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Abbott Elementary Is For The Culture

They’re calling it “The Black Office.” If you haven’t already tuned into Abbott Elementary, then you are truly missing out on what already has the potential to be one of the greatest shows of the 2020s. A work-place comedy where a group of teachers are brought together in a Philadelphia Public School, these teachers are determined to help their students succeed with a few obstacles along the way. While that might be a bold statement considering the fact that we are only a few episodes in, we feel extremely confident in that statement for a couple of reasons.

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The first is cultural impact, and the primary word here is Twitter. Yes, Twitter. In the age of social media, how well a show does correlates with the conversation it generates on Twitter. The first show we saw this with was Scandal in the early 2010s. The ups, downs, twists, and turns were all heavily discussed and debated on the platform, with the series biggest fans calling themselves “The Gladiators.”

We wound up seeing this phenomenon again two years later when How To Get Away With Murder joined the ABC lineup alongside Scandal, and with future series such as Empire, Power, and Insecure. When a show has the ability to get the people going, you know that you have a heavy hitter on your hands.

And that’s what makes Abbott Elementary so different.

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All of those shows listed above had something in common—an element of drama. Thrilling, unexpected moments. Times where you would become downright enraged with certain characters and their awful decision making (I.E. Tariq St. Patrick and Molly Carter), but with Abbott Elementary that isn’t the case (at least so far). The series is nothing but laughter. Extreme laughter. Thinking about it when you wake up the next day laughter. 

Created by Quinta Brunson, the show stars Brunson as a second grade teacher at Abbott Elementary. Tyler James Williams, Janelle Williams, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, and Sheryl Lee Ralph also star, and the teachers band together for the greater good of the students. The pilot debuted in December to much fanfare, and that fanfare has increased with every episode thus far.

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The storylines have been captivating, the chemistry between has been amazing, each actor brings a different layer of depth to the show, and of course the show is hilarious.

Trust us when we say if you aren’t tuning in weekly, then you are missing out greatly.

You can catch Abbott Elementary on Tuesdays at 9pm EST on ABC, and streaming apps such as Hulu.

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ONE37pm Has A Conversation With “1883” Star LaMonica Garrett

From Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, “1883” is the prequel to the critically acclaimed mega-hit Yellowstone, and follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains towards the last bastion of untamed America. Yellowstone stars a very talented cast including LaMonica Garrett, who shines as Thomas, a cowboy, a former enslaved person, and an American Civil War Vet – serving as a Buffalo Soldier (African American soldiers who mainly served on the Western frontier) in the war. 

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Garrett is now a Pinkerton Agent and has joined the journey to Montana as the right-hand man to fellow cowboy and war vet Shea Brennan (Sam Elliott) who is leading the group on their travels. A little background about the Pinkerton Agency, historically the agency (which was founded in the 1850s), was the largest private law enforcement organization in the world at the height of its power and was one of the first agencies of its kind to hire people of color and women.

It was also notorious for serving at the behest of massive companies, who used them as strike busters when employees would

1883 premiered on December 19, 2021, and will resume production this month. Garrett also has his hands full with the upcoming thriller drama series The Terminal List for Amazon, where he stars opposite Chris Pratt as Commander Fox, a strong institutionalist who never loses sight of the greater mission. With 1883 off to a hot start, and The Terminal List slated for debut this year, Garrett has a lot to look forward to. We spoke to the actor last week about his success.

LaMonica Garrett
LaMonica Garrett

ONE37pm: Congratulations on the 1883 role! How was it auditioning for the project?

Garrett: It was unique! There were a lot of auditions that had to be done on tape because of the pandemic, which is rare because auditions for roles like these are typically conducted in person. I was fortunate enough to get the job, and actually had to attend cowboy camp for five straight months! It was funny because I only packed a bag for like a few weeks, but I ended up needing months full of stuff. I was underprepared, but it was great. Cowboy camp was fun!

ONE37pm: Are you guys still in production?

Garrett: We’re still going! We’re back on January 2nd to finish up. We’re starting to see the light.

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ONE37pm: How was it filming 1883? Especially through the course of this pandemic.

Garrett: Well, 95% of the show was shot outside with elements in 100% humidity in Texas. It was 12 hours a day, 5 days a week. It was really an aggressive schedule, but we’ve been able to get it done!

ONE37pm: You also have another show that you recently completed called The Terminal List, could you talk to us a little more about that?

Garrett: I actually found out that I got 1883 on the last day of filming The Terminal List in Puerto Rico. It was right up my alley as far as action, and working with Chris Pratt was an amazing experience. I’ve been blessed to work on two big projects pretty much back to back.

ONE37pm: Final Question. What are your plans for the holiday and new year?

Garrett: I’m going to be staying home with the family. I’ve missed the last six months with them, and I want spending more time at home to be a priority. I would love my next project to be something that is in L.A., but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. It’s going to be hard to top 1883 and The Terminal List

You can keep up with Garrett and all of his latest updates via Instagram.

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Celebrating 20 Years of ‘Ocean’s Eleven’

It’s not the movie’s first scene, but it is perhaps the one that lets the audience know the exact tone of Ocean’s Eleven.

