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Review: Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird reminded me of my own experiences growing up. When a coming-of-age movie works, I'm bound to say that, and Lady Bird is one that works so well. Or, as they say in Northern California, hella good. Given, Lady Bi...

 
 
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See Mudbound early and free

Ready for Oscar season to kick into high gear? Mudbound has a ton of buzz around it, and may be the movie that finally pushes Netflix's films into the Academy award winning category. They've been desperate to snag one since Beast of No Nati...

 
 
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There's a What We Do in the Shadows TV Show in the pipeline

This weekend, thousands of moviegoers will flock to theaters for Thor: Ragnarok, the highly anticipated return of Thor in a standalone movie that doesn't look as boring as his first two outings. What's curious is the director behind Ra...

 
 
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The Walking Dead Season 8 Recap: 'The Damned'

‘The Damned,' episode 2 of The Walking Dead season 8 plays in 4 parts across 3 scenes. We continue just where we left off last week with Rick and his merry band of men splitting up post-assault on the The Sanctuary.

 
 
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Christoph Waltz says he's not coming back for Bond

One of the worst kept secrets in film history was that Christoph Waltz was playing Blofed in Spectre. On the whole I thought they pretty much wasted a fantastic actor and performance for the film so I was excited when it was pretty obvious ...

 
 
 
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Review: Blade of the Immortal

Takashi Miike is, in the purest sense of the word, prolific. He has dedicated himself to churning out film after film, year in and year out, often with wildly differing levels of success. Sure, it’s easy to look at fantastic works lik...

 
 
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CW Superhero Roundup: Daddy Issues

In this weekly feature, we’ll offer up brief recaps of each of the CW’s ever-increasing stable of interconnected superhero shows – Supergirl, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow. We’ll offer up b...

 
 
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What's your favorite horror franchise?

With Halloween just two days away, a dismal box office, and Jigsaw hitting the number one spot this weekend (in a most unimpressive manner), seems like the perfect time to ask everyone what their favorite horror franchise was...

 
 
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Runaways come together in official trailer

Following the release of Runaways' teaser trailer earlier this month comes the official full trailer for the latest TV entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The show adapts the comic series created by Brian K. Vaughan (Lost, Y: The Last ...

 
 
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Review: Suburbicon

It's frustrating to watch someone or something you know that has the potential to be stellar falter under the stress of itself. You see it a lot in American television where they milk as much out of a series until it is nothing but a wit...

 
 
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A meteorologist reviews Geostorm

Whenever you see a new action movie coming out that defies the laws of physics or sense you are always told to "check your brain at the door." Now for most movies I can do this, I'll watch a giant green man who got his powers from exposure ...

 
 
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Review: Jigsaw

What started out as a low budget, generic "torture porn" film has slowly morphed over the years into an endearingly goofy film franchise. If you've never seen a Saw film before, I'm sure its lasting success seems like a mystery from the out...

 
 
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Bad Boys my get a spin-off TV series

Deadline is reporting on rumors that a Bad Boys spin-off is being pitched around networks at the moment by Jerry Bruckheimer and Doug Belgrad, and is receiving strong interest from multiple sources. The show would focus on Gabriel Unio...

 
 
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Review: The Square

The Square, the latest film from Force Majeure director Ruben Östlund, reveals its entire thesis in its opening scenes. Anne, an art journalist (Elizabeth Moss), interviews Christian, an art museum curator (Claes Bang). She quotes a bi...

 
 
 
 
 
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Ben Mendelsohn looking to be evil in Captain Marvel

Some pretty cool casting news: Ben Mendelsohn is being eyed to play the villain in the new Captain Marvel movie. Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are in talks with the actor, who they worked with before in Mississippi Grind. I don't...

 
 
 
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Godzilla anime gets a trailer that animes hard

Godzilla is so hot right now. Not only is he starring in his own cinematic universe, but he's been reborn in Japan as well. Now he's going to be all reborn again with a new anime, Godzilla: Monster Planet. If you check out the trailer you'...

 
 
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CW Superhero Roundup: One step back, two steps forward

In this weekly feature, we’ll offer up brief recaps of each of the CW’s ever-increasing stable of interconnected superhero shows – Supergirl, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow. We’ll offer up brief recaps as well ...

 
 
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The Walking Dead Season 8 Recap: 'Mercy'

Back on April 2, The Walking Dead wrapped its seventh season with style, providing the opening overtures to the theme all out war. Rick and the Alexandrians are saved from Negan, the Saviors, and the Scavengers, by the timely...

