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The Tough Girl Trope, Explained

She's a Tough Girl. Anything a guy can do, she can do just as well, or even better. So what does the Tough Girl represent in our culture, and why is it essential to be more than just "tough"? What really makes a "Strong Female Character"?

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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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What do “Inception” and “The Matrix” have in common?

Films in which dreaming is central to the story, characters, or theme are themselves somewhat like dreaming.[1] When we enter a film world, we activate certain features of our minds that may be the same as when we dream. While other types of art — reading a novel, listening to music, or viewing a painting – may activate some aspect of our minds, none are as all encompassing as the medium of film. Film arguably engages a larger share, if you will, of our perceptual apparatus.