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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Act 2 of Jeen-Yuhs

Kanye’s rise to the top continues in Act 2 of Jeen-Yuhs

Directors Coodie & Chike made the wise choice to end the first act of their 3-part Yeezy trilogy with Mr. West finally singing his deal with Roc A Fella Records. Part 2 carries the moniker “Purpose” and focuses on West amid the recording process for his debut album, The College Dropout.

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The Royal Treatment

Honest chemistry from the leads can’t save The Royal Treatment from clichés

After focusing on television series such as Spartacus and Ash vs. Evil Dead, director Rick Jacobson returns to features in Netflix’s, The Royal Treatment. Holly Hester pens the film, a standard romantic comedy full of tropes that viewers will recognize instantly. Isabella (Laura Marano) runs her own salon and isn’t afraid to speak her mind, while Prince Thomas (Mena Massoud) runs his own country and is about to marry for duty rather than love.

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Cobra Kai Season 4

Cobra Kai Season 4 is a successful balance of comedy, martial arts and heart

The Karate Kid universe continues to expand as Cobra Kai returns to Netflix for an exciting fourth season. Cobra Kai Season 4 finds the Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) led Miyagi-Do and Johnny Lawrence’s (William Zabka) Eagle Fang dojos joining forces to take down John Kreese’s (Martin Kove) Cobra Kai at the All Valley under 18 Karate Tournament, and whoever loses must hang up their gi.

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Don’t Look Up

Don’t Look Up is a sharp political satire

Director Adam McKay assembles an all-star cast in Don’t Look Up from Netflix. Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor, Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system.

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Red Notice

Red Notice is clichéd but worth a one-time watch

Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot bring their talents to Netflix in the global comedic adventure Red Notice. Rawson Marshall Thurber, who previously worked with Johnson on the enjoyable popcorn flicks Central Intelligence and Skyscraper, writes and directs the film with the stylish globe-trotting game of cat-and-mouse (and cat).

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Worth

Michael Keaton leads the powerful drama Worth

Michael Keaton leads a cast of character actors in Netflix’s Worth from director Sara Colangelo. Following the horrific 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Congress appoints attorney and renowned mediator Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) to lead the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

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