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Negative Glass reviews made M. Night Shyamalan cry

Ah, remember Glass? I wasn't too big a fan of it, as you can tell from my review of the film for this very website. Apparently, I contributed to writer-director M. Night Shyamalan getting quite upset, because the filmmaker recently adm...

 
 
 
 
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All Star Wars films will be on Disney+, even A New Hope

During Disney's "Investor Day," a sinister phrase that I suspect will be a national holiday in the near future, the company confirmed that all Star Wars films"will roll out within the first year" of the Disney+ streaming service. It will be...

 
 
 
 
 
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Avengers: Endgame character posters have a lot of characters

If there's anything to admire about the Avengers: Endgame marketing campaign, it's the lack of action and the focus on character. You can chalk that up to the intense secrecy that is always involved in Marvel Studios projects, but the fact ...

 
 
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Marvel's Runaways renewed for season 3 by Hulu

Fans of the television side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are likely still reeling from the total purge of Marvel shows off of Netflix, but everything seems hunky-dory on Hulu. Marvel's lead show on the streaming service, teen drama Runa...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Jackie Brown

There are two distinct opening scenes in Quentin Tarantino's overlooked film Jackie Brown. The first is the opening credits sequence, a pseudo-homage to The Graduate, albeit more upbeat and colorful to introduce the tone and protagonist (pl...

 
 
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Review: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I've been trying to hard not to demean the merit of computer animation, so hopefully this won't come across as a backhanded compliment—with the How to Train Your Dragon series, I truly felt like I was watching films, rather ...

 
 
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Chris Compendio's favorite non-Marvel 2018 movies

I'll begin here by making a reluctant confession: I did not see enough movies in 2018. Blame video games, blame work, blame mental health or what have you, but as I look at the full list of movies I've seen, I disappoint myself. Foolishly, ...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Director

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
 
 
 
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The Batman to release in 2021 without Ben Affleck

A report from Deadline finally confirmed what DC fans had already suspected—Ben Affleck will not return as the Dark Knight. The next Batman movie, which will be helmed by Matt Reeves, will release in summer of 2021 and focus on a youn...

 
 
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Apple expected to launch their streaming service in April

Tech companies want in on the entertainment industry, and Apple is emerging as the latest challenger. According to reports, the house that built the iPhone has been whispering to entertainment companies that its subscription service will be...

 
 
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6 teaser is exciting, confusing

It isn't as well-known as it should be (though we certainly know), but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a wild ride of a show. Like anything, it has its bumps on the road, but at its peak, this MCU television show knows how to shock and awe with ...

 
 
 
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Roma, The Favourite lead 2019 Oscar nominations

What a season it's been, and it all comes down to this! That's right, everyone's favorite sport, the illustrious Academy Awards, is in full swing. Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani announced the nominations for the 91st Oscars cere...

 
 
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Review: Glass

I have one line from Unbreakable in my head after viewing Glass. David Dunn (Bruce Willis) has accepted his status as a superhuman being and calls Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), asking him what he's supposed to do. "It's all right to be ...

 
 
 
 
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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...

 
 
 


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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