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Streaming Services for Niche Audiences


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As you know, Netflix is where I go to watch amazing series these days.  With thousands upon thousands of TV series and movies to choose from, there is always something entertaining to watch.  Even with new Netflix originals being released each month, I always find some hidden gold within the digital library.  Whatever the case may be, I can always count on Netflix for better content.

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Still, Netflix is only one of many unique streaming services you can find online.  Other than the typical streaming services out there like or Hulu or Amazon Prime, there are streaming services catered for a niche audience.  Some services offer horror films that aren’t playing in theaters while others provide lots of mind-blowing documentaries.  Whatever the case may be, the digital library grows larger as time goes on.

Here are some unique streaming services around the internet these days:

CuriosityStream

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CuriosityStream is known for showcasing award-winning documentaries.  Choose from over 2,000+ shows within the digital library.  Prepare to have your mind blown as you surf through countless numbers of topics.  From food to the internet, every type of documentary can be found on CuriosityStream.  This is the streaming service you’ll need if you want to be blown away by the mere workings of science.

Dekkoo

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Dekkoo is the premiere streaming service for gay men.  Browse through thousands of gay films to choose from.  Categories include action adventure, bad romance, biopic, drama, drag, and many others.  Netflix does provide TV series/movies for the LGBTQ community, but Dekkoo comes with much edgier content.  Better yet, Dekkoo even comes with an ‘Erotica’ category as well.

BritBox

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Tally-ho!  The BritBox is the biggest streaming collection of British television.  Owned by BBC Studios and ITV plc, BritBox focuses on British Television series.  It features both past and current series to choose from.  Get a bit silly with Monty Python’s Flying Circus or solve some crimes with Detective Barnaby in Midsomer Murders.

If British television is more your thing, definitely look into the BritBox.

Shudder

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For those who celebrate Halloween every day, Shudder is the premiere streaming service for all things horror.  Shudder showcases thousands of titles filled with horror, thriller, and suspense.  What makes Shudder so popular is that many films are deemed too gruesome for theaters.  All horror movie buffs should look into Shudder to find those spine-tingling titles you crave every day.

PureFlix

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PureFlix streams the latest wholesome Christian films and tv series.  With PureFlix, its all about the three F’s – faith, family, and fun.  They provide that feelgood experience for the entire family that is entertaining, fun, inspirational, and educational.

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Netflix’s Bird Box


With a new year means new media being released every day.  New books, TV series, movies, music, video games, and others will be coming out as time goes on.  That certainly goes for streaming services like Netflix.

Even as we already rung in the new year, one title from 2018 is still sparking popularity around Netflix these days.  It’s the infamous post-apocalyptic title about a woman who makes it through a forest and river all while blindfolded.  This is Bird Box.

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Bird Box features Sandra Bullock as Malorie Hayes, a tense mother who takes a dangerous trip down a river by boat.  He brings along his kids, Boy and Girl, along for the treacherous journey.  To make matters worse, Malorie and her kids are trekking through the river… while BLINDFOLDED.

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The film takes us back five years ago where mass suicides were occurring throughout Europe and Russia.  After discovering a woman bashing her head repeatedly into a glass panel, Malorie realizes that the epidemic is hitting the United States.  The epidemic even took Malorie’s sister Jessica (played by Sarah Paulson!) as well.  It’s a crazy post-apocalyptic thriller film that showcases Malorie’s dangerous adventure all while taking us back to the horrific events five years ago.

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Throughout the film, there are a few birds that are kept inside a small box (hence the name, Bird Box).  This imagery represents the human beings being kept out of the dark from the beautiful world around them.  They are shut out from the outside world because the supernatural entities are causing them to commit suicide.

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Overall, Bird Box was really interesting to watch.  After viewing many internet memes, I figured it was time to check out the film on Netflix.  Needless to say, it definitely lived up to its name.  Some of the other notable actors in the film include John Malkovich and Machine Gun Kelly.

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If you already miss 2018, Bird Box is definitely worth viewing on Netflix.  Sandra Bullock pulls off her most dangerous adventure as she paddles through the long river while blindfolded.  It’s a popular thriller that lives up to its hype.

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            Check out Bird Box on Netflix today.

Kevin Hart’s Academy Awards PR Nightmare


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Within the past few years, Hollywood award shows have been spurring up lots of controversy these days.  The Golden Globes, Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, and many other award series featured some form of mishap or shocking message that dragged many names in the mud.  One event featured a crazy blunder with the name flop during the 2017 Oscars (read more on that here).  It just goes to show that any PR nightmare during the award shows will spread for quite a while.

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But one PR nightmare has already sparked on social media before the 2019 Academy Awards even started.  Famed comedian Kevin Hart has stepped down from hosting the Academy Awards after controversial jokes resurfaced from his past.  He announced as the Oscars host on December 4th, but was soon booted from his title.  Hart later apologized, confirming that he will not be hosting this year.

