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Inside the Development of an Icon with Halo TV Lead Costume Designer Giovanni Lipari

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My Descent Into Horror, Part 1: The Evil Dead Trilogy

The Evil Dead movies are iconic for horror fans, and Matt Kalo shares how the films were his terrifying entry into a genre he eventually grew to love.
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House of the Dragon: The Main Who's Who

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My Pop Culture Teachers Part 1 (Back to Basics)

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Good Riddance Gilbert Gottfried (We’ll Miss Ya)!

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Chernobylite Review - An Enjoyable Horror Shooter RPG Mystery Game

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War! The Pyke Syndicate tipped the scales and Boba Fett is forced to respond. Will he be able to live up to his newfound aspirations of protecting the people of Mos Espa with his trustworthy motley crew or will he be forced to flee his new home Tatooine in disgrace? Check out the rundown of the spectacularly epic final chapter of the Book of Boba Fett!
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Get Sorted With Automation* of Sorts

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Inside the Development of an Icon with Halo TV Lead Costume Designer Giovanni Lipari

Giovanni Lipari is the lead designer for the impressive, and well received, costumes on Paramount+’s new highly anticipated series: Halo. Here he gives some insight to the process and background on the show itself with Luis Reza in an interview from the perspective of an aspiring filmmaker.
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Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer Reaction & Breakdown | TRAILER TALK

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Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock at the Oscars Reaction & Breakdown | TRAILER TALK

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Set more than a decade after the events in the first Avatar film. The Way of the Water takes us back to the beautiful planet of Pandora. James Cameron's highly anticipated sequel finally gets a first trailer and we are going to give our first relations and impressions on what might be the biggest film of the year. As always we'll talk about some technical trailer likes/dislikes then go into some spoiler speculation on what this trailer tells us about the movie coming in December.
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