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Review: Dark Waters

The legal thriller is a bit of an oxymoron of a subgenre. "Thriller" conjures images of tense, visceral altercations and physical action. But you hear "legal" and you might be inclined to think of a day at The People's Court or ca...

 
 
 
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Sci-fi author Jeff VanderMeer's Borne series optioned at AMC

Besides sharing a similar surname with yours truly, Jeff VanderMeer is a terrific writer. His City of Saints and Madmen was an earlier collection of brilliant, world-building fantasy, and the Southern Reach saw blockbuster success in the li...

 
 
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First trailer for Black Widow takes the super spy back home

Following Avengers: Endgame (and its fun-loving epilogue, Spider-Man: Far From Home) the Marvel Cinematic Universe might have been a source of head-scratching for rabid fans looking for their next super heroic fix. Where will things go now...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Queen & Slim

Early on in Queen & Slim, after our inciting event of police brutality sets our titular duo on the run, a character greets the pair with the line "weell, if it isn't the black Bonnie and Clyde." The analogy is an easy one to draw, both ...

 
 
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Review: White Snake

If there were a culture whose folkloric history could be treated as a goldmine for adaptable material, you'd be hard-pressed to find annals of stories and heroes to rival those of China. Not even touching upon the tumultuous and dramatic hi...

 
 
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World Beyond is the third Walking Dead series

Following in the shambling, gray-fleshed footsteps of the original series and Fear the Walking Dead, AMC has come forward with a teaser for the third adaptation of Robert Kirkman's zombie epic. This time, we're going to the World Beyond.

 
 
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Review: 21 Bridges

With today's biggest movies often taking us to distant galaxies or featuring superhuman brawls, it doesn't seem often that we get big budget, glossy films about... regular people. Where's the tense thriller about plumbers rushing around in ...

 
 
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Bong Joon-ho's Memories of Murder to be given a rerelease

It's a great year for South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho. His latest, Parasite, has been a tremendous success, winning the coveted Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and generally stunning audiences across the world. It's South Korea's ...

 
 
 
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Gaze at a slew of new photos for The Rise of Skywalker

We're just at/just under a month until the release of Star Wars - Episode IX (those pesky evening screenings the day before have come to complicate releases a bit), and what better way to celebrate than fan the flames of hype?

 
 
 
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Black Adam gets a 2021 release date

Dwayne Johnson has been many things. The former wrestler-turned-nicest-man-in-show business has battled through insane video games, befriended giant apes, been fast (and furious), and still had energy left to spare. Now, he's going to be su...

 
 
 
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See the first trailer for Scoob! and pray for the best

After a slew of masterpiece hour-long animated films and a pair of terrifying live-action features, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is getting a modern update in Scoob!, the new animated film coming next year. The trailer's got the pop music to...

 
 
 
 
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Jeremy Saulnier's next film to star John Boyega

It's been awhile since we heard what Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier's been up to. 2018's Hold the Dark was a low-key Netflix feature, while the director helmed two episodes of True Detective's third season this past January. With ...

 
 
 
 
 
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First trailer for Ben Zeitlin's Wendy looks mystic and sweet

After premiering to critical acclaim and Oscar nominations, Beasts of the Southern Wild marked the arrival of a unique and clear voice in director Ben Zeitlin, with Beasts being his first feature film. Going dark for the rest of the decade...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Jonathan Glazer will reteam with A24 for his next film

Since his feature film debut in 2000 with the Ben Kingsley-mad crime drama Sexy Beast, English filmmaker Jonathan Glazer's mantra would seem to be "quality over quantity." Four years later he gave us Birth, the brilliant Nicole Kidman-led m...

 
 
 
 
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El Camino reminded me why I love Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad aired its final episode on September 29, 2013. Walter White's ascension (or was it a descent?) from mild-mannered chemistry teacher to ruthless criminal has cemented itself as a staple of contemporary pop culture, a teachable p...

 
 
 
 
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We're getting a Barney movie

We've seen some wild feature film adaptations over the past few years. The Emoji Movie, UglyDolls; not one but two Angry Birds films. Well things about to get a whole lot more purple around here (and I'm not talking about my dream of a...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Joker

I made an offhand remark to my brother before we went in to our screening of Joker comparing Batman and his arch-nemesis to contemporary facets of pop culture equivalent to great historical works like Homer's Odyssey, or works of Shakespear...

 
 


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