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New Ghostbusters announced in original timeline

Some film franchises should just be left alone, and Ghostbusters is one of them. Entertainment Weekly just announced that Jason Reitman will be bringing the series back in a whole new way. No, we aren't getting a sequel to the all-female Gh...

 
 
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Review: The Upside

As the years go on I'm actually starting to appreciate January more. Every movie gets a bit of a break during January because of lowered expectations and a universal need to stop watching depressing dramas and overblown action movies. There...

 
 
 
 
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See The Upside early and free

Ready to feel good in the new year? How about a little bit of those comedies where two people with different backgrounds learn important life lessons by bonding with each other? Sure, The Upside looks about as original as an over-used ...

 
 
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Deadpool cartoon may still be happening but no Donald Glover

Donald Glover's Deadpool cartoon would have been amazing. Sure, we didn't see anything of it aside from a test and Glover's hilarious takedown of its cancellation but I can guarantee it would have been the best. Sadly, we don't get nice thi...

 
 
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Review: Stan & Ollie

For some reason, I grew up watching a good amount of Laurel and Hardie comedies. Now, this wasn't as pervasive as Abbott and Castello, but I knew my classic vaudeville double acts pretty well as a young lad. That's probably not true for mos...

 
 
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Review: Holmes & Watson

There’s a scene in Holmes & Watson where Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson are getting in disguise. Sherlock puts on a fake mustache and is instantly unrecognizable to anyone else in the film. Then, Sherlock ...

 
 
 
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Review: Vice

I always find it amusing when people criticize actors and Hollywood in general for talking about politics and when people say that actors should stay out of politics because their job is to entertain audiences, not preach to them about poli...

 
 
 
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Review: South Park - Season 22

I can't think of many other shows on television that have remained relevant after 10 seasons. There is almost always a dip in quality with regards to writing either because the original showrunners have left or networks start to influence t...

 
 
 
 
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The Good Place has been renewed for season 4

Perhaps it will never reach the popularity of say, Friends, but The Good Place is an excellent and unique sitcom in its own right. Luckily for fans of the Michael Schur-created show, the light-hearted, philosophy and ethics-driven comedy wi...

 
 
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Review: The Favourite

Recently, I was listening to Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist, talk about the kinds of stories out there in the world. He said there are only four: a love story between two people, a love story between three people, the quest for ...

 
 
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Review: Instant Family

I honestly got stuck with Instantly Family to review. Sometimes as EIC you gotta take a bullet for the team and let someone else review the big Harry Potter film (review coming later) or whatever. I was all set to take t...

 
 
 
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Review: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 13

After a decade of airing, it takes a very special combination of acting, writing and comedic