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    The Psychopathic Superstar: New Netflix documentary chronicles the life of Aaron Hernandez

The Psychopathic Superstar: New Netflix documentary chronicles the life of Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez fell victim to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) throughout his football career which led to a life of crime, violence and paranoia before his death at a young age of 27 in 2017. The three-episode Netflix special “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” digs deep into the personal life and off-the-field interactions of the former New England Patriots tight end. Unheard stories and testimonies from family members, friends,

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    Biggest snubs and surprises of the 2020 Oscar nominations

Biggest snubs and surprises of the 2020 Oscar nominations

Listen to our podcast about the Oscar nominations here: https://www.ntdaily.com/dailys-dose-1-17/ Once again, the Oscar nominations proved a polarizing lot. Some nominations were expected, others were a surprise and yet many deserving potential nominees were left trampled in the dust. In a year full of diverse new voices in cinema, the Oscar nominations seemed to ignore this by not nominating films made by and starring women, along with films made by

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    “The Circle” combines social media with reality TV

“The Circle” combines social media with reality TV

It’s 2020 and finally the worlds of social media and reality television have begun to merge. We used to have Big Brother in the early 2000s. That was a show where people actually met in person, face-to-face and couldn’t avoid the harsh realities of their true character. Thanks to Netflix, though, we have something much more updated and more attune with what is happening in our modern times. “The Circle”

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    ‘1917’ is a bold adventure into filmmaking legend

‘1917’ is a bold adventure into filmmaking legend

Spoilers ahead It is the spring of 1917, late in the first World War. Two British soldiers, Blake and Schofield, are handpicked for a mission into enemy lines to reach another unit and halt a disastrous offensive. The obstacles between them and their objective? Pockets of shrewd resistance from the German army, the mutilated French landscape and a distressingly small amount of time. Director and writer Sam Mendes’ “1917” is

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    “The Bachelor” premiere drags with a slow start, but gains traction with “Champagnegate”

“The Bachelor” premiere drags with a slow start, but gains traction with “Champagnegate”

Every new year brings forth a new opportunity to get sucked into the it’s-so-bad-it’s-good “The Bachelor” franchise for another eight months. ABC kicks off January with the OG of the franchise, “The Bachelor,” and season 24 started with a three-hour premiere last Monday. Peter Weber, or Pilot Pete, was a fan favorite from last season’s “The Bachelorette” and one of the two contestants suspected of being the next Bachelor (with

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    Seven ways to turn unattainable resolutions into achievable goals

Seven ways to turn unattainable resolutions into achievable goals

The hustle of the holiday season is always (begrudgingly) traded for a new year with a new set of resolutions and expectations. This is a daunting time of year for many, as popular resolutions like losing weight, improving finances and managing stress better are so large and unspecific in scope that they tend to make people feel overwhelmed by the pressure to revolutionize their life. But you don’t need to

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    HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ is one of the best shows of the last decade

HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ is one of the best shows of the last decade

“Nothing ever ends.” The original 1986 “Watchmen” comic from writer and sorcerer Alan Moore and illustrator Dave Gibbons is many things: critically acclaimed, widely influential and politically charged among other things.  As a result, it’s become something of a sacred cow among not only comic book aficionados but for even those who don’t really consider themselves interested in comics as a whole. “Brazil” and “Fear and Loathing” director Terry Gillam

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    From I to IX and everything in between: A ranking of all 11 ‘Star Wars’ films

From I to IX and everything in between: A ranking of all 11 ‘Star Wars’ films

The wait is over. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is out, and we’re all completely satisfied with the legacy Disney has left on the “Star Wars” name. Or at least we wish we were.  After seeing the movies scores of times, I’d wager that the direction Disney has taken the brand has left a lot of fans in a perpetual state of debate on the quality relative to the original

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    “Queen and Slim” is more than a black version of Bonnie and Clyde

“Queen and Slim” is more than a black version of Bonnie and Clyde

On paper, “Queen and Slim” isn’t a new concept. The story of two people on the run after committing a crime been told many times in the past with films such as “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Thelma and Louise,” but Lena Waithe wrote a compelling screenplay that not only modernizes the genre, it touches on the societal plight of African Americans that is all too familiar. “Queen and Slim” tells the

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    Songs that help set the vibe for the holidays

Songs that help set the vibe for the holidays

Every good moment needs a soundtrack, including the holiday season. Whether you’re not quite prepared for the Christmas season yet or you’re looking for recommendations to add to your rotation, these songs can help put you in a festive mood. ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham – George Michael gave us this somber classic bop in the 80s and it’s lasted the rest of time. Absolutely the best holiday song. ‘Santa Baby’

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