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After that, Nick Cannon showed support for Hart and went on various Twitter rants re-posting old tweets from other comics.  Such comics he name-dropped include Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, and Chelsea Handler.  Cannon would be just one of many figures supporting Kevin Hart.

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Nick Cannon wasn’t the only celebrity in this social media feud.  Comedian Michael Che utilized the news for his ‘Weekly Update’ segment Saturday Night Live.  Rather than tearing Hart down, Che defended him for his actions.

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Michael Che and Nick Cannon were just a few of many celebrities backing behind Kevin Hart.  Others include Kevin Kline, D.L. Hughley, Michael Blackson, and Andrew Schulz.  Billy Eichner was even another member taking to Twitter on this controversy as well.

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At this point, everything has become one big circus.  One shocking tweet from the past resurfaced and a bomb went off all around social media.  The real victim of this nightmare is Kevin Hart and these comments from the peanut gallery are only propelling this train wreck even further.  For the record, this circus act will continue as we see who will become the next host of the 2019 Academy Awards.

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One thing’s for certain – Kevin Hart will not be hosting award shows anytime soon.  His PR nightmare will blow over eventually.  It just takes one hidden tweet from the past to completely remove Hart from hosting the Academy Awards.

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In the world of social media, nothing stays hidden forever.  There’s that one tweet, one picture, one idea that could put a serious damper on things.  If only Kevin Hart knew of that fact before he were to suffer in the hands of his own PR nightmare.

AHS: White House Christmas


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Happy Monday folks!  December is here, which means the Christmas season is upon us.  Many people are out grabbing their Christmas trees and gathering their decorations.  Advertisements for shopping deals on Christmas presents are on full blast for this month.  It’s just like the tagline of Games of Thrones goes – Winter is Coming.

While many are excited about putting up their own decorations, there are some that are quite shocked at what the White House has on display this year.  Melania Trump, the first Lady of the United States, decided to spread the Christmas cheer with a rather… DARKER sort of decor.

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During a recent video showcasing a tour of the White House, Melania Trump walks through a hallway of blood red Christmas trees.  These trees line up side by side, leading up to a huge lit Christmas tree on the front.  The room is lit with white-orange lighting hanging from the ceiling.

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Throughout the video, we see many Christmas tress all around the offices.  The lighting becomes a dark orange glow, spreading all across the hallways.  In one room, a model version of the White House and other Washington monuments sits on a marble table.  A bouquet of flowers is put within the middle between two highly decorated Christmas trees.  There is even a Christmas wreath decorated with pencils labeled with the term ‘Be Best’, showcasing the first lady’s anti-bullying initiative.

Melania went decked out the White House in the spirit of the patriotic theme “American Treasures”, which looks to recognize America’s “unique heritage”.  The color red is seen all around the hallways, playing a significant role for the theme.

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Probably one of the creepiest aspects of the decorations are the blood red trees in the hallways.  It certainly presents a type of… EERIE mood if you will.

These decorations are too amazing that even MakeSandcastlesNotWar had a few things to say about the idea:

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  • Looks like Melania Trump stole Dandy Mott’s dark red lighting idea from American Horror Story: Freak Show!

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  • I guess we can now say that Netflix’s House of Cards is really being played out right now.

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  • Speaking of American Horror Story: Freak Show, Gloria Mott must’ve had some influence in the Christmas tree decorations.

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  • Those aren’t blood red Christmas trees – those are the costume props for The Handmaid’s Tale

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  • If you look close enough, the twins from The Shining should come out any minute
  • This year at the White House… There Will Be Blood.

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  • The red Yips Yips have gotten a lot bigger since I last saw Sesame Street.

In the end, these decorations are just simply brilliant.  There are so many zany references that people are finding from these peculiar photos.  These past Christmas seasons have been cheerful with the Obamas, but the Trumps took an interesting turn for their seasonal decor.  It truly is an actual American Horror Story being played out in our eyes.

      Let us celebrate the beauty of this chilling Christmas decorative theme here at the White House.

AHS Apocalypse Crossovers Recap


Alrighty folks, we have just a few days left until the last month of the year.  November is ending soon, which is still quite a shock being that I’m still reeling in from the hearty Thanksgiving dinner.  The one thing that has still been lingering around my mind was the season finale of American Horror Story: Apocalypse.

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American Horror Story: Apocalypse quickly became my favorite season after the first few episodes.  The 8th chapter featured intriguing characters, horrific tragedies, and one warped Antichrist known as Michael Langdon.  But what really got me hooked on the latest season was the range of crossover events that happened in many episodes.  Various plots from different season intertwined into one complex story line, spinning different characters into the same AHS universe.

These twisted crossover events truly made the show that much more entertaining.  Each character, both new and old, played their part in the battle against Michael Langdon.

