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Movie Review: Happytime Murders 3/5 Stars

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor 

Mismarketed Puppet Film a Decent Crime Drama, With Raunch

3 out of 5 stars (Average)

The Hapytime Murders is by far the most heavily mismarketed film of 2018.  Advertised as a wild and raunchy comedy, the film is actually a decent crime drama with raunchy humor that showcases that puppets can do far more in movies than sing to your kids.  However, people who want a unique (if flawed) crime drama with some ribald humor will likely be impressed at the immaculate puppetry on display here, along with a solid human cast that plays surprisingly well off of their stuffed cast members.  The Happytime Murders is a good step in legitimizing puppetry as adult entertainment, despite a few bad jokes and some questionable script decisions.  It’s not as good as it could be, but my God, if it couldn’t be a lot worse. Continue reading Movie Review: Happytime Murders 3/5 Stars

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The Portrayal of Suicide in Media Needs Change

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor

Warning: This article contains discussion of suicide spoilers for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and 13 Reasons Why. If you or someone you love is experiencing suicidal ideations, please call the
National Suicide Hotline at 1-800- 273-8255.

The 2010s should be a decade to remember. Now more than ever, media outlets are tackling hot-button issues with unprecedented insight and sensitivity. We are seeing shows, films, books, and
even video games successfully explore issues such as political unrest, racism, and drug/alcohol abuse respectfully, often with little sermonizing. It is a wonderful feeling to see these and other issues not be ignored, as they affect thousands of people every day and should get their time in the sun.

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