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THE TOMORROW WAR (STORY ANALYSIS)THE TOMORROW WAR (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Tomorrow War

The Tomorrow War is a 2021 American science fiction action film directed by Chris McKay in his live-action directorial debut. The movie stars Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J. K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson and follows a group of present-day soldiers who are sent into the future to fight an alien army (called the White Spikes).

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A QUIET PLACE PART II (STORY ANALYSIS)A QUIET PLACE PART II (STORY ANALYSIS)

A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II is a 2021 American scifi horror film, and the sequel to 2018’s A Quiet Place, following the family from the first film as they continue to navigate and survive in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind aliens with an acute sense of hearing. If you have read our review of the original movie, you would be aware that we found the premise to be critically flawed. Obviously that flawed premise has not changed but there are even more problems with the story of A Quiet Place Part II, as our analysis reveals. 

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LOKI S01E04 (REVIEW)LOKI S01E04 (REVIEW)

Loki S01E04

Loki S01E04 is the fourth instalment of the first season of a scifi superhero action-adventure drama set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The series stars Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the God of Mischief, Loki Laufeyson which Hiddleston had previously portrayed in the MCU, most notably as the main antagonist in The Avengers. 

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THE HAND (STORY ANALYSIS)THE HAND (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Hand

The Hand is a 1981 American psychological horror film written and directed by Oliver Stone, based on the novel The Lizard’s Tail by Marc Brandel. The film stars Michael Caine as Jon Lansdale, a comic book artist who loses his hand, which in turn takes on a murderous life of its own.

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RICK AND MORTY S05E02 (REVIEW)RICK AND MORTY S05E02 (REVIEW)

Rick and Morty S05E02

Rick and Morty S05E02 is the second episode of season 5 in this scifi fantasy action-adventure animated comedy created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. The series follows the misadventures of cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his good-hearted but fretful grandson Morty Smith, who split their time between domestic life and interdimensional adventures.

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RICK AND MORTY S05E01 (REVIEW)RICK AND MORTY S05E01 (REVIEW)

Rick and Morty S05E01

Rick and Morty S05E01 is the first episode of season 5 in this scifi fantasy action-adventure animated comedy created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. The series follows the misadventures of cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his good-hearted but fretful grandson Morty Smith, who split their time between domestic life and inter-dimensional adventures.

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LOKI S01E03 (REVIEW)LOKI S01E03 (REVIEW)

Loki S01E03

Loki S01E03 is the third instalment of the first season of a scifi superhero action-adventure drama set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The series stars Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the God of Mischief, Loki Laufeyson which Hiddleston had previously portrayed in the MCU, most notably as the main antagonist in The Avengers. 

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BLADE RUNNER (STORY ANALYSIS)BLADE RUNNER (STORY ANALYSIS)

Blade Runner

Blade Runner is a 1982 dystopian scifi film drama directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford as the titular character. The film was loosely based on Philip K Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Despite the initial commercial and critical failure of Blade Runner (when it was first released in 1982), the film has attained cult status in the years since and has been retroactively hailed as one of the best science-fiction films of all time. 

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE S04E10 (REVIEW)THE HANDMAID’S TALE S04E10 (REVIEW)

The Handmaid's Tale S04E10

The Handmaid’s Tale S04E10 is the finale of the fourth season of a dystopian alternate reality drama TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. In this alternate history, the USA has been taken over by hardcore fundamental religious fanatics and renamed as Gilead. In Gilead, women have become the property of men once more as the nation is ruled by theocratic patriarchy. 

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LOKI S01E02 (REVIEW)LOKI S01E02 (REVIEW)

Loki S01E02

Loki S01E02 is the second instalment of the first season of a scifi superhero action-adventure drama set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The series stars Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the God of Mischief, Loki Laufeyson which Hiddleston had previously portrayed in the MCU, most notably as the main antagonist in The Avengers. 

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TIME MINISERIES (STORY ANALYSIS)TIME MINISERIES (STORY ANALYSIS)

Time BBC miniseries

Time is a 3-part crime drama miniseries from the BBC, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham. Time is set in an English prison and features Mark Cobden (Bean), a convict and Eric McNally (Graham), a prison officer in the lead roles. The miniseries follows both characters through their life journeys as circumstances drive them into making difficult choices and decisions. 

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HACKS SEASON 1 (ANALYSIS)HACKS SEASON 1 (ANALYSIS)

Hacks Season 1 Analysis

Hacks Season 1 is the first season of a streaming black comedy drama TV series. The series explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance (Jean Smart), a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and Ava (Hannah Einbinder), an entitled, outcast 25-year-old writer. Created by Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky, Hacks premiered on May 13, 2021 on HBO Max. Analysis follows …

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LOKI S01E01 (REVIEW)LOKI S01E01 (REVIEW)

Loki S01E01

Loki S01E01 is the first instalment of the first season of a scifi superhero action-adventure drama set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The series stars Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the God of Mischief, Loki Laufeyson which Hiddleston had previously portrayed in the MCU, most notably as the main antagonist in The Avengers

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE S04E09 (REVIEW)THE HANDMAID’S TALE S04E09 (REVIEW)

The Handmaid’s Tale S04E09 is the penultimate instalment of the fourth season of a dystopian alternate reality drama TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. In this alternate history, the USA has been taken over by hardcore fundamental religious fanatics and renamed as Gilead. In Gilead, women have become the property of men once more as the nation is ruled by theocratic patriarchy. 

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE S04E08 (REVIEW)THE HANDMAID’S TALE S04E08 (REVIEW)

The Handmaid’s Tale S04E08 is the eighth instalment of the fourth season of a dystopian alternate reality drama TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. In this alternate history, the USA has been taken over by hardcore fundamental religious fanatics and renamed as Gilead. In Gilead, women have become the property of men once more as the nation is ruled by theocratic patriarchy. 

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE S04E07 (REVIEW)THE HANDMAID’S TALE S04E07 (REVIEW)

The Handmaid's Tale S04E07

The Handmaid’s Tale S04E07 is the seventh instalment of the fourth season of a dystopian alternate-reality drama TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. In this alternate history, the USA has been taken over by hardcore fundamental religious fanatics and renamed as Gilead. In Gilead, women have become the property of men once more as the nation is ruled by theocratic patriarchy. 

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THE DIRTY DOZEN (STORY ANALYSIS)THE DIRTY DOZEN (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war action drama film directed by Robert Aldrich and based on the novel written by E.M. Nathanson. The story is a work of fiction, set during World War II and centred around twelve court-martialled soldiers who are promised a reprieve from their capital sentences if they are successful in completing a virtual suicide mission behind enemy lines, just before D-Day. 

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE S04E06 (REVIEW)THE HANDMAID’S TALE S04E06 (REVIEW)

The Handmaid's Tale S04E06

The Handmaid’s Tale S04E06 is the sixth instalment of the fourth season of a dystopian alternate reality drama TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. In this alternate history, the USA has been taken over by hardcore fundamental religious fanatics and renamed as Gilead. In Gilead, women have become the property of men once more as the nation is ruled by theocratic patriarchy. 

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