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Your favorite Mariah Carey Christmas song broke a streaming record

Image: image courtesy of netflix Even in a year that gave us peak Q Anon, this may be the most 2018 conspiracy theory ever. There are people online who believe Netflix used bot accounts to spread viral memes about its record hit movie Bird Box.  The over-the-top apocalyptic thriller, which features a family making the perilous journey down a river in hopes of finding a community safe from invisible monsters that have taken over the world, is ripe with meme potential. The monsters inexplicably make victims commit suicide, which plays…

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No one can explain ‘Bird Box’ so please stop asking

Might as well ask this bird what Netflix's Bird Box is about.Image: Merrick Morton/Netflix Warning: Light spoilers for Bird Box lie ahead. Welcome to Bird Box analysis, where the metaphors are made up and the points don’t matter! Look. I like a return-to-English-class breakdown of a horror movie as much as the next gal—but this is getting ridiculous. Since Sandra Bullock’s Netflix debut, Bird Box, started streaming last Friday, folks have gone absolutely batshit trying to explain whatever happens to her and her kids in this post-apocalyptic nightmare.  What do…

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‘Bird Box’s mysterious monster is inspiring lots of online discussions

Netflix's 'Bird Box' stars Sandra Bullock and mysterious monsters.Image: Saeed Adyani / Netflix Spoiler alert: this post contains some spoilers for the movie Bird Box. Netflix’s new horror movie Bird Box has been receiving some decent critical reception since its release on Friday, but despite some of its faults, viewers can’t stop talking about the movie. Specifically, people are enamored with the monster of Bird Box, if you can even call it a monster. While many horror movies explain what it is that’s haunting the protagonists, Bird Box keeps its…

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