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Ember and Wade on a poster for Elemental

Review: Elemental, Pixar’s animated tale of love

Elemental is a Romeo and Juliette story about love between the elements Fire and Water. Luckily for all the children who will watch this one, neither of them die in the end.

Taylour Paige in Jean of the Jones

Review: Jean of the Joneses

Jean of the Joneses features a stellar cast in a drama about a family full of women and secrets. The secrets come out, as they must, at a time of crisis in the family. Stella Meghie wrote and directed this darkly comedic story of family dysfunction. It is now streaming on Hulu and Prime Video.

Dina Shihabi in Archive 81

Review: Archive 81, mystery and horror

Archive 81, from Netflix, is a mix of mystery, horror, and sci-fi. It keeps you puzzled and guessing until the end. We visit three different time periods as the story explores the veil between our world and a demonic world of witchcraft.

The Get Down

The Get Down Coming to Netflix in 2016

The Get Down sounds like the origin story for Empire. A rag tag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the South Bronx in the late 70’s. The series is described as “a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco.” The  13 episode series is created by …

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