4DGBBxk

In order to cover up a murder, the Cops involved decided to get rid of their body cam video footage. However, what they didn't expect was them being haunted by an evil spirit. Now, they have to fight the evil spirit and prevent them from justice.

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Oscar 2021: All 8 Best Picture Nominees Ranked

by Kaylen Summers

The Academy Awards are just around the corner and the nominees are already out. 2020 was not a good year for us. Despite the global pandemic, the entertainment industry had managed to give us some of their best works, and nine of them were nominated for this year's prestigious Academy Awards. So, here we are ranking the best picture nominees from worst to best. Keep in mind that all these movies are truly brilliant and worth watching. We are just ranking them based on what we felt is good.

#08

The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Directed and penned by Aaron Sorkin, The Trail Of The Chicago 7 is a historical drama that tells the story of the five-month trial of seven anti-war protesters who were accused of inciting riots in 1968.


#07

Promising Young Woman

Emerald Fennell's 'Promising Young Woman' is one of the most discussed movies this award season. The thriller tells the story of Caisy who is out to get revenge against her best friend, Nina for raping her during medical school.


#06

The Father

When it comes to great performances, Anthony Hopkins will undoubtedly be at the top of the list. He plays the role of a proud man who is trying to deny and push through his rapidly increasing dementia.


#05

Sound Of Metal

The most surprising entry in this year's Oscar nominee slate is Darius Marder's achingly melancholy tale movie, Sound of Metal. Riz Ahmed's performance in the movie is truly amazing and Oscar-worthy.


#04

Judas And The Black Messiah

Shaka King's sweeping film is dominating the awards season. When a Black man is arrested for stealing a car, he is offered a plea deal in which he has to infiltrate the Black Panther and gather intelligence.


#03

Minari

In search of their American dream, a Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm. Their new life in the Ozarks brings many new challenges and overcoming the hurdles brings them even closer as a family.


#02

Mank

Citizen Kane is one of the most iconic movies of Hollywood. Director David Fincher takes us through the tale of how screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his struggles in crafting the movie.


#01

Nomadland

With everything lost in the great recession, a woman in her sixties embarks on a journey to become a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. The movie is undoubtfully one of the most powerful movies to come out this year.

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9 Horror Movies That Stands Out From The Genre

by Kaylen Summers

Here are nine tales of otherworldly horror for you to enjoy this weekend:

Coraline

https://youtu.be/XyUwEO7xelY

Coraline is a symbolic journey of a young girl who must decide what is right and wrong. The girl subjected to constant invalidation from her parents finds her way into a new world which is an ideal version of her own life. Slipping away into the sparkle of the new world, she fails to understand it could, in fact, be an illusion created to lure and trap her.

The Ritual

https://youtu.be/Vfugwq2uoa0

The usual tale of a sinister creature in the forest story. Four humans have made their way in the woods as a part of college reunion and are relentlessly hunted by an unseen force. With plenty of spooky vibes the horror movie seems perfect for Halloween season.

The Sixth Sense

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This is the breakout film of M. Night Shyamalan and contains one of the most iconic twists in the history of films. Cole Sear a socially awkward boy has a terrifying ability to communicate with spirits. Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist steps in to help the child make peace with what is and find ways to put a positive spin to a rather undesired gift.

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

https://youtu.be/NRP-4f_vyrY

Helen Bloom, a successful ghost story writer decides to live in her country home during the last days of her life. Lily is a young nurse who takes care of Helen. Little does Lily know that the house of the writer has some real horror lurking within. The film directed by Oz Perkins is an immersive and slow burn of horror unfolding onscreen.

Murder Party

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Christopher, an awfully humble man finds an invitation to a Murder party. Without even taking time to consider that it sounds like trouble, he decides to show up only to find out the inviters were not bluffing about the name of the party.  It is, in fact, a group of rogue artists trying to glorify their art through murder to win a grant. Jeremy Saulnier's debut directorial venture is a comical yet relentlessly violent affair.

The Witch

https://youtu.be/iQXmlf3Sefg

A witch steals a child from a family in New England and uses it to open some unhealed wounds and disrupt their integrity. The period drama set in the 1630s depicts the destruction of relationships due to evil supernatural forces but more importantly due to forces of doubt and grief native to humanity.

The Crow

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A tale of rebirth for revenge, The Crow charts the life of Eric who is killed along with his fiancée by a group of street thugs. A year later, Eric comes back to life as the Crow infiltrates the gang and brutally brings each one responsible to justice. The film sheds light on the unsettling and evil corners of society.

Horns

https://youtu.be/xzkNgacIFTA

The film begins with Daniel Radcliffe’s character being a suspect in the mysterious death of his girlfriend and him waking up one morning with a new set of horns. With the horns grows his wicked humor and ability to influence people to speak out their deepest desires. Based on Joe Hill's novel of the same name, the movie is a tale of revenge, exploring weirdness of the supernatural world.

The Babysitter

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A horror comedy that is just right for the Halloween mood. A young woman, hired to babysit a boy secretly performs satanic rituals every night the boy is asleep. Until one day the boy defies his usual sleep schedule and walks in on her shenanigans only to strike up a rivalry against a group of handsome but insatiable young adults ready to do anything to fulfill their desires.

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8 Netflix Movies That Are Worth Rewatching

by Kaylen Summers

Here are a few Netflix movies that have aged well. These movies are a definite must-watch. Have a look.

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

https://youtu.be/OjljgkCQv5c

An ill-tempered Zach G is defamed when Will Farrel projects a clip of his celebrity interview TV show as a laughing stock on Funny or Die. Zach decides to redeem himself and hits the road to shoot more high-profile interviews with Hollywood stars. Directed by Scott Aukerman, the movie bifurcates from the genre of mainstream comedies with a special touch of Galifianakis comedy. Between Two Ferns is originally a web talk show of similar nature as shown in the movie. Galifianakis has famous guests from various sectors and asks insulting questions to the interviewees who return the gesture in their responses.

In the Shadow of the Moon

https://youtu.be/lJ3_biTbeRM

A mysterious serial killer resurfaces every nine years and a Philadelphia police officer, Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook) is downright determined to find him. But the case facts fall beyond the confines of science and Lockhart is pushed over the edge by the obsession. The psychological thriller is directed by Jim Mickle and also stars Michael C. Hall and Cleopatra Coleman in very important roles.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

https://youtu.be/lZKqMVPlDg8

El Camino picks up where the hit AMC TV series Breaking Bad left off in its last season. The TV series revolves around Walter White a chemistry professor with terminal lung cancer, who gets involved in a local drug trade to pay off his debts along with his student Jesse Pinkman. In the climax of the last season, Jesse makes a run from the captivity of neo-nazis who want him to formulate meth. The plot of El Camino builds up with Jesse coming to terms with his past and make choices for building a decent future for himself.

The King 

https://youtu.be/yMJnsTx-TBg

Roughly drawing inspiration from Shakespeare’s Henriad, The King is a period drama. A headstrong prince inherits the throne upon the death of his father and must take charge of an ongoing war and chaos threatening the kingdom. The King stars Timothee Chalamet, Joel Edgerton and Robert Pattinson in important roles.

The Laundromat

https://youtu.be/wuBRcfe4bSo

Meryl Streep’s pleasant vacation unexpectedly turns into a quest to unravel an insurance scam. As more layers start coming off she learns of the involvement of Panama City law firm and their efforts directed towards nourishing the wealth of their rich clients. The founding partners (played by Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas) through their incessant charm and expertise in shell companies and offshore accounts help the rich grow more wealth. Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep) being a commoner naturally bears the brunt of tax evasion, bribery and other such treachery lurking in the financial framework of the world.

Dolemite Is My Name

https://youtu.be/Ws1YIKsuTjQ

Post numerous failed stand up gigs an epiphany changes Rudy Moore’s life as an artist. He assumes a new stage identity borrowed from the legends of Los Angeles streets- Dolomite. Bizarrely written scripts full of obscene legends and a pimpish outfit to go with it makes him a sensation in the world of comedy. But now he wants more than that. His dream now takes the shape of a movie about Blaxploitation. Through countless hurdles and challenges from rivals, the movie is finally materialized and turns out to be a smashing hit at the box office.

American Son

https://youtu.be/xLEYnzs2G2Y

American Son is a drama following a mysterious disappearance of the Kendra Ellis-Connor’s son (Jamal). Estranged from her husband, a single mother Kendra rushes to the police to report the absence of her son. But in the light of timeframes governing the reporting of missing cases and typical patterns exhibited by youth behavior, the police officer refuses to dive in to investigate the case right away. Kendra’s husband, an FBI agent finally shows up and adds to her already miserable situation with misdirected emotions and futile arguments. The investigative feature seasoned with race politics is based on a Broadway play of the same name.

The Forest of Love

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Director Sion Sono builds another of his typical scripts around a cold-hearted protagonist. The story explores the depth of darkness in the human mind. Jo Murata with his manipulative charisma convinces a group of filmmakers that his patchy relationship would form a good arc for their film. As the journey of filmmaking begins, it becomes hard to tell reality from lies. Gruesome and equally shocking acts follow as the limits of humanity are tested.

The Two Popes

https://youtu.be/BeqdEuZcN5k

Set in the backdrop of the Vatican city, the movie explores the events from the life of Pope Benedict and his unusual retirement in the vein of light-hearted humor. The movie though based on the critical event in the history of Papal supremacy maintains a breezy tone giving the viewers a glimpse into the personal conversations that happened between Pope Benedict (played by Anthony Hopkins) and Cardinal Bergoglio (played by Johnathan Pryce). Directed by Fernando Meirelles with Anthony McCarten as a screenwriter, The Two Popes comes across as a bold attempt to deconstruct the life of a Vatican supreme beyond what the world can see.

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Top Movies With The Most Shocking Endings.

by Kaylen Summers

We are counting down on the 7 amazing movies with the most surprising endings of all time.

The Prestige (2006)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijXruSzfGEc

Christopher Nolan never seizes to surprise us with his truly one of a kind storytelling skills. But, his The Prestige had more than just skillful movie making. The plot twist of the movie as mesmerizing as the prestige of a magic show. Robert Angier and Alfred Borden are rival magicians attempting to outdo one another in a quest for the perfect illusion. The movie reveals in the end that was actually two people—twins, to be exact. This helped him pull off so many of his tricks. Meanwhile, Angier copied his tricks by cloning himself with the help of Nikola Tesla and killing his clones after each trick.

The Sixth Sense (1999)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG9AGf66tXM

M. Night Shyamalan is the king when it comes to plot twist and it all began with his debut feature film, The Sixth Sense. The protagonist of the movie, Dr. Malcolm Crowe,  is a child psychologist. After a home invasion, he returns to work by attempting to help a young boy who sees the dead. However, he along with the audience realizes that he too is dead.  The film established Shyamalan as a writer and director and introduced the cinema public to his affinity for surprise endings.

Gone Girl (2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-_-1nJf8Vg

Directed by David Fincher and written by Gillian Flynn, this psychological thriller is based on the popular novel of the same name. The movie is filled with plot twists one after the other. After realizing that her husband Nick was cheating on her, Amy planned her disappearance to make it look like Nick killed her. Later, when she decides to return home to Nick, she seduces and then murders an old ex-boyfriend to make it look like he kidnapped her. To make sure that Nick stays with her, she also gets artificially inseminated with Nick's semen. Darn! That's too much plot twists in a single film!!

Fight Club (1999)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtRKdVHc-cE

The movie was not well received at the box office or with critics when it was first released. However, it has since become a cult classic because of its demented plot and a mind-boggling plot twist. The flick is about the unnamed narrator and his new friend, Tyler Durden, creating a "fight club" that turns into a national movement. Later, it was revealed that the narrator was suffering from dissociative identity disorder -he and Tyler Durden are the same person. The movie is directed by David Fincher.

Shutter Island (2010)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDGldPitxic

This Martin Scorsese 2010 neo-noir psychological thriller film had a truly memorable plot twist at it's ending. The plot of the movie revolves around a US Marshal named Teddy Daniels who attempts to track down an escaped mental patient, Rachel Solando. But, later it turns out that Daniels is actually Andrew Laeddis. He was detained at the mental hospital for murdering his wife (Rachel) after she killed their three children. The whole search for Rachel is a mere "game" devised to shake him from his insanity.

The Usual Suspects (1995)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiXdPolca5w

No list about plot twists will be complete without mentioning The Usual Suspects. This 1995 neo-noir mystery film was directed by Bryan Singer and follows the interrogation of Roger "Verbal" Kint, a small-time con man. He tells the interrogator a convoluted story of events about mysterious crime lord known as Keyser Söze. Söze controlled him and his associates during their heist. It is only after the police let Kint go, that they realize he's actually Söze.

The Departed (2006)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4O3x5BH18E

Blink and you will miss this one. Directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan, the movie tells the story of Billy Costigan goes undercover within the Irish mob to implicate sadistic boss Frank Costello. Meanwhile, Staff Sergeant Colin Sullivan, a dirty cop secretly doing Costello's bidding, tries to hunt out the "rat." However, when Costigan finally takes Sullivan down, he is shot in the head at a blink-of-the-eye moment, leaving the audience in shock.

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Top Movies There Available For Free Streaming

by Kaylen Summers

Streaming services can be a lot expensive. Luckily there are many OTT platforms that are free for streaming. Here are some of the best movies that you can watch on these platforms.

The Intouchables

https://youtu.be/34WIbmXkewU

🍅74% ⌛1h 53m 🎬Comedy, Biography

What Is it About: A paragliding accident makes an aristocrat quadriplegic. A young man from the projects takes up the job to look after him. The two become friends and make some heart-warming memories together.

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Train to Busan

https://youtu.be/1ovgxN2VWNc

🍅93% ⌛1h 58m 🎬Adventure, Zombie

What Is it About: A mysterious viral outbreak has turned everyone into zombies. Now, the remaining ones must get on an express train to Busan to stay safe. But, will they be able to survive when some in the train are also infected?

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Snatch

https://youtu.be/ni4tEtuTccc

🍅73% ⌛1h 58m 🎬Adventure, Zombie

What Is it About: From British director Guy Ritchie, this one is fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film with two overlapping stories. A diamond is stolen and different gangs are after it.

Roman Holiday

https://youtu.be/ELb4S8P3q20

🍅98% ⌛1h 59m 🎬Romance, Comedy

What Is it About: While visiting Rome, European princess Ann decides to take off for a night. However, she ends up a park bench after having a sedative. Luckily, an American reporter, Joe Bradley, finds her and takes her home.

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What's Eating Gilbert Grape

https://youtu.be/wpSGFets1oM

🍅98% ⌛1h 59m 🎬Romance, Comedy

What Is it About: Gilbert Grape has a lot of responsibilities- his overweight mother, mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie and more. But, when he meets the free-spirited Becky, his world is turned upside down.  

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The Man from Nowhere

https://youtu.be/38rPoGSr19U

🍅100% ⌛1h 59min 🎬Thriller, Crime

What it’s about: A lonely former special agent is friends with Somi, a little girl next door. When she gets kidnapped by a gang, he is out to save her.  

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Rain Man

https://youtu.be/mlNwXuHUA8I

🍅90% ⌛2h 14min 🎬Drama, Psychology 

What it’s about: Charlie Babbitt is a selfish yuppie. When his father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond, he must somehow get the money from his brother.

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Big Fish

https://youtu.be/M3YVTgTl-F0

🍅75% ⌛2h 05min 🎬Drama, Psychology

What it’s about: Edward Bloom led a life enormous passions and tall tales. But, he remained a mystery for his son. After his death, his son sets out to find the truth about his father.

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

https://youtu.be/VWGqGHMO294

🍅93% ⌛1h 33min 🎬 Comedy

What it’s about: A man is trying to get back home for Thanksgiving. However, it is not turning out the way he thought. Now he has to stick with a shower ring salesman to get back home.

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Taxi Driver

https://youtu.be/UUxD4-dEzn0

🍅97% ⌛1h 54min 🎬 Crime, Drama

What it’s about: A Vietnam War veteran works as a night-life taxi driver in New York city. His unstable mental condition and urge for violent action have let him into full outrage.

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7 Hardcore Action Movies That are True Entertainment

by Kaylen Summers

Let's explore a few of the hardcore action movies that you should watch. We are excluding the most obvious ones like Die Hard and the Fast franchise to include new movies that you can take a look at.

xXx (2002)

https://youtu.be/Spx-Mx3xhYY

Vin Diesel is the ideal man for action movies (since we are not expecting any acting skills in such flicks) and he delivers the same as Xander Cage in XXX. Cage is your standard adrenaline junkie who is not afraid of anything. So, the US Government asking him to go on a deadly mission doesn't come as a surprise for him. A deadly nihilistic named Yorgi is trying to destroy the world and it is up to Cage to gather information about him.

The A-Team (2010)

https://youtu.be/exyzEFrmLuM

A group of Iraq War veterans is framed for a crime that they haven't committed. The group includes Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus, and Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck. Now they are on the run from U.S. military forces, trying to clear their names. But that's not all. Along the way, they are also helping out others in need too.

Crank (2006)

https://youtu.be/uEXsOqdzYhE

Here is another action star. But he is everyone's favorite one though- Jason Statham. Crank has him playing the role of a professional assassin named Chev Chelios. He realizes that his rival is planning to kill him by injecting a poison that will make him dead if his heart rate lowers. Obviously he could have killed him with a normal poison. But, where is the fun in that?

Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

https://youtu.be/jlx4n_ibNZE

There is nothing more exciting in an action movie than shootouts. But, while in this shootout, Mr. Smith gets to deliver a woman's baby. That doesn't end there. Now, he has to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen who is out to kill him and the baby. Will they survive?! Stream it now to fight out.

The Last Stand (2013)

https://youtu.be/k1wCAsZ9Jb0

After leaving the LAPD after a failed operation, Ray Owens decided to become the sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction. But, his peaceful life plans are overthrown by a gang of notorious drug dealers who are on the run from the FBI. They are making their way toward Sommerton Junction and the police looking to intercept them before they escape crossing the border. Though Owens does not want to get involved, we all know that he is the only one who can stop them.

Knight and Day (2010)

https://youtu.be/JGPl86DBNNs

Ready for some Tom Cruise action?! Here is a bonus too- Cameron Diaz is also co-starring in the picture. The two play a fugitive couple who are on a glamorous and deadly adventure. The only problem is that there is nothing and no one they can trust. Not even themselves. with shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, this action movie wastes no time to set its explosive narrative into motion.

The Expendables (2010)

https://youtu.be/8KtYRALe-xo

We have seen our beloved action hunks fight bad guys in their own separate movies. but what if they all come together in one huge movie. The Expendables is your wish granted. The stars play a band of highly skilled mercenaries led by none other than Sylvester Stallone. Now the group is out on a mission to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island. Will they be able to succeed? Or will they learn some new secrets along the way?

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PG-13 Horror Movies That Are Too Frightening

by Kaylen Summers

Without further ado, here are some of the best PG-13 horror movies that are too good.

A Quiet Place (2018)

https://youtu.be/WR7cc5t7tv8

It's the post-apocalyptic world. And the earth is filled with creatures that hunt by sound. One family is on the run to from the creatures and stay alive. Their only hope is to remain silent and make no sound. How long will they be able to survive? Stream this movie to find out.

The Final Girls (2015)

https://youtu.be/zreNh78kTjg

For fans of the slasher movie genre, here is one flick for you with some awesome slasher movie with some great meta-commentary. While a young woman grieving about the loss of her 80's actress mother, she is pulled into one of her mom's most famous slasher movies. After getting reunited, the mother-daughter duo must now fight off the film's killer.

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

https://youtu.be/Cd8NNcd4Oeo

Christine Brown is a loan officer. When she denies a woman extension, her life takes a turn to the worse. The Gypsy woman curses her. However, her boyfriend thinks that it is not real. With all hope lost, her only way out is a psychic who has promised to help her from being dragged straight to hell.

The Ring (2002)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymPUAsPsTwg

There is nothing more spooky than The Ring, when it comes to PG13 horror. It is by far the scariest PG-13 movie ever made. The movie is an adaptation of the Japanese film Ringu, which is outstanding source material. The concept of unavoidable viral death and some scary iconography, this own is a cult classic.

1408 (2007)

https://youtu.be/WIASqPZqnhs

This adaption is of a lesser-known tale from Stephen King. The movie may be PG13, but it has enough of King’s trademark pulpy gore and scatological humor to give you chilling ghostly thrills and psychological horrors.

What Lies Beneath (2000)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NStmMoDBURI

What Lies Beneath definitely has some major PG13 chills to offer. The movie revolves around the life of Claire and Norman who has moved back to his old house. As usual, the couple finds some spooky stuff happening around them. The movie is best for its casting of Harrison Ford. It's not every day that you see him play the bad guy. (even though he is often the on-screen scoundrel).

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10 Best Mystery Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Netflix has some of the best mystery thrillers available on streaming. Here are some of the best ones that you can stream right now.

Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_Ci-pAL4eE

Jack spent his life growing up in a room. He believes that the only things real in the world are inside that room. however, things changed when his Ma revealed that there are things outside the room as well. What will be his reaction? This mysterious tale has all the elements and a fresh plot to keep you hooked.

Ex Machina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-HiQ9K2uf4

Caleb is a 26-year-old coder working for the world's largest internet company. She wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat that belongs to the CEO, Nathan. When she reached there is quickly understands that she is there to participate in an experiment where she interacts with the world's first true artificial intelligence.

Inception

https://youtu.be/YoHD9XEInc0

Christopher Nolan is a director who never fails to surprise us. His out-of-this-world science fiction movies are equal part mystery thrillers as well, and among them, Inception stands tall and powerful. The movie takes about dreams and how a group of people can place ideas or extract ideas from another person's mind.

Moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV5udqNpP94

Sam Bell has spent almost three years in a Moon-based manufacturing facility. He is the only occupant there and all he has for the company is his computer and assistant, GERTY. Within three weeks he is hoping to get back home to Earth. However, his plans get changed when an accident happens. Sam soon finds out that he is not alone.

Rosemary's Baby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoXLXMbOgiU

Featuring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes, the movie is about a young couple who moves to a New York apartment to start a family. However, the soon-to-be mother, Rosemary suspects that her neighbors are strange and her unborn child is not safe growing around them. The movie is both creepy and mysterious, and can quickly get under your skin.

Mystic River

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmiA24jwlbM

Sean Penn and Tim Robbins star in this mystery thriller. The movie tells about three men who were childhood friends. However, when a family tragedy happens to one of them, it rattles the life of the other two as well. This crime and drama movie has a high Rotten Tomatoes score of 88% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9.

The Hateful Eight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMGwqSA9rww

If you are a Tarantino fan then here is the director's crime mystery from the west for you. We all know how much the director is influenced by the spaghetti westerns and this movie is exactly that. A raging blizzard has made a bounty hunter seek shelter. However, he didn't expect himself to be caught up in a plot of deception and betrayal.

Limitless

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d1Uc68wt3c

This darkly comic and provocative film is a paranoia-fueled action thriller. An unsuccessful writer uses a 'smart-drug' that lets him use 100 percent of his brain. He may have become the perfect version of himself, but his quick success attract shadowy forces that start to threaten his new life.

Crash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=durNwe9pL0E

After Sept. 11 Los Angeles, the tension is really high. Unfortunately, it gets even higher when the lives of a Brentwood housewife and her district attorney husband coverage with that of a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple over a 36-hour period.

The Invisible Guest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epCg2RbyF80

When a young businessman wakes up in a hotel room with him locked from the outside. He knows that things are not going to be on his side. Adding more to the mystery he is in, his girlfriend is there laying dead on the bed. With a prestigious lawyer that he had hired, now he must build a defense case for him or he will be taken to jail.

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All The Zack Snyder Movies Ranked From worst To Best

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that Zack Synder is one of the most well-known directors. With only a handful of movies, the director has secured his position as an A-list filmmaker with his epic movies, iconic visual styles, and his growing fanbase. However, not all his movies are well received and some are even worse. Here is a list of all the Synder movies ranked from the worst to the best, including the latest Synder Cut.

9. Sucker Punch

https://youtu.be/6dzikBZTUy8 Controversies are not new to Zack Synder. His movie Sucker Punch was no different. The movie was labeled oppressive, sexist, and offensive. This made the movie both a critical and commercial failure. However, the movie did have some of the best CGI visuals that Hollywood can offer. Not to mention the stellar performance from actors like Oscar Issac, who plays a charming and creepy character in the movie.

7. Justice League

https://youtu.be/3cxixDgHUYw Yes!! We all know what happened. This is bad and it's not Synder's fault. Unfortunately, he is credited as the director of the movie and for that alone we have to include "original" Justice League in the list. With the release of Snyder's original vision, we now know how bad the theatrical version is. Adding that to Whedon's irrelevant reshoots made the movie more mess than the epic it was intended to be.

6. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

https://youtu.be/0c5gYg3adeI Zack Synder's movies are filled with many visually stunning CGI. So, it will not be surprising for him to direct a fully CGI animated movie. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole marks his debut as #D animation movie director. The movie tells the story of a young owl named Soren who is kidnapped by the evil owls of St Aegolious. However, he escapes and decides to tell the mythical guardians about the evil that is set to happen.

5. Watchmen

https://youtu.be/8otADaRY7QI Watchmen was Snyder's ticket into the superhero movie genre. Though the movie didn't get much attention during its theatrical run, it did get a cult following after the release of its extended version. The American neo-noir superhero movie is based on the limited series DC comics of the same name. Like every other Snyder movie, the movie does have a prevailing polarised option. While some see it as Snyder's best work, others believe that the movie is filled with many inescapable flaws.

4. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

https://youtu.be/0WWzgGyAH6Y Fans were always eager to see their beloved superhero Batman and Superman going against each other.

3. 300

https://youtu.be/UrIbxk7idYA Zack Snyder's stylized visuals are what make him unique. The director's slow-motion action sequences and vibrant frames give some of the best movie scenes ever. And it all began with his second feature film, 300. The movie based on Frank Miller and  Lynn Varley's comics is filled with stunning action, brutal violence, and brilliant beautiful frames. But, the lack of substance does upsets many, not to mention the inherent fascism, racism, and other problematic elements.

2. Man of Steel

https://youtu.be/T6DJcgm3wNY Superman is one of the most beloved superhero characters of all. Though the Man of Steel had many big-screen visits, it was Zack Snyder who was tasked for his modern-day appearance. There is no doubt that Henry Cavill donned his role as Superman and Snyder's epic movie-making elevated the movie to the next level. This superhero movie has a place of its own in Snyder's list of movies.

1. Dawn of the Dead

https://youtu.be/3yH96H1Eg0Y Fans of Zack Synder must have already known that the director started his career with a zombie movie titled the Dawn of the Dead. The movie is a remake of George Romero's classic movie from 1978 and is more twisted and terrifying than the original one. The director is also working on a new zombie movie for Netflix currently and since he is returning back to familiar terrain, fans have high expectations for the movie.    
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Top 10 Netflix Movies That Are Too Scare To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

With Halloween around the corner, we are all looking for some gruesome scary movies to watch. Here is our list of the scariest ones that you can stream on Netflix this Halloween.

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight

https://youtu.be/RdSvaEhqMcM Technology has made us addicted to a new lifestyle in which we are constantly plugged into the internet. A group of such techno-addicted teenagers goes to an offline camp. What they didn’t expect was hiking through the woods without any communication with the outer world. With dangers lurking in the forest and fighting against things that they have never seen before, they must work together as a team to stay alive and come out in one piece. Watch now

His House

https://youtu.be/DYY0QJhlXjc When war has torn down their home town in South Sudan, a young couple takes refuge in a small English town. After being released ‘on probation’ to a new house, hopes of starting a new life began to pop up. However, things take an unexpected turn when they realize that unspeakable evil is lurking beneath the surface of the new home. Now, in order to avoid losing their newfound life, they must outrun whatever is haunting them. Watch now

Room

https://youtu.be/E_Ci-pAL4eE For more than seven years, a woman and her little son were held captive in an enclosed space. The woman was abducted by a man named ‘Old Nick’ who is the biological father of the boy. She was routinely raped while her son slept in the closet. Even in these terrible times, the woman remained optimistic and joyful to her son. However, she soon started to suffer from malnutrition and depression. With her son’s life hanging in the balance, she had no chance but to somehow keep herself alive. Watch now

Dead Silence

https://youtu.be/8b_HVtHmK30 Jamie’s wife was mysteriously murdered after receiving a weird package with a ventriloquist dummy named Billy inside it. This has made Jamie suspicious and he decides to go to his hometown to find out the truth behind what had happened. What he didn’t know was that the dummy is associated with the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. When he went to the town where Shaw was buried, he got more than what he was looking for. Watch now

Halloween

https://youtu.be/ek1ePFp-nBI Remember the iconic slasher movie franchise, Halloween. Over the past four decades from its initial release, the movie has had many (MANY!) sequels, prequels, spin-offs, and whatnot. However, the makers behind the original movie decided to do a direct sequel to the first in an attempt to reset the entire franchise and also give fans what they deserve. The movie has Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her iconic role as Laurie Strode and Nick Castle returning as the evergreen slasher character Michael Myers. Watch now

Cadaver

https://youtu.be/Bc8sZbEEO8U This Norwegian horror-thriller is set in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster. When a family is looking for food to survive, they find a charismatic hotel owner, who offers them a free dinner. As the evening progresses, the family soon realizes that they have to pay a dark price for the free food they were promised. The lines between the evening’s entertainment start to blur and it looks like the spectators are turning into the spectacle. Will they be able to make it out all alive? Watch now

Oculus

https://youtu.be/dYJrxezWLUk The brutal death of their parents drifted siblings Kaylie and Tim apart from each other. After 10 years, when the two are trying to rebuild their relationship, Kaylie realizes that the antique mirror they own possesses a supernatural entity. Known as the Lasser Glass, she believes that it can affect anyone who gazes into it. As Kaylie unravels the truth, her brother seems to have fallen under the evil spell of the mirror. Now, it is up to her to save his brother, before she loses him too. Watch now

The Strangers: Prey at Night

https://youtu.be/91-Z20uttEk Unknown places can be scary, especially at night. A family’s road trip ends up dangerous when they arrive at a mobile home park. They were expecting to see some relatives there, but it turned out to be mysteriously empty. Things took an even darker turn when three masked psychopaths started to hunt them. With nowhere else to run, the family must stick together and fight with everything they got to survive. Watch now

Annihilation

https://youtu.be/0m3cPEbwwhg Lena is a biologist and a former soldier. When her husband goes missing inside the mysterious Area X, she joins the team assigned to find the truth behind what went down there. She soon finds out that a mysterious phenomenon is mutating the landscape and creatures, and is taking over most of the coastlines of the area. With their lives and sanity under the threat, the question is- will they be able to make it out alive? Watch now

House of Wax

https://youtu.be/Q-Akt68SGfE Ever been to a wax museum? Those life-like figures can be scary at times, right? Apparently, for a group of unwitting teenagers, it was more than just a simple scare. As they got stranded inside a strange wax museum, they soon started to realize that things are not what they see. They will have to fight to survive or end up us the next exhibit. Watch now
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8 Great Musicals On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Fan of musicals?! Then here are some great ones for you on Netflix

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

https://youtu.be/_2PyxzSH1HM The Ballad of Buster Scruggs tells the tales of six people in the old West during the period following the Civil War. The six individuals include a sharp-shooting singer, an aspiring bank robber, two exhausted touring performers, a lonesome gold prospector, an uncertain woman roaming the West, and a crew of random strangers stuck together in a carriage ride.

Les Misérables

https://youtu.be/YmvHzCLP6ug Our favorite superhero Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman had his own share added to the world of musicals and that too in the most classical way. Les Misérables is an adaptation based on the infamous stage musical from the novel written by Victor Hugo. Both the classic novel and the movie takes place in 19th-century France and revolves around Jean Valjean,  a released prisoner who is out seeking redemption.

West Side Story

https://youtu.be/JBTzjbvagIQ West Side Story is also an adaptation but from a classic broadway musical of the same name. The story takes place in the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York. There are two gangs there. One is a gang of Polish-American teenagers and they call themselves the Jets. Rivaling the are the Sharks, a group of Puerto Ricans who have recently migrated to the place. While their ongoing battle continues about 'owning' the neighborhood streets, two kinds from the rival gang end up falling in love with each other.

The Muppets

https://youtu.be/C4YhbpuGdwQ Kermit the Frog and the Muppets discover that their precious theater planned to get demolished soon. However, they are not willing to let it go without a fight. With the help of a loving human named Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, they decided to gang up and make a show that can raise 10 million dollars and save the day.

White Christmas

https://youtu.be/3n3-UtakD3I After the war, two talented men decided to team up. Their song-and-dance skills have driven them to grow into one of the most popular shows of their time. Eventually, they become friends with the beautiful Haynes sisters. They had their own show and the two pairs end up falling in love with each other.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

https://youtu.be/aYPUYVgwLWY Here is the latest share from Netflix to the world of musicals. This holiday tale is set in an imaginary world of an eccentric toymaker. He has an adventurous granddaughter who stumbles upon a  magical invention. Its breathtaking powers changed their lives forever.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

https://youtu.be/7q6Co-nd0lM Another wonderful musical comedy movie from Netflix is the recently released Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. The story is about two small-town aspiring musicians who is out to prove that they are indeed the pop stars they dream to become. To prove themselves they get a chance to compete in the global music competition. With the stakes high, they must overcome scheming rivals, and onstage mishaps to prove themselves.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

https://youtu.be/4yzjtnj8Y3U Dewey Cox is destined to become one of the most musical sensations of all time. However, a childhood tragedy follows throughout his life and his rise to music stardom. As his career blooms Dewey changes his musical styles, becomes addicted to nearly all drugs known, and falls for uncontrollable rage.  
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Top Netflix Comedy Movies To Watch This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

These movies are here to make you laugh out loud. Enjoy these wonderful movies. Stay safe and entertained!

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjljgkCQv5c
🍅74% ⌛1h 23m 🎬2019
What’s It About: Viral laughing stock, Zach is taking a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews to restore his reputation.

The Other Guys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6WOoUG1eNo
🍅78% ⌛1h 56m 🎬2010
What’s It About: Desk-bound NYPD detectives Gamble and Hoitz garner decides to prove themselves when a minor case turns out to become a big deal.

Set It Up

https://youtu.be/X-eRc9PF3TU
🍅92% ⌛1h 45m 🎬2018
What’s It About: We all know how tough it is to please our bosses- especially the cranky ones, In this movie, two overworked and underpaid assistants set their bosses up with each other to get them off their backs.

The Young Offenders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR4g4UZzuzU
🍅100% ⌛1h 25m 🎬2016
What’s It About: There is nothing like a good crime comedy. The absurdity of giving a serious situation with a totally hilarious spin itself is a laugh. The Young Offenders is one such movie where two teenage boys cycle 160 km on stolen bikes when they are pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euros.

Dolemite Is My Name

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws1YIKsuTjQ
🍅97% ⌛1h 58m 🎬2019
What’s It About: The story of Rudy Ray Moore who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.

Coffee & Kareem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY9h5o0G_OE
🍅20%  ⌛1h 28min 🎬2020
Police officer James Coffee is in a new relationship with Vanessa Manning. Her son plans to scare of his mother’s new boyfriend backfires and ends up exposing his family to a secret network of criminal activity.
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Top 10 Psychological Thrillers That Are Really Twisted

by Kaylen Summers

Twisted, dark, and deeply haunting, psychological thrillers are sure to have the viewer on edge. Here are a few of the best films in the genre for those of you who love films that mess with your mind:

The Silence of The Lambs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuX2MQeb8UM The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American psychological horror film adapted from Thomas Harris' novel. It is the story of Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee who is hunting a serial killer, who skins his female victims. To catch him, she seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Hannibal Lecter(Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. This is a film that is cited by film critics the world over as one of the messiest psychological thrillers.

Get Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzfpyUB60YY This is the story of a young African-American man who goes to meet his girlfriend’s family on a vacation. Things turn chaotic for him as he discovers an unnerving secret in the process. Watch this film if you want to experience some psychological horror right under your skin!

The Girl of The Train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5yk-HGqKmM Based on the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins, this is a film that follows the journey of Rachel, a young woman with mental health concerns that interfere with her sense of reality. She finds herself questioning the fundamentals about her failed marriage after she finds out some secrets related to a couple she stalks on her way to work. This film is a deeply haunting take on mental health, relationships and betrayal.

Black Swan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jaI1XOB-bs Black Swan is a masterpiece in psychological horror. Director Darren Aronofsky is known for his selection of themes that haunt the viewers for days. Black Swan showcases his capacity to influence the mind at its best. It is the story of a ballerina who is competing with a rival for a lead casting in a ballet. It maps her mind and her insecurities about reality and art that causes her to go off-grid eventually. Watch this film if you are someone who likes to be involved in a film long after you have finished watching it!

Gone Girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-_-1nJf8Vg Based on the novel of the same title by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl is a psychological crime thriller directed by the brilliant David Fincher. Fincher is known to play with the viewer’s psyche and he does it perfectly well in this film. Gone Girl is the story of Amy, a famous author who goes missing, and her husband Nick who is the prime suspect. It is a chilling take on modern matrimony, trust, love, and betrayal in relationships.

Psycho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz719b9QUqY Alfred Hitchcock is the king of psychological horror. Psycho is his evergreen classic which sends chills down the spine even after so many years of its release. It is the story of a young woman who rents out a room in a suburban motel for a night. The shy proprietor of the secluded motel manifests uncanny behavior and the aftermath of it is a mystery that unfolds in the most unexpected way.

Shutter Island

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iaYLCiq5RM Another classic in the genre of the psychological thriller is the brilliant Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead, this is the story of a cop who investigates the happenings inside a psychiatric facility on Shutter Island. Dark, haunting, and deeply introspective, this is a film that will truly leave you guessing till the end.

The Shining

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S014oGZiSdI Directed by the phenomenal filmmaker of all times, Stanley Kubrick, The Shining is the story of an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the isolated historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. His son is gifted with the ability to visualize the horrific incidents from the hotel’s past and what unfolds is a tale of horror, thrill, desperation, and violence.

The Sixth Sense

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-ZP95NF_Wk A harrowing psychological horror film, The Sixth Sense is an immersive work of cinema by Manoj Night Shyamalan. It is the story of a child psychologist whose patient can speak to the dead. This film marked the director’s place in the genre and has been hailed as one of the best films in the category.

Us

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNCmb-4oXJA Creepy, mysterious, and disturbing, Us is the story of Adelaide. A group of attackers shows up at her family's beachfront house one night. Things get uncanny when Adelaide and her family learn that each attacker resembles one of them. Watch this film for some really messy storytelling that will leave you wondering for many nights after!
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10 Best Spy Movies To Stream On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Suspense is an emotion that keeps every film buff on edge. Combine it with a plotline featuring dangerous undercover operations and you have a splendid movie experience. Here are some amazing spy movies to watch on Netflix for the suspense lover in you:

The Angel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0q2WbXQWbw A high ranking Egyptian officer gets into a shady tie up with Israel, as his country prepares for war. Watch this action-packed spy movie for some adventure and thrill.

Beirut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SagsqxiVStM Set in a war-torn Beirut, this is the story of an American spy who has been kidnapped and must rely on a washed-up ex diplomat to be released. Exciting plotline and brilliant performances make this film a great movie experience.

The Accidental Spy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr_a1j_1gQA Comic yet thrilling, this is the story of a young, heartbroken IT specialist who moved to London to audition for a reality show. What unfolds is how he accidentally becomes part of a problem so complex that it almost costs him his life to save himself.

Body of Lies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxQW8NGNb60 Deemed one of the best films in the genre, Body of Lies has Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead as a spy who teams with the Jordanian Intelligence team to infiltrate a terrorist plot.

Haywire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpffbDjWlog A story of betrayal and self-preservation, the film follows a female spy who realises she has been found out before a last-minute operation in Dublin. The performances are so good that you will not want to skip a single minute of the film.

Argo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW3WfSFgrVY Critically acclaimed and loved by film goers around the world, Argo is the story of 6 Americans who take shelter from Iranian militants in the Canadian embassy. What follows is an elaborate plot by the CIA to rescue them. Tense and fast-paced, this is a film you will not regret watching.

Munich

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feIjYUEWVxk Set against the Summer Olympics of 1972, this is the story of an undercover Mossad agent who tries to trach down the Palestinian terrorists who killed a group of Israeli athletes during the Olympics. Racy and full of twists, this is a film that will thrill spy movie lovers.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOW_azQbOjw The 5th part of the Mission Impossible series, this is a spy thriller about the war against a group of renegade spies bent to destroy the world. Fast paced action and intrigue combine in this film that is one of the most-watched spy thrillers in the world.

The Tourist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XtbLezJtMg Starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in the lead, this is a thriller that follows an American tourist who falls in trouble after he meets a disguised Interpol agent. Combining romance, action, and curiosity, this is a film that was very well received by film lovers across the globe.

Snowden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlSAiI3xMh4 Based on the life and struggles of Edward Snowden, this film traces his conflict-filled journey from being a normal Army recruit to a whistle blower who was bent on exposing the problems in the U.S surveillance programs.
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10 Horror Movies on Netflix That You Never Knew

by Kaylen Summers

We all love horror movies and there are plenty of them to watch for a lifetime. If you are looking for a new horror movie to watch, then here are 10 of them that you have probably not seen before.

Before I Wake

https://youtu.be/_TFc9pprTLE

Mike Flanagan is known for his contributions to the horror movie genre, including iconic movies like The Haunting of Hill House, Gerald's Game, and Hush.  The incredible director's one lesser-known movie Before I Wake, tells the story of a boy whose dreams show to have supernatural abilities. The character is played by Jacob Tremblay who is famous for his performance in Room. 

Berlin Syndrome

https://youtu.be/r-2razDQJJ8

Teresa Palmer presents a remarkable performance as an Australian photographer who goes to Germany. She meets a young attractive boy there and after a night of passion, she wakes up to discover that she was kidnapped and unable to leave his apartment. From there, this hidden gem explores many horrifying things that a person to survive or simply stay alive.

Cadaver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW8_kaK4M1o

Directed and written by Jarand Herdal, this Norwegian horror film takes us to a world that is suffering the consequences of a nuclear disaster. In the post-apocalyptic world, resources are so scarce and people are willing to do anything to get them. One family is invited to a charitable event. However, there is something more sinister to it than what you think.

Cam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN8xZ5WDonk

If you liked the movie Us, then wait till you see this movie. Both movies explore the horror concepts of doppelgangers. Madeline Brewer plays the role of a cam girl in the movie. She discovers that someone who looks exactly like her is using her identity to staying online. Watch the movie to witness one of the best performances from Brewer.

Gothika

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETaTp6uquEc

Ready for some intellectual horror?! A psychiatrist wakes up in her own mental asylum as a patient. She is accused of a murder that she has no memory of. As she tries to somehow regain her memory, others are out to manipulate her. Staring actors including Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz, and Robert Downey Jr, the movie is sure to give you some brilliant performances and some gruesome chills.

Verónica

https://youtu.be/lQW5I5tCy28

It is a solar eclipse. A teenage girl and her friends have set an Ouija board to summon the spirit of the girl's father. However, she loses consciousness during the session. Little did they know that the evil demons have already been released and now they have to save themselves from them.

He Never Died

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyWralJ2pkk

Horror movies are not always strictly horrifying. Take the cult classic Evil Dead for example. The movie is intended to be a horror-comedy. He Never Died is one such movie. The central character of the movie is a social outcast who is battling depression. However, all thing took a drift when he embarked on a bloody quest to save her long-lost daughter.It Comes At Night

It Comes At Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YOYHCBQn9g

A24's Art House is known for creating some of the most striking movies in Hollywood. Their horror movies are intriguing and one of the best from the studio is It Comes At Night. The movie takes place in an apocalyptic world, where two families have to share a house in order to keep themselves safe from the threat outside. As distrust and paranoia start to grow between them, things get heated up real quick.

#Alive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ8CCg1tOqc

Those who have watched Train To Busan know how good South Korean zombie movies are. #Alive is another such movie from the region and has a wonderful take on the whole apocalypse. Directed by Cho Il-Hyung, the movie has Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-Hye in the lead roles.

Jason X

https://youtu.be/Ka8QJjfpw1w

Any fan of the slasher movie will not be new to Jason X. The movie starts with a group of students and marine grunts visiting an uninhabitable terrain. They discover the frozen bodies of a woman and man there and decides to take them back for tests. What they didn't know was the power of the man they were meddling with.

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10 Hidden Blockbusters Streaming On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some underrated gems that are waiting to be discovered by you:

Mud

This is one of the most underrated movies of the past decade. The story is told from the POV of a young teenage boy who comes across a man named Mud living on an island in the Mississippi River. Their unexpected encounter leads to a chain of events that cause the boy to be more mature than his age and in the process brings transformations in Mud. This is a lovely drama about coming of age, search, and the power of human determination. It has brilliant performances and is one of the most underrated movies ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m9IFlz2iYo

The Killing of A Sacred Deer

This absolutely strange psychological thriller is one that you may either like or hate. It follows a cardiac surgeon who secretly befriends a young man. The man then makes an eerie prediction. He warns the surgeon that his entire family will slowly die. The film is quite unconventional in its theme and execution. The scenes are tight and extremely thrilling. Though the story is quite strange, the film deserves an attempt at watching because of its craft and creative thought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQFdGfwChtw

Midnight Special

This is a very underrated science fiction thriller. It follows the story of a father and son. The father realizes that his son has magical powers. What follows is how the duo tries to save their secret from the world and build on their relationship in the process. This is a movie with stunning performances and minimalist visual effects. The characters are well fleshed out and the film overall is absolutely engaging.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zuQTmVCEn4

Nocturnal Animals

This is a film that cannot be explained. It has to be watched. It is the story of a divorced writer and his ex-wife. It takes you through the manuscript of the writer which he completes and sends his ex-wife to read. The story then takes off on an entirely unexpected turn and the film leaves many questions in the minds of the viewers which will take some time and thought to resolve. This is an absolutely intense film that did not get the attention it deserves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H1Ii1LjyFU

Wildlife

This is yet another underrated film about a family. Told from the perspective of the young boy, it showcases incidents after he moves with his parents to Montana. His father loses his job and is forced to leave him and his mother to fend for themselves. What follows is how the mother tries to rebuild their lives and the mystery behind the father’s identity is slowly revealed in the end. The film is a deeply layered one with stunning performances.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoJpVQTY_t4

Free Fire

This is a Mexican standoff story that is very exciting yet underrated. The film begins in the 1970s with a meet-up between IRA members and an arms dealer. What follows is a tale of betrayals, backstabbing, and violence. The film is racy and very tightly made. But the violence may not be for everyone, so tread carefully. If you like gangster thrillers, this is a film you must give a shot. It is very well filmed and the performances are also quite amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDD3I0uOlqY

Haywire

This is the story of a female agent who is betrayed by her employers and targeted for assassination. This sets her on the run for her life, but it is also on her to gather intel and unravel a conspiracy before it’s too late. The film has stunning action sequences and an overall intrigue that is very solidly preserved till the end. The amazing depth of characters and mood that the film maintains makes it a watch that is worth the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpffbDjWlog

About Time

This is a fun story about a family of men who have the power to go back in time and change the course of things. The story focuses on the young man from the family who marries the love of his life. Hiding his true powers from everyone else, he navigates through life and his relationships to make sure that distressing events are corrected with his powers. But each change in the event is with a consequence, and hence, the film is a very intriguing watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7A810duHvw

Mute

This is yet another weird movie that you will have to watch and see to decide on. It is the story of a mute bartender who is searching for the woman he loves. She has mysteriously disappeared and he keeps his vigil on, actively trying to trace her and find out what happened to her. The film is quite strange in its execution and may not offer a fully happy picture of the future. But it is worth giving a shot for the way it is crafted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma8te7ywEio

1922

This is a suspense-filled film that is quite difficult to forget once you watch it. It is the story of a farmer at the end of his life writing a full confession of a crime. Told mostly on flashbacks, the film is about an unforgivable event that has so far been hidden in the mind of the protagonist. It is backed by great performances and beautiful cinematography. It is a film that is quite an experience. For the quality of the film, it is surprising that it remains so underrated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E_fT0aTsjI
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10 Comedies To That Can Cheer You Up Instantly

by Kaylen Summers

We all feel sad. Luckily, there are many good movies that can put a smile on your face. Here are some of the top ones from the list.


Accepted

What is it about: When all the colleges rejected their application, a group of high school students decided to create a fake college. However, what they did not expect was more people like them enrolling.

Director: Steve Pink
Writers: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, and Mark Perez
Cast: Justin Long, Lewis Black, Blake Lively, Anthony Heald, and Jonah Hill


The Little Rascals

What is it about: This timeless classic based on the TV show Our Gang, tells the story of a group of young kids who are out wrapped up inn whacky antics.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Writers: Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur, and Penelope Spheeris
Cast: Travis Tedford, Jordan Warkol, Zachary Mabry, Kevin Jamal Woods, and Bug Hall


Superbad

Superbad

What is it about: This R-rated high school comedy is filled to the brim with equal parts humor and heats. Telling the tale of the sweet friendship between Micheal Cera and Jonah Hill.

Director: Greg Mottola
Writers: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Cast: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Bill Hader


The Death of Stalin

What is it about: After reining in power for more than 30 years, the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin falls ill and dies unexpectedly. Trying to cease power, the members of the Council of Ministers are scrambling.

Director: Armando Iannucci
Writers: Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Olga Kurylenko, Ian Martin
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Rupert Friend, Michael Palin, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Paddy Considine, Simon Russell Beale.