A conversation between two of the slickest and suavest actors of a generation, Brad Pitt and George Clooney, discussing how and why they are planning to rob a trio of Las Vegas casinos. 

Pitt’s character Rusty simply asks “why do this?” with Clooney responding: “Because yesterday I walked out of the joint after losing four years of my life, and you’re cold-decking Teen Beat cover boys…Because the house always wins. Play long enough, you never change the stakes, the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big, and then you take the house.”

It’s a line that sticks with you, “the house always wins,” not only because of how cool it sounds but because of how confidently Clooney’s character, Danny Ocean, delivers it.

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While Rusty may still be a little apprehensive about Danny’s plan, the audience is immediately on board. We came to see a cool heist movie, and dammit, we’re going to get one.

There is a reason that Ocean’s Eleven is considered one of, if not the greatest heist film of all time. In a genre that is either deadly serious in films like The Town, Inside Man, and Heat, or campier, such as in Point BreakOcean’s Eleven carved itself out a place just for itself.

It might be the direction of Steven Soderbergh, the performances of its ensemble cast, how the heist is laid out and executed, or some amalgam of all those; something about Ocean’s Eleven just makes it stand out among all the rest.

This is a movie with inherent rewatchability (I’ve honestly lost count of how many times I’ve watched it), probably because it’s so much damn fun. None of us are criminals, but the crew in Ocean’s Eleven sure makes being a thief look pretty cool, don’t they?

If you’ve ever been to a casino, chances are you’ve looked around and thought, even just for a second, “what if I pulled a heist here?” The glowing lights of the slot machines, the chatter of gamblers and blackjack dealers, and the loud commotion that emanates from the sportsbooks all play a part in the allure of any casino heist film.

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One of the most important parts of any heist movie is the “building the crew” montage, and Ocean’s Eleven‘s version is not just a testament to Soderbergh’s editing and direction but also a quick highlight of why these actors all work so well together.

This is a film that features eight Academy Award winners or nominees and multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winners or nominees. While the movie was made before some of them received those honors, their talent was always there and is on full display here.

The cast’s differing acting styles could easily tower over one another, but somehow, they all seem to mesh together perfectly. Clooney and Pitt are the seasoned vets; Matt Damon is the new guy; Carl Reiner is the retired thief who gets pulled in for one last job; Elliott Gould is the financier with a vendetta, and so on.

Andy Garcia’s Terry Benedict is the perfect foil to the coolness of the heist crew. He’s the uptight and ruthless casino owner who, naturally, has taken to dating Ocean’s ex-wife, Julia Roberts’s character Tess.

While this might seem a cliche on the surface, it succeeds in adding another layer, thanks in no small part to the cast’s performances.

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Of all the great moments and scenes in Ocean’s Eleven, the one that still hits the hardest is the fountain scene. The film is a lighthearted heist comedy of sorts for most of its two-hour runtime, but the fountain scene is silently emotional.

The guys have just successfully finished the heist—the first of its kind in Las Vegas history if Reuben is to be believed—and ten of them stand in silence, looking at the fountains of the Bellagio. Danny has just been arrested once again, perhaps a part of the plan all along, and is thus absent.

As Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” plays, the camera pans across all their faces admiring, and in some ways mocking, the casino they just robbed. They don’t say a word to one another but just walk away from the scene one by one until Carl Reiner’s character Saul is left standing alone. He looks up, smiles, takes a deep breath, and leaves, possibly asking himself if that was indeed his last job.

Given that the movie spawned two sequels, we as an audience know that not to be true, but for a moment, we’re asking the same question Saul is.

The scene is much more emotional now that Reiner and Bernie Mac have passed away. Reiner being the final one to walk away is oddly poetic given the real-life circumstances.

It’s hard to imagine a fourth film being made without the two of them, not to mention the idea of getting this many A-listers together again sounds impossible too.

It was doubtful that a fourth movie would be made, and this is only further compounded by the fact that Danny Ocean is now dead, as was revealed in the spinoff film Ocean’s 8.

However, another entry into the franchise wouldn’t be unwelcome. After all, what is any good heist film if it doesn’t have at least one character coming back for “one last job?”.

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10 Superhero Movies We Can’t Wait to See in 2022

WE EATIN’ REAL GOOD IN 2022, LADIES AND GENTLEMAN!

The cinematic realms within the Marvel and DC universes are set to grace us with a brand new slate of upcoming superhero movies next year. Several of these cinematic adventures will mark the big-screen debut of lesser-known saviors, while others mark the long-awaited return of the heroes we’ve grown to love from previous series installments. The most exciting part of these brand-new superhero films is how they’ll set up even more noteworthy events within the all-reaching universes they exist in. Our excitement levels are officially through the roof thanks to the impressive pieces of footage released for each of these flicks thus far. And we’re sure you all feel the exact same way.

Now let’s get all of our conspiracy theories for each film ready as we take a look at the 10 superhero movies we can’t wait to see in 2022.

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1. ‘The Batman’ – March 4

We wish this one was out already! Every time we take a quick peek at random comic book movie IG and Twitter pages, we end up reading some early impressions of the film. And all of them point to just how much of an astounding movie The Batman truly is. The two trailers revealed for this highly-anticipated DC film are equally breathtaking, which is why we’ve watched them countless times already.

