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Review: Gretel & Hansel

You can come at the idea of a horror film from so many angles, but the way it boils down for a lot of people can be surmised as "does it creep or does it pounce?" Are we slowly submitted to a dreadful atmosphere, haunted from the corners of...

 
 
 
 
 
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Dracula hits Netflix tomorrow, so here's a trailer

Dracula, yet another interpretation of the famous Bram Stoker novel, will be hitting Netflix tomorrow. A series based around the eponymous character, I had completely forgotten that this was even a thing. Boasting talent involved with the ...

 
 
 
 
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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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Disney rumored to be working on Dragon Ball film

We Got This Covered reports that Disney is working on a film adaption of the world-renowned anime series Dragon Ball. It is said to be a live action film with an all-Asian cast and a hefty budget. No release window has been revealed and Dis...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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NYFF Review: The Irishman

The Irishman feels like it could be Martin Scorsese’s final film. It won’t be—he’s already working with Leonardo Di Caprio on Killers of the Flower Moon—and yet if you told me this was his last movie, I’d...

 
 
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Review: The Goldfinch

John Crowley's adaptation of The Goldfinch was almost destined to come up short no matter how you slice it. Donna Tartt's 2013 critical-darling of a novel would top book lists and sweep awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Tart...

 
 
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David Slade is set for a Dark Harvest

It seems natural that Halloween would attract supernatural tales involving a murderous pumpkin. That is at least part of the thinking behind the novel Dark Harvest. This novel is now being adapting into a movie with David Slade jumping on a...

 
 
 
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Review: Where'd You Go, Bernadette

There's something exhilarating and befuddling in the structure to so many Richard Linklater films, at least to me. Where'd You Go, Bernadette, the American independent's latest feature, is certainly based upon the 2012 novel of the same nam...

 
 
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Explore the great outdoors with James Wan in The Troop

James Wan is just becoming more and more prolific in Hollywood, between his DC gigs and the Wan-verse, the Conjuring-led slate of horror films he's directed and produced; I'm coining the term now, feel free to use it. Carving a bloody name ...

 
 
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Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Why do we watch movies or read books? Stories are often a form of entertainment, capable of inspiring, enlightening us, , instilling joy, or... terror. There's little you can't do with an open mind and a blank sheet of paper (or a laptop an...

 
 
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Review: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

What a world we live in where Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a real movie. When you think of some TV shows for kids, it's almost impossible to imagine them as a live-action feature film. Sure, in theory you could make a movie adaptation ...

 
 
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Preacher is the best show you should have watched

In less than one week, Preacher will start its final season. For some, they couldn't be more excited to see how the story of Jesse Custer finally ends. For most, they probably never heard of the show. In the age of high quality TV shows, no...

 
 
 
 
 
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Cuphead cartoon is coming to Netflix

Cuphead is the little indy game that could. With it's wild success on Xbox and now Switch the game has captured the minds of gamers and probably broken a few controllers here and there. A major part of this, aside from challenging, old...

 
 
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Neil Gaiman's Sandman is getting a big-budget Netflix series

A live-action adaptation of The Sandman seems to be getting off the ground after years of false starts. Neil Gaiman’s groundbreaking comics series will be coming to Netflix. Netflix has partnered with Warner Bros. TV to bring the crit...

 
 
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Review: Aladdin

Apprehension, noun: anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen. Disney’s original Aladdin is iconic. Robin Williams, in voice only, gave arguably his most memorable (and best) performance ever. Gilbert Gottfried&rsqu...

 
 
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Taika Waititi's Akira adaptation gets a release date

We've been around this gritty, high-tech-low-life, cyberpunk block before. News trickles out about the live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's landmark manga and 1988 animation Akira, and then things go silent, and it's back to square o...

 
 
 
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Yes dear friends, the Sonic trailer is worse than we expected

With all thing's considered, I don't think the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog could have ever been good. The character's reputation has been driven through the mud in recent years, so even if the trailer turned out to be outstanding ...

 
 
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Review: American Gods (Season 2)

To say that Americans Gods has had a rough second season behind the scenes would be a huge understatement. Multiple showrunners left the show, some actors vanished with them, and the show fell victim to multiple production delays because of...

 
 
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Review: Hanna

Imagine you are a 15-year-old girl who has never known anything but the woods. You have your father there, who is both a teacher and a trainer. You train endlessly for an unknown purpose and live a simple life. What if that simple life is u...

 
 
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Preacher's fourth season to be its last

Preacher was always the little show that could. Ever since it debuted in 2016, the show always seemed to be a bit too odd for TV yet it still attracted an audience just large enough to justify being renewed. Even compared to its contemporar...

 
 




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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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