Lady Bird

What is it about: Lady Bird marks the directorial debut of Greta Gerwig. The coming-of-age movie is about a Christine, a young girl who struggles with boys at a Catholic high school and also with her parents.

Director: Greta Gerwig
Writers: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges, Laurie Metcalf, Stephen Henderson, Tracy Letts, Saoirse Ronan.


Dolemite Is My Name

Dolemite Is My Name

What is it about: The movie that marked the return of comedy king Eddie Murphy and one of his most powerful performances. Telling the tale of true story of Rudy Ray Moore and his hit standup character “Dolemite” , this movie is a must watch.

Director: Craig Brewer
Writers: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Mike Epps, Keegan-Michael Key, and Titus Burgess


Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

What is it about: When it was first released, Edgar Wrights comic book adaptation did not resonate much with fans. However, the movie went of grown its own cult following. Some even say it is the most accurate comic book adaption ever.

Director: Edgar Wright
Writers: Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright
Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Johnny Simmons, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Ellen Wong, Aubrey Plaza, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Jason Schwartzman.


A Futile and Stupid Gesture

What is it about: Chronicling the origins of National Lampoon magazine, the movie follows, Doug Kenny, a free spirited man and the co founder of the magazine. This Netflix original is equal parts sad and funny.

Director: David Wain
Writers: John Aboud and Michael Colton
Cast: Will Forte, Ed Helms, Max Greenfield, Domhnall Gleeson, Martin Mull, Thomas Lennon, Matt Walsh, Neil Casey, Matt Lucas, Emmy Rossum, Joel McHale, Paul Scheer, Natasha Lyonne, Jon Daly


Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

What is it about: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is not another dumb comedy movies. The movie has some genuine sweet and emotional moments.

Director: David Dobkin
Writers: Will Ferrell and Andrew Steele
Cast: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, and Demi Lovato


The Incredible Jessica James

The Incredible Jessica James

What is it about: Jessica James is not as incredible as the title wants you to believe. She is selfish and naive. However, there is a passionate, raw and ambitious side to her that is sure to win your hearts. Stream and watch her tale.

Director: Jim Strouse
Writers: Jim Strouse
Cast: Jessica Williams, LaKeith Stanfield, Noël Wells, Taliyah Whitaker

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List Of Top 10 Will Smith Movies 2021

by Kaylen Summers

Will Smith is one of the most loved actors of our times. Be it comedy or intense characters, he handles them all with his own unique grace. Here are some of the best Will Smith movies to watch:

Enemy of the State

This is a political drama with Will Smith playing an innocent lawyer who ends up entangled in a case of mass political corruption after he accidentally comes into possession of evidence of the murder of a U.S. Senator. He plays the role of the lawyer caught unaware in a scandal with great commitment. His portrayal brings out a relatability and depth to the role, making the film a very engaging watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjogdKObxrI

Independence Day

This is an exciting science fiction film that showcases yet another brilliant performance from Will Smith. It is the story of a superior alien race that tries to destroy several cities of the Earth with its sophisticated weaponry. Various people join forces to push back and save human beings. The characters are fleshed out well and executed convincingly. Will Smith is believable and fun onscreen with his usual charm and commitment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1E7h3SeMDk

Ali

This is a sensational biographical sports drama that follows the life and struggles of legendary boxer Muhammed Ali. Will Smith plays the titular role and aces it with his extraordinary on-screen performance. He brings out the aggression and the vulnerabilities of Ali with subtle grace and defining strength. His presence elevates the film and holds it together to make it deep, exciting and extremely relatable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HooryZXjcE

Men In Black

This is a science fiction action comedy film that is based on the Marvel comics. It is undoubtedly one of Will Smith’s best and most memorable performances of all times. He is supported by the rest of the cast to bring the film together in engaging ways. He comes across as a diverse actor who switches from humour to action very naturally and without much effort. This is a film of his that you must not miss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q4mhYF9aQQ

Bad Boys for Life

This is an action-packed story of two detectives who join the special team of the Miami Police Department. Their mission is to bring down a ruthless killer on a ploy to commit a murder. The film is edgy and entertaining. Will Smith handles his roles with ease and also brings out the assertion of a detective in very convincing ways. He walks in and out of scenes with a nonchalance that is extremely interesting to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKCj3XuPG8M

The Pursuit of Happyness

This is an adorable film that is hard to not love. It tells the survival story of a man and his little son. The duo navigates life and financial troubles and form an incredibly warm relationship in the process. Smith shines through as the endearing father who is all love for his little boy. His vulnerabilities are so relatable and moving that you might need to keep some tissues ready for this film!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMOBlEcRuw8

Hitch

This film marks one of the few times when Smith ventured into rom-com. The film has him playing the role of a professional dating doctor who trains men to woo their dream women. He claims that he can match anyone, regardless of their differences with their partner. This is a fun film that is light and breezy. It wraps together some enjoyable humour and light drama and Smith proves that no genre is beyond his capabilities as an actor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYrrEUgnT6s

I, Robot

This is a fictional fantasy film that is based in the future. Will Smith plays a hardened police officer whose distrust of the robots that are now part of everyday life is challenged when he gets forced to deal with a robot charged with murder. The film has an interesting plot which is held together by Smith’s sharp performance as a cop. He makes the best effort to bring believability into a story that can easily falter if the performances do not hold it together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dlo-VB0-HI

Focus

This is a fun film that offers a modern-day twist on classic heist movies. Smith showcases undeniable charm and chemistry on screen. The film has exotic locations and very sophisticated heist sequences which Smith handles with charm. He fits right into the story with his easy-breezy performance that switches to strength and assertion when needed. It is a very different kind of performance from Smith and hence a film that must not be missed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxCRgtdAuBo

Winter’s Tale

This is a film in which Will Smith only appears for a brief moment. But it is on this list because he plays Satan, and makes the film memorable for the short while that he is in it. It is one of his most fun and remarkable performances which showcases his true diversity and versatility as a performer. The film is an overall exciting watch and Smith elevates it with his screen presence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBSj1MKwx6A
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10 Netflix Monster Movies That Can Really Scare You

by Kaylen Summers

Check out our list of the best monster movies streaming on Netflix:

Bird Box

This is a Netflix original monster film where we do not actually get to see the monsters! But they are around and they can hear you. This is the story of a woman trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by supernatural entities who hunt by sound. They attack where the sound is coming from and cause the humans to go crazy and kill themselves. Spooked out? Watch the film for some real chills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2AsIXSh2xo

Siren

Monsters are not always so straight forward are they? This is the story of a group of groomsmen who cross paths with a predator. The monster takes the form of an attractive woman working at a strip club. This is a solid monster film that is creepy and deceptive. It has strong performances and a very steadfast cast to elevate the chill quotient.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2u-UPQn0Vk

Wildling

This is a twisted monster film where the protagonist is both the hero and the monster. The story follows a teenager who has just hit puberty. Soon, other strange biological developments and transformations begin to occur in the body, leading to the main theme of the film. The girl becomes a wild creature who eats people alive and with each scene the movie only gets scarier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyl1Wf90AgY&pbjreload=101

Beowulf

This is quite a popular monster we have here. It tells the story of a hunt for a monster and its powerful mother. The film is mixed with live-action sequences and the eerie atmosphere is maintained with a sharp sense of tightness. The film gives you many moments of horror, and it does haunt you much after you finish watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLukQJO5SH8

The Ritual

This is a movie that is really scary. The story follows a group of friends hiking and hunted by a mysterious, towering behemoth. The film starts off as a psychological drama but soon escalates into a horror-thriller that gets beneath your skin. It is one of those films that slowly grows on the screen to immerse you in its world and finally leaves you gutted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfugwq2uoa0

Ravenous

Set in a quiet town, this Canadian thriller follows the journey of a group of people who come together to flee their zombie-infested town with everything they can gather. This is a monster film with zombies that are very spooky. The tension lies in the run for life by these small-towners. It makes you feel on edge and is something that has a lasting impact.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3abQ2oRBzo

The Monster

This is a horror film that explores the mother-daughter relationship. The story follows a daughter who has had enough of her mother's toxic, abusive habits. As she tries to separate from her mother, suddenly they find themselves hunted by a monster in the woods after hitting a wolf with their car. This is a film that uses deception and illusions as effective plot points to drive home the fear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbyCUdzR87Y

The Golem

This film revolves around the titular character, a creature made of clay, brought alive through a ceremonial ritual. The monster can be both good and evil, and its actions are motivated by whoever brings it into being. The film bases a lot of its fear factor in the mythology of the Jews and it is also set in a historic timeline. The scares feel eerily real and it is a film that has the chills right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPvBQYDWRLA

Sweetheart

This is the story of a haunting in the middle of a shipwreck. A survivor is troubled by a monster after washing up on the shore of a small tropical island following a shipwreck. The monster can make a meal out of her and she must do everything she can to survive and to be alive. This is a strong story of will and determination with the fear factor right on point. It is frightful and inspirational at different points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlJwxYmfSuo

Phobia 2

This is a Thai horror film that is a compilation of five short stories. The stories pack all kinds of monsters from zombies to dead human beings. It is an extremely eerie film that has so much spook factor wrapped into it that it is probably difficult to watch all the films in one go. The horror in each film is on point and it will definitely give you those chills down your entire body.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRQZehNbHjw
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Terrifying Movies That You Don’t Want To Watch Alone

by Kaylen Summers

There is something weirdly fascinating about being terrified to death. The exact reason why we love watching horror movies knowing the fact that what follows after the movie is over is not pretty. But those who love cuddling with their partners, have the best excuse to do so.

Have a look at these 7 horror romps that will send chills down your spine:

The ABCs of Death (2012 Film)

https://youtu.be/rIHmP9XO4KA

The whole premise of the film is weird. There are 26 short horror stories that will scare you to death. And each story is denoted by one letter from the 26 alphabets of the English language. You came looking for one. Now you have 26! Have fun!

Curse of Chucky (2013 Film)

https://youtu.be/f505OHOUHoU

This doll is not pretty since it kills. The red-haired toy will creep you out to the max! And as if that was not disturbing enough for us, there are grisly scenes that intensify the misery you are feeling. But in all capacity, the film proves much better than all its predecessors.

Little Evil (2017 Film)

https://youtu.be/Mnj-MXs1yVU

Horror and comedy is a potent combo and that is what makes this film a winner. The story revolves around a mother, a devilish son and his stepdad. The stepfather is trying to work around the son’s demons, the ongoing incidents make the film hilarious and creepy at the same time.

Hush (2006 Film)

https://youtu.be/Q_P8WCbhC6s

This is an iconic film about a masked murderer who creeps around a woman in her house. His intentions are unknown but they are definitely not sane. One look at him make your blood run cold. Why did she even choose to live in the woods is the question you will constantly ask.

1922 (2017 Film)

https://youtu.be/3E_fT0aTsjI

We have seen enough Stephan King novels come to life on the big screen by now. IT maxed out the horror and we wonder if anything could beat that. This film is about a farmer who plans to kill his wife for financial gains. But will this greed do him any good? Watch to find out how the story unfolds next.

I am the pretty thing that lives in the house (2016 Film)

https://youtu.be/NRP-4f_vyrY

An elderly woman is taken care of by a young nurse. Little does the nurse know that the house is full of evil spirits? But it’s too late when they find out!

The Babadook (2014 Film)

https://youtu.be/k5WQZzDRVtw

Life takes a vicious turn for the woman in the story when her husband dies and she has to take care of her children single-handedly amidst all the horror around her. Trust this, it won't let you sleep for days.

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10 Hidden Gems Worth Watching This Month

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the most underrated movies of 2020 that you can catch up on:

Ordinary Love

This is an intense drama about how a couple tries to face the perils of growing old. It explores the layers and limits of sharing a life together. The story focuses on an aging married couple forced to confront their health and fear of mortality after the wife is diagnosed with cancer. A tough predicament to deal with, the couple goes into a very upsetting phase in their lives and the movie captures their distress with keen attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6ihjNXgMdk

Relic

This is a horror film that is quite inward-looking and atmospheric. It is about how the spooky streak is passed down generationally and the story unfolds slowly into something one would never imagine. The film went underappreciated for the kind of thought it has put into its narrative. The film follows an 85-year-old matriarch’s descent into otherworldly interactions and insanity from the point of view of her daughter. It is eerie and extremely haunting. It is worth a watch and it is a highly underrated film of 2020.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgSXwlcIvtg

I Used to Go Here

This is a film that is fun and exciting. It tells the story of a successful author who goes to give a speech at her alma mater. She subsequently gets entangled in the lives of a group of youngsters and what follows is the narrative of the film. It is an interesting take on life, relationships and the uncertainty of young age. The story is engaging and unexpectedly funny. This is yet another film that was overlooked in 2020.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEYSD4-8FPA

Spree

This is a film that feels so relatable that it is almost scary. It follows a rideshare driver who wants to go viral on the internet and gain followers. He devises a dangerous plan for the same and is determined to stop at nothing. The quest for fame, revenge, and digital following are major themes in the film. It is a deeply disturbing film owing to how real it feels. It was overshadowed by other films in 2020 and is a story that deserves more attention and appreciation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX7V6j7-9_o

Tesla

This is a film that follows the life and times of legendary inventor Nikola Tesla. The story focuses on his battle to bring his wireless electrical energy- based system into fruition. It chronicles the struggles of a visionary who is largely mocked and misunderstood. The power of grit, determination and dreams are reiterated through the struggles of this man who is one of the world’s most important inventors of all times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4U-23TOKms

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

This is one of the most innovative yet underrated films of 2020. It is the story of a woman who travels to her boyfriend’s secluded animal farm and family home. She feels like there is something amiss in their relationship and plans to end it between them. What she encounters at his home are situations that are hard to figure out and the film finally snowballs into something none of us would imagine. It is an intense film that deserves more appreciation than it received.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDTg62vsV4U&t=5s

Emma

This is a fun story of Emma, a self-appointed matchmaker. She meddles with the romantic lives of all her friends and sometimes ends up messing with them. Along the way, Emma makes some missteps and misjudgments which land her in an entangled mess of soiled relationships and tattered friendships. But somewhere along the way, Emma also figures out that love need not be sought in unfamiliar places. This is a fun film with beautiful performances and it definitely is one of the most underrated films of 2020.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsOwj0PR5Sk

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

This is yet another fun film based on a bar in Las Vegas that is going to shut down. The patrons and staff enjoy an evening at the bar sharing their experiences and issues related to the space. It reflects on the alcohol-fuelled world that emerges on its own in the night at bars. The film has a narrative that packs quite a bit of social criticism and commentary in fun, engaging ways. It is a film that does deserve more views than it got.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEvilRp8we4

Host

Set against the Covid 19 pandemic, this film begins with a few friends who join a weekly Zoom call to catch up during the pandemic. One of them hires a medium to try and communicate with spirits over the call, for the thrill. Things go haywire after several members of the call drop for various reasons. The film is terrifying for its execution that seems so real. It is relatable and spooky because of how tangible it feels. For the way it was conceptualized, the film is pretty underrated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNlKbqHqGcY

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

This is a bold film that reflects on themes like women and their right to their own bodies, social prejudices against independent women, how the State interferes with personal decisions, and so on. It tells the story of a girl faced with an unexpected pregnancy who travels across the state with a friend to find a solution to her problem. For the kind of social critique the film offers, it was grossly underrated and it deserved to get more appreciation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ReGp_OUGPM

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10 Mouth-Watering Hulu Shows About Food

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some delicious cooking and food-related shows you can binge on Hulu:

Chopped

This is one of the oldest cooking competitions on the internet. The show pits four chefs against each other as they cook through various rounds of appetizers, dinner, and dessert. Each dish must include some mystery basket ingredients. At each round, one of the chefs gets eliminated from the competition. The show is catchy, exciting, and very engaging. It blends food, technique, and competition together to create a lovely experience.

https://youtu.be/CsX53PsuLog

Food Network Star

This is yet another cooking competition where 12 chefs compete throughout each season to host their own Food Network series. There are eliminations and one chef is eliminated at the end of each episode. They are faced with multiple fun and testing tasks where they are supposed to cook under pressure and time crunch. This is a very engaging show that wraps together all the essential elements of a cookery competition.

https://youtu.be/HNnDG4caovk

Cupcake Wars

This is an interesting cooking challenge where four cupcake bakers are pitted against each other in a themed battle at the end of which there is whopping prize money. This is a fun show especially if you love baking. The chefs work under duress and have to bring forth their best foot to be creative and up to the mark. Watch this show when you have the time to binge on some delicious baking.

https://youtu.be/wzBpiwNA-mQ

Guy’s Grocery Games

This is a different kind of cooking show that is set in a grocery store. Guy Fieri hosts this show during which four chefs compete in a series of elimination challenges with themes that seem impossible to put together. The tasks vary from making sandwiches without the bread aisle to a gourmet meal featuring only frozen entrees. The show is quirky, fun, and absolutely rewarding to watch. It stands out for its creative and experimental edge to cooking.

https://youtu.be/fPo5eO-jvZA

Kitchen Nightmares

This is a show that incorporates ace chef Gordon Ramsey’s creative spirit. Gordon Ramsey and the team visit failing restaurants to help them go for a revamp. The team examines each restaurant's lapses, renovates the building, and makes menu and management add innovative changes to help build goodwill and customer base. This is a show that really brings out Ramsey’s love for restaurants and food. It is also explanatory of the obstacles in setting up a restaurant and managing it well.

https://youtu.be/E7i-XSBaAUY

After Hours

This is an inside story of the world of some of the best chefs. The show takes us behind the scenes at some of America's most popular restaurants. It showcases how to ace chefs function, what their work discipline looks like, and how they tune their inner creativity into dishes. They are also seen to be laughing and joking, apart from exchanging recipes and culinary secrets. This is a reality check and a very engaging show that shows us a sneak into the elite chef world.

https://youtu.be/CwN7GhYLqdw

Top Chef Masters

This is a show that is somewhat a rip off of Top Chef. The show pits world-renowned chefs against each other in weekly competitions where they have to perform difficult tasks and come up with creative dishes. There is a very endearing cause to this show, which makes it worthwhile. The featured chefs compete on behalf of specific charities. Hence, all prize money goes to their specified organizations and not for their personal gains.

https://youtu.be/AevzT-KO2b4

Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmerman

This is a food show that is whacky and out of the box. If you love food adventures, this is surely for you. Zimmern, an ace chef, and food writer travel across the globe in search of the strangest foods imaginable. He tries to find out the food items that are usually unheard of and introduces their flavors to the viewers. He's gone from place to place, eating everything from goat organs, ox intestines, and fermented cabbage tacos.

https://youtu.be/JvXrc29c7D0

The F Word

This is a fun family cooking show in all ways. Hosted by chef Gordon Ramsey, the show pits family teams against each other in an hour-long live competition. Ramsey makes the show interesting by being his fun, whacky self. He sometimes brings in surprise celebrity guests to judge the dishes and interacts with audience members through fun games that elevate the excitement of the show. It is interesting to see how different families approach cooking and the show is an overall enjoyable watch.

https://youtu.be/2hklaugu42M

Worst Cooks in America

This is yet another quirky show that is bound to catch your attention. Celebrity Food Network chefs guide a group of new recruits through cooking boot camp each season and train them to go into the finale. The final task is to cook a restaurant meal which will be judged by three guest food critics. It is fun and endearing to see these cooks learn the basics and fumble a bit but pick themselves up and deliver their best.

https://youtu.be/AMJGj0itBBY
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8 Movies That Will Make You Fall In Love

by Kaylen Summers

Movies, well entertaining are enough to please people of potentially very different tastes, especially on your date nights. Even the heartwarming ones are enough to stoke the romantic flames of a couple that navigates their relationship away from the boring daily life realities. Also, it is to be checked that the movie shouldn’t bum out too bad, for example, Schindler's List might be a great movie, but 'depressed about the state of humanity' and this doesn’t turn to release desired date vibe.

Now, let’s check out some best score movies that give you a fantastic date vibe :

Pretty Woman

First of all, we have Pretty Woman, directed by Garry Marshall and starring Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, and Jason Alexander. It tells you about a man in a legal but hurtful business, who needs an escort for some social events and hires a beautiful prostitute whom he meets only to fall in love.

Love Actually

Next, we have Love Actually, a beautiful love story directed by Richard Curtis and starring Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon and Liam Neeson. The plot oversees the stories of eight different couples, who experience love in different ways during the crazy time of the year, just before Christmas.

Me Before You 

Me Before You is another one directed by Thea Sharrock and starred by Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and Janet McTeer. It tells about a girl who lives in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man whom she takes care of.

Ghost 

Ghost, directed by Jerry Zucker stars by Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. The story is about a young man who is murdered and his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.

Notebook

The fifth one is the Notebook, directed by Nick Cassavetes, starring Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, and Gena Rowlands. Summary of the movie says about a poor young man who falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

Dirty Dancing

Next is Dirty Dancing, directed by Emilie Ardolino, starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, and Jerry Orbach. And it says about Frances “Baby” Houseman spending his summer at a Catskills resort with her family, falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle. 

Bridget Jones’ Diary

The movie Bridget Jones' Diary, directed by Sharon Maguire and starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant summarises a British woman who is determined to improve herself while she looks for love and records all her experiences in her diary.

Like Crazy 

Last but not least we have Like Crazy, directed by Drake Doremus, starring Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, and Jennifer Lawrence. The film builds around a British college student who falls in love with an American student, only to be separated from him when she gets banned from the U.S. for overstaying her visa.

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10 Best Show To Watch On Prime Video

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best shows on Prime Video for your binge-watching days:

American Gods

Based on Neil Gaiman’s bestselling book of the same title, American Gods is the tale of fading old gods as they are replaced by new gods. They have specialties familiar to us 21st-century people. There are specific Gods for specific purposes like technology and media; connectivity and the like. This is a very dystopian, yet fun shows that is immensely imaginative. If you are a Gaiman fan, this is the show you must not miss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6HLeNl8DOs

Good Omens

Yet another fantasy story, this is about two men who each play an antagonistic angel and a devilish demon who were present at the beginning of the Universe. Despite their differences, they strike up a lasting friendship, and, when the time comes, they team up against all evil. This is a fun story that also critiques our ideas of right and wrong in very insightful ways. The performances are great and hold together the show really well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On0RbFjh8tI

The Tick

The Tick is yet another superhero series about an invulnerable hero who fights crime. He has a fun, nervous sidekick who helps him through thick and thin. The pair must find ways to intervene as the villain, The Terror returns. This is a show that has all the cool elements of a superhero story. It is incredibly engaging and has many moments that will thrill you. It was also very well received when it came out though Amazon has not confirmed the new season yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvzxl0Ed_2Q

Catastrophe

This is one of the most underrated comedies on Amazon. Being a first-time parent isn’t an easy job. What if you are doing it with your partner who is from another country and you don’t really know them that well? This is a fun story of two people who meet just once and discover later that they are going to be parents. The plot has all the possibilities for great humor and the series captures them brilliantly. For the kind of engaging content, this is, it is surprising that the show is not more popular.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHkVZYK0rpQ

Downtown Abbey

This is a period soap-operatic series that is all about super-rich people going about their lives. The Crawley family leads the story, as their lives are interwoven with real-life historical events like the sinking of the Titanic and World War I. With all these external events going on, the drama within the Crawleys and their servants become trickier. This is a show that can be binged on for its rich making and social critique. The performances compliment the making and it is the perfect bine watch material.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOM3y4P8TEM

Fleabag

This is one of the most sensational feminist comedies on the internet. It follows the story of Fleabag, a young woman who is struggling to manage her family and personal life. She stumbles through life as her sister who is much more successful presents a threat to her and her father seems unhappy with her. This is a fun survival story of a woman caught in herself. It is also one of the most layered, political takes on womanhood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhZHv2id6Sk

Homecoming

This is a story of a counselor at a facility called Homecoming. She helps veterans transition back into civilian life after they come back from service. Or so she thinks. The show is told in flashbacks between her first day on the job and a future point in time where she’s back home with her mom. She has a very faded memory of her time at the facility and she has her own conflicts about it. This is an intense series that is backed by some stunning performances.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WJSdpE-sJQ

Undone

This is a peculiar, engaging story of a 28-year old girl who can’t find her place in the world. Feeling disconnected from the world as her younger sister is almost getting married, she finds herself thrown into a car crash. Later, she figures out that she can jump through time. This new gift allows her to interact with her deceased father and what unveils is a mystery that is unraveled with the help of her father. This is an absolutely immersive watch, perfect to binge on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uWCNHQgfnc

The Expanse

This is a science fiction thriller about our future as mankind. It tells the story of us, many years from now. Mankind sprawls into the universe, taking command of everything it lays hands on. Mars is an independent military power, and at war with Earth. The scenes and settings are very imaginative and edgy, yet extremely relatable for us. It is shot well and made with a sense of conviction that it becomes instantly connected to the viewer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQuTAPWJxNo

Black Books

This is a series with its heart in the right place. It is the story of Black, a sarcastic bookstore owner whose concept of a good day at work involves no customers and lots of wine. He is constantly lonely and longs for a romantic partner. When he hires help and becomes friends with his neighbor, he slowly discovers the joys of having friends and meeting people. This show has great moments, good one-liners, and a plot that will keep you engaged.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gy3C7cMNeg
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10 Best Crime Movies From Hollywood

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best true crime movies ever made that you can watch:

All Good Things

This is a crime thriller that is sensational and has all the ingredients of a racy crime story. It follows the son of a New York real estate tycoon who becomes the prime suspect behind a series of murders including that of his wife. The film showcases his journey ahead with all the world’s focus on him. This is a film that is flashy, edgy, and has intriguing plot points to keep your interest intact. It is complemented by great performances and good cinematography.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rTd81E226U

The Bling Ring

Ace director Sophia Coppola tells the story of a teenaged crime ring that got vapidly famous for breaking into and robbing multiple celebrities’ homes in the late 2000s. It is a flashy tale told in style. The performance of Emma Watson as a twisted teenager will have you hooked to your seat. The story is tight, relatable, and woven with elements of curiosity and truth that will surprise you as you get more and more involved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4LzhgExvrc

In Cold Blood

This is the chilling story of two criminals in action. It follows the true story of the 1959 murder of the Clutter family in Kansas. It packs suspense and the intricate workings of criminal minds in a narrative that is extremely engaging. It is a film that will show you another side of the human mind that is sure to make you think deeply about crime as a tendency to deviate and its nuances.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU_TY9ZQ48A

American Hustle

This is a film that is way deeper than its flashy scenes and gorgeous female leads. It is the story of the FBI's 1970s ABSCAM sting operation. The film is filled with many twists and double-crossings that are quintessential to a narrative of scam and betrayal. It has its elements on point and the cast delivers an absolutely committed effort to keep the plot together. The film did receive a lot of attention when it was out, but It still did not really reach out as one of the best true crime films in the way it deserved to be received.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST7a1aK_lG0

Catch Me If You Can

This is a phenomenal, cult true crime film by Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of Frank Abagnale's rise as a conman. Leonardo DiCaprio is enjoyably charming as the conman who pulls off the most complicated heists and also keeps the agent tracing him on his feet. The film is now a cult classic with a huge fan following. It is one of the most sensational, widely watched films of all time. The narrative is fun, thrilling, and also very critical of the concept of crime and punishment itself.

https://youtu.be/hFj3OXVL_wQ

Memories of Murder

This is a Korean film based on Korea's first serial murders. It is a mysterious crime thriller that tracks the true events leading to the first documented cases of serial killings in the country. The narrative is chilling and very eerie because of the fact that everything depicted in it is true. It is a one-of-a-kind experience to watch something that seems so fictional but is in fact, the sad, cold, truth.

https://youtu.be/dTnyhLywdJc

Casino

This is a gem of a hugely underrated film by Martin Scorsese. It tells the story of a low-level gangster making his way up the casino racket. The film is based on Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal and his wife and friend who threatens to tear his empire down. The film is extremely well-made and told with a sense of wit and thrill. It is one of those hidden gems that will catch you by surprise when you finally watch it. The performances are amazing and they bring out the layers of the characters absolutely brilliantly.

https://youtu.be/EJXDMwGWhoA

Bully

This is yet another true crime film that is slightly hard to the palette. It is the story of a few South Florida high schoolers who murder a sadistic friend who had abused them in the past. The film is told with the no-nonsense approach it deserves and it is filmed with an edge. The narrative is very nuanced as it questions the nature of crime and tries to delve into revenge as a valid response towards abuse. The lines are thin when the crime is as grave as murder, and the film gets these layers right.

https://youtu.be/uKSIMkKIEek

All the President’s Men

This is a true-crime story of the most sensational Watergate burglary scandal that cost President Richard Nixon his political credibility. It is a novel take on the relevance of good journalism and also a very thrilling depiction of corruption and scam that happens at the political level. The film is very well made and executed with absolute objectivity to the storyline. It is also a reference of a historic scandal that can be viewed with an intention to know what went down back then.

https://youtu.be/vLt6djxhNe8

Zodiac

This is a clincher from none other than director David Fincher. It tells the story of California’s Zodiac killer who went on a murder spree. The film is narrated with a suspenseful precision and it snowballs into something larger and deeper with each scene. It has all the characteristic elements of a David Fincher crime thriller. What makes it even more intense is its reference to the actual happenings that led to the making of this film.

https://youtu.be/bEvnwKFUnI0
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Top 8 Superhero Movies On Disney Plus

by Kaylen Summers

Disney + probably has a bunch of superhero adventures sizzling the menu, but the roster is sure dominated by Marvel comic book heroes. It does include superhero adventures like the Incredibles and Big hero too. But we carefully picked the ones that are highly popular among fans and has the most views. So here you go

Thor

https://youtu.be/JOddp-nlNvQ

The Lord of thunder is banished from Asgard by King Odin and sent to Earth to spend time among mortals. On arriving on the Earth, the spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D takes away his weapon and now he must retrieve it from their captivity. This is the first installment of the Thor franchise and directed by Kenneth Branagh

Ant-Man and the Wasp

https://youtu.be/UUkn-enk2RU

Scott Lang, the man with shrinking ability is struggling to maintain his life as a superhero and as a father. As if he already did not have enough to deal with, Dr. Hank Pym and Hope Can Dyne come up to him with a new mission. Once again the Ant-man must team up with the Wasp and embark on a journey that will bring them face to face with secrets from the past.

Iron Man 3

https://youtu.be/Ke1Y3P9D0Bc

The brilliant Tony Stark this time is pitched against a formidable enemy who knows no limits of evil. Mandarin destroys everything Stark holds dear and puts him on a harrowing path that tests his survival skills with minimal resources. He must now fight for his life and loved ones without his suit.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

https://youtu.be/tmeOjFno6Do

Tony Stark develops an artificial intelligence system called Ultron as a part of a peace program and protecting the future of humanity. But in an unfortunate turn of events, the Ultron realized to become the exact opposite of what he was made to be- a destructive villain. The Earth's mightiest heroes must now join forces to keep the Ultron from exterminating humanity forever.

Black Panther

https://youtu.be/xjDjIWPwcPU

T'challa takes the Wakandan throne as the next king after his father's death. His primary goal is to protect his people from outside world threats. But as the past reveals himself, he confronts his father's mistakes that have now evolved into an evil Killmonger. He seeks to control the Wakandan empire only to open the gates of the Wakanda to the outside world.

Ant-Man

https://youtu.be/pWdKf3MneyI

The first installment of the franchise sees the initiation of the journey of Scott Lang as Ant Mab, how he gains the ability to shrink with the aid of a suit. There are evil elements trying to get hands over his secret and he must rise up and be the savior he needs.

Doctor Strange

https://youtu.be/HSzx-zryEgM

The comic book story about the great sorcerer that ever existed is brought to life in this film. The film journeys into Strange's life before he becomes a sorcerer and how a tragic event in life, sets him on the path of eternal awakening. This is one of the most mind-bending films in the MCU tackling high concept philosophical themes.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

https://youtu.be/wUn05hdkhjM

In the second chapter of James Gunn's intergalactic Adventure, we see the defenders contesting against a man who appears claiming to be Quill's father. As the guardians further investigate the matter, they learn some dark secrets about the man who calls himself Ego.

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8 Netflix Rom-Coms For Teenagers

by Kaylen Summers

Here are movies that pay homage to the sweet sixteens;

See You Yesterday

https://youtu.be/8MVRWQ1PnMo

Two teens figure out a way to travel to the past. But things take a weird turn when one of them alters the events of the past and that has major consequences on her present life.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

https://youtu.be/555oiY9RWM4

The film gave us the heartthrob of the era Noah Centineo. He is everything a boyfriend should be and girls can't stop feeling jealous that Lara Jean gets to be the beneficiary of all his love and care.

Dude

https://youtu.be/eIBQaDlR0tA

Four teenage girls make some really bad decisions during the last few days of high school. Teenagers are weird. We have all been there. The film stars Lucy Hale, Awkwafina, Kathryn Prescott, and Alexandra Shipp in lead roles.

Sierra Burges Is a Loser

https://youtu.be/q9Pk_Eq4BUc

Noah Centineo appears again with all his charm at its peak. But the film is really about Sierra whom our adorable lover boy talks to mistaking her identity for someone else. How long will she be able to keep up the act?

Candy Jar

https://youtu.be/1lXLGwe_DUU

Imagine you and your arch-rival being paired up to debate against another team. You have never known anything but be on battle mode when suddenly you have to work with the enemy. Well, that is how most rivals turn into friends and stories like Candy Jar unfold.

Alex Strangelove

https://youtu.be/V-1KhZiQs3U

A rather unusual yet platitudinal tale of romance that sees a teenager stuck between his best friend and a boy named Elliot. This is one of the very few films that explore queer feelings.

Dumplin’

https://youtu.be/u1cdJA6jxtA

The film follows the life of an oversized teen endearing body shaming all along. The biggest tragedy is her being the daughter of an ex-beauty queen. The girl decides to challenge the norms of beauty by participating in a beauty pageant and ends up inspiring numerous other oversized people to accept and respect themselves the way they are.

The Kissing Booth

https://youtu.be/7bfS6seiLhk

Elle and Lee are inseparable as BFFs. But their friendship has a bro code like every other and unfortunately, Elle ends up breaking it by falling in love with Lee’s elder brother. Set in the backdrop of high school days the film explores everything from the importance of friendship to self-discovery as you pass through the most exciting phase of life.

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10 Great Movies That You’ve Never Heard About

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best, hidden gems you can stream on HBO:

Enlightened

This is a comedy-drama series with a female protagonist. It focuses on a young woman who decides to live an enlightened life after she has a mental breakdown at work. The series is fun and at the same time reflects on the nuances of everyday life that lead to conflicts of mind and emotions. The fact that all these themes are brought forth through a female protagonist makes the narrative even more layered and complex. This is quite an undiscovered gem of a series that is worth your time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTr9f4ZGcwE

The Station Agent

This is a lovely film about a downcast, dwarf person who has a great love for trains. His life changes when his boss passes away and leaves him a railroad depot in New Jersey. He then decides to move to an obscure town and process his grief. The story follows what happens to him from then on, and how he interacts with the new people of the town. Peter Dinklage plays the protagonist and does a wonderful job of it. The film is a beautiful watch that combines a lot of emotions and a very moving narrative that is beautiful to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F4K8U5l--o

Search Party

This is a dark comedy series about a group of Brooklyn millennials trying to locate a missing woman. The series is full of many twists, turns, and plot points that keep your attention to it throughout. It also critiques quite a few social norms through the story which has an ongoing thread about the power of a community and people coming together for a cause. The actors do justice to bring alive all the diverse characters with commitment, making this an engaging watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZQ8wJXPZvI

Ad Astra

This is a film that focuses on a rescue-mission story. It follows an astronaut who is trying to let go of his grief after discovering his astronaut father who is presumed dead, is actually alive. He figures out that his father may be hiding away on another planet to find out the truth. This is a lovely film that combines emotions and science with a sharp sense of awareness. If you love space stories, this is definitely for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6AaSMfXHbA

Muriel's Wedding

This is a fun film about a socially awkward woman who tries to find a life partner. She is eager to move out of her town and is quite desperate to have a glamorous wedding. The story follows how she goes about that and packs a lot of humor and social criticism in the process. It also reflects on gender norms and is very entertaining to watch especially if you are someone who is trying to figure out how to deal with finding a partner!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLDcevp5w5o

Her Smell

This is a film about an unhinged lead singer in an all-female trio. She is self-destructive and tries to keep people away even when it costs her professional success and a career. We have seen quite many films about self-sabotaging artists, but this one is mad and quite chaotic especially when the female protagonist comes into context. The performances are amazing and they all bring out the underlying spirit of the film really well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMlHDNdLGU8

Winter's Bone

This is the story of a 17-year-old girl who sets out on a journey to track down her meth-dealing father. Jennifer Lawrence plays the character of the young girl with a stunning sense of restraint. The film draws a lot of its emotional strength from the underlying feelings of abandonment, self-doubt, and absence of parents felt by the girl. It is an intense film that rides on deep emotions and a narrative that is bold as well as moving.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE_X2pDRXyY

Little Children

If you are a Kate Winslet fan, this is a film for you. The story follows a woman who has a troubled marriage. She is quite tormented by the monotony of domestic life and the general love-lessness she feels. Soon, she meets a man who has similar life situations and they become intimate. What follows is how they figure their lives together, while dealing with some social stigmas on the way. Kate Winslet is stunning in her subtle performance and she holds the film together with her delivery of the character.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtchjudWQ0s

Togetherness

This is a comedy-drama series about two couples living together under one roof in Los Angeles. It is a fun series that showcases the complex workings of relationships, romance and matrimony. The cast is fun and brings alive all the nuances of the story while keeping intact the comic element of the narrative. The exciting tone of the storytelling is very interesting and it makes the film engaging for the viewer. It is a series worth watching if you are looking for a breezy watch to get hooked on to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIypthSvLps

Irma Vep

This is an out-of-the-box, different kind of film that focuses on a woman who plays the role of a female thief, in a film within a film. It follows the disorientation of the director as the film is made, as well as critiques the general plight of the film industry through him. This is a rad, unconventional film and may not be for everyone. But if you can watch it, it will sure turn out to be an experience in itself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_S0LxwXmkk
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Top 8 Sci-Fi Movies On HBO To Stream This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the many great stories to witness from the most encompassing genre.

Here is a list of sci-fi movies you can watch on HBO now:

Aliens (1979)

https://youtu.be/oSeQQlaCZgU

Alien invasion terrorizes a spaceship and its crew who decide to respond to a distress signal and take it upon themselves to look into it. Director Ridley Scott gives us a complete entertainer filled with extraterrestrial horror and killer VFX is a masterpiece of a kind. The film finds it’s balance in science fiction and horror.

Upgrade (2018)

https://youtu.be/36PDeN9NRZ0

Upgrade builds around a technophobe whose wife is murdered in a mob attack. Driven by vengeance to bring the attackers to justice, he takes the offer of a man who offers him a pill that heals his paraplegic state. Leigh Whannell’s sci-fi flick is a generously hoards gore and violence and twists and turns in a believably futuristic setup.

Rise of the Planet of Apes (2011)

https://youtu.be/T3tidwW1gGM

You impart within animals the ability to reason, they will be quick to react when humans wrong them. This is the story of a chimpanzee, Ceaser, raised by Will, who manipulates his ape cognition by giving him a drug to enhance his brainpower. When Ceaser is locked up in an animal facility against his will, he breaks the cell and forms an army, and spearheads an uprising against the humans. The larger-than-life epic, directed by Rupert Wyatt is an emotional fare that culminates into a grand battle among humans and apes.

Robocop (1987)

https://youtu.be/6tC_5mp3udE

Based in the crime-infested city of Detroit, the film follows the story of a terminally ill policeman who returns to his job as Robocop. The iconic depiction of mayhem was directed by Paul Verhoeven and accounts for one satisfying sci-fi venture.

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

https://youtu.be/w7pYhpJaJW8

Alita is the soul of a teenage girl trapped in the body of a battle robot. Doctor Ido revives her injuries and she sets on a quest to find the truth about her past. The film is a technological marvel directed by Robert Rodriguez and is derived from a Japanese manga of the same name. In the midst of seamless VFX and amazing storytelling be rest assured you this is a ride to cherish.

The Abyss (1989)

https://youtu.be/4zbpL3LeW7k

A diving team is tasked with finding a lost nuclear Submarine and as they set out on the journey, they are faced with alien attacks of unimaginable scale. Underwater! The sci-fi marvel comes from the aficionado himself-James Cameron and we are treated to one of the most splendid and jaw-dropping scenes of underwater action and crescendos.

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

https://youtu.be/fSeWHl1PaKs

Directed by George Nolfi, this film comes across as a hybrid of two genres- Science fiction and romantic drama. The film charts the life of US Senator on the verge of becoming president and his love interest Elise and a group of men who will go to any lengths to keep the love birds apart. In their most heartfelt performances as David and Elise, Matt Damon and Emily blunt are a talent to behold.

Midnight Special (2016)

https://youtu.be/1zuQTmVCEn4

In an action-packed sci-fi thriller from Jeff Nichols, we see a group of religious extremists and the government trying to hunt a boy with supernatural powers and his father. A fast-paced chase that keeps you guessing until the very end is filled with suspense and boasts an abundance of special effects and interesting characters.

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8 Gangster Shows That Will Make You Feel Like One

by Kaylen Summers

If you are looking for some good action, Amazon is currently hosting a series of gangster shows on its streaming service. These are shows with diverse premises and made in different languages. Mexican Drug Lord Crime drama to Italian Mafia fare and everything in between sits on the plate waiting to be devoured.

Have a look.

The Wire

https://youtu.be/9qK-VGjMr8g

A homicide/narcotics team is put together to look into a drug-dealing racket. With the aim of deconstructing the truth that coalesces the bond between drug Kingpins and law agencies, Detective James McNulty leads a team of investigative aficionados. The show perfectly blends the worlds of bureaucracy, law, and red-tapism to give us a high voltage crime investigation series.

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The Sopranos

https://youtu.be/u9qpFgAa52U

Tony Soprano is struggling to keep the balance between his family life and underworld business. But when he finds the scales tipping, he seeks help from Psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi

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Boardwalk Empire

https://youtu.be/e6z71l6HQwQ

Atlantic City treasurer, Enoch Thompson maintains ties with politicians and gangsters in his best interest. But the feds are curious about his unusual friendships. Set in the backdrop of the prohibition era, the show draws inspiration from Nelson Johnson's book 'Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City".

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Sneaky Pete

https://youtu.be/KCM-I4j-Rv4

With the hope of leaving behind his past as a con, Mauritius assumes a new identity, actually steals the identity of his cellmate - Pete. Pete's family does not suspect the man since they haven't seen him in a long long time. But over the course of time, Mauritius discovers that the family has untold secrets of their own, and staying with them could undermine the very purpose he has set out to accomplish. He must now find his way out of that world and that is not going to be easy.

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Animal Kingdom

https://youtu.be/eJdywN-g-YM

Joshua's grandmother takes him in after the death of his mother. But his life takes an unusual turn when he gets involved with the criminal clan that she is the head of.

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Undercover

https://youtu.be/Vt4qQiM2Ahk

Pair of undercover agents infiltrate the campground of a drug Kingpin. He is the largest manufacturer of ecstasy in the world. But things go south as the agents deconstruct his life and shut his network.

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Vegas

https://youtu.be/a0gyg0LnKrI

The sacred city of gamblers and entertainment sees a ruthless murder of a casino worker. The law enforcement charges Sheriff Lamb with investigative duties. The Sheriff in the process hinders the criminal activities of Chicago gangster Vincent Savino setting them against each other.

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Romanzo Criminale

https://youtu.be/GWA1z9hrSd8

A young man aspires to climb the ladder of an Italian drug ring. in an attempt, he seeks help from corrupt cops, politicians, and secret services. The secret service aids him with the ulterior motive of overthrowing the government in power. Beyond all this scheming a police inspector Nicola Scialoja is hell-bent on bringing the criminals to justice.

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8 Great Movies To Bring You Peace Of Mind

by Kaylen Summers

We live in troubled times. If you are looking for great movies that can give you a comprehensive view of reality and humanity, have a look at these.

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

https://youtu.be/oORHVf3cu8M

The person who introduced Hindu spirituality to the west, Yogananda, tells us about his life and the effects of yoga, science, and religion through a series of reconstructions, interviews, and verité.

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das

https://youtu.be/MG84IBv7cS0

Before emerging as a world-renowned Kirtan singer, Krishna Das travelled India in search of Neem Karoli Baba, the spiritual legend to find his way out of addiction and despair.

Kundan

https://youtu.be/UePpB9Qatnw

The movie documents the life of 14th Dalai Lama, his choices and the sad fate that overpowered him. He did not see it coming. The documentary talks in details about The ruler of the state and other aspects of Dalai Lama that we do not know.  The film also shows how the Chinese occupation gained a stronghold in the land eventually stripping it off its independence.

Zen

https://youtu.be/Jfs5ETvubO8

Dogen Zenji a monk from the XIII century embarks on a journey to China. On the quest of finding spirituality and true Buddhism, he meets another monk who shares with him the knowledge of meditation and methods of accomplishing enlightenment. Dogen Zenji returns to Japan with utmost faith in his teachings and spreads the knowledge to the people of his homeland.

Little Buddha

https://youtu.be/W1xjuDdpeSA

As per the laws of nature, the Buddhist Monks of Tibet believe that Lama Dorje is reincarnated in the world as some other human. As they try to find his new avatar, they realize that an American boy and an Indian boy and girl have served to become the objects of reincarnation. The movie also showcases the life of Prince Siddhartha since he rose to spiritual heights

Ashes and Snow

https://youtu.be/W4QMCeoVyxM

The film follows photographer Gregory Colbert’s who listened to the voices of animals and made 32 expeditions spread across the time span of 13 years. Through this documentary, he means to show us the common language that exists between animals and how the world of people and the animals living on the same planet is interconnected.

Powder

https://youtu.be/dM1jktXwcSI

The film follows the life of ‘Powder’ a new student who is nicknamed so because of his awfully pale skin. The powder has supernatural powers and energy that can wreak havoc. But what is the truth behind his powers? Is he some kind of a mistake or evolved version of humanity?

Mr.Nobody

https://youtu.be/mpi0qsp3v_w

The film is based on the concept of parallel realities and different worlds that are created by our actions and how we play different roles in each reality. But this truth is only witnessed by astral travelers since they have the powers to penetrate through their parallel lives.

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8 Romantic Movies For Singles To Enjoy

by Kaylen Summers

Here are 8 hilarious rom-com for singles to enjoy.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

https://youtu.be/K4xD8ZMdJms

Peter (Jason Segel) takes a trip to Hawaii to get over a painful breakup. But guess who shows up in the hotel where he stays? It’s his ex! Could things get any worse? What ensues next is a hilarious tale of post-break-up dissing and showing off to each other. But what we need to take away from the film is that you need not give up hope if a relationship does not work out.

Under Tuscan Sun

https://youtu.be/uDEMz8aoUkc

This is a tale of a wife, who troubled with her husband’s infidelity, takes a holiday away from the mess and ends up purchasing a villa in Tuscany. The film has all the elements of love and passion. But it is truly about a woman standing back up after being knocked down by challenges.

Legally Blonde

https://youtu.be/E8I-Qzmbqnc

Elle tries to get back with her boyfriend and gets into Harvard Law School in the process. But as life at Harvard goes on, she realizes there is more to her life than just the boy she is chasing. Oh and she aces the course!

Bridesmaids

https://youtu.be/FNppLrmdyug

Annie Walker a woman, in her 30s is asked to be her BFF asks her to be her maid of honor. The film is hilarious and the all-girls cast put up a phenomenal performance.

500 Days of Summer

https://youtu.be/PsD0NpFSADM

This indie film is about the love that did not work out because one of them was just not that into it. The film beautifully breaks down the different phases of a relationship.

How To Be Single

https://youtu.be/akwGjUeU6YA

Based on a novel by Liz Tuccillo, the film follows the lives of four young adults on a quest to find love in New York City.

The First Wives Club

https://youtu.be/RAZZJnab5nU

Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler star in this hilarious venture where their ex-husbands leave them for young women and now they want revenge for what they have been through.

Bridget Jones’ Diary

https://youtu.be/EH9CWWqb-6E

If someone loves you, they will never demand you change. If you find someone like that, keep them. Bridget Jones’ Diary is a highly relatable and comical flick about being single.

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10 Crazy Travel Movies That Everyone Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some films with travel stories and the most brilliantly captured frames that will make you want to head out on an adventure.

Eat Pray Love

https://youtu.be/mjay5vgIwt4

Travelling is all about finding yourself. That is the reason most people do it for. Long term travel may not be a practical thing but if you watch Eat Pray Love, this could well be a change of perspective.

The Inbetweeners 2 (2014)

https://youtu.be/Om_HyEy-yog

The land down under awaits. This movie will definitely make your feet itch and brain crave for a holiday in Australia.

The Hangover Part II (2011)

https://youtu.be/tcdUhdOlz9M

Stu is about to get married but then what is a wedding without some Hangover style drama. That is purely the gist this franchise thrives on. Will the pack of wolves settle their misdoings and make it in time for the wedding? Hell is about to break loose on the streets of Bangkok.

The Beach (2000)

https://youtu.be/7vSsx1RkGls

Leonardo DiCaprio goes in search of paradise in Thailand. Get ready to pack your bags to the amazing South East Asia.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

https://youtu.be/vdJGMZDY0-8

Do you ever plan on giving everything up and buying a villa in the countryside? That is exactly what Frances does when she decides to move away from her cheating husband.

Eurotrip (2004)

https://youtu.be/yZSoJtFxP4A

Backpacking around Europe is everyone’s dream. The four teenagers in the movie actually go about the plan during their summer break and as they embark on the journey, crazy stuff happens.

