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Rant and Rave: Chaos ensues as Doctor Strange plunges into the ‘Multiverse of Madness’

“Things just got out of hand.” This powerful caution provoked audiences when the trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (MoM) dropped, shocking moviegoers and longtime Marvel fans everywhere. But little did audiences know that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Stephen Strange’s madcapper adventures would go haywire.   Just days after its small-screen comeback, the Marvel…

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Rant and Rave: Unifying a disconnected mind in ‘Moon Knight’

After a nearly four-month drought without any films or TV shows, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) makes its small-screen comeback with Moon Knight. This time, the gods and goddesses of Egyptian mythology take the helm as the MCU continues to open doors for more superheroes, promising audiences a riveting adventure with the Egyptian pantheon. But…

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Rant and Rave: Taking a unique trip to ‘The ReVe Festival 2022-Feel my Rhythm’

It’s that time again where ReVeluvs celebrate the return of SM Entertainment’s Red Velvet.  Ever since their debut, the group has been popularly known for their “Red” and “Velvet” concepts which highlight their peppy yet sophisticated image. But feel the flavors a little more; having a slice of their sweet music unveils the groups’ dynamic…

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Rant and Rave: Life could be brighter in ‘West Side Story’

It all begins with a swooping shot over buildings, streets, and the overall cityscape of New York City. The familiar three-note whistle welcomes us into the West side of Manhattan in the mid-1950s. Fingers snap and the sound of shoes clatter on a dusty construction site; around the corner, they appear in herds, waiting for…

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Rant and Rave: Straight ahead with Treasure’s ‘The Second Step’

Treasure’s unique brand of energetic and optimistic pop has captivated audiences across the globe. Since their stint in survival show YG Treasure Box, the group has released THE FIRST STEP: TREASURE EFFECT, which cemented the group as a K-Pop mainstay after releasing several iconic tracks such as Boy, Going Crazy, and My Treasure.  Since then,…

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Rant and Rave: A fresh frontier awaits in ‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’

Pokémon fans have long clamored for a title that would reinvigorate the mainline series games, giving them a more modern feel and stirring heights. Whether it’s a more open-world experience or a more robust, action-packed set of gameplay mechanics, each fan of the Pokémon community has their own vision for the “perfect” game. But if…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Bad Buddy Series’ destroys the competition

Unspeakable dangers are regularly experienced by many in the LGBTQ+ community. From “casual” homophobia to outrageous hate crimes, the world shuns those who don’t conform to heteronormative ideals. Hence, it must be an overwhelming delight for LGBTQ+ audiences to experience the world of Thai boys’ love (BL) media, where two men are allowed to simply…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Eternals’ explores a new family of heroes

After the epic conclusion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) Infinity Saga, the franchise’s fourth phase continues to explore the mysteries surrounding celestial beings. Often, these aliens are considered as outlandish misfits or terroristic monsters, such as in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Captain Marvel, or even Thor. However, in Eternals, the otherworldly beings…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ swings right into the doors of the multiverse

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has gradually teased about exploring the multiverse in its canon. While several MCU films and TV series dabbled with the idea, it was Doctor Strange who established the multiverse. But Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme isn’t the focus for when this is introduced but our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Indeed, Spider-Man: No…

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Rant and Rave: ‘The French Dispatch’ and the intimacy of print journalism

Take a glance and you’ll instantly know if it’s a Wes Anderson picture.  Definitely a creator of his time, Anderson’s quirky, vivid, and youthful filmmaking has become a genre in itself. Thus, it’s no surprise that his league of artsy admirers would rejoice over his return in The French Dispatch.  Known for telling whimsical stories…