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Last Man Standing: ‘The Walking Dead’ Review

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Last Man Standing: A Review and Defense of AMC’s The Walking Dead By Carly Twehous   Admittedly, I am rather late on jumping on The Walking Dead wagon train. I’ve always had this disproportionate, yet completely reasonable fear of cannibals and, well, flesh-eating zombies fit the bill. Eventually, I broke down. It was finals week, I’d just finished my traditional …

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An American Horror Story: Review of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

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— By Carly Twehous — Best-selling author, Margaret Atwood, published her prolific dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, in 1985, a year after George Orwell’s famous Big Brother society was supposed to take place. Western culture, it seems, has an innate fascination with end-of-society epics and forlorn, tragic heroes. There an inherent cultural fear that began with Orwell and Aldus Huxley …

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‘Alien: Covenant’—Michael Fassbender(s) Steals the Show

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(2017—Director: Ridley Scott) ★★★ 1/2  (out of 5 stars) (Potential spoilers below) 2017 marks the fortieth year in the career of celebrated director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, The Martian). Scott at the moment appears to devote the majority of his interests and seasoned talents in returning to the roots of Alien, his 1979 commercial breakthrough, through a more intelligent …

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Too Little, Too Late: 13 Reasons Why

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— By Carly Twehous — [Warning for spoilers and discussion on suicide.] Since it hit Netflix last month, 13 Reasons Why has been a subject of debate, discussion, and deliberation among both critics and the general audiences. Whether negative or positive, 13 Reasons has caused quite a stir, given its graphic depiction of suicide in the final episode. School districts …

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The Perils of Corporate Omniscience: The Circle Review

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(2017—Director: James Ponsoldt) ★★ (out of 5 stars) One of The Circle’s first trailers, released last December, starts off with a modified version of the scene in which Emma Watson’s character undergoes an interview for a job at the titular Internet corporation. The interviewer presses her, “You’re most scared of…?” to which she replies, “Unfulfilled potential.” In that case, the …

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The Darkest Corners of the Internet

In Carly Twehous, Culture, Featured, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

An Open Discussion on Fan-Fiction Part Two: The Darkest Corners of the Internet By Carly Twehous If we’re going to have an open and frank discussion on fan-fiction, I believe it is important to first get the facts straight. Of the main platforms of fan-fiction distribution—Archive of Our Own (AO3), Tumblr, Fanfiction.net, and LiveJournal—only AO3 has a sufficient enough tagging …

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Christians in Hollywood: Advice from a Film Company CEO

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(Pictured: Origin Entertainment is set to release a film on Mother Teresa titled I Thirst, that focuses on her early days in Calcutta and her struggle to create a worldwide movement to help the poorest of the poor. Other projects for Origin Entertainment include the films Fatima and Mary.) The following article is part of a reflection from the “Hollywood Mentor Series.” Through the …

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The Challenges of Parenthood: ‘Gifted’ Review

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(2017—Director: Marc Webb) ★★★ (out of 5 stars)   Parenthood is difficult, especially on where a parent should steer their young children, given the talents they have begun to show. Do parents raise their children in a conventional way or do they throttle them towards the first talent they recognize or one that runs in the family? Is the correct …