Letters to Juliet (2010)

https://youtu.be/8j0qMY-LeKM

Juliet Balcony is the place where it all begins. An aspiring young writer sets out to unite two people in love with her talent in writing.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (2018)

https://youtu.be/8RBNHdG35WY

Donna goes backpacking around Paris and ultimately settles down on a Greek island which is no less than a paradise.

A Good Year (2006)

https://youtu.be/bKKrLj5ZHiM

Life in the French countryside is a dream come true if you ask us. Don’t believe. Just watch this venture where a business tycoon from London starts falling in love with the slow country life.

P. S. I Love You (2007)

https://youtu.be/CZzW6_hR068

The iconic love story between Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler unfolds in the beautiful landscape of Ireland, the Wicklow Mountains to be specific.

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Awesome Thrillers That Will Keep You At The Edge Of Your Seat

by Kaylen Summers

Here is the list of 7 edge-of-the-seat thrillers that you can stream on Netflix right now:

Drive (2011)

https://youtu.be/KBiOF3y1W0Y

This amazing thriller with an incredible soundtrack is one of Ryan Gosling’s best films. No doubt it has some crazy violence in it, but there is an equal balance of calm and composure. Gosling and Carey Mulligan both give a phenomenal performance but the plot of the film is what takes the cake.

It Comes At Night (2017)

https://youtu.be/6YOYHCBQn9g

We have to give it up to A24 for creating some of the most eccentric thrillers and It Comes At Night is no different. It takes a special talent to not showcase the face of a monster and leave the audience to speculate and come to conclusions of their own. The film centres around two families desolated from a worldwide epidemic and ultimately unravelling the truth that true danger lurks within. Not to mention the speciality of A24 to create these paranoid and creepy scenarios in the most scenic locations that make it just so hard to look away from the screen.

The Hateful Eight (2015)

https://youtu.be/nIOmotayDMY

Unarguably one of Tarantino’s best films in the line of Spaghetti western inspirations, The Hateful Eight sees multiple similarities to vintage western classic frames. The cold snowy frames bear an uncanny resemblance to those of “The Great Silence”. Some would disagree on it being called a 21st-century movie, yet no one can deny that it is three hours of utter fun. Netflix has both the theatrical version and the director’s cut of the movie to choose from.

Panic Room (2002)

https://youtu.be/sp2kKzrCm44

David Fincher’s claustrophobia-inducing thriller is decidedly the most intense of all his films. The film opens with a group of burglars breaking into a house, causing a mother and daughter who live in that house, to lock themselves up into a panic room in their new apartment. We get to witness Jodi Foster’s amazing acting chops and what would become of Kristen Stewart as an actor in this cinema.

Frozen River (2008)

https://youtu.be/90_D5nNNvQw

Looking for some female-oriented independent film to watch? Put Frozen River right up on the list. The story revolves around a single mother who is broke and in need of money to take care of her children. The desperate circumstances make her go down the forbidden path and illegally traffick immigrants across the frozen river. By staying true to the realities of the working class and deftly examining the crossover of race and class, the film has only managed to win hearts at large.

Jackie Brown (1996)

https://youtu.be/G7HkBDNZV7s

Jackie Brown is the titular air hostess who is on a quest to play the gun dealer and the feds chasing her for the debt she owes and her crimes. The woman is slick and you never know what she is thinking. That’s where all the suspense fumes from. This is one of Quentin Tarantino’s famous classics that is surprisingly yet essentially low on the gore and violence.

The Cell (2000)

https://youtu.be/eIpy4p_yMV0

One of Jennifer Lopez’s best performances throughout her acting career comes from a thriller directed by Tarsem Singh. The story sees Lopez as a social worker working who helps bring comatose patients back to life by using a technology that taps into the vulnerable parts of their brain. FBI agent (Vince Vaughn) shows up asking for her help to tap into the mind of a notorious serial killer to help find a captive. Although you might see a reflection of “Silence of the Lambs” in the film, the plot is a lot more unique, featuring incredible performances from the cast.

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10 Awesome Comedy Movies To Watch On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best comedies on Hulu that you can watch:

Happiest Season

This is a fun movie about a girl who brings her girlfriend home but has not yet come out to her family. The film explores family dynamics, relationships, and love with a twist of well-timed, engaging humor. The actors all do their parts extremely well and the film is one that also stands out for presenting a relevant theme with the attention it deserves. It is not only packed with good comedy but also deep layers of emotions that make you feel good in the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h58HkQV1gHY

Ingrid Goes West

Based on our internet obsession, this is a fun story of a woman who becomes obsessed with an Instagram celebrity. As you can imagine already, celebrity obsession is a plot that gives rise to quite many moments of situational humor. This film captures those moments well and presents an engaging story of the quest for viral culture, fame, and the need to fit in. It is as funny as it is serious. Watch it for a good laugh at the characters and perhaps, your own self!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP4vD1tWbPU

The Nice Guys

This is a nice, old-fashioned buddy comedy flick. It is the story of a private detective who gets caught up in the disappearance of a teenager. He teams up with a funny cop to untangle the mess. This film explores friendship and mystery to present a story that is genuinely funny. The actors showcase brilliant chemistry and the narrative comes around as engaging, deep, and extremely relatable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQR5zsLHbYw

Say Anything

This is a comedy about deeper thoughts. It showcases how people from different backgrounds find each other. It is a family drama that explores your realizations about your family members, and those moments in which you learn the world is more complex than you thought as a kid. It is a light narrative but it touches on important topics. The performances back the comic element very well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se_eSeEAoX0

Support the Girls

This is a very charming comedy about a Hooters-esque restaurant. It showcases a woman employed at the restaurant who is having a particularly bad day at work. It is not a film that makes too many statements about anything, yet ends up being very relevant and striking. It is a film about the power of human will and how people try hard to swim against the tides. It is a fun, exciting story that will surely have you hooked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI1CWYxbbkI

Greener Grass

This is a weird comedy film for all you mad comedy lovers out there. It is a strange kind of comedy that borders onto black humor. It examines the suburban culture and is deeply exaggerated for comic drama It is quite a crafty film because it experiments with comedy in ways that are very different from usual methods. It looks like a film that will have a niche following very soon. Watch this film to join the bandwagon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyOvQfgQhKQ

Click

This is one of Adam Sandler’s last films before he shifted to Netflix. It is a comedy about an average man who finds out that his universal remote can fast forward through the boring and bad times in his life. It has all the elements of an Adam Sandler film. It packs humor, thoughts, and some relevant issues in a narrative that is sure to feel extremely relatable. Watch this film for a really exciting experience you will fully enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZNC5emNyEQ

Big Time Adolescence

This is a coming-of-age story about a kid who befriends a very lazy adult man. It explores their friendship and the influence they have on each other. It is an extremely relatable film that explains with a tenderness that maturity comes to people at different ages, in different ways. The performances are endearing and keep up with the funny tone and the soft heart of the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3PcDo4YcnY

Beerfest

This is yet another great comedy about an underground drinking game tournament that takes place during Oktoberfest in Munich. It is an ensemble with performances that stay in your heart for a long time. The scenes pack easy humor that elevates the overall mood of the film. The chaos on the screen is very well curated to present a story with many characters and moments that make the film an absolutely lovely watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDaxX_bGsDc

Four Weddings And A Funeral

This is a breezy comedy about a man who gets into a lot of complicated issues at weddings and a funeral. He ends up falling in love at the end of this complex mix. It is a very engaging story that packs comic chaos extremely well. It has its heart in the right place and the performances support the theme in ways that really sustain the excitement of the narrative till the end. It became the highest-grossing British film of all time when it was released.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-HeV8Z6iXc
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8 Psychological Movies To Watch Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Let’s have a look at these visual psychology treats:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

https://youtu.be/OXrcDonY-B8

This is a story of a crazy criminal who speculates that serving his time in a mental institution will be easier than pushing his life in jail. It is a comedy-drama that highlights the behaviorism of individuals as well as narrates various forms of psychosis. It also screens the institutional processes of the 1960s and picturizes human cognitive dimensions. 

Rain Man (1988)

https://youtu.be/mlNwXuHUA8I

A melodrama that narrates the selfish rouge who is unaware of the fact that he has a brother who is autistic. The role of Charlie Babbitt was played by Tom Cruise who tries to take his brother under his control to snatch his inheritance. The entire play is adorable and it defines the dynamics of the family. 

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

https://youtu.be/9wZM7CQY130

It is a biographical drama and dubbed as one of the best movies on mental health. It is based on a true story and more about a genius mathematician yet asocial in nature. The movie highlights the disorder of paranoid schizophrenia. Also, it tells the impact of such a condition on the personal and social life of a person. 

 Black Swan (2010)

https://youtu.be/5jaI1XOB-bs

A Typical psychological horror movie that illustrates anxiety disorder and behavioral disorder. It narrates the rivalry and explores mental stress that a person comes across at the prime points of life. As Nina finds the director is about to replace her with Lily, she broke out to the dark phases of life where anxiety and rivalry welcome her to go mad. 

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

https://youtu.be/TQ3wXC5jqKE

The story tells the bond between a Jewish lady and an African American driver. A clear-cut drama that reflects a lot of life lessons. This movie clearly traces and never forgets to echo how the relationship between the two prime characters grows. It highlights social discrimination prevailed in society and explores the psychological perspectives of life from different points of view. In addition, you can trace the message that relationships are not bounded by any boundaries. It also touches the problem statements of Alzheimer’s disease and its impact. 

Memento (2000)

https://youtu.be/4CV41hoyS8A

A crime drama or can be said as a neo-noir psychological thriller that narrates the revengeful life of a person who is suffering from anterograde amnesia. A severe head injury changes the life of Leonard Shelby who was an insurance investigator. His wife was killed by someone and he was trying all the way to remember the murderer to take revenge. It narrates eh psychological dilemma encountered by those who are suffering from such severe memory loss. 

Reign Over Me (2007)

https://youtu.be/yzQYokimcg0

It is a family drama that visualizes the desperate situation that a man faces when he loses this whole family. Charlie lost his family in the 9/11 terrorist attack and he drowns himself down in deep despair. However, when he meets one of his college roommates he finds relief for the rest of his life. In short, the movies gives a vivifying experience that blends different psychological emotions in a person’s life. 

Ordinary People (1980)

https://youtu.be/HQKEdiQ79OM

This movie sheds light on the deep mental anguish. Conard is losing his brother in a sailing accident. This loss tore him to deep guilt and he attempted to kill himself. Subsequently, Conard was his extended stay in a mental hospital. He finds his life back and tries to restore life seeing how his mother and father deal with the same situation. This movie highlights the dynamics of a family setting in its deep distress and the value of psychological therapy in real life.

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10 Best Groundbreaking Fantasy Films

by Kaylen Summers

Fantasy is a genre that takes our minds into the realms of creativity and imagination. It transports everyone into worlds that are alien, beautiful, and mesmerizing. Here are some of the best fantasy films to watch:

1. Groundhog Day

This film is a beautiful mix of fantasy and deep philosophical thought. The story follows a sour, cynical weatherman doomed to repeat the same day over and over again after getting into a time loop. This is a lovely film that extends beyond fantasy and tries to bring many elements into the narrative. Watch this film for an unforgettable experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GncQtURdcE4&t=3s

2. My Neighbour Totoro

Hayao Miyazaki’s family fantasy is one of the most charming films ever made. It’s the story of two sisters who move with their dad to be close to their sick mother, and there they meet a snuggly monster with a goofy grin and a twelve-legged cat bus. The world-building in the film is amazing, and it is a very intense, moving film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJC1qciW_3k

3. A Matter of Life and Death

This is the story of a plane crash after which the protagonist finds himself at the pearly gates of a mysterious place. There are two locations in the film, earth, and heaven. In the latter, a celestial court must decide if the pilot will be spared or not, and the film then moves into an inquiry of the best and worst in how we live our lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t3Xv70vkY8

4. The Dark Crystal

This is a quest story where a Gelfling, must fulfill a prophecy and defeat the aging, decaying race of Skeksis in favor of the gentler, wiser Mystics. The film’s character design is remarkable and it shows immense conviction in the power of imagination. The world and the characters in the film are built on very solid grounds. It is a mesmerizing experience and is a must-watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PTjIWyRmls

5. La Belle et la Bête

Nearly 70 years after its release, the magic of the story of Beauty and the Beast still casts a spell. An adaptation of a fairy tale, the film has many magical elements like disembodied arms appearing through the walls of the Beast’s castle to hoist the candelabras lighting Belle’s path. It is a delightful watch with amazing effects and truly mysterious, yet captivating sequences. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtvoFZH2yZ4

6. Spirited Away

A benchmark of animation films as a whole, this magical adventure film turns the wanderings of a lonely ten-year-old girl into an experience, complete with ancient folklore and modern storytelling techniques. Magical, groundbreaking, and undeniable, this film is still the highest-grossing movie in Japanese history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByXuk9QqQkk&t=4s

7. Ugetsu Monogatari

The greatest ghost story ever told on screen; this is a tale of two greedy peasants who try to profit from the civil war raging through their country. Soon, one of the men becomes enchanted with a mysterious noblewoman, taking leave of both his senses and his family in one swoop. The film’s fantasy world is eerie, mysterious, and very intriguing. It is a well-crafted film and quite a milestone in the fantasy genre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dUwz9j4oGM

8. Onward

This is yet another amazing fantasy film that is all heart. It follows a pair of grieving elf brothers who turn to magic to reanimate their father they never really knew, for 24 hours. But the spell is broken halfway through, leaving them with half a dad. With only the legs operational and the missing top half flopping around under layers of clothes, the three bluff their way through a quest to find a magical gem and finish the job. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn5QmllRCn4&t=3s

9. King Kong

King Kong is a character that does not need much introduction. The film is a beautiful and haunting one that explores the fantasy genre in all its glory. It is one of those films that offer a lot of thought while entertaining and making you go wow. The film is a favorite among adults and kids alike, making it an all-time hit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TSidCNA7mQ

10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

This adaptation of JRR Tolkein’s genre-defining trilogy is fantasy’s most inimitable benchmark. The film and its sequels continue to thrill moviegoers for generations to come. It gets you invested with its brilliant world that is full of magic, thrill, and depth. The franchise is unlike any other, making it an evergreen fantasy favorite. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V75dMMIW2B4
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10 Movies That Are Actually Comic Book Adaptations

by Kaylen Summers

Comics are a great form of entertainment and insight. It is perhaps a huge part of many of our childhoods. Here are some great films that are originally comic book adaptations:

1. Blue Is The Warmest Colour

Le bleu est une couleur chaude is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Julie Maroh and first published in 2010. The English language version, Blue Is The Warmest Colour was later published in 2013. The graphic novel received widely positive reviews and was adapted into a film in the same year it was published in English. This is the story of two women who try to find love, freedom, art, and escape. It is critically acclaimed and quite an audience favorite. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO0abB6gJEw&t=3s

2. Hellboy

Hellboy is a character from a famous graphic novel. Though it only loosely followed its source material and virtually created its own lore, this film is widely regarded as the best adaptation of this character and story. It is a film that shows how an adaptation can deviate from the original storyline, yet retain the character and make it very believable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsBO4b3tyZg

3. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

In August of 2004, Canadian author and illustrator, Bryan Lee O'Malley created the first volume of this comic series. This is considered one of the most accurate, iconic examples of a classic comic series brought to life. With its popping, vibrant imagery and amazing casting, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is fondly remembered and well-loved to this day by critics and film buffs all over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wd5KEaOtm4

4. Oldboy

Oldboy is a Japanese manga series that ran from 1996 to 1998, spanning eight volumes and seventy-nine collective chapters. In 2003, director Park Chan adapted the series into a critically acclaimed, award-winning film by the same name. This film adaptation is often considered to be one of the best. It's still talked about to this day, and it still garners much more recognition than the more recent 2013 adaptation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYmHA4pB63w

5. A History Of Violence

Adapted from a graphic novel of the same title published in 1997, written by John Wagner and illustrated by Vince Locke. The standalone graphic novel did not garner much attention until its film adaptation hit theatres nearly ten years later. The film has a very unique tone and visuals which are very striking. This is a film well worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74FdnDxptH4

6. Persepolis

The first Persepolis graphic novel was published in 2000 and depicted the life of author and illustrator, Marjane Satrapi, and her experience growing up during the Islamic Revolution. With a strong social commentary, both the novels and the film version of Persepolis remains relevant to this day. The story is timeless and was beautifully brought to life in a memorably animated film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PXHeKuBzPY

7. Snowpiercer

The comic was originally published in French and titled, Le Transperceneige. The film adaptation of this French graphic novel is critically and commercially acclaimed. It attracted attention to its source material, with the English version being published shortly after the film's worldwide debut. The film is stunning in its writing and the way it creates moments is absolutely memorable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGcJL6TG5cA

8. The Mask

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZl69yk5lEY In 1994, while the comic book series was still in its prime, a film adaptation the story hit theatres. This film stars Jim Carrey as the lead character, Stanley Ipkiss, the dorky bank clerk whose life is changed forever when he encounters the titular supernatural mask. It is much loved character most of us are probably used to watching on cartoons while growing up. The film stays true to the book and is an amazing watch.

9. Ghost World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WmCBRkWJ54 Bringing Ghost World to life on the big screen was achieved on a small budget, but was nonetheless a success, and was even nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film had its worldwide premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was not a commercial success, but today, it has earned a cult following and holds a respectable reputation among film lovers and critics.

10. 30 Days Of Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtU0UBnWik4 This film is based on a comic book by illustrator, Ben Templesmith, where he presents a haunting and gruesome take on vampires. Adapted skilfully, this film was a success, calling attention to both the source material and the vampire genre in general. It is scary, brilliant, and at the same time ripe with layers of psychological horror. It is considered one of the best adaptations in the genre.
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10 Parenting Movies Every Parent Should See

by Kaylen Summers

Parenting is one of the toughest jobs on Earth! The journey is filled with ups, downs, and everything in between. Here are a few amazing films on parenting that are extremely relatable and fun:

1. What To Expect When You're Expecting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8Um0DEEjkM Based on the international best-seller of the same title, this film follows the lives of five couples, all of whom are expecting. This is a wonderful take on the questions, doubts, and struggles of pregnancy. It also touches on adoption and explores the viewpoints of dads-to-be. Through humor and relatable sequences, the film brings out the experience of these characters preparing to become parents. It is lovely to watch whether or not you are a parent!

2. Knocked Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv01Mcdf8rI This is a fun story of a one-night stand that forces two people to give their relationship a try. We are shown how these two absolutely clueless people hilariously tackle pregnancy and would-be-parenthood. Through these struggles and some very relevant side characters, the film brings out how people trying to remain, great parents, while keeping their individual identities.

3. She's Having A Baby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxZWdY_xeB8 This is a film that focuses on a man who tries to deal with a would-be father's experience. The film does a wonderful job of showing what the pressure of wanting to be the best parent and partner can do to a person. The story is honest about the roadblocks in parenthood. The good and the bad showcase what parenthood usually follows with no filters.

Three Men And A Baby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohBNZZKmtnw This is yet another hilarious story of accidental parenthood. It is about three men, bachelors, whose lives are changed when a baby suddenly appears at their doorstep. We learn quickly that in some cases, the best fathers are the ones who don't see it coming. Not only is this film hilarious, but it is also touching and moving. It brings to life the many different dynamics of what it's like to raise a child, the struggle, the breakdowns, and the longing for something you never knew you wanted or needed.

Life As We Know It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEa9kbnyzEE This is a film about two working professionals who are brought together to raise an orphaned child after their mutual friends are killed in an accident. Despite the fact that they hate each other, they learn to not only navigate parenthood but also their new lives. This movie does an unbelievable job of showing you that sometimes the best things in life are not expected. It is a fun-filled, genuine film that touches your heart while also making you laugh out loud.

Mr. Mom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_PVhhsELvA This is an unconventional story that shows that a man could stay home and take care of the kids, and do it just as well as any mother could do. Not only is it hilarious, but it also definitely showcases parenthood from a different perspective. It explores the gender switch with respect to caregiving, which had not been done before the release of this film. Watch this film if you have not, it is so worth it.

7. Yours, Mine, And Ours

This is a story about a blended family that comes together and makes one, brand-new family. In this film, two widowers meet. The lady has 10 kids and the man has 8. The story is about how they try to merge their individual families and exist as one. The ride is full of hilarious moments and some moving drama. It is a film that will surely make you laugh and cry and be grateful for your own family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K63CggPTzlw

8. Little Miss Sunshine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvwVkllXT80&t=10s This is a film that shows that parenthood is about those tiny sacrifices we make, which can take us on a journey, together as a family, and change our lives. It gives a wonderful glimpse into families and how at their core, no matter how dysfunctional they are, love and support always prevail. The film is hilarious, unpredictable and heart-warming with some amazing performances to remember forever.

9. Riding In Cars With Boys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZM1qKzOod8 This is the story of a young, aspiring author. She is focused and steady but all that changes when at 15, she becomes pregnant. The story follows her journey from a fifteen-year-old expectant mother to an adult woman. This movie will move you with the realism, the heartbreak, and the true power of parenthood. Be sure to have some tissues ready for this one, waterworks may flow!

10.This Is 40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxkNuHrS6cg This is almost a sequel to Knocked Up. It follows Pete and Debbie as they navigate their lives as parents, professionals, and lovers, all while handling an early mid-life crisis. This film is witty and so very true to parenthood. It explains mid-life crisis and how parenting as a huge responsibility can add to the stress of getting it all right. It is relatable and you cannot help falling in love with these genuinely written characters.
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10 Best Enemies-To-Lovers Stories of All Times

by Kaylen Summers

Most classic love stories begin with the couple hating each other. It is a kind of love that seems fated, and meant to be despite the initial turbulences. Here are some compelling enemies-to-lovers movies for you to watch:

You’ve Got Mail

In this engaging 1998 romantic comedy, the protagonists despise each other. They’re rival booksellers and they want nothing to do with one another. However, they’re unaware that while they’re feuding in real life, they’re falling for each other online through emails and instant message chats. Luckily, they discover the truth about their equation and reconcile, making the film absolutely lovely. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjP4s7UUnK8

ICarly

This is a series about two people who seem to be polar opposites. To her, he’s nerdy, lame, and she hardly ever considers him as a friend. But when they finally kiss and start dating during the show’s fifth season, it is rewarding. This is a show that is absolutely amazing in the way it explores the complexities of a man-woman relationship. They are a very endearing enemies-to-lovers kind of couple you will love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6EDxG1dvTA

Star Wars

The instant Han Solo meets Princess Leia in Star Wars: A New Hope, they have animosity towards each other. Princess Leia is responsible and selfless, whereas Han Solo is selfish. She is not impressed with him, even calling him a “stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking” man. So, when they ultimately kiss and admit that they love each other, it’s surprising but also endearing. Their love endured through many trials, and they are one of the most memorable enemies-to-friends couples there is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD7bpG-zDJQ Buffy The Vampire Slayer When Buffy Summers first meets Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she wants to slay him. After all, she’s supposed to because he’s a vampire. At the same time, he’s ready to kill her. Eventually, the two grow to respect one another and ultimately love each other. The relationship did have toxic elements, but still, the chemistry of this couple is quite undeniable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnZkV_aR_9w

When Harry Met Sally

They argue about whether men and women can be friends without any benefits. They bicker and they’re nowhere close to being romantic. Ten years later, they meet again at a bookstore. Despite their arguments, and they’re eventually attracted to each other. They may be great as individuals, without each other. But they are certainly better together and the film underlines that so beautifully, with subtle writing and great performances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmSpCLefjnw&t=2s

The Vampire Diaries

  He’s a vampire-werewolf hybrid and she’s a human-turned-vampire, and they hate each other from the beginning. However, after he saves her life, they form a bond that eventually leads to a relationship. This is a romance that explores the themes of uncertainty and the security of finding love in a person you never expected to. It is beautiful and complex at the same time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmVmhjjkN4E

10 Things I Hate About You

A modernized version of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, this is a film about a woman who wants nothing to do with the man, but he must continue to pursue her due to a bet with his friends. Over a period of time, she slowly begins to let her guard down and realizes he is the right kind of person for her. This is a romantic comedy that showcases one of the most loved enemies-to-lovers couples of all time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWmjzCZr0Jw

Once Upon A Time

In this twisted tale of love and hate, the woman doesn’t trust the man, and his sarcastic humor doesn’t help. They’re enemies who would rather kill each other before going on any more adventures together. However, when he selflessly considers her feelings before his own, she starts to see his true character. When they finally kiss and fall in love, it’s one of the most unforgettable moments for the audience! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O20kV7KwJQ

Pride & Prejudice

Jane Austen’s iconic novel, Pride and Prejudice, has had many adaptations. This film has beautifully brought out the clash between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. They have too much “pride and prejudice” to see past their differences but also have undeniable chemistry. Both are too stubborn to recognize it. It takes Mr. Darcy a long time to realize that his feelings have changed and that Elizabeth is too special to lose. Then on, the story flows into a romantic note, which is hard to not gush over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dYv5u6v55Y

Cheers

This is a show where the protagonists are the definition of “haters-turned-lovers.” When they first meet, Sam is crude and a ladies’ man. Diane is a wealthy snob. They instantly hate each other, but they must work together at the Boston bar. Over time, they see the better side to one another and slowly but steadily fall for each other. Their relationship is flirtatious and absolutely enviable. It is a treat to watch their story unfold and you must not miss it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRsD_nB_buk
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10 Movies That Are Too Heartbreaking To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Good stories always move the audience. They are real and appeal to the heart, sometimes by breaking it. Here are some deep, beautiful, but heart-breaking films to watch:

1. Dead Poets Society

Robin Williams stars as the teacher figure you always wanted. It focuses on a group of young men trying to find their way in this scary unknown world, with overbearing parents who just won't quit meddling. The teacher shows them the life-altering power of literature and those moments of self-realization are so deeply showcased that you cannot help but cry. It is the good kind of heartbreak, but heartbreak nevertheless. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye4KFyWu2do

2. Marley and Me

This is a film that tracks the life of possibly one of the cutest and most energetic dogs on the planet. It is a comedy, but it also has moments that are so overwhelming that it will bring you down to your knees. The film has amazing world-building and a rich screenplay that will make you want to grab your tissues and cry, while also watching the rest because it is that beautiful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UMMGNxg1Lg

3. Pride and Prejudice

This is a story about love that is complicated. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy's relationship takes the cake when it comes to sad romances. The film is rich in its critique of a period in time and it has operatic settings. Within that, this plotline makes the film a very deep and layered watch. It is a kind of sadness that you will want to get more of, knowing that it will haunt you for days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dYv5u6v55Y&t=20s

4. If Beale Street Could Talk

This film focuses on two childhood friends turned love-struck couple. They struggle to move forward with their life together when one of them is arrested and put in jail for a crime they didn't commit. The grief, helplessness, and fateful misery are so disturbing that you will want to scream at the screen. It is a film that moves you and gives you a cathartic sense of pleasure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQXSforT_qQ

5. Gladiator

This is a cult classic film with a stature of its own. The film is the story of a Gladiator on a mission to avenge the death of his son and wife, who were murdered by a jealous Greek emperor. It is frustrating to see him drag himself through adversities and the heartbreak is unlike anything else. The film is an absolute gem, with its action and emotional depth. By the end of it, it is impossible to not get emotional about the character’s predicaments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owK1qxDselE

6. The Colour Purple

Based on the much-acclaimed novel of the same title by Alice Walker, the film chronicles the Black experience through a girl. It is heartbreaking because it etches out the injustice faced by people of color. It also makes you guilty, helpless and questions your own political allegiance. This is a heartbreak that is relevant because this is an issue that should break hearts, for change to happen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzGrDgu08r8

7. A Walk to Remember

This is yet another heart-breaking film based on a high school romance novel of the same name. In a twist of events, a high school girl doesn't want the popular guy to fall in love with her because she's secretly dying. But he falls deeply in love with her and then, you are in for a romance that will shatter your heart into a million pieces. This is a film that is known for its emotional intensity, and you must be ready to weep before you start watching it. But don’t worry, it is the kind of weeping that will also make you feel good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3b19svqbls

8. A Star Is Born

This is the story of two musicians who come together to create one of the best songs of all time and fall in love. But it is difficult to sustain a love story when one of the lovers is a compelling alcoholic who desperately needs to be saved. It is a film that becomes heartbreaking the moment you think the saddest bits are over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSbzyEJ8X9E

9. Sophie's Choice

This is a devastating film about a Holocaust survivor Sophie, who was forced to choose which of her children to send to their death. The film is dark, deep, and incredibly disturbing. The lingering sadness of the character is so heavy that it just does not let you forget how tragic and miserable she feels deep within. It is a film that will make you cry, and introspect and also move you to no end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STPJVf6wqCk&t=2s

10.The Lion King

Mufasa's death scene will make you cry, no matter what. There is no debate about the imaginative depth and emotional gravity of this absolutely amazing animation film. It has influenced people for generations and you cannot watch it without crying and feeling heavy in all the cells of your heart. The film needs no introduction, so watch it, even if you already have. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFzVJEksoDY
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10 Best Heist Movies of All Times

by Kaylen Summers

Movies based on heists are thrilling and extremely edgy to watch. They make for good content on days when you want to be absorbed into a cinematic world. Here are some amazing heist movies to watch:

1. Sexy Beast

This is an interesting heist movie in which a mobster tracks down a former employee to force him out of retirement. The film operates on the foundations of all the classic elements of a heist plot. It has action, sophistication, wit and thematic brilliance. It is sharp in its narrative construction and the actors have complemented the story with amazing performances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at7biqHcpms

2. Heat

This is a heist crime thriller considered as the classic of the genre. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are a formidable pair in this story of a detective trying to catch a seasoned criminal pulling his very last heist. The narrative then spins around and exploits every hidden corner of the city in a relentless game of cat and mouse. It is one of those really well-made, tight films which does not fail to charm even if you have watched it earlier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GfZl4kuVNI

3. Logan Lucky

This is a dark crime comedy about two men trying to steal their way out of America. The story follows the Logan brothers, who plan an elaborate scheme to rob a racing circuit in North Carolina, and the tangled web they get caught in through trying to evade the FBI. It is yet another good example of a heist movie done right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPzvKH8AVf0

4. The Usual Suspects

This is a mysterious, much-loved heist thriller that pulls you into a confusing maze. In the wake of a deadly siege on a burned-out ship that leaves 27 dead, just two figures are left to piece together what happened. Both being criminals, the problem is how much you can believe what they tell you. The film is considered a cult classic and it is a must-watch owing to its brilliant storytelling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiXdPolca5w&t=2s

5. Baby Driver

In this exciting, edgy film, a former getaway driver is blackmailed to take part in a job, or else his girlfriend will be hurt. But things go very wrong when their arms dealers turn out to be undercover officers. The story is a high-octane chase that barely lets up. It also has a very strong soundtrack behind all the screeching brakes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9YZw_X5UzQ

6. Reservoir Dogs

In this celebrated thriller by ace director Tarantino, two anonymous criminals known only by pseudonyms attempt a huge diamond steal together, only to have the police show up and sow suspicion about who ratted them out. This is a cult heist film that is threaded with paranoia and rising tension. The story is maniacal with its ups, downs, and twists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vayksn4Y93A

7. Inception

This is Christopher Nolan's crime story which changed the game for the heist genre. The film follows Cobb, a criminal who steals information by entering his victim's dreams in a realm in which five hours of real-time accounts for fifty years in the dream world. Presented with an offer he cannot refuse; Cobb must perform inception on his competitor's ill child in order to have his criminal past wiped clean. The film is a benchmark in the heist film-making department and an absolute must-watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoHD9XEInc0&t=2s

8. Quick Change

This is the story of a man who executes the perfect heist along with his girlfriend and accomplice. All he needs to do is jump on a plane and get out of New York. It's the getaway where things get sticky complicated. The film is racy and intriguing with its classic thriller elements on point. This is yet another interesting film that takes a different route on the heist genre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mcap30hydUY

9. Thief

This is the story of a closed-off, emotionally cold jewel thief and former convict who is torn between his businesses and his yearning for normal family life. The film combines the satisfaction of a good heist plot and also adds a very emotional layer to it with the inner conflicts of the characters. It is a wholesome heist film that is moving and engaging. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHgAEcVzh1o

10. The Killing

A gem from the inimitable Stanley Kubrick, this is a tightly wound and hard-boiled noir thriller built around an experienced criminal swinging at one last job to set himself up for life. There's $2 million waiting to be swiped at a racetrack, and he pieces together an unlikely crew to do it. The film explores how he goes about it and what lies ahead on this risky road which he hopes will eventually get him out of the life of crime and deceit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAe1CJWH_B8
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10 Great Bromances That Are Worth Watching

by Kaylen Summers

There is no code that is greater than the bro-code, right guys?! Here are some amazing bromances that bring out the fun, frolic, and depths of the love between bros:

1. Point Break

This is a fun, exciting film about two men who hate each other at the onset. Then they become bros and go on a journey of adventure. It shows how bromances work, including some objectification of women, which is now not that acceptable. But it can be seen as representative of how men look at women and what they speak of in general when they get together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcDD2-s4vWA

2. The Fox And The Hound

This is a friendship that not only defies society but nature itself. A fox named and a hunting dog meet when they’re too young and naïve to know that they’re destined to become enemies. The film is an animated one with a bromance that is sweet and absolutely insightful. It draws together an enviable friendship and has lessons for us to learn from. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhtOW_7sEdQ

3. Superbad

This is a story of a high-school bromance. For those who don’t fit a very clearly defined blueprint for popularity, it can seem like a constant parade of humiliation. But friendship saves you from that phase and when you are forced to part with that friend, it is the most difficult thing. Complete with all the awkward, embarrassing scenarios that are bound to situationally arise in such a case, the film presents a lovely bromance that is exciting and very moving to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eaZ_48ZYog

4. The Shawshank Redemption

If you got a buddy like Tim Robbins or Morgan Freeman to keep you company, anything becomes bearable, even a couple of decades in prison. This bromance is one that sticks through loneliness, isolation, war and an extremely difficult time in life. It is an iconic film in itself, and the bromance aspect only adds to the layers of the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmzuHjWmXOc

5. Lethal Weapon

This is one of the most badass bromances ever. It is one of the best buddy cop movies about a grizzled veteran who is a loving family man, and the seriously unhinged, suicidal loner still reeling from the death of his wife. There is spellbinding action, depth, and a lot of sophistication in the film. It also explores the many layers of the relationship between the bros, making it a thrilling and moving watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKeW-MGu-qQ

6. Pineapple Express

This is a story about a friendship between a guy and his dealer. It shows that such an equation can be a good thing, despite a few pitfalls. Dale, the dealer is the one more reluctant to befriend Saul, the stoner, but they both go on the run after Dale witnesses Saul’s supplier commit murder. This is a twisted tale but the bromance at its heart is unforgettable and absolutely well written. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWZt4v6b1hI

7. Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure

This is the story of a dynamic duo who are so thick that when there is a possibility that they might be permanently divided, they use time travel to keep them together and ensure that the beautiful music they will make together ushers in the world. This is a very unconventional bromance which is absolutely entertaining and layered. It is a breath of fresh air in the genre and definitely a delight to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6JyEp2etsQ

8. The King’s Speech

The male friendship between Colin Firth’s King George VI and Geoffrey Rush’s speech therapist Lionel Logue not only proves essential to the making of a monarch, but it also comes crucial to the future of a nation and a world when it goes to war. Based on a true story, this is a film that showcases a bromance that is quite unlike anything else. It is a rich, deep, lovely film to watch for the relationship between these two characters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxBrTvLbBM

9. The Odd Couple

This is a film that sets the standard for bromance in films. It tells the story of two very different but very close pals who find that their friendship is put to the ultimate test when they are somehow forced to share a living space. Odd as it sounds, such proximity puts roadblocks in their equation and the story follows how they navigate it. This is a fun, beautiful film about male friendship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33ZvO26hP7M

10. Lord of the Rings

This is an epic bromance. Literally! The franchise offers various kinds of bromances from Merry and Pippin, Pippin and Gandalf, Legolas and Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn, to pretty much everybody. These are friendships so epic; they built a franchise too big to be forgotten. The films have many characters who bring out the true boons of bromances and captivate you with their emotional layers, making this fantasy story seem very real. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V75dMMIW2B4
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10 Genre-Defying Horror Movies

by Kaylen Summers

Horror movies offer a lot of emotions. Eerie, haunting, and challenging, this is a genre that is exciting and imaginative. Here are some of the best horror films of all times:

1. It Follows

This is an amazing horror film with a dreamy visual tone, some indelible skin-crawler moments. It movie does not place any reliance on jump scares. It follows a young woman who inherits a sexually transmitted curse of being hunted by an unstoppable entity. This is one of the creepiest films to be made in this genre, with some really eerie moments that will haunt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkZYbOH0ujw&pbjreload=101

2. Friday The 13th

This is a defining film in the slasher horror genre. It is sophisticated, scary and gory. It is a film that has a huge following and is a cult. The film combines all the key elements of the horror genre with great performances and an incredible soundtrack. It is a benchmark film that is quite a disturbing watch, but absolutely worth it if you love this genre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCfO1aB8CIE

3. Trick 'R Treat

This is a film that tells multiple clever and comically creepy stories of one unique Halloween night, bound by a mischievous trick-r-treater named Sam. He is a much-loved mascot, and the film explores all the possibilities of the clown as a scary character. It is spooky and at the same time extremely layered in the perspective of the story and its horror aspects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ66Htmmq4M

4. Shaun Of The Dead

This is a film that gave the zombie genre a very clear definition. It utilizes the plot points of a zombie story well, incorporating some intriguing twists along the way. The art and aesthetics of the film add a layer to the story. The performances are also captivating, holding together the film incredibly well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIfcaZ4pC-4&t=3s

5. Suspiria

This is a really haunting, edgy film about an American ballet student at a prestigious German dance academy, where sinister supernatural forces leave a trail of violent, grisly murders. The film is very atmospheric, and it encapsulates the mood of the film very well. The brilliance of the film lies in how it gets under the psychological layers of the viewers with its penetrative storytelling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY6QKRl56Ok

6. Repulsion

This is a dark, psychological horror film that is an undeniable classic from ace director Roman Polanski. The film is about a sexually averse woman tormented by horrific visions and hallucinations when her sister leaves her alone for a holiday. The film does not use usual tropes like jump scares to create effect. It is very intelligent in the way it creates scare and tells the story in an unprecedented manner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8O-EFHbfp8

7. Don’t Look Now

This is the story of a married couple attempting to come to terms with the death of their young daughter. They travel to Venice, where they’re haunted by a series of mysterious occurrences and reminders of death after an encounter with two elderly sisters. The film is a chilling, menacing story, tinged with melodrama and the supernatural, that sticks with you long after watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI9bYR0SoMs

8. Get Out

This is one of the most important films of this genre. It is a smart and honest portrait of racial injustice and it showcases social commentary through horror, which is why it defies the genre and interprets it with a sense of social responsibility. The film maintains its mood and stays true to the purpose of the story throughout. It also has incredible performances, which only add to the gravity of the film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzfpyUB60YY&t=7s

9. The Thing

This film follows the rugged crew at an isolated Antarctic research facility as they’re besieged by an alien presence that can assume the form of anything it touches. The film shows one of the masters of horror, working at the very top of his game in his directorial job. The ending of the film is ambiguous, and it is still the subject of debate among film lovers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ftmr17M-a4

10. 28 Days Later

This is an innovative, post-apocalyptic film that is very striking. What starts as a stunning and contemplative look at a London mostly devoid of people turns into a rapidly worsening slide into terror as survivors come face to face with the hideous outcome of such a population-depleted planet. The film is an interesting take on horror as it capitalises on the fear and uncertainty of a world where there is no order or definition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ynwAgQlDQ
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10 Best Nature Documentaries To Watch Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Nature never stops to fascinate us. Netflix is the same. With some of the most stunning views of nature and animals, Netflix's nature documentaries are truly mesmerizing. Here are some of the best documentaries to watch on Netflix right now.

Our Planet

https://youtu.be/aETNYyrqNYE This eight-part series about life on Earth took producers 3500 days to make. No wonder why this epic documentary went on to win the Emmy award. The high-definition nature film takes us to places on the earth where life is thriving and spots that are deeply struggling due to climate changes.  It gets even better. The producers had to spend 10 days in the field to create the final minute of the film Watch now

Night on Earth: Shot in the Dark

https://youtu.be/o7Ql4xmu9xk Earth has a whole different look during the dark with plenty of unseen creatures lurking in the dark. Night on Earth: Shot in the Dark takes us through the unseen world of animals and insects that thrive in the darkness of the nights.  From oceans to mountains, all landscapes are explored with some brilliant groundbreaking footage. Watch now

Oceans

https://youtu.be/uXLbQrK6cXw Oceans built the most percentage of Earth. They are huge in volume and are mostly unexplored. This water-themed documentary explores the five vast oceans of the planet and the creatures residing in them. With breathtaking shots, this is your chance to explore the vast unknown world that we have never experienced. Watch now

Chasing Coral

https://youtu.be/b6fHA9R2cKI Like most of the documentaries, this one also took a long three years to complete shooting. With more than 500 hours of underwater footage, the movie explores the tragic effect of coral bleaching and how it impacts the oceanic ecosystem.  The documentary was made with the help of more than 500 people across more than 30 countries. Watch now

A Plastic Ocean

https://youtu.be/6zrn4-FfbXw We all know that our oceans are getting filled with tons and tons of plastic wastes. Craig Lesson, a sea-loving journalist took up the task to make a difference. With the help of professional diver Tanra Streeter and a team of scientists, they are on a mission to take action and show the world the real truth and impact of plastic on nature. Watch now

Mission Blue

https://youtu.be/B1wp2MQCsfQ Presenting the life and work of oceanographer, marine biologist, and environmentalist Sylvia Earle, this documentary portrays her mission to protect the earth's oceans from pollution, overfishing, and other climate changes. The docufilm went on to win the 2015 news and documentary Emmy Award for outstanding editing. Watch now

Kiss the Ground

https://youtu.be/K3-V1j-zMZw Earth's topsoil is being depleted. Without it and the nourishing nutrients required to sustain life, cultivating food for the living being will become more and more difficult. Now, it is up to activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians to stand up and adopt regenerative agriculture to save the topsoil. Watch now

The Ivory Game

https://youtu.be/FQLihOArSww Ivory is one of the many prized possessions by many hunters and middle-class Chinese individuals. No wonder it is called white gold. In the name of this status symbol, many elephants are being slaughtered in Africa and Asia. It took more than 16 months for film makes to go undercover and document the deep-rooted corruption behind the global ivory crisis. Watch now

Dancing with the Birds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6po8dWuvCI Directed by Huw Cordey and narrated by Stephen Fry, Dancing with the Birds is about exotic birds and their mating rituals. Different birds have different methods of finding a mate. Some dance, some sing, and others create bowers with some beautiful decorations. Watch these birds in paradise flaunt their best moves. Watch now

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

https://youtu.be/64R2MYUt394 Beloved broadcaster and natural historian David Attenborough is known for a lifetime of exploring the vibrant wonders of nature. At his 93rd age, Attenborough recollects the defining moments of his illustrious career with nature. The documentary is a first-hand account of humanity's impact on nature. Watch now

Birders

https://youtu.be/YT9hPCuncug Borders are for humans. For migratory birds, there are no birds and they are uniting birdwatchers from both sides of the US and Mexico border each year.  These birders observe, record, monitor, and fight for the rights of their rare and wonderful species. Watch now
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10 Popular Disaster Movies That Actually Existing

by Kaylen Summers

Disasters, both natural and man-made are terrifying. Films about disasters are upsetting, but they are also engaging because some of them depict reality and some are speculative representations of probable disasters. Here are some popular movies about disasters to watch:

1. Airplane!

This is a spin-off on the genre of disaster films. It is a spoof, complete with a huge cast, cameos, a romantic subplot, and flashbacks. The film is a comedy classic. It takes a different route on disaster films by making them comic and critiquing the way we handle tragedies in real life and films. It is an innovative attempt and it has been executed amazingly well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07pPmCfKi3U

2. San Francisco

This is a beautiful musical romantic-drama, about a man and angelic singer for whom he falls hard. The voice of the singer is mesmerizing. The voice, along with the devastation wreaked by the 1906 earthquake, forces him to change his ways. The film builds to the quake and its aftermath and explores the transformation of the place into a new city in its wake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNfwV_YF1Aw

3. Contagion

This is a film that explores a worldwide epidemic that affects all strata of society. The story focuses on how it effects society and how society is pushed to the extremes. But the sharply observed script, and the director’s great positioning of actors, make this a real gem. This is a movie that spends a lot of time on character development and also tells the whole story emotionally. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sYSyuuLk5g

4. The Poseidon Adventure

This film is the story of a luxury passenger liner that capsizes in the wake of a tsunami caused by an undersea earthquake. It showcases how people deal with the mishap and how cops lead the survivors to safety, with many freak accidents along the way. What makes this one so special is the way the film transforms this giant boat, a modern marvel of engineering. into a terrifying, deadly obstacle course. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd03qev59Jo

5. Melancholia

This is an apocalyptic drama that focuses on a depressed, troubled woman who ironically becomes the one person who can keep it all together when it is revealed that a rogue planet is headed toward Earth and will soon destroy our planet. As the end begins to loom, the narrative captures the rising desperation and the anxieties of humans scrambling when faced with the inevitable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzD0U841LRM

6. Miracle Mile

This is a story of a man and woman who meet by chance and then make a date for later that night. A power failure gets in the way, and they discover from an errant pay-phone call that a nuclear war has started. As the city around them spins into complete mayhem, the two young lovers try to reconnect. The madness of the whole disaster is supremely gripping and the film is an exciting watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNXZX8JRb6o

7. A Night to Remember

This is a film about the sinking of the Titanic. It’s less about the spectacle of the ship sinking and more about watching individual human interactions over the course of an evening. It showcases the confidence in the wonders of technology eventually turn to sheer desperation among people. Though not as operatic as the Titanic movie, this film is a different take on the incident which is well worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxl8a6cFzGw

8. The Birds

This is ace director Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller about a budding romance between two lovers. They are interrupted when birds start gathering in huge groups and attacking humans. The plot becomes a disaster movie by showing the chaos that the bird attacks wreak across the entire town, and presumably beyond, while also chronicling the tension and confusions of people. It is definitely a must-watch from a master director. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fJh2gIBOto

9. The Towering Inferno

This is a cult classic, Oscar-nominated movie about a San Francisco skyscraper, the tallest in the world, that catches fire on its opening night. It is built by a leading architect, but the shoddy work of another important character leads to the mishap. The film shows how ambition and envy come together to create a disaster that could have been avoided https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nch1URmJvMA

10. Titanic

There can be no list of disaster movies without mentioning this story of doomed love and appalling disaster. The film is an ideal combination of teen romance and state-of-the-art action filmmaking. The story of Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) is a story about two young people who find each other, fall madly in love, and are then torn apart by the unimaginable disaster. Though it is a disaster movie, it is magnificent and iconic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUm88F3MEbQ
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10 Best Disney Live-Action Movies

by Kaylen Summers

Disney is known for its animated films and equally loved for its live-action productions. Here are some of the most amazing Disney live-action films of all times:

1. Old Yeller

This film is an adaptation of the 1956 children's novel of the same name. It follows a young boy who takes in a dog, and it becomes a beloved and fiercely protective family pet. The story is the heartbreaking ending where the dog develops hydrophobia after a wild hog bites him. The fact that the young master is forced to put his dog down makes it even harder to watch. Despite the depressing ending, it remains one of Disney's most beloved live-action movies ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfBzeLChAzw

2. Aladdin

This live-action version of a much-loved classic with Will Smith taking over as Genie has an impressive fan following. The film has proved to be one of Disney's most popular live-action remakes. It recreates the classic story with all the popular and familiar characters without losing the essence. It improves the animated version by making it more nuanced and adding character. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcMtWwiyzpU

3. Queen of Katwe

This is a Disney movie about the life of a Ugandan girl living in the slums of Katwe, who learns to play chess and becomes a Woman Candidate Master. The film is an adaptation of an ESPN article and book about Phiona Mutesi. It is a biopic of her inspirational story. This is a live-action film which is also an underdog story about sports, based in the world of competitive chess. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4l3-_yub5A

4. Pollyanna

Based on the 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter, this is the story of a 12-year-old orphan named Pollyanna who goes to live with her strict and wealthy aunt. Due to her positive outlook on life and optimism in the face of any odds, she makes everyone else's life around her improve. When Pollyanna is injured, the entire town comes together to support the girl who helped them. This is a lovely movie that will move you and put a wide smile on your face. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVtLP5tfpCA

5. The Jungle Book

Released in 2016 and based on the original 1067 Disney Animation classic, this is the familiar story of Raksha and her pack who adopt a young boy named Mowgli after black panther Bagheera brought him to her. Mowgli then has to survive the deadly tiger Sher Khan, learn when to trust his bear friend Baloo, and escape the clutches of the greedy King Louie, before finally gaining acceptance from the human world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mkm22yO-bs

6. Saving Mr. Banks

This is one of the most loved live-action movies based on Walt Disney himself. Tom Hanks stars Walt Disney in this movie and it showcases how he deals with his relationship with author P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins. The story follows the two weeks of meetings in 1961, where Walt Disney tries to obtain the rights to the Mary Poppins novels. The past of Travers, and how it influenced her story, and Disney's attempts to help her find the joy for fantasy missing from her life, lead the story to great heights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5kYmrjongg

7. Miracle

This is a live-action sports drama that came out in 2004, based on the true story of the U.S. men's hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics that shocked the world and won the gold medal. It stars Kurt Russell as the head coach of the University of Minnesota hockey team. The film shows changes he made to help the U.S. national team make their way through the tournament and beat the Soviet Union for the gold medal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd0_Dm2xlEM

8. Remember the Titans

This is the story of a high school football coach who attempted to integrate the team at a Virginia school in 1971. The entire theme of the film is the school battling racism both in the small football town and within his program as well. It is a feel-good story with social commentary that allows it to remain popular to this day. The live-action sequences add layer to the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35MvdHBWjwU

9. Mary Poppins

This is one of the most beloved, whimsical movies in Disney's live-action history. Julia Andrews stars as the nanny Mary Poppins who helps whip troublesome kids into shape and helps turn around the life of the disciplined George Banks. The term "Spoonful of Sugar" and the word "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" remains ingrained in popular culture even 50 years later. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfkEQDPlb8g&t=4s

10. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

This is a Disney live-action movie with the highest IMDB. Based on the theme park ride, Disney took the idea of the old-school pirate movies and placed it in the world of the supernatural. What makes this movie so memorable and popular with fans was the performance of Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naQr0uTrH_s
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10 Highest Grossing Movies of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

When a film becomes a box-office hit, it is also indicative of how relatable it is, and how much the audience resonates with it. Here are some of the highest-grossing films of all times that you can watch:

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

This is the last installment of the franchise and it did very well at the box office for obvious reasons. The event that was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 can be called nothing less than epic. Cast out because he was different, the bespectacled Harry won us over with each installment in the series, managing, often awkwardly, to combat the forces of Voldemort with pure goodness. But as students of the books know, Harry’s innocence is but part of his defense. What started out in 2001 as a kid’s fantasy matured into something of surprising import and lasting impact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NYt1qirBWg

2. Black Panther

This is one of the best superhero movies with a Black protagonist. It is an extremely well-made film with all the elements in the right place. It was received well at the box office and is still one of the most loved films in the genre. Performances are incredible and the storyline is one that keeps the attention of the viewer together. It was well-loved and is one of the best-grossing films of all time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjDjIWPwcPU&t=3s

3. Avengers: Age of Ultron

There is a whole lot to enjoy in this action-packed film. James Spader excels as the voice of the godlike Ultron—a wonderfully arrogant, immature AI character. This is a film that has a huge fan following and adds to the franchise phenomenally. It is again, one of the highest-grossing films for its cinematic quality and thematic excellence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmeOjFno6Do

4. Furious 7

This is the seventh installment of the adrenaline-fueled Fast & Furious franchise. For a series of films that has been a continual escalation in physics-defying stunts, Furious 7 takes it to an entirely new level. The result is a fun, thrilling daring cinematic experience. The chemistry between the cast is undeniable, and it’s easy to see how much everyone involved enjoys themselves. All these factors make the film one of the highest-grossing films. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skpu5HaVkOc

5. The Lion King

This feels less like a more realistic version of the classic animated original. This is a film that needs no introduction. The story is so ingrained in generations of viewers that it has almost become like a story you cannot forget. It’s a classic of performance and sensation. The popularity of the story also has made it an audience favorite, making it a film that grossed incredible amounts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TavVZMewpY

6. Jurassic World

Lovable giants, children, graphics, and a wonderful storyline – this is a film that is iconic in all respects. It is a film that has been etched in the hearts of the viewers and it has been fascinating us for the way it was executed. The world it builds is amazing, and it has led the film to do very well at the box office, making it one of the top grossers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFinNxS5KN4

7. Avengers: Infinity War

There is no need to introduce any movie in this franchise. The film has fans raving and excited for it the world over. It is a film that has made a deep impact on the franchise and has brought quite a lot to the table for it. Performances, music, and effects – everything came together so well that it has been a big hit with the theatrical figures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZfuNTqbHE8

8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This is a film that brings a lot to the table. The story, performances, and the incredible world-building have won quite a man’s fans for this film. It is aesthetic, and thrilling as it unfolds in ways that are captivating. The film delivers well and that is why it is on this list of highest-grossing films. It is so loved that it cannot be denied. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGbxmsDFVnE

9. Titanic

Almost 20 years after its theatrical debut, this is a film that is epic by all means. What starts off as a romance between two people who find each other suddenly becomes a disaster movie about the sinking of an iconic ship. Thrilling, moving, and haunting, the film stands out for all aesthetic aspects of it. The audience has loved this film and it is one of the most successful films at the box office. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUm88F3MEbQ&t=74s

10. Avatar

This is the second highest-grossing movie ever made. The film is modern mythmaking at its most foundational. The way the world in this film unfolds is incredibly sharp. The characters never feel alien because they are so relatable and grounded. The film attracted an audience of all age groups and was loved. That has made this film one of the benchmarks with respect to box office success. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ziBFh3V1aM
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Golden Globes 2021: Where To Watch The Nominated Movies

by Kaylen Summers

The award season is here and the nominations for the Golden Globes are announced. Here is where you can watch all the top nominated movies.

