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During Peru’s near-300-year-period under Spanish rule, Spaniards introduced deep-fried dough balls called buñuelos to the region. As they colonized the nation, Spaniards also brought the African slave trade. It was enslaved African cooks who refitted

‘Observe and Report’ is Why Jody Hill Should Have Directed ‘Joker’

In the 2009 movie Observe and Report, out-of-shape, mentally ill loser Ronnie Barnhardt (played by Seth Rogen) has found a self-inflated means to alpha-maledom as a mall security guard. He has deluded himself into thinking

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“It’s Impossible to Open Your Eyes & NOT Be Grateful” – The RynoRyder Vlogs – Week 10

Like many other content creators, I haven’t felt much like “sharing in my journey” over this past week. I am an American who was raised under a military-led, republican-voting, racist, white roof. I could be

What’s New to Stream on Hulu for June 2020, and What’s Leaving

Hulu has been stuck in the third-place position when it comes to movie streaming behind Netflix and Amazon Prime because most people still see them strictly as a home for next-day television. They have movies

Nature Tires of Humanity’s Bullshit in ‘A Cold Night’s Death’

Welcome to 4:3 & Forgotten — a weekly column in which Kieran Fisher and I get to look back at TV terrors that scared adults (and the kids they let watch) across the limited airwaves of the ’70s.

‘Manborg’ Shows You Don’t Need Money to Make a Masterpiece

Welcome to The Prime Sublime, a weekly column dedicated to the underseen and underloved films buried beneath page after page of far more popular fare on Amazon’s Prime Video collection. We’re not just cherry-picking obscure titles,

Our Pick of the Week Breathes New Life Into the Undead

Streaming might be the future, but physical media is still the present. It’s also awesome, depending on the title, the label, and the release, so each week we take a look at the new Blu-rays

We Just Really Love This Episode of ‘Community’

This essay is part of our series Episodes, a bi-weekly column in which senior contributor Valerie Ettenhofer digs into the singular chapters of television that make the medium great. Some TV shows have just one or two standout

What’s New to Stream on Amazon Prime for June 2020

Amazon Prime Video is the only streaming service with a cost that also gets you free shipping, and that my friends is a deal. They’re in the original programming game, but their biggest offering remains the

All the Movies Made Available to Watch Free in Support of Black Lives Matter

Movie fans, moviemakers, and movie distributors are doing what they can right now to support the Black Lives Matter movement and protests. In addition to those marching in the streets and donating money, a lot