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March 1, 2024

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Johan Renck

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Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, Paul Dano

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Jakub Procházka, orphaned as a boy and raised in the Czech countryside by his grandparents, overcomes his odds to become the country’s first astronaut.

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Exploding Kittens Season 1 Review

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Exploding Kittens (Netflix)

Plot

An eternal conflict reaches epic proportions when both, God and the Devil, are sent to Earth to live with humans, as talking cats.

As part of Godcat’s rehabilitation, he moves in with a dysfunctional family and tries to solve their problems, but ends up spending a lot of time chasing laser pointers. And to top it off, Godcat’s next-door neighbor, who is also a cat, turns out to be none other than his nemesis, the Antichrist. The result is the ultimate fight between good versus evil…except, Godcat (Ellis) is distracted by a pigeon he saw in the yard and Devilcat (Sasheer Zamata) is busy napping on someone’s laptop.

Exploding Kittens: Good versus Evil (Exploding Kittens)

Don’t Just Watch It, Play The Game

The Netflix series is based of a card game designed by Matthew Inman and Elan Lee. There are various expansions and you can enjoy the card games with friends and play it online. The game consists of a deck of card and players take turns to take actions in the game. A turn is ended by drawing a card. In the deck of cards there are enough bombs to take out all but one player. You win the game by being the last player standing…or sitting.

Godcat and Devilcat (Netflix)

Review

The story arc kicks off with God and the Devil being sent to earth to walk among the humans as our favorite beloved pet, cats. As rivals, Godcat and Devilcat cross paths many times. but friendship and alliances are formed as their playing field brings them close to a family

The first episode shows God moving in with the Higgins family, each family member having their own challenges. Marv haves a hard time at work. Greta is intelligent and wants to prove herself. Abbie, Marv’s wife, is the first person to cross paths with Godcat when she captures him while on duty as an animal control officer. Travis is an online streamer who frequently comes face-to-face with online bullies. From here on adventures follow which I will not spoil for you.

The viewer get to enjoy various references to the card game as well as other games. I personally feel season 1 is way too short but I’m hoping we will get more content in the future.

The series is 9 episodes long in total and is given a 16 age rating, thus suitable for children aged 16 and above; children under 16 may be admitted if accompanied by an adult. I personally recommend that children below the age of 16 don’t watch the series. Most of the jokes are not-safe-for-work and may be considered as offensive.

I rate this series a 3.5 out of 5. This show may be short, but delivers explosive humor. The trailer doesn’t spoil much and the show ends in such a way that it provides hope for an expansion…I mean sequel.

You will however enjoy the card game much more than the television series itself because it provides even more fun for the family. so get the game and watch the show!

Exploding Kittens Official Trailer (Netflix)

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Netflix’s A Family Affair: Failed Attempt to Create a Classic Rom-Com?

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How would you feel if your mom started dating your boss? Well, hardly anyone would be a fan of that relationship. Netflix’s latest movie A Family Affair is based on that very concept that you’d consider awkward if it had happened to you. The film stars Joey King, Zac Efron, and Nicole Kidman as leads with Kathy Bates, Sherry Cola, and Liza Koshy in supporting roles. Directed by Richard LaGravenese, the movie follows a surprise romance that creates turmoil in Zara’s (Joey King) personal and professional life.

The Plot

Joey King’s character, Zara, works as an assistant for a famous actor, Chris Cole (Zac Efron), hoping to make it as a producer one day. From getting breakup gifts for his girlfriends to running errands for him at midnight, she is giving her all until she cannot. She feels lost in her career and quits, which makes Cole realize that he needs her to do his daily tasks. As Cole visits Zara’s house, he finds himself alone with her mother (Nicole Kidman) and shortly they begin drinking. One thing leads to another, and Zara finds them having s*x on her mother’s bed. Her life turns upside down as her mother continues to have a relationship with her boss.

Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Joey King in A Family Affair

Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and Joey King in Netflix’s ‘A Family Affair’

What We Like

The movie begins with an interesting concept and a strong plot. It stars a stellar cast but Zac Efron shines throughout the movie. Each actor brings out their unique style and talent to enhance the story in the movie. Nicole Kidman and Kathy Bates’ relationship in the movie focuses on an important message. Their connection boasts women’s friendship and how they need to understand one another – which is easily one of the best highlights of the movie.

A Family Affair is one of those rom-com movies you might want to watch on a Friday night after a stressful week. The amazing locations and cinematography are soothing to the eyes.

What We Don’t Like

The movie starts strong but ends up falling weak in the middle. The plot becomes thin and predictable. The film makes you wonder if it’s one of those Hallmark Christmas movies, especially during its Christmas scenes. At times Kidman’s character feels unnatural to her and looks fake on the screen. There is almost zero chemistry between her and Efron which makes the romance look forced. The story seems rushed and illogical at some points. The hair and makeup department surprisingly failed to keep the movie realistic. Nicole Kidman looks older than her character’s age, she even looks older than usual with her hair and makeup like plastic.

You may even feel like giving up on the movie as it gets a little hard to watch after 30 minutes in. It starts to look similar to Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine’s The Idea of You, which makes you wonder if it’s worth watching anymore. The plot gets unrealistic, and weak with dialogues that make you cringe.

Joey King and Liza Koshy in A Family Affair

Joey King and Liza Koshy in ‘A Family Affair’

Is It Worth Watching?

The negatives outweigh the positives but in simple words – yes. If you are a fan of rom-coms or want to watch a no-brainer movie alone, or with someone then yes, the movie is worth watching. Although, it’s hard to see it as a classic rom-com movie that you’d love to often revisit in 10 years. A Family Affair is a decent watch, but it fails to stand with classics like 13 Going on 30, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Runaway Bride, etc.

A Family Affair is now available to stream on Netflix.

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First Look The Witcher: Season 4

The journey continues. Here’s your first look at Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia.

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Action, Adventure, Drama

Release Date:

Netflix 2024

Creator:

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich

Cast:

Liam Hemsworth, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra

Plot Summary:

The journey continues. Here’s your first look at Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia.

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