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The world of Pokémon is a hard and cruel place. It takes a tough Pokémon to stand tough and survive, which doesn’t make it a suprise that some of the most celebrated Pokémon could also be considered the strongest. For all the lessons of friendship, Pokémon Centers, and jelly donut flavored rice balls, it’s not
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Sometimes it feels like SpongeBob SquarePants memes are the logical conclusion to Western popular culture. Memeable bites of the classic Nick Toon allow for older (some would call geriatric) millennials to share their feelings from their half-remembered childhoods in all new contexts. When Earth is gone and the aliens have arrived one day, perhaps the
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Are we in the midst of a Twilight-naissance? All five movies from the vampire romance are now available to stream on Netflix, giving old and new viewers alike the excuse to visit the overcast world of Forks, Washington, and dive into the love story of brooding vampire Edward Cullen and clumsy human teenager Bella Swan.
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When one first hears the logline for Pig, Michael Sarnoski’s debut as a feature director, they would be forgiven for making certain assumptions. The film is, technically speaking, about a loner played by Nicolas Cage in search of his prized truffle pig, which was kidnapped from his home in the woods by a couple of
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If there’s justice in this world, high school comedy Never Have I Ever will return for at least a third season. The story of 15-year-old Devi Vishwakumar, a Los Angeles teen reeling from her beloved father’s sudden death while trying to navigate all the usual boys/school/friendship mess of adolescence, deserves to continue long into the future. (Here’s
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This article contains Fear Street Part Three: 1666 spoilers. It never could be as simple as reuniting an ancient skeleton’s hand with its wrist, right? That became obvious last week when the Fear Street trilogy’s ostensible heroine Deena Johnson (Kiana Madeira) attempted to break the curse of Sarah Fier by attaching all missing appendages in
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While the NES was obviously not the first video game console, it’s hardly a surprise that some of the rarest and most expensive games in the world belong to that beloved console’s legendary library.  As it becomes increasingly obvious that nostalgia is driving up prices in the suddenly lucrative collectible video games market, it’s also
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In one of the worst years in recent memory, a mustachioed fish out of water with a sunny disposition helped audiences cope with their new abnormal. By playing into underdog sports story tropes and preaching the virtue of kindness, Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso was a soothing balm for stressful times.  Who could have imagined that
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At best, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a curious detour, non-required viewing for even the series’ most hardcore fans. Set between the events of Resident Evil 4 and 5, the four-part miniseries tells a story about shady government cover-ups that lacks substance or anything particularly interesting to say. Even series favorites Leon S. Kennedy (Nick
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How on Earth did we survive two years without new episodes of Netflix’s brilliant sketch comedy series I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson? The first batch of six episodes premiered on April 23 of 2019 and proved instantly iconic.  Contained within the season’s roughly two-dozen sketches was absolutely hilarious and essential comedy that
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