Mank

https://youtu.be/aSfX-nrg-lI

⌛2h 12m 📺Drama, Comedy

Nominated for: Best picture (drama), lead actor (drama), supporting actress, director, screenplay, and score.

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One Night in Miami

https://youtu.be/ZprXMxKg--w

⌛1h 54m 📺Drama

Nominated for: Supporting actor, director, and song.

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Over the Moon

https://youtu.be/cxlno7G65SQ

⌛1h 40m 📺Family, Musical

Nominated for: Best picture (animated).

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Palm Springs

https://youtu.be/CpBLtXduh_k

⌛1h 30m 📺Comedy, Rom-com

Nominated for: Best Picture (musical/comedy) and lead actor (musical/comedy)

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

https://youtu.be/ord7gP151vk

⌛1h 34m 📺Drama, Musical

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama), lead actor (drama)

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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

https://youtu.be/0Rsa4U8mqkw

⌛1h 36m 📺Comedy, Mockumentary

Nominated for: Best picture (musical/comedy), lead actress (musical/comedy), and lead actor (musical/comedy)

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Pieces of a Woman

https://youtu.be/1zLKbMAZNGI

⌛2h 06m 📺Drama

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama)

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Sound of Metal

https://youtu.be/VFOrGkAvjAE

⌛2h 10m 📺Drama, Music

Nominated for: Lead actor (drama)

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The Midnight Sky

https://youtu.be/DXUUqr3AFKs

⌛1h 58m 📺 Drama, Sci-fi

Nominated for: Score

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The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

https://youtu.be/USi-ppCfxEA

⌛2h 10m 📺 Drama, Music

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama), song

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

https://youtu.be/FVb6EdKDBfU

⌛2h 10m 📺Drama

Nominated for: Best picture (drama), supporting actor, director, screenplay, and song.

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Onward

https://youtu.be/SNWIOJYns38

⌛1h 43m 📺 Fantasy, Comedy

Nominated for: Best picture (animated)

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The Prom

https://youtu.be/TJ0jBNa6JUQ

⌛2h 12m 📺 Musical, Comedy

Nominated for: Best picture (musical/comedy), lead actor (musical/comedy)

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10 Movies to Watch If You Like Julia Roberts

by Kaylen Summers

Julia Roberts is an actor who has brought alive many unforgettable characters on screen. Here are some of her most amazing performances you should not miss:

Mother's Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BPr217zLps This is a feel-good comedy that celebrates the many different shapes of motherhood. In the movie, Roberts plays a mother who gives up her only child for adoption. She brings out very subtle ease in her performance and moves you with an intense, yet very precise expression of the role. She performs with conviction and even though this is an unconventional mother, in the end, she wins the heart of the viewer with her commitment to the character’s emotions.

Valentine's Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K45RdE2qlk This is a holiday movie that follows different characters as they find love in different forms on Valentine's Day. Roberts plays a character who finds love in a long conversation with a handsome businessman on a flight. In the end, it turns out to be something much different from what we may expect. She performs with a very removed kind of involvement which really underlines the complex emotions of the character.

Mary Reilly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jb87JTGoMg This is a horror film in which Julia Roberts played the lead. This is the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde told from the perspective of the housekeeper played by Roberts. She harbors a secret infatuation with the doctor. The film is gripping and her performance elevates the mood of the film with her solid performance. Se exhibits a vulnerability that adds a lot of gravity to the entire film, as well as brings out her sharp eye for detail in acting.

Mona Lisa Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqexVyd_ybI Set in the 1950s, this is the story of an art teacher played by Roberts. Her character is one who encourages her classroom of conservative girls to open their minds up to art and expression. The film itself is relevant for its socio-political context. Roberts delivers a performance that drives the narrative home with sharpness. She is very matter-of-fact and also tenders in the way she holds her students by the hand into newer horizons of expression.

Eat Pray Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjay5vgIwt4 This is a film that's inspired by a bestselling book of the same title. It tells the story of a newly divorced woman who embarks on a solo-travel journey around the world to better understand herself. Roberts plays the character with an understanding of all its nuances. She is relatable and extremely lovable on screen. Her performance makes the character feel personal, a thing only brilliant actors can make the viewer feel.

Stepmom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNUu1d7i26g This is a family drama with a heart in which Roberts played a role that comes across as a bit negative in the beginning. She plays the girlfriend of a man who is divorced from his wife and has three kids. The wife is then diagnosed with cancer, and Roberts steps into a bond with the children and helps the family to brace through this difficult phase. She performs so well that by the end of the film, she wins your heart.

Runaway Bride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOmwh43Kr34 Roberts plays a famously indecisive woman in this film. She then becomes the subject of a journalist's latest piece after running away from her third wedding. Her portrayal of a woman who has trouble making long-term decisions is very relatable and strikes a chord with the viewer. She is effortless in her confusions which really lifts the story into something entertaining.

Conspiracy Theory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adYGUai7PNc This is an intense film in which Roberts delivers yet another memorable performance. She plays an attorney who becomes involved with a paranoid taxi driver while trying to solve her father's murder. She is very self-affirmative and that makes you truly believe in her character. She knows all the nuances of her role, which comes through in compelling ways. Her performance is something that really holds together the film.

Pretty Woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EBAVoN8L_U There can be no list of Julia Roberts’ performances without mentioning Vivan Ward, her character in Pretty Woman. She plays a sex worker who unexpectedly finds herself in new territory when she meets a corporate businessman who wants her to be his client for the next week. Complications ensue when the pair ponder if they could ever be a real couple outside of their hotel room. Roberts is known for this role because she has delivered an exceptional performance. She is tender, bold, sure, and confused all at once in this beautiful film with a layered storyline.

August: Osage County

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hd_uO72h1s This is a film that earned Roberts an Oscar nomination. The story focuses on a group of women who return to see their mother who subjects them to harsh criticism after the demise of their father. Among the daughters, Roberts plays the oldest and most willing to challenge her mother's brutal honesty. She exhibits a mature, well-grounded performance which is one of the high points of the film. Years later, she is still the same solid performer, only better with time and films.
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10 Inspiring Films About Strong Women

by Kaylen Summers

Strong women may fight harder battles, but what makes them inspiring is how they push through and come out as examples for everyone. Here are some films with strong female characters that you must not miss:

The Devil Wears Prada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZOZwUQKu3E This is a film with two great female leads. It focuses on a girl dreaming to become a journalist and lands a job as an assistant to the demanding editor-in-chief of a major fashion magazine in New York City. Meryl Streep shines as the difficult and demanding editor whereas Anne Hathaway juggles her role as the bewildered assistant with a wild sense of conviction. This film is definitely a great watch that inspires.

Brave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEHWDA_6e3M This is an animated film about a skilled archer named Merida who chooses her own path in life, defying the powerful Scottish clans and their leaders. She goes to a recluse for advice, who not only refuses to help but imposes a dangerous spell on Merida. This young princess then emerges strong and relies on her own bravery to break the powerful curse. This film is a lovely, inspiring film about a young girl’s journey from strength to strength.

Mamma Mia!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RBNHdG35WY This is a story about a young girl named who is going to get married. She dreams of a traditional wedding ceremony, and she wants nothing more than her father to give her away at the altar. The problem is that she doesn’t know who her father is, since her mother has not ever mentioned him. The film has many moments of mother-daughter bonding and conflicts which bring out their strengths and vulnerabilities.

The Hunger Games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfmrPu43DF8 This is part of one of the most successful film trilogies in the history of cinema, starring Jennifer Lawrence. The film tells the story of a girl whose life quickly turned into a struggle for survival. The character is strong-willed, determined and so kickass that you cannot help but fall in love with her zest for life. This is yet another lovely female character we cannot forget.

Salt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ40WlshNwU In this movie, Angelina Jolie plays a CIA agent who somehow manages to avoid prison after she’s accused of being a Russian spy. She now tries to clear her name out of these accusations and start clean. The film is anchored on her character that is edgy, agile, and has some really deep-seated emotional variations. This character is again, another unforgettable female lead in contemporary cinema.

Black Swan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jaI1XOB-bs This is a phenomenal film that is considered a classic. The plot revolves around a prima ballet dancer who competes with a new rival for leading roles. With performance day coming closer, the level of competitive intrigue becomes higher and higher. Natalie Portman and Vincent Cassel are magnificent in their lead roles as ambitious, flawed, and extremely relatable women who are pitted against each other. The film offers a lot of inner strength that is brought through these splendid women characters.

Malena

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxqUoUvNBXY This is an iconic film with Monica Bellucci playing Malena, a beautiful widow who is the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. The women keep spreading dirty rumors about Malena, and the men keep dreaming of her. A stunning combination of femininity and strength possessed by the female lead makes this film brilliant. It is a reminder of how difficult it is for a woman to navigate life. It also shows how capable this woman is to retain her personality against all odds.

Frida

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOUzQYqba4Y This is a biopic of the Mexican painter and icon Frida Kahlo. Salma Hayek plays the lead in this really intense film that showcases her outstanding professional achievements and reveals her true life story. Frida was fire, and the film brings out all her nuanced intensities very well. She is not only an inspiration to artists but also all women because of how she navigated life even in the face of medical and emotional turbulences.

Kill Bill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kSuas6mRpk At a wedding ceremony, a pregnant bride, who is also an assassin whose code name is Black Mamba, is shot and seriously wounded by a man, named Bill. The bullet hits her in the head but doesn’t kill her. After being in a coma for four years, the bride awakens, eager to find people who betrayed her. This is a brilliant two-part film about the central female lead who plots her revenge. Uma Thurman plays the character and is so amazing that many scenes in the film will make you want to clap and salute this woman.

Juno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0SKf0K3bxg Juno is a high school student who discovers that she’s pregnant. The girl finds a couple who wish to adopt her unborn child. Being so young, she must find answers to difficult questions. The film is about how she navigates such an intense, confusing predicament and arrives at a decision. Juno is a film that really moves you with its subtle, charming intensity. The character is self-aware even at a young age, making her an inspiration for women. A lot of scenes etch the conflicts of being a young woman and in the end, it all becomes so inspiring.
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10 Best Forgotten Classics of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Films offer great insights into the world and our own selves. Classic films remain timeless because they truly open viewers into new horizons of thought and aesthetics. Here are some forgotten gems that will transport you into different worlds with their beauty and brilliance:

Under The Skin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w8sScb8pu4 This is a visceral and moving exploration of grief about a young woman whose mother's death prompts a breakdown of sorts. With every element of the film, performance to the visuals as well as the soundtrack, the filmmaker elevates the story into a very intense experience. This is a classic that is grossly underrated and quite forgotten.

The Front Page

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Da8eGVKJ1g This is a milestone work in every sense with its fast, wise-cracking dialogue and rapid editing. This is the story of the newspaper industry focusing on a suave, double-crossing editor and his star reporter. The film is an engaging take on the workings of journalism and news. It is more than worth a watch for its making and theme.

Ace In The Hole

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Gsv5p5GdY This is a cynical film about mass hysteria and the yellow press with stunning performances. It focuses on an unscrupulous journalist exploiting a local tragedy to get back into the big league. The film dives deep into the nuances of how people consume news, and how reporters work around news items to create impact. This is a true gem of a classic film that is criminally underrated.

The Beaver Trilogy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaEYXVGHxyU This is an experimental film set in Beaver, Utah, in the 1980s. It is the story of a man who has a penchant for impersonating famous personalities. The story is unconventional and twisted in its own ways. It is one of those films that will take you along with it and then get deep under your skin with each scene and setting. This is a forgotten classic that deserves more attention that it has received.

Top Secret

This is a comic masterpiece that spoofs WWII movies with both affection and visual wit. It focuses on the life of Nick, a handsome American, and a rock and roll singer. He falls in love with Hillary, a beautiful heroine and helps her rescue her father. The film displays a brilliant sense of wit and intelligence. It is worth a watch and a film that remains underappreciated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSKSLmMGQ3I

Bamboozled

This is Spike Lee's angriest, most savagely funny film. It is a media satire about a network's rating success with a show. This is a brave and striking film that speaks a lot about institutional racism and faux-liberal whites. The film has some really great music and superb tap dancing. It is an absolute delight to watch all these elements unfold on screen with such natural subtlety. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMZ6zp-3oGY

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

This is an eerie fable of incestuous urban horror. It follows a woman who wallows in sadness as she tries to succumb to the pain of holding a deadly, dirty secret. The music in this film is perhaps another character in itself. It creates an air of dread, grief, and terrible magic. This is one of the most powerful, passionate classics out there which is entirely forgotten and deserves to be watched more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9Ey1FQVIO8

Let's Scare Jessica To Death

This is a creepy and surreal ghost story. It focuses on a woman trying to start a new life in a remote village. She has previously spent time in a sanatorium in an attempt to cure her of her fascination with death. This is a very inventive take on horror films with a mix up that turns into something truly terrifying. It is a very interesting kind of horror movie that is creepy and also deep in its themes and making. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-NZTNwqKhI

The Low Down

This is a beautiful film that makes you question whether you can be young and carefree forever. In essence, the story is about the usual story - boy meets girl theme. But here, it's in north London and the boy's life undergoes a series of shifts as the relationship develops. The film was not well accepted when it came out, but it is a lovely, poetic film that is brilliant in the way it brings out deep emotions on screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yYblB0xkUk

A New Leaf

This is an entertaining story of an eccentric millionairess botanist who is trying to deal with the uncomfortable advances of an aging man. The film has a sense of sophisticated humor that focuses on the relationship of this odd couple. It is a film that was not too well received at the time of its release, but it is definitely a classic that deserves a watch for its edge and craft. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_NqzbyyIjI
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10 Best Shows on Amazon Prime To Watch This February 2021

by Kaylen Summers

With so many streaming platforms out there, you are never short of content to watch. There is one for every mood! Here are some really engrossing shows you can stream right away on Amazon Prime:

The Wilds

This is a series that revolves around a group of people who crash land on an island and something mysterious is in the offing. The group of teenage girls are en route to Hawaii for a women in power retreat when their plane crashes and they are stuck on a mysterious island. Little do they know that this is all part of a grander plan. The series explores survival, isolation and adventure, making it a very engaging watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUQ2vMSQf4M

Truth Seekers

This is an eight-episode series that follows a team of part-time paranormal investigators as they travel across the UK in search of evidence of the supernatural. It is also all fun and games with their homemade gadgets and comic antics, until they begin to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about extinction for the entire human race. The series ties together fun, science and horror into a neat storyline that is extremely entertaining. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg8b-ZIQ4e8

American Gods

Based on Neil Gaiman’s phenomenally successful book of the same title, this is an incredibly engrossing series. It tells the tale of fading old gods as they are replaced by new gods with specialities familiar to us 21st-century pilgrims. There are the God of technology and media; ones who have risen from our devotion to the world-wide-web and connectivity. Things get complicated as the plot moves further and you are in for a roll. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6HLeNl8DOs

The Boys

This is a brutally funny adaptation of Garth Ennis' comic book series. The hero of the story is a normal man whose partner is brutally murdered by a corporate Supe. Billy Butcher, who's also had his own run-in with the superpowered, has a vendetta, and he teams up with the reluctant Hughie. A few more other non-Supes join in the fun and form The Boys. It all gets really messy from then on, making the series a super fun watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcrNsIaQkb4

Good Omens

This the story of an antagonistic angel and a devilish demon who were present at the beginning of the universe. However, despite their obvious differences the two strike up a lasting friendship, and, when the time comes, to team up to prevent Armageddon. This show presents a whimsical world full of dry wit that you will come to love. The series overflows with irreverent humour and fascinating mythology, making it the perfect escape. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On0RbFjh8tI&t=6s

Tales from the Loop

This is an interesting story of a local town of people in Ohio live above "The Loop", a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe. The Loop makes the impossible possible, and each episode looks at the life of the people it affects. The series explores the lives of those who live above The Loop in compelling and thoughtful ways. The depictions of imaginative alternate realities through this unconventional narrative are beautifully brought out with some great writing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1htuNZp82Ck

The Tick

This is the story of The Tick, an invulnerable hero who fights crime and has a nervous, befuddled side-kick. When the villain returns, the pair must work together to save the city's citizens. This one's a joy to watch from start to end with its superhero antics and sense of humor. It is a very interesting take on vigilante justice and the ultimate victory of good over evil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvzxl0Ed_2Q&t=8s

Vikings

Similar to Game of Thrones, Vikings serves up a similar amount of blood-drenched violence and edge. The series follows a lowly farmer who becomes a respected warrior after years of sailing the seas of Europe, along with his wives and kin, in search of vulnerable countries to ransack. The story itself is amazing, and along with its glorious production design, you’ll be drawn in and unable to stop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GgxinPwAGc

Catastrophe

This is a fun series about two first time parents. They are both from different countries and don’t really know each other that well. Their efforts to stay together after they discover they’re pregnant are what drive the series into hilarity and, at times, heartache. The story is hugely relatable and humorous with good laughs, memorable moments and some extremely amazing performances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHkVZYK0rpQ

The Man in the High Castle

This is an alternate historic fiction series that imagines a new kind of world. The world no longer looks the same. Under Nazi rule the sprawling North American continent has been divided into three territories, and it's inside those borders that this gripping story of a small Resistance group unravels. It makes for such compulsive viewing because it bears so many relatable moments from our current world that tie together well with its critique of politics and historic events. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzayf9GpXCI
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10 Weird Horror Films That Give You The Creeps

by Kaylen Summers

Are you a curious moviegoer who loves to watch creepy, weird horror films with twisted plots? Here, we have some recommendations for you, brave heart!

The Lords of Salem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y606RoSur8o This is a creepy, terrifying film that focuses on a young woman residing in an apartment building. She is chosen by a coven of witches to carry the devil’s spawn. The film packs some extravagant static shots that exude a menacingly beautiful quality. The shots of long foreboding corridors, doors leading to other realms, and grand buildings representing hell bring to mind several moments of absolute, cold horror. Watch it if you like visual, visceral horror.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjdf6DSHdM4 This is the sequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It is an absurd black comedy horror film with a relentless sense of nightmare. The characters are so deranged that they have their own demented sense of justice. Their wild eyes and dual wield chainsaw attack, elevates an already crazy film into a carnival of the bizarre.

The Beyond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef0oH3ZizfI This is a film in which violence is combined with the bizarre and grotesque. With only an extremely basic storyline to tie these gory images together, this film poses a unique combination of trash aesthetics and dreamlike surrealism to create a zombie epic. Combining such audaciously gruesome images as tarantulas eating a man’s face with illogical, hallucinatory nightmare visions, the film immerses the viewer in a terrifying dreamscape.

In the Mouth of Madness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlugldzO9zY One of the most underrated horror films of the 1990s, this is a film that manages to bring to the screen intangible, indescribable horrors. What begins as frightening dreams and strange occurrences turns into an inescapable nightmare where the simple act of reading a book can bring about the end of the world. Adding an extra layer of weirdness, the film also blurs dreams and reality, fact and fiction, film and reality to shocking effect.

Evil Dead II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lM3NPeEG24 This film follows a secluded protagonist battling demons in a cabin. It takes everything that is nasty and horrifying about so-called serious horror and plays it for laughs, exposing the inherent silliness that lies at the heart of even the most hardcore of nightmares. This can clearly be seen in the film’s transformation of the hero into a bumbling fool, blood that becomes a cartoon green liquid, and a severed hand made into a little tyrant. As he begins to realize how ridiculous his predicament has become, he can’t help but laugh, and neither can you.

The Old Dark House

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP5YcaeELuY This was one of the first films to focus on a demented family of weird individuals. The film centers on the Femm family; encompassing a violent mute butler, the camp, an exceedingly eccentric Horace Femm, his religious, aging obsessed sister, their ancient bed-ridden father, and the maniacal pyromaniac kept locked upstairs. When a rainstorm forces a group of travelers to seek refuge in the old dark house, they are forced to spend the evening getting to know some of the strangest characters in horror cinema history.

Suspiria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPs2ExUL_bc This is a film that showcases the absolute peak of surreal Italian horror cinema. In the film, the plot is unimportant, it is merely a tool with which images of beautiful brutality, eye-catching visuals, and bombastic sounds are threaded together. The effect of the overall cinematic experience is most important in this kind of filmmaking, and this film totally delivers.

Phantasm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIRVOepV9Ik This is a horror film that blends dreamy visuals and fantastical imagery. It is punctuated by jolting nightmare visions of zombie dwarfs, killer flying spheres, and a menacing Tall Man. The realm of dreams and reality blur into one unfathomable whole, making this a difficult film to decipher as it is often impossible to tell what is a dream and what is reality. The focus is on the images and less on the storyline, but even then, revealing anything will take away the creeps.

The House by the Cemetery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvCNDTtcgZ0 This is a film about The Boyle family who relocates to a mansion near Boston to enable their father to conduct some research. But the son starts seeing the ghost of a girl and discovers the basement's sinister secret. While scenes such as a shop window dummy’s head falling off and bleeding lend the film an indecipherable sense of intrigue, violent images of knives penetrating skulls fulfill the grossness quota. It is this melding of the uncanny and intangible that makes the film such a uniquely strange viewing experience.

The Car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6-yVoJTCo8 This isn’t an inherently weird film, but it is a solid, cult movie with thrilling action sequences and commendable performances. The film has a completely ridiculous premise of a driverless demonic car terrorizing a small desert community. There is a great deal of fun to be had if you are willing to embrace the film’s outlandish premise and simply go along with the ride. The best thing about the film is the car itself; an indestructible, customized 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III with a demonic visage and memorably menacing horn. The car is an iconic movie monster in its own right.
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10 Best Dramas to Watch on HBO Max this February 2021

by Kaylen Summers

Looking to watch some amazing content this February 2021? We have got some great recommendations for you here. Check out these films you can stream right away on HBO Max:

Breaking the Waves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHqZh-9AiCs This is a gripping, intense drama that follows a woman whose immobilized husband asks her to have physical relationships with other men. It sounds very unconventional, sure. But what the film brings forth is a very layered, beautiful story of two individuals who love each other in unconventional, accepting ways. The film was a groundbreaking one in terms of the genre as it handled a plot that could slip up extremely well.

Brief Encounter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPZyNzSrm2Y This is a romantic drama that is very layered and moving. It focuses on two people who meet at a train station in England and begin a relationship that can never be because they are both married. The sense of longing and impossible happiness resonates in every dialogue and frame. The characters are very well written and they have a rare sense of honesty that intensifies the dramatic nuance of the film with each scene. This is a lovely, devastating and worthy watch.

Casablanca

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkL9l7qovsE&t=7s There is a reason this drama is still being quoted and referenced almost 80 years after its release. It is because this film stands the test of great writing, filming and performances. It is the story of a bar owner through whose town his ex-lover and husband are passing to move out of the country, undercover. The plot is tense with a looming war and also the intense longings of the ex-lovers who meet at such an unfortunate time.

Citizen Kane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dxh3lwdOFw This is yet another gripping drama that is more than worth a watch. It follows the story of a publishing tycoon. He dies under confusing circumstances, and an exploration of his dying words reveals some conflicting details about his scandalous life. The plot thickens from there on, taking the viewer for a really intense, dramatic ride. Watch this cult classic film if you have not already.

Cleo from 5 to 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRR0_VJFqwg This is director Agnes Varda’s best film ever, though you can never go wrong with any of her films. It is the story of a pop star who has a few hours before her biopsy results come in. Meanwhile, she wanders and bumps into a soldier and then the plot becomes invested in their relationship and her own relationship with her body. This film is a gem and a cult classic which is definitely something you must watch.

Dead Man Walking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-tLJ-OXN9I This is an intense drama about a woman whose life gets changed through relationships she forms with prisoners on death row. It’s a searing drama that’s grounded by incredible performances. It explores the justice system, the nuances of how justice comes across as a theme, and also how we respond to crime and tragedy as a society. It is a film that has so much to offer and says it all with so little.

Dog Day Afternoon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne6KMHLTvik This is a crime drama that is one you must not miss. It follows a man who plans to rob a bank to help his lover. The whole thing then spirals into a situation where he is forced to take hostages and it only gets messier as it progresses. It is a layered film that explores crime, emotions, and general themes of justice through a plot that is packed with great writing and performances.

In the Mood for Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWVDZ98AFhI One of the best films ever made, Wong Kar-Wai’s 2000 drama is the story of a man and a woman who form a delicate relationship of glances and brief touches but can never fulfill their passion. Set in 1962 Hong Kong, the film is filled with color, longing, and regret. The film is like a dream on screen.

The Invisible Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFtbiFgaAiM This is a drama with a horror element throughout. This is the story of a man who figures out how to become invisible. It then spirals into how he becomes a possessive, toxic man. This is a plot that is absolutely brilliant in its critique of gender roles and it delivers these complex themes wrapped in a great screenplay. The performances are also absolutely amazing. Watch this for a very intense experience.

Mystic River

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7NktJhrRYQ This is a crime drama that has some of the best moments in cinema. It is the story of a police officer who investigates the murder of a young teenager. The course of his investigation leads him to another murder mystery that happened 25 years ago. The film is absolutely thrilling and intense with its subtle drama and solid performances.
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10 Best Shows on Amazon Prime To Watch This February 2021

by Kaylen Summers

With so many streaming platforms out there, you are never short of content to watch. There is one for every mood! Here are some really engrossing shows you can stream right away on Amazon Prime:

1. The Wilds

This is a series that revolves around a group of people who crash land on an island and something mysterious is in the offing. The group of teenage girls are en route to Hawaii for a women in power retreat when their plane crashes and they are stuck on a mysterious island. Little do they know, that this is all part of a grander plan. The series explores survival, isolation and adventure, making it a very engaging watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUQ2vMSQf4M

2. Truth Seekers

This is an eight-episode series that follows a team of part-time paranormal investigators as they travel across the UK in search of evidence of the supernatural. It is also all fun and games with their homemade gadgets and comic antics until they begin to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about extinction for the entire human race. The series ties together fun, science and horror into a neat storyline that is extremely entertaining. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg8b-ZIQ4e8

3. American Gods

Based on Neil Gaiman’s phenomenally successful book of the same title, this is an incredibly engrossing series. It tells the tale of fading old gods as they are replaced by new gods with specialities familiar to us 21st-century pilgrims. There are the God of technology and media; ones who have risen from our devotion to the world-wide-web and connectivity. Things get complicated as the plot moves further and you are in for a roll. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6HLeNl8DOs

4. The Boys

This is a brutally funny adaptation of Garth Ennis' comic book series. The hero of the story is a normal man whose partner is brutally murdered by a corporate Supe. Billy Butcher, who's also had his own run-in with the superpowered, has a vendetta, and he teams up with the reluctant Hughie. A few more other non-Supes join in the fun and form The Boys. It all gets really messy from then on, making the series a super fun watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcrNsIaQkb4

5. Good Omens

This the story of an antagonistic angel and a devilish demon who were present at the beginning of the universe. However, despite their obvious differences the two strike up a lasting friendship, and, when the time comes, to team up to prevent Armageddon. This show presents a whimsical world full of dry wit that you will come to love. The series overflows with irreverent humour and fascinating mythology, making it the perfect escape. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On0RbFjh8tI&t=6s

6. Tales from the Loop

This is an interesting story of a local town of people in Ohio live above "The Loop", a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe. The Loop makes the impossible possible, and each episode looks at the life of the people it affects. The series explores the lives of those who live above The Loop in compelling and thoughtful ways. The depictions of imaginative alternate realities through this unconventional narrative are beautifully brought out with some great writing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1htuNZp82Ck

7. The Tick

This is the story of The Tick, an invulnerable hero who fights crime and has a nervous, befuddled side-kick. When the villain returns, the pair must work together to save the city's citizens. This one's a joy to watch from start to end with its superhero antics and sense of humour. It is a very interesting take on vigilante justice and the ultimate victory of good over evil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvzxl0Ed_2Q&t=8s

8. Vikings

Similar to Game of Thrones, Vikings serves up a similar amount of blood-drenched violence and edge. The series follows a lowly farmer who becomes a respected warrior after years of sailing the seas of Europe, along with his wives and kin, in search of vulnerable countries to ransack. The story itself is amazing, and along with its glorious production design, you’ll be drawn in and unable to stop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GgxinPwAGc

9. Catastrophe

This is a fun series about two first time parents. They are both from different countries and don’t really know each other that well. Their efforts to stay together after they discover they’re pregnant are what drive the series into hilarity and, at times, heartache. The story is hugely relatable and humorous with good laughs, memorable moments and some extremely amazing performances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHkVZYK0rpQ

10. The Man in the High Castle

This is an alternate historic fiction series that imagines a new kind of world. The world no longer looks the same. Under Nazi rule the sprawling North American continent has been divided into three territories, and it's inside those borders that this gripping story of a small Resistance group unravels. It makes for such compulsive viewing because it bears so many relatable moments from our current world that tie together well with its critique of politics and historic events. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzayf9GpXCI
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10 Dark Noir Movies Every Film Buff Must Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Noir movies are known for their genre-bending themes and stylish presentation. It is a genre that delights every film lover who looks to explore different kinds of storytelling. Here are some of the darkest noir films you must not miss:

Ace in the Hole

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Gsv5p5GdY The is the story of a reporter who has to run out of New York because of a scandal. Attempting to rebuild his career, he takes up work for a local paper in New Mexico. He then stumbles upon an amateur archaeologist trapped in a cave and successfully turns the rescue operation into a national sensation. This film is incredibly dark and represents the genre at its best.

Criss Cross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCi2zPpI644 This film follows a luckless man, hopelessly in love with his femme fatale ex-girlfriend. After tracking her down to Los Angeles, only to discover she has become a gangster’s muse, he masterminds a robbery of the firm where he works just to be near her. When the heist succeeds, he rips off the gang, only to be ripped off by the said gangster. The film is dark and compulsive from beginning to end.  

The Face Behind the Mask

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DouMwOe3LhU This is an edgy film that tells the story of a friendly immigrant watchmaker who is disfigured in a blaze, mere hours after his arrival in New York. He then dons a sinister white mask and turns to organized crime, whilst courting the affections of a beautiful, blind woman. When he attempts to retire from the criminal life, his gang tries to assassinate him, killing his new love in the process. The film has a plot that is doomed from the start, making it dark and devastating. But it is a thrilling kind of darkness which you will enjoy.

I Wake Up Screaming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bJHmw_voJU This pulpy murder mystery follows a wisecracking publicist, falsely accused of killing his most recent discovery, a waitress-turned-singer. Together with her sister he searches for the real killer whilst being hounded by a seemingly deranged police detective. The story gets more and more complex with each event and it is a narrative that explores the dark noir genre of its full potential.

Ladies in Retirement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRXCWlSvuMg A very different Gothic melodrama, this film is very representative of the dark noir genre. It follows a spinster companion to a retired actress in her secluded country home. After the actress’s two mentally-ill sisters arrive for an indefinite stay, their antics upset her, and the plot spirals into a mad frenzy of dark events leading up to the climax. This is a truly intense film that is quite hard to digest, but totally worth it.

Asphalt Jungle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXrP6Uo4nUI This is the story of a heist gone wrong after a stray bullet hits one of the main characters. There is a unique blend of off killer compositions, unconventional camera angles, high-contrast lighting, and creative sound design. The film taps into noir cinema’s overwhelming sense of fatalism and as the film build to its tense, tragic, and darkly comical finale, it emerges as an intense tale of fatal incidents. This is really dark stuff, so be on your watch!

Brighton Rock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_TYGRChCn4 This is a film with the most terrifying, sociopathic villain in all of noir. It focuses on a violent gang leader, a really innocent girl he marries, and an investigator studying a murder her committed. The film is deep and dark and digs into the layers of crime, intimacy, and thrill. It is a story that is quite upsetting because of how so many things don’t work out. All the chaos ultimately culminates into something really intriguing, and it is worth the time.

One False Move

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP-4dGY2gYc This is a film that offers a picture of regional division and segregation still powerfully evident in America. It sees violence as the common denominator between blue and red states. The story sets off with a mixed-race outlaw, her psycho of a boyfriend, and his sadistic spectacled accomplice murdering six Angelinos to get their hands on a large stash of cocaine. The story spirals from then on and takes many frenzied turns to become what it is in the end. It has its dark moments and they do really get under the skin.

Caught

This is a sophisticated film about a woman who is trapped, even before she catches the eye of a psychotic thug who’s also a brilliant businessman. She then gets stuck between two modes of prostitution: literally posing at the department store that pays her practically nothing, or figuratively posing at her captor’s mansion for luxury beyond her imagination. The film explores the politics of sex and how women often are objectified with no redemption. It is a bold film with a deep dark narrative that is definitely worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbyAexX0YVU

While the City Sleeps

This is a dark, cynical film about journalism and its nuanced problems. The film’s killer is a sexually repressed person who feeds his murderous rage through violence. The film also puts focus on a media empire divided by a mogul among three subordinates who war with each other for a top position at the paper. As each journo tries to find the killer, the company loses sight of its civic responsibility. Executives are even willing to dangle their own employees as bait for the killer, and the film is weirdly upsetting at most places, to say the least. What makes it worthy of watching is its brilliant critique of society and depiction of crime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HexzEg3cxJY
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10 Unforgettable Movie Characters of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Some characters from movies stay with us, even after we have watched the films. The writing and performances are so moving that they live in the minds of the viewers forever. Here are some unforgettable movie characters from amazing movies of all time:

Amelie Poulain

Movie: Amelie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUECWi5pX7o This is one of the most lovable characters in movie history. The film is the titular character’s whimsical world which is beautiful and could make even the grumpiest person crack a smile. She is everything good about the world. Amelie will give you hope that the world is still a good place, and that is what makes this film and character unforgettable.

John Wick

Movies: John Wick franchise

The role of John Wick is the ultimate action achievement in the career of Keanu Reeves, which is certainly unforgettable. The moments that this character has created on-screen are so moving and absolutely edgy that it is one of the most loved, revered characters of all time. Reeves owns the role like it is where he belongs, making this film even more memorable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0BMx-qxsP4

Captain Jack Sparrow

Movies: Pirates of the Caribbean franchise

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow is yet another absolutely unforgettable character of contemporary cinema. It is iconic to see him in all his glory for the first time in "Dead Man's Chest." Then on, he delivers a performance that is theatrical and nuanced all at once. He is an important element of the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozk0-RHXtFw

Hans Landa

Movie: Inglourious Basterds

Inglorious Basterds is a lovable mess of a movie. But the ruler of all that chaos is Christoph Waltz's ruthless character, Hans Landa. A sociopath who is unhinged and so damn brilliant, the character is hilarious and haunting all at once. This is one of the most iconic on-screen roles an actor can portray and Waltz has outdone himself, etching the character in the minds of film lovers forever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnrRy6kSFF0  

Batman

Movies: The Batman trilogy

Christian Bale is the ultimate Batman with the ultimate story behind him. Bruce Wayne has been done before by several actors. But Bale perfects the brooding nature of the character in its Dark Knight form. He lands everything right in his performance of this reluctant hero, a character the world loves and needs. Nothing is more memorable than Bale in his Batman attire, setting out to save Gotham! It sure is a character that will live on forever until there are films and filmgoers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neY2xVmOfUM

Anton Chigurh

Movie: No Country for Old Men

This is a character that is unforgettable for how terrifying he is. The horror of Anton Chigurh lies in his simplicity. He's an old-school guy who is willing to decide your fate on a coin toss. There's no reasoning with him or digging deeper. Javier Bardem has performed the character with such tightness that it is hard to think he is not real. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnwNuG1ayno

Dory

Movies: Finding Nemo, Finding Dory

Dory was always the character from "Finding Nemo" that demanded a spinoff. Her mantra of "keep swimming" isn't much more than just a feel-good dialogue. It speaks to you from a very deep place in the heart. The circumstances and the lovable creation of this character make it iconic and extremely unforgettable. You cannot think of Dory without feeling a slight, happy pinch in your heart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tkLUap7oGQ

Gollum

Movies: The Lord of the Rings franchise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V75dMMIW2B4 There is no character in "The Lord of the Rings" franchise with a more engrossing backstory than Gollum. He represents the horrors the ring is capable of. His lust for it turned him into a monster you can't help but feel sorry for. He's everything we don't want Frodo to become. This character is memorable for all its complexities which we love to sometimes hate.

Regina George

Movie: Mean Girls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDU84nmSDZY On the surface, Regina George is a character we've all met before -- the popular girl who cares about no one but herself. But the character then loses her masks and becomes so human that it is what makes her so memorable. Rachel McAdams brings forth edginess and vulnerability to the character like none other. This is sure a character that is unforgettable for all the layers it has.

Harry Potter

Movies: Harry Potter franchise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyHV0BRtdxo There are several characters from the "Harry Potter" franchise you could put on this list. In the end, it always comes back to Harry, the childhood wizard we're willing to watch grow to his potential over the course of eight movies. Daniel Radcliffe plays Harry and his journey over the years so relatably well that Potter has become one of pop culture’s undeniable, unforgettable heroes of all times.
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10 Weird Movies to Watch on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

There are diverse kinds of movies out there. We may be used to the popular ones that follow the rules. But there are different films out there as well, which are worth the time. Here are some weird films you can watch on Amazon Prime:

1. Dust Nuggets

This is a film about an ambitious manager sending the rock band she oversees straight to the top of the stardom. Her secret weapon is a children’s book that has all of the instructions she’ll need. The entire story is told as she lies in an overdose-induced coma, and the plot is full of such layers that lift the story emotionally and craft-wise. The performances are stunning, with well-written dialogues and great music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZzWbleVa5M

2. Blue Velvet

This is a really innovative, menacing film by ace director David Lynch. The story focuses on the protagonist who takes a trip back to visit his sick father and stumbles into a world he never knew existed in the town he grew up. The performance is delightful and brings out all the madness of the writing. The film is a cult classic and often finds space in almost all lists showcasing weird movies. If you manage to stick through it, you will be surprised and taken aback. https://youtu.be/k_BybDB_phY

3. The Lighthouse

This is an insane tale of insanity, isolation, and seagulls. It is difficult to describe the plot without spilling the surprises out. It is a film that delves so deep into your mind and emotional landscape that it is quite unbelievable how it slowly does it. The film showcases the power of storytelling, and the potential of a film to show us the unreal while making it feel real. Watch this film, but make sure you do not give away anything to those who have not! https://youtu.be/42_UHhpq530

4. Suspiria

This is the story of an American dancer who starts to figure things out for herself. Visually stunning and absolutely intense, this movie is so wild that not only did one actor play three different roles, but it is complete with great prosthetics and techniques to enable it. The story is crazy, and when we say that, it is quite an understatement. Watch this film to be mesmerized and blown away by how far a plot can creep you out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY6QKRl56Ok&t=30s

5. Pi

This is a film by director Darren Aronovsky, who is known to get a bit wild with his filmography. This is a film that is a crucial gateway into the weird world he builds through his filmmaking. The story starts with a mathematician Max developing an obsession with the numerical sequence. The plot progresses and gets on into a space that is unpredictable. It is a menacing tale that is sure to make you wonder at its insanity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo18VIoR2xU

6. Midsommar

This is an intense film about how the psychological trauma of a person affects her partner. When they visit their friend's ancestral commune in an effort to mend things, it changes their lives forever. The film is immersive with its deep-running plot that has many layers. The performances complement the plot and elevate the story into a gripping, intriguing watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vnghdsjmd0

7. Hotel Artemis

This is a film that is wild and twisted. The film is an action-comedy which proves with its star-studded narrative that sometimes all it takes is a lot of gunplay, a water riot and a hotel full of criminals to kickstart the excitement. The actors are all stunning, and the story unfolds in a striking manner, making it quite unlike anything else we have seen on screen. The film is mad, but not in the sense that we are used to. It is contained, sinister, and extremely creepy. Watch it for a different experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqfuKsoEEms

8. Come To Daddy

Families can be pretty wild, even on their most mild-mannered days together. This is a story of a family reunion. What was supposed to be a reunion with his absent father turns into an insane night from hell for the protagonist. This proves to him once and for all that the pen truly is mightier than the sword, especially when it is dipped in something nasty. Did not get the reference? Watch the film to know! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PITkX6Ymqo

9. Overlord

This is a film that takes the concept of Nazi super-soldiers and turns it into something that feels pretty fresh in its execution. It is a film that spins a very done and dusted storyline to make it something fresh and exciting. It is a plot with quite many twists and turns. It is innovative and very engaging to watch. The performances also add to the texture of the film, with minimal effort, and deliver an incredible cinematic experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USPd0vX2sdc

10. The Boondock Saints

This film is the gold standard for wild independent filmmaking. The story revolves around the titular pair of brothers who set out to clean up the streets of their hometown after receiving visions from God. This is quite crazy, but the madness in the film is not even getting started here. What you are in for is a wild tale of absolutely weird occurrences that tie together stunningly in the end. The performances are spot-on, and the entire atmosphere of the film escalates the madness with each scene. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydXojYfCF3I
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10 Under-the-Radar Movies to Watch

by Kaylen Summers

There are films that sometimes go unnoticed when they release. This may happen for many reasons, but the good thing about the internet is that they are forever present so that we can revisit them at will. Here are some underrated films that deserve all your attention:

1. Locke

This is a small movie about a man who spends pretty much the whole movie in the car, driving somewhere and looking extremely stressed. On the way, he has a number of conversations with his kids, wife, boss, subordinate, and the imaginary ghost of his father in the backseat. The film is very innovative in its narrative, and the performances are absolutely stunning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyoO35P41YM

2. Empire Records

This movie opened to terrible reviews but has since become a cult classic. Centering around one epic day at a record store, each character brings something different to the table and storyline. The film has incredible catchphrases and some amazing everyday conversation. This is a film that is underrated, but deserves way more attention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvIsvZlk4GE

3. All I Wanna Do

Set in the '60s at an all-girls boarding school, this is the story of Odette, a bitter new student who forms friendships with three other ladies. After the school announces it's going co-ed, friendships are tested as they fight to save a school from the invasion of boys, while also helping each other achieve each other's goals. Watch this film for a great experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMM4oDqHyzU

4. Smokin' Aces

This is a fascinating fictional look at the world of professional killers. It is packed with famous actors who deliver incredible performances. It is a dramatic film with intense layers and absolutely amazing filmmaking. The film did not get the attention it deserves, and it is one that is surely worth a watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohhxbsp8Mss

5. That Thing You Do

Written, directed, and starring Tom Hanks, this fantastic film follows a band as they are propelled to stardom in the '60s. The film did not gain any momentum until much after it debuted. It is a film that combines great writing, acting, and absolutely memorable moments. The way it brings forth all the elements of the story is really worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs_h7YdIe_k

6. Better Off Dead

This is a dark comedy about a teen who has everything going against him—parents who don't care, a girlfriend who dumps him, and a little brother who is way cooler than he is. The story then goes on to show how he battles all these odds to come out with better insight and strengths. It is a film that definitely deserves more attention than it got. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdSavg_i_lw

7. Max

This is an innovative take on Hitler and his relationship with a Munich art dealer. It was criticized that this film may offend the feelings of the Holocaust survivors. But the narrative stays within lines and delivers an inventive perspective on the theme. It is a film that is worth your time for its novel storyline and performances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jrs7qk503Y

8. In a World

This is a lovable film about a vocal coach who competes against her own legendary voice actor father, as well as the current biggest voice actor in the game, to get a huge gig voicing the trailer for a big-budget movie. This is a film you will adore and want to watch over and over again. It is an endearing take on relationships, ambition and art. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiCwrjV06fI

9. Sunshine

This is a science fiction fantasy film set in a time when the sun is dying, and the Earth will too, as a result. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the sun and as they fail, a new team is sent seven years later as humankind's last hope. This film is at par with any other movie in the genre but does not have as much following or attention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veC25b8Vd2E

10. Near Dark

This is a horror film based on a farmer's son who ends up traveling with a group of vampires after the woman he's trying to seduce turns him in. This is a unique story that explores quite many layers of the story and the characters are very relatable, even though the premise is set in fantasy. It is a rare film that is engaging and deserving of your time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQxnVrg2TSQ
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10 Best Shows to Watch on Hulu in February 2021

by Kaylen Summers

Looking for some exciting shows to binge-watch this month? Here are some of our recommendations of content you can stream on Hulu:

Dollhouse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cINErID_yk This is a sci-fi and fantasy show which is quite underrated. It focuses on a small group of volunteers, who have their minds wiped clean and reprogrammed with personalities ranging from housewife to hitman in order to complete dangerous missions. But there happens a glitch when one of them starts to regain their sense of self and do not want to do this anymore. The series incorporated science, emotions, and a lot of different kinds of themes that are relatable and moving.

Woke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYt5HEabwvM This is a relevant show that speaks about the social context of weakness. It focuses on an African American cartoonist who is violently arrested by police due to racial profiling. He then begins seeing inanimate objects come to life in a similar style to his own drawings. They send him messages about his own predicaments like racism, misogyny, and white privilege. He thus feels that he has somehow been woken up to these realities and the show takes very interesting turns from thereon. This show is a gem, do not miss it.

