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Shawn Laib
Shawn Laib

Shawn Laib is a freelance writer with publications such as Den of Geek,, Edge Media Network, diaTribe, SUPERJUMP, and more. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2019. He enjoys playing basketball and video games in his free time.

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We ranked the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies from worst to best

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are beloved by many, and we will rank them from worst to best.
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The 10 best mafia movies, ranked

We're counting down the 10 best mafia movies ever made, from modern classics to Old Hollywood icons.
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New on Hulu: 5 must-see shows and movies in July

With summer upon us, Hulu has some great new content in July.
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New on Netflix: 5 must-see shows and movies in July

Netflix has all kinds of great new releases for every taste in July.
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10 great movies like Indiana Jones for you to stream next

Indiana Jones is the OG, but these films are equally exciting in the adventure genre.

13 amazing shows you need to watch on Max

The channel that has maintained a premium status since its conception, Max is now a major streaming platform for all to enjoy.
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Dune 2 trailer drops, and we finally get to see Christopher Walken as emperor Shaddam IV

Dune 2 trailer drops, and we finally get to see Christopher Walken as emperor Shaddam IV

The sequel to a modern science fiction classic is almost here!
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The best zombie movies, ranked

Whether it be for the thrills or the chills, sometimes throwing on a good horror/thriller movie can be the feeling you need after a long day.
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The 10 best shark movies, ranked

Shark movies are a staple of the summer. We have the best ones to watch right now.
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The 10 best Robin Williams movies, ranked

Robin Williams' legacy as an actor and comic lives on nearly a decade after his death.
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10 best Harrison Ford movies, ranked

Harrison Ford's career is long and illustrious with a variety of classic movies to watch.
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Ranked: The best Sylvester Stallone movies of all time

Sylvester Stallone movies consistently fulfill a primal desire for action and retribution. Here, The Manual brings you the best of Sly Stallone.
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10 incredible LGBTQ movies you need to stream right now

LGBTQ movies have influenced generations of gay children to come out to their families. Here are some of the best of the genre.
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Every Batman movie, ranked from worst to best

Batman movies have a long and varied history, from Christian Bale flicks to Michael Keaton films. Here's each one ranked.
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10 best HBO shows ever, ranked

HBO is the king of quality TV. We're here to rank the 10 best shows in the network's history.
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Indiana Jones vs. Han Solo: Which iconic Harrison Ford character is the bigger badass?

We pit Harrison Ford's two most famous characters against each other. See who comes out in the end.
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Ranking the 10 best Jack Black movies

Jack Black is a comedic icon, and he has a ton of great movies to back it up! Here are his 10 best movies.
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10 LGBTQ+ shows you need to binge for Pride Month

Pride month is a great time to watch these shows with queer characters and storylines.
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Ranking the 10 best Dustin Hoffman movies of all time

Dustin Hoffman's name is revered as much as any other in Hollywood. These 10 movies will show you why he's a legend.
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Ranking the 10 Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies

Ranking the 10 Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies

Samuel L Jackson is one of the most well-established actors of all time. Here's the best from his filmography.
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The 10 best Marvel movies, ranked

Everyone has their own favorite Marvel movie. Did yours make the cut?
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Our favorite spy movies, ranked

Our favorite spy movies, ranked

Whether you like Sean Connery or Melissa McCarthy, these spy movies will satisfy
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What to watch: The most popular streaming genres around the world

You might be shocked to find out the different genres most popular around the globe.
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The 11 best Sean Connery movies of all time

A multi-talented icon, Sean Connery will go down in history as that and so much more.

Every Spider-Man movie, ranked

Spiderman has undergone a lot of different versions of himself, and these are his best films
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The 12 best sci-fi shows to stream on Netflix right now

If you want to escape from the boring reality we call life, these best sci-fi shows on Netflix this year will guarantee an out-of-this-world viewing experience.
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The 10 best Woody Harrelson movies and shows, ranked

Woody Harrelson has had a versatile career, and we're here to rank his best movies and shows.

The best movies on Hulu to watch right now

From an award-winning thriller film to a new-era sci-fi rom-com, here is an updated list of the best Hulu movies you can stream right now.

The 10 coolest sci-fi weapons in TV and movie history, ranked

Sci-fi weapons like these are sure to bring viewers to an entirely different universe and state of mind!
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How the 2007 writers’ strike saved ‘Breaking Bad’

Key decisions made by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan were influenced by the 2007 writers strike
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Grab the popcorn: These are the 10 most-anticipated movies of summer 2023

From heroes to adventurers, these summer movies are sure to surprise and entertain!

The 10 best action movies on Netflix

Fight scenes, chase scenes, race scenes — all the hallmarks of a cinematic adrenaline rush. Here are the best action movies you can watch on Netflix this year.
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The 17 best anime series on Hulu right now

There's plenty of good anime on Hulu if you know where to look. Here are 17 of the best anime series to stream right now.
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The 11 best Sean Bean performances, ranked

Sean Bean has been a part of the acting world for decades now, making a name for himself as a side character that goes out with a bang.
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12 best beer movies to watch with a cold one in hand

Whether it's a documentary about brewing or a tale of transporting beer across state lines, this best beer movies list has something for everyone.
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The 10 best Steven Spielberg movies, ranked

Responsible for some timeless classics using movie and music magic, Steven Spielberg is one of the best directors of all time.
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4 Hulu shows and movies that are set to premiere this month

Looking for something new to watch? Of course you are! These are the absolute best tv shows and movies on Hulu right now.
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The Galactic Menagerie is a Wes Anderson Star Wars concept we wish Disney would make

AI has allowed fans to imagine Star Wars through the eyes of Wes Anderson's filmmaking techniques
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4 shows and movies coming to Netflix this month (that everyone will be talking about)

Looking for something new to watch? Of course you are! These are the absolute best tv shows and movies on Netflix right now.
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Watch these dark comedy shows for a twisted laugh

Sometimes taboo topics that people want to avoid can be approached with a few laughs. Dark comedy upends expectations, and these are the 10 best examples.
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The 10 best DreamWorks movies, ranked

The best Dreamworks movies feature great stories and legendary voice actors. We've ranked the best of them here.
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The 10 best Ben Stiller movies, ranked

From Meet the Parents to Madagascar, these films show Ben Stiller at his best.
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The best cop shows you can stream, ranked

These cop shows often give a full display of the trials and tribulations of the profession.
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The best beard styles for men, according to iconic TV characters

Join us as we examine the different styles of beards and facial hair sported by TV characters and decipher what they say about each character.
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10 shows like The Mandalorian to watch now

The Mandalorian is one of the biggest streaming hits today, but there are other sci-fi TV shows you'll enjoy if you are a fan of Pedro Pascal's space warrior.
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The best Hot Ones episodes: These celebs are our favorites to watch

Hot Ones is hilarious because of its simplicity and humility. Here are the best episodes to watch.
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Is binge-watching a dying TV model? Experts weigh in

The decision to have your TV show stream weekly or all at once is one of the hottest topics in the industry right now. Find out what the experts have to say.
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The 10 best Jeremy Strong performances, ranked

Jeremy Strong is one of the best working actors today. We've compiled a list of our favorite performances from him across film and television.
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The 5 best sci-fi movies to stream on HBO Max right now

HBO Max has a ton of great content, including a bunch of incredible sci-fi movies. Here are our five favorites.
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Wes Anderson’s star-studded ‘Asteroid City’ trailer is exactly what you want it to be

Wes Anderson is one of the best directors working today, and his new film "Asteroid City" helps prove this sentiment.