Robert Pattinson’s interpretation of Bruce Wayne and his heroic alter-ego gives us heavy “Year One” and “The Long Halloween” vibes, which is a version of Batman we’ve been dying to see come to the big screen. Focusing on the Riddler as the main antagonist looks like it’ll be the right move as this version is far from the super quirky version Jim Carrey played back in Batman Forever. With James Gordon, Alfred, Catwoman, and Penguin all here and accounted for, The Batman’s huge ensemble of recognizable characters has us giddy to see them all interact in The Batman’s fresh take on Gotham City. And those fight scenes? Good lord, they look awesome!

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2. ‘Morbius’ – April 1

Jared Leto’s onscreen superhero movie work didn’t start out so hot with his…”questionable” interpretation of The Joker in Suicide Squad. But the man’s a great actor, as evidenced by the parts he played in films such as Requiem for a Dream, Panic Room, and Lord of War. And everything we’ve seen thus far of this random Spider-Man anti-hero/villain project has us pleasantly surprised.

Jared’s role as Michael Morbius aka “the Living Vampire” looks like it’ll be one of his best characters to date. And he damn sure looks the part thanks to some amazing visual effects and costume work that makes him look as close to the comic book version as possible. The nods to all the Spider-Man films that came before it (and even Venom!) and Michael Keaton’s appearance have us running wild with theories as to what timeline this film is taking place in in a post-Spider-Man: No Way Home world. This might turn out way better than everyone expects.

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3. ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ – May 6

Doctor Strange’s hands are certainly going to be full with all the drama caused by his shoddy spell-casting in Spider-Man: No Way Home. And months after those events wrap up, he’ll have to navigate the multiverse alongside a fully-powered Scarlet Witch. Their tandem work will be on full display in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, an MCU film that will be decidedly darker than what fans have been used to thus far. And that’s one of the main reasons we can’t wait to finally see it.

Besides its horror movie inspirations, this film has us extra giddy since it’s being directed by the man that brought us the original Spider-Man film trilogy (that’s Sam Raimi, by the way). Plus the film’s plans to introduce America Chavez to the MCU has us super hype to see how she’ll factor into this movie’s events and beyond. The possibilities are endless when you consider just how much the multiverse can affect the very fabric of the MCU’s tumultuous world.

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4. ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ – May 20

We never knew we wanted a superhero movie starring Krypto the Superdog until now. WB and DC have gone the 3D animated film route with Krypto in the kid-friendly flick DC League of Super-Pets and it looks like it’ll be one of the biggest surprises of the year. The unexpectedly great union between Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart that’s been on full display in Central Intelligence and the rebooted Jumanji films is returning here in the form of partnered-up super dogs. Keanu Reeves is also a part of the voice cast, which is why we’re dying to see which character he ends up playing. The prospect of watching a league of extraordinary animals trying to save the actual Justice League from Lex Luthor excites us way more than you’d expect.

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5. ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ – July 8

All the props in the world go out to film writer/director Taika Waititi, who did God’s work by convincing Natalie Portman to return to the MCU. More specifically, the Thor film series she originated in. Now she’s set to impact the future of Marvel’s onscreen Thunder God as she’s set to step into the role of The Mighty Thor, which is a moment we can’t wait to see unfold on the big screen.

Thor: Love and Thunder will hopefully stick to the formula that worked so well in Thor: Ragnarok. We’re also super eager to see how Christian Bale performs as Gorr the God Butcher, what the Guardians of the Galaxy will do alongside their new Asgardian team member, and if Valkyrie ends up finding the love part in the movie’s title with Natalie’s character. Seeing as how Thor is the first MCU franchise to get a fourth film, our hopes are higher than usual to see how this film ultimately unfolds.

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6. ‘Black Adam’ – July 29

WB and DC are going to take the world’s most handsome and kindest man in all of Hollywood…and turn him into a vengeful antihero? HELL YEAH, SIGN US UP! Dwayne Johnson’s role as Black Adam is finally a reality after years of rumors and now everyone’s fully prepared to watch Dwayne literally shock the hell out of everyone that tries to stop him.

The other exciting part of this film is the fact that the Justice Society of America will make their debut as they provide the powerful opposition that Black Adam will battle against. Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), and Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan) will all be on hand to try and put Black Adam down for good. With all those factors in place, this DC film looks and sounds like it’ll be an awesome surprise for those who have grown disappointed by the DCEU’s previous exploits. Eventually, Black Adam’s gonna lay the smackdown on Shazam…AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THAT MOMENT GO DOWN!

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7. ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)’ – October 7

If you speak to most ardent comic book movie fans, they’ll tell you that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of (if not THE!) greatest films within the genre. The animated splendor, amazing character work from Miles Morales & the crew, and the high stakes attached to the film’s plot put it above some of the best live-action superhero film adaptations. Now that we know the sequel is on the way, it’s clear that the creatives behind it are going to go big with additional versions of Spidey and include them within a universe-spanning conflict.

So far, it’s been announced that Miles, Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, Jessica Drew, and even the Japanese Spidey from the 1978 live-action series will be in tow. And based on the post-credit scene from the first film, Miguel O’Hara (Spider-Man 2099) should also be making an appearance. Our gut is telling us that Morlun, a multiverse-hopping psychic vampire who’s out to vanquish every rendition of Spider-Man, will be the main baddie of this much-anticipated sequel. And if that dream scenario becomes a reality, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) can easily become the greatest superhero movie of the year.

