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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Everything You Need To Know About ‘The Snowman’ Serial Killer

The Snowman may sound like a fun new holiday movie, but that couldn't be further from the truth. The film is a Norwegian-set thriller about a vicious serial killer, nicknamed "The Snowman," who commits his crimes during snow storms, mutilating his vi…
By Johnny Brayson

'Geostorm' Is The Most Bonkers Disaster Movie Since ‘The Day After Tomorrow’

Disaster movies have long had a place in Hollywood. But while the early days of the genre featured small scale disasters like The Towering Inferno, Airport, and The Poseidon Adventure, recent years have seen films depicting worldwide cataclysms cause…
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19 Things To Watch On Netflix This October If You Hate Scary Movies

Halloween is a time for watching scary movies, but let's face it, horror films aren't for everybody. While many people get a thrill out of being scared, others simply can't handle it. They get too freaked out, don't enjoy themselves, and end up losin…
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These Are The 53 Most Terrifying Movies Of All Time, Hands Down

Halloween is, without question, the scariest day of the year. There's a distinct chill in the air, you're legally obligated to provide free candy to hyperactive kids, and you will almost certainly empty your bank account on an uncomfortable costume t…
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‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Reveals The Strange True Origin Of Winnie-The-Pooh

For generations, kids have grown up with the characters of Winnie-the-Pooh. First in the books by author A. A. Milne, and later to a larger degree by the massive Walt Disney franchise. But even though just about everyone is familiar with the characte…
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‘Happy Death Day’s Biggest Secret May Be Revealed In A Sequel

The new horror film Happy Death Day has a pretty terrifying premise. Imagine having to live the same day over and over again without being able to escape the cycle. Yes, that is the plot to Groundhog Day, but it's also the plot to Happy Death Day, th…
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The Scary Doc You Should Watch On Netflix, According To Your Sign

It's October, which means Halloween is right around the corner. It's a time for eating lots of candy, picking out a fun costume, and of course, watching scary movies. But this year, instead of just picking one of the usual horror movies like, say, Ha…
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'Valor' Puts Its Female Soldier Front & Center

All of a sudden, TV series about the military are all the rage. In what many TV fans perceive as an attempt to appeal to the working class populace of Middle America who voted in Donald Trump as president, just about every big network has a flag-wavi…
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‘Blade Runner 2049’s Biggest Mystery Isn’t What You Expect

Blade Runner 2049 is not your everyday sequel. The film continues the story of Blade Runner, a bona fide sci-fi classic that was released way back in 1982 at a time when sequel star Ryan Gosling was only 17 months old. So clearly, there are going to …
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‘Blade Runner’s Rachael Is Still A Big Deal In ‘2049’

Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to the classic 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner, is finally here, and the film has brought back a handful of returning faces from the original film. Harrison Ford is of course back as retired blade runner Rick …
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Can Stand On Its Own — To A Point

Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel that was very long in the making. The film isn't a remake of 1982's Blade Runner, nor a reboot, but an honest-to-goodness sequel of a 35-year-old film; a film that many aficionados consider to be one of the greatest exam…
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Tom Petty's Last Performance Proved He Was One Of The Greats — UPDATE

Update: Late Monday night, manager Tony Dimitriades confirmed that singer Tom Petty "died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, bandmates and friends." He said that Petty could not be revived after going into cardiac arrest in his Malibu h…
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'Flatliners' Take On The Afterlife Will Totally Terrify You

The new film Flatliners will probably seem familiar to fans of '90s cinema. Back in 1990, there was another movie called Flatliners with the same premise about medical students who begin experimenting with death and experiencing frightening visions. …
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The Story Behind Tom Cruise's New Movie Character Is Absolutely Insane

The new film American Made tells one insane story. In it, a commercial airline pilot named Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) gets involved with drug smuggling for the notorious Pablo Escobar and is then recruited by the DEA and CIA to work for the U.S. governm…
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This New CBS Drama Puts America's Most Elite Soldiers In The Spotlight

CBS has had a lot of success over the years with their military television programs. From Hogan's Heroes in the '60s and '70s to M.A.S.H. in the '70s and '80s to JAG in the '90s and early '00s to NCIS today, the network has almost never been without …
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Here's What The Mendenez Brothers Are Doing In 2017

All of the infamous trials of the '90s have suddenly come back to the forefront of pop culture over the past handful of years. The O.J. Simpson trial was both documented in OJ: Made in America and dramatized on American Crime Story; JonBenét Ramsey's…
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23 Spine Chilling Documentaries To Watch In October That'll Make This The Scariest Halloween Ever

October is nearly here, which means colder weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and the spookiest day of the year: Halloween. Many people like to celebrate the holiday by watching horror movies; fictional accounts of scary things. But there are other movie…
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The Lego Movie Franchise Will Keep On Building Blockbusters

Of all the movie franchises to emerge this decade, perhaps none are stranger than the Lego Movie franchise. The first Lego movie in 2014, simply titled The Lego Movie, was a surprise blockbuster featuring a fun original story, a hit song, and a great…
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This 'Kingsman 2' Character Is So Different Than He Was In The Original

The sequel to 2015's surprise spy hit, Kingsman: The Secret Service, is on the way, and its bringing back an unexpected character. Charlie Hesketh (portrayed by Edward Holcroft) was a secondary antagonist of the first film, a Kingsman-in-training alo…
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Why The Boston Marathon Movie 'Stronger' Was So Hard For Its Subject To Watch

One of the most powerful movies to see release this year has to be Stronger. The film tells the story of Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing who lost both his legs as a result of the blast. A photo taken of him in the immediat…
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