REVIEW: ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ (2020) and the Eternal Magnetism of Walter Mercado

At 87 years old, Mercado exudes the same cosmic magnetism that has endeared Latin American audiences to his shows for decades.

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REVIEW: Ruh Roh! ‘Scoob!’ (2020) is a Confusing Vehicle for a Hanna-Barbera Shared Universe

“‘Scoob!’ gets bogged down by the uncanny horror of mixing 50-year-old easter eggs with already outdated modern pop-culture references.“ From the initial trailers, I was skeptical of what Tony Cervone’s Scoob! was selling. Promising an epic new spin on the long-running story, the 2020 reboot boasts a star-studded cast—Zac Efron (Fred), Amanda Seyfried (Daphne), Gina…

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REVIEW: ‘Party of Five’ is an Endearing and Necessary Immigrant Story

‘Party of Five’ demonstrates what minorities have always known: that there is no way to separate the political and the personal.

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ and Its Failure to Reach a Cathartic Ending Through Reylo

This article contains spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker.  Since the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final film in the “Skywalker Saga”, the internet has been ablaze in untangling its divisiveness. The reception to the J.J. Abrams-directed feature has been mixed at best, however, most critics agree that the film is…

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REVIEW: ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ (2019) Gets Tripped Up in Several Fat Girl Transformation Story Cliches

“In trying to tread the line between being fat inspiration porn and an uplifting story about body positivity, director Paul Downs Colaizzo delivers a conventional makeover movie in his first feature film.” Brittany Runs a Marathon tells the story of Brittany Forgler (Jillian Bell), a slightly overweight, predominantly directionless 28-year-old woman as she trains to…

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Top 13 Disney Channel Original Movies for the Halloween Season

The changing leaves and crisp autumn air can only mean one thing: it’s officially spooky season. As the ghosts and ghouls come out in full force, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a cozy Halloween film. My favorite Halloween movies give me that same warm, fuzzy feeling I felt as a kid dressing…

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“Eighth Grade” (2018): The Emotional Depth of Kayla

Few people look back and remember their preteen years fondly. Still, as you get older, the rose colored glasses come on and the memories become tinged with nostalgia. It’s easy to forget the tiny moments that felt huge back then. For those of us who have forgotten what it feels like to be thirteen years…

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