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Glass Onion Heads to Netflix | Checkpoint

OK and Coleton break down Glass Onion, the second installment in the Knives Out franchise, receiving a trailer and an announcement that the film will soon be available on Netflix.

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Artist of the Month: Enhypen

With October well on its way, the change of seasons can trigger the infamous phrase—out with the old, in with the new. While we don’t need to get rid of anything old, there is always room for the new, especially in discovering new music and sounds. As their world tour Manifesto is in full swing, there is no doubt that Enhypen brings a fresh new sound to those not entirely familiar with the genre of K-pop, which has been taking the world by storm in recent years. So, who are they? 

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'Halloween Ends' on a pleasantly good note

Despite a poor leadoff from Halloween Kills, Halloween Ends surprises with quality characters and classic scares. Outside of an underwhelming final showdown, Halloween Ends is a solid pick for spooky season. 

10 Halloween movies to get you into spooky season

Spooky season has officially commenced. It’s time to bust out the comfy sweaters, and a warm pair of boots. Perhaps your stomachs are full of fall treats like hot apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes. But the most important part of the season is Halloween.  Halloween is a holiday of excitement, dressing up, and consuming loads of candy. Regardless of age, Halloween can make anyone feel like a kid. One easy way to tap into the nostalgia and spooky spirit of the season are to gather a group of friends for a terrifyingly delightful Halloween movie marathon. This list is a compilation of all the best Halloween movies. Whether you’re looking for something scary, romantic, or comedic, these movies have something for everyone.  

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The 'Monster High' movie is a movie, and it does exist

Monster High is certainly a film. Acting as the second reboot to the popular doll line, the film does very little for its source material. With poorly developed characters, a half forgotten plot, and abandoned themes, Monster High: The Movie falls short of its popular legacy.

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Spice and nothing-else nice ruins ‘Kingdom of the Feared’

Kingdom of the Feared is the final edition to Kerri Maniscalco's Kingdom trilogy. Despite so much potential in the magic system and world building, Kingdom of the Fallen falls short on delivering. Offering up weak characters, poorly written plot and dialogue, and a lack of development.