Johnny Brayson
Johnny is a freelance writer and comedian who used to live in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. He misses pizza but is trying to get into something called acai bowls.

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What Makes ‘Logan Lucky’ Nothing Like Your Typical Heist Movie

Ocean's 11 director Steven Soderbergh has returned to what is perhaps his most successful genre — the heist film — with his new movie Logan Lucky. The film tells the story of two southern brothers who...
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14 Netflix Movies Guaranteed To Make Your First Date As Chill As Possible

The classic first date for a long time has been dinner and a movie. Eat some food, watch a flick, have some pleasant conversation, and there you have it: a date. But going to the movies is so outrageo...
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This Real Life Murder Was Basically ‘Gone Girl’ & The Details Are Just As Creepy

It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since the Laci Peterson murder. To mark the somber occasion, A&E is premiering a new series on Aug. 15, The Murder of Laci Peterson, which promises to further e...
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Jennifer Lawrence Wants You To Help Identify The Charlottesville Protesters

Actors and other celebrities wield a tremendous amount of influence over their millions of fans, and they can sometimes use that power for good. Like Jennifer Lawrence, who is trying to identify Charl...
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16 Celebs You Never Realized Were In Your Favorite Movies

While it sometimes seems as if movie stars come out of nowhere to suddenly take over the industry, that's almost never the case. Even the most famous actors struggled for years with small roles before...
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Robert Pattinson’s New Movie Is His Most Intense Yet

Robert Pattinson made a name for himself as a young actor by first starring as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and then as Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga. Now, Pattinson has ...
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22 So-Called Great Movies That Were Average At Best

There are a number of films that are considered to be great. Some of these, like Citizen Kane, had their critical appreciation grow exponentially over several decades, while others, such as Schindler'...
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Hollywood's Spookiest Horror Franchise Isn't Done Yet

Creepy doll movies are a dime a dozen (was anybody ever really afraid of Chucky?), but creepy doll movies based on actual creepy dolls? Well, that's something else entirely. The possessed doll Annabel...
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The 19 Best Horror Movies On Netflix That You Can Watch Right Now

Netflix has literally dozens of categories that it uses to classify its movies, ranging from relatively generic to absurdly specific. And one of those categories that gets the most love from subscribe...
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The One Weird Netflix Movie You Need To Watch Before It Leaves

If Netflix has taught me anything, it's that nothing lasts forever. There have been countless times when I've come across a movie I wanted to watch on the site, only to see that it's been removed by t...
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Unreal Photos From When Detroit Was At War

When Kathryn Bigelow makes a film, people take notice. The Oscar-winning director — who remains the only woman to ever win the award — has seen each of her last two films, Zero Dark Thirty and The Hur...
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'The Dark Tower' Is Missing This Blockbuster Staple

The Dark Tower looks to be the start of the next major epic fantasy franchise. Like Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings before it, the film is based on a popular book series, and brings an already ...
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'The Dark Tower' Doesn't Answer This Huge Question

For fans of Stephen King, there's no more important work from the author than The Dark Tower. Considered King's Magnum Opus, the sprawling series spans eight novels, several comic books, and crosses o...
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The One Huge Question ‘The Dark Tower’ Doesn't Answer

Stephen King is largely known for his horror novels, many of which have been made into blockbuster movies. Stories like The Shining, Carrie, It, The Stand, and Misery have contributed a lot to pop cul...
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‘The Dark Tower’ Is A New Kind Of Book Adaptation

Just about every big, sprawling epic fantasy movie or TV show is based on a book series. The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones — they all got their start on the page. The latest is The ...
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This Animated Short Will Make Every Dog Owner LOL

Pixar has earned a reputation for including animated shorts before their feature films as an extra treat for theater-goers. The practice has since been taken up by the studio's parent company, Walt Di...
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How THAT 'Atomic Blonde' Scene Was Pulled Off

Despite this year already unveiling big budget action films like The Fate of the Furious, Wonder Woman, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2, the best action film of 2017 might be the comparatively u...
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These Are The 17 Most Bizarre Movies On Netflix Right Now

Netflix has a massive movie library, which means the streaming service has films every taste. You'll find Oscar-winning dramas, big budget superhero movies, the latest Disney animated films, criticall...
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How Princess Diana's Death Changed The Paparazzi

It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since the death of Princess Diana. The somber anniversary is being marked by the new HBO documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Legacy, which takes a look at the p...
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People Are Still Debating Princess Diana’s Death

