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Mikel J. Davies

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‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:’ The Beginning of One of the Greatest Franchises in Cinematic History

With a budget of $281 million and 438 days spent on principal photography, the entirety of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy set a precedent as one of the most all-encompassing and impressive film endeavors ever taken.

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‘Home Economics’ Review: A Disappointing New Venture from ABC

In the “Home Economics”’ premiere, the moments that try to be funny end up being uncomfortable, and the moments that try to be serious are slow.

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‘Shrek,’ 20 Years Later

The pure joy one feels at any age watching “Shrek” speaks volumes to what the movie represents: a universal connection to relatable, comedic storytelling.

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‘Shy Away’ Review: Twenty One Pilots Break From Their Traditions in a Bold Way

“Shy Away” acts as a litmus test for Twenty One Pilots as they wade into new waters with a more upbeat, electronic pop style.

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‘The One’ Review: An Entertaining Show That Lacks A Special Something

Weaving together people from dramatically different social classes, “The One” capitalizes on individual differences to bring out the humanity in its story.


‘OK Orchestra’ Review: An Initially Ok Album that Grows on Its Listeners

“OK Orchestra” toys with the comedy and depth expected of the trio, while leaving the listener wanting just a bit more.

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‘Cherry’ Review: A Wild Ride through Addiction, War, and Love

In “Cherry,” the Russo brothers’ recent directorial effort starring Tom Holland, the audience gets a glimpse into the life of a man plagued by feelings of predestination and caught deep in the throes of PTSD.

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‘The Little Things’ Review: An Incredible Piece of Classic Crime Fiction

With an array of artfully shot scenes, “The Little Things” brings back the feel of a classic crime thriller.

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‘Serotonin’ Review: A Captivating Cry for Help

“Serotonin,” girl in red’s most recent single, shows leaps and bounds in the maturity and intensity of the singer-songwriter’s sound.

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'Kamp Koral’ Review: A Feeble Attempt to Recreate the Allure of ‘Spongebob Squarepants'

“Kamp Koral” seems to fall short of becoming a beloved classic like its predecessor.

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‘Little Oblivions’ Review: An Understated But Enjoyable Change of Pace for Julien Baker

Released on Feb. 26, “Little Oblivions” shows Baker carefully crafting a new sound for herself as she matures and develops into an even greater artist.

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‘The Dig’ Review: The Astounding True Story About a Man Who Really Loves Dirt

With inspiring performances, “The Dig” manages to be a heartwarming and exciting film.

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‘The Code Breaker’ Review: Isaacson Explores the Paradigm-Shifting Science of Gene Editing

“The Code Breaker” details the story of Jennifer Doudna as she embarks on a journey to unravel some of the mysteries of gene editing.

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Top Five Movies to Watch this Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day nears and as Covid-19 continues to confine us to our homes, there’s no better way to celebrate than by cuddling up with loved ones and watching a cozy, heartwarming film.

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The Kid LAROI’s Debut Mixtape, ‘F*CK LOVE’ Cements the Artist as a Promising Up and Comer

The Kid LAROI's first commercial mixtape "F*CK LOVE" has all the technical aspects — sound mixing, emotion, pace — of any great album.