The Terror

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjq7Gl_hhPY This is a historical chiller based on the historical fiction novel of the same name. It focuses on a fictionalized account of real-life explorer Captain John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic in 1845. The series imagines what happened to the crew on this fateful expedition, as they try to survive starvation and freezing temperatures. The series is well shot and quite desolate in many moments. But it is still worth a watch.

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptYpd7MS7-U This is a comedy-drama that follows a man who takes care of his sisters after the death of their father. Life quickly becomes complicated when he begins dating a new guy when one of his sisters becomes angsty, and the other deals with the reality of being an autistic teenager. The series has some really smart character writing and every character feels realistic. This is one of the bests shows on Hulu and is a must-watch.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1v_q6TWAL4 This is an exciting series that tells the story of a high school student by day, who is also a vampire killing machine by night. Through the narrative, the show touches on taboo topics such as depression, sexuality, drugs, and consent while marrying them to fantasy. Adulthood, supernatural challenges, and the complexity of real-life issues are all tied together well in this entertaining show that will not disappoint.

You’re The Worst

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_sxdO7M69Q This is one of the best romantic comedy series on Hulu right now. It follows two people - a lazy, vain PR executive and a self-serious writer. After sabotaging the wedding of an ex, they hook up and despite their efforts to keep their relationship strictly sexual, they begin to fall for each other and begin to give a healthy relationship a try. The show is funny, complex, and very endearing throughout. It is relatable and it is a show that you will instantly fall in love with.

The Handmaid's Tale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVLiDETfx1c Based on Margret Atwood’s book of the same name, this is a dystopian show about the nightmares of a world where women are exploited and cornered. Though difficult to watch sometimes, it is relevant and absolutely important to watch something like this. The execution, performances, and music all add to the eerie desolation of the world that is carefully built in the show.

Ramy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGyBTMe7afU This is the story of an average guy living in New Jersey, trying to figure out who he wants to be. What makes him different is that he’s Muslim, and trying to honor his religious values in the increasingly complicated world he lives in. The show examines spirituality and religion in a meaningful way, making it a good, important watch.

Catch-22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JARn16yojbQ An adaptation of the book of the same name, this is a limited series that brings an anti-war message to life. It focuses on a World War II bombardier who wants out of the war but finds himself in an impossible situation. The “Catch-22” law says that he can only leave the war if he’s deemed clinically insane. This is the central conflict of the story which then pans out in an edgy, sometimes comic way. The series is well made and intense, making it a good option to watch.

Broad City

This series follows two twenty-somethings living in New York City, who often get into various troubles. It perfectly captures the distinct voices of both, effectively defining a new generation of women who are brash and boldly themselves. This is an impressive show that critiques modern-day lives and also brings forth some really untold nuances of being new-age women in a big city. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC_xGWSkRKc
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10 Amazing Sci-Fi Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Science fiction is a genre that has immense possibilities. It combines so many elements that are hard to not love. Here are some of the best sci-fi movies to watch if you love the genre:

Her

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QRvTv_tpw0 This is a moving romantic drama set in a near-future L.A. It follows a lonely, introverted man who falls in love with an operating system. The story brings forth thought-provoking questions about humanity's modern relationship with technology and moves into a sentimental and relatable masterpiece of a film. This is a film that is unlike any in the genre with its edgy technological narrative and its underlying poetic nuance.

Edge of Tomorrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw61gCe2oqI This is a sci-fi action drama that takes place in an apocalyptic, alien-invaded world. It focuses on a military officer who is assigned to join an operation against the aliens and finds himself in a time loop that sends him back to the same battle every time he is killed. The irony and conflict of being in the same battle and getting killed again and again are where the complexity of the plot lies. This is a really captivating film that you will certainly enjoy.

Annihilation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89OP78l9oF0 This is a merging of sci-fi and psychological horror. The chilling, gripping film follows a group of scientists as they embark on a dangerous expedition into a mysterious zone of an alien presence called "The Shimmer." The result is an opening into a world that is visually stunning but eerily terrifying. The moments in the film are moving, sad and also extremely intriguing. There are plenty of scenes that will remain etched into your mind well after you've finished the movie.

Back to the Future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvsgGtivCgs This is one of the most iconic time travel films of all time, directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. It follows the time-traveling adventures of a high schooler and an eccentric scientist as they’re accidentally going back thirty years from the present time. The film has stood the test of time (see what we did there!) and has attained a cult classic status in the genre.

Interstellar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSWdZVtXT7E There can be no mention of science fiction without mentioning director Christopher Nolan. This is yet an epic sci-fi movie of his with a mind-bending story. It is about futuristic space exploration. The story follows a group of astronauts who embark on a dangerous mission to travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. The music by Hans Zimmerman is out of this world. Literally!

Source Code

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnJegNyAb1w This is a smart and action-packed sci-fi thriller about a U.S. Army pilot who discovers he's part of a simulated mission to find the identity of a bomber on a Chicago commuter train. The plot focuses on his exhilarating race against time to save lives. There are some compelling twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

2001: A Space Odyssey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LAi7l3iQuE This is undoubtedly the most influential sci-fi film of them all. Only a few movies are considered as legendary as this masterpiece by Stanley Kubrick. The film has taken generations of viewers on an epic trek through space and time and has been an undisputable masterclass in the making, writing, and execution. No more descriptions here, just watch it.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE-f1alkq9I This is an interesting film where sci-fi meets drama and romantic comedy. This genre-defying film is about a man who follows his ex-lover in undergoing an experimental procedure to erase his memories after a painful breakup. With the help of this inventive concept, the movie offers a heartfelt and imaginative look at relationships, loss, and heartache. The performances are beyond brilliant and the film is s thriving masterpiece.

Looper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iQuhsmtfHw This is a film for the fans of nail-biting action and thought-provoking time travel. The story follows a hired contract killer called a "looper”, whose job is to assassinate targets by sending them back into the past. But the looper himself must be killed in the same way in order to "close the loop." The film is an extremely intriguing take on life, death, and time travel. It also has some unforgettable action which only makes it better.

Contact

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q399v-pMG30 This is a gripping adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel of the same name. It focuses on a young astronomer who discovers a signal from outer space and is then chosen to make the first contact with the extra-terrestrials. The film is imaginative and thoughtful in its exploration of science and space, making it a nerdy and enjoyable watch for all.
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6 Upcoming Movies On Prime Video That You Don’t Want To Miss

by Kaylen Summers

Amazon Prime Video has a long list of exciting movies coming to their platform. Here are the top titles that you don't want to miss out on.

Coming 2 America

https://youtu.be/sY8gUtyeAKE After 33 years, Eddie Murphy's break-out comedy film, Coming to America is finally getting a sequel. The then African prince is now the king and he must find his son in America to take his throne and save the kingdom. However, just like Akeem, his son is also determined to live his own life and choose the partner that he wants to spend their life with.

Honest Thief

https://youtu.be/jG1X67vnYM0 One thing that we never grow tired of is watching Liam Nesson in an action movie and saying "I'm coming for you". Well, you can have both in the new movie Honest Thief. The beloved actor plays the role of a professional bank robber who wants to turn himself in and live an honest life with his new girlfriend. However, two crooked cops are trying to get away with the stolen money and now it is up to Liam's character to clear his name and bring his justice.

War Of Likes

https://youtu.be/oeqqaLOdk5k Raquel wants to advance her career in the world of publicity. He is looking to reunite with her high school friend Cecy who is a queen of social media. However, reuniting with friends is not as same as getting followers on social media. Directed by María Ripoll, this Mexican comedy is sure to tickle your funny bones.

Without Remorse

https://youtu.be/e-rw2cxFVLg John Clark aka Kelly is a navy seal. His wife was murdered and he seeks to take revenge against those who took his life away from him. However, on his path for vengeance, he realizes a greater conspiracy taking place in the background. For those who don't know, the action thriller is the origin story of the character John Clark which was created by the Tom Clancy who is famous for 'Jack Ryan'. Since Prime Video has already set up Jack Ryan, will we be seeing the two famous characters together in a Ryanverse?! Guess we will have to wait and find out.

Radioactive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT5g0U2WvQ0 The first and only woman to have won the Nobel Prize twice, Marie Curie is finally getting the biopic she deserves. The Polish physicist and Chemist is known for her theory of Radioactivity. Based on the graphic novel ‘Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie’, the movie follows her discovery of Polonium and Radium and also the scientific and romantic relationship she had with her husband Pierre Curie.

Smiley Face Killers

Male college students are mysteriously drowning on the California coast.  Jack who id struggling to keep his life together at school did not expect to find himself being stalked by a hooded figure driving an unarmed van. Will he be the next victim to end up dead on the shores.  Watch this movie to find out. https://youtu.be/UgM2HkdwBz4
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10 Best Korean Movies on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

When you think about movies with a different personality in terms of themes, presentation, and moods, Korean cinema always takes the cake. Here are some of the best Korean films you can watch on Netflix:

Psychokinesis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MClKJcS417g This is a film that tells the story of a father who goes to a great extent for the safety of his children. The central character of the film is a security guard who comes to know that his daughter has gotten into trouble with a construction company over her business. He then drinks water from a special mountain spring which gives him the superhuman ability of telekinesis, and with this newfound power that he goes on to fight for his child. This is an absolutely engaging, intense film that is a must-watch.

Revenger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5ISXzmxiMg If you are a lover of martial arts films this is for you. This is the story of a former police officer who is devasted after his family is brutally killed by criminals. He finds out that these criminals are presently locked up on a prison island, and thus he decides to get himself arrested and sent to the same prison. The film has several high-octane action scenes, and it is ab absolute treat for action lovers out there.

The Drug King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7fxfyixMRA This film is based on a true story depicting the life of a drug kingpin. The film serves as an eye-opening account of the drug trade that went on in the 1970s in South Korea, where a supply line thrived between Busan and Japan. The story packs a lot of characters and storylines. It is a very engaging, exciting watch.

26 Years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4kl_a8SDr0 This is a film based on the Gwangju massacre of 1980, when an open fire was ordered on civilians. The narrative recounts the horrors of the incident in the midst of the victims, 26 years after the incident took place. This is a story of revenge and determination. It is also interesting because of its historic reference and details.

The Prison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFoLR2ARyBY This is the story of a detective who, in a quest to bust the crime syndicates from within, gets arrested and lands up inside one of the most notorious prisons. He figures out that a crime lord inside the prison is giving the inmates directives to commit crimes and the prison authorities seem to turn a blind eye. What follows is how far he risks himself to out the nexus and fight for justice. The film is yet another example of stunning Korean film making and is quite a must-watch.

Pandora

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMsE1pRvYdc This is a very relatable story of a man who is worried about the conditions of the local nuclear power plant. Nobody seems to listen to his concerns but when an earthquake strikes, it severely damages the power plant and begins to spread panic. This is a story that is thrilling and also has many emotional moments about saving each other and sticking together against a disaster. The film will move you and also engage you throughout.

Okja

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjCebKn4iic This is the story of a pig that has been genetically engineered to be of massive size and to produce pork of the finest quality. Many such pigs were distributed by a company all over the world to farmers, and the one which turned out to be the best of the lot is the pig called Okja. Now when the company takes Okja away, her owner, a little girl decides to follow them and rescue Okja. The film is very well written and is sentimental and brilliant, to say the least.

Seoul Searching

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6jGNtql0YQ Based on true incidents, this film is set against the backdrop of the Korean War in the ’80s when the South Korean government started a program for non-resident Koreans to visit the country and learn a few things about their roots and the place where they actually belong to. The story focuses on four such residents who get to taste the first experience of their motherland. The film has many twists and turns and is a lovely watch which will not disappoint you.

The Chase

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qc-2MO003E This is a comedy-thriller murder mystery film about two old men – a moody homeowner and a washed-up detective – who are trying to solve a murder mystery from 30 years ago and catch a serial killer in the present who has been killing the elderly folk in a small town. The film takes enough time to set up the premise and characters and slowly builds on the thriller element. It is one of the most exciting, edgy thrillers you will watch.

High Society

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3-YFKCCocE This is a very interesting film about social classes and how people change with money. It follows a middle-class couple – a university professor with political ambitions and his art gallery curator wife – as they trade in their morals and ethics to get in with the exclusive rich people’s club. is a stylishly-made film with dramatic scenes that are supported well by great performances from the actors.
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Golden Globes 2021: Where To Watch The Nominated Movies

by Kaylen Summers

The nominations for the Golden Globes are announced. Here is where you can watch all the top nominated movies.

Mank

https://youtu.be/aSfX-nrg-lI

⌛2h 12m 📺Drama, Comedy

Nominated for: Best picture (drama), lead actor (drama), supporting actress, director, screenplay, and score.

It was David Fincher's late father Jack Fincher who originally wrote the screenplay for this movie. The biographical drama is about the screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. Directed by David Fincher, the movie follows the writer as he struggles to develop the screenplay for the iconic, cult-classic movie, Citizen Kane.

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One Night in Miami

https://youtu.be/ZprXMxKg--w ⌛1h 54m 📺Drama Nominated for: Supporting actor, director, and song. Directed by Regina King, One Night in Miami is about the fictionalized meeting where famous figures like Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke, and Malcolm X meet met in a room at the Hampton House to celebrate Ali's title win in 1964. The group goes on to their responsibility of being successful black men during the period of the civil rights movement. Watch now

Over the Moon

https://youtu.be/YaqfuqItAOw

⌛1h 40m 📺Family, Musical

Nominated for: Best picture (animated).

Fei Fei is a young girl who believes strongly that there is a goddess in the Moon named Chang'e who has taken the potion of immortality. The little has taken it as her quest to build a rocket to reach the moon and meet the mystical moon goddess.

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Palm Springs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpBLtXduh_k

⌛1h 30m 📺Comedy, Rom-com

Nominated for: Best Picture (musical/comedy) and lead actor (musical/comedy). 

Ever felt like you had experienced a moment before?! Palm Springs takes this feeling to the next level. Taking inspiration from the Groundhog day style of storytelling, the movie has its central characters two wedding guests trapped in a time loop and eventually developing feelings for each other.

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ord7gP151vk

⌛1h 34m 📺Drama, Musical

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama), lead actor (drama).

It is 1927. Iconic blues singer Ma Raine has gathered with her band for a recording session in a studio in Chicago. However, tension escalated quickly and the turbulent recording session is taken to some thought-provoking socio-political circumstances that era.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

https://youtu.be/0Rsa4U8mqkw

⌛1h 36m 📺Comedy, Mockumentary

Nominated for: Best picture (musical/comedy), lead actress (musical/comedy), and lead actor (musical/comedy)

After the first movie got released, Borat is prisoned in Kazakhstan for defaming his nation. Now, he must somehow regain his countries lost pride, by returning back to America with his 15-year-old daughter. If things go wrong, he will never be able to return back to his country.

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Pieces of a Woman

https://youtu.be/1zLKbMAZNGI

⌛2h 06m 📺Drama

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama)

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó, Pieces of a Woman features a woman who attempts home birth. It fails in the most heart-breaking way and she is thrown into emotional turmoil. She isolates herself from her partner and family as grief started to take the best of her.

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Sound of Metal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFOrGkAvjAE

⌛2h 10m 📺Drama, Music

Nominated for: Lead actor (drama)

Ruben is a heavy metal drummer. His life is thrown off balance when he starts to lose his hearing ability. With little control over what is happening, the troubled drummer must find a way around his limitation, all while combatting addiction.

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The Midnight Sky

https://youtu.be/DXUUqr3AFKs

⌛1h 58m 📺 Drama, Sci-fi

Nominated for: Score

A mysterious global catastrophe has taken over the world. When a crew of astronauts is looking to return back home to Earth, a lonely scientist at an Arctic research station must somehow find a way to contact them and help evade danger.

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The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

https://youtu.be/Xdljv_PRZJs

⌛2h 10m 📺 Drama, Music

Nominated for: Lead actress (drama), song

Professional singer Billie Holiday was an American jazz and swing music singer. The United States Vs. Billie Holiday is a fictionalized biographical account about the undercover sting operation that took place against the musician by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

https://youtu.be/IsFCZ_B2o5w

⌛2h 10m 📺Drama

Nominated for: Best picture (drama), supporting actor, director, screenplay, and song.

The major countercultural protests that occurred during the  1968 Democratic National Convention had led the federal government to believe that seven individuals are the masterminds behind it. They are charged with conspiracy and more.

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Onward

https://youtu.be/gn5QmllRCn4

⌛1h 43m 📺 Fantasy, Comedy

Nominated for: Best picture (animated)

Another animated movie from Pixar has risen to award glory. Set in a magical realm, Onward is the story about elf-brothers Ian and Barley going on a magical quest to find the way to resurrect their late father for a day. With hurdles after hurdles, it looks like their mission is even harder than they thought.

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The Prom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ0jBNa6JUQ

⌛2h 12m 📺 Musical, Comedy

Nominated for: Best picture (musical/comedy), lead actor (musical/comedy)

When they are down-on-their-luck, a bunch of Broadway stars decides to rally behind a teen who is looking to go to the prom with her girlfriend. The musical comedy is adapted from the 2018 Broadway musical of the same name.

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10 Best Serial Killer Movies of the 90s

by Kaylen Summers

Crime and serial killers are a favorite subject among filmmakers and viewers. Here are some of the best serial killer movies from the 90s, a time when the genre saw its peak:

The Bone Collector

This is the story of a quadriplegic ex-police detective who now lives a dormant life. He then hears about a serial killer abducting people and sadistically killing them. Thereafter, he jumps back on the job and the film progresses into a classic crime thriller with some great performances. If you're looking for a good cop mystery flick with a lot of serial murders, this one's for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4z4Xsp-bos

Copycat

This is a movie that follows a psychologist with agoraphobia and a female detective as they try to take down a serial killer. The story is made interesting by the fact that the killer copies the scenes and deaths from serial killers of the past, making it all the more difficult to catch him. This copycat element is interesting, especially for serial killer buffs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pp64srMAH4

Summer Of Sam

This is based on the real-life story of the infamous killer, "Son of Sam", from the 1970s in New York City. The film is told from the perspective of the people in the neighborhood, in a time of severe fear and distrust. It packs a lot of crazy twists and turns along the way and is a real treat for everyone who loves a good story of a serial killer that is based on true events. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2SLgXuYbxk

Nightwatch

This is yet another thrilling story of crime and terror. It follows a law student who gets a job as a night watchman at the Department of Forensic Medicine. He finds himself in the spotlight of an investigation when the victims of a serial killer start to pile up. This is an engaging, borderline creepy film, which is enjoyable for those who love the genre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH6a8DzjHI0

The Talented Mr. Ripley

This is the story of a young man who is sent by the father of a boy who fled off to Italy, to retrieve him and bring him back home. However, things take a very violent turn in a case of stolen identity and greed. Though it is a bit removed from the typical serial killer genre, the film certainly is a good watch for those who love crime and murder mysteries. Matt Damon plays the lead, and his performance is a thing of absolute beauty on screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4e-Si4oGEw

Kalifornia

This film follows a couple who are journalists. They go on a road trip to California while visiting serial killer murder sites along the way. However, to help pay for the trip, they post an ad at the university and are joined by another couple. What they don't know though, is that they're actually traveling with a serial killer. This is an intense, tragic serial killer film that we are sure you will love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ut7heVeMnM

Citizen X

This biography crime drama takes place in the 1980s. Soviet authorities embark on a hunt for a serial killer who targets railway stations and leaves his victims in the woods. This is a cult classic film that showcases the true essence of '90s serial killer films. It is so well made that even today, it stands out for its craft and impeccable making. This is certainly a must-watch for lovers of the genre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYtvCXrVsrM

Natural Born Killers

This film follows the story of two individuals with traumatizing childhoods. They meet and become lovers and they also become psychopathic serial killers. This film is a creepy, twisted classic, and you can't love the genre without watching this film. The fact that it is written by Quentin Tarantino only adds to its craziness factor. So sit back and get ready to be thrilled. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpLKNclOtLg

Se7en

There is no better classic detective film than this one. The movie follows a rookie and a veteran detective as they pair up to hunt down a serial killer, who bases his motives on the seven deadly sins. This is a very dark film, but if you love detective and serial killer films, you must not miss this film at all. It is edgy and everything that you look for in a film of this genre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znmZoVkCjpI

Silence Of The Lambs

This is a classic that cannot be left out in a list of films on serial killers. It follows an F.B.I. cadet who enlists the help of an infamous serial killer to better understand the mind of another serial killer on the loose. This is one of three movies in the world to ever win Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars. The film is intense and timeless. It has a kind of quiet terror that gets under your skin and grows on you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Mm8Sbe__o&t=2s
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10 Best Dramas to Watch on Netflix this February 2021

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best, most dramatic content you can stream right away on Netflix:

Halt and Catch Fire

This is an interesting show that begins in Dallas in 1983 and showcases the changes related to the dawn of the personal computer. It follows the evolution of technology and how the machines we’ve become so attached to also turn destructive. The show is a very intriguing watch and it is now on Netflix for watching. So sit back and let it take you on its ride. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWrioRji60A

The Queen's Gambit

This is a seven-episode limited series that follows the life of a chess prodigy. It tells her story from the time she was a young orphan working through her trauma to find some semblance of joy through the game. The story is thrilling and captivating because of the specific moves of the game and also because of how it does such a great job of making investments in it. You need not know chess to follow the series, but after watching you may definitely want to learn it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDrieqwSdgI&t=3s

Broadchurch

If you’re in the mood for a murder mystery, this is for you. The story follows a pair of detectives who are investigating the disappearance and subsequent murder of a young boy. It really digs into how the incident affects the family and townspeople. This is an engaging and extremely dramatic show to watch. It packs sentiments, thrills, and mystery very well to create a memorable watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOnus6OvViM

Ozark

This is one of the most popular shows on Netflix right now. It follows a man and his family who are forced to move from Chicago to the Ozarks to start a money laundering business after he discovers his long-time business partner has been dealing with Mexican drug cartels, and they are in neck-deep debt. As he tries to untangle the mess, he gets pulled deeper and deeper into the criminal underworld. The show is dramatic and engaging, which will keep you hooked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hAXVqrljbs

Hannibal

This is an artfully told story of a dreaded serial killer. He is a forensic psychiatrist who is called upon by a criminal profiler of the FBI to help track down a serial killer. Soon the team begins to suspect that he might have a role to play in these murders. This is a wholly unique series that gets weirder and weirder as it goes on but keeps you hooked the entire time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es3B24z8fdA

Mindhunter

David Fincher’s show is based on true events and follows the early days of the FBI’s criminal profiling unit in the late 1970s. Two FBI agents from the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit set out to interview imprisoned serial killers to see if they can understand why they did what they did, to help create a profile for the FBI to catch these kinds of killers. The show is methodical and dramatic in ways that have not been explored before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFlKiTwhd38

Maniac

This is a series that takes place in a slightly more advanced version of Earth in which two depressed and despondent individuals take part in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial meant to cure them. The trial sees them mentally living out various different fantasies and scenarios. It is a kind of drama that unfolds slowly yet with great precision. Engaging and entertaining as it progresses, the show is a very relevant watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6cDDmk-O5A&t=3s

The Crown

This is a series that examines the early reign of England’s Queen Elizabeth II. It beautifully captures young Elizabeth’s early life as a privileged princess before having to transition into the position of Queen. From there, as her grandmother cautions her, she is at odds with one part of her who is a young woman with her own hopes and dreams, and one who is a royal, whose life will be full of duty and sacrifice. The series is rich, layered, and extremely dramatic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWtnJjn6ng0

Hap and Leonard

This is a funny, action-packed, and unique story about two unlikely friends — one a white, hippie-cowboy, and the other a black, gay, Vietnam vet. They often get into problems and accidentally end up in the middle of a crime they never planned on investigating. The show packs humor and heartbreak as its heroes, villains, and settings come alive on the screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmuCgGcZydY

Bodyguard

This is a series that follows the story of a metropolitan police officer who uses his special training while off-duty to help diffuse a potential terrorist attack. He is a badass character who also has deep emotional connections and a compassionate heart. He is then tasked with being the bodyguard for a Conservative Home Secretary. This is when the story really takes off and eventually peaks with all its drama, edge, and mystery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLfLU6-9lxY
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10 Best Horror Comedies that Are Actually Creepy

by Kaylen Summers

Horror comedy is an interesting genre to watch when you cannot decide whether you want to laugh or scream! Here are some of the best horror comedies you can watch for scary laughs with an optimum dose of creepy:

Re-Animator

This is a science fiction horror comedy that is absolutely wild and witty. If you are a fan of monsters like Frankenstein, this film is for you. The story revolves around a scientist who thinks he had found the method to re-animate dead tissues. Lab experiments, scares, crazy monsters – this film has them all. The plot is supported by the electric performances of the actors and the film keeps you on edge from start to finish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLJ8Z3PDEGU

Dead Alive

This is a grotesque but hilarious film about a young man kept under the custody of his oppressive mother. Soon, he falls in love and tries to break free. But his mother's vengeance comes after him in the form of a blood-soaked zombie outbreak. Bloody, witty, and entertaining, this is one of the maddest horror comedies of all time. The film is unhinged in its exploration of the plot and it is quite unlike anything you are used to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8LIug1cP04

Eating Raoul

This is one of the zaniest zombie horror-comedies of all time. Though it is not as gruesome as most cannibal films go, it is disturbing enough to make you creeped out. The story focuses on a condescending married couple, who are absolutely fed up of the influx of swingers and degenerates in their apartment complex. When one of these people gets aggressive with the wife, it sets off a chain of events that leads to a series of murders and an eerie people-meal. Watch the film to find out how all these elements are unpacked in this crazy film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyI2nSpg7nI

This Is the End

This is a fun and creepy film about the end of the world. The story follows each of the actors playing fictional versions of their famous selves as they try to survive the end of the world. Things don’t go well as all of their big egos get in the way of survival and what follows is an extremely wild experience of wit and horror. The film is a perfect blend of post-apocalyptic terror and situational jokes that are amusing and outrageous. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItCBma8iSoE

The Final Girls

This is a horror-slasher comedy that has a whacky storyline. It starts off as a heartwarming mother-daughter drama about a young woman grieving the loss of her mother. Her mother used to be an 80s slasher scream queen and she gets sucked into one of her most creepy films from the time. The violence is brutal and the laughs are abundant in this film that is so self-aware and entertaining. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zreNh78kTjg

Jennifer's Body

This is a great horror comedy with a lot going on in the storyline. It is a demonic possession story told in a modern and innovative style that you'll never stop being surprised where the story is leading you. It is also a smart portrayal of the nuances of female friendship. It focuses on two besties, one of whom gets possessed. The narrative unfolds when the other friend finds this out and tries to put the pieces together in the event of the boys in their small town turning up dead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8azftM5puI

Scream

This is the story of a ghost-faced serial killer stalking a California high school. This is quite the gold standard for the genre of horror-comedy owing to its brilliant making and self-aware storytelling. The film is also scary as hell, even as it's telling you clearly why it is scary as hell. It piles up high tension hilarity scene by scene and culminates into an entertaining film that is scary and funny in equal doses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWm_mkbdpCA

The Love Witch

This is the story of a perpetually single young witch who moves to a new town in search of love. But soon enough, her spells and potions which she uses to make men fall in love with her do more harm than good. Watch her do whatever it takes to find herself a man. Though it might look unconventional to us, it is the perfect portrayal of what it means to say that all is fair in love! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBYt5CvRWXs

Cabin in the Woods

This is an absolutely immersive horror comedy film. It focuses on friends who arrive at a remote forest cabin for a vacation. One by one, they fall victim to zombies and the plot kicks off from there into a scary but funny trail of events. You may feel that the events in the film are random at first, but they are all connected, as you will soon find out. This is a film that really explores all the possibilities of the genre and it is an entertaining and terrifying watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsIilFNNmkY

Creepshow

This film is made up of five short stories that feature a zombie patriarch taking revenge on his money thirsty family, an uncontrollable meteorite that overwhelms a backwoods gentleman, a creature released by a man, and his male friend who uses it to enact revenge on the man’s wife that escapes after they try to drown it, a horde of cockroaches that overrun a germophobe’s apartment and a wife and her lover who are drowned by her husband but then return as waterlogged zombies to exact their revenge. There is both comic relief and plenty of eerie moments in the films. They each tell a unique story of terror and wit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owdnnaNs2RI
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10 Entertaining Movies You Have Surely Missed

by Kaylen Summers

Looking to be entertained by some fun films? We have your back! Here are some really entertaining Bollywood films that are quite undiscovered and totally fun:

Robin Hood: Men In Tights

This is a hilarious musical comedy that is a spoof of the original Robin Hood story. When the word spoof comes into the picture, you can imagine that the storyline is going to be crazy. The film does justice to the genre and packs some of the most entertaining scenes into the narrative. It is a movie that will have you in splits and it also has some moments that will make you stop and think. Watch this underrated gem of a movie for some non-stop laughs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX4Ik-cyp-I

Popstar: Never Stop Stopping

This is a musical comedy told in the format of a documentary. It follows a young music prodigy who grows up and forms his own band. Later, the band splits and he sets on a journey to achieve individual fame. Things crash and what happens next is the plot of the film. It is one of those films that has a lot of layered humor that will make you laugh-cry. The performances are great and this is overall an entertainer that is largely undiscovered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHC7guX-FCk

Mr. Right

This is a romantic comedy which is yet another underrated entertainer. It is the story of a young girl who finally meets a man she thinks is perfect for her. She then goes on to discover cracks in his behavior and realizes that he is a murderer. The plot then moves in a hilarious path, unpacking humor and suspense very well. The film has amazing moments and is one that will keep you hooked till the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mqt_oE-zXY

Birdcage

This is yet another comedy that will leave you in splits. It is the story of a gay cabaret owner and his drag queen partner who put up a front as a straight couple when the woman’s son decides to marry the Senator’s daughter. The film is a fun take on politics, sexuality, and family relationships. It has a lot of good music and situational humor that is also sharp and edgy. Watch this underrated gem of a film for a fun ride of an experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83kTQ6chG4o

Clue

This is a dark comedy film that bases its plot on the board game Clue. It is the story of a diner and its owner who blackmails his guests. A lot is unpacked in the story as it rolls further down into a snowball of cover-ups, crime, and timely humor. The cast supports the plot perfectly and golds together the fun factor throughout. This is a film that released in 1985 and yet is very much an entertainer even today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkwqw4lPz64

Rat Race

This is yet another ensemble comedy film with a huge cast. It tells the story of a big shot casino owner who places gold coins in different rooms. Six contestants who are all locked up inside a locker must race against one another to find these coins and earn a reward. The film is mad and absolutely whacky. But there is a lot of order in the chaos and it is a full-on joyride once you get a hang of the plot and the characters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAWNzBA3wE0

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

This is a dark comedy film that wraps up the crime, chase, and humor all in one. It tells the story of a thief who pretends to be an actor and gets involved in a murder investigation in Hollywood. The film has a very layered take on crime and its relationship with the entertainment business. It also reflects on human behavior and how people change for instant gains. But all of this is narrated with a sharp sense of humor that is edgy and absolutely entertaining. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__PnD1HWXSo

Just Friends

This is a romantic comedy about a guy who was rejected by most women when he was younger. He then goes through with a makeover and becomes a charmer. The plot follows his life and his encounters with women. It is a fun film with a lot of comic moments to remember. The story is relatable and it also makes for a good binge day watch when you really want to take your mind off everything. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIBBVzy5UoQ

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

This is a crazy film with a crazier plot. It focuses on two con men who decide that they cannot work in the same territory. In order to decide who must leave, they enter a contest. They find a very rich heiress, and whoever robs her clean gets to stay, the other one must leave. Sounds mad, doesn’t it? It is a fun, absolutely mad film that is extremely funny from start to end. It is a surprise that the film is not as popular as it deserves to be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ke-v0e3Cd4

The Whole Nine Yards

This is yet another comedy that is entertaining and undiscovered. It tells the story of a dentist who lives a decent, peaceful life. Soon, he has a new neighbor and the man turns out to be a dreaded contract killer. The film then follows the two characters and how they iron out their conflicts while getting on the crime radar of the cops. It is a fun watch with amazing comic moments and some great performances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3cEKSODO1M&pbjreload=101
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5 Upcoming Movies On Netflix To Watch Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best upcoming movies to stream on Netflix.

A Week Away

https://youtu.be/dpLaoYw8xug Will Hawkins is a troubled teen who has to choose between juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. Though he felt like a fish-out-of-water at first, Will soon opens up to discover love and his long-lost sense of belonging.

Bad Trip

https://youtu.be/UjT9I6eb4p8 Pranks are one thing. But, can you make it into a full-length movie?! Movies like Borat have proven it be possible. Adding one more to the list is the upcoming movie Bad Trip. The movie is about two pals who go on a road trip filled with full of pranks.

Secret Magic Control Agency

https://youtu.be/OESJJ2vZn9M Netflix is set to release another animated movie. Set in a fantasy world, the Secret Magic Control Agency controls all the activities related to witchcraft. When the witch of the Gingerbread House is becoming more and more troublesome, the agency sends their best agents Hansel and Gretel to save the day.

Yes Day

https://youtu.be/Y-3Vr8Ut8d0 Family movies are always fun to watch and this one is even funnier and entertaining. A mom and dad decided to say yes to everything their kids' requests. You can imagine what the result would be.  With the newly established rules, there is a whirlwind of fun and adventure.

Paper Lives

https://youtu.be/lXdSaVK-vzs An ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet decides to take a young boy under his wing. As he tries to protect him, he must somehow also learn to fight back against his own traumatic childhood.  
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10 Best Animated Shows Worth Watching on Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Looking for a world of fun, imagination, and escape? Here are some of the best-animated series on Hulu to transport you into another world:

Animaniacs

This is a super fun series whose predominant personalities are the Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and their sister, Dot. The three are inseparable. They are also naughty ones who have a great time creating havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. The series is exciting and is also very well animated. It is something everyone will like and is told with a deep sense of imagination and intrigue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNCDu4nmt8M

Archer

This is an extremely sharp and funny satire of the James Bond universe. It is an absolutely engaging, layered, and really exciting series that deserves more attention than it got. It is a lovely watch if you like some action and some drama in your day. The visuals are executed with abundant creativity and they come through with a deep sense of finesse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNwLvaWaTqA

Attack on Titan

If you are a lover of dark and gritty drama along with your anime, this is your series to watch. There are some gruesome violence and body horror, which makes this more suited for an older audience. The story takes place in a world where human survivors live in walled cities in fear for their lives from mysterious Titans, humanoid beings. The only line of defense besides the walls themselves are teams of dedicated scouts and soldiers who do their best to protect the last vestiges of humans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_go-8TFBXs

The Awesomes

This is an amazing series worth your time and attention if you’re looking for an escape from the ordinary and a break from the same-old superhero story. It follows the title team of comic book-inspired superheroes led by the son of the greatest superhero of them all, Mr. Awesome, as they attempt to fill the sizable shoes of the heroes they’re replacing. The voiceovers are a treat to watch and hear. The series is super fun and something that will warm your heart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY49pZijwiI  

Axe Cop

This series features childlike wildness that leads to the inclusion of dinosaurs, robots, mermen, evil scientists, and a whole lot more. This is all kinds of whimsy that you will love to watch unfold. It is a lovely, detailed animated series that is so endearing that it is difficult to not watch it and be hooked. Watch this to indulge in a childlike fantasy that will shake up your day and make it warm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XANmL3f7Hw

Ben 10

There is no need to introduce Ben10. The animated series focuses on 10-year-old Ben Tennyson, who discovers an alien watch that grants him amazing powers. The series is a fun and popular one that is such a hit with kids that it has tonnes of merchandise in its name. It is something everyone loves, so no more descriptions. Sit back and watch, or re-watch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7urjToSx9Q

Bless the Harts

This is a hilarious show about a struggling Southern family. It packs a lot of family-based humor and dynamics that are relatable and also very very difficult to stop getting hooked to. It is a full-on family drama that is beautifully animated. It unfolds with a sense of integrity and it also reflects a sort of deep value for feelings and commitments within a family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoIUIp-1MIQ

Bob's Burgers

Centered around a hamburger chef and his freak flag-flying family of oddballs, this series is packed to the brim with the delicious scene on food and family. The humor is natural and relatable. It is also a very interesting take on everything that goes on in a crazy family of complete mad heads who will stop at nothing to get what they want. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDcOfvVVyzE

Family Guy

This is yet another dramatic, fun series about a family. It is so much fun that you will keep looking at the endearingly animated figures move and talk. The series reflects on deep thoughts through humor and also maintains its comic element throughout. It is a lovely watch and it will keep you really hooked for a long time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIKlVgw_b90

Futurama

This is one of the best sci-fi series on the internet. It ventures into time travel, far-space travel, universal apocalypses, invasions, and pretty much any and every sci-fi element in a storyline that you can think of. It is a joy ride for hardcore sci-fi lovers who have a thing for science, space, and inventions. The animation is done beautifully, and the voiceovers make the story very believable. It is a really exciting watch, one we think you should not miss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsoLKEGGkhI
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10 HBO Max Movies That You Don’t Want To Miss

by Kaylen Summers

There is a mountain of streaming options out there. It is only natural that some of the best films and shows may have gotten buried underneath it. Here are some of the best, hidden gems you can stream on HBO:

Enlightened

This is a comedy-drama series with a female protagonist. It focuses on a young woman who decides to live an enlightened life after she has a mental breakdown at work. The series is fun and at the same time reflects on the nuances of everyday life that lead to conflicts of mind and emotions. The fact that all these themes are brought forth through a female protagonist makes the narrative even more layered and complex. This is quite an undiscovered gem of a series that is worth your time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTr9f4ZGcwE

The Station Agent

This is a lovely film about a downcast, dwarf person who has a great love for trains. His life changes when his boss passes away and leaves him a railroad depot in New Jersey. He then decides to move to an obscure town and process his grief. The story follows what happens to him from then on, and how he interacts with the new people of the town. Peter Dinklage plays the protagonist and does a wonderful job of it. The film is a beautiful watch that combines a lot of emotions and a very moving narrative that is beautiful to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F4K8U5l--o

Search Party

This is a dark comedy series about a group of Brooklyn millennials trying to locate a missing woman. The series is full of many twists, turns, and plot points that keep your attention to it throughout. It also critiques quite a few social norms through the story which has an ongoing thread about the power of a community and people coming together for a cause. The actors do justice to bring alive all the diverse characters with commitment, making this an engaging watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZQ8wJXPZvI

Ad Astra

This is a film that focuses on a rescue-mission story. It follows an astronaut who is trying to let go of his grief after discovering his astronaut father who is presumed dead, is actually alive. He figures out that his father may be hiding away on another planet to find out the truth. This is a lovely film that combines emotions and science with a sharp sense of awareness. If you love space stories, this is definitely for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6AaSMfXHbA

Muriel's Wedding

This is a fun film about a socially awkward woman who tries to find a life partner. She is eager to move out of her town and is quite desperate to have a glamorous wedding. The story follows how she goes about that and packs a lot of humor and social criticism in the process. It also reflects on gender norms and is very entertaining to watch especially if you are someone who is trying to figure out how to deal with finding a partner! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLDcevp5w5o

Her Smell

This is a film about an unhinged lead singer in an all-female trio. She is self-destructive and tries to keep people away even when it costs her professional success and a career. We have seen quite many films about self-sabotaging artists, but this one is mad and quite chaotic especially when the female protagonist comes into context. The performances are amazing and they all bring out the underlying spirit of the film really well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMlHDNdLGU8

Winter's Bone

This is the story of a 17-year-old girl who sets out on a journey to track down her meth-dealing father. Jennifer Lawrence plays the character of the young girl with a stunning sense of restraint. The film draws a lot of its emotional strength from the underlying feelings of abandonment, self-doubt, and absence of parents felt by the girl. It is an intense film that rides on deep emotions and a narrative that is bold as well as moving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE_X2pDRXyY

Little Children

If you are a Kate Winslet fan, this is a film for you. The story follows a woman who has a troubled marriage. She is quite tormented by the monotony of domestic life and the general love-lessness she feels. Soon, she meets a man who has similar life situations and they become intimate. What follows is how they figure their lives together, while dealing with some social stigmas on the way. Kate Winslet is stunning in her subtle performance and she holds the film together with her delivery of the character. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtchjudWQ0s

Togetherness

This is a comedy-drama series about two couples living together under one roof in Los Angeles. It is a fun series that showcases the complex workings of relationships, romance and matrimony. The cast is fun and brings alive all the nuances of the story while keeping intact the comic element of the narrative. The exciting tone of the storytelling is very interesting and it makes the film engaging for the viewer. It is a series worth watching if you are looking for a breezy watch to get hooked on to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIypthSvLps

Irma Vep

This is an out-of-the-box, different kind of film that focuses on a woman who plays the role of a female thief, in a film within a film. It follows the disorientation of the director as the film is made, as well as critiques the general plight of the film industry through him. This is a rad, unconventional film and may not be for everyone. But if you can watch it, it will sure turn out to be an experience in itself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_S0LxwXmkk
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10 Highly Underrated Gems On Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

Missed some fantastic content in the middle of the pandemic and navigating the new year? Here are some of the best, hidden gems on Amazon Prime that you can watch:

Mother

Told in a very non-linear, absolutely atmospheric tone, this is the story of a couple. After moving into an old house, the wife tries to redo it from the ground up, only to discover the secrets the house. Meanwhile, she also figures out many strange facts about her husband and their seemingly perfect marriage. The film is rich in performances and intrigue. Watch it for something intense and layered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpICoc65uh0

Parks and Recreation

This is a fun series about a government office that gets absolutely nothing done. It has hilarious moments that are also very relatable for us, users of public services. The characters come together with very relatable performances and they create an energy that is infectious. The story offers everything that you are looking for in a comedy, with its occasional buts of reality checks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IZWeAwdJ-s

Victoria

Looking for something historic and dramatic to watch after The Crown? Here is what you are looking for. This is a series that tells the story of history's great monarchs, including Queen Victoria. This is everything that you are looking for in a series that packs history, drama, and power games. It is quite underrated but really worth the time. Watch it for a rich experience of royalty and some iconic personalities in their element. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwoHPrQ5M10

Forever

This is an entertaining story about a married couple who live a very sweet and loving but very predictable life. They decide to shake things up by taking a trip to a cabin in the woods, and from there, the plot takes on an entirely unexpected turn. The visuals are stunning and the performances back this lovely narrative with all earnestness. This is definitely a hidden gem that deserves its audience and appreciation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bagwg_tXlhc

Disobedience

This is a stunning, intense drama that deserves a watch. The film tells the story of a woman one who returns to her hometown after being shunned decades earlier for being in love with her childhood friend. The story touches upon very relevant themes and it is especially relatable to women who have faced social isolations based on their gender. It critiques our society and it also tells a story about confrontation and self-discovery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEVonh8bjC0

Lady Bird

This is a really beautiful and extremely entertaining coming-of-age film. It is about a young girl getting ready to graduate high school. She fights with her mom and hangs out with her best friend. She is also entangled in thoughts about what she wants in her life and how she must mold her future. The film is a lovely, layered take on the complexities of growing up and also the pushes and pulls in the relationship between mothers and daughters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNi_HC839Wo&t=4s

Fighting with my Family

This is the story of two children of parents who are wrestlers. The film tells a fun story of how the girl who finally makes it struggles with her family and the world to realise her dream of being a wrestler. It is a film with great comic timing. Watch this film for an entertaining take on dreams and family expectations. The film packs amazing moments and also some really beautiful moments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-X5WnMzOvA

The Man who Invented Christmas

This is a biographical movie about the author Charles Dickens. The film follows the life of an author, who has had no success with his book and finally gets recognised after his story about Christmas. This film has an amazing visual texture and it references many historic moments which are absolutely a treat for all literature lovers. Watch this for some really immersive storytelling and performances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx3ctBjG6yI

Catastrophe

This is one of the most underrated gems on Amazon. It is a comedy about two people who meet just once and discover later that they are going to be parents. It has all the elements for a situational comedy and the performances and dialogues make it all the more entertaining. The commitment to humour is impressive in this fun narrative that is a breeze to watch. Watch this on a day when you really need some laughs to save your tired mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHkVZYK0rpQ

Blue Tiger

This is yet another hidden gem of an action crime thriller film. The story follows a mother who hunts down the shooter of her beloved son. The woman uses all her capabilities and her beauty to carefully create a well-laid trap to seek her revenge. The narrative is bold, strong, and extremely sharp. For the kind of film, this is, it is quite surprising that it has not gotten more attention or publicity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaH_OWt9Ao4
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10 Scary Monster Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Love Monsters and demons? Check out our list of the best monster movies streaming on Netflix:

Bird Box

This is a Netflix original monster film where we do not actually get to see the monsters! But they are around and they can hear you. This is the story of a woman trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by supernatural entities who hunt by sound. They attack where the sound is coming from and cause the humans to go crazy and kill themselves. Spooked out? Watch the film for some real chills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2AsIXSh2xo

Siren

Monsters are not always so straight forward are they? This is the story of a group of groomsmen who cross paths with a predator. The monster takes the form of an attractive woman working at a strip club. This is a solid monster film that is creepy and deceptive. It has strong performances and a very steadfast cast to elevate the chill quotient. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2u-UPQn0Vk

Wildling

This is a twisted monster film where the protagonist is both the hero and the monster. The story follows a teenager who has just hit puberty. Soon, other strange biological developments and transformations begin to occur in the body, leading to the main theme of the film. The girl becomes a wild creature who eats people alive and with each scene the movie only gets scarier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyl1Wf90AgY&pbjreload=101

Beowulf

This is quite a popular monster we have here. It tells the story of a hunt for a monster and its powerful mother. The film is mixed with live-action sequences and the eerie atmosphere is maintained with a sharp sense of tightness. The film gives you many moments of horror, and it does haunt you much after you finish watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLukQJO5SH8

The Ritual

This is a movie that is really scary. The story follows a group of friends hiking and hunted by a mysterious, towering behemoth. The film starts off as a psychological drama but soon escalates into a horror-thriller that gets beneath your skin. It is one of those films that slowly grows on the screen to immerse you in its world and finally leaves you gutted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfugwq2uoa0

Ravenous

Set in a quiet town, this Canadian thriller follows the journey of a group of people who come together to flee their zombie-infested town with everything they can gather. This is a monster film with zombies that are very spooky. The tension lies in the run for life by these small-towners. It makes you feel on edge and is something that has a lasting impact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3abQ2oRBzo

The Monster

This is a horror film that explores the mother-daughter relationship. The story follows a daughter who has had enough of her mother's toxic, abusive habits. As she tries to separate from her mother, suddenly they find themselves hunted by a monster in the woods after hitting a wolf with their car. This is a film that uses deception and illusions as effective plot points to drive home the fear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbyCUdzR87Y

The Golem

This film revolves around the titular character, a creature made of clay, brought alive through a ceremonial ritual. The monster can be both good and evil, and its actions are motivated by whoever brings it into being. The film bases a lot of its fear factor in the mythology of the Jews and it is also set in a historic timeline. The scares feel eerily real and it is a film that has the chills right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPvBQYDWRLA

Sweetheart

This is the story of a haunting in the middle of a shipwreck. A survivor is troubled by a monster after washing up on the shore of a small tropical island following a shipwreck. The monster can make a meal out of her and she must do everything she can to survive and to be alive. This is a strong story of will and determination with the fear factor right on point. It is frightful and inspirational at different points. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlJwxYmfSuo

Phobia 2

This is a Thai horror film that is a compilation of five short stories. The stories pack all kinds of monsters from zombies to dead human beings. It is an extremely eerie film that has so much spook factor wrapped into it that it is probably difficult to watch all the films in one go. The horror in each film is on point and it will definitely give you those chills down your entire body. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRQZehNbHjw
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10 Best Happy Movies to Make You Smile

by Kaylen Summers

Looking for feel-good films to watch after a long, hard, day? We have here a list of happy movies you can watch to put a smile on your face:

About Time

This is a touching tale of true love and time travel. It focuses on a young man who has the ability to travel back in time and change the course of events. Each time he does this, there are consequences, but he goes ahead and uses his special power to make sure that tragedies on his family are averted. In the process, he also falls in love and the film is one big-hearted story of his romance and magical talents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7A810duHvw

Hook

This is fun about a grown-up Peter Pan who returns to Neverland. This is one of Robin Williams' most memorable roles and it is full of moments that warm your heart. The film is adorable and it engages all viewers across age groups. This is a sweet little film that will put a wide smile on your face. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrGpgcQHroY

Groundhog Day

This is a charming masterpiece about a man who is tired of living the same monotony every day. It is a nice, warm little tale of how he deals with his life conflicts and eventually finds grand love. The film is all things feel good and witty, along with a simple storyline that will surely make your long day instantly better. The performances are solid and they hold together the simple niceness of the story very well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GncQtURdcE4

Always Be My Maybe

This is a goofy story about two childhood friends who set out on wildly different career paths. They reconnect 15 years later and their flame gets reignited. The film is in the romantic comedy genre and it packs a lot of fun, glittery humor with a good dose of emotions which are extremely relatable and exciting to watch. This is a film that will definitely make you smile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHBcWHY9lN4

The Spectacular Now

This is a coming-of-age drama that is fun and entertaining. The film follows the story of a popular high school senior who gets smitten with an awkward girl. She is the one who teaches him the prizes and pitfalls of growing up, taking him on a super fun ride. The film is lovely in its vulnerabilities and gains its strength from the light presentation of the complex experience of growing up. It is a watch that has many moments to make you smile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDTBLSkUmYk&t=4s

