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How I Got What I Wanted: OUT

It didn’t matter whether the copper-red dye in my hair had faded to a dull, brassy tone. It didn’t matter whether my hair had returned to its original brunette luster. And it didn’t matter whether my curls now cascaded and bounced just past the middle of my back. Because the split ends still remained. Those

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The Appeal in The Magic of Kingdom Hearts

 January 29, 2019 came and went and you were probably hoping for an explanation for why nerds all around the world went berserk After all, what was this Kingdom Hearts (KH) that everyone was losing their marbles over? Welp, allow me to explain. Kingdom Hearts is a video game franchise that was first released all

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The Legend of Family

       Tristan Ludlow lunged in front of his stroke-stricken father, Colonel William Ludlow, unable to fathom another loss after his wife and younger brother. His ragged, gurgled bawl clogged his throat of his stoic demeanor. A piercing shot cracked through the sky and Tristan’s arched arms remained frozen in the air. His face

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Netflix Review: You (2018)

     A combination of endless Facebook review posts and Netflix’s percent match caused me to succumb to watching what the majority of social media has been on the rage about this past month: You. No not you, reader, but “You,” as in the 10-episode season released first on Lifetime back in September and on

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This or That, But None Of Either As A Matter of Fact

You post happy, inspirational posts. They assume you’re always happy– when you’re trying to be strong. You post a picture of yourself smiling. They think you’re showing your happiness off–when you were just in a slump two minutes ago and trying to be confidently positive.You post a pic with a friend. They assume you’re surrounded

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Dana’s Film Review: Yellow Fever (2017)

Yellow Fever officially marks the first  movie I’ve seen at my first ever film festival I’ve attended (Sonoma Film International Film Festival). Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know what you’re gonna say. ‘Well how can you be a film critic then if you’ve never been to a film festival?’ *Uses Italian finger gesture* One: I can—although

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Retro Review: You’ve Got Mail (1998)

Today, Hollywood seems to be bland in movie ideas. But what if I told you that a while back, there were actually good movies afloat–especially romantic comedies? I always remembered my mom watching You’ve Got Mail back when I was a kid, and especially how she was really fond of it. Having grown up, (and

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Retro Review: Empire of the Sun (1987)

Steven Spielberg has long been praised for his myriad of excellent work. Considered to be one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, Spielberg never disappoints with his limitless works of imagination. Having said that, I found it surprising that Empire of the Sun is not mentioned as much as Spielberg’s other work.

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Film Review: Sausage Party (2016)

Cartoons have nearly always been considered for children no matter what the genre. So one can imagine excitement at being told there’s an exclusive film for adults, right? Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tierman with the screenplay by Seth Rogan, the comedy flick follows the life of food items that occupy shelves at a

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Film Review: Suicide Squad (2016)

“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide; no escape from reality; open your eyes look up to the skies and see.” Ah yes, we’ve all heard Queen’s tune playing in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad trailer. So you can guess my exhilaration at finally being able to watch the flick after

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