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8. ‘The Flash’ – November 4

Can you believe that a movie for DC’s red speedster has been in development since 2004? In its current state, The Flash is set to become an integral part of the DCEU and will play a major part in altering its trajectory once it concludes. As soon as we heard this film is inspired by the “Flashpoint” storyline that led to the creation of the “New 52,” we knew that it’d end up creating a greatly altered onscreen universe for the DCEU.

Barry Allen’s heartfelt mission to save his mom will have a huge effect on the DCEU timeline – the fact that Ben Affleck & Michael Keaton’s versions of Batman and Supergirl (Sasha Calle) will all be in this film means the multiverse will be a central theme of this massive big-screen adventure. The Flash has the capacity to be a great film based on recent critical successes such as Shazam and The Suicide Squad. And by the time this film wraps up, we could be treated to an entirely new DCEU that features both recognizable and new versions of the heroes we’ve come to adore. The Flash definitely has the capacity to be the most important DC film ever made.

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9. ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ – November 11

First thing’s first – rest in power to the great Chadwick Boseman. The man captured our hearts and imaginations thanks to his stirring portrayal of T’Challa/Black Panther. His passing has left an indelible mark on the MCU & the world as a whole and will forever remind us of just how amazing he was during his presence in his stand-alone films & featured roles in additional Marvel movies.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sure has a whole lot to live up to – not only will it have to establish who’ll don the Black Panther armor for the foreseeable future but it also has to determine the ongoing fates of several side characters. Will Shuri (Letitia Wright) or M’Baku (Winston Duke) take over the Black Panther mantle? How will Riri Williams/Ironheart (Dominique Thorne) factor into this movie’s proceedings? And who will be the main villain this time around? Namor the Sub-Mariner, perhaps? All those questions and more leave us incredibly excited about the possibilities that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever can hopefully deliver!

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10. ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ – December 16

The first Aquaman was a genuine surprise when you consider the rut of underwhelming DCEU films that launched during its initial phase. Jason Momoa’s onscreen interpretation of Arthur Curry/Aquaman is badass and is one of our favorite superhero castings of all time. And we also have a lot of love for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s role as David Kane/Black Manta, who’s thankfully returning for this sequel.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is going to delve ever deeper into the world of Atlantis, which is already beautifully realized in cinematic form. The new underwater menace that Aquaman has to deal with during his continuing struggle with Black Manta will be Karshon (Indya Moore), a highly intelligent mutagenic shark that’s going to be tough to deal with. We’re chomping at the bit to see how Aquaman deals with the simultaneous attacks from those two villains, his responsibility as the king of Atlantis, and the presence of the mad Dr. Stephen Shin.

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ONE37pm’s Favorite Films of 2021 (So Far)

2021 has been a very strange year. As we began to emerge on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, people started returning to sporting events, concerts, and movie theaters.

It was an interesting year for the film industry as we saw some studios, such as Warner Brothers, elect to go the streaming route—dropping their new releases on HBO Max at the same time as theaters—with others sticking to strictly theater-only showings.

While it’s been a weird year, it’s also been a pretty great one for movies with a variety of different films taking center stage as must-see releases. Two of ONE37pm’s resident movie buffs, myself and Bo Templin, decided to do a deep dive into what movies we loved in 2021 so far and which we are still most excited about as the year wraps up.

They got together at ONE37pm’s New York office and broke down the movies they loved and why they did.

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The guys have a good variety of takes when it comes to films, and if you’re a comic book movie or sci-fi buff, you’re bound to agree with a lot of their picks.

But Bo and I were not the only members of the ONE37pm team to take a closer look at which films they loved in 2021. Elizabeth Pagano, ONE37pm’s Movie and TV Editorial Resident, also compiled a list of her favorite movies this year, and you’ll want to check these movies out if you have not done so already.

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5. ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry’

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4. ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

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3. ‘Summer of Soul’

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2. ‘Nomadland’

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1. ‘Spencer’

You might not have thought of 2021 as a great year for films, but trust us when we say that all of the movies listed in this video and article are more than worth a watch.

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A Conversation With Power Book II: Ghost Star LaToya Tonodeo

Emerging actress LaToya Tonodeo in Power Book II: Ghost, the spin-off series to the STARZ original drama Power. Portraying Diana Tejada, the daughter of Mary J. Blige’s character, this season will see Tonodeo taking her character to new heights as she tries to take over the family business from her mother. Tonodeo’s previous credits include recurring roles in the SONY/CRACKLE crime drama The Oath and FREEFORM’s romance drama The Fosters, where she portrayed the role of Ashley.

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A rising young Hollywood star, Tonodeo has a bright future ahead of her, and we spoke with the actress ahead of the Season 2 premiere which returns on November 21st.

LaToya Tonodeo

ONE37pm: How is this character different from any other character you have portrayed?

Tonodeo: My role as Diana is different because my character is a regular character, and there are so many different layers to dissect in terms of her art and journey. She’s book smart, but she’s also street smart. I get to play with her a lot.

