Erica Bardin

Erica Bardin

Erica Bardin manages social content & strategy for various programs at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. She's also a screenwriter and comedian who recently co-wrote and co-produced the pilot "Shepherds." You can learn more at Ericabardin.com.
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The Family Stone

An all-star classic that inflicts just enough discomfort to feel cathartic because of its familiarity. You’ll feel like a member of this functioning dysfunctional family.

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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Within the realm of Sacha Baron Cohen-level absurdity is this coming-of-age story of a young woman who breaks out of a patriarchal cocoon to find that female free will does exist.

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A Black Lady Sketch Show

A Black Lady Sketch Show is a fun, funny, and smart way to spend 30 minutes. Don’t be mad if you find yourself binging the entire series in one sitting.

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Origin Story: How Friends Became the Ultimate Watercooler Hit

After a year-long delay due to the pandemic, the much-anticipated Friends Reunion Special finally has a “stream date”:  Thursday, May 27th, a tribute to its original “Must-See TV” night.  The big event is expected to be a turning point for HBOMax, turning the service into “Must Stream TV.” David Janollari was a young development executive

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The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness

The subtitle isn’t just referring to David Berkowitz’s murderous rampage, but one investigator’s never-ending quest for the truth.

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Stream and Scream: The Best Horror Movie Sequels

In honor of yet another Saw sequel, we present some of the best horror movie sequels to stream. When there’s money to be made, horror villains, no matter how shriveled, dead, or decapitated, always manage to return.

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Girls5eva

Loaded with talent in front of and behind the cameras, this throwback musical comedy is wacky, mindless fun with a satirical edge. And there are only eight episodes, so it’s hardly a serious commitment.

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Meet Loskey’s Lori Cunningham

How does one person tackle challenges as large as the health of the planet and systemic gender inequality around the world?  For Lori Cunningham, it began with an everyday challenge that was right in front of her. Perpetually in search of the perfect t-shirt, she set out to create a line of shirts and tops

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Vincenzo

Looking for an action-adventure, mafia epic, kooky comedy, or romantic thriller? This unconventional K-drama checks all the boxes.

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The Mosquito Coast

Watching The Mosquito Coast, you get the sense that Apple TV+ was trying to make its version of Netflix’s immensely popular thriller series Ozark. And it succeeded.

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The Best of What’s New in Streaming

From Emmy-worthy limited series to family-friendly animated action shows to a Star Wars spin-off, May is bringing a wide range of worthy titles across the streaming services — the ones not named Netflix (you can view for our Netflix picks here).  There’s even the return of a show that was gone for a decade that

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A Black Lady Sketch Show

A Black Lady Sketch Show is a fun, funny, and smart way to spend 30 minutes. Don’t be mad if you find yourself binging the entire series in one sitting.

Featured Image

Origin Story: How Friends Became the Ultimate Watercooler Hit

After a year-long delay due to the pandemic, the much-anticipated Friends Reunion Special finally has a “stream date”:  Thursday, May 27th, a tribute to its original “Must-See TV” night.  The big event is expected to be a turning point for HBOMax, turning the service into “Must Stream TV.” David Janollari was a young development executive

Read More »
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The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness

The subtitle isn’t just referring to David Berkowitz’s murderous rampage, but one investigator’s never-ending quest for the truth.

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Stream and Scream: The Best Horror Movie Sequels

In honor of yet another Saw sequel, we present some of the best horror movie sequels to stream. When there’s money to be made, horror villains, no matter how shriveled, dead, or decapitated, always manage to return.

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Girls5eva

Loaded with talent in front of and behind the cameras, this throwback musical comedy is wacky, mindless fun with a satirical edge. And there are only eight episodes, so it’s hardly a serious commitment.

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Meet Loskey’s Lori Cunningham

How does one person tackle challenges as large as the health of the planet and systemic gender inequality around the world?  For Lori Cunningham, it began with an everyday challenge that was right in front of her. Perpetually in search of the perfect t-shirt, she set out to create a line of shirts and tops

Read More »
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Vincenzo

Looking for an action-adventure, mafia epic, kooky comedy, or romantic thriller? This unconventional K-drama checks all the boxes.

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The Mosquito Coast

Watching The Mosquito Coast, you get the sense that Apple TV+ was trying to make its version of Netflix’s immensely popular thriller series Ozark. And it succeeded.

Featured Image

The Best of What’s New in Streaming

From Emmy-worthy limited series to family-friendly animated action shows to a Star Wars spin-off, May is bringing a wide range of worthy titles across the streaming services — the ones not named Netflix (you can view for our Netflix picks here).  There’s even the return of a show that was gone for a decade that

Read More »