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5 good shows you can watch right now on Netflix Canada!

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I’m guessing you’ve all heard the mantra: “Netflix originals suck ass!” Well, most of them at the very least. Anyways, Netflix has had a lot of problems with quality control as of late, instead seemingly opting for a more “quantity over quality” type approach. No need to fret dear reader for I’m here to talk about some of the better shows you can watch right now on Netflix Canada. None of that exploitative, pandering bullshit to be found here, this is raw entertainment that’ll satisfy your cravings. Continue reading “5 good shows you can watch right now on Netflix Canada!”

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Mission Impossible Fallout review – Fake outs upon fake outs!

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“YOU CAN’T FIGHT THE FRICTION!!!” These were the memorable lines of one of the songs used for the teaser trailer. For many film goers, this signifies an improvement over the previous films in the franchise, and in many ways, it does actually deliver on that promise. To them it was a direct reminder of things to come. Continue reading “Mission Impossible Fallout review – Fake outs upon fake outs!”

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Sorry to Bother You review – who knew telemarketing could be so insane

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Sometimes, I wonder what movies were even made for. Were they made solely as a representation of reality, or for people’s pleasure, or a combination of both? Anyways, I was kind of wondering what kind of coke director Boots Riley was snorting when he crafted this “masterpiece” of his. I mean for petes sake, the fella was in charge of making music before tackling this feature length extravaganza.

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Sicario: Day of the Soldado review – Terrorists are bad m’kay!

 

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If you were expecting this skeleton to make an appearance, boy are you in for a disappointment.

Warning! Proceed with caution ole curious traveller for this critique contains spoilers! Yea no, I’m not kidding. There are spoilers here…

Sicario was a bit of an odd duck back in 2015. It didn’t feel like most action films released during that time, what with its unique direction, nihilistic touches and disturbing content. Quite frankly, you could almost label it an “anti-blockbuster.” Whereas flicks like the Bond movies, the Mission Impossible series and even r rated instalments such as Dredd and Mad Max Fury Road, aimed to satisfy audiences with adrenaline filled action and death defying stunts, this wasn’t necessarily the case with the first entry in the aptly named “Sicario Saga.” Here, violence was dirty, consequential, demoralizing. It never glorified it, even when it came to showcasing gang members being peppered with bullets. As cliché as it sounds, I remember it like it was yesterday. Swaths of movie goers sat there shocked and silent as they were exposed to its nihilistic portrayal of cartels and warfare.

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91 Days review – Take the cannoli Angelo

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They’re not even being subtle about where they’re getting their inspiration from

It’s been a while since we’ve got an anime that veers away from the usual cliches and tropes found in nearly every single show nowadays. I’m talking about the endless sea of moe chicks, pointless infodumps, girls getting their clothes ripped to shreds, spiky haired caricatures screaming their lungs out and so on. Therefore, it’s refreshing to see a show that tries to veer away from its roots and gather its inspiration from another medium instead: gangster films.

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