ONE37pm: Obviously we saw the impact Power had on the internet and social media, and the same interest is being drummed up with Power Book II: Ghost. What does that mean to you to be a part of something this special?

Tonodeo: It feels amazing! It’s kind of funny because everybody was super bummed about Ghost dying in Power, and there were a lot of people saying that they would never watch the show again. From the first episode we have really proved people wrong, and I feel like we’re doing it for the culture!

ONE37pm: Now you are going to have a pretty big character development arc this season. What more can you tell us?

Tonodeo: Diana is growing and maturing. She’s elevating and shredding that innocence because she was really up underneath her mother’s thumb in Season 1. She’s growing and so am I. I feel like I can use some of the things that have happened to me, and apply them to her because art imitates real life.

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ONE37pm: What are your passions outside of acting?

Tonodeo: I love to write, but more than anything I want to continue to help with the homeless situation here in Los Angeles which is where I am based. L.A. has a serious problem. I’m working with RedEye Inc at the Watts Empowerment Center and we’re excited to be working on this because there was already an issue with homelessness, but now it has gotten worse with COVID and people are on the street or sleeping in their cars. I’m really looking forward to being able to help.

In addition to writing, I’m also heavily into skin care and beauty. I’m interested in a lot of things!

ONE37pm: Last but not least. Anything else you are working on that you can share with us right now?

Tonodeo: Right now I’m just really focused on Ghosts. I’m also really excited to be off for the holidays and I’m looking forward to spending quality time with my family. 

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Diallo Riddle Is Back With Season 2 of ‘South Side’ on HBO Max

Diallo Riddle is back with Season 2 of South Side on HBO Max, making its premiere on November 11th. Written by Riddle and his creative partner Bashir Salahuddin, the series follows a rent-to-own business on the south side of Chicago and is shot on location in the city’s Englewood neighborhood, giving it an authentic look into what life on the South Side is all about. In addition to receiving a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the show has also been well received amongst fans and viewers, with the anticipation high for this new season. 

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In addition to South Side, Diallo and Bashir also created, wrote, and starred in AMC/IFC’s Emmy Award-winning scripted musical variety/sketch comedy Sherman’s Showcase, which is executively produced by John Legend with many other notable big names such as Tiffany Haddish, Common, Lil Rel, and Quincy Jones.

Slated to return in 2022, the show is still riding high on the success of Season One, which received multiple awards and nominations including: Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards and Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program.


We spoke with Riddle last week to get his thoughts on the new season of South Side, and his plans for expanding the series in the future.

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ONE37pm: The new season of South Side just recently made its debut. How was filming, during the pandemic?

Riddle: You know it’s kind of funny because we had a great Season One in the summer of 2019, and we were all set to go for Season Two before the pandemic delayed it. Obviously filming during COVID times is very different with all of the safety protocol and zones, and all of the cast will tell you that it was a very strict schedule.

We would get up really early in the mornings and start shooting. Discipline was very important because we were dealing with certain time restrictions due to COVID, which was different from before where we could kind of just film for however long we wanted. In a way, it was nice knowing that there was going to be a set time that I could come home every day and relax. Everybody made a lot of sacrifices in order for us to not get shut down.

ONE37pm: For those that may be new to watching South Side, what is the show about?

Riddle: South Side is all about celebrating the city, talent, and hustle of Chicago. It’s shot in Englewood, and we use a lot of Chicago talent both in front of and behind the camera which is something that is super important to us (co-writer Bashir Salahuddin is from Chicago). Lil Rel Howery was actually a guest star in Season One, and Chance The Rapper is going to be a surprise guest this season. If you watch the show we are always referencing Chance in some kind of way, and he actually hit us up to be in it which is super cool. We really want to tell the story of Chicago, and this is a concept that we plan on expanding into different cities at some point.

ONE37pm: Come to Atlanta! There’s always a lot going on in ATL.

Riddle: I’m from Atlanta! I grew up and went to school there. Atlanta is always home and there have been many great shows such as Atlanta that showcase ATL culture. I think if we were to come to Atlanta we would really focus on entrepreneurship and tech culture because I don’t think that this is something that has ever been done before in that way. 

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ONE37pm: Let’s talk about Sherman’s Showcase. It’s executively produced by John Legend and has had some big names. Talk about that for a little bit. 

Riddle: It’s a fun comedy show where we cover a lot of different things from politics to entertainment. Unfortunately we kind of dealt with the same thing as South Side in terms of the pandemic and timing, but we’re working on Season 2 and that is something people can expect soon!

ONE37pm: Last but not least—what else are you working on?

Riddle: I’m always working! Like I mentioned before, we want to take the South Side concept into different cities. We’ve got a lot in store for 2022 that we can’t wait to share in the future, and of course, we’ll keep you guys posted as well!

You can keep up with all of Diallo’s latest updates via Instagram and Twitter.

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Actor Leonard Robinson On ‘Insecure’s’ Final Season and Working With Issa Rae

For five years, Insecure has captured the hearts and minds of many, giving us real life in the highest form of art, funny/relatable moments, and introducing us to the many characters and actors that we’ve grown with over the past five years. Created by and starring Issa Rae, the beloved series follows two modern-day Black women, Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji), and the awkward experiences they face as adults. One of those actors we’ve grown accustomed to seeing on our screens is Leonard Robinson who has portrayed the character Taurean, Molly’s co-worker, since season three.  

