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  1. Orange is the New Black Ending Explained: Piper, Taystee, Daya, Maritza and Aleida

    What do you do when life doesn't turn out the way you hoped? Orange Is the New Black has a series of answers. In part one of our ending explained series, let's look at how five of our major characters (Piper, Taystee, Daya, Aleida and Maritza) ended up, what they've learned or what broader themes their endings represent.

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    Orange Is the New Black
  2. You Know It’s a Tim Burton Film IF…

    Just in time for Halloween, we're taking a look at the Gothic Master - Tim Burton. In this video, let's explore the director trademarks that have defined his darkly colorful career (featuring Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and more).

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    Edward Scissorhands
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  3. Breaking Bad’s El Camino: Ending Explained - Jesse’s Getaway

    Let's talk about the ending of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) escapes at the end of the show, but he only becomes truly free at the end of the movie. In this video, we explore the deeper meaning of the movie - and help you catch all the easter eggs you might have missed.

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    Breaking Bad
  4. The Devil Wears Prada - Emily and a History of Workaholics

    Thank God it's... a workday? Emily Charlton (Emily Blunt) was resident workaholic of The Devil Wears Prada -- and the forerunner of today's #TGIM culture. In this video, we're taking a deep look at the history of workaholics on screen and the roots of today's religion of work.

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  5. Bridesmaids: Why Helen Has No Friends

    Helen (Rose Byrne) is that woman you hate -- but also want to be. What's the problem of the Bridesmaids antagonist? Why is she incapable of getting what she really wants: friends?

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  6. The Matrix Ending Explained: A Guide to Freeing Your Mind

    The Matrix is far more than a sci-fi action classic - it's a practical guide to freeing your mind and fulfilling your potential, to becoming "The One" yourself. The Wachowskis ground-breaker - now celebrating its 20th anniversary - shows us how to follow the 7 steps of Neo's journey to Enlightenment.

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    The Matrix
  7. The Devil Wears Prada: Miranda Priestly - A Defense of Perfectionism

    Is Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) actually "the devil" in The Devil Wears Prada? Is she wrong in trying to be perfect? Her pursuit of excellence actually makes her a role model for working women, and we can all use a touch of Miranda in our professional lives -- that is, of course, if you’re willing to pay the price of perfectionism.

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  8. Legally Blonde and the History of the “Dumb Blonde”

    A key mission of Legally Blonde's Elle Woods is fighting the bias against blondes -- in particular, the "dumb blonde" stereotype. But where does this stereotype come from? Let's all dig into the roots of the assumptions about blondes and find out what's really behind them.

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  9. Sex and the City: The Puzzle of Mr. Big

    We couldn't help but wonder... why Mr. Big? Why can't Carrie Bradshaw quit him? What does the choice of this rich, unattainable love object say about Sex and the City and its times? Let's solve this great crossword puzzle and see what Mr. Big truly represents.

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    Sex and the City
  10. Mad Men: The Many Loves of Don Draper

    We all know Don Draper is the ultimate ladies’ man -- but what's his type? Who does he really love? And what do his many loves tell us about the man himself?

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    Mad Men
  11. Forrest Gump: The Myth of America

    The story of Forrest Gump is a myth of 20th-century America. Like any good myth, it filters historical facts through allegory, creating a symbolic journey that helps us make sense of a complicated era. So, what does Forrest Gump has to say about us -- and our national identity?

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    Forrest Gump
  12. How The Blair Witch Project Predicted YouTube

    Did The Blair Witch Project invent YouTube and our modern viral culture as we know it? 20 years after its release and in a completely different landscape, the found footage cult classic still illuminates what audiences really want -- authenticity, a story around a story, and sometimes a touch of controversy.

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    The Blair Witch Project
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