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The School for Good and Evil (2022) Review

UNHAPPILY “NEVER / EVER” AFTER   Once upon a time…..! The classic introduction to some of the beloved fairy tales of courageous heroes, whimsical princesses, and wicked villains. The mythmaking of fairy tales has always found a fascinating subject to all, taking the classic narratives (both the dark original ones and commonplace iterations) and expanding upon them in creative ways.

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The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) Review

COLORFULLY HILARIOUS AND WIDELYENTERTAINING ANIMATED FEATURE   While the likes of Disney, Pixar, and Illumination Entertainment are to be considered some of the “juggernauts” of the current filmscape in children’s animation entertainment, there are a few lesser-known animation studios out there that have been proven to be formidable challenges in bringing cartoon feature films to the silver screen. One such

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Outside the Wire (2021) Review

AN INTERESTING PREMISE THAT (GENERICALLY AND DREARILY) FIZZLES OUT   With the rise of the streaming services, Netflix, the major contender in this arena, has certainly “stepped up their game” in trying to amass viewers; exploring the ideas of original content in both in TV series, limited mini-series, and feature films. In the film category, Netflix has seeing produce or

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The Lovebirds (2020) Review)

A MIDDLING PROJECT THAT’S BETTER ON PAPER A directing career that hasn’t seeing massive hit in quite some time, film director Michael Showalter spent the past couple of years in rather middling projects as a writer, producer, and actor. However, Showalter struck a unique opportunity when he directed The Big Sick, a romantic comedy film, in 2017. The film, which

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The Willoughbys (2020) Review

A COLORFUL (YET CHOPPY) FAMILY STORY   In 2019, Netflix released Klaus, a Christmas holiday themed animated feature, that was to be the streaming services first attempt into the animated world of cartoon storytelling. Launched in November (a month or so prior Christmas), the film, which was directed by Sergio Pablo, serves as an alternate origin story of Santa Claus

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