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Spooky Shudder Spotlight: ‘Superhost’

It’s nearly the best time of the year, and as Halloween festivities begin to ramp up, I thought it would be fun to pick out some gore-filled gems. Shudder is a beautifully constructed streaming service — and it is so great I even have a whole story dedicated to it here. Every week from now until the end of October, I will be reviewing the newest original content from Shudder

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    ‘Malignant’: A glorious rollercoaster of camp and carnage

‘Malignant’: A glorious rollercoaster of camp and carnage

“It’s time we cut out the cancer.” In 1993, doctors and security guards frantically work to restrain a super strong, nigh unstoppable killer called Gabriel. Decades later, Madison (Annabelle Wallis) has just survived an encounter with her abusive husband, only to find him brutally murdered the next morning. Soon, she starts seeing visions of a leather-clad killer eviscerate members of the hospital she grew up in. Has Gabriel come back? 

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    ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ season three premiere extends the greatest show ever made

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ season three premiere extends the greatest show ever made

Television shows have always been one of the best ways to consume media. A couple of months ago, I stumbled across “What We Do in the Shadows.” At the time there were only two seasons out, and before I knew it, I had watched both of them in less than 24 hours. It was some of the best television I had ever seen, and when I found out season three

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    Shrewd ‘Only Murders in the Building’ skewers true crime with love

Shrewd ‘Only Murders in the Building’ skewers true crime with love

“Do I wanna break into a dead guy’s apartment and go through all his shit? Sounds like an afternoon.” The first impression Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” gives to its audience is deceptive — Steve Martin plays his usual grumpy old man schtick, Martin Short is bouncy and campy and Selena Gomez talks about her obsession with true crime and how she would kill an intruder in her apartment.

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    Bold ‘Kevin Can F–k Himself’ delivers dark laughs in sitcom deconstruction

Bold ‘Kevin Can F–k Himself’ delivers dark laughs in sitcom deconstruction

“The whole world is rigged! It’s made for guys like Kevin!” Having finished its first season run just over a month ago, “Kevin Can F–k Himself” was recently renewed by AMC for a second season and it’s not hard to see why. Created by Valerie Armstrong, the first run of this dark dramedy took a hard look at the classic domestic sitcom and asked, “What would being married to a

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    ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ sets a new standard in the MCU

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ sets a new standard in the MCU

When you have a film franchise with over twenty entries, it can become very easy to fall into a formulaic pit. A fair share of Marvel Cinematic Universe projects seem to merge together in bland and forgettable ways. Moving on from the past and starting fresh has been the MCU’s new approach to a new era, and there is no better way of cementing this tactic than with the release

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    2021 XXL Freshman Cyphers bring another year of solid rap music

2021 XXL Freshman Cyphers bring another year of solid rap music

2021’s XXL Freshman Cyphers hit YouTube this summer, featuring some iconic up-and-coming rappers, including Flo Milli, Iann Dior, Coi Leray and 42 Dugg. I recently took a look at the first 10 years’ worth of cyphers, and without further ado, here are my thoughts on the three 2021 XXL Freshman Cyphers. During the first of the three cyphers, I am given high hopes for this year’s lineup. Not only was

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    Top five films of 2021 so far

Top five films of 2021 so far

We are well past the halfway point of 2021 and have seen a lot of great films. Movies like “Dune” and “Halloween Kills” will likely take over the movie world in October, but with the start of a new semester, it’s time to step back and appreciate some of the best movies we’ve seen so far this year. 5. “A Quiet Place Part II” What makes “A Quiet Place Part

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    Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ unnerves but rarely terrifies

Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ unnerves but rarely terrifies

“Candyman ain’t a ‘he.’ Candyman’s the whole damn hive. If you’re out here looking for Candyman, you ask me? Stay away!” In the upscale areas of Chicago, artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is looking for inspiration to reverse his creative stagnation. After hearing a telling of the legend of Candyman, he heads to the gentrified Cabrini-Green residences to investigate. Learning more, he soon finds himself enraptured by a terrifying

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    A look at XXL Freshman Cyphers over the last 10 years

A look at XXL Freshman Cyphers over the last 10 years

XXL Magazine has had a major influence in the rap genre through its annual list, known as the XXL Freshman Class. For those who don’t know, the list is a pairing of 10 or more rappers who are unknown, underground and/or considered potential superstars. While some big names have made their mark by being featured on the list, others haven’t had their claim to fame and become forgotten shortly after

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