 
 
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Review: The Snowman

Star-power isn’t what it once was. It used to be, if you were a big celebrity, and you face was front-and-center on a films marketing, it was a guaranteed success. Nowadays, that strategy isn’t effective, and studios that still ...

 
 
 
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Review: Wonderstruck

Watching Todd Haynes' Wonderstruck is like watching a juggler who can't quite find the right rhythm. Parallel narratives unfold 50 years apart (one in 1977 and one in 1927), but it takes 20 minutes before the cross-cutting finds a proper fl...

 
 
 
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Star Wars Han Solo Spin-off gets title: Solo

Now that production has wrapped, director Ron Howard took to Twitter today to spill the beans on the title of the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off. And wait for it, it's a doozy: Solo.

 
 
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Newest Black Panther trailer shows its claws

By the success of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the looks of Thor: Ragnarok, and this latest trailer for Black Panther, it seems Marvel is learning from their past mistakes and allowing their directors a bit more wiggle room within their...

 
 
 
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Stranger Things Season 2's final trailer gives us the goods

In honor of both Friday the 13th and Stranger Things' second season Halloween premiere, Netflix has released the final trailer for season two. It admittedly doesn't have the same pop as the Thriller backed first trailer, but this is our be...

 
 
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Review: The Foreigner

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Jackie Chan in US cinemas, especially as a lead, and I for one, am happy to have him back. Think on it for a moment:  Jackie Chan is still one the world’s biggest stars (currently ra...

 
 
 
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Review: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

All happy families are the same; each unhappy family is only sort of the same, and will eventually wind up in their own movie or book. Take the Meyerowitzes in Noah Baumbach's latest movie. This sophisticated clan of New Yorkers reminded of...

 
 
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NYC: The 2017 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival kicks off tonight

The second annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival gets underway tonight at the Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse. The opening night film is Can Evernol's Housewife, which looks like Clive Barker by way of Dario Argento. More than 45 feature films and...

 
 
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Sony is making a Settlers of Catan movie

You know who Sony Pictures is. You know the kinds of movies they create. Jack and Jill, Fantastic Four, Pixels, Ghostbusters (2016), The Emoji Movie. This studio has generated some of the worst pieces of film I've ever seen. Now, they'...

 
 
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Pacific Rim: Uprising is the start of a cinematic universe

If you have a movie franchise these days, even if it isn't that successful, you evidently have to make it a cinematic universe. It's just a rule now. Studios want money and the way to make money these days is assumed to be a cinematic unive...

 
 
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Disney scraps animated feature Gigantic

I'd been pretty excited about Gigantic since Disney announced it on their release slate. It would have been the next in the currently sterling line of Disney animated features, and had the age-old Disney trick of adapting a fairy tale ...

 
 
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi finally receives a Trailer

It's finally arrived. The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi just premiered during Monday Night Football on ESPN.  This is the first look we've gotten at The Last Jedi since the teaser debuted back in April....

 
 
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Season 11 of X-Files lands a trailer

I was all aboard for the reboot of X-Files when it landed, and then I watched it and remembered why the show had stopped. It's not that it got bad, but it just didn't have anywhere else to go, and it still didn't. It had jumped the sh...

 
 




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Justice League"Super, man?"

 

Inhumans (Season 1)"How did this happen?"

 

Murder on the Orient Express"Starring Kenneth Branagh, directed by Kenneth Branagh, produced by..."

 

Stranger Things 2 "Less of a killer thriller"

 

Thor: Ragnarok"♫ On we sweep with threshing oar / Our only goal will be the western shore / Ah-ah, ah! ♫"

 

Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

A Bad Moms Christmas"Moms are trouble"

 

Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

Blade of the Immortal"If you came here for Wesley Snipes, look elsewhere"

 

Suburbicon"Suburbicant get it right"

 

Jigsaw"Gettin' jiggy wit it"

 

The Square"The square is the ideal, the world is rectangles and trapezoids"

 

The Snowman"When you try your best but you don't succeed"

 

Wonderstruck"When the might of artifice meets the disappointing limitations of realism"

 

The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

The Mountain Between Us"Why didn't they eat the dog?"

 

My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

Cult of Chucky"Don't cults require followers?"

 

NYFF Zama"Strange and without category, Lucrecia Martel's return to filmmaking is the best and most idiosyncratic movie of 2017"

 

Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"

 
 
 
 
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