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“Operation Christmas Drop” is basically Pete Buttigieg’s wet dream and Dick Cheney’s marketing campaign, placing somewhere between “Cadet Kelly” and “Captain Marvel” on the ostentatious pro-military-industrial-complex scale.

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To say that this past week was stressful is an understatement. I found it difficult to focus on anything, whether it was homework or watching a lecture for more than 30 minutes. But recently I’ve rediscovered something very special: the Charlie Brown holiday specials.

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In its 27th year, the Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival has been virtualized as a result of COVID-19. The slate of shorts, feature films and documentaries are streaming on the Michigan Theatre website in lieu of live screenings.

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Around this time of year, we become invested in ghost stories. Stories of haunted houses and paranormal activity fill the screens as people deliberately scare themselves.

Something about cheesy holiday romantic comedies is so reassuring. Bundled up in a cozy blanket with a mug of hot chocolate, you know that the movie will have a happy ending, and you know that there’s nothing to worry about. It’ll make you laugh and it’ll make you cry.

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Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks” is a quiet exploration of marriage, family and growth. It follows Laura (Rashida Jones, “Parks and Recreation”), a woman who suspects that her husband, Dean (Marlon Wayans, “White Chicks”), is cheating on her.

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“Bad Hair” is about a killer weave. 

Not “killer” as in “killer-looking,” but “killer” as in “slaughters people.”

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“Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year’s Presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear.

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Welcome back to the Film Beat’s series on Disney Channel Original Movies, or DCOMs for short.

The only proper Halloween film for Halloween 2020, offering solace while tingling one’s spine, is “Crimson Peak.”

Halloween is a month-long celebration that spans decades of movie history, from Southern Gothic to psychothriller. The film beat decided to embrace this history, dedicating each week of October to a different time period in horror.