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TRUE CRIME

How the Crow died

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Brandon Lee was the biggest prodigy of the 90s in the film industry. He was only 28 years old when he died during the shooting of The Crow. The circumstances of his death were labeled mysterious at the time and remained one of the most targeted topics by conspiracy theorists.

However, the reason for Lee’s death was much simpler than the self-fabricated mystery wanted us to believe it.

Lee died on March 31 in 1993, and his death was followed by a two-month-long investigation, according to History. …


FILM I MENTAL HEALTH

Revisiting the Scottish cult-classic, ‘Trainspotting,’ incites nostalgia and horror

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Back in high school, I used to hang out with drug dealers. I often sat in my friend’s bedroom where people usually came to buy or use drugs — sometimes both. The lights were dim, and soothing ambient music played in the background. The walls were covered with photos of ocean beaches — which I always thought of as places successful people went on holidays — and the air smelled of weed. It was the perfect setup to escape life. For some, that room was the only holiday destination they could afford to go to a few times a month.


TV I SCI-FI

‘Resident Alien’ fulfills our need for escapism — as long as we’re okay to root for a fake human.

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Aliens should wear cowboy hats more often is just one among the many things I’ve learned from Syfy’s new bonkers TV show, Resident Alien. Another one is that they should visit us regularly — even if their initial intent is to wipe out humanity on Earth once and for all. Who knows, we might be able to convince them to reconsider.

Plus, they’re a ton of fun to watch. Well, at least one of them is, played by the awkwardly funny Alan Tudyk.

In Resident Alien, a four-handed, blue-skinned entity crash-lands his spaceship during a snowstorm in a small Colorado…


FILM I TV

For me — and for the world.

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Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

Black history month isn’t something I’ve been aware of for a long time. I grew up in a close-minded Eastern-European country where Black culture was simply overlooked and ignored. But, as a kid, I was always fascinated by watching Black actors perform. They provided a different perspective, which widened my little world each time a bit more.

I idolized Denzel Washington for his charisma, and I loved Wesley Snipes for his swagger. I also wanted every word coming out of my mouth to sound as if Samuel Jackson said them. They are examples of cultural figures who became iconic to…


WRITING I SELF

I published my first article one year ago — it’s time to reflect.

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Photo by Pawan Sharma on Unsplash

I’m sitting here, frustrated, and disappointed, with a head full of screaming doubts. I should be celebrating. Yesterday was my first anniversary on Medium. In 2020, I started out with 2 views, and one year later, I’m at 150 on a daily average. Optimistic people would call that growth, but I’m not one of them. I know that my position in the Medium hierarchy isn’t unique. The majority of you probably had similar thoughts at some point since you joined the platform.

In the following, for the first time, I’ll reflect on my writing journey and share some tips for…


FILM

You better get-over-here and watch it.

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Photo: Warner Bros.

Grown men cheer in every corner of the globe in front of their screens as the first trailer of the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie has dropped today. I’m one of them, with moderate expectations, since this first look is intense and bloody intriguing.

Source: FilmSelect Trailer’s Youtube channel

Let’s be honest: nobody cares about the plot here. We got most of the iconic characters: Liu Kang, Sonya, Kano, Jax, Kung Lao, Goro, Scorpion, and Sub Zero breaking bones, freezing bullets, and shout legendary lines aggressively, which is a pretty promising sign.

What else do we want? Fatalities! The good news…


FILM I CULTURE

Shaka King’s latest feature is another history lesson about systematic oppression.

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Originally, Shaka King’s biopic about Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, was scheduled to be released in August last year. As in many other cases, the pandemic screwed that up, too. But everything worked out just fine — or even better — since Judas and The Black Messiah was released last week in the middle of Black History Month.

Considering the circumstances, this is a good thing because King’s movie is a history lesson from the 1960s. It depicts the life and early death of civil rights leader Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) and his…


FILM I SELF-DISCOVERY

Self-discovery through Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.

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Photo: 20th Century Fox

As young boys, when we first saw Logan in X-men in 2000 — played by 31-year-old Hugh Jackman — we knew he was troubled. We were barely teenagers, born in the late 80s, subconsciously seeking characters we could identify with. Logan seemed angry, broken, and lonesome. But, he also looked strong and dangerous with adamantium claws between his knuckles and a self-healing ability. So along with millions of other boys at that age, we were sold in two seconds.

Logan wasn’t the strongest mutant with the most powerful supernatural skills, yet he immediately became the coolest one of all. …


HEALTH

Two treatments that can bring us closer to defeat the pandemic.

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Photo by Vladimir Fedotov on Unsplash

What would you say if I told you that the cure for Covid-19 has been found? Well, better start thinking because it seems that Israel came up with two drugs that can possibly beat the disease effectively.

In Tel Aviv, Professor Nadir Arber developed a substance called EXO-CD24, which passed the first phase of its clinical trial a week ago with promising results.

According to Telegraph, the treatment was given to thirty patients who contracted the virus and suffered from moderate and severe symptoms. …

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