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Review: The Third Wife

Vietnam is a beautiful, beautiful country. I think if you have no interest in The Third Wife's quiet period drama and struggling women in a male-dominated culture, that beauty is more than enough reason to sit for the film. Were Ash Mayfair...

 
 
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New trailer for Queen & Slim hits the road running

In a blisteringly-contemporary update of the outlaws-on-the-run genre, we today get our first look at Queen & Slim from director Melina Matsoukas, who previously worked on HBO's Insecure as well as promotional shorts for Beyoncé...

 
 
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Could the Wachowskis return to direct the new Matrix film?

Hollywood is a fickle, temperamental child of a world, changing its collective mind faster than an adolescent grabs, drops, and cries about ice cream. So with that odd anecdote in mind, there are fresh rumblings in the world of the next Mat...

 
 
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First teaser for The Terror's second season comes into focus

Going the route of successful anthology series like American Horror Story, AMC's rooted-in-fact cocktail of historical and supernatural horror returns as The Terror: Infamy, ditching the titular English ships of the first season. Instead o...

 
 
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Could Keanu Reeves be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Look, we all love Keanu Reeves, right? There are the memes and breathtaking public appearances and work like the John Wick films are a lot of fun and do well at the box office. He is, in every sense of the term, a movie star. But for many o...

 
 
 
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Motion Pixels: The movies to watch before playing Judgement

Motion Pixels is a series of haphazard articles hoping to link the passions of gaming and films. Through recommendations, general chicanery, and, sometimes, analysis our hope is to set you, dear reader, on a path of exploration you might no...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Men in Black: International

As a franchise, Men in Black feels like it has justified its continued existence within the sphere of pop culture. Launching hot off the heels of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith was a star, and Tommy Lee Jones' Agent K was the gruff...

 
 
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Review: The Dead Don't Die

Jim Jarmusch has had a long career of making use of dry wit and observation. In the '80s his debut feature Stranger Than Paradise was an indie darling for its deconstructive technique (it broke the line!) and laconic humor. His career since...

 
 
 
 
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Netflix stacks a second season for Russian Doll

Premiering this past February to a strong critical reception (our own Peter Glagowski was a fan!) and buzz amongst viewers, Russian Doll is the time-loop series from Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland, and Amy Poehler in which a young woman fi...

 
 
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Review: Diamantino

It can sometimes be easy to dismiss celebrities as shallow and jaded; the gorgeous model who poses in lavish jewelry for a living, or the actor who shows up with a line to collect millions for a car commercial. Diamantino, the gonzo politic...

 
 
 
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Review: Dark Phoenix

The storm of production woes and legal hand-overs surrounding Dark Phoenix, the latest and final entry in this cinematic iteration of Marvel's X-Men, has no doubt swayed the public in one way or another. Some of us were calling it quits bef...

 
 
 
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SpongeBob is getting a prequel series

With SpongeBob turning 20 this year, Nickelodeon is seeing to it that their golden yellow boy doesn't stagnate too much, announcing today a spin-off series tentatively titled "Kamp Koral."

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

In the first minutes of Godzilla: King of the Monsters we're transported back to 2014, to replay events from that year's Godzilla. San Francisco lies in ruins, and we're set on course for the story of this new monster saga. Right off the ba...

 
 
 
 
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The terror is sewn into the new trailer for In Fabric

Appearing to be one part Suspiria (new and old!) and one part Stephen King, In Fabric is the latest mysterious thriller from Peter Strickland, who's given us the great Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy over recent y...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Mad Max: Fury Road

Action films can be so difficult to discuss, and even before that they’re difficult to qualify. You think of Die Hard and Commando, and clearly those fit our notion of what an “action movie” is. But is Heat an action movie...

 
 
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Review: Domino

Throwing a name like Brian De Palma's around can mean one of two things for hopeful audiences of Domino, the latest film from the veteran American maverick. First it could instill thoughts of "Oh joy! The master returns to his craft!" The s...

 
 
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Maybe we SHOULD try to #MakeSolo2Happen

You know what's a beautiful, wholesome thing? Fandom. I think of my frequenting New York Comic Con every October, and for as much as I love rummaging through longboxes of comics and waiting in line to play video games, I see people just ple...

 
 
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Taika Waititi's Akira adaptation gets a release date

We've been around this gritty, high-tech-low-life, cyberpunk block before. News trickles out about the live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's landmark manga and 1988 animation Akira, and then things go silent, and it's back to square o...

 
 
 
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New trailer for The Nightingale seeks bleak vengeance

Coming off of a hot horror film (or anything so overtly genre, really) can be an incredibly interesting time for a filmmaker. Do they continue to solidify their understanding of a genre's mechanics, maybe the way Jordan Peele jumped f...

 
 
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The cast is set for Christopher Nolan's Tenet

Though details are still sparse, I think for many even the smallest morsel of information on a new Christopher Nolan film is something we can all at least dream of getting excited about. Today brings news of new additions to the cast of the...

 
 
 
 
 
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MORTAL KOMBAT! movie to debut in early 2021

News broke earlier this month about the new adaptation of the klassic fighting game franchise, with Aquaman and Conjuring maestro James Wan set to produce. We now have a little meaty morsel more of information, with Warner Bros. slapping a ...

 
 
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Review: Aniara

Things seem to go awfully wrong in space, don't they? You could argue that without a problem, something going wrong, we don't usually have much of a movie to watch. But still, how often do characters go "Yeah let's do this space thing" and ...

 
 
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Jemaine Clement joins the Avatar sequels

Though we still have literal years to wait until we can plant hindquarters in seats for the first Avatar follow-up, the show must go on, with news today that Kiwi comedian Jemaine Clement will be joining the franchise.

 
 
 


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