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Born and raised in Danbury, Connecticut, Leonard knew he wanted to become an actor when he saw John John on Sesame Street and began appearing in theaters nationwide after graduating with a degree in Management Information Systems. Additional on-screen credits for Leonard include Life of Crime alongside Jennifer Aniston, CBS’s long-running procedural dramas NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles, truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything, and CBS’s Young Sheldon. He was also an original cast member on MTV’s sketch and improv series Wild ’N Out with Randall Park and Katt Williams and is a standup comedian who graces the stage regularly.

With Insecure now in its fifth and final season (with three episodes in the books), there has been plenty to talk about and look forward to. We caught up with Leonard to talk not only about Insecure, but what else he is currently working on. You can check out the full conversation below.

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ONE37pm: Leonard, first of all, how have things been going in your world?

Robinson: It’s been alright! Obviously, we’re still in a pandemic, but I’ve been performing standups regularly. I’m still getting used to it because everybody is wearing masks, and you can’t really see facial expressions/laughter. It’s been an adjustment.

ONE37pm: Obviously, we have to talk about Insecure, which is in its final season. How has that been?

Robinson: Working with the cast and crew has been great as usual, but we’ve had the added challenge of COVID, which means extra protection. We didn’t really have a lot of downtime, time to catch up and talk, and once the director yelled cut, we would have to immediately put on our masks and get shuttled to our different zones. Of course, there was also the added layer of it being the last time for everything. That said, everybody was kept safe, and it was still a great time.

ONE37pm: You’ve been a regular since season 3. How has the show evolved in your time there?

Robinson: It’s been great! Every season plays with the style and how stories are told. I mean, even if you look at the jump from episode one to episode two, you will see the difference. I think this year, people are going to really appreciate the storytelling and the stopping point of where and how the show ends.

ONE37pm: You’ve been on a lot of shows, but how does this one differ from the rest?

Robinson: I’ve had a lot of recurring roles on shows, but this is going to be a hard one to top just because of everybody involved, the celebration of Black people, and all of the behind-the-scenes effort to advance the career of many. Insecure goes beyond the impact of the show itself.

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ONE37pm: How about Issa? How has it been working with her?

Robinson: Issa is somebody who comes around very rarely. She is an entertainment powerhouse that is also mission-driven in terms of her vision of getting people employed and granting opportunities to different people. Issa has and continues to give a lot of people a chance and shows that you can get your shot and help others too. She is always helping other people.

ONE37pm: You already told us that you are doing regular standups. Is there anything else you’ve been working on?

Robinson: I hope you see what I’ve been working on soon! Of course, I’ve been thinking about roles, but I’ve also been in the process of developing my own projects which I’m excited about. We’re in the process of getting started on it, so I’m looking forward to hopefully sharing it soon!

You can catch Robinson on Insecure via HBO Max, and follow him on Instagram.

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Brandon Severs Talks New Role In HBO Max’s “Head of the Class”

Brandon Severs is a face you’ve seen and a name to watch out for in the world of rising Hollywood. Starring in HBO Max’s new comedy series, Head of the Class opposite Isabella Gomez and Robin Givens, Brandon takes on the role of Terrell Hayward, an athletic and bright student who is an optimist with a winning team mentality. A reboot of the popular 1980’s sitcom, Head of the Class follows a group of overachieving high school students who meet their greatest challenge; first-time teacher Alicia Gomez, and the series just made its debut with all 10 episodes on November 4, 2021. 

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In addition to his latest gig, Brandon can also be seen as Liam in the hit Disney+ series, Diary of a Future President which released its second season on August 18, 2021. I had the opportunity to sit down with Brandon last week and was instantly impressed with his professionalism and commitment to not only acting but to his academic career as well. Despite only being sixteen years old, Brandon is a senior set to graduate early which is very impressive considering his hectic schedule, and the fact that he has been acting since childhood. 

Brandon and I had a great conversation that included discussing his experiences filming Head of The Class and Diary of a Future President, passions outside of acting, and much more that you can check out in the full interview below.

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Brandon Severs

ONE37pm: Congratulations on Head of The Class! We’re just a few days out from the premiere. How was filming the show? Did the pandemic present any challenges?

Severs: The experience was amazing! I knew a couple of the actors beforehand, but for the most part, this was our first time meeting and working together. We became very close-knit, and we’re really excited about the premier. As far as filming during COVID—it was something that nobody expected to happen, and we all thought it would end soon. We had to get tested four times a week, and we were divided into three zones. Zone A was the cast, AP, camera people, etc., and they didn’t have to wear any PPE. Zone B was the prop zone, and Zone C was for post-production.

ONE37pm: Let’s switch over into Diary of a Future President. Season 2 came out in August. How was that experience?

Severs: We filmed the first season in 2019, and it was interesting because that was pre-pandemic. It was an adjustment, but the experience itself was still great with everything flowing seamlessly.

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ONE37pm: What do you like to do outside of acting? What are your passions?

