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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 5 - The Gunslinger

Generally, I abhor the term "filler" when it comes to television. Even when an episode doesn't make too many strides in long-term plot development, I usually feel like I get something out of the experience—perhaps it fleshes out a cha...

 
 
 
 
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Jonathan Groff steps into the digital world of The Matrix 4

According to a new report from Collider, prolific actor Jonathan Groff has joined the cast of The Matrix 4. Perhaps best known as Anna's doofus boyfriend from the Frozen series, Groff's role in this new film is being kept tightly under wrap...

 
 
 
 
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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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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 4 - Sanctuary

If anyone watching The Mandalorian had somehow missed that this show was a Western, here is an episode that is pretty blatant with all of the associated tropes. In what was basically The Magnificent Seven in space, Mando has become the "Man...

 
 
 
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Netflix cancels its Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival

Just in time for the misery that is the holidays, Netflix has announced it will not be moving forward with more episodes of its Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival series. In a weird twist of fate, this news comes just before Thanksgiving,...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 3 - The Sin

It has been hard to see most of the Star Wars stuff in the Disney era to be nothing more than homages to the original trilogy. With The Mandalorian, I feel as if fans are getting more of a remix across all Star Wars eras in a way we've neve...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 2 - The Child

So this is the kind of show The Mandalorian will be, eh? After an intriguing series premiere, the second episode of this Star Wars Disney+ original is more of a small step in terms of plot, one that doesn't move the story significantly forw...

 
 
 
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Even Greedo's actor has no idea what 'Maclunkey' means

For some god forsaken reason, the standoff between Han Solo and Greedo in Star Wars: A New Hope has become the most controversial movie scene of all time. It's not good to the graphic nature of its violence or some kind of outdated stereoty...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian (Season 1, Episode 1)

Star Wars was never meant to be a giant pop culture phenomenon, nor was it envisioned as a prime example of the capitalist Hollywood nightmare we now live in. Yet despite the flaws and missteps of this gargantuan franchise, I've always beli...

 
 
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Review: Terminator: Dark Fate

In some strange way, the Terminator franchise mirrors how its titular robots are described: unstoppable. Despite every sequel past Terminator 2: Judgment Day being bad, the series just won't stop coming back. Writers have attempted to do ju...

 
 
 
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Jessica Henwick may be jacking into The Matrix 4

It seems we can't even go a few hours without some more information on The Matrix 4 getting revealed. According to the latest report from Deadline, it looks like Game of Thrones and Iron Fist star Jessica Henwick is now in negotiations to j...

 
 
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Review: Gemini Man

It may be time to put the phrase "visionary mind" in moratorium from film trailers. The latest Will Smith vehicle is Gemini Man, and its marketing suggest that it's one of those films that just could not be made without recent advancements ...

 
 
 
 
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Stranger Things season 4 announced with chilling preview

Cast your mind back to the summer, and you’ll probably remember an intense heatwave and the release of Stranger Things season 3. If you’re one of the 40.7 million Netflix streamers who watched the series over its openi...

 
 
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Review: Ad Astra

Space is increasingly becoming less of the final frontier, and more so just another spectacle us mere mortals have grown accustomed to, don't you think? Me, the idea of interstellar travel still blows my mind, but James Gray's Ad Astra give...

 
 
 
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Terminator: Dark Fate trailer 2 has at least two terminators

Ever feel like you're stuck in a time loop? That's pretty much where I was at watching this new trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate. It's certainly better than that first trailer with the gosh darn Bjork cover, but I can't shake the feeling ...

 
 
 
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Watch the first trailer for The Mandalorian now

At this point, The Mandalorian needs little in the way of introduction. It's the first live-action series in the Star Wars universe. It's showrun by the likes of Jon Favreau, with the oversight and input of creators like Dave Filoni (Star ...

 
 
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Metro 2033 film is getting a second shot at life

It looks like cult classic novel Metro 2033 is back on track to receive a film adaptation. After being canceled last year by writer Dmitry Glukhovsky, it seems a new deal was struck between Russia's TV-3 Channel and Central Partnership Film...

 
 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2013

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. I'm sure that there are more tactful ways of going...

 
 
 
 
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Fan favorites will rumble in DC's New Gods

Anyone following either Selma and When They See Us director Ava DuVernay or award-winning comics writer Tom King on Twitter knows at this point that DC's New Gods movie is shifting into high gear.

 
 
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Amazon renews The Expanse for a fifth season

Popular sci-fi series The Expanse has been renewed by Amazon for a fifth season. The announcement was made this past weekend at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. The series, which originally started as a SyFy original se...

 
 
 
 
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At long last, Invader Zim will continue his mission

After what seems like eons, we finally have a look at the upcoming Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! TV film. Airing a week after the Rocko's Modern Life special, this new special is coming 13 years after Zim basically had to give up on tryi...

 
 
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The Eternals will kick off the MCU's Phase Four in 2020

Straight from San Diego Comic Con, Marvel Studios has unveiled the first official details on The Eternals, the cosmic romp set to start setting the stage for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Four. What, you didn't think these movies we...

 
 
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Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episode 10 - "Leap"

A silly pet peeve of mine is when people label any television episode in a confined space a "bottle episode." That's one of the requirements for sure, but in the spirit of problem-solving in filmmaking, it has to solely take place on one of...

 
 




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Dark Waters"The Incredible Hulk vs Systemic Pollution"

 

Daniel Isn't Real"Daniel is real good"

 

Runaways (Season 3)"Not much running in this one"

 

Red Handed"Snake dancin' and kidnappin'"

 

Queen & Slim"Ride or die"

 

The Good Liar"Liar, liar"

 

White Snake"This one won't fit in your boot!"

 

21 Bridges"We've crossed this one before"

 

Varda by Agnes"A life's work, a final chat"

 

Away"Shhh..."

 

Harley Quinn (Season 1)"No subheading I think of will be as funny as this show"

 

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"A perfectly pleasant neighbor"

 

The Dwelling"The bed that doesn't eat"

 

Frozen 2"Thawing"

 

Ford v Ferrari"Car Wars"

 

10 Minutes Gone"Regrettably forgettable"

 

Recap: The Mandalorian (Season 1, Episode 1)"Star Wars, but with more shooting"

 

The Shed"It's actually about the vampire inside the shed"

 

Lady and the Tramp"Wait, this isn't a cash grab?"

 
 
 
 
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