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.

‘The Hate U Give’ Soundtrack Takes You On A Tour Through Hip Hop History

The new film The Hate U Give is hitting at a very culturally important moment. It's about a young black girl (Amandla Stenberg) from a black neighborhood who attends a mostly white private school, essentially living a dual life. That is, until she…
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‘Venom’ Could Be The Start Of A New Marvel Cinematic Universe

Expanded cinematic universes are all the rage these days, especially when it comes to superhero movies. Marvel basically created the concept with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and they were soon followed by Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe, along…
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Why You Shouldn’t Expect Too Many Spider-Man References In ‘Venom'

The new Venom movie has some Marvel Comics fans a little confused. The film features the longtime Spider-Man villain in the lead role, and yet in Venom's trailers and media, Spidey himself is nowhere to be seen. So how does Venom connect to…
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‘A Star Is Born’ Is Part Of A Hollywood Legacy That Goes Back More Than 80 Years

Lady Gaga makes the move from pop star to movie star with her new movie A Star Is Born, and given that the singer is drawing major praise for her performance in the film, its title could very well apply to Gaga herself. That's of course not the…
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How This ‘A Star Is Born’ Adaptation Compares To The Three That Came Before

The new Lady Gaga romantic drama A Star Is Born is drawing some major praise for both the singer-turned-actor and for her co-star-turned-director, Bradley Cooper. The film is the directorial debut for Cooper, and it's the first lead role in a film…
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The 26 New Movies & Shows On Netflix This Week, Including An Olsen Twins Classic

For many Netflix fans, the streaming site just isn't what it used to be. The site's once-extensive movie library has dwindled in recent years, as Netflix has shifted its focus and budget toward producing its own content. And while many of their…
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'The Old Man And The Gun' Is An Unbelievable True Crime Story

Screen legend Robert Redford may be retiring from acting, and if that's the case, then he picked the perfect film for his swan song. Redford's new movie, The Old Man and the Gun, sees him as an elderly bank robber who's nearing the end of his run.…
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The ‘Smallfoot’ Soundtrack Is Even Catchier Than "Zendaya Is Meechee"

The new animated film Smallfoot, which tells the tale of a group of Yetis discovering the legendary smallfoot (AKA a human), has quite the stellar cast. In addition to star Channing Tatum, the movie features the voices of Zendaya, Common, and James…
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7 'Fresh Prince' Episodes To Watch If You're Ready For A '90s-Filled Halloween

If you were a kid in the '90s, then you likely grew up watching sitcoms like they were going out of style (which they were). From the TGIF lineup to more grown up but still kid-friendly series like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, there was never a…
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9 'Gilmore Girls' Episodes That Will Put You In The Halloween Spirit

It's fall, and that can only mean two things: It's time to marathon Gilmore Girls and celebrate Halloween. Now at first glance, these two things may appear to be unrelated, but that couldn't be further from the truth. You see, there are actually a…
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16 New Movies & Shows On Netflix This Week, Including Some Disney Magic

Disney fans who subscribe to Netflix have been spoiled over the past couple of years thanks to the distribution deal the companies share. Netflix has gotten first access to Disney's new movies just months after they leave theaters, allowing fans the…
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The Songs From Netflix's New Rom-Com 'Nappily Ever After' Are As Uplifting As The Movie Itself

Netflix has found big success within the romantic comedy genre as of late, particularly with rom-coms based on books. So it's no surprise the site is going to that well again with its upcoming — and uplifting — film Nappily Ever After. The movie is…
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'Assassination Nation' Will Make You Think Twice About What You Post Online

Picture your average small town in Middle America. Now picture that same small town literally tearing itself apart after roughly half of its residents have their most personal information hacked and released on the internet. That's the plot of the…
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Watch Chloe Sevigny & Kristen Stewart Act Up A Storm In This New 'Lizzie' Clip

Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart aren't exactly known for being poor actors. Sevigny was nominated for an Oscar for her work on Boys Don't Cry, and she won a Golden Globe for Big Love. Stewart, meanwhile, was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild…
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11 New Movies & Shows On Netflix This Week, Including A Mind-Bending New Series

Let's travel back in time to the year 2007. Doesn't sound like such a long time ago, but it's actually been 11 years since the calendar showed that date. In the summer of that year, a little film called Superbad premiered that starred two mostly…
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Everything To Know About The Predator Franchise Before You See The New Movie

It's been quite a while since the last Predator movie. The franchise, which kicked off in 1987 with the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring Predator, hasn't had a new installment since 2010's Predators. But that's about to change with the new…
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This Clip From Keira Knightley's 'Colette' Spotlights A Writer Who Deserved So Much More Credit

Oscar, take notice: Keira Knightley is not playing around. In her new film Colette, the 33-year-old actor puts in one of the most impressive performances of her career portraying the real life French author, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. In Paris at…
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Mystery Novel Fans Will Love Blake Lively’s New Movie

A Simple Favor is a seriously unexpected film for a number of reasons. The Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively-starring thriller is directed by Paul Feig, who previously has only ever helmed comedies like Bridesmaids and Spy. The film also stars an Asian…
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16 Holiday Movies On Netflix To Watch If You Want To Get A Head Start On The Season

It's September, and you know what that means: It's almost Christmas! OK, actually Christmas is still nearly a quarter of a year away, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start preparing for the holidays. And for anyone who's looking to get a…
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16 New Movies & Shows On Netflix This Week, Including Your Fave Fake True Crime Docuseries

It's almost hard to comprehend how many original productions Netflix puts out these days. Five years ago, you could count the number of Netflix originals on one hand, but today it seems like the streaming site releases a new production every day.…
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