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Bo Burnham’s Inside: A Quarantine Classic

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After a break of six long years with no live performances, fans worldwide were psyched when Bo Burnham announced the release of his comedy special in May 2021.

“Inside” is a comedy special directed, written, filmed, edited by, and starring Bo Burnham. The whole film is taped inside his home during the COVID-19 without a crew or audience.

Since its release, social media sites have been flooded with reactions to this comedy special, claiming it to be a masterpiece. The film’s songs have the viewers hooked, and obliviously, one may find oneself repeating the lyrics.

The epic “cinematic selfie” by Bo Burnham nabs a rating of 8.9/10 IMBD rating and a gush of positive reviews all over the internet. Without a smidgen of doubt, Bo Burnham has indeed made a spectacular comeback with his special. “Inside” is a whirlwind of emotions wrapped up in a 90-minute long film.

According to the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, “Inside is a beautifully bleak, hilariously hopeful special from Bo Burnham.”

In the special, Burnham tackles topics like life, death, hypocrisy and mental illness. Burnham performs in a single room, without a crew or audience, giving timely updates about the days that passed while working on this special. One can notice his hair and beard growing throughout the film. The film showcases an exceptional range involving drama, comedy, and emotions. The first half of the show gives the audience fits of laughter; the second will have them close to tears, grabbing for tissues.

The 90-minute long special is a non-chronological record of the days in Burnham’s life. It starts on a positive note with a song — a promise to “heal the world with comedy”, reflecting on his ‘white-savior complex’.

The show also involves Burnham turning 30 and an intense yet light debate about geopolitics with a sock puppet. There is a repetitive commentary by the host on the footage of his previous scenes. The highlight of the special is its songs which include commentary on topics like the similarities between white women’s Instagrams, Jeff Bezos, and digital isolation.

Burnham also reveals why he stepped away from comedy five years ago; he started suffering from severe panic attacks on stage. However, his mental health had improved since January 2020, enough for him to return. But then, according to him, “the funniest thing happened”, referring to the world being struck with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The show ends on a sarcastic note with him singing, “I promise to never leave this room”; a statement made in an atmosphere that will definitely leave you sitting at the edge of your seat wondering as to ‘will he?’.

You can now stream “Inside” by Bo Burnham on Netflix.

I am a sophomore pursuing Political Science Honours from Sri Venkateswara College, DU. I am an avid reader of fictional books but, on the contrary, prefer to keep my writing factual and unbiased to help the readers form an objective opinion on the issues concerned.

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Keanu Reeves Returns with “The Matrix Resurrection”

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The expectation of the unexpected fourth instalment of The Matrix Resurrections in the sci-fi establishment has started with another banner prodding the arrival of its first trailer.

The film Matrix 4 comes out 18-years after The Matrix Revolutions. It is planning to be the last film in a trilogy reporting the transformation of Computer programmer Thomas Anderson into cybercriminal Neo. As he finds the conventional world, he occupies a recreated reality.

Loosening up the expectation, with a special promotional. It highlights red and blue pills sit next to each other underneath the clear message: ‘The Choice is yours.’ Fans of the famous establishment will perceive the pills as a definitive choice given to Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, as he picks between life in the conflict assaulted real world or the ‘beautiful prison’ of a substitute reality. Penetrating static fills in as the scenery, as small strings of Matrix code has seen falling inside the pills before the whole scene liquefies.

Fans can proceed with their adventure on WhatIsTheMatrix.com, an intelligent pick your-own-experience style site. Given a similar decision there, red brings you down a rabbit hole where you’re told: ‘This is the moment for you to show us what’s real.’ Then scenes from the film teaser, showing the slight hindrance between the natural world and the fake world known as The Matrix. One of the Best Scenes is Reeves’ Neo gulping a blue pill while a lot more seasoned, a balder man shows up in his appearance.

The scenes reviewed rely upon which pill selection and each emphasis on the decision made. The Red Pill requests that the watcher go further into the reality behind the Matrix. While the Blue Pill cautions them to avoid it again so as not to agitate the norm and welcome undesirable risk.

Still, the viewer’s decision makes, in any case, every secret seems to end with a brief look at Keanu Reeves as Neo, with different eyes. He either collaborates with characters who could be his partners in the film or plans to fight against its expected scalawags, be they Agents, pernicious projects, or even people.