Burlesque

This is the charming story of a small-town wannabe star who is hired as a cocktail waitress. She uses the opportunity as a chance to become The Burlesque Lounge’s flashiest attraction. The film is fun and full of spark. The narrative is based on how she believes in herself and goes ahead to explore her uninhibited urge to perform. It is a film that has an infectious energy and makes you feel happy as it ends. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyML3Kd5wXs

The Pursuit of Happyness

This is a happy-tear-jerker. This is the story of a struggling father who is desperately trying to sell medical supplies when he and his son are evicted from their apartment. He loses his job and they fall into a deep financial crisis. The film showcases how he tried hard to care for his child while getting their life together. The duo has a friendship that is so sweet that you will feel your heart beating full of happiness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMOBlEcRuw8

Tramps

This is a playful romantic comedy with a dash of criminal activity! This is the story of two people who team up after a pair of mistakenly swapped briefcases and an unlikely team-up brings them closer. They both soon discover that they have more in common than a talent for criminal pursuits. The film is lovely with a tinge of tension and theft, but that never gets in the way of the comic element of the film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GYHnhcH7Ns

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

This is the ultimate in the skipping-school, fancy-free fun genre of films. The film remains one of the best feel-good films ever made—and not just because it’s about one last escape of a few students before graduation, but because it has some amazing performances and heart-warming scenes. The story is one that makes all kinds of viewers feel absolutely excited about its happiness quotient. Watch it for a moving, gleeful experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-X2XzKqBiE

The Edge of Seventeen

This is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that is honest and hysterical. This is the story of an awkward, smart girl who is reeling from the loss of her father and the revelation that her best friend is dating her older brother. It encompasses all the conflicts of growing up with a fun sense of earnestness. It is a film that is relatable owing to its emotional honesty and it will put a big big smile on your face. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB6Gecy6IP8
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10 Best Will Smith Movies That Are Worth Watching

by Kaylen Summers

Will Smith is one of the most loved actors of our times. Be it comedy or intense characters, he handles them all with his own unique grace. Here are some of the best Will Smith movies to watch:

Enemy of the State

This is a political drama with Will Smith playing an innocent lawyer who ends up entangled in a case of mass political corruption after he accidentally comes into possession of evidence of the murder of a U.S. Senator. He plays the role of the lawyer caught unaware in a scandal with great commitment. His portrayal brings out a relatability and depth to the role, making the film a very engaging watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjogdKObxrI

Independence Day

This is an exciting science fiction film that showcases yet another brilliant performance from Will Smith. It is the story of a superior alien race that tries to destroy several cities of the Earth with its sophisticated weaponry. Various people join forces to push back and save human beings. The characters are fleshed out well and executed convincingly. Will Smith is believable and fun onscreen with his usual charm and commitment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1E7h3SeMDk

Ali

This is a sensational biographical sports drama that follows the life and struggles of legendary boxer Muhammed Ali. Will Smith plays the titular role and aces it with his extraordinary on-screen performance. He brings out the aggression and the vulnerabilities of Ali with subtle grace and defining strength. His presence elevates the film and holds it together to make it deep, exciting and extremely relatable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HooryZXjcE

Men In Black

This is a science fiction action comedy film that is based on the Marvel comics. It is undoubtedly one of Will Smith’s best and most memorable performances of all times. He is supported by the rest of the cast to bring the film together in engaging ways. He comes across as a diverse actor who switches from humour to action very naturally and without much effort. This is a film of his that you must not miss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q4mhYF9aQQ

Bad Boys for Life

This is an action-packed story of two detectives who join the special team of the Miami Police Department. Their mission is to bring down a ruthless killer on a ploy to commit a murder. The film is edgy and entertaining. Will Smith handles his roles with ease and also brings out the assertion of a detective in very convincing ways. He walks in and out of scenes with a nonchalance that is extremely interesting to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKCj3XuPG8M

The Pursuit of Happyness

This is an adorable film that is hard to not love. It tells the survival story of a man and his little son. The duo navigates life and financial troubles and form an incredibly warm relationship in the process. Smith shines through as the endearing father who is all love for his little boy. His vulnerabilities are so relatable and moving that you might need to keep some tissues ready for this film! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMOBlEcRuw8

Hitch

This film marks one of the few times when Smith ventured into rom-com. The film has him playing the role of a professional dating doctor who trains men to woo their dream women. He claims that he can match anyone, regardless of their differences with their partner. This is a fun film that is light and breezy. It wraps together some enjoyable humour and light drama and Smith proves that no genre is beyond his capabilities as an actor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYrrEUgnT6s

I, Robot

This is a fictional fantasy film that is based in the future. Will Smith plays a hardened police officer whose distrust of the robots that are now part of everyday life is challenged when he gets forced to deal with a robot charged with murder. The film has an interesting plot which is held together by Smith’s sharp performance as a cop. He makes the best effort to bring believability into a story that can easily falter if the performances do not hold it together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dlo-VB0-HI

Focus

This is a fun film that offers a modern-day twist on classic heist movies. Smith showcases undeniable charm and chemistry on screen. The film has exotic locations and very sophisticated heist sequences which Smith handles with charm. He fits right into the story with his easy-breezy performance that switches to strength and assertion when needed. It is a very different kind of performance from Smith and hence a film that must not be missed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxCRgtdAuBo

Winter’s Tale

This is a film in which Will Smith only appears for a brief moment. But it is on this list because he plays Satan, and makes the film memorable for the short while that he is in it. It is one of his most fun and remarkable performances which showcases his true diversity and versatility as a performer. The film is an overall exciting watch and Smith elevates it with his screen presence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBSj1MKwx6A
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10 Best Will Ferrell Movies to Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Will Ferrell is an actor with the best comic timing. His portrayals of several characters on-screen have given us moments that we cannot forget. Here are some of the best Will Ferrell movies you must not miss:

Stranger than Fiction

This is a fun film with one of Will Ferrell’s best performances. It follows the story of a man who begins hearing a voice in his head. The voice narrates his entire life as it happens, and positions him as the main character of a novel. When he figures that the novel ends with him dying, he panics and tries desperately tries to prevent it. This is a fun movie with Ferrell being his easy, comic self that is exciting to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iqZD-oTE7U

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

In this exciting film with spectacular comic timing, Ferrell plays a cop who claims jurisdiction over an escaped orangutan and leads a hunt to find the two men who wreak havoc. The film is a buddy comedy and it is entertaining throughout. Ferrell brings out the comic element of the film with his committed performance and he is a lot of fun to watch. This is a film that is the perfect binge-watch on a day that is hectic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjDSFna_LXQ

The Other Guys

This is a buddy cop film about two cops who set out to nab a shady capitalist. The film is full of situations that bring out natural humor. Ferrell does an extremely memorable job in sustaining the comic air of the film. The performances of all other actors complement the story and hold together the film well. This is yet another fun film to binge on a bad, tiring day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6WOoUG1eNo

Kicking and Screaming

This is a film about an unremarkable man dealing with the emotional scars inflicted by his over-competitive father. The story focuses on how he struggles to escape the overbearing attitude of his father even after he is fully grown up. The film is a fun watch, that is quite relatable because of the simple storyline. Ferrell makes an impressive performance and holds together the film with his easy-breezy delivery of the character. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhVqNhOKVws

Zoolander

This is a film about an aspiring fashion model who loses a much-desired fashion competition. In an attempt to win his career, he accepts an offer from a fashion designer. But things complicate as he is asked to assassinate the President of Malaysia. Ferrell does a short appearance in the film, and this is perhaps the only qualm we have about this film. But his performance in the film is iconic and has marked him as a comic icon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaEeSJZYkpY

Step Brothers

This is a totally fun film about two grown men who are forced to live together after their parents decide to get married. The film is a fun ride that explores family dynamics, sibling rivalries, and all the exciting, comic layers of staying with parents even after being grown up. Ferrell is his usual self, bringing out all the nuances of the story keeping intact the light-hearted tone of the narrative. It is one of his best performances and he is very memorable in this role. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CewglxElBK0

Talladega Nights

This is a mad, exciting story of a racer. Ferrell plays a racer who finds love, a new race car, and success on the race track. He delivers one of his career-best performances and the film marked a milestone in his career. He shines through with his natural, layered performance and also brings in his classic ease into the film. It is a film that is worth a watch to get to know the kind of great actor he is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aww6dT5s41I

Anchorman

This a film about the battle of the sexes told with a fun narrative. The story follows a chauvinistic host of a highly popular American show who is threatened by the arrival of a smart female news reporter. It is an entertaining watch that portrays a relevant theme with a very entertaining narrative. Ferrell comes alive on the screen with his charming performance which is assertive, comical, and committed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvJ1K0_JzFI

Old School

This is yet another lovely Will Ferrell film that has its laughs in the right place. It tells the story of a mild-mannered, recently married man whose life goes downhill when he starts hanging around his old friends. The film has all the elements of an ensemble comedy and it keeps the interest of the viewers on point with its breezy narration. The performances back the story and maintain the mood of the film. It is an exciting watch on a bad day when you need some really interesting laughs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNyxTUX-9_U

Elf

This is perhaps a film that marked Ferrell as an all-around entertainer. It is filled with classic Will Ferrell lines and situations that no one could do better. The story follows a human being raised as an Elf who ventures out into the world. Ferrell brings out all the manic, fun elements of the character with subtle ease. It is a film that will definitely have you in splits because of his brilliant comic timing. Watch it to experience the quintessential Ferrell humor with no holds barred. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW9wRNqQ_P8&t=4s
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10 Best British Movies To Make You Forget Hollywood

by Kaylen Summers

Be it extravagant settings, quiet countryside, or urban lives, British films offer a rich visual and intellectual experience to viewers. Here are some British films you can watch that will make you forget Hollywood:

This Is England

This is a film about a young boy who stands up to skinheads when they bully him. After having lost his father in the war, the boy tries to push back at a few skinheads who trouble him. In the process, he earns their respect and becomes friendly with them. They become friends and right when his life feels like it is getting better, they get into trouble again. This is a film that is a very engaging, layered watch with amazing performances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXDNsPRTANw

24 Hour Party People

This is a musical drama that follows a young local TV news reporter who is frustrated at work and is looking for ways to do something more significant. He spots a band at their performance and persuades his station to televise their performance. Soon, he becomes a coveted person to manage various rising off-beat bands, leading a musical revolution. The film is dense and fun with its nuanced observations about the music industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFiyEegpKUM

Kingsman: The Secret Service

This is a racy, sophisticated action film that was a big hit. It is the story of a secret spy organization with a great legacy. A young boy enters the organization and the narrative follows how he blends into the group. The film is extremely well-made with its many reflections on society including its critique of crime, punishment, social compartments, and the like. It is a must-watch film for its cinematic excellence and writing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl8F-8tR8to

Hunger

This is a film that references a historic event. It focuses on the 1981 hunger strikes by Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. It tells the story of one man who started a hunger strike for himself and his fellow prisoners for them to be recognized as political prisoners. It is a film that documents the movement and brings forth its relevance in very nuanced ways. The performances are excellent and they back the story with their commitment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9IiUbBV4zc

The Lobster

This is a fun dystopian film like none other. It is set in a futuristic timeline where being single can turn people into animals. They are sent to the woods and they have a few days to find a partner before they fully transform. As the plot sounds, it is an interesting take on relationships, our quest for love and the social stigma surrounding singledom. The film is shot with keen attention to detail and performed with absolute conviction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z069ldsumxA

Ex Machina

This is an exciting science fiction fantasy film. It focuses on a young programmer who gets to be part of a strange experiment. As part of the experiment, he is supposed to assess many aspects of artificial intelligence and he has to interact with a female robot for the same. This changes his life and thought process. The film is a fun, unconventional take on relationships and the conflict between science, technology, and ethics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoQuVnKhxaM

The Falling

This is a film about an all-girls boarding school. A seemingly normal all-girls boarding school gets disrupted after a very strange epidemic hits the students. Two best friends fight it and embark on a psychological quest to figure out the truth. This is the story of friendship and self-introspection. Though set against a confusing, bizarre plot, the film convincingly brings out all the layers of the story and the subtly strong performances of the actors hold it together beautifully. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJD8UiNtkr8

Shaun of the Dead

This is a fun zombie apocalypse film. The story follows a salesman who accidentally is left to deal with a whole community of zombies. Unlike other zombie films, there is a certain ease to this film. The story is engaging and it has many twists and turns that keep the attention of the viewer intact. It is a different, entertaining watch that wraps together an intriguing plot and some amazing performances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIfcaZ4pC-4

Dirty Pretty Things

Filmed pretty much in the style of a documentary, this is a film that follows the lives of immigrants in London. It is the story of a kind doctor who finds a human heart in one of the toilets where he resides with other illegal immigrants. This is a film that is relevant as it documents the social issues faced by immigrants and how their lives and healthcare are all very pressing issues that need intervention from the concerned authorities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_7coKizSh4

Brooklyn

This is a quintessential British period drama with all its operatic aesthetics. It follows a young girl who lands in the 1950s in Brooklyn. She soon gets used to her life and the freedom she finds for herself. She then falls in love with a charming man who hails from an Italian family. As she goes on with her life blooming in different ways, she is struck by tragedy back home. The film is a loud, colorful one with a visual texture that is very characteristic of British dramas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15syDwC000k
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10 Best Disney+ Gems That You Probably Never Knew

by Kaylen Summers

Forgot to catch up with all the amazing content out there on streaming platforms? We are here to help. Here are some of the best, hidden gems on Disney+ for you to watch:

While You Were Sleeping

This is a fun film with lots of situational humor in place. It is the story of a lonely woman who pulls a man out of the way of an oncoming train. In the hospital, while he is in a coma, his family mistakes her as his fiancé and she ends up in his house, where things get complicated. The film has Sandra Bullock in the lead and it is a film that captures both romance and comedy in equal measures. It is an engaging watch and is much undiscovered amongst viewers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsJxyUvkB_E

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure

This is an animated film with Scamp, a rebel dog in the lead. He leaves his domestic life and runs with a pack of strays because he feels that things are better outside of the house. Watch this really underrated film to find out what happens to the exciting life of Scamp. The film is beautifully animated with adventure, romance, drama and everything else packed together with a sense of warm honesty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSvoblaw5rM

Three Men And A Little Lady

This is a fun film about a lady and her 6-year-old daughter who live with three bachelors. As they live happily, she decides to get married and move out. Upset that the gang will break up, the men try everything to sabotage the marriage and keep the mother and daughter with them. The film is hilarious and has a lot of moments that will make your heart so warm that you might need some tissues! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHRexfOkglI

Darkwing Duck

This is a lovely animated series about a normal suburban duck who dons the hat of a superhero to fight crime. Spanning over three seasons, the series packs adventure, action, and lots of exciting moments. The idea of a duck as a superhero in the hiding is something that is very endearing to watch. This is a very engaging storyline and it is something everyone from kids to adults will thoroughly enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prG_nnE9qfo

The Three Musketeers

This is a story that we are quite familiar with owing to its roots in literature. The film follows suit and tells the story of three swordsmen from the disbanded French king's guard. They encounter a young man, who dreams of joining them and want to save the King from enemies. The film is made well and the old plot of the musketeers as we know and love is kept intact. Their fight for justice and their loyalty to their King and country are brought out very well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a22U0KgXxjQ

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

This is a musical fantasy about a few adventurous children who are placed under the reluctant care of a woman. They soon find out that she might be a witch and they then blackmail her with her secret to get what they want. The film is a fun ride, which takes you into a world of magic, curiosity, and lots of troublesome moments invited by these fidgety kids. It is enjoyable for all ages and it is a film that is quite underrated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BimkGVzKqhU

Life With Mikey

This is a fun film that has an entertaining storyline. It follows a former child star who is now a talent agent for child stars. He discovers a girl who pick-pockets for money and lives with her teenage sister. Together, they try to earn her a role in television commercials. Their endearing bond and fun conversations are so adorable that they hold together the film with their chemistry. This is definitely a film that is worth a watch and something you will absolutely love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPQLHxLT1QY

Monsters, Inc.

This is the story of Monstropolis, where two-star monsters do the work of scaring everyone. Their upper hand and lives are upset when a human girl enters their world. The film is an animated fantasy that is beautifully executed with brilliant colors and extremely well-made, detailed visuals. The film is fun and extremely relatable. It is also one that takes you to a world that offers a different take on monsters, humanizing them and making them adorable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvOQeozL4S0

Willow

This is the story of a land that is both myth and adventure. It is a fantasy drama where a young man explores life beyond his fears and apprehensions. It packs a lot of mythical sequences where dream and reality exist side by side. It is a very engaging and extremely different watch for the kind of world it builds within the story. The performances are also extremely amazing, they keep together the story and makes it relatable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzn2izehkno

The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue

This is an animated fantasy drama about a toaster and his appliance buddies who embark on adventures together, getting in and out of trouble. The plot is fun as it gives personalities to appliances and makes them very relatable and friendly. The story keeps together a very light and adventurous tone. The imaginative canvas of this film is quite commendable as it brings together human feelings through inanimate objects by giving them a persona. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBf1d9L9ujo
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10 Best TV Series on Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

From action to drama to comedy, we have got one for all kinds of viewers. Here are some amazing shows on Netflix that you can stream right away:

Altered Carbon

This is a sensational science fiction adventure that was a rage when it first came out. It is the story of a prisoner who is awakened 250 years after being put on ice with a mission to solve a murder for his freedom. The series has amazing visuals and some really twisted scientific fantasy scenes that are extremely immersive. The effects take the cake and are complemented by the performances and music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yt89b5AcwY

Arrow

This is a vigilante story similar to the Batman franchise. The protagonist is a rich spoilt man who turns to heroism, but his weapons are the old-school bows and arrows. Exciting isn’t it? The series is entertaining and action-packed with its moments of heroic redemptions and vulnerabilities. It is something that has the potential to easily get you hooked on it once you start. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQS7JkQmlx8

Orange Is the New Black

This is a series you must have heard of. It is quite popular and rightfully so. The series follows a group of prison inmates from diverse backgrounds finding their way in and out. It is easily one of the most varied sets of characters you will see and this is a show that is long and has the potential for a good binge-watch session spanning over weeks. It is intense, witty and immersive, making it one of the most popular Netflix originals on the platform right now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY0qzXi5oJg

Maniac

This is a fun, twisted miniseries that is perfect for a short but immersive watch. The story follows a man and woman who enter multiple stories in a dream state. The narrative is stylish, sophisticated, and also very innovative. It is equally mind-bending and also entertaining. The fact that Netflix green lighted this show is testimony to their commitment to air diverse kinds of content and thanks to them, we get to watch a series like this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6cDDmk-O5A

Gotham

This is another interesting take on the Batman universe. It focuses on the childhood of Bruce Wayne and gives a lot more detailed, layered view of the villains and the entire atmosphere of crime and violence in Gotham. This series is a treat for all the Batman fans and geeks out there. It also adds to the franchise by turning the clock on the backstories that we do not see in the films. This is also one of the most popular shows on Netflix right now that you can binge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwOPA2upeCA

Shameless

This is a fun series that tells the story of a twisted family of many members. It wraps together comedy, emotions and a lot of exciting anecdotes about staying together as a family. It is one of the most entertaining comedies on the platform that is long and loved by the audience. It is a soothing watch if you are looking for something breezy and nice to binge on. The emotions are feel good, and the actors, especially the kids are adorable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tvkYS5cA58

F is for Family

This is one of the most unique animated Netflix original shows that has a large fan following even today. It is set in the 1970s when times were simpler and tells the story of the Murphy family. The story follows Frank who works at the airport while supporting his wife and three kids. The humor is quite on the point and the series deals with family troubles in a very relatable, entertaining way. This is definitely a must-watch for animation lovers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2AmK5QVtbg

The Walking Dead

This is a show that is all about the zombie apocalypse. It is one of the most watched and loved shows on Netflix as it is brilliant in its making and themes. The zombie angle is one that is much explored in pop culture and visual content, but this series does handle it differently. It layers the stories of each character with some unique angles that make the episodes very interesting to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfAc2U20uyg

Narcos

This is a series that made a huge noise for its popularity when it first arrived on Netflix. Millions of fans were instantly formed for Pablo Escobar, the drug lord who is the focus of the series. Later, the storyline also shifted to other drug lords and drug cartels. This series is till date one of the most watched and awaited one on Netflix. It is shot well and written with a sense of detailing that has won the hearts of all gangster/drug lord story lovers world over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl8zdCY-abw

Bojack Horseman

Yet another hugely popular animated series, this is the story of a tormented horseman who tries to make a comeback into life. This is not only one of the most loved shows on Netflix, but also one of the smartest. It deals with sensitive issues such as mental illness and sexuality all in a way that is both comic and also extremely deep. The intense core of its comic writing is what makes it light and hard-hitting all at once. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1eJMig5Ik4&t=3s
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10 Best Food-Based Shows on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

There is nothing like watching a food-based show to take your mind off your day. It not only makes you happy but also introduces you to exciting food that you can try out. Here are some of the best food shows on Netflix to watch:

Million Pound Menu

This is an interesting show featuring pop up chefs, home cooks, and food truck chefs. They all come together and cook for their professional futures. They are given tasks and are judged by people who are also restaurant investors. It is an exciting show because it rounds together different kinds of cooks and makes them all try out similar dishes to see how creative they can get. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjM3dwhEOJw&pbjreload=101

Flavourful Origins

This is a show that is all about how food becomes an entire cultural phenomenon. The narrator takes you around two Chinese provinces with a detailed focus on the food culture. Farms, markets, stalls, family dining experiences, and professional kitchens all come together to give a very accurate sense of the place. The show is very aesthetic to look at and each episode is quite short in length. This is the perfect binge-watch show for a foodie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtGlT3yoR0Y

Ugly Delicious

Chef David Chang tries to recreate an Anthony Bourdain kind of food and travel-based show where he takes you through places and cuisines. The show focuses on food as an emotional and social experience that binds the people of a place together. He also takes you to his home where he talks about the sentimentality of home-cooked food and how that is a universal emotional experience for most people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN_XItALHmM&t=3s

The Chef’s Line

This is a fun food show where people are in a cooking competition. Home cooks from all over are brought into a studio kitchen to make the cuisine they love. They will be marked by chefs from a restaurant specializing in that food. It is exciting because it has personal experiences, eliminations, and tasks that spice up the whole ordeal. It is fun to watch the best chefs around the world taste food made by diverse home cooks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwsvTJkOz3s

Meat Eater

This show follows Steven Rinella, who has devoted his life to conservation. It is a celebration of wild foods and educating the common people on the subject. The show follows Rinella and other fellow hunters as they travel across America to hunt, fish, and cook. It is a deeply informative show as it explains about sourcing our own meat and understanding the food we eat. It is also very different in its approach. It showcases the wild, raw side of food sourcing, which is unlike the chef’s table aesthetics in most food shows. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN0-KpzJ_fU

The Great British Baking Show

This is the quintessential baking-based cooking competition that is the perfect comfort watch for baking lovers. Home bakers assemble to showcase their talents and of course, win. The show has it all — from dramatic judges to difficult recipes to all the drama as the ovens heat up and chefs run out of time. This is a very fun watch, that is sure to have you all invested when you have the time for some binge cookery watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI9OBoIiO8I

Cooked

This is a great show that explains food based on the elements that contribute to making it – water, fire, air, Earth. Journalist and author Michael Pollan takes a look at food from a scientific perspective and each episode looks at how fire, water, air, and the earth help us create the flavors we love. This is a show for food lovers who want to have a better understanding of what it is that makes food so incredibly unique. It is quite a revelation as to how the food we eat is a result of so many things we barely recognize. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epMAq5WYJk4

Salt Fat Acid Heat

This is yet another food show that is also travel-based. It follows Chef Samin Nosrat who goes around the world, digging into how salt, fat, acid, and heat change food. It also speaks about how the usage of these elements in food differs drastically across cultures. Nosrat’s love for food really comes through in the show as it takes you through the beautiful dishes and locales around the world in all their glory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oKbs4jAf7M

Chef’s Table

This is perhaps the most sensational food show on Netflix ever. It focuses on a chef, baker, butcher, or cook who has devoted their lives to food. There’s a single personality at the center of each story that takes the episodes forward. The show explores food from the perspective of the different people who handle it and it is amazing to note how each of their relationships with food is so tuned by their roles in procuring or making it. This is also a visually stunning show that will keep you hooked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKqj85oo2wI

Rotten

This is an important watch to understand how the food we consume comes to our table. The series is a journalist-forward documentary covering our food supply chains and the harrowing aspects of how we get the food we eat every day. Everything from French wine to chicken comes under the radar here and there is a detailed explanation about how the supply chains are problematic and what we must do to keep in mind that the food we eat is made without exploitation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ot6W_7hvrM  
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10 Most Underrated Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

2020 was a year of so much chaos that cinephiles may have missed out on some of the best movies that came out, due to lack of publicity. Here are some of the most underrated movies of 2020 that you can catch up on:

Ordinary Love

This is an intense drama about how a couple tries to face the perils of growing old. It explores the layers and limits of sharing a life together. The story focuses on an aging married couple forced to confront their health and fear of mortality after the wife is diagnosed with cancer. A tough predicament to deal with, the couple goes into a very upsetting phase in their lives and the movie captures their distress with keen attention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6ihjNXgMdk

Relic

This is a horror film that is quite inward-looking and atmospheric. It is about how the spooky streak is passed down generationally and the story unfolds slowly into something one would never imagine. The film went underappreciated for the kind of thought it has put into its narrative. The film follows an 85-year-old matriarch’s descent into otherworldly interactions and insanity from the point of view of her daughter. It is eerie and extremely haunting. It is worth a watch and it is a highly underrated film of 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgSXwlcIvtg

I Used to Go Here

This is a film that is fun and exciting. It tells the story of a successful author who goes to give a speech at her alma mater. She subsequently gets entangled in the lives of a group of youngsters and what follows is the narrative of the film. It is an interesting take on life, relationships and the uncertainty of young age. The story is engaging and unexpectedly funny. This is yet another film that was overlooked in 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEYSD4-8FPA

Spree

This is a film that feels so relatable that it is almost scary. It follows a rideshare driver who wants to go viral on the internet and gain followers. He devises a dangerous plan for the same and is determined to stop at nothing. The quest for fame, revenge, and digital following are major themes in the film. It is a deeply disturbing film owing to how real it feels. It was overshadowed by other films in 2020 and is a story that deserves more attention and appreciation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX7V6j7-9_o

Tesla

This is a film that follows the life and times of legendary inventor Nikola Tesla. The story focuses on his battle to bring his wireless electrical energy- based system into fruition. It chronicles the struggles of a visionary who is largely mocked and misunderstood. The power of grit, determination and dreams are reiterated through the struggles of this man who is one of the world’s most important inventors of all times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4U-23TOKms

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

This is one of the most innovative yet underrated films of 2020. It is the story of a woman who travels to her boyfriend’s secluded animal farm and family home. She feels like there is something amiss in their relationship and plans to end it between them. What she encounters at his home are situations that are hard to figure out and the film finally snowballs into something none of us would imagine. It is an intense film that deserves more appreciation than it received. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDTg62vsV4U&t=5s

Emma

This is a fun story of Emma, a self-appointed matchmaker. She meddles with the romantic lives of all her friends and sometimes ends up messing with them. Along the way, Emma makes some missteps and misjudgments which land her in an entangled mess of soiled relationships and tattered friendships. But somewhere along the way, Emma also figures out that love need not be sought in unfamiliar places. This is a fun film with beautiful performances and it definitely is one of the most underrated films of 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsOwj0PR5Sk

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

This is yet another fun film based on a bar in Las Vegas that is going to shut down. The patrons and staff enjoy an evening at the bar sharing their experiences and issues related to the space. It reflects on the alcohol-fuelled world that emerges on its own in the night at bars. The film has a narrative that packs quite a bit of social criticism and commentary in fun, engaging ways. It is a film that does deserve more views than it got. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEvilRp8we4

Host

Set against the Covid 19 pandemic, this film begins with a few friends who join a weekly Zoom call to catch up during the pandemic. One of them hires a medium to try and communicate with spirits over the call, for the thrill. Things go haywire after several members of the call drop for various reasons. The film is terrifying for its execution that seems so real. It is relatable and spooky because of how tangible it feels. For the way it was conceptualized, the film is pretty underrated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNlKbqHqGcY

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

This is a bold film that reflects on themes like women and their right to their own bodies, social prejudices against independent women, how the State interferes with personal decisions, and so on. It tells the story of a girl faced with an unexpected pregnancy who travels across the state with a friend to find a solution to her problem. For the kind of social critique the film offers, it was grossly underrated and it deserved to get more appreciation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ReGp_OUGPM
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10 Best Cooking and Food Based Shows on Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Are you looking to watch some food-based shows to unwind? Here are some delicious cooking and food-related shows you can binge on Hulu:

Chopped

This is one of the oldest cooking competitions on the internet. The show pits four chefs against each other as they cook through various rounds of appetizers, dinner, and dessert. Each dish must include some mystery basket ingredients. At each round, one of the chefs gets eliminated from the competition. The show is catchy, exciting, and very engaging. It blends food, technique, and competition together to create a lovely experience. https://youtu.be/CsX53PsuLog

Food Network Star

This is yet another cooking competition where 12 chefs compete throughout each season to host their own Food Network series. There are eliminations and one chef is eliminated at the end of each episode. They are faced with multiple fun and testing tasks where they are supposed to cook under pressure and time crunch. This is a very engaging show that wraps together all the essential elements of a cookery competition. https://youtu.be/HNnDG4caovk

Cupcake Wars

This is an interesting cooking challenge where four cupcake bakers are pitted against each other in a themed battle at the end of which there is whopping prize money. This is a fun show especially if you love baking. The chefs work under duress and have to bring forth their best foot to be creative and up to the mark. Watch this show when you have the time to binge on some delicious baking. https://youtu.be/wzBpiwNA-mQ

Guy’s Grocery Games

This is a different kind of cooking show that is set in a grocery store. Guy Fieri hosts this show during which four chefs compete in a series of elimination challenges with themes that seem impossible to put together. The tasks vary from making sandwiches without the bread aisle to a gourmet meal featuring only frozen entrees. The show is quirky, fun, and absolutely rewarding to watch. It stands out for its creative and experimental edge to cooking. https://youtu.be/fPo5eO-jvZA

Kitchen Nightmares

This is a show that incorporates ace chef Gordon Ramsey’s creative spirit. Gordon Ramsey and the team visit failing restaurants to help them go for a revamp. The team examines each restaurant's lapses, renovates the building, and makes menu and management add innovative changes to help build goodwill and customer base. This is a show that really brings out Ramsey’s love for restaurants and food. It is also explanatory of the obstacles in setting up a restaurant and managing it well. https://youtu.be/E7i-XSBaAUY

After Hours

This is an inside story of the world of some of the best chefs. The show takes us behind-the-scenes at some of America's most popular restaurants. It showcases how to ace chefs function, what their work discipline looks like, and how they tune their inner creativity into dishes. They are also seen to be laughing and joking, apart from exchanging recipes and culinary secrets. This is a reality check and a very engaging show that shows us a sneak into the elite chef world. https://youtu.be/CwN7GhYLqdw

Top Chef Masters

This is a show that is somewhat a rip off of Top Chef. The show pits world-renowned chefs against each other in weekly competitions where they have to perform difficult tasks and come up with creative dishes. There is a very endearing cause to this show, which makes it worthwhile. The featured chefs compete on behalf of specific charities. Hence, all prize money goes to their specified organizations and not for their personal gains. https://youtu.be/AevzT-KO2b4

Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmerman

This is a food show that is whacky and out of the box. If you love food adventures, this is surely for you. Zimmern, an ace chef, and food writer travel across the globe in search of the strangest foods imaginable. He tries to find out the food items that are usually unheard of and introduces their flavors to the viewers. He's gone from place to place, eating everything from goat organs, ox intestines, and fermented cabbage tacos. https://youtu.be/JvXrc29c7D0

The F Word

This is a fun family cooking show in all ways. Hosted by chef Gordon Ramsey, the show pits family teams against each other in an hour-long live competition. Ramsey makes the show interesting by being his fun, whacky self. He sometimes brings in surprise celebrity guests to judge the dishes and interacts with audience members through fun games that elevate the excitement of the show. It is interesting to see how different families approach cooking and the show is an overall enjoyable watch. https://youtu.be/2hklaugu42M

Worst Cooks in America

This is yet another quirky show that is bound to catch your attention. Celebrity Food Network chefs guide a group of new recruits through cooking boot camp each season and train them to go into the finale. The final task is to cook a restaurant meal which will be judged by three guest food critics. It is fun and endearing to see these cooks learn the basics and fumble a bit but pick themselves up and deliver their best. https://youtu.be/AMJGj0itBBY  
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10 Best Shows to Watch on Netflix this January

by Kaylen Summers

Winter is here, and we all need content to binge-watch on the really cold, worn-out days. Here are some amazing shows to watch on Netflix this January 2021:

Bridgerton

This is a series that follows the lives of a few of London's elite in the early 19th century. They socialize, seek love, marriage, political alliances, and gossip. It is an indulgent, flamboyant show that is like a period drama version of a new-age gossip story. Though the plot may seem easy and peripheral, the show is not all that flimsy. It has its moments and you will love them when they happen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpv7ayf_tyE&pbjreload=101

Grace and Frankie

This is one of the most fun shows on Netflix right now. It follows two men who fall in love with each other. Their wives then go off on an incredible friendship that becomes an endearing, exciting tale of surviving old age and the bumps in the road of life. This is a show that offers humor, life lessons, and a lot of twists and turns in very natural ways. It has its heart in the right place and is a show that will get you hooked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDv6PRi1SgQ

Queen’s Gambit

This is an enthralling story of a chess prodigy. A Kentucky girl with a rare talent journey through the world of competitive chess as she faces loss, and struggles with addiction. It is a well-made, tightly edited series about ambition, determination, and vulnerabilities. It is very addictive in the sense that it will make you want to learn and play chess! Watch this series for a wholesome experience of the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDrieqwSdgI

Girlfriends

This is the kind of uplifting comedy you need this January. It follows the story of four ambitious women as they seek love, success, and identity in Los Angeles. They are all close friends and they stumble through problems in very funny ways. But they always have each other’s’ backs and their friendship is the most exciting element of the series. It is fun, light and also very engaging to watch. https://youtu.be/5MOjwmfb-DI

Good Girls

This is yet another exciting story of three women, who are friends. They are all going through personal and financial problems. They get entangled in money laundering and struggle to keep cover to protect their families. This is an extremely funny show that has its quirks in the right place. It also explores relationships, loss and the importance of money in keeping a family going. Watch it for some amazingly fun moments. https://youtu.be/kesFgp_vNSc

Arrested Development

This is a fun series about a family of rich folks who have been going through some tough times. It takes you through intricately woven family dynamics with lots of situational humour. The lavish lifestyle of a rich family is critiqued and it is extremely relatable. Watch this show for some natural well-packed humor that will keep you engaged for quite a while. It is one of those shows that will make you want to just go with the flow until you realize you’ve been hooked. https://youtu.be/hUGldIvXiTc

Virgin River

This is an intriguing series that is placed in an obscure little town called Virgin River. A woman moves into the town to practice as the new nurse in the local clinic and what follows is how she makes a life for herself amidst everything that is happening in the town. Trying to escape the grief of her husband’s death, she explores new people and things as she gets entangled in several problems. This is a very beautifully made series that will have your attention from the first episode. https://youtu.be/DMNjH5MlQXc

The Crown

With the new seasons released, this is one of Netflix’s best shows. It follows the history of the Great Britain through the life of the Queen. It is one of the most sensational political dramas in recent times with fans, awards, and lots of cheering to back it up. Watch it for its well made scenes, amazing writing and solid performances. It is again one of those shows that are long and run for many seasons, for those of you who are looking for something to hook on to. https://youtu.be/OiXEpminPms

Jane the Virgin

This is a fun story of a devout Catholic girl who gets accidentally pregnant via artificial insemination. She is a virgin, saving herself for marriage, but when this happens her life changes. The story follows how she and her family deal with this particular situation and all of this are wrapped up in very good, relatable humor. Watch it for some light, breezy comedy and also an interesting take on family and relationships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOKUcwrPFmg

Schitt’s Creek

If you have not caught up on the most phenomenal show of the last year, here it is. This is the story of the Roses, a family of multi-millionaires who lose everything in a scam. They are forced to go live in a small-town motel and start over. The story is hilarious with its really quirky characters. Soon, this fun show gets even better with many layers of tenderness and heart. It is a show that won almost all the awards when it ended last year and it is definitely one of the best shows now on Netflix. https://youtu.be/W0uWS6CnC2o
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10 Best True Crime Movies of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Crime has been a constant source of inspiration and terror for all cinema lovers. True crime movies capture real-life incidents and add a dash of fiction to make it more intriguing. Here are some of the best true crime movies ever made that you can watch:

All Good Things

This is a crime thriller that is sensational and has all the ingredients of a racy crime story. It follows the son of a New York real estate tycoon who becomes the prime suspect behind a series of murders including that of his wife. The film showcases his journey ahead with all the world’s focus on him. This is a film that is flashy, edgy and has intriguing plot points to keep your interest intact. It is complemented by great performances and good cinematography. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rTd81E226U

The Bling Ring

Ace director Sophia Coppola tells the story of a teenaged crime ring that got vapidly famous for breaking into and robbing multiple celebrities’ homes in the late 2000s. It is a flashy tale told in style. The performance of Emma Watson as a twisted teenager will have you hooked to your seat. The story is tight, relatable, and woven with elements of curiosity and truth that will surprise you as you get more and more involved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4LzhgExvrc

In Cold Blood

This is the chilling story of two criminals in action. It follows the true story of the 1959 murder of the Clutter family in Kansas. It packs suspense and the intricate workings of criminal minds in a narrative that is extremely engaging. It is a film that will show you another side of the human mind that is sure to make you think deeply about crime as a tendency to deviate and its nuances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU_TY9ZQ48A

American Hustle

This is a film that is way deeper than its flashy scenes and gorgeous female leads. It is the story of the FBI's 1970s ABSCAM sting operation. The film is filled with many twists and double-crossings that are quintessential to a narrative of scam and betrayal. It has its elements on point and the cast delivers an absolutely committed effort to keep the plot together. The film did receive a lot of attention when it was out, but It still did not really reach out as one of the best true crime films in the way it deserved to be received. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST7a1aK_lG0

Catch Me If You Can

This is a phenomenal, cult true crime film by Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of Frank Abagnale's rise as a conman. Leonardo DiCaprio is enjoyably charming as the conman who pulls off the most complicated heists and also keeps the agent tracing him on his feet. The film is now a cult classic with a huge fan following. It is one of the most sensational, widely watched films of all time. The narrative is fun, thrilling, and also very critical of the concept of crime and punishment itself. https://youtu.be/hFj3OXVL_wQ

Memories of Murder

This is a Korean film based on Korea's first serial murders. It is a mysterious crime thriller that tracks the true events leading to the first documented cases of serial killings in the country. The narrative is chilling and very eerie because of the fact that everything depicted in it is true. It is a one-of-a-kind experience to watch something that seems so fictional but is in fact, the sad, cold, truth. https://youtu.be/dTnyhLywdJc

Casino

This is a gem of a hugely underrated film by Martin Scorsese. It tells the story of a low-level gangster making his way up the casino racket. The film is based on Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal and his wife and friend who threatens to tear his empire down. The film is extremely well-made and told with a sense of wit and thrill. It is one of those hidden gems that will catch you by surprise when you finally watch it. The performances are amazing and they bring out the layers of the characters absolutely brilliantly. https://youtu.be/EJXDMwGWhoA

Bully

This is yet another true crime film that is slightly hard to the palette. It is the story of a few South Florida high schoolers who murder a sadistic friend who had abused them in the past. The film is told with the no-nonsense approach it deserves and it is filmed with an edge. The narrative is very nuanced as it questions the nature of crime and tries to delve into revenge as a valid response towards abuse. The lines are thin when the crime is as grave as murder, and the film gets these layers right. https://youtu.be/uKSIMkKIEek

All the President’s Men

This is a true-crime story of the most sensational Watergate burglary scandal that cost President Richard Nixon his political credibility. It is a novel take on the relevance of good journalism and also a very thrilling depiction of corruption and scam that happens at the political level. The film is very well made and executed with absolute objectivity to the storyline. It is also a reference of a historic scandal that can be viewed with an intention to know what went down back then. https://youtu.be/vLt6djxhNe8

Zodiac

This is a clincher from none other than director David Fincher. It tells the story of California’s Zodiac killer who went on a murder spree. The film is narrated with a suspenseful precision and it snowballs into something larger and deeper with each scene. It has all the characteristic elements of a David Fincher crime thriller. What makes it even more intense is its reference to the actual happenings that led to the making of this film. https://youtu.be/bEvnwKFUnI0
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10 Best Animated Shows on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Animated shows are loved by one and all. The imaginative canvas and fun elements are things that attract everyone. Here are some animated shows on Netflix that you can watch:

The Magic School Bus

This a fun story about a slightly nutty school teacher who powers the bus into outer space, all to teach her students about the scientific wonders of the universe. This is an exciting series that is all about adventures and learning about the various wonders of the world. It has a very imaginative landscape, detailed animation, and many moments that are entertaining as well as thought-provoking. Watch this series for a fun, engaging time with some really amazing plot points. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKdSVhhF1Fs

One-Punch Man

This is a series whose craziness is a league all its own. It is the story of a 25-year-old college graduate who rescues a boy from the murderous clutches of a lobster man-monster. To make this happen, he abandons his search for a salaried job and devotes himself to rigorous three-year training to become a hero. The series has its mad moments which are brought out with relatable storytelling and it is a fun watch if you are looking for something out of the box. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JAElThbKrI

Legend of Korra

This is a show with an incredible female protagonist, the titular character. She is a legend, a kickass teenage girl who must save the world while navigating the many curiosities and layers of her adolescent life. This is an amazing series that has very poignant story points that especially take a much-needed jibe at conventional gender roles. It is a super fun, action-packed show to watch for kids and adults alike. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54srZLuYfb0

The Dragon Prince

This is the interesting, mystical tale of the land of Xadia. Here, magic comes from six sources: the sun, moon, stars, sky, earth, and ocean. Later, humans go to this pristine land and they create a seventh kind of magic -- dark magic. The storyline is exciting and extremely entertaining. The series packs a lot of adventure and great animation. It is a super fun watch to get hooked on owing to its sharply written scenes and amazing execution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWEtCsi3Eo8

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Kicking girl power, an LGBTQ subtext, and deep female relationships— that is what this amazing series is in a nutshell. This is a beautifully animated action-packed series packaging the dark conflicts of its characters’ upbringings and destinies. The world built through the story is fascinating with plenty of flawed, badass ladies who come through as the heroes we need in the world. Watch this for a different, relevant take on everything ranging from strength, resilience and fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsGMkAWB6lY

Voltron: Legendary Defender

This series is a tale of teenagers transported from Earth who become pilots for robotic lions to fight in an intergalactic war. The Paladins of Voltron must learn to work together now to assemble the robot Voltron and use its power to push back and conquer the empire. The story may sound familiar but the execution with impeccable attention to detail is the most captivating aspect of this series. Watch this for some fun drama and action-packed sci-fi adventure that will surely have you amazed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXW1waqRCb0

Aggretsuko

This is perhaps one of the cutest animation series with small, adorable animals. This is the story of an old red panda working as a dead-eyed accountant at a trading firm. The panda is the star of this musical comedy. It also very beautifully written and it showcases the power of a woman’s anger. The emotions are brought out through music as the panda shrieks out her frustration by singing death metal. This show truly creates a very satisfying, relevant narrative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgPgktxjlaU

Inuyasha

This is a Japanese series that tells a very fascinating story. It is the story of a fifteen-year-old middle school girl from modern-day Tokyo. She is transported to the Sengoku period after falling into a well in her family shrine. There, she meets the half-dog demon, half-human Inuyasha. The series is a beautiful rendering of the fantasies of a girl. It is something that will have the attention of the viewer from the very first episode. It is the perfect series to get hooked on if you are looking for something long and interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EllmLUr39qk

Castlevania

Adapted from the Konami franchise of the same name by award-winning comic book writer Warren Ellis, this is an exciting, layered series about the tormented her and villain Dracula. This is an amazing adaptation of the character and told with innovative storytelling techniques. The animation is executed with a stunning sense of aesthetics and it does complete justice to the plot and the expectations of the audience. This is something that is entertaining as well as mentally stimulating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0kaYs8SbMs&t=3s

BoJack Horseman

This is perhaps the most popular, sensational series on Netflix in the animation section. This is the story of a humanoid horse, BoJack Horseman -- lost in a sea of self-loathing and booze. He decides to make a comeback and through him, the narrative critiques themes of self-realization, mental well being and the general cut-throat nature of the world. The series is full of epiphanies and memorable, teachable moments which makes it extremely beautiful and fulfilling to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1eJMig5Ik4
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10 Best Shows to Binge on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

As you try to navigate the new year, you might need some content to help you through. Here are some of the best shows on Amazon Prime for your binge-watching days:

American Gods

Based on Neil Gaiman’s bestselling book of the same title, American Gods is the tale of fading old gods as they are replaced by new gods. They have specialties familiar to us 21st-century people. There are specific Gods for specific purposes like technology and media; connectivity and the like. This is a very dystopian, yet fun shows that is immensely imaginative. If you are a Gaiman fan, this is the show you must not miss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6HLeNl8DOs

Good Omens

Yet another fantasy story, this is about two men who each play an antagonistic angel and a devilish demon who were present at the beginning of the Universe. Despite their differences, they strike up a lasting friendship, and, when the time comes, they team up against all evil. This is a fun story that also critiques our ideas of right and wrong in very insightful ways. The performances are great and hold together the show really well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On0RbFjh8tI

The Tick

The Tick is yet another superhero series about an invulnerable hero who fights crime. He has a fun, nervous side-kick who helps him through thick and thin. The pair must find ways to intervene as the villain, The Terror returns. This is a show that has all the cool elements of a superhero story. It is incredibly engaging and has many moments that will thrill you. It was also very well received when it came out though Amazon has not confirmed the new season yet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvzxl0Ed_2Q

Catastrophe

This is one of the most underrated comedies on Amazon. Being a first-time parent isn’t an easy job. What if you are doing it with your partner who is from another country and you don’t really know them that well? This is a fun story of two people who meet just once and discover later that they are going to be parents. The plot has all the possibilities for great humor and the series captures them brilliantly. For the kind of engaging content, this is, it is surprising that the show is not more popular. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHkVZYK0rpQ

Downtown Abbey

This is a period soap-operatic series that is all about super-rich people going about their lives. The Crawley family leads the story, as their lives are interwoven with real-life historical events like the sinking of the Titanic and World War I. With all these external events going on, the drama within the Crawleys and their servants become trickier. This is a show that can be binged on for its rich making and social critique. The performances compliment the making and it is the perfect bine watch material. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOM3y4P8TEM

Fleabag

This is one of the most sensational feminist comedies on the internet. It follows the story of Fleabag, a young woman who is struggling to manage her family and personal life. She stumbles through life as her sister who is much more successful presents a threat to her and her father seems unhappy with her. This is a fun survival story of a woman caught in herself. It is also one of the most layered, political takes on womanhood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhZHv2id6Sk

Homecoming

This is a story of a counselor at a facility called Homecoming. She helps veterans transition back into civilian life after they come back from service. Or so she thinks. The show is told in flashbacks between her first day on the job and a future point in time where she’s back home with her mom. She has a very faded memory of her time at the facility and she has her own conflicts about it. This is an intense series that is backed by some stunning performances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WJSdpE-sJQ

Undone

This is a peculiar, engaging story of a 28-year old girl who can’t find her place in the world. Feeling disconnected from the world as her younger sister is almost getting married, she finds herself thrown into a car crash. Later, she figures out that she can jump through time. This new gift allows her to interact with her deceased father and what unveils is a mystery that is unraveled with the help of her father. This is an absolutely immersive watch, perfect to binge on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uWCNHQgfnc

The Expanse

This is a science fiction thriller about our future as mankind. It tells the story of us, many years from now. Mankind sprawls into the universe, taking command of everything it lays hands on. Mars is an independent military power, and at war with Earth. The scenes and settings are very imaginative and edgy, yet extremely relatable for us. It is shot well and made with a sense of conviction that it becomes instantly connected to the viewer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQuTAPWJxNo

Black Books

This is a series with its heart in the right place. It is the story of Black, a sarcastic bookstore owner whose concept of a good day at work involves no customers and lots of wine. He is constantly lonely and longs for a romantic partner. When he hires help and becomes friends with his neighbor, he slowly discovers the joys of having friends and meeting people. This show has great moments, good one-liners, and a plot that will keep you engaged. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gy3C7cMNeg
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Netflix’s Top 10 Most-Watched Movies This January 2021

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the top, most-watched movies available for streaming on Netflix this week. Start streaming them now or you can also use our Smart Movie Recommendations App to get more personalized movie suggestions.

The Midnight Sky

https://youtu.be/DXUUqr3AFKs

🎬2020 ⌛1h 58m 

A mysterious global catastrophe has made Earth inhabitable. It is up to a lonely scientist living in the artic to warn a group of astronauts not to return to Earth. Based on the 2016 novel, Good Morning, Midnight, this 2020 science fiction movie is directed by George Clooney. The actor also plays the lead role in the movie. Other characters of the movie include Felicity Jones, Tiffany Boone, Demián Bichir, David Oyelowo,  Kyle Chandler, and Caoilinn Springall.

