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Sword and Sorcery

With the popularity of Dungeons and Dragons role-playing games in the '80s came a slew of films revolving around heroes with swords, saving damsels from dastardly dragons and evil wizards. While long a popular form for "B"-films, it wasn't until the sudden acceleration of special effects in the post-Star Wars world that the magic and monsters that make up the genre were rendered possible. (Pictured: Conan the Barbarian)

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Nomadland
AllMovie Rating
7
Judas and the Black Messiah
AllMovie Rating
8
The Little Things
AllMovie Rating
6
Wonder Woman 1984
AllMovie Rating
5
The Virtuoso
AllMovie Rating
Soul
AllMovie Rating
9
Promising Young Woman
AllMovie Rating
6
The Irishman
AllMovie Rating
9

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Staff Pick of the Day

Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno

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Concerts, Sketch Comedy - Rated NR - 60 Minutes - 1988

A very strange vanity project that reeks of ego and possibly cocaine, Bruce Willis reveals his alter ego of Bruno in this HBO special, itself a marketing tool for his then-upcoming album. Legends like Ringo Starr, the Bee Gees, and Joan Baez play themselves in talking head segments, belittling their own talents in service of saying that they learned everything they know from this mysterious, genre-hopping figure. Clearly no one told Willis "no" through the filming of this, and it's fascinating to see what happens when he operates unchecked. (Available on YouTube)

- Chris Steffen