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Beauty and the Beast: This is the Wrong Story for Belle and the Beast

Genre: Fairy Tale Retelling Synopsis: A prince is cursed to become a beast for an act of unkindness. He can only be redeemed if someone falls in love with him. Enter Belle, an educated young woman unsatisfied with her life, and … Continue reading

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Black Panther: A Futuristic Wakanda Inspired by African Cultures, Tackling Responsibility

This was a great movie that paired Marvel’s style of adventure and humor with a fresh feeling. The setting and costumes were absolutely gorgeous, blending a futuristic/sci-fi feel and inspiration from numerous African cultures for its aesthetic–from the Maasai people … Continue reading

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Passengers: Shouldn’t be Marketed as a Sci-Fi/Romance if It’s Gonna Be This Creepy

Genre: Sci-fi/Romance Synopsis: Jim and Aurora are passengers on a starship, kept in stasis inside hibernation pods during the journey. When they arrive at their destination, a good century would have passed, and they’d have reached a distant world. Except … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman: Refreshing and Emotionally Powerful

Genre: Superhero Synopsis: Diana has grown up in a land of Amazons, isolated from the rest of the world. They are the keepers of a weapon that can defeat Ares, the god of War, waiting for the time when he … Continue reading

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Terminator: Genisys Reboots the Franchise for the 21st Century

Genre: Action/Sci-fi Synopsis: John Connor is the leader of the resistance in a world where humanity is being obliterated by Skynet, a self-aware artificial intelligence. Without him, humanity stands no chance. In the original Terminator movie from 1984, Skynet sends … Continue reading

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Suicide Squad: Style Over Substance

Genre: Superhero Synopsis: Worried about their ability to defend against an attack by powerful Superman-like threats, the government decides to build a squad of criminals to do the job for them. Conveniently, a threat arises as soon as the team … Continue reading

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Round-Up: Crimson Peak Redux and Questionable Content

Crimson Peak  Watching this movie for the second time was actually a much more enjoyable experience than watching it the first time–and I already liked it the first time. I love it now.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, the Less Powerful Though Still Good Closing of the Franchise

  Genre: Dystopian/Sci-fi Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen  is the face of the revolution against the Capitol, after the destruction of her district. And now it’s time for the final showdown. But complicating things is the rescue of Peeta, who’s been psychologically … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Yes, Part ONE), Characters Holding Themselves Together

  Genre: Dystopian/Sci-fi Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen survived the sadistic Hunger Games twice, unwittingly lighting the spark of revolution along the way. The Capitol’s President has responded to every slight challenge with violence or the threat thereof, finally culminating in the … Continue reading

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Crimson Peak: Evocative Characters, Harrowing Scenes

Genre: Horror/mystery Synopsis: Edith is content focusing on her efforts to publish her stories and living with her father, when Thomas Sharpe from England enters her life, intent on winning her over. This culminates in him and his sister Lucille … Continue reading

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