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Netflix’s Live Action Adaptation of The Last Airbender, Part II: Potential for Success or Destined to Flop?

By Olivia Snyder, Co-Editor Two weeks ago, I published an analysis of the newly released cast list for the upcoming live action adaptation of the beloved Last Airbender cartoon. The planned Netflix series has been surrounded by a lot of buzz and fan theories since the initial announcement first dropped in 2018, and longtime devotees…

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Netflix’s D.P. is the Korean Drama for Those Who Don’t Like Korean Dramas

By Anthony Chau Score: 9/10 In my humble uncultured opinion, D.P., a miniseries that serves as an exposé to the horrifying toxic military culture in South Korea, offers some of the best viewing experiences that Korean drama has to offer.  I have a love-hate relationship with Korean dramas. I’ve tried watching many but have only…

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Is It Okay to Like Castlevania? Part 2: Lenore and Problematic Characters in Fiction

By Anthony Chau *SPOILERS FOR CASTLEVANIA SEASON 3 AND 4 AHEAD* Okay, I’ll admit it. Part of the reason why Castlevania’s third and fourth seasons were so entertaining for me was watching Lenore seduce and trick Hector, a human Forgemaster, into giving up his free will to become a slave for the four vampire queens…

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Bliss: It’s Just Another Simulation

By Courtney Thomas Score: 3/10 While not overtly bad, Bliss felt like a formulaic movie I’d seen many times before. Most simply, it’s a Matrix type sci-fi drama centered around the question of what is real and what isn’t. The plot is confusing, not only because of the real/not real subject matter, but it plays…

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