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‘Made for Love’: HBO Max’s Tech Satire Is Both Sardonic and Deeply, Deeply Creepy

‘Made for Love’: HBO Max’s Tech Satire Is Both Sardonic and Deeply, Deeply Creepy

Intimacy in relationships is so often about feeling seen. And for Byron Gogol, the tech billionaire at the center of the seriocomic HBO Max series “Made for Love,” there’s no better way to ensure his wife, a long-haired beauty named Hazel, feels understood than to surreptitiously implant a chip in her head that gives him access to “rudimentary emotional data” as well as her four senses. That’s right, four senses: “Byron doesn’t believe in smell,” Hazel wryly explains to her ...

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’: 10 Easter Eggs and Hidden References

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’: 10 Easter Eggs and Hidden References

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read until you’ve seen the film!   Director Adam Wingard’s “Godzilla vs. Kong,” the latest entry in the long-running Godzilla franchise, takes the reptilian kaiju king in some bold new directions, and offers many spectacular sights that have never been seen before in a Godzilla movie. But it also pays sly homage to several previous entries in the giant-monster series with a number of visual references, familiar story echoes, inside jokes, and clever Easter eggs that ...

‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Movie Review: The Snyder Cut Is the Super Friends Movie We Need

‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Movie Review: The Snyder Cut Is the Super Friends Movie We Need

Usually, when director’s say their director’s cut is a different movie, it’s not. It’s just longer. Even Oliver Stone’s longest cut of Alexander was still Alexander. The most lauded director’s cut, Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven, adds meaningful subplots but it’s still the same story. Zack Snyder’s Justice League really is a different movie. The Snyder Cut has at least two hours of new footage, more because it omits some egregious reshoot scenes and still runs twice as long as ...

Five Timeless Lessons from Sesame Street

Five Timeless Lessons from Sesame Street

When you’re young, ideas run abound as you test your own limits, learn about the world, and understand your place in it. Information and experience are commonplace, but wisdom is much harder to come by. Today, as we find ourselves entering the full swing of a uniquely challenging future for education, we take a look at five timeless lessons that we learned from the puppet-professors emeritus of “Sesame Street” University. So put on your thinking cap and take a walk ...