Severs: Reading! When it’s raining I love to open the doors, make some mint tea, and grab a good book. I also enjoy playing music. I play the drums, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard ukulele, and saxophone. I also enjoy binge-watching some of my favorite shows. Right now I’m revisiting Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder.

ONE37pm: Any tips for young aspiring actors such as yourself?

Severs: It’s important to find a great team. I couldn’t do this without my team which also includes my mother. Also, don’t ever stop learning. I’m also learning on sets and from the other actors around me which is something you always have to be doing. So I would say finding a great team and always learning are my two biggest tips.

ONE37pm: We’re closing out 2021. What are you most looking forward to?

Severs: I’m looking forward to spending the end of the year with my family in Vegas. I’m also a senior in high school so I’ll be preparing for my final semester!

You can check out Head of The Class on HBO Max now, and keep up with Brandon on Instagram

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The 15 Best Movies on Tubi to Stream Right Now

Everything You Need To Know About Tubi

Tubi, which launched in 2014, is starting to become quite the spot for the top flicks and TV shows online. The streaming service, owned by Fox, is completely free—the only catch is that there are a few ads. But aside from that, signing up gives you access to both popular TV shows and movies, as well as Tubi originals. These next 15 movies are some of the best that Tubi has to offer; be sure to give them a watch the next time you’re searching for the perfect late-night movie.

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1. Lion (2016)

Nominated for six Academy Awards, Lion is a film adaptation of the non-fiction book, A Long Way Home. Dev Patel portrays Saroo Brierley, who embarks on a journey to search for his family back in India where he had been separated from them 25 years prior. Since he doesn’t have much to go off of except for his memories as a very young child, he searches all over Google maps for anything that looks vaguely familiar. After finding something that he thinks might be a clue, he tells his adoptive mother about his search and forges on to see if this finding will lead him anywhere.

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https://tubitv.com/movies/539677/lion?start=true
<div class =”code”><iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/YdJW2UxvSFQ” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>”,”hed2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)”,”buttonTextWatch on Tubi”,”buttonUrlhttps://tubitv.com/movies/617292/butch-cassidy-and-the-sundance-kid?start=true</div>
2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

This western classic brings together Paul Newman and Robert Redford as they find themselves on the run after carrying out train robberies throughout Wyoming. When Butch Cassidy (Newman) and the Sundance Kid (Redford) are trailed by a posse who has been given direct orders to kill the pair, they need to come up with a plan to flee the area. They eventually settle on heading to Bolivia to start a new (still crime-based) life, but things aren’t as they had hoped when they finally arrive.

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https://tubitv.com/movies/617292/butch-cassidy-and-the-sundance-kid?start=true
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3. The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

Starring Keanu Reeves, this adaptation of the original 1951 film is set in modern times and focuses on the effects of climate change as a call to action on Earth. Reeves plays Klaatu, an alien who was sent to Earth to save it from environmental ruin, as he lands in Central Park to begin his journey. Though he is met with fear, confusion, and military force (he did just land a UFO in Central Park, after all), he forges ahead on his mission after connecting with Helen Benson, a scientist who is looking to form a plan of survival with the alien.

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https://tubitv.com/movies/576828/the-day-the-earth-stood-still?start=true
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4. Pretty Woman (1990)

A ’90s classic by Garry Marshall, Pretty Woman circles around the unlikely relationship between Vivian, an escort, and Edward, a successful businessman. After hiring her to be his escort for various events over the course of a week, their relationship grows as they actually get to know one another. However, certain aspects of this relationship lead her to feel as if she’s not good enough, especially at a shop on Rodeo Drive where she’s turned away for how she was dressed. Edward tries to make up for these differences, but ultimately, he comes up short and his efforts are misconstrued. The pair then have to figure out how—and if—they’re going to move forward with their relationship.

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https://tubitv.com/movies/617447/pretty-woman?start=true
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5. Django Unchained (2012)

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is loosely based off of the 1966 film, Django, and follows Jamie Foxx as Django Freeman, a slave who is bought by Dr. Schultz, a dentist-turned-bounty hunter. With a star-studded cast of Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christopher Waltz, this film is a modern take on the classic westerns of the ’60s and ’70s. The film received many nominations, including Best Picture at the Academy Awards, with Waltz earning both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in his role as Dr. Schultz.

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https://tubitv.com/movies/620308/django-unchained?start=true
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6. Fight Club (1999)

Although this film received pretty split reviews, it has become a bit of a cult classic in the years following its release. Starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, it’s based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, Fight Club. Narrating the film is Norton, portraying a businessman who wants to pursue something a bit more exciting, so he starts a fight club with Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt.

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https://tubitv.com/movies/565391/fight-club?start=true
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7. The Karate Kid (1984)

In this classic 1984 film, high schooler Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) decides to learn karate after he decides he’s had enough of being bullied by one of the black belts from a nearby dojo. He asks Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), the handyman at his apartment, to teach him the art of karate, expecting an intense, physical class. However, when Mr. Miyagi starts Daniel off on various daily chores, he begins to lose faith in his instructor. Little by little, their bond grows, and Daniel learns the importance of the smaller tasks and begins to work his way up to actually learning karate.

