Unicorn Store (Netflix – 2019)

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Unicorn Store is a Netflix film directed by Brie Larson. The film revolves around Kit (Brie Larson) an art student who is very naive and childlike. She feels like a disappointment and gets a typical office job in order to please her parents. However, she receives an invitation in the mail where Kit has the chance to get a real unicorn.

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Knock Down the House (2019)

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Knock Down the House is a documentary that follows four female candidates – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin – who are running grassroots campaign for the House of Representative election of 2018. This documentary directed by Rachel Lears showcases the nitty-gritty side of political campaigning.

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The Punisher Season 2 (Netflix)

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Season 2 of The Punisher finds Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) keeping a low profile until a troubled teen named Amy (Giorgia Whingham) gets hit-men after her and Frank reverts back to killing to protect her. Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) also finds himself recovering and doesn’t remember what he did and what happened to him, with Agent Madani (Amber Rose Revah) keeping a close eye on him.

Season two was a big disappointment for me, it was a big step down from the first season. These 13 episodes really need to be trimmed down by Netflix (though I doubt we’ll have anymore Marvel/Netflix shows). There is more action this season, but none of it wowed me.

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Bird Box (Netflix – 2018)

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Bird Box surrounds Malorie (Sandra Bullock) who is thrust into an chaotic world after a series of mass suicides. She must learn to survive in a world without seeing the creature that is causing all this mayhem and embarks on a journey blindfolded with two children.

Bird Box is a lot like A Quiet Place from earlier this year, though it’s more hardcore and mysterious. It’s an interesting film but it doesn’t have the same type edge of your seat nervousness of the latter film. I for one, wasn’t attached to the characters here as I was to the family in A Quiet Place.

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Roma (Netflix – 2018)

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Roma surrounds a maid named Cleo as she works for a rich family having marital problems and we journey with her on her day to day experiences.

The awards hype has been through the roof with this film and deservedly so. The film is shot beautifully in black and white by Alfonso Cuarón, who is also the director of the film. It’s a very intimate film and Yalitza Aparicio is outstanding as Cleo.

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Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)

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Halloween is over, but if you’re still in the Halloween spirit or are a fan of spooky shows, this is a great show to watch.

The Haunting of  Hill House surrounds the Crain family as their traumas as children living in a haunted house comes back to haunt them after a family tragedy occurs. Now the Crain’s must grapple on whether to let this tragedy divide them or bring them together.

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Daredevil Season 3 (Netflix)

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Daredevil season 3 surrounds Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) as he recovers from his injuries from the end of The Defenders. He is struggling with his faith, when he finds out that Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onfrio) has been let out of prison and is again slowly rising to power.

This is the best season that Marvel and Netflix have produced. The action is great. There were some really great additions to the cast specifically Wilson Bethel as Agent Poindexter (aka Bullseye), Joanne Wallay as Sister Maggie, and Jay Ali as Agent Nadeem. The character work was great this season, specifically for our hero, Matt Murdock, who is in a really dark place this season. Everyone has their own story line and they all tie into the main story of bringing the Kingpin down.

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GLOW Season 2 (Netflix)

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The ladies are back in GLOW season 2. Now that the wrestling show has been officially picked up, the director, Sam (Marc Maron), stressed out about the show and being a father to his daughter, Justine, leaving Ruth (Alison Brie) to try to amp up the girls and finds herself having a newfound admirer. Ruth and Debbie (Betty Gilpin) are still on the outs, and Debbie is spiraling with her divorce.

If you haven’t seen GLOW already I highly recommend it, the first seasons surrounds a group of ladies auditioning for a wrestling TV show having no clue how to wrestle and end up being a dysfunctional but fun female family. The main characters – Ruth, Sam, and Debbie – continue to shine in season 2. And it’s nice to see what challenges this group of women continue to face with their cult level of fame.

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Luke Cage Season 2 (Netflix)

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Luke Cage is back with season 2. This time around Luke struggles with the fame of being Harlem’s hero, has some major anger issues, and tries to protect Harlem from the newest villain, Bushmaster, who is out to get one of last season’s villains, Mariah Dillard.

Let me start off by saying this – don’t watch all of this season. The start of this season was so boring and uninteresting, you should just skip the first half all together. Pacing has always been an issues with these shows because this, and arguably, all the Marvel/Netflix shows do not need to be 13 episodes. It shouldn’t take 8 episodes in for the show to hook me, that just wastes my time as a viewer and makes other viewers quit the show. It also made Luke unlikable especially at the beginning.

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Jessica Jones Season 2 (Netflix)

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The newest season of Jessica Jones dropped yesterday and I, personally, couldn’t wait for it. Jessica Jones, played by Krysten Ritter, is my favorite of the Marvel Netflix superheroes because she is such a deeply flawed, damaged human and rightfully so given all that has happened to her.

Season 2 is definitely not as good as season 1. Season 2 revolves more about Jessica’s past and her origin, all of which is interesting, but I think this season definitely lacks a center focus. With season 1 the focus was on Kilgrave, a villain played by David Tennant, and Jessica. But with Kilgrave gone, there wasn’t a main antagonist presented until about episode 5 which definitely made the first part of the season drag along. But the latter half of the season definitely picks up.

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