To celebrate this clever type of storyline, it’s time to look back on the best crossover events that happened during season eight.  What’s interesting to note is that some of these crossovers intertwined with more than one season as well.

Here’s the recap of the major crossover events that happened during American Horror Story: Apocalypse:

Episode 1 – The End

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Our first crossover event kicks off none other than the main man himself, Michael Langdon.  Michael Langdon was born from Tate and Vivien back in American Horror Story: Murder House.  Little Michael is all grown up and created the Apocalypse that happened during the episode.

Episode 2 – The Morning After

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Other than Michael Langdon, The Rubber Man is another significant enemy that returned from season one.  The Rubber Man first made his appearance in the first episode, reappearing every now and then in the Murder House.  He returned to season eight, haunting more victims in Outpost 3.

Episode 3 – Forbidden Fruit

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Myrtle Snow, Cordelia, and Madison Montgomery all made their return after everyone consumed the poisoned apple.  You may remember these powerful witches from American Horror Story: Coven.  This would be the start of the infamous Murder House/Coven crossover that would occur throughout the season.

Episode 4 – Could it Be… Satan?

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We see more crossovers with American Horror Story: Coven as we enter Miss Robichaux’s Academy, the witch’s coven.  Queenie makes her return as we learned she was still trapped in the Hotel Cortez.  This scene marks a triple crossover event of American Horror Story: Murder House, American Horror Story: Coven, and American Horror Story: Hotel.  Three crossovers woven under one united storyline.  It was certainly an ingenious event to behold.

The other one takes place near the end when Michael Langdon fetches Madison Montgomery from her personal hell.  Montgomery was placed there at the end of American Horror Story: Coven.  Langdon fetches both Queenie and Madison from their hells, driving more former characters into the new season.

Episode 5 – Boy Wonder

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Episode five takes us to a familiar test known as the Seven Wonders.  Four witches (Madison, Queenie, Misty, Zoe) performed this test back in American Horror Story: Apocalypse to see who would become the next Supreme.  Michael Langdon performs the test, acing every aspect each time.

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One of his tasks during the Seven Wonders was to retrieve Misty Day from her personal hell.  Misty Day was the infamous witch who used natural ingredients to bring things back to life.  She was sent to her personal hell by the end of the third season, dissecting frogs all day.

By the end, we get a preview of one of the biggest crossover events of the century – the return of The Murder House.

Episode 6 – Return to Murder House

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This was one of the BIGGEST crossover events ever – Return to the Murder House.  It was here where the AHS universe all started, the haunted house where multiple murders happened throughout the decades.  We got every one of our favorite former characters back into the story – Ben and Vivien Harmon, Tate, Violet, Moira O’Hara.  But the best cameo of all was the return of Constance Langdon aka Jessica Lange.  Lange returned to her role as Constance, the mother of Michael Langdon.  Each character discussed Michael’s colorful history with Madison and Behold, showcasing an even darker side of him.

Returning to the Murder House helped us gather many clues about how Michael Langdon was truly born.

Episode 7 – Traitor

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Voodoo queen Dinah Stevens helped to summon Papa Legba for Cordelia.  Papa Legba was the ghoulish voodoo character that took Marie Laveau’s soul back in American Horror Story: Coven.  He also still owns Nan’s soul since the third season as well.

Episode 8 – Sojourn

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Things get interesting when we see Ms. Venable working for Mutt and Jeff’s corporation three years before the nuclear blast.  She was already introduced back in episode one, making this a crossover within its own season.  Not only do we learn more of Ms. Venable’s past, but we also see how Mead was recreated as an android.  Two new characters crossing over within their own seasons on this episode.

Episode 9 – Fire and Reign

Seasons one and three merge again as the coven witches continue to figure out how to defeat Michael Langdon.  Many of the main witches have been destroyed by him, creating a battle between various characters from the past seasons.

Episode 10 – Apocalypse Then

Last, but not least, we move towards the final episode.  This is where most of the loose ends start tying up.  Mallory and Coco were hidden in Outpost Three and given new identities.  The three remaining witches hid in the swamp mud to survive the nuclear blast.  They all enter Outpost Three to face Michael Langdon.

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Marie Laveau resurfaces onto the scene after seeing Dinah pledge her allegiance for the antichrist.  Laveau was spending her time in her own personal hell back in American Horror Story: Coven.  She tries to fend off from Michael Langdon, but is only killed in the process.

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Mallory casts her time travel spell to return to the Murder House back in 2015.  It is then that we return to the time where Constance kicks Michael out of the house after seeing a dead priest lying beside him.  Langdon steps out, only to be run over by Mallory.  This is the last time we return back to the Murder House during the season.

And thus, ends our recap of the crossover events of American Horror Story: Apocalypse.  This was quite a season filled with many twists and turns throughout.  These crossovers truly made for an incredible story.