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https://tubitv.com/movies/574453/the-karate-kid?start=true
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8. Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball tells the real story of baseball scout, Billy Beane, and how he used statistics to form a winning team with the Oakland Athletics back in 2002. Brad Pitt portrays Beane, with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jonah Hill alongside him. When Beane meets Peter Brand (Hill), a graduate from Yale, he discusses how to use more mathematical ways of approaching the formation of a winning baseball team. Beane takes this to heart and employs it in scouting for the Athletics.

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https://tubitv.com/movies/618277/moneyball?start=true
<div class =”code”><iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/zNxm_obDpNU” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>”,”hed9. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)”,”buttonTextWatch on Tubi”,”buttonUrlhttps://tubitv.com/movies/571086/zathura?start=true</div>
9. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

Playing off the story of Jumanji, Zathura follows Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and Danny (Jonah Bobo), two brothers who find an old board game to play while their dad is out. When the game sends them to outer space and starts to make things occur in real life, they have to continue playing through the game to make it end. While all of this is happening, their sister, Lisa (Kristen Stewart), is fast asleep, even though her father left her in charge.

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<div class =”code”><iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/jmnuC7tn9D4″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>”,”hed10. My Friend Dahmer (2017)”,”buttonTextWatch on Tubi”,”buttonUrlhttps://tubitv.com/movies/521175/my-friend-dahmer?start=true</div>
10. My Friend Dahmer (2017)

Actor and musician Ross Lynch portrays Jeffrey Dahmer in this deep dive into the life of who would one day become one of the most infamous serial killers of all time. Obsessed with the inner structure of animals, Dahmer would find dead animals and use a chemical solution to retrieve their bones. Since his father was a chemist, he had access to a wide range of chemicals to use. This obsession methodically grew as time passed, with Dahmer eventually killing animals instead of finding them and becoming preoccupied with fantasizing about human corpses. Although his father pushed him to become more social with friends, the friends he made never really stuck, and the film portrays the odd and awkward nature of these friendships at school. Overall, Lynch received rave reviews of his performance and the film as a whole performed very well critically.

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<div class =”code”><iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/QusNwW8bAoo” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>”,”hed11. Barnyard (2006)”,”buttonTextWatch on Tubi”,”buttonUrlhttps://tubitv.com/movies/461224/barnyard?start=true</div>
11. Barnyard (2006)

Kevin James is the voice of Otis, a cow who leads a pack of various farm animals through a few different conflicts throughout the film. Ultimately, Dag, the leader of a coyote pack, kidnaps a bunch of chickens from the barnyard, which sends Otis and the others on a rescue mission.

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<div class =”code”><iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/vgqG3ITMv1Q” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>”,”hed12. The Big Short (2015)”,”buttonTextWatch on Tubi”,”buttonUrlhttps://tubitv.com/movies/500760/the-big-short?start=true</div>
12. The Big Short (2015)

Directed by Adam McKay, who’s also a producer on Succession, The Big Short tackles the 2007 housing market crash from a few different angles. It’s based on the 2010 book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis, and stars Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Steve Carell. The film takes place at Scion Capital, FrontPoint Partners, and Brownfield Capital, tying the three separate firms together in telling the story of the financial crisis.

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<div class =”code”><iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/P3IsUOSHlnU” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>”,”hed13. Cake (2014)”,”buttonTextWatch on Tubi”,”buttonUrlhttps://tubitv.com/movies/497358/cake?start=true</div>
13. Cake (2014)

Although the film received less than favorable reviews, Aniston’s performance was applauded and she received both Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations. Cake is about Claire Bennett, who abuses pain medications to relieve her chronic pain and to stop thinking about her son’s death. A year prior, Bennett and her son were in a car accident, but she was the only one who survived, leaving her with guilt, sadness, and fear.

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<div class =”code”><iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/fEzWvEoD9ew” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>”,”hed14. LOL (2012)”,”buttonTextWatch on Tubi”,”buttonUrlhttps://tubitv.com/movies/604291/lol?start=true</div>
14. LOL (2012)

Starring Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus as mother and daughter, LOL has a few different plots floating around. For one, it’s the tug of war between overprotective parent and wanting-to-break-free child. On top of this, Anne (Moore), who is divorced from Lola’s (Cyrus) father, is secretly seeing him on the side, and hasn’t told Lola anything about it. As for the main story, it centers around Lola (called “Lol” for short, which is slightly ridiculous because it’s only one less letter and syllable) after she breaks up with her boyfriend, Chad. After the breakup, she realizes she might be in love with her best friend, Kyle, portrayed by Douglas Booth. Though this movie wasn’t received well critically, it has become weirdly beloved by a slew of viewers for reasons that I don’t fully understand, even though I count myself as one of those viewers.

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<div class =”code”><iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ead9HCX9fe4″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>”,”hed15. Megamind (2010)”,”buttonTextWatch on Tubi”,”buttonUrlhttps://tubitv.com/movies/495614/megamind?start=true</div>
15. Megamind (2010)

Voiced by Will Ferrell, Megamind is a very human-like, alien supervillain who was brought to Metro City when he was just a baby. When he defeats his nemesis, Metro Man, he has to figure out what to do with his life without a villain to fight. Instead of going into a different line of duty, Megamind uses Metro Man’s DNA to create a clone to fight, but things go awry when the new Metro Man gets to be too powerful.

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