Mank

https://youtu.be/aSfX-nrg-lI

🎬2020 ⌛2h 12m

Director David Fincher is always known for his unique way of storytelling. His movies have an identity that stands apart from the rest and helped him earn a loyal fanbase through the years. MANK is his latest movie for Netflix and is an adaption of his father's screenplay about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, the man behind the script of Citizen Kane. The biographical drama has Gary Oldman playing the title role with other prominent actors like Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tom Burke, Joseph Cross, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Tuppence Middleton, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, Monika Gossmann, and Charles Dance.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

https://youtu.be/ord7gP151vk

🎬2020 ⌛1h 34m

The tale of the fearless blues singer Ma Rainey and her band joining for a recording session in 1927. Directed by George C. Wolfe and written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the movie is based on the play of the same name by August Wilson. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is listed as one of the ten best movies of 2020 by the American Film Institute.

Catch Me If You Can

https://youtu.be/71rDQ7z4eFg

🎬2012 ⌛ 2h 10m

Inspired by the life of Frank Abagnale Jr, Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and DiCaprio teams up for this adventurous thriller about a young man who cons people.

The Platform

https://youtu.be/RlfooqeZcdY

🎬2019 ⌛1h 34m 

Inside a large, tower-style prison branded as 'Vertical Self-Management Center', food is served to the inmates on a platform from floor to floor. The top eats the good food and the bottom gets the leftovers. This Spanish, social science, horror fiction is directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia and has Iván Massagué, Antonia San Juan, Zorion Eguileor, Emilio Buale Coka, and Alexandra Masangkay playing the different characters.

The Half of It

https://youtu.be/B-yhF7IScUE

🎬2020 ⌛1h 45m

N A high school jock hires a nerd to help him woo a girl. However, it looks like the girl nerd also likes the girl being wooed.

The Departed

https://youtu.be/iojhqm0JTW4

🎬2006 ⌛2h 31m

Two rookie Boston cops get tangled up with the Irish mob- one as a member of the gang and the other double-crossing his own department.

His House

https://youtu.be/DYY0QJhlXjc

🎬2020 ⌛1h 33m

From war-torn South Sudan, a couple seeks asylum in England for a fresh start. However, what awaited them was a greater evil lurking in their new house. Written and directed by Remi Weekes, the movie is adapted from a story by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables. Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, and Matt Smith play the major characters in the movie.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

https://youtu.be/cDTg62vsV4U

🎬2020 ⌛2h 14m

A woman and her boyfriend's troubled relationship takes a new turn when they decide to visit his parents at a remote farm. The movie is a psychological thriller directed by Charlie Kaufman and is based on a novel of the same name written by Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis.

Death to 2020

https://youtu.be/veUqfcyZ_Bo

🎬2020 ⌛1h 10m

Starring some of the most notable personalities, this British mockumentary that looks back at all the events of 2020 in a comedic retrospective. Some of the familiar talents playing the fictional characters of this special features include Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, Leslie Jones, Joe Keery, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracey Ullman, Cristin Milioti, and Diane Morgan.

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10 Hidden Netflix Gems Waiting To Be Discovered

by Kaylen Summers

We often only watch films that are hyped and advertised. Some great films go unnoticed in the process. Now that we are in the new year, here are some underrated gems that you can watch:

Mud

This is one of the most underrated movies of the past decade. The story is told from the POV of a young teenage boy who comes across a man named Mud living on an island in the Mississippi River. Their unexpected encounter leads to a chain of events that cause the boy to be more mature than his age and in the process brings transformations in Mud. This is a lovely drama about coming of age, search, and the power of human determination. It has brilliant performances and is one of the most underrated movies ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m9IFlz2iYo

The Killing of A Sacred Deer

This absolutely strange psychological thriller is one that you may either like or hate. It follows a cardiac surgeon who secretly befriends a young man. The man then makes an eerie prediction. He warns the surgeon that his entire family will slowly die. The film is quite unconventional in its theme and execution. The scenes are tight and extremely thrilling. Though the story is quite strange, the film deserves an attempt at watching because of its craft and creative thought. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQFdGfwChtw

Midnight Special

This is a very underrated science fiction thriller. It follows the story of a father and son. The father realizes that his son has magical powers. What follows is how the duo tries to save their secret from the world and build on their relationship in the process. This is a movie with stunning performances and minimalist visual effects. The characters are well fleshed out and the film overall is absolutely engaging. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zuQTmVCEn4

Nocturnal Animals

This is a film that cannot be explained. It has to be watched. It is the story of a divorced writer and his ex-wife. It takes you through the manuscript of the writer which he completes and sends his ex-wife to read. The story then takes off on an entirely unexpected turn and the film leaves many questions in the minds of the viewers which will take some time and thought to resolve. This is an absolutely intense film that did not get the attention it deserves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H1Ii1LjyFU

Wildlife

This is yet another underrated film about a family. Told from the perspective of the young boy, it showcases incidents after he moves with his parents to Montana. His father loses his job and is forced to leave him and his mother to fend for themselves. What follows is how the mother tries to rebuild their lives and the mystery behind the father’s identity is slowly revealed in the end. The film is a deeply layered one with stunning performances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoJpVQTY_t4

Free Fire

This is a Mexican standoff story that is very exciting yet underrated. The film begins in the 1970s with a meet-up between IRA members and an arms dealer. What follows is a tale of betrayals, backstabbing, and violence. The film is racy and very tightly made. But the violence may not be for everyone, so tread carefully. If you like gangster thrillers, this is a film you must give a shot. It is very well filmed and the performances are also quite amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDD3I0uOlqY

Haywire

This is the story of a female agent who is betrayed by her employers and targeted for assassination. This sets her on the run for her life, but it is also on her to gather intel and unravel a conspiracy before it’s too late. The film has stunning action sequences and an overall intrigue that is very solidly preserved till the end. The amazing depth of characters and mood that the film maintains makes it a watch that is worth the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpffbDjWlog

About Time

This is a fun story about a family of men who have the power to go back in time and change the course of things. The story focuses on the young man from the family who marries the love of his life. Hiding his true powers from everyone else, he navigates through life and his relationships to make sure that distressing events are corrected with his powers. But each change in the event is with a consequence, and hence, the film is a very intriguing watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7A810duHvw

Mute

This is yet another weird movie that you will have to watch and see to decide on. It is the story of a mute bartender who is searching for the woman he loves. She has mysteriously disappeared and he keeps his vigil on, actively trying to trace her and find out what happened to her. The film is quite strange in its execution and may not offer a fully happy picture of the future. But it is worth giving a shot for the way it is crafted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma8te7ywEio

1922

This is a suspense-filled film that is quite difficult to forget once you watch it. It is the story of a farmer at the end of his life writing a full confession of a crime. Told mostly on flashbacks, the film is about an unforgivable event that has so far been hidden in the mind of the protagonist. It is backed by great performances and beautiful cinematography. It is a film that is quite an experience. For the quality of the film, it is surprising that it remains so underrated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E_fT0aTsjI
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10 Best Comedies on Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Comedies are loved by everyone. What would our lives be without some humor after all?! Here are some of the best comedies on Hulu that you can watch:

Happiest Season

This is a fun movie about a girl who brings her girlfriend home but has not yet come out to her family. The film explores family dynamics, relationships, and love with a twist of well-timed, engaging humor. The actors all do their parts extremely well and the film is one that also stands out for presenting a relevant theme with the attention it deserves. It is not only packed with good comedy but also deep layers of emotions that make you feel good in the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h58HkQV1gHY

Ingrid Goes West

Based on our internet obsession, this is a fun story of a woman who becomes obsessed with an Instagram celebrity. As you can imagine already, celebrity obsession is a plot that gives rise to quite many moments of situational humor. This film captures those moments well and presents an engaging story of the quest for viral culture, fame, and the need to fit in. It is as funny as it is serious. Watch it for a good laugh at the characters and perhaps, your own self! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP4vD1tWbPU

The Nice Guys

This is a nice, old-fashioned buddy comedy flick. It is the story of a private detective who gets caught up in the disappearance of a teenager. He teams up with a funny cop to untangle the mess. This film explores friendship and mystery to present a story that is genuinely funny. The actors showcase brilliant chemistry and the narrative comes around as engaging, deep, and extremely relatable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQR5zsLHbYw

Say Anything

This is a comedy about deeper thoughts. It showcases how people from different backgrounds find each other. It is a family drama that explores your realizations about your family members, and those moments in which you learn the world is more complex than you thought as a kid. It is a light narrative but it touches on important topics. The performances back the comic element very well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se_eSeEAoX0

Support the Girls

This is a very charming comedy about a Hooters-esque restaurant. It showcases a woman employed at the restaurant who is having a particularly bad day at work. It is not a film that makes too many statements about anything, yet ends up being very relevant and striking. It is a film about the power of human will and how people try hard to swim against the tides. It is a fun, exciting story that will surely have you hooked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI1CWYxbbkI

Greener Grass

This is a weird comedy film for all you mad comedy lovers out there. It is a strange kind of comedy that borders onto black humor. It examines the suburban culture and is deeply exaggerated for comic drama It is quite a crafty film because it experiments with comedy in ways that are very different from usual methods. It looks like a film that will have a niche following very soon. Watch this film to join the bandwagon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyOvQfgQhKQ

Click

This is one of Adam Sandler’s last films before he shifted to Netflix. It is a comedy about an average man who finds out that his universal remote can fast forward through the boring and bad times in his life. It has all the elements of an Adam Sandler film. It packs humor, thoughts, and some relevant issues in a narrative that is sure to feel extremely relatable. Watch this film for a really exciting experience you will fully enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZNC5emNyEQ

Big Time Adolescence

This is a coming-of-age story about a kid who befriends a very lazy adult man. It explores their friendship and the influence they have on each other. It is an extremely relatable film that explains with a tenderness that maturity comes to people at different ages, in different ways. The performances are endearing and keep up with the funny tone and the soft heart of the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3PcDo4YcnY

Beerfest

This is yet another great comedy about an underground drinking game tournament that takes place during Oktoberfest in Munich. It is an ensemble with performances that stay in your heart for a long time. The scenes pack easy humor that elevates the overall mood of the film. The chaos on the screen is very well curated to present a story with many characters and moments that make the film an absolutely lovely watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDaxX_bGsDc

Four Weddings And A Funeral

This is a breezy comedy about a man who gets into a lot of complicated issues at weddings and a funeral. He ends up falling in love at the end of this complex mix. It is a very engaging story that packs comic chaos extremely well. It has its heart in the right place and the performances support the theme in ways that really sustain the excitement of the narrative till the end. It became the highest-grossing British film of all time when it was released. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-HeV8Z6iXc
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10 Best Comedies on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

Comedy is what keeps all of us going. After a year as disturbing as 2020, we all have realized how necessary humor is for us. Here are some amazing comedies on Amazon Prime that you can watch:

The Big Sick

This is a comedy about a Pakistani stand-up comedian who meets an American girl. The series packs witty scenes about how the cultural differences between the couple get them into problems. The girl soon falls into a coma and the man is left to work out a relationship with her hostile parents. This is a heart-warming, fun film that critiques relationships, religion and also reflects on the potential of human kindness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcD0Daqc3Yw

Chuck & Buck

This is a bold comedy about a young playwright who becomes obsessed with a friend after his mother dies. This is a comic yet very layered representation of how people try hard to move on and build new relationships after they have suffered a significant loss. This is one of the best pieces of writing where comedy, thrill, and reality are all balanced out perfectly. Watch this film for a novel experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3JBqL_8gcE

Clue

This is a 1985 comedy film based on the board game of the same name. It features a wonderful, ensemble cast of brilliant actors like Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, and Christopher Lloyd. The film was no sign when it released, but over the years it has become a cult among comedies. It is a fun, engaging take on the dynamics of friends, the joy of winning, and everything that comes along with existing in a group of close-knit buddies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkwqw4lPz64

Eighth Grade

This is the story of an eighth-grader who deals with self-confidence issues. She posts motivational content on social media but goes through an extreme crisis of self-esteem in her real life. Elsie Fisher gives a breakthrough performance as a young lady who is socially awkward and has no clue how to deal with those years of existence. All the rocky roads to completing teenage life are represented smartly and sharply in the film. Watch it for a unique experience of teenage comedy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8lFgF_IjPw

Fighting With My Family

This is the story of two children of parents who are wrestlers. They both desire to get into wrestling but only one of them actually makes it. The film tells a fun story of how the girl struggles with her family and the world to realize her dream of being a wrestler. It is paced well, the comic timing is absolutely on spot and it is an engaging watch with laughs at the right places. Watch this film for a unique take on dreams, goals, and family expectations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-X5WnMzOvA

Harold and Maude

This is a black comedy about the unlikely friendship between a young man and an old woman. The duo meets at a funeral and connects with each other. It is a kind of comedy that is dark, deep, sarcastic, and absolutely engaging. It is a great watch because of its comic nuance. The performances are bang on which makes this strange story utterly relatable. It is also rich with stunning visuals and music that increases the comic value. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avfnCu_BwsA

His Girl Friday

This is the story of a newspaper doing one last story with his ex-wife. He finds out that she is engaged to a wealthy man and he gets involved in her life in a professional capacity. But his intentions are clearly not just personal. This is a witty film about how the man learns to deal with his relationship baggage while also trying to get his ex-wife back in his life. It is a classic tale of envy told in an extremely funny, layered manner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IS-KvD2_Zo

Me, Myself, & Irene

This is a dark and daring comedy about an average Rhode Island man who has a revelation about his alter ego, Hank. He has a psychotic episode, revealing a darker second personality named Hank. Now he has to escort Irene to a place while he alter ego takes over his personality on and off. Jim Carrey shines through in one of his most sensational performances of all time. This is a fun film that also makes you think about whatever goes on in the subconscious mind. It is funny to see how the man approaches his own alter ego and how he uses it to laugh at his own life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssx_riw1Y9Y

The Opposite of Sex

This is a typical, fun comedy film about a teenage girl who is pregnant and has just lost her stepfather. She runs away from home and moves in with her half-brother. She causes major confusion in her life and tries to get together with his partner. It is a film that packs situational, dark humor in all its glory. It is an entertaining watch for those of you who love some breezy, easy humor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkcdhaPvVZU

The Royal Tenenbaums

This is a story about three siblings who learn that adult life is way more complicated than they had anticipated. The film is a fun take on how the siblings make peace with the patriarch of the house once they get the news that he is dying. This is a really funny, striking film that will keep your laughter intact throughout. It is an age-old theme, but the narrative is fresh and funny. Watch it to cool off after a long work week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caMgokYWboU  
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10 Best Comedy Shows On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Who doesn’t like a good laugh? Here are some of the funniest shows on Netflix that you can watch for some amazing humor.

Arrested Development

This is a fun series about a family of rich folks who have been going through some tough times. It takes you through intricately woven family dynamics with lots of situational humor. The lavish lifestyle of a rich family is critiqued in sarcastic ways that make it extremely relatable. Watch this show for some natural well-packed humor that will keep you engaged for quite a while. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzVhPCMAxWQ

The Good Place

Ever wondered what happens in the afterlife? Here is a show that takes you on a fun ride into the concept of the afterlife. It focuses on “The Good Place” which is where the nicer people go once they die but surviving in a good place is not easy as there are rules and standards you must meet. Twisted, goofy, and philosophical at the same time, this is a show that will keep your imagination occupied and your mind humored as you watch it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfBgT5djaQw

Schitt’s Creek

This is the most sensational, popular, comedy series to have come out in recent times. It is the story of the Rose’s, multimillionaires who lose everything in a scam and are forced to move to a motel in a small town called Schitt’s Creek. What starts off as a story of an elite family trying to make peace with a modest lifestyle, soon layers into an exciting, heartwarming tale of determination, gratitude, and goodness. Watch this series to feel warm and fuzzy in your heart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0uWS6CnC2o

Sex Education

This teen comedy explores all the fun of being adolescents. The series follows a mother-son duo where the mother is a sex therapist and the son is a high school student with lots of doubts about intimacy. He soon teams up with a friend and starts an undercover sex therapy clinic in school. What follows are accounts of problems, fears, and myths that run in adolescent minds about sexual intimacy. The narrative is extremely witty and it also addresses important themes with respect to safe sex practices in the process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd2ldTR-WpI

Jane the Virgin

This is the story of Jane, a devout catholic, who has sworn to remain a virgin until marriage. She is accidentally injected with an artificial insemination solution during a routine gynecological visit. Unmarried, devout, virgin Jane thus becomes pregnant. What follows is how she makes peace with her predicament while managing her friends, family, and society. The narrative is layered with sarcasm and dark humor that critiques social norms and prejudices with clarity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOKUcwrPFmg

Derry Girls

This is a series about a group of wild, young, catholic school girls living in Northern Ireland in the early ’90s. They get into all sorts of trouble with their unflinching adventurous days. The series captures the conflict of living in a war zone and it also showcases the angst of being teenagers in a restricted environment. Watch this series for fun and layered take on adolescents and their various ways of exploring the forbidden. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFmFuXH0IRY

Community

This is the story of a former lawyer with a fake degree who heads to community college to get a real degree. He gets into a lot of trouble with his new peers and instructors. The series packs all kinds of bizarre happenings in the most natural, relatable ways. It is a fun adventure that marks the protagonist’s attempt to do something with a sense of integrity for the first time ever. It is as endearing as it is funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4W4L9TLJa8

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

This is a show more layered than its name probably comes across as. It is a musical romantic comedy that explores relationships with toe-tapping music that is sure to catch your attention. The actors have excellent comic timing and there are plenty of moments that make the show a wholesome critique of themes like mental illness, isolation, and the desire to be wanted by someone else. Watch this show for a fun trippy ride into a musical, realistic yet fantasy-filled world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eKnMzilZfY

Big Mouth

This is an animated comedy series with familiar voiceovers and much more familiar life discussions. It follows a group of young friends and chronicles some confusing life changes that happen to them during their puberty. The show wraps together the anxieties, meltdowns, curiosities, and angst of undergoing puberty in striking humor. The jokes are well-timed and articulated in such a way that you will remember some of the dialogues for days after you finish the series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8DlpO5UOnI

New Girl

This is a series about a quirky young girl who moves into an apartment with three male roommates. What starts off as a pretty straightforward, slow narrative soon snowballs into a story of questioning stereotypes, building relationships, and surviving life. The humor is very relatable and brings out ease while you watch it. The chemistry between the four main protagonists is what holds together this witty, well-timed comedy that is sure to get you hooked once you start watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19jvAM1oZRA
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What’s New On Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu This January

by Kaylen Summers

Here are the top new option available on your streaming services this January. Start streaming them now or you can also use our Smart Movie Recommendations App to get more personalized movie suggestions.

Mortal Engines

https://youtu.be/fupYIggOq38

🎬2018 ⌛2h 8m 

In a post-apocalyptic future, cities can move and consume each other for their survival. A group of rebels is out to stop this sinister destruction. The movie is directed by Christian Rivers is based on the young-adult science fantasy novel of the same name, written by Philip Reeve. The movie has Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving playing the major roles.

Available on Netflix 

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Sylvie's Love

https://youtu.be/SbjakuJZgww

🎬2020 ⌛1h 56m 

A young woman and an aspiring saxophonist fall in love and it transcends changing times, geography, and professional success. The movie is set in 196o's New York City. Tessa Thompson plays the lead role as Sylvie Parker, while Nnamdi Asomugha is playing the role of the young saxophonist named Robert Halloway.  This Amazon Original was written, directed, and produced by Eugene Ashe.

Available on Prime Video

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London Fields

https://youtu.be/kPYZn-6WI8o

🎬2018 ⌛1h 48m

Nicola Six gets tangled up in love affairs with three different men. She knows that one of them will be her murderer.

Available on Netflix

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Hope Gap

https://youtu.be/oAP1fA-bp5k

🎬2020 ⌛1h 40m

Things take a dramatic turn when a father tells his son that he is leaving his mother after 33 years of marriage.  Directed and written by veteran screenwriter and two-time Oscar nominee, William Nicholson, the movie is based on his play The Retreat from Moscow. Annette Bening and Bill Nighy play the longtime couple with Josh O'Connor and Aiysha Hart playing the other important roles.

Available on Hulu

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Pieces of a Woman

https://youtu.be/1zLKbMAZNGI

🎬2020 ⌛2h 06m 

When a home birth ends up in unimaginable tragedy, Martha must navigate through her grief, her husband, mother, and the publicly vilified midwife. The character of Martha is played by Vanessa Kirby, and Shia LaBeouf plays the role of her husband, Sean. The movie is directed by Kornél Mundruczó, who is known for movies like White God, Johana, Jupiter's Moon.

Available on Netflix

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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

https://youtu.be/HqlxWZNeWNk

🎬2009 ⌛1h 40m

A notorious womanizer re-evaluates his behavior as he faces the ghosts of girlfriends past, only to reconnect with his first and only love, Jenny. The American romantic comedy film directed by Mark Waters and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

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Criminal

https://youtu.be/3bvnoqsvY-M

🎬2016 ⌛1h 48m

In order to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row sentenced inmate. Directed by Ariel Vromen, the movie has Douglas Cook and David Weisberg penning the script. The movie features  Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Alice Eve, Antje Traue, Scott Adkins, Amaury Nolasco, Gal Gadot, Michael Pitt, Jordi Mollà,  Ryan Reynolds, and Tommy Lee Jones.

Available on Prime Video

Our Idiot Brother

https://youtu.be/1yvn8a16B9Q

🎬2011 ⌛1h 30m

Ned seemed to the usual idiot type for his three sisters. However, as their lives began to unravel, they realize that Ned is not an idiot after all. This comedy-drama is directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer.

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The Mexican

https://youtu.be/LyujCIHTiHc

🎬2001 ⌛2h 03m 

Jerry transports an ancient gun called The Mexican across the border as per his employer's instructions. His girlfriend wants him to quit his criminal activities. Starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts in the lead roles, this adventure comedy is a blend of different genre elements and is directed by Gore Verbinski.

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10 Great Anime Series to Watch on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

Looking for some animated series to binge on? Here are some wholesome, beautiful animated series you can watch on Amazon Prime:

Dororo

This is an exciting story that begins with a wicked lord who makes a deal with 12 sealed demons for the prosperity of his lands. Years go by, and a young orphan thief named Dororo encounters the boy. He has blades instead of arms and is blind, but his eyes can see monsters. This is a fantastic story that unfolds with a deeply layered story that touches on themes of friendship, revenge, myths, and beautiful moments. Watch this for an experience that you will not forget. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLat_-OyHIs

Vinland Saga

A reputed Viking commander lives in Iceland with his wife and son. A mercenary sent to kill him. After his death, his son teams up in a bid to avenge his father’s murder. This is a great series that is a touching tale of how the family stands up to the murderers of its head. It also packs a lot of well animated scenes and memorable moments. The series is loved by many anime lovers over the world and it is definitely worth a watch and your time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRubJuMCUkI

Birdy The Mighty

This Japanese manga series is beautifully written and illustrated by ace artist Masami Yuki. This is the story of Birdy, an undercover interstellar agent on a mission to capture the most dangerous criminals ever seen in the galaxy. The series offers adventure, fantasy, and some extremely relatable moments that make the story come through with absolute relatability. It is executed with a sharp sense of commitment and it is something that is very engaging for people of all ages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3WOSIbYVtE

Cowboy Bebop

This is a science-fiction series, that showcases a dark world of drugs and violence. It is a packed series that did attract some amount of criticism blaming it for the increase in violence in Japanese schools. Even though this allegation stands, the series is rich in stunning animated sequences and it is still worth a watch if you want to explore the theme and also see what it is that caused such a row in Japan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCaEJZqLeTU

Flame Of Recca

This is yet another interesting, engaging series with some amazing animation. The story follows a teenage boy who is interested in ninja. He often gets into fights but eventually pledges his loyalty and services as a ninja to a girl with the innate ability to heal any wound because of her kindness and compassion. He later realizes that he has a magical ability to control flames and the story follows how he journeys with his abilities and ambitions and navigates his life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYkOQhHquVQ

Grand Blue

This is a full-on fun story of a college student who spends his year at the seaside town having fun on the beach with his school friends. It packs the conflicts of growing up, staying together and navigating friendships. It is a beautiful series that is stunning to look at. The deep blue sea looks more real than a real-life beach moment. The entire story is narrated with the sea and the atmosphere as main influences. Watch this series and be extremely amazed by the imaginative power of animation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjstVksiKQE

Great Teacher Onizuka

This show focuses on a 22-year-old ex-gangster member and a virgin who becomes a teacher at a private middle school. It is a layered take on life, purpose, and many deeper thoughts. Everything is told with a sense of tenderness yet it all comes across as a strong story that is put forth with a playful commitment to integrity. Watch this to indulge in the beautiful voice-overs and lovely animation that will keep you curious for more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OkHY-djo_U

Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress

The series is beyond exciting especially in today’s times. It is about a serious virus that appears during the industrial revolution. It draws a very interesting picture of how people deal with a deadly virus. It feels like a dream to watch this in our post corona world. The series is beautifully animated and brings out the anxieties of the spreading pandemic with a deep sense of awareness. Watch it if you want to see something that resembles our current reality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV48cL0blak

Made In Abyss

This is a show about a girl and the robot that she owns. The both of them embark on a search for her mother, who seems lost within a large vacuum. The show is equal parts sentimental and entertaining. It is something that has a deep emotional core and also a very engaging, adventurous storyline. The animation compliments the plot and the voices, details, and everything else is absolutely on point. This is definitely a show worth watching to take your mind off a tiring day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiUKh_MjsI0

Nichijou

Set in a suburban Japanese town, this series is filled with a group of students, featuring moments from their everyday lives. The story packs their difficult life situations, young years, and the complex predicaments of growing up. The animation is lovely, and it encompasses all the confusion of the age and the problems of the characters in the story. It is a lovely, engaging watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53ejT195VVc
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10 Best Crime Movies to Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Crime is something that has many layers. It is always an exciting theme for films and movie lovers are all eyes for a good crime thriller film. Here are a few amazing crime movies that will immerse you with their narratives:

City of God

A story of crime and thrill, this film depicts the growth of organized crime in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, between the 1960s and the 1980s. It is one of those films that will keep you hooked with its layers of storytelling. It explores crime, revenge, and its many facets of violence. Considered one of the best films on crime, this is a must-watch film if you love the genre. Watch it to see how crime penetrates society and makes it difficult for everyone to navigate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcUOO4Itgmw

Highway Hitcher

This is one of the most sensational crime thrillers of all time. It is the story of a businessman with a compulsive gambling problem. He travels to Reno, Nevada for some gambling therapy, which becomes a disaster when he picks up a psychotic serial killer posing as a hitchhiker. What follows are moments of curiosity and some spine-chilling horror that are sure to give you the creeps. The horror comes from the potential for violence and edge at which the film constantly keeps the viewer. Watch this film for some really deep thrills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKmQfgA6KME

Taxi Driver

This is yet another must-watch crime thriller from the master filmmaker Martin Scorsese. It follows a war veteran who is now a taxi driver. One day he tries to save an underage prostitute from her pimp in a mission to wipe the city clean of its criminal undergrounds. The film is a very relatable tale of corruption in cities and how they grow and expand under the nose of the authorities. It is filmed with absolute attention to nuance and the story is one that has many parallels to incidents we come across every day in the news. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUxD4-dEzn0

Double Indemnity

A classic in the genre, this timeless work of cinema is a must-watch for lovers of crime thrillers. It follows the life of an unhappy wife who pumps up the life insurance of her husband soon after which he dies in a freak accident. Her relationship with her insurance agent and her overall mysterious life is the focus of the narrative. This is a truly intriguing, thrilling film that explores the deep secrets in a woman’s heart and her lust for luxury. It is a film that has now acquired a cult status in the genre and is backed by some amazing performances and extremely well-done background music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKrrAa2o9Eg&t=6s

Chinatown

A great crime thriller movie for all times, this is the story of a detective who is hired by a woman to spy on her husband. He gets into a web of mysterious entanglements when the woman dies abruptly. The film is a benchmark in crime thrillers and is considered as a masterpiece in the genre. It packs together all the elements of a crime drama and is relevant even today, years after its release. Watch this classic crime thriller film to experience what a good crime drama can do to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p39LFdGI-YA

The French Connection

This is an edgy story of two New York-based cops who are trying to bust a drug cartel based in France. The protagonist is a cop who is a short-tempered man who is extremely committed to his work. His colleague and teammate on the other hand is too sophisticated to be a cop. The film follows how the duo manages to track down the mafia gang and bust their business. It is a very stylish, intense, and thrilling film that captures the inner workings of organized crime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncWxtpXn3gA

The Silence of the Lambs

This is a film that delves deep into the psychology of crime rather than the manifestation of it. It follows a young officer who uses the help of an imprisoned convict to understand the psychology of the killer she is currently trying to nab. The convict she is interacting with is a manipulative cannibal who used to cook and serve his preys to his guests. The film is a treatise on how psychologically wired criminal minds are and why it is important to understand their minds before trying to punish or correct them. Chilling and haunting, this is one of the best depictions of how a crime develops and reaches its ultimate execution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Mm8Sbe__o

The Usual Suspects

This is a heist film where five criminals meet at a random police line-up. When they are released, they plan a huge money heist worth 3 million dollars. The film is again one that has a huge fan following and is considered an evergreen hit in the genre. It explores crime and its many nuances through the relationship between these 5 criminals. It also has performances that are splendid, a befitting background score, and an absolutely engaging plotline. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiXdPolca5w

Pulp Fiction

Directed by the master craftsman Quentin Tarantino, this is yet another elaborate film on crime that is a must watch by all means. It combines all the classic crime tropes and combines them into an engaging narrative about crime, money, drugs, and revenge. It is an edgy and sophisticated take on the human mind and its obsession with violence. The film packs many iconic scenes and dialogues which have been made evergreen by fans through posters and repeated expressions of all forms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7EdQ4FqbhY&t=26s

The Godfather

There can be no mention of crime movies without this one. Based on the novel by Mario Puzzo of the same title, this is the story of the Corleone family and its Patriarch Don Corleone. It is a cult classic crime film that is now a timeless work of cinema. It has amazing dialogues, performances, and filming. The film is undeniably one of the most popular films of this genre and it has influenced generations of filmmakers and artists. If you have yet not watched this film, it is high time that you do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY1S34973zA&t=29s
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10 Best Netflix Animes For Hardcore Fans Only

by Kaylen Summers

Anime is a Japanese style of animated films which are imaginative and impactful. They are suited for both children and adults with their many layers of storytelling. Here are a few amazing animes on Netflix that you can watch:

Food Wars

This is a series for all food and culinary lovers out there. It is the story of a young chef who is happy cooking at a small family-run eatery. He gets thrust into a culinary school where he is pit against some of the world’s best cooks. The film follows his struggles, aspirations, and passion for food. It is also a mouth-watering experience where food is animated with such stunning details that you will definitely feel hungry after watching. Don’t tell us we did not warn you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jZg-2iokuQ

Erased

This is a chilling psychological thriller about a young boy who has the ability to travel back in time whenever something horrible happens in his vicinity. He uses this power to stop any mishaps from occurring. But when he encounters a serial killer, he must make a journey back in time that will stop the killer from executing the act. The film is a thrilling experience that blends fiction and fantasy in the right amounts. Watch it if you love films that immerse you in their world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwmxEAWjTQQ

Blue Exorcist

This is a series that is full of intrigue and spine-chilling scenes. It follows a young boy who discovers that he is the son of Satan. It shows how the boy makes peace with his destiny and uses it to navigate his life and relationships. It also documents the conflicts of being born with a streak of evil and how that might meddle with a person’s attempts to live a modest life. This is one for the lovers of drama and a bit of spooky horror. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HHNeeXrysA

One Piece

This is undisputedly one of the best anime series ever. It follows a young, good-hearted pirate who sets out to find the “One Piece” that will make him the true king of all pirates. It has all elements of emotional ups and downs in it. It is racy, sentimental, witty, and packed with action. Many of the scenes are overwhelming and impactful. It is a complete package of all kinds of emotions you are looking for in a series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHTYpWI3S6Q

No Game, No Life

This is a fascinating 12-part anime series about two pro gamers. They defeat God in an online gaming match and become Gods themselves. They are then thrust into a world where decisions are made based on winning or losing games. This is a film that bends your imagination and crosses over faith and technology. It is an edgy, modern re-telling of how ethics and science sometimes collide, making it hard to arrive at value-based decisions. Watch it for a one-of-a-kind experience that will definitely blow your mind away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quj8sK3Phh8

Castlevania

This is an amazing medieval fantasy anime series that follows the last surviving member of a clan. He tries to save the place from Dracula and what unfolds is a stunning series based on revenge, war, action, and drama. The animation is outstanding and it is one of the most popular anime series on Netflix now. It is unprecedented in its imaginative brilliance and the scenes are set in such a way that you cannot help believe in this world that is solely based on imagination. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0kaYs8SbMs

Fireworks

This is the story of young, adolescent love. It follows lovers who elope to live their dreams. They find a magic ball that enables them to reset time. But each reset has its own implications and the story deals with how these young dreamers figure their life out in between this. The story seems like a flamboyant romance at the surface. But as you watch further, it develops deep layers that are very immersive and impactful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG770hOuT2k

Mirai

This is an endearing story of a little boy who finds out that he is about to have a younger sister, Mirai. He struggles to cope with the loss of his parents’’ attention and having to share his life with a new member. To avoid facing this, he discovers a portal in his garden that allows him to travel in time and meet some magical characters. The story then follows how he deals with his life, fantasies, and his sibling’s arrival. This is a heart-warming tale that is fun and memorable to watch. https://youtu.be/6d-lsJZgmJs

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

This is a sweet little story about a girl Mary. She finds herself alone and bored in a city of adults. To fight her boredom, she ventures into the forest and finds a magic flower that allows her to be a witch for one night. But Mary gets into trouble with some magical characters in her attempt to get back to her normal life from her witch transformation. The story is simple yet layered with the inner world of a small girl who is trying to be loved and heard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=888z3ku4t3I

Flavors of Youth

This combines three different stories of youth from different parts of the country. While one is about the nostalgia of noodles in a bowl, the other is about finding the way back home. All three stories showcase different shades of lost youth and reflect upon themes of growing up and coming to terms with life. They are extremely relatable and animated with utmost attention to detail. They bring out ease and nostalgia in us that is a bittersweet experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKdOr976h3Y
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10 Documentaries to Watch on Disney Plus

by Kaylen Summers

Documentaries are a great way of looking at the world and the various incidents that shape it. The element of reality in it makes each documentary a tangible source of introspection. Here are a few amazing documentaries streaming on Disney Plus that you can watch:

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story

Did you love the songs in the Disney films like Mary Poppins that made them iconic? Then you must watch this documentary about the makers behind all that amazing music, the Sherman brothers. This film captures the life and creative struggles of Robert and Richard Sherman. It documents their strained relationship, their artistic collaboration, and their eventual split up. This is a film that has music, life, and relationships under the scanner, and you will be amazed to see how it has been made so poignantly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOQr7fYME34

The Imagineering Story

This is a lovely documentary film on how the Walt Disney themed parks were created around the world. It focuses on the history, conceptualization, and the final execution of the parks. It also takes us through how the minutest details like the color of each ride, the selection of park icons, and so on were arrived upon by the team. If you are a lover of Disney characters and the whole Disney atmosphere, this one is for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y7TlaXDPrg

Frank and Ollie

Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston were the two most important animators in the Disney team They were the creative hands behind some of Disney’s most loved hand-drawn animations like the Jungle Book. In this documentary, they discuss at length about their creative process, their conflicts, and how they decided upon the look and feel of some of the most iconic Disney characters. Watch this film for a deep delve into two of the most creative minds of the world. https://youtu.be/h0E60f5NN3A

Waking Sleeping Beauty

This is the inside story of how Disney revived itself with reinterpretations of fairy tales like The Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty. It documents the renaissance period of Disney by showcasing the inside meetings between creators and animators as they ideate on how to revive Disney and make their stories more relevant for the changing world of storytelling. If you like seeing the creative process behind films and listening to artists’ moot ideas, this is for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyeoyRjEiUU

One Day at Disney

This is a fun tour of the many departments of Walt Disney. The documentary captures a typical workday which includes creative discussions, designing, executing, and everything that happens at the Disney studio in a day. The visuals are a joy ride into the world’s pioneer storytellers who have shaped the imagination of several generations of animated movie lovers. This is a must-watch documentary for every Disney fan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3dukvXxtsc

Jane Goodall: The Hope

This is an extensive, intimate look into the life and work of one of the most renowned primatologists, Jane Goodall. She studied animals extensively and has been very vocal about their rights and needs. Her work in Zanzibar is especially focused in the documentary where she built an auditorium outside the forest to encourage young people of the community to gather and work together for the betterment of their own fellow beings as well as the animals native to their place. Watch this to know an extraordinary woman up close. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_Kir4OvgLo

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

This is a documentary every Star Wars fan will not want to miss. It takes us deep into the world of Star Wars. Exclusive interviews featuring the makers and actors showcase how the Star Wars universe was conceptualized, made, and executed. It is a fun and exciting film that documents the making and creative process behind one of the most successful franchises of world cinema. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-ux9jn1tRU

Marvel 75 years, From Pulp to Pop

This is again a must-watch for fans of the Marvel universe. It documents the thoughts and process of the makers of the cinematic installments of the Marvel comics. You can also listen in on how the creators converse about the relevance of these stories in the present world. Captain America is discussed at length and so are many other Marvel heroes with respect to their creation and impact on moviegoers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaVfYXpKXHs

The Plausible Impossible

In this movie, Walt Disney himself takes the viewers through how animation is conceptualized and made tangible. He dwells on the scope of human imagination, and its crossover with technology to bring alive anything that can be imagined. It is a film that opens up the immense possibilities of animation to visualize whatever it is that a person imagines. It shows us how animation has changed our visual culture and taken us to a world that until now only existed in our minds. https://youtu.be/INXB9Zjc8wo

Apollo: Missions to the Moon

This is the documentation of how NASA put 12 men on the moon between 1969 – 1972. It was released to mark the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. Considered one of humanity’s biggest scientific achievements, this series documents the obstacles, grit, and determination of space scientists to open for humanity a vast arena of data and wonder. It is a story that has been filmed many times, but it never gets old. It is a proud achievement that was arrived at with much effort and it deserves to be told many more times over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTFnyeCM7lU
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10 Best Adam Sandler Movies to Watch on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

One of the best comedians and content creators of today, Adam Sandler is the most popular performer of our times. Here are some of his must-watch films that are now streaming on Netflix:

Hubie Halloween

This is the story of Hubie who loves his hometown Salem. But he is not that well-loved or respected by his townsfolk. Humiliated and considered a dimwit, Hubie lives his life. But when the town is in danger as Halloween approaches, it is only Hubie who can save everyone. This is a film that has its heart in the right place and is sure to engage you if you are looking for something warm, simple, and feel-good to watch. As with any other Adam Sandler movie, this one also has its humor intact with all those laughs placed at the right points. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY3SuNvqQPw

Murder Mystery

This is the story of a policeman who takes his wife on a vacation after many years of promising. When they board the flight, they become friends with a mysterious millionaire who invites them to a flashy yacht party. At the party, the millionaire is murdered and the two get entangled in the whole mess. This is again a funny dramatic film that is quintessentially Adam Sandler’s brand of comedy. It also stars Jennifer Anniston, the queen of comedy who does not fail to impress in this one also. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YEVQDr2f3Q

The Ridiculous 6

This is a film that has situational comedy at its best. It follows the life of a man who was raised by native-Americans. He figures out that 5 infamous outlaws are actually his brothers and the 6 of them set out on an adventure to save their deadbeat father. The film has humor, surprise, and some action. It is packed at a pace that is easy and can be watched to cool off after a long day. Adam Sandler brings out his usual, frothy sense of humor into the film and it is easily one of his laid-back performances that do the trick as always. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUp7Qgimn38

You Don’t Mess with Zohan

This is yet another Adam Sandler movie that will keep you hooked with its knotted storyline. It follows an Israeli Special Forces soldier, Zohan, who fakes his own death and travels to America. He leaves behind his old life to pursue his dream of becoming a hairstylist. Sounds unbelievable? That is exactly what makes this film spot on in its wit and ease of narration. It is a story of second chances and how the past is always something that is permanent and unchangeable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucmnTmYpGhI

Uncut Gems

This is a film that proves that Adam Sandler can handle serious roles with utmost commitment. It is the story of a jeweler in New York City with a serious gambling addiction. He finds a rare diamond and tries to maximize his profits by using quite a few complicated back door methods. The rush of a win, the thirst for luxury and the nexus involved in the business world are all showcased well in this film that packs intrigue, action, and thrill. Sander pulls off his character with believability and it is refreshing to see him in a role like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTfJp2Ts9X8

Click

What would you do if you were given a remote that lets you change your life instantly? This film is about a frustrated, worn-out young man who is handed a magical remote that allows him to channel his life in ways that seem unimaginable. Sandler pulls off the workaholic, bored man with his usual charm and ease. The film is a fantasy comedy-drama that is very smooth to watch on a day when you need some feel-good humor in your life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZNC5emNyEQ

The Week Of

This comedy-drama follows the week of the marriage of a couple. The fathers of each of them are polar opposites and find it extremely hard to endure each other for the whole week. The film is a fun, breezy take on family, relationships, and love. It has all the elements you would expect in an Adam Sandler movie. It is easy, relaxed, and extremely witty in its storytelling pattern. It is also one of Sandler’s good performances in recent years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zorS5PaV7vg

The Do-Over

This is a fun story of two buddies who meet up at their 25th school reunion. They are both fed up with their current lives and decide to reimagine their lives ahead. They fake their own deaths and pretend to be new people and start new adventures from scratch. But soon, they figure out that pretending to be other people is harder than they imagined. With every step, they encounter problems after problems that not only upset them but also put their whole lives at stake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOsBZCrkGQo

Just Go With It

This is a film about an unhappy doctor who pretends to have a difficult family life to go out on new dates every week. When he lands a young attractive woman who he wants to keep seeing, he must put together a pretend-family to convince her that he is married and unhappy. This is a classic Adam Sandler kind of comedy that is feel-good, exciting, and extremely witty. It also stars Jennifer Anniston who aces her role and compliments Sandler as always with her presence. This is a film that can be a great movie night watch with some nice food to binge on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpj7i2CPt8M

The Waterboy

The is a sports comedy-drama that follows a man who loves to swim. An innate trait for sports makes him a member of a college football team and his life gets entangled between the game, his overbearing mother, his supposedly dead father, and a former love interest re-surfacing. This is again a film that is an easy watch with some situational humor that saves a bad day. Sandler is his usual charming, witty self and he brings forth very casual ease to the character. It is a film you can put on and immerse in when you want some time to cool off a hectic day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HYpS-KF_pg
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10 Popular Family Dramas Available On Streaming

by Kaylen Summers

There is nothing quite like the love and craziness of family. We all agree that family is important and irreplaceable. Here are some really amazing films about families that you can watch:

The Family Man

As the name suggests, this is a film about the importance of family. The film sounds like a feel-good story, but it is more than that. It is one that addresses some serious issues within families and it also promotes fundamental family values. It shows us why it is important to make an effort and be present in the family in order to nurture it and help everyone grow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfhvmlp-jtw

About a Boy

This is a very touching film about the importance of love, happiness, and family. The story follows a boy who makes an unlikely friend and ends up developing a strange, rewarding relationship. The film focuses on how people overlook their family bonds and sometimes need some pointers to really bring their attention to these factors. It is a soft story that makes you feel really warm and fuzzy by the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC7REp40_uc

Blue Valentine

This is an American romantic drama that is about how to save relationships and giving one more chance to building a happy family. A married couple who were once head over heels in love later discover that their passion has dissolved. They try hard to retain their relationship and nurture their family with care and attention to feelings. This is a lovely story that explains why it is paramount to focus on family and relationships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aILx69WrRhQ

The Addams Family

This fantasy comedy movie was based on a cartoon about the Addams family, a weird yet very loving family and their numerous relatives. They look strange, wear black clothes all the time, and live in a very spooky old mansion. Their relatives are all witches, murderers, and monsters. But nothing prevents them from being happy, and loving and caring for each other with all their hearts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G388UMkJIBE

It's Complicated

This is a lovely, light-hearted family movie. It is filled with many relatable dialogues about family ties and complicated relationships. If you think that people after turning 50 immediately become serious and responsible, watch this movie, featuring the brilliant Meryl Streep and you will figure out how mad families can be even after their heads turn old. Sometimes, old age is what brings out the wackiness in people and that is where all the fun lies! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fumvQUscpxA

As Good As It Gets

This is a very romantic story about people who are reluctant to let new people into their lives as a result of being stuck in various difficult life problems. The dialogues and numerous comic situations will make you believe in the importance of building a family and nurturing relationships. It shows how everybody needs somebody, and that life is worth living when we are more open to sharing and caring for one another. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlLKo-_slWg

Kramer vs. Kramer

This is one of the best movies that bring out the various nuances of how families function. It is a good example to show young kinds to help them be educated about the idea of a perfect family. Life is not always easy, and every family faces its own troubles. In this film, a couple going through divorce teach their kids how to cultivate patience and love. Though slightly dark and intense, the film is a very important watch, especially if you want to understand difficult family situations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZfIl9isKLU

Facing Windows

This is an Italian film about a married couple who have a failing, disintegrating marriage. The film goes on to show how they both try to revive themselves and attempt to be happy with what they have. It is not at all easy to change everything at once and make things look normal, but it's worth trying because family is a place that has no replacement. The is a feel-good film that reinforces the importance of family and relationships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMojedvOpFQ

The Story Of Us

This is yet another story of a couple who find themselves in a soup. The film is extremely touching and shows seemingly insignificant details that can destroy everything in a relationship. It showcases how mutual misunderstanding and resentment cause stress and depression amongst couples. The story also focuses on how to look at common grounds when you try to build a family rather than magnify the differences and grow further apart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ja1AKJeko4

Yours, Mine & Ours

This is a great movie you must watch with the whole family. The plot is simple and predictable, but also engaging and very entertaining. The whole atmosphere of a big happy family is recreated in the film with endearing performances and about a zillion jokes. It is a warm, fuzzy movie that will want you to huddle together as a family and watch it, again and again, to simply feel the togetherness and love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K738GQnRh20
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10 Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Documentaries connect with us because they bring together facts, personal experiences, historic references, and real emotions of people. They remind us what the real world is like and help us make sense of it. Here are some amazing documentaries on Netflix for the lovers of reality out there:

American Murder: The Family Next Door

This is a true-crime documentary about the multiple murders in the Watts family that happened in Colorado in 2018. It begins with the disappearance of the woman of the family and her children and follows on to the investigation of the husband who is a suspect. The film reflects on the themes of privacy, the involvement of social media in our safety, and the conflicts of modern relationships. This is a documentary that will open up several insights into our lives for anyone who wants to delve deeper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep8iKiQNSrY

The Speed Cubers

If you are someone who is intrigued by the Rubix Cube, this documentary is for you. It follows a Rubix Cube expert from Australia who was an undisputed cuber in the world until an American rival arrived. One would expect this to turn into a story of rivalry and hate. It is anything but that. The film documents the beautiful friendship between these two champions who are pitted against each other. They learn and grow together, encouraging each other to be better. It is a story that is much needed in today’s world of ruthless competition and it will leave you absolutely heart-warmed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep8iKiQNSrY

Crip Camp

This is the first-ever documentary where Barack and Michelle Obama. It is set in 1971, at Camp Joined, a camp for differently-abled teenagers. From then on, it chronicles the lives of these spirited, focused teenagers who turned themselves into pioneers for the disability rights movement. The film also raises important questions about the inadequacies in our legislation and public utilities for the differently-abled. It is an important film because it opens up the debate about a crucial issue that must be discussed at length. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRrIs22plz0

Miss Americana

This is a deep dive into the life and mind of Taylor Swift, one of the most famous icons in the world. The film captures her journey of coming to terms with society’s expectations of her and being her true self. It reflects on her feminist awakening, and her struggles to express her political opinions without fear of judgment. This is a film that has all the elements of glamour, pomp, and vulnerability that are expected in an intimate portrait of someone as sensational as her. But what also makes the film extremely relatable is the baring of her personality as an individual like any of us, with weak spots, conflicts, and break downs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40RsbcFRwNA

The Great Hack

This documentary is an insight into our lives in the digital world. It focuses on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal. Through accounts of journalists and especially Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Brittany Kaiser, the film brings out the problematic data harvesting of Facebook that the company vehemently denies. It is one of the most disturbing documentaries to watch because it explains how data has become the most important commodity and how we are all left tied in a situation where we cannot do without the internet, but we also have to be extremely cautious of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX8GxLP1FHo

Knock Down the House

This is a film that follows Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and her struggles of fighting against the establishment. The film does not only focus on the left-right political divide as some of us may expect. It zooms out and takes stock of the larger picture, panning over the lives and efforts of other female politicians seeking to win primary battles. It brings forth the real struggles of grassroot workers and how they painstakingly build a campaign and a movement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wGZc8ZjFY4

Five Came Back

This is an adaptation of Mark Harris’ non-fiction book of the same title. It documents the events of World War II through the eyes of five different film makers. These directors were all designated to make documentaries, cover footage of horrific human experiences, and shot visuals for rallies and propaganda during the war. They have all witnessed the terrible aftermath of the war in close quarters and their experiences come forth as a real eye-opener of the atrocities of war and the need for the world to stop the violence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JuiCTz6Khw

Ugly Delicious

This is a documentary for all food lovers out there. Hosted by ace chef David Chang, it chronicles his journey into different parts of the world exploring the tastes of the most loved food items from there. The documentary is not just a feature of foods but delves deep into what tastes and flavors make the foods as delicious as they are. It explores cuisine as a cumulative output of culture, and the respective tastes of the people of each region. It draws a very detailed picture of what makes the food we love what we love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN_XItALHmM

Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

This is one of the most sensational documentaries out there. It chronicles the life of one of the most diabolic serial killers who murdered 30 women. The series has footage from an interview with him before his execution. It is a chilling account to watch because of how normal Tend Bundy appears. It explores the fine line between normalcy and criminality in each of us. The unique fact that he did not confess to his crimes until a few days before his execution is testimony to the fact that criminal tendency is something that is still a layered mystery to us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1UJgrNRcvI

Audrie and Daisy

This is a film that is difficult to watch, but extremely important. It focuses on two young school-going girls who were sexually assaulted and threatened using social media. One of them gave in to the pressure and committed suicide. The film speaks about how women are shamed and cornered by institutions that are bound to protect them. It also critiques the ways in which we approach sexual assault and offer very few coping mechanisms to the victims in terms of moral and social support. It is an intense watch, but an absolutely necessary one as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMq9AL27gmo
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The Best Documentaries to Watch on Hulu This January 2020

by Kaylen Summers

Are you in the mood to watch something other than a rom-com or a series? Here are 10 amazing documentaries on Hulu that are bound to catch your attention:

Minding the Gap

This is a documentary film about the lives of three young boys who live in Illinois. They are united by their love for skateboarding, but as life gets in their way, they all are forced to move. The film captures how they navigate life and thereby draws a picture of how relationships grow, expand, sometimes shrink down and how we attempt to preserve them over time. The film was acclaimed critically and was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5Vm_Awe3bw

Ask Dr. Ruth

Dr, Ruth Westheimer was America’s most sought-after sex therapist. She is a holocaust survivor and a woman of great resolve. This is a documentary that chronicles her life in all its depth. It reflects on her difficult past, years of growing up, and all the various turning points that led her to her successful life and career. She is revealed to the viewer in all her nuanced glory and the film is engaging, just like a work of fiction! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73ZsVutpFHE

Becoming Bond

This is a documentary film about Australian model George Lazenby, the first to be cast as James Bond in the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. He eventually left the role and his career took an impact. The film takes us through the inner workings of the actor’s mind, what his responses to the role were at that time, and how he looks at that decision now, over time. This is a gripping documentary, especially for those of you who like understanding what goes on in the minds of creative personalities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhusQNHU400

Untouchable

This is one of the most relevant, hard-hitting documentaries that one must watch. It chronicles the rise and fall of Hollywood big shot Harvey Weinstein. In the wake of the #metoo movement, Harvey faced multiple trials and public criticism. This documentary chronicles his journey through all of it with chilling accounts from the victims of his abuse. This film touches upon important conversations on power, gender, and how men are entitled to keep behaving the way they do in workspaces with zero accountability. Watch it, it is one of the most significant documentaries out there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-1fKna9l38

Ballet Now

This is a film for all ballet lovers. It documents the inside world of the dance form, chronicling how it developed and how the dancers struggle. It is told from the perspective of the first woman ballet dancer who curated The Music Center’s famed Ballet NOW program in Los Angeles. She is the city’s most coveted ballerina, and her point of view is effectively used in the film to explore the many facets of the art and its lesser-known layers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uXHJRr7JEc

Jane

If you are a lover of the animal world, this documentary is for you. It is the story of renowned primatology scientist Jane Goodall, who worked in Tanzania studying Chimpanzees. The film includes original footage from her travels and some heartwarming moments of revelations during her interactions with the animal. Her life is worth knowing intimately, and her incredible body of work is something the world must not miss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRlUJrEUn0Y

RBG

This is a striking, intimate visual portrait of Justice of the U.S Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a badass legal expert who opened many doors for women through her disposal of justice. She did significant work while looking into matters related to women and brought many constructive changes in the legal framework that ensures equal footing for women. She is a much respected, loved, and revered figure in the legal world. Watch this documentary to get to know this genius of a woman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biIRlcQqmOc

Crime + Punishment

This is a potent, sharp documentary about a group of Black and Latino whistleblower cops in New York City as they speak about the illegal policing quotas and pressure to make a targeted number of arrests. The film critiques the racial and class divide in the policing system. It also draws a picture of the struggles of minorities in the force who struggle to function within the existing system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4WfaaJi_fQ

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

This is a documentary film that follows the last tour of a dying magician. It focuses on the struggle of the artist with health and his passion for magic. The documentary begins on a very objective note, but later shifts pace to an illusion. The maker gets entangled in the amazingly polar mind of the magician and it is hard to tell fact from illusion. The film is an intimate experience that must be watched to be fully understood and appreciated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlTM74OeGD8

Margret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word Is Power

This is an interesting film that takes you into the lesser-known private life of phenomenal author and Booker Prize winner Margret Atwood. The author is known for her deeply political, imaginative novels that critique gender roles and the settlement history of people across the world. She has created numerous literary wonders that are now taught in many Universities. This documentary takes us into her intellectual and personal world and fascinates us with its committed approach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj8P8yvvLNs
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Netflix’s Top 10 New Movies To Watch This Weekend

by Kaylen Summers

Netflix has some new titles ready for streaming this week and here is our list of the top 10 titles that are worth watching this weekend. Stream them or you can just use our Smart Movie Recommendations App to get more personalized movie suggestions.

