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M. Night Week: How The Village has remained relevant over the years

Many saw The Village as the beginning of a decline in quality from Shyamalan but its themes about misinformation remain as relevant as ever, even over a decade after the film’s debut.

In 2004, M. Night Shyamalan was coming off of a hot streak with his critically beloved psychological horror films. Audiences were flocking to see any cinematic venture with Shyamalan’s name attached due to his reputation for creating mind-blowing plot twists. The Sixth Sense and Signs were two of his biggest claims to fame but The Village was the first film of his to be met with lukewarm reception.

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Project Blue Book recap: The haunting story of the Phantom of Flatwoods

On the second episode of Project Blue Book, a woman and her children spot something unexplainable in the woods. Hynek and Quinn are called in to put an end to the small-town hysteria before it spirals out of control.

The case Project Blue Book draws from this week has many names: the Flatwoods Monster, the Braxton County Monster, the Phantom of Flatwoods, but the story always begins the same.

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Roswell recap: 3 things to consider after the premiere

The CW’s newest reboot, Roswell, New Mexico, is an entertaining, socially relevant, and romantic take on aliens with just a dash of the old-school WB charm.

As an ardent CW, teen drama, and supernatural drama fan, I’ve been looking forward to the Roswell reboot since its initial conception. Sadly, the original Roswell is one series I haven’t gotten the chance to watch yet, but I’m kind of glad now since I can watch this new version with nothing to compare it to. (That said, I’m totally going to binge the original someday too, promise).

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Fans of The Last of Us should check out FOX’s new series The Passage

The Passage is a series that fans of The Last of Us (which is currently stuck in film development hell) might find enjoyable because the main characters’ relationship is very similar to the one that Joel and Ellie share.

The Passage deals with an impending flu epidemic that is set to hit the United States. In order to prepare for it, a clandestine organization known as Project NOAH has begun testing out a new vaccine that will create immunity to all diseases. But there is a cost to this magical cure. All drug trial participants develop medically-induced signs of vampirism.

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Dirty John – This Young Woman Fought Like Hell – Review: The Grand Finale

The camera cranes above the desert, watching a car drive through a dirt road. Juxtaposed with John’s (Eric Bana) journey through the dry land is Debra’s (Connie Britton) meeting with her attorney (Jeff Perry). She’s telling him about how she fears this will never end, while John digs a hole in the ground that looks disturbingly like a grave.

With Meehan out of the picture, Debra is slowly attempting to reclaim her life. She’s clearly happy to have her daughters with her once again as they goof off and order in from their favorite restaurant Angelina’s to her new apartment. Although she is disturbed to learn John is already on numerous dating websites. Unfortunately, Nancy (Keiko Agena) brings him with her, unknowingly leading him straight to Debra’s new home during a coffee run from the office.

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The Resident makes its midseason return: Who lived and who died?

In the midseason premiere of The Resident, three characters’ fates are decided, and the consequences of each are shocking enough to prove this show still has plenty of curveballs up its sleeve.

Finally, The Resident, my favorite crazy medical thriller, is back in action! This week we see the effect of Lane’s (Melina Kanakaredes) manipulation on Doctor Bell (Bruce Greenwood) and no one is happy about her getting out of prison on bail, least of all, her many victims. One pays a visit to Chastain this week in dire need of help after Lane’s overactive chemo treatments have left her with severe spinal damage.

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