The person who clicks on the blue pill will hear Harris’s voiceover saying: “You’ve lost your capacity to discern reality from fiction.” Before encouraging the viewer to embrace that their situation is genuine. At the current time, streaks on the screen, and Harris peruses it, saying, “anything else is your mind playing tricks on you.” By contrast, ones’ who click on the red pill hear Abdul-Mateen’s voice revealing to them that while they trust it’s the current time — once more. With Abdul-Mateen perusing the time out loud — “that couldn’t be further from the truth.” Regardless, a progression of quick-cut shots from “Revivals” streaks on the screen during the two situations. As each time a viewer taps on a pill, the recording changes.

‘This could be this is the first day of the rest of your life, but if you want it, you gotta fight for it.’ The portrayal wraps while showing star Keanu Reeves prepared to battle. Then, at that point, finishing on a vile note, they show somebody contacting the PC port at the rear of their head and inquire: ‘We don’t want anyone to get hurt, do we?’

From visionary movie producer Lana Wachowski. The new film reunites unique stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity, the infamous roles they made well known.’ The first Matrix film in 1999 met with much essential acclaim upon its introduction. The element is following up by two other movies, which were both delivered in 2003. Warner Bros. uncovered the title for the fourth Matrix film during its CinemaCon board. The Matrix Resurrections will release on December 22, 2021.

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Money Heist Announces Season 5 With Electrifying Teaser Trailer

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“This is more than a heist. This is war.” With the Army hot on the heels of The Gang, the fight for their lives is more imminent than ever. ‘La Casa De Papel’ or the popularly dubbed ‘Money Heist’ announced that its final season would be released in two instalments. This is a first for the show, which has divided each heist into two seasons thus far. The trailer drops the dates — the first cour will hit Netflix on September 3. The second volume will follow three months later, on December 3. The 10-episode season will be split into five episodes per volume.

 

Emotions and fear are running high, palpable on the faces of the heist crew as the clock ticks past 100 hours of their entrapment. Slow-motion shots of each person capture the burning fire to avenge their fallen comrade’s death. Power-packed with artillery fire from both ends, the teaser hints that not everyone will make it out alive. Show makers ditch their hallmark ‘Bella Ciao’ favouring 2WEI’s cover of Linkin Park’s ‘In the End’. The score builds up anticipation and amps up the audience for the devastating destruction it promises.

Glimpses of a lone tear escaping a defeated Lisbon and the almighty Professor struggling helplessly with tied hands sow fear into our hearts. With the Army thrown into the mix and the Professor compromised, what fate awaits The Gang? Is the Professor truly out of commission, at the mercy of Inspector Sierra? With no escape plan hidden up his sleeve, the show creator guarantees “the most epic and exciting season.”

The final season began filming on August 3, 2020, while the Instagram page announced its wrap on May 14, 2021. Written entirely during the pandemic, creator Álex Pina felt the need to flip expectations on their head. Pina says, “[they] used every tool we could to create the sensation of a season finale or series finale in the first volume itself. We decided to work in an extremely aggressive genre, putting The Gang on the ropes.”

With volume 1 going into overdrive with thrilling action, volume 2 aims to do justice to the final split-up of the gang. “In volume 2, we focus more on the emotional situation of the characters. It is a journey across their sentimental map that connects us directly to their departure,” Pina adds.

The Spanish drama took the world by storm, and bidding adieu to these characters, who have been through hell and back, will be a daunting task. However, Pina isn’t ready either, dreaming up possibilities of future spinoffs. Praising the complex and layered character design, he says, “We do have many possibilities for some spinoffsspinoffs, and I think that’s thanks to the strong and powerful identities of the characters. So, I think almost every character of Money Heist has a duality that we would like to see in a spinoffspinoff. We could watch any of them in other contexts.”

Season 5 of ‘Money Heist’ will see a majority of the cast reprising their roles — Álvaro Morte (The Professor), Úrsula Corberó (Tokyo), Pedro Alonso (Berlin), Itziar Ituño (Lisbon), Najwa Nimri (Inspector Sierra), Jaime Lorente (Denver), Miguel Herrán (Rio), Esther Acebo (Monica), among others.

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The One That Could Have Been The Pivotal Reprise of Friends

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Out of the 7 billion people on this planet, a group of six people were able to steal our hearts. They made us fall in love with some good coffee, Thanksgiving, and the legendary Mama’s Little Bakery’s Cheesecakes. Well, could it be any more obvious? The most loved American Sitcom, Friends, is set to release its reunion 17 years after its last episode aired on 6th May 2004. It’s true when they say that friends stay through the thick and thin. And that’s precisely what the show has been delivering to its audience and the fandom for years now. The show proved to be delicate, like a vintage wine that only grows sweeter over time.

