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‘The Matrix Resurrections’ and the Paradox of Choice

“You take the blue pill…the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill…you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” When Morpheus uttered those words to Neo, he created an iconic example of pop culture symbolism: the…

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Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ is a Meditative Slow Burn of Epic Proportion

The first edition of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel, Dune, is approximately 412 pages long; for comparison, Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring is 423 pages long. It would take the average reader, assuming they read one page a minute, nearly 7 hours to finish the book. When adapting such lengthy stories from page to screen, directors and…

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A Review Nobody Asked For: ‘Irresistible’

Spoiler Warning: Vulgarity I had returned home after a long day at work. It was a Sunday night and I wanted to watch something fun and mindless. Why I thought a political satire from Jon Stewart was a good idea is beyond me. Perhaps, the film’s sub two-hour runtime was enough to sway me; or…

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