Good Will Hunting

While working on Kevin Smith’s film “Mallrats,” real life best friends Ben Affleck & Matt Damon worked on a screenplay together called, “Good Will Hunting” expanding the latter’s first draft intended as a 40 page one-act play. After writing and giving each other feedback, the duo completed the final draft in 1994. One year before […]

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Atypical: Season 4

As they say, “Every story has a beginning, and an end.” Especially a television series none other than “Atypical.” The final season is currently streaming on Netflix. Sam & Casey’s story follows the next step in their personal lives as they must decide where to go before they bid farewell to their friends and family […]

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The Normal Heart

In 1985, an autobiographical play titled, “The Normal Heart” opened to the public. Based on Larry Kramer’s activism on gay rights during The AIDS Epidemic, the story focuses on Ned Weeks attempting to raise AIDS awareness during The Early 80s. The Normal Heart earned critical acclaim from critics and audience members alike. Three Decades Later, […]

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Mare Of Easttown

Mare Of Easttown is currently streaming on HBO Max. It received critical acclaim from critics and streamers alike. There are two reasons why I watched Mare Of Easttown. One, Kate Winslet will co-star in James Cameron’s upcoming “Avatar” sequel. Second, Evan Peters has a role in American Horror Story’s tenth season. One more thing, a […]

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Grey Gardens (2009)

“Grey Gardens” aired on HBO in 2009. (same year The Hangover came out) It received universal acclaim from critics and viewers alike. Grey Gardens became an eligible nominee at “The Primetime Emmy Awards,” “Screen Actors Guild” & “The Golden Globes.” Both Drew Barrymore & Jessica Lange earned their awards. I first heard of this movie […]

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Madoka Magica

“Madoka Magica” officially aired in Japan in 2011. (same year American Horror Story aired on FX) It received critical acclaim from critics and anime fans alike. Although a short run, the anime became a phenomenon for its darker tone, subverting the magical girl genre, characters and realistic consequences. In 2012, an English Dub was officially […]

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Halston

Halston is streaming on Netflix. It received positive reviews from critics and streamers alike. Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Disney Plus mini-series focusing on the character. Ryan Murphy and his posse including Sarah Paulson, (my favorite actress of all time) Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Lily Rabe & […]

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Into The Wild

In 1996, an autobiographical novel titled, “Into The Wild” opened in bookstores. Based on a true story. In The Early 90s, recent college gradate Christopher McCandless decides to change his lifestyle, discards his prized possessions, gives away his savings account to charity and travels on foot to Alaska to live in the wild. After a […]

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The Help

In 2009, a novel titled, “The Help” opened in Book stores. It sold millions of copies and earned good reviews from critics and readers alike. The story is set in The 1960s when “The Civil Rights Movement” sparked a new age. Fed up with racism, first time writer Skeeter comes up with an idea to […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes

In the year 1987 book titled, “Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Shop Cafe” was published. It received positive reviews from critics and readers alike selling a good amount of copies. Four Years Later, a film adaptation starring Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary-Louise Parker & Mary Stuart Masterson (who went quiet since 1991) under the […]

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The Trial Of The Chicago 7

“The Trial Of The Chicago 7” is currently streaming on Netflix along with “Mank,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Hillbilly Elegy,” “Over The Moon,” “My Octopus Teacher” & “Crip Camp.” It received critical acclaim from critics and streamers alike. In addition to unanimous praise, it earned Oscar nominations for “Best Supporting Actor,” (Sacha Baron Cohen) “Best […]

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Soul

Soul is currently streaming on Disney Plus along with “Hamilton.” It received universal acclaim from critics and streamers alike. Soul is nominated for an Oscar for “Best Animated Feature” along with fellow nominee “Onward.” Originally intended for a theatrical release date, Disney & Pixar decided to release it on Disney Plus due to the ongoing […]

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is currently streaming on Netflix. It received unanimous praise from critics and streamers alike. In addition to critical acclaim, the film earned Oscar nominations for the late Chadwick Boseman & Viola Davis under the categories “Best Actor” & “Best Supporting Actress.” Chadwick won a Golden Globe, BAFTA & SAG award. Before […]

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Hillbilly Elegy

“Hillbilly Elegy” is currently streaming on Netflix along with “The Trial Of Chicago 7,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Da Five Bloods,” “Over The Moon,” “Crip Camp” & “Mank.” It received negative reviews from critics and streamers alike. Despite earning a Razzie nomination for “Worst Supporting Actress, (Glenn Close) Hillbilly Elegy unexpectedly earned Amy Adams & […]

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Crazy Rich Asians

In 2013, author Kevin Kwan published a book titled, “Crazy Rich Asians.” A romance novel about an Asian-American woman who’s invited to meet her boyfriend’s wealthy family in Singapore. The book earned positive reviews from critics and readers alike. Two sequels titled, “China Rich Girlfriend & “Rich People Problems” linked as a trilogy. In 2017, […]

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Gamer’s Review: Ghosts Of Tsushima

Ghosts Of Tsushima was released in 2020. (same year the controversial Cyberpunk 2077 game came out) It received critical acclaim and sold millions of copies worldwide. Recently a film adaptation based on the game is in development. In response to the news, I thought about sharing my thoughts on my favorite game of 2020. This […]

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Boogie Nights

In 1988, inspired by the mockumentary rock comedy “This Is Spinal Tap,” then seventeen-year-old Paul Thomas “P.T.” Anderson (one of my favorite directors) filmed a mockumentary titled, “The Dirk Diggler Story.” An actor who rose to fame during “The Golden Age Of Porn” back in The 70s to The Early 80s. With support from his […]

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The Flight Attendant: Season 1

In 2018, author Chris Bohjalian published a book called, “The Flight Attendant.” The book is about the titular character who wakes up with no memory after a boozy hangover/one-night stand with one of her passengers. She discovers a dead body of the same passenger from last night. Desperate to get out of a predicament, she […]

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The Queen’s Gambit

In 1983, author Walter Tevis published a book titled, “The Queen’s Gambit.” The premise is about an orphan named Beth Harmon who develops a knack for playing chess competing in chess tournaments at an early age. She struggles with drug addiction, alcoholism and cockiness. The book earned praise by critics and readers alike. Prior to […]

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