Let’s have some Unagi about the show. The show revolves around the lives of 6 people: Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), and Joey Tribbiani (Matt Le Blanc). Living in New York in their 20’s, they try to find their way through life, relationships, jobs, and friendships that predominantly prove to be family. The series had ten seasons with 236 episodes in total. Within these ten seasons, the entire cast was showered with love from all over the world.

The emotional connection that was formed between the fandom was unbelievable to the creators and the cast themselves. The show maintains its progressive fan base, even years after being aired. It still stands tall in pride by being in the top 10 Netflix watches. Due to the increasing fan base, the talk and demand for a reunion spurged in the media, but mainly in the fandom. The last episode ended with Mondler adopting the twins while Ross and Rachel finally got together. Phoebe got married, and Joey remained the ultimate bachelor of the group. The fans rooted for a reunion of the characters to see how their friends managed to stick together after moving on with their lives.

Instagram broke down when Jennifer Aniston, aka Rachel Green, joined the social media platform. She even created a Guinness World Record of reaching a million flowers in 16 minutes. The Friends actress posted about meeting with the rest of the sitcom cast in Los Angeles, which spouted the sitcom’s reunion rumours. Ironically, all the cast members disregarded any such ambitions of a reunion happening anytime soon on different talk shows.

Courteney Cox expressed that she would love to get in a room with all of these people to act together and have a great time again, but she doesn’t see it happening. Other cast members shared similar opinions; David Schwimmer said that he doesn’t “want to see all of us in crutches” on the set. Lisa Kudrow and Matt Le Blanc shared the same opinion. They believed that the show was based on people going through life in their 20’s and 30’s. If they have the same problems now as back then, the reunion will be sad. Matthew Perry expresses his concern for a reunion, as it gives him night terrors about the show coming back and nobody caring about it. He says, “We ended on a high note and neither one of us expects us to beat that level of emotion by a reunion or comeback.”

But as we say, times change, and so do people. This inspired the creators to brew up a little something for the fandom after being constantly loved for a decade now. David Schwimmer confirmed the reunion talks on The Graham Norton Show. He expressed his enthusiasm for meeting the cast after so many years in Los Angeles. Undoubtedly, this experience is going to be unique. He confirmed no reprise of the character or any continuation of the storyline from the sitcom’s last episode. He stated that it is just the cast being themselves and reminiscing the good old days of the show.

As the trailer for the reunion was released on 20th May 2021, opinions started to rain in on social media pages. The fandom expected to get a sneak peek into the future lives of their loved characters through this reunion. A reprise of characters of the sitcom would have been better to see, as they continue their reel roles than to real roles. Watching them candidly on television is quite similar to the interviews, and talk shows that the cast members have done over the years. It would have been much more interesting to see them play out new storylines and conversations. Instead, simply watching the actors contemplate how they could’ve done it in the show before feels like a bit of a kick in the teeth.

The trailer unleashed other details about the reunion. Supporting actors, who appeared throughout the show, like Richard Burke, played by Tom Selleck, and the infamous Janice, played by Maggie Wheeler, were featured in the trailer. Further updates about star-studded cameos only disappointed the fans hoping for the only original six to be the central part of this much-anticipated reunion. It’s come to a point where the fandom believes that it would have been better if a reunion didn’t exist, rather than this diabolical mess.

But a character reprise would have been a bit problematic. The show indulged in body shaming, homophobia, and transphobic portrayals. Building stringent gender norms and the portrayal of mental illness and underage smoking were a few more problems that were handled poorly by the creators. The audience couldn’t possibly imagine enjoying such a kind of humour in today’s world. So the creators sticking to candid conversations is probably for the better.

Still, the trailer managed to attract and gain millions of views within 12 hours of its release. That proves that the fandom is still slightly hopeful for the final reunion and the outcome. The trending hashtag “The One Where They Get Back Together” has seemed to catch the eye of the world. Fans have been binge-watching the series with friends until the reunion joins the beloved series. The reunion has become quite controversial within the media and the fandom. But it can’t be denied that whenever these six people come together on our screens, they entertain us to their fullest and make us fall in love with them all over again. After all, we love them too much to go on a break.

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