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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 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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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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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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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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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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Clueless - Cher, Master of the Argument

How do you win an argument? Learn from the master of rhetoric: Cher Horowitz, star of Clueless. The Alicia Silverstone character may be remembered as a 90s fashion icon, but she's in fact most impressive for the debate skills she puts to use in all aspects of her life. She teaches us a few things about how to make our case so that people will listen.

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