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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Get To Know K-Pop Megastars Super Junior

With the 2018 Winter Olympics being held in PyeongChang, South Korea, people watching the games from all over the world are getting a taste of Korean culture. That means kimchi, the Demilitarized Zone, and of course, K-pop. Korean popular music is on…
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The True Stories Behind ‘Red Sparrow’ Are Even Wilder Than The Actual Movie

In the new film Red Sparrow, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Dominika Egorova, a special type of spy known as a sparrow. In the movie, sparrows are shown to be a certain branch of the Russian Intelligence Service (SVR) that trains women to be "honey traps…
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Why 'Darkest Hour' Could Win Big On Oscar Night

It's Oscar season, and you know what that means: Time to catch up on all those nominated movies that came out last year and you still haven't seen. The Academy Awards take place on March 4, giving you less than two weeks to become an expert on all of…
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You Can Watch These 2018 Oscar-Nominated Movies On Netflix Right Now

When most people think of Oscar-nominated films, they tend to only recall the prestige films nominated for Best Picture. This year, that includes movies like Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, and Call Me by Your Name. But those are…
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Hollywood's "Patriotic" Movies Are No Longer A Guaranteed Success — And Here's Why It Matters

Although 2018 has only begun, the year has already seen the high-profile release of two military movies with patriotic themes. In January, there was 12 Strong (producer: Molly Smith), about the first U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan following the terrori…
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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About ‘Black Panther’s Villain, Killmonger

Black Panther is filled with fun and intriguing characters, from superhero king T'Challa to his genius sister Shuri to Dora Milaje general Okoye. But perhaps the film's most compelling character is villain Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan…
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Here's Everything We Know About 'Black Panther 2' So Far

Even before the movie's big premiere, Black Panther is already one of the most buzzed-about superhero movies of all time. The film's Rotten Tomatoes score stands at a staggering 97 percent after 100 reviews, which if it holds, will be a record for a …
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Here Are All The 'Mamma Mia 2' Photos & Songs You Can Check Out Right Now

Fans are still several months away from the release of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel to the beloved musical comedy that first hit theaters ten years ago in 2008, but content from the new movie has begun trickling out. Despite the film not p…
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There's A Wild Reason Why The New Movie ‘The 15:17 To Paris' Feels So Real

Director Clint Eastwood seems to have taken a liking to adapting real life heroic stories in his recent films. In 2014, Eastwood made American Sniper (associate producer Jessica Meier), about real life U.S. soldier Chris Kyle. His next film was 2016'…
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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ May Not Be The Climax You Think It Is

Opening just in time for Valentine's Day, naturally, is Fifty Shades Freed. The third installment in the Fifty Shades film franchise following Fifty Shades of Grey (writer Kelly Marcel) and Fifty Shades Darker (casting director Julie Schubert), Fifty…
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Everything We Know About The 'Slender Man' Movie So Far

One of the year's most controversial films is due to arrive this summer, when Slender Man (co-producer Andrea Ajemian) hits theaters. The movie is based on tales of the Slenderman, a fictional evil entity created in an online forum less than a decade…
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This Skittles Super Bowl Ad Is Legit Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen Before

The Super Bowl represents the biggest advertising opportunity of the year, as over 100 million Americans are expected to tune in to the big game on Sunday, Feb. 4. Dozens of companies will spend millions of dollars in an effort to get their messages …
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How ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Bucks This Tired Movie Trend

The Maze Runner series has released its third film, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and the movie is already a hit. The film premiered on January 26 and topped the box office for its opening frame, finally unseating Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle after …
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19 Movies & Shows To Stream While You Wait Impatiently For 'Black Panther' To Finally Arrive

The day has almost arrived. While there are a whopping seven superhero movies set to premiere in 2018, perhaps none are more anticipated than the first to arrive: Black Panther. The film is the first black-led superhero movie in the MCU era, and all …
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You Can Visit The Real Winchester House & It Will Leave You Shook

The new horror film Winchester features Helen Mirren as Sarah Winchester, a seemingly unhinged widow and wealthy heiress to the Winchester Arms Company fortune, who builds a gigantic meandering mansion to appease the plethora of ghosts within its wal…
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'The Death Cure' Might Not Be The Last We See Of The Maze Runner Franchise

When it comes to YA novel adaptations, there are typically two types of movie franchises. There are the the wildly successful phenomenons, like the Twilight, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter franchises, and then there are the flops that don't get a cha…
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14 Movies On Netflix With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

There's no denying that Rotten Tomatoes is a major force in Hollywood today. The review aggregator compiles critics' reviews of films to come up with a score from zero to 100 percent, with 100 signifying universal acclaim. A movie scoring that high, …
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Everything We Know About Zac Efron's Ted Bundy Movie

Zac Efron is generally pretty likable in his film roles and public persona, and he's built up a huge and dedicated fanbase that's willing to follow him in whatever role he takes next. But Efron's next film will really test his followers' loyalty, as …
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Get Ready To Be Totally Creeped Out By The New Horror Movie 'Winchester'

Last year was one of the most successful ever for horror films, with four scary movies — It (producer Barbara Muschietti), Get Out (casting director Terri Taylor), Split (production designer Mara LePere-Schloop), and Annabelle: Creation (costume desi…
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Chris Hemsworth's New War Movie Tells A 9/11 Story You Knew Nothing About

The new film 12 Strong isn't your average war movie. The film tells the story of the so-called "horse soldiers" — the special ops forces who were among the first on the ground in Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The movi…
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