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13: The Musical is quality family entertainment

Following a two-decade hiatus to utilize her talents in the world of television, director Tamara Davis makes a return with features in Netflix’s 13: The Musical. Robert Horn pens the film’s screenplay, which is an adaptation of his same-titled 2007 musical that he wrote with Jason Robert Brown and Dan Elish.

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Persuasion

Dakota Johnson barely saves Persuasion

British theatre director Carrie Cracknell dips into the oeuvre of literary legend Jane Austen for her feature film debut in Netflix’s Persuasion. Scriptwriters Ronald Bass & Alice Victoria Winslow writes the screenplay adaption of Austen’s 1817 novel.

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Spiderhead

Spiderhead is a waste of its talented cast and crew

Director Joseph Kosinski reunites with actor Miles Teller for their third collaboration in Netflix’s Spiderhead. The screenwriting duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick pen the film’s script based on the dystopian short story “Escape from Spiderhead” by George Saunders.

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Hustle

Hustle is slam dunk entertainment

Adam Sandler continues his successful business relationship with Netflix in the highly entertaining sports drama, Hustle. NBA superstar LeBron James and his business partner Maverick Carter produce the film under their entertainment development and production company Springhill.

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Rebel Wilson saves Senior Year

Rebel Wilson saves Senior Year from getting a failing grade

Rebel Wilson returns to acting following a brief hiatus in Netflix’s Senior Year from director Alex Hardcastle. The film’s opening introduces us to Stephanie (Wilson) amid an apology via social media. Senior Year then flashes back to 2002, and we meet the younger version of Stephanie (Angourie Rice), the most popular girl in her high school.

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Choose or Die

Choose something else on Netflix instead of Choose or Die

First-time director Roby Meakins collaborates with writer Simon Allen for the uninspired horror flick Choose or Die from Netflix. Kayla (Iola Evans) is a broke coder and college student trying to cover her mom Thea’s medical bills and stay on top of the rent. One-day fate comes knocking, and Kayla discovers a possible solution.

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Kanye Act 3 - jeen-yuhs

Despite threequel normalcy, jeen-yuhs finishes strong

The three-act documentary Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy concludes with act III titled “Awakening.” When we left off in Act II, Kanye was a full-fledged superstar. Directors Coodie & Chike open part 3 with archive footage of Ye in 2002 performing a lost song, “Wow,” he spits one of my favorite bars, “Mayonnaise colored Benz, I push a miracle whip.”

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