There has been a renewed interest in the tragedies of the '90s lately, with new documentaries about O.J. Simpson, JonBenét Ramsey, and others all becoming pop culture sensations. Now it's Princess Dia...
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'Rogue One's Sequel Is Basically 'A New Hope'

With Rogue One set to expand the Star Wars universe, fans are wondering just what the franchise's first anthology movie really means. Does this mean that Jyn Erso and company are going to become the n...
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Don't Count On Seeing Star Wars On Netflix

Hollywood is a lot smaller than it used to be. Judging by this year's record-setting box office performance, you may disagree with that statement, but I'm talking about the companies that control Holl...
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11 Holiday Movie Gems You're Missing On Netflix

During the holiday season, most people tend to watch the same movies every year. Whether it be It's a Wonderful Life or Elf or National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, family traditions often play a big...
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Jackie Kennedy's Real White House Tour Was A Hit

Given the current political climate in the United States (and the current President-elect), it's hard to imagine a time when Americans actually looked to its First Family for inspiration. But in the n...
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The Best '80s Holiday Movies To Spread Good Cheer

I'm not ashamed to say that I'm a big fan of '80s movies. I routinely will preach my belief that the decade churned out the most entertaining movies in history to anyone who will listen, regardless of...
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'Miss Sloane' Is Based On A Real Person... Sort Of

Is there a more vilified figure in American politics today than the dreaded lobbyist? Most often thought of as highly-connected sellouts using their clients' wealth to influence policy that favors Big...
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The 13 Most Star-Studded Christmas Movies Ever

There are almost too many Christmas movies to count. More than any other holiday by far, Christmas has captured Hollywood's imagination, resulting in more Christmas movies than you can shake a candy c...
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'Incarnate' Proves 'Tis The Season To Be Scary

While December is usually reserved for holiday movies and Oscar bait (and starting last year, Star Wars movies), there remains another type of film that seemingly never goes out of fashion: Horror fil...
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Here's When The Next Star Wars Movie Comes Out

The dust has barely settled from Star Wars: The Force Awakens' record-breaking run at the box office, and yet it's already time for a new Star Wars movie to blast into theaters. Rogue One, the franchi...
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Every Thanksgiving Movie On Netflix

When it comes to holiday movies, Thanksgiving doesn't have a lot to brag about. It's just not really a movie-type of holiday. Most people prefer to watch parades, football, or Friends reruns after the...
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The True Story Behind 'Lion' Doesn't Sound Real

It's officially Oscar movie season, and one new film that's getting a lot of awards buzz is Garth Davis' Lion. The film stars Dev Patel, who rose to fame playing the lead in 2009's Best Picture winner...
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The 13 Best Christmas Movies On Netflix

Back when I was growing up in the '90s, the Christmas season was filled with movies and specials to watch that would put me in the holiday mood. The trouble was, in order to watch them I would have to...
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The Maui Of Legend Has Quite The Resume

In Disney's newest animated film, Moana, the titular Polynesian princess is joined in her quest by a literal god. Voiced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the god Maui is quite the imposing figure. Larger...
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Here's Where You Can Hear The 'Moana' Soundtrack

In 2013, after struggling to find its way with its animated films during the first decade of the new millennium, Disney returned to the Broadway-musical style films that defined the Disney Renaissance...
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'Edge of Seventeen' Feels Like Real Life

Is there anything more awkward than teenage youth? The period of life that's defined by puberty, high school, and the struggle to figure out one's identity is portrayed with stunning accuracy in the n...
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The Worst Of 'Back To The Future 2' Is Now Reality

A lot of people, myself included, were completely and utterly shocked that Donald Trump was elected as the next president of the United States on Nov. 8. The most offensive presidential candidate in h...
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What To Watch On Election Night If You're Stressed

It's finally here. Election Night 2016. After what seemed like years of non-stop media coverage and mudslinging between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, America finally votes ...
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Photos Of The Real 'Loving' Couple Are Inspiring

The title of the new film Loving can be taken a couple of different ways. On the surface, it's a film about an interracial couple who are very much in love with each other. But Loving also ironically ...
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Dormammu Brings The Pain In 'Doctor Strange'

Doctor Strange is the most powerful hero to ever arrive on the scene in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With abilities that let him travel across dimensions, mess with time, and alter reality itself, h...
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7 Doctor Strange Comics To Read Before The Movie

Doctor Strange has nearly arrived in theaters, bringing with it the worlds of magic, mysticism, and alternate realities to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Due to the type of hero he is, i.e. a magician...
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