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Review: The Invisible Man

Remember Universal's Dark Universe? Remember how it was supposed to take classic Universal monster movies and adapt them into a modern cinematic universe featuring major celebrities like Tom Cruise, Javier Bardem, and Russell Crowe just to ...

 
 
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The first trailer for Jordan Peele's Candyman has appeared

The original Candyman, from 1992, is one of my favorite horror films. As much a social commentary as it is a chilling, just-violent-enough urban legend, it's stood the test of time in my mind amidst its genre brethren of shlock and awe. An...

 
 
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Jurassic World 3 gets title ... arise, SIR Jurassic World!

Jurassic World 3 isn't due in theaters for well over a year, but we're starting to get more details as we draw closer to its June 11, 2021 release date. Principle filming began yesterday. We've long known that series stars Chris Pratt and B...

 
 
 
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Fast and Furious 10 may end up being two parts

Fast Nine isn't even out yet and we're already learning bits about its inevitable sequel. In an interview with Total Film, actor Vin Diesel made an off-hand comment that basically confirms Fast and Furious 10 will be a two-parter. In discus...

 
 
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Review: The Turning

There's something to be said for an honest-to-goodness genre movie, one that doesn't flinch from its roots and executes its tropes efficiently, if familiarly. The Turning, adapting Henry James' classic horror story The Turn of the Screw, fa...

 
 
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Review: Black Christmas

The merits of remaking a movie are often called into question immediately by the masses. Be it staunch defenders of the source material, weary analysts of Hollywood's "pool" of talent, or moviegoers just sick and tired of...garbage, it's us...

 
 
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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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Jordan Peele makes a Universal deal

In 2017, Jordan Peele surprised movie fans with his mega-hit Get Out, followed by this year’s equally impressive Us. With a track record made of molten hot fireballs, Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions has found a new partner in Un...

 
 
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Travel back to 1917 in a featurette for Sam Mendes' WWI film

After a pulse-pounding trailer, the newly-released mini-doc for Sam Mendes' upcoming World War I film 1917 highlights its high-wire war story while keying us in on some technical talk. The film is apparently being edited to give the illusi...

 
 
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M. Night Shyamalan inks two movie deal with Universal

Universal seems to still be high on M. Night Shyamalan as the studio as announced a deal with the director to make two original thrillers that will and February 26, 2021 and February 17, 2023. The director and studio have a long history tog...

 
 
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Battle at Big Rock is a new Jurassic World short film

We'd heard about the dino-surprise that would hit small screens this past weekend, but after premiering on FX last night, Universal has unleashed their new Jurassic World short film, Battle at Big Rock, on the Internet. And this ain't...

 
 
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Sam Mendes takes us to the trenches with 1917

It feels like it's been awhile since we've heard from Sam Mendes. Giving us Skyfall in 2012 and Spectre in 2015, he's been Bond--I mean bound to franchise filmmaking for a great many years. Now taking a shot at the war film again (after 20...

 
 
 
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A guide to new and upcoming streaming services

It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that Netflix began a revolution; by offering a number of film and television titles from a number of different studios and companies, the dream of cable subscriptions becoming obsolete was looking more ...

 
 
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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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Movie based on the musical Wicked finally gets a release date

Great news for fans of Wicked, the sixth most longest running musical on Broadway. After tons of speculation about when it would get the inevitable movie treatment, we finally get a legitimate release date. December 22, 2021, is when we wil...

 
 
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New Invisible Man film makes Dark Universe disappear!

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen wasn't all bad. There was that inside out looking Hyde mosnter, a neat effect with John Dorian, and Sean Connery being utterly exasperated at how this would be the movie that made him quit acting. There...

 
 
 
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Review: An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

2016's The Greasy Strangler was a landmark in absurdist comedy. It was a grotesque live action cartoon of weird-looking folks, deformed dongs, and a whole lot of grease. It was a flapjack tower of weird piled on top of weird and drenched in...

 
 
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Thankfully the MGM Child's Play reboot is happening

It's very possible that you hadn't heard -- considering that Chucky isn't on very many people's daily radar and it's been delayed years -- that MGM is planning to reboot the Chucky franchise without creator Don Mancini and pr...

 
 
 
 
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Review: The First Purge

Of all the contrived horror franchises, The Purge series of films is the most perplexing to me. Series like Insidious or Saw are for the most part, poorly written excuses for a nightmare to emerge onscreen. These films don’t always ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Universal's Dark Universe has been mummified

Universal's Monster Universe, not-so-lovingly called the Dark Universe, has lots its captains and is on hold.  They had a plan. They really did. Universal didn't have any comic book properties, and they didn't want to risk spending a l...

 
 
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Pacific Rim: Uprising has some dope New Posters

If you've been waiting eagerly for more swords made of ships, more punches thrown with rocket boosters, more kaiju rampaging across the globe...well, you'll still have to wait for the release of Pacific Rim: Uprising. In the meantime, ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Universal working on live-action Voltron film

Studios have wanted a live-action Voltron reboot for some time. Before being bought by Universal, Dreamworks Animation had been chugging away at a script for years. But now after their mild success from the Netflix show, Voltron: Legendary ...

 
 
 




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Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 

The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 

Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"

 
 
 
 
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