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Review: The Punisher (Season 2)

Frank Castle has a dilemma that he will not admit to. For the first few episodes of The Punisher season 2, the character, as played by Jon Bernthal, is trying to move past his Punisher lifestyle and find new enjoyment in life, but as he fin...

 
 
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The Oscars will not have a host this year

The show must go on, as they say. After Kevin Hart bowed out as the Academy Awards emcee, the annual Oscars awards ceremony will go on without a host. The last time a black comedian stepped down as Oscars host (Eddie Murphy in 2011) as a re...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Aquaman

At some point a few years ago, there must have been an urgent corporate meeting at Warner Bros. Pictures about Aquaman. The subject of the meeting: "how do we make Aquaman not lame?" In the laundry list of ridiculous suggestions, I imagine ...

 
 
 
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Review: Runaways (Season 2)

While the familiar page-turning Marvel logo may grace the beginning of every Runaways episode, this Hulu original barely resembles any of the other properties of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the show supposedly inhabits. As the charac...

 
 
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Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The story of Spider-Man has been told a number of times through different mediums, but animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse may be the first Spidey movie to admit it. Not only does this movie own that fact, but it makes this the ...

 
 
 
 
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Doctor Who won't return for a full series until 2020

Broadcast dates in the age of apparent "prestige" television are never as consistent as it used to be. Enter the BBC's Doctor Who, which just wrapped up series/season 11. While Whovians (great fanbase name, by the way) can rest easy kn...

 
 
 
 
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The new Avengers trailer reveals title, quells fanbase

Are you people happy now? After all the fervor, Marvel Studios officially unveiled the first trailer for the follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War. It feels a bit more of a teaser—it doesn't show much, but to be quite honest, that's th...

 
 
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The Good Place has been renewed for season 4

Perhaps it will never reach the popularity of say, Friends, but The Good Place is an excellent and unique sitcom in its own right. Luckily for fans of the Michael Schur-created show, the light-hearted, philosophy and ethics-driven comedy wi...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Ralph Breaks the Internet

There probably isn't a more recognizable movie formula than the one in Disney animated films. They take familiar stories, myths, and general concepts, create a light-hearted story with some basic virtues and life lessons, and probably throw...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: The Girl in the Spider's Web

Lisbeth Salander should not be a superheroine. While the character is resourceful and strong, physically, mentally, and morally, The Girl in the Spider's Web turned her into some sort of action movie secret agent-type. As satisfying as...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Dark Universe films, revisited (Fauxclusive)

There was a time during our collective naivete where we all guffawed at the very idea of the Dark Universe—nearly a decade later and with several films in the bank, the fruits of Universal's labors have produced a very different resul...

 
 


About Chris Compendioone of us since 1:33 PM on 02.06.2018

Chris Compendio is one too many Chris's (Chrises?) writing for Flixist and Destructoid. They are a massive MCU fan who also writes and podcasts for Marvel News Desk, and a Nintendo fanatic who wrote for Paste Games. Tommy Wiseau once threatened to strangle them. They are absolutely not here against their will.
 
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