Outside The Wire

https://youtu.be/u8ZsUivELbs

🎬2021 ⌛1h 55m 

In a deadly militarized zone of the future, a drone pilot and an android officer must team up to locate a doomsday device. Directed by Mikael Håfström, the movie has Anthony Mackie playing the central character as Captain Leo, the android military officer. The actor is also one of the producers of the movie.

Pieces of Woman

https://youtu.be/1zLKbMAZNGI

🎬2020 ⌛2h 06m

When a home birth ends up in unimaginable tragedy, Martha must navigate through her grief, her husband, mother, and the publicly vilified midwife. The movie is filled with the emotional fallout, isolation, and grief that follows it.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

https://youtu.be/ord7gP151vk

🎬2020 ⌛1h 34m

The tale of the fearless blues singer Ma Rainey and her band joining for a recording session in 1927. The movie is directed by George C. Wolfe and is written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Sightless

https://youtu.be/oOAFdru_lQs

🎬2020 ⌛1h 29m 

Sightless is the newest addition to Netflix's latest movie catalog. The psychological thriller is about an attack that has made Ellen blind. As she withdraws from the world to recover, she starts to believe that the attacker is still with her.

Asphalt Burning

https://youtu.be/ViUFEs5cyhY

🎬2020 ⌛1h 40m

 With his wedding gets ruined, Roy takes up the challenge to race a new enemy for his runaway bride. This second installment to the Børning film series is directed by Hallvard Bræin and the screenplay is penned by Kjetil Indregard and Christopher Grøndahl.

Don't Breathe

https://youtu.be/76yBTNDB6vU

🎬2016 ⌛1h 28m

Three teen thieves decided to rob a blind, rich man. However, they did not expect the tables to be turned into a deadly game of cat and mouse. Directed by Fede Álvarez, the movie has Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, and Stephen Lang in the lead roles.

Stuck Apart

https://youtu.be/fG96ROkdGVA

🎬2021 ⌛1h 36m

Struggling through a midlife crisis, Aziz tries to find peace in his mundane job, lonesome friends, and troubling family.

Double Dad

https://youtu.be/Yjq-LSl98Lg

🎬2020 ⌛1h 45m

As her mom is away, a teen decides to go on a journey to find who her father is. The quest leads her to new adventures.

Tony Parker: The Final Shot

https://youtu.be/x-5ReosmrrU

🎬2020 ⌛ 1h 38m

The film about the background and career of Tony Parker, one of the greatest French basketball players.

Dracula Untold

https://youtu.be/_2aWqecTTuE

🎬2014 ⌛1h 32m

In order to protect his kingdom and people from the Ottoman invaders, a medieval warrior and king decide to become a vampire. This movie was initially meant to kick start Universal's dark cinematic universe. However, the plan never took off as the movies didn't reach the studio's expectations.

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10 Meryl Streep Movies You Shouldn’t Miss

by Kaylen Summers

Meryl Streep is a performer who is in her own league. She debuted as a Broadway actor and went on to be nominated for 21 Academy Awards and is to date the most nominated actor at the Golden Globes. Her stature in cinemas unquestionable and she has delivered some of the most iconic characters ever. Here are some of her best performances to not miss:

Julie and Julia

Meryl Streep plays the inimitable culinary expert Julia Childs in this breezy, warm film. It is the story of her, and a young aspiring chef who is inspired by her. Meryl Streep fits perfectly into Julia Child’s shoes as if the two were one person! Her charm, wit, and technique make it absolutely believable that she is a chef and a lover of food. She carries the film on her shoulders and delivers a performance that you will want to watch again and again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozRK7VXQl-k

The Devil Wears Prada

Meryl Streep fascinates yet another time in this sophisticated film about fashion and glamour. She plays the editor of the most coveted fashion magazine in New York. Her new assistant, a young woman in awe of her is unable to keep up with her volatile ways of working. The film is a fun take on how they find their balance. Meryl Streep is forthcoming, agile, and very assertive in her portrayal. The character’s layers come through with nuance in her brilliant performance. She sure is a treat to watch in this film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZOZwUQKu3E&t=5s

The Post

This is a political thriller based on real events. It chronicles the attempts of a few journalists at The Washington Post to publish documents related to the infamous Pentagon Papers. Meryl Streep plays the woman editor who handles the publishing of the materials along with her subordinates. She shines through with her committed performance as a headstrong, ethical journalist. The film also depicts how gender is a means of discrimination while handling news items of political significance. Ms. Streep carries all the weight of the layers of this character with a sense of ownership, making it yet another gem of a performance from her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrXlY6gzTTM

Heartburn

This is the story of a food critic and a newspaper reporter falling in love and trying to start a family. Meryl Streep plays the self-aware food critic who is nonchalant and very charismatic. She gives a great performance as a woman who has fallen in love with a man who is unsure if he can be a family man. The pangs of new love, the uncertainty of being in a long-term relationship, the conflicts of motherhood. Etc. come through very convincingly in her portrayal. She brings new life and elevates and otherwise rom-com material into something more substantial and impactful. This is a film that is real and relatable, and, her performance enhances its believability many notches higher. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k79DDjvl9vE

She Devil

This is the story of an underconfident housewife who tries her best to save her marriage. Her husband is in love with a glamorous novelist played by Meryl Streep, and he leaves the marriage to be with her. What follows is how the wife plots revenge to get back at both of them. Meryl Streep slays as the other woman who is mysterious, luring, and hated by the wife. She is sophisticated, suave, and edgy. Her wit and dark humor only enhance the impact of her performance. This is a fun comedy-drama that you will really like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm4c5L9sWD8

Death Becomes Her

This is a black comedy fantasy film about two women – a writer and an actor who have a crush on the same man. They drink a magic potion for eternal youth and accidentally end up being immortal. Meryl Streep plays the neurotic, narcissistic actor who is love lorn and mad about making it to the top. She brings forth the comic element of the story very engagingly. Her chemistry and on screen presence is stunning and she walks in and out of the scenes with natural ease. Watch this film for a fun, exciting experience. https://youtu.be/NFXQQ2uAeHM

The Iron Lady

In a biopic of Margret Thatcher, United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Meryl Streep plays the part and delivers one of her most significant performances of all time. She won an Oscar for the part and rightfully so. She is fierce, sensitive, and extremely assertive as Ms. Thatcher. She is so convincing that she almost disappears into the skin of the character. She breathes her own life to the role while also keeping intact the fundamental traits of the Prime Minster. Watch this film for a solid performance from this legendary actor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX398kx-OCM

The Bridges of Madison County

In one of the most sensational films of all time, Meryl Streep plays Francesca, a housewife in the suburbs of the country who has the house to herself for a few days. She meets a man who documents the bridges of different places and the two develop an attraction that is fated, consuming and beautiful. Ms. Streep is a dream to watch in this film. Her natural sensuousness spills over onto her performance and what you see on screen is a chemistry so immersive that it is difficult to forget. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up-oN4NtvbM&t=3s

August: Osage County

This is a comedy that is based on a dysfunctional family. Meryl Streep plays the matriarch of the family who suffers from cancer. Her children visit her for an unexpected family reunion post a tragic incident. She is annoyingly convincing as the matriarch! You will want to love to hate her because her performance is that believable. The film reflects on themes of honesty, acceptance and love in families. All the tension is brought forth by the screen presence of Ms. Streep, who binds the characters together with her effervescence. https://youtu.be/9Hd_uO72h1s

Manhattan

This is a film about a twice-divorced man who tried to figure his life out. Meryl Streep plays his former wife who leaves him for a woman. She played the role of a bisexual woman way ahead of her time. Her performance makes sexuality a normal, acceptable thing instead of overtly sensationalizing it. She exudes her natural ease and presents herself perfectly as a woman who is exploring herself. This is a film that has many interesting takes on relationships. Meryl Streep stands out with her beautiful performance even though the film has many other actors in important roles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEoEGW4Hb9w
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10 Best Coming of Age Movies

by Kaylen Summers

The years of growing up when you are too old to be a kid, yet young to be an adult is perhaps the most confusing time of life. Coming of age films capture all the chaos and adventure of those mad years. Here are a few films from the genre that are amazing in their portrayal of life’s most exciting times:

Booksmart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhd3lo_IWJc School is a time for hard work and study, but it is also the time to have all the fun you can! This is the story of two girls, high school prodigies, who realize that all the academic laurels they earn make no sense if they forget to enjoy their time. So they decide to hit the most happening year-end party and things turn really crazy. This is a fun film about two young adults who are just taking a break from being responsible. We have all been there, haven’t we?!

American Honey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1SpWZm1PLc A loud, racy film about a young teenager, American Honey captures all the chaos of becoming an adult. It follows a girl who is confused, curious, and aimless – something that teenagers bring with them for all of us. The story is deeply immersive in her world that is full of music and a constant search for a sense of belonging. The narrative brings out what teenage feels like to most women, and how clueless they often get given that it is also an age when they are most restricted by parents and society at large.

Call Me By Your Name

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9AYPxH5NTM This is a whirlwind of a romance between a 17-year-old boy and his father’s research assistant. The story is a welcome change in terms of its portrayal of a gay romance in the most beautiful manner. When a teenager and an adult fall in love, the dynamics are bound to be turbulent. The boy in all his confused teenage mental state experiences a longing so pure that it guides his emotional and sexual coming of age in the most unexpected ways. Watch this film to have your heart squeezed out by some exquisite romance.

Lady Bird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNi_HC839Wo In her final year of Catholic school, Christine changes her name to Lady Bird in her search for reinvention like most teenagers. She has a year of college to get through and the plot comes alive with all the classic elements of a coming of age story like romance, friendships, fitting in, conflicts with family..etc. The film is entertaining and also very representative of the in-betweens that teenagers often presents us with. It is a complicated age in terms of the physical and emotional changes a person goes through and the film portrays all of those confusing feelings with a subtle sense of understanding.

Mustang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABNB3zw5BAo Set in a remote Turkish village, this is the story of five young orphaned sisters and their struggles of growing up in a conservative neighborhood. Themes of sexuality, acceptance, and social confirmation that women experience are dealt with in the film. The plot is rife with depictions of how society treats young women differently and imposes a certain moral code on them while their male counterparts live a more free and unsupervised life. The film is very relatable and real owing to its honesty of emotions and that makes it a very fulfilling watch.

Little Women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWn4h2YLxGA Adapted time and again in different versions, there is no other story more coming of age than Little Women, a novel by Louisa May Alcott. This is one of the oldest and most classic versions of the film that tells the story of four sisters as they navigate their lives and ambitions. The film depicts how women are often taught to downsize their intelligence to suit the egos of their male counterparts and how sometimes being married becomes the most important identity of women. Those who try to swim against this tide are doomed to an isolated life that is characterized by loneliness and a constant conflict between being free and giving in.

The Spectacular Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDTBLSkUmYk Based on the age-old trope of a young bookish girl dating a high school bad boy, this is a film that treats the subject in a very different manner. The passion of the young sweethearts is so real and innocent that it will make you want to go back to your own school love. There is something undeniably charming about naïve young adults falling in love and the fact that they are opposites only adds to it. Watch this film to be reminded of the beauty of young love and the ways in which it sparks excitement like none other in teenage minds.

Boyhood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0oX0xiwOv8 Boyhood is a coming-of-age film that literally explains how nothing major happens in these years of growing into an adult from a teenager. It follows the protagonist for 12 years and is filmed at different locations over time to document his life as an adolescent. The film making technique is unique and explores the patience it requires in life to accept change, grow as a person, and brace through experiences that are new and sometimes uncomfortable. Filled with brilliant performances and beautiful music, this is a film that is a must-watch for lovers of the coming-of-age genre.

Girlfight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an7-gDMOe4s Teenage is often characterized by unmanageable temper for most youngsters. This is the story of a teenage girl who always loses her temper and is trying to climb out of her chaotic high school life. She accidentally steps into the boxing ring one day and gets hooked to the sport. The controlled display of aggression in the ring helps her feel anchored and to tame her own anger in personal spaces. The film depicts how she uses the sport as a personal tool to help herself out of her turbulent teenage life.

Rebel Without A Cause

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXRgAXU1-T4 This is a film that explores the lives of suburban middle-class teenagers. The film explores themes of decay of purpose among the youth, problematic parenting patterns, and the conflicts between generations. The narrative tries to bring forth an excellent commentary on how the young are treated in lesser elite communities and how their aspirations are often limited by their social status. The consequences of capitalism on young minds is also a theme that overarchingly appears throughout the plot.
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10 Best Romantic Movies of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

All of us love a good love story! Here is a list of some of the best, most timeless onscreen romances that will sweep you off your seat:

Casablanca

https://youtu.be/BkL9l7qovsE Regarded as the most romantic film of all time, Casablanca is a timeless tale of love. It follows a lonely bar owner who has to make a difficult choice between being with his lover and helping his husband crossover the border. The two lovers meet in Casablanca where he owns his bar in a turn of coincidence and they are suddenly drawn into their old love that perhaps still remains aflame in their hearts. What follows is how they resolve the situation and whether or not they choose one another, yet again.

Love and Basketball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur83i6_BjbE This is a coming-of-age love story between two teenagers who get together through their shared love for basketball. As they age, their love for the sport and each other grows, and they become bonded more than ever. This is a classic love story of two people growing together and includes all its related themes like music, career, life, priorities, and the like. Beautifully executed with some amazing performances, Love, and Basketball is a love story for all times.

Before Trilogy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MUcuqbGTxc&t=11s This is a 3 part trilogy by Richard Linklater which chronicles the love story of Jessie and Celine, two youngsters who accidentally meet during a trip. The three parts – Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight is symbolic of the various stages in a romantic relationship. The story spans over several years and depicts the characters in their youth, midlife, and early old age. The narrative is such that it is filled with conversations between the two characters, bringing out the importance of communication in sustaining a romance and also indicating that growing together as individuals is an essential component of love.

Brokeback Mountain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMA30rThECg This is a film that explores the romance between two young men as they spend time together at a mountainside. The film is a beautiful take on same-sex romances and portrays the complex, delicate love of the protagonists with a subtle sense of understanding. Widely acclaimed by critics and movie lovers alike, this is a film that was ahead of its times. The theme of homosexual love was not explored when this film came out. It set the conversation rolling on the topic and did a wonderful job of telling a fragile story in the most sensitive way.

When Harry Met Sally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E10AcydCuk After meeting through a cross-country trip, Harry and Sally keep trying to meet each other again for almost a decade in this romantic comedy that lifted the standard of the genre from mindless feel goodness to something substantial. The love between the two protagonists is tender, yet loud and urgent. The viewer is sure to feel their pangs in this beautifully crafted story with great performances, amazing background score, and complementing visuals.

Bridges of Madison County

https://youtu.be/Up-oN4NtvbM Francesca is a housewife who gets to have her house to herself for the first time in many years. As she relaxes and enjoys her peace, a photographer who is covering bridges of the suburbs passes by and she accidentally is bound to be host to him. What follows is an electric, fated romance that has the both of them in a whirlwind of emotions that they did not expect to every experience. What follows is how they deal with themselves and what choices they make in the end about their love and relationships.

In The Mood For Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWVDZ98AFhI Written, produced, and directed by the cinematic genius Wong Kar Wai, this is a film that is so atmospheric that you will fall in love with each frame. It is the story of a man and woman whose spouses have an affair and who slowly develop a romantic affinity for each other themselves. Complex, intense, and deeply poetic, this is a film that is regarded as a classic in world cinema. The music is stunning and the performances are so fluid that it is an unforgettable experience for every movie lover.

Titanic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUm88F3MEbQ You may have watched it, but any list of timeless love stories is incomplete without a mention of Titanic! Set against the tragic journey of the Titanic that eventually sank in the ocean, this is the story of Jack, a man of modest means, and Rose, an aristocratic woman. The movie is so iconic that its dialogues and scenes have been etched in the memories of viewers who have watched it. Watch this film if you have not for a love story that swims across time and death.

Call Me By Your Name

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9AYPxH5NTM&t=4s A story about a young teenager who falls in love with his father’s research assistant, this is a film that explores gay romance in all its glory and intensity. The dynamic between a teenager and his older lover is unlike anything we have seen on screen and it is so poignant that it is hard to forget. The film is bold in its narrative yet subtle in its presentation. The urgent restlessness of an almost forbidden love comes through so seamlessly in the film that you will be left with a soft, lovelorn heart in the end!

The Notebook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC6biTjEyZw Based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name, this is perhaps one of the most-watched love stories of all times. It is a classic story of how love finds its way against all odds. What begins as a summer romance for Noah and Allie becomes an emotion that they cannot live without. The relationship is condemned by her mother and the couple meet and part in ways that spark more longing in them than ever. Watch to find out what happens to their burning romance and how they manage to keep the fire alive across borders and time.
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10 Essential Feminist Movies Everyone Should Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Gone are the days of treating women like lesser human beings. We are in the era of inclusion and parity and cinema has played a major role in creating dialogues around these topics. Here are a few kickass feminist films that you must watch if you want to be a part of the change:

Kill Bill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kSuas6mRpk Kill Bill is a 2 part American martial arts revenge story written and directed by Quentin Tarantino with Uma Thurman in the lead. Thurman stars as the lead character Bride who sets on a journey to take down the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad and their leader Bill, who tried to kill her and her unborn child. The film is racy and packed with scenes that showcase the true resilience of the female mind and body. It is an inspiration to be strong against odds and shows that anger is not only for men to exhibit.

Thelma and Louise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iBFmKlO4BY&t=7s Thelma and Louise is an American female buddy road film that has attained the status of a cult classic over the years. Directed by Ridley Scott, this is the story of two friends who embark on a road trip and land in unforeseen circumstances. There are many moments in the film that remind us that most other mainstream films stereotype women. This film is a welcome change compared to them, and it explores female friendship in ways that we have not seen before on screen.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-fQPTwma9o This is a historical period film that explores the romance between a female painter and an aristocratic woman whose portrait she is commissioned to paint. The visual language of the film is so acutely feminist in its perspective that this film can be called a manifesto on the female gaze in filming. It has stunning landscapes, piercing dialogues, and a love story for all of eternity to remember. Watch it for an experience like none other.

All About My Mother

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Va7Z7O-LMc Pedro Almodovar is a director you must not miss if you like films with strong female protagonists. All About My Mother features complex, resilient women who navigate life with a fire that is unstoppable. Subtle in appearance but steadfast in their decisions, the film explores themes of sexuality, relationships, and the many social stigmas surrounding the choices of women. What unfolds in the course of the story is nothing short of a celebration of female survival skills against all odds.

4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZisE16JBUMA This is a film that showcases Romania’s history of negating women’s right to abortion. The film takes an evident pro-choice stand in its narrative. The story revolves around two women, one of who is helping the other to procure an illegal, potentially fatal abortion in clandestine. The film shows how difficult it is for women to exercise their own choices when the entire social and political system forces them to concur to their standards.

Daughters of the Dust

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4PEcVK6gbM This is the first feature film directed by an African-American woman and theatrically distributed in the United States. Set in 1902, this is the story of three generations of African -American women who finally decide to move to the north of America. The film explores themes of separation, conflict of identity, and how women deal with alienation in regimes where they are a racial minority. Critics and film lovers unanimously refer to this film as one of the most significant pieces of art that feature extraordinary female characters.

A Woman Under The Influence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5O7ujg3VQU Mabel is a housewife who is married to a construction worker. She is addicted to alcohol, suffers from mental health issues, and is on the edge. Unlike loud portrayals of women, this is a story of silent strength. Mabel is fragile but now weak. The film explores the monotony and emotional isolation faced by most housewives and how that affects their mental and emotional health. It also explores why men often tend to add to the distress of their wives by being absent physically as well as emotionally.

One Sings, The Other Doesn’t

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWLL1aFADUY Agnes Varda is a French director you must not miss. She makes films with strong female characters and explores themes that break stereotypes. This is one of her finest films about two women and their friendship et against the feminist movement in France in the 1970s. It talks about women and their right to their biological choices. Society often exerts immense pressure on women to confirm and make choices that are convenient for everyone. Agnes paints a complex, relatable picture of how women keep up with such stigmas and yet assert their personalities in their own ways.

The Passion of Joan of Arc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVFcOb9VcAY This is a French silent film based on the actual record of the trial of Joan of Arc. Widely regarded as a landmark in film making, the film was accepted critically by reviewers the world over. The film was shot on one huge concrete set modeled on medieval architecture in order to realistically portray the Rouen prison. The film is known for its cinematography and use of close-ups. A celebration of Joan of Arc’s life, strength, and determination, this is a piece of cinema that you must not miss.

The Kids Are All Right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RixlpHKfb6M Most of the mainstream cinema has treated lesbian relationships as something unnatural or sensational. This is a film that has an understated take on a lesbian relationship. It features a married lesbian couple raising their kids together. The film is a comedy that brings forth the conditioning around same-sex marriages in a light yet poignant manner. Filled with brilliant performances, a beautiful background score, and a very subtle sense of strength, this is yet another take on strong women who fight odds to make their own choices.
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10 Movies About Serial Killers

by Kaylen Summers

The line between sanity and sycophancy is so thin, you never know when they may mingle! Serial killers have been a theme that filmmakers and viewers have always been obsessed with. Here are some of the best films based on serial killers for you to watch:

The Silence of The Lambs

https://youtu.be/RuX2MQeb8UM The first character that comes to mind when you say the word serial killer is perhaps Dr. Hannibal Lecter. A cannibal who cooks and serves his preys to his guests, Hannibal is one of the most terrifying characters of all time. The silence of the Lambs follows a young officer who uses the help of an imprisoned Hannibal to understand the psychology of the killer she is currently trying to nab. Chilling and undeniably haunting, this is one of the best depictions of how a serial killer’s mind works.

The Clovehitch Killer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShlNTZ96fx4 A film with all the classic elements of a serial killer movie, this is about a killer who was on a murder spree in the town. Years later, just when you think he is done, you realize maybe he is not. Exploring themes of social confirmation, human tendency to be violent, and the problems of suppression imposed by a dogmatic society, the film is a haunting take on violence and gore. Watch this film for an experience that will leave a very lasting impact on your mind.

The Hitcher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaJRGK6XCVc This is the story of a murderous, maniac hitchhiker who hunts down an unsuspecting couple. The film is visceral as it explores the philosophical motivations of a serial killer, trying to showcase the extent of madness the human mind is capable of. Terror is brought forth in the narrative through the mystery surrounding the killer’s motivations unveiling the sheer unpredictability of violence. Watch this film for an immersive take on how the mind of criminals works and what lies on the other side of sanity.

God Bless America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaEjtiqCw4Q This film follows a troubled man with a problematic marriage who decides to go on a killing spree of the people he feels do not deserve to be alive. Though modeled on a serial killer storyline, the film explores the sheer rudeness human beings are capable of to each other in a society. The protagonist’s violence is not solely against his victims, but also against the society which stereotypes people and sets standards for everyone based on herd mentality.

Black Widow(1987)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDQjTZvVXWU This film takes the femme fatale concept to its most glorious heights by showcasing a female serial killer who is unstoppable and a police agent who is bent on bringing her before the law. The killer is one who marries rich old men and murders them for their money. While the two women piece together their games, we witness a racy, thrilling narrative unfold. The performances of the leading ladies are neck to neck and the film is full of intrigue, mystery, and all the substantial elements of a cat and mouse serial killer movie.

Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfiUwSE7I5U A middle-aged man goes on a murder spree after the death of his mother. He was raised by his mother to be strictly religious and staunchly misogynistic. The film follows his motivations behind his act of violence. Though the title has the word necrophilia, the protagonist does not exhibit any such characteristics in the film. The plot is very mysterious and delves deep into the psyche of gender-based violence and what it is to be a man who thinks women are his to violate or mutilate because he belongs to a privileged gender.

Frenzy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As0nPLCMU7g One of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces, this is a film about a serial killer in London and the ex-Air Force serviceman he implicates. Hitchcock is known for his storytelling patterns that induce curiosity, terror, and surprises. The same follows in this film with absolutely haunting music and performances that seem very real. The plot is full of interesting anecdotes on real murder mysteries in London and if you are a serial killer geek, there is plenty in here for you to go back and read! Zodiac https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNncHPl1UXg One of director David Fincher’s best, this is the story of the hunt for a deadly serial killer who terrorized the U.S with his letters and bloodstained clothing that he sent to the police force after his murders. The movie explores the efforts of the officers to nab a criminal whose identity is unknown and hence the possibility that he could be anyone is something that makes the entire process very complex. Fincher has a penchant for crime thrillers and this is a classic example of how invested he is in the madness of the human mind. Monster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq70brIQP40 Another story with a female serial killer in the lead, this film follows a woman who was an ex-prostitute who murdered seven of her male clients. Widely acclaimed by critics and film lovers alike, the film is a complex depiction of how female rage is rooted in gendered aspects of society. It features a protagonist so fierce yet fragile that it is hard to understand what she might do next. If you like seeing complicated female characters come alive in all their vulnerable, mad glory, this film is definitely for you. I Saw the Devil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwWgp1bqVwE This is a South Korean thriller film about an agent who sets out to trace a serial killer after he murders his fiancé. The plot is deep and haunting as it explores the themes of obsession, chase, and gratification in the act of plotting and executing a murder. The protagonist has trysts with the killer now and then and is attacked and left free by the killer for him to feel powerful in the chase. A storyline that depicts the manic compulsions of a hardened criminal, this is a film that will stay in your mind for quite a while.
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10 Christmas Movies to Watch on Disney Plus

by Kaylen Summers

Christmas is a time when everyone is filled with excitement for new things and nostalgia for the old. Here are a few films you can watch on Disney Plus to add to the gamut of holiday emotions that you have been feeling:

Noelle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBDnQkQUTGU Things get difficult at the North Pole when Santa Claus dies and his son is all set to take over as the next Santa. As he prepares for his task, he is helped by his sister Noelle to keep track of gifts and maintain the Christmas spirit. But one day he takes off and never returns and it is upon her to find her brother and put things in order before Christmas. Watch to find out how she saves Christmas for everyone, it is not the ending you might be anticipating, because it is even better!

12 Dates of Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAyOZru4PTY Kate finds herself reliving Christmas eve over and over again. The same kinds of things keep happening, including a date with a man named Miles. She wishes to break this cycle and move ahead and pursue her ex-boyfriend and set her life straight. But the holiday season is one of the miracles and life has other plans for Kate. Watch to find out what she does.

Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRyODBJ_RxI Based on Disney’s original series Good Luck Charlie, this is a fun Christmas comedy film that is apt for the season. The film is about the Duncan family who set out on a Christmas road trip to Amy Duncan’s parents’ house. This obviously does not go well and the family is faced with all kinds of odds on the way. Nothing seems to be right about this whole idea and they have to deal with themselves and the cranky Duncan household all at once!

Snowglobe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaFweYEmWzs This is the story of an over-enthusiastic woman who is obsessed with Christmas. She travels into the Christmas village inside her snowglobe and spends her time in the enchanted place to fulfill her love for the season’s magic. But she soon realizes that her transportation into magic is affecting the real world and she must find a way to strike balance. Watch to find out how that goes for her.

‘Twas The Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-qF-I8JGIQ A young man gets into trouble with some hard-boiled criminals. He must hide for a while and he takes off to stay with his brother’s family during Christmas. Things take a fun turn when he discovers a device that can freeze time. Who gave it to him? Santa of course! Watch this film for a bit of magic, joy, reality, and lots of Christmas goodness.

The Ultimate Christmas Present

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIkMY3mdmmE A few naughty kids set out to meet Santa. They discover that Santa has weather making machine with which he makes it snow every Christmas season. The kids sneak out of the machine to make it snow in Los Angeles. What follows is the price they have to pay for messing with the forces of nature. Watch how these brats team up with Santa to solve the mess they have made.

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywlcCvegBJA What is Christmas without a little bit of your favorite Disney characters?! This is an hour-long anthology of Christmas-themed stories featuring some of Disney’s most classic characters. Watch all your childhood favorites come together in this lovely ensemble of fun, fantasy, and nostalgia. This is a film that is sure to get you back to your fondest childhood memories. If you can watch it with your kids, double the joy!

Beauty and The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnPzWNLJ_n0 The good old fairy tale with a Christmas twist! What is to not love about that!! This is a beautiful re-telling of Beauty and The Beast about how the Christmas spirit brings all the people in the castle closer to one another and eventually softens the beast. This is a perfect watch to usher in the holiday spirit and to make merry in the comfort of the hope and joy it brings forth.

One Magic Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KtqpP6sG8I This one is a true heart-warmer that tells the story of a mother who is struggling with her kids. She is having a very tough time during Christmas and an angel is sent to watch on her family. This is the perfect guardian-angel movie for the season if you are one of those people who like to believe that Christmas brings with it the possibility of miracles and positive changes in life.

The Muppet Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euz-682_mjo Yet another version of The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, this is the story of how the stingy, grumpy Mr. Scrooge is taught the true meaning of Christmas by his Muppet friends. The Christmas Carol is almost the world’s most-read/watched story around Christmas time. This is another fun adaptation of the same with a heart so big that it will definitely make you cry a bit. But do not worry, these are the good kind of tears!
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10 Iconic 90s Movie That Worth Watching

by Kaylen Summers

The ’90s were characterized by a cinema that was thematically innovative. Some of the films from those times have become cult classics now. Here are a few amazing 90’s films you can watch:

Schindler’s List

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG22XNhtnoY&t=25s Based on a true story, the film is about a couple who employ more than a thousand Jews in their factories to help them evade Nazi prosecution in Germany. Highly acclaimed critically and otherwise, this is the film the won Steven Spielberg his first Oscar. The film is intense, haunting, and very moving. Considered a timeless piece of cinema, it is still one of the most recommended movies of all time.

The Truman Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlnmQbPGuls This is yet another film with an innovative storyline. Truman Burbank’s every move is being watched by several cameras in what is a long continuing reality show. He has no clue that he is the protagonist of the world he takes for real. When he finds out, he gets desperate to end this and find a way out. The film was quite ahead of its time in concept but watching it now feels like it was made for our times!

Shawshank Redemption

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hB3S9bIaco A story of the tight-knit friendship between two inmates at one of the most unforgiving prisons of the country, this is yet another classic film that has inspired people across generations. The dialogues have been immortalized through repeated usage by viewers and fans. Great performances, excellent cinematography, and brilliant craft come together to make this film a work of great art.

Before Sunrise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MUcuqbGTxc This is the first part of Richard Linklater’s trilogy known as the Before Trilogy. The film tells the story of Celine and Jessie, two youngsters who meet accidentally and spend a day together before going their own ways. It is a film that focuses on the conversations between the two characters and is deeply reflective on many themes ranging from love, music, politics to art, literature, and culture. If you like films with lesser characters and more conversations, this is for you.

Thelma and Louise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iBFmKlO4BY The gold standard for onscreen female friendship, Thelma and Louise is a must watch road movie about two friends who set out on a journey that turns bloody. Adventurous, bold and extremely entertaining, the film showed women in a separate individual light, taking charge of themselves without the overarching patronage of male characters. If you love films with strong women characters in the lead, this is for you.

Fargo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2tY82z3xXU This is a crime thriller about a husband who hires kidnappers to abduct his wife so that he can claim an exorbitant amount from her father as ransom. Though paced as a thriller, the film also has comic elements about how the plan sometimes feels like it is bound to fail. The actors have all done an amazing job and the screenplay is absolutely engaging. If you are looking to watch some chase, twists, and fun, this is your movie.

Goodfellas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo5jJpHtI1Y Directed by the ever-brilliant Martin Scorsese, this is the story of the rise and fall of a mobster. Though based on the lives of criminals, the film does not glorify violence or bloodshed. This is one of the things that makes the film stand out amongst other films in the same genre. The film packs some great performances and memorable moments making it one of the most-watched films even today.

Pretty Woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EBAVoN8L_U This is the film that sealed Julia Roberts’ career as an undeniable star. She played Vivian, a prostitute hired by a wealthy businessman to accompany him to meets and parties. Over their time spent at events, the duo develops affection for each other. The film has some of cinema’s best-written dialogues and Roberts does an absolutely amazing job at being Vivian on screen.

The Silence of The Lambs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuX2MQeb8UM&t=6s Another timeless classic from the ’90s, this is the story of an FBI trainee who seeks the help of Dr. Hannibal, a psychiatrist, cannibal, and serial killer to throw insights into a difficult case she is investigating. The film is scary and might give you some goosebumps but it is one of the films that must not be missed by any film lover. Anthony Hopkins stuns as Dr. Hannibal. He is the life of the film and you will surely agree after you are done watching.

Forrest Gump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLvqoHBptjg Forrest Gump, the titular character is unforgettable. This film is now a cult classic and its dialogues have been repeated and used on merchandise, books, artworks, etc. Watch this film to see the world through the beautiful eyes of Forrest Gump, a slightly slow to react but extremely lovable character. Tom Hanks gives the performance of a lifetime as Forrest and the film benefits hugely from his nuanced portrayal.
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10 Classic Holiday Movies To Watch This Season

by Kaylen Summers

It is the season to take a break from regular life and settle into the spirit of the holiday season. Everything is hopeful with the promise of a new year. This is the perfect time to sit back and watch some holiday films to add to the joy. Here are some holiday movies that you can binge:

Miracle on 34th Street

https://youtu.be/--uyzf7X_0c Little Susan is skeptical about Santa Claus and the myth about the magic of Christmas. She probably gets it from her mother who is a realist. When asked to arrange for a person to pose as Santa for a children’s function, her mother appoints a man who claims to be Santa himself. The film is about how his claims are contested by everyone and how it changes Susan’s and her mother’s attitude towards Christmas, magic, and communion.

Home Alone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEDaVHmw7r4 Home Alone is an American Christmas family comedy film that is perfect for the holiday season. The film follows a smart little boy Kevin who must safeguard his home from two burglars after his family accidentally leaves him behind on their vacation. Home Alone is one of the most-watched films across the globe owing to its comic moments, beautiful background music, and a huge heart. It is a film that feels like a warm hug, especially in the holiday season with everything narrowing down to friends, family, and fun.

Frosty The Snowman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v21UuibZ7ig With his button eyes, a tiny nose, and corncob pipe, Frosty the snowman is a delight to watch. He is the perfect holiday companion who will take you into a fantasy world of goodness, joy and festive cheer. Perfect for children and adults alike, this is a film for the holidays that is unlike any other. Watch this animated movie for a wholesome experience of laughter and hope.

Elf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW9wRNqQ_P8 A comic Christmas tale of an elf who was adopted and raised by Santa’s buddies, this is the story of his journey to New York to find his biological father. He finds the busy world outside the North Pole very disturbing and hard to get used to, but eventually teams with other humans and his father to restore faith in the Christmas cheer. Fun and breezy, this is a film that will not disappoint you.

A Christmas Carol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ5jxTmRR1g The world has probably lost count of how many adaptations have been made so far of Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol. This is by far the most authentic film version with stunning performances and music. Watch the film to see how the unkind, miserly Mr. Scrooge regains faith in Christmas and goodness after he is visited by 3 ghosts. You might be familiar with the story, but it is as timeless as Christmas itself and never a waste of time to watch it again!

A Christmas Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfjEZ88NHBw This is a film that has almost attained the status of a seasonal classic. Christmas morning arrives and Ralphie dives into his presents. He does receive some great but he is disappointed that he did not get the one thing that he wanted more than anything – a Red Ryder Gun. His father leads him to a hidden gift and he opens it to find the gun. What follows is how he gets into trouble with his new holiday present.

Klaus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taE3PwurhYM&t=7s Klaus is a beautiful hand-drawn animated film that fits perfectly with the holiday season. The story follows the friendship between a lazy postman and old Klaus who must team up to restore the Christmas cheer among people. The animation is stunning, with amazing music that sets the mood for the season of excitement and happiness. Watch this film for a fun-filled experience.

Rudolph: The Red-Nosed Reindeer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2IyVoSKOj8 Rudolph is the naughty little reindeer with a button red nose who leads the other reindeers who pull Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. With a spirited soundtrack, stunning animation, and heart-warming moments, Rudolph is a character that you will want to pull out of the screen and keep to yourself! Watch the film for a visual experience that will add to your holiday cheer.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J1AXS8C20M Considered a classic holiday watch, this is the story of the Grinch who lives outside Whoville and despises the Christmas spirit. Grumpy and bent on taking away the spirit of the season from the townsfolk, Grinch is the embodiment of pessimism and doom. A smart little girl sets out to reform him and show him how happy he could be if he comes to the other side of the world!

It’s a Wonderful Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewe4lg8zTYA This is the story of how goodness begets goodness. An all-time holiday staple, the plot follows George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel. The angel then shows him how his acts of goodness have impacted so many lives and how his wife’s life would have been much sadder had he not been born. This is a film that instills hope and faith in life even in deeply troubling times. Just what we all need to watch now, isn’t it?
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10 Christmas Movies to Watch on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

The season of hope and happiness is here! Christmas time is always associated with cheer and the anticipation of better times ahead in the coming year. Here are a few Christmasy films you can watch on Amazon Prime to add to the season’s spirits:

The Holiday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDi5zH18vxU The Holiday is a fun, warm film about two women who are tired of love. Heartbroken and alone for Christmas, they decide that they need a change of scene. Through the internet, they find each other and make a plan to swap homes for Christmas. They pack and go to each other’s homes to escape monotony and heal. But life has some unexpected blessings in store for them! Watch to know how it ends for the two.

Rise of the Guardians

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPLiBxhoug0 This is an animated action-fantasy comedy film. The world is about to be engulfed by dark forces in a flight of dreams. The guardians – Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, and Easter Bunny and Sandman- must save the world from this onslaught. So they come together, along with others to take on the evil forces in a thrilling, funny entertainer that is filled with beautiful voice-overs and great animation.

Elf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW9wRNqQ_P8 This is an endearing story of a boy who gets lost and ends up in Santa’s Christmas sack. He winds up in the North Pole and they raise him as an elf. But as he grows, he realizes he does not fit in and sets off to New York to find his real parents. All is not warm and accommodating in the big city and what follows is how the elf-man makes his way through other humans. Funny, breezy, and full of heart, this is a movie you will love for the season.

Polar Express

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQhRqtt-Fpo Polar Express is an animated adventure film that also features human characters using live-action motion capture animation. The execution is absolutely stunning and the human and animated elements fit seamlessly to create a fantasy world of thrill and intrigue. The story follows a young boy who boards a mysterious train to the North Pole on Christmas eve. Watch to find out what awaits him on his trail!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQV5Pr7pWtM This is a Christmas fantasy comedy film adapted from the book of the same title by Dr. Seuss. It is the first Dr. Seuss book to be adapted into a full-length feature film. This is the story of the green and grumpy Grinch who lives in a cave with his dog, away from the rest of the townsfolk. But as Christmas draws near, he is annoyed by the holiday cheer and decides to take everyone’s happiness away by stealing their gifts. What follows is how his plans progress and who saves everyone’s Christmas in the end.

The Santa Clause

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx8FX7etF_8 What would you do if you had to be the next Santa Claus? This is the story of a man who takes on Santa’s Christmas duties after Santa Claus slips on his roof and dies while delivering his present. Following instructions left by Santa, he sets out to deliver gifts only to realize that this is not a one-time affair. He must be the next Santa and live on to fulfill his Santa duties in the coming years! Watch to find out what happens in the end.

A Christmas Carol (2009)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ3lr3urgDU Disney’s third adaptation of Charles Dickens’ story of the same title, this is an animated dark fantasy film. It is the story of a miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge, one of literature’s most famous characters. Scrooge is a man of no merry, who shares no excitement or joy for Christmas and is in no mood to meet, greet, or be part of the community. He is haunted by his former business partner’s ghost who shows him how bad the afterlife is if you are not kind and joyous in life. What follows is how Scrooge deals with all this and what he decides to do about them.

The Man who Invented Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx3ctBjG6yI This is a biographical movie about the author Charles Dickens. His book A Christmas Carol was a huge success and also marked his name in the literary world. The film follows the life of an author, who has had no success with his book and finally gets recognized after his story about Christmas. Packed with a lot of historic references and anecdotes, this is a film that is interesting owing to its storyline, execution, and performances.

Almost Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mw-Rhm8OIw In this Christmas comedy, a man who has lost the love of his life decides to get his whole family together for Christmas to feel better. What he does not factor in is how strained some relationships are within the family and the various ways in which things could explode. The gathering turns out to be a nightmare of uncomfortable events when resentments, quarrels, and complaints surface. The film is funny, dramatic and absolutely entertaining. Watch to have some good laughs.

All I want for Christmas is You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7c0r-uEUY4 This is an animated film based on Mariah Carrey’s song of the same title. Based on this iconic song that was loved by millions of fans across the world, the movie is an endearing take on little Mariah’s Christmas wish for a tiny puppy. The film is filled with beautiful songs and evocative narration by Carrey herself. The animation stands out owing to its attention to detail and everything about this film is warm, fuzzy, and absolutely joyful.
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10 Best Jennifer Aniston Movies You Can’t Miss

by Kaylen Summers

Jennifer Aniston is an actress who has transcended beyond the screen and becomes a cultural and cinematic icon for her acting journey. She has entertained us for many decades now and she still is the same diva you cannot get enough of. Here are a few of her films that you must not miss:

Derailed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84mGKTTv5Gc Derailed is about a romance that turns into a dark extortion plot. Usually seen in lighter comedies, this is a film that showcased another side to Jennifer’s acting skills. Her performance is restrained, powerful, and absolutely stunning. This is one of the films that establishes her as a versatile performer who is much more than a gorgeous face.

Horrible Bosses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpUeQV8sdOc This is a comedy about three frustrated employees who plot to murder their horribly behaved bosses. Jennifer Aniston stars as the dentist who irritates the life out of her junior making her one among the bosses to be killed. The film was well-received and Aniston shines through as the nasty dentist who is instantly unlikeable with her sass and unforgiving nature. What follows is a dramatic comedy that is worth watching for some good cheer.

Wanderlust

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz7xMY1AbbI This is a feel-good comedy about George and Linda, who are forced to move to Atlanta due to financial troubles to live with his horrible brother. On their way, they encounter a community where clothes, money, and careers are strictly optional. They decide to be part of the community, only to realize that they have been trading trouble for some peace. Watch Jennifer Aniston in this racy comedy to discover how fun she can be on screen!

Marley and Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UMMGNxg1Lg Watch Jennifer Aniston tug at your heart in this sentimental drama about a couple who raise a mischievous dog. The film is heartwarming and so tender that you will need to have a lot of tissues handy to finish it. You will cry many times, but it will be a good kind of crying where you feel glad to live in a world with people who are capable of such kindness. Jennifer’s stellar performance adds to the story and makes it a memorable experience.

The Break-Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljnEUL-fdt0 Fed up with dating? Here is a Jennifer Aniston film that is the antonym of a romantic comedy. It follows a couple who are forced to share a house after their break up. The film shows how they struggle to suppress resentments and behave cordially with each other despite wanting to rip each other’s eyes off! Watch this fun film to see where this predicament takes them.

The Good Girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55u2eXwbkM4 This is yet another Indie movie that proved that Jennifer Aniston is much more than how she is stereotyped in romantic comedies. The Good Girl is the story of a woman who is unhappy with her marriage and her job at a retail store. Things change for her when she has an affair with a much younger co-worker. Jennifer portrays the role of the confused, unhappy woman with ease and nuance. She pulls the film off on her shoulders with a performance to remember.

Dumplin’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1cdJA6jxtA Aniston takes the stage in this comedy where she plays a former beauty pageant queen. She struggles to connect with her daughter who is least interested in the beauty world. The film has great music and Jennifer makes it all the more memorable with her stunning performance as a diva of the beaty world. She is sophisticated, poised, and very evocative as both a confused mother and a composed beauty pageant star.

Friends With Money

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaWvBKFWhMo Jennifer plays a cash-strapped single woman in a friend group full of successful, married people in this film. This is one of her best and most relatable roles. If you have ever felt like the odd one out in your friend gang especially due to money troubles, this is a character you will instantly identify with. Jennifer is grounded, real, and extremely understated, rendering a performance that reinforces her talents.

The Object of My Affection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aW3yiEYdQk Jennifer does an amazing job as a woman who is involved with a gay man. This was one of the first films to explore the relationship between a straight woman and a gay man. Though the movie does not get all the nuances right when you look at it now, it was definitely an attempt worth watching, especially given that Jennifer delivers a believable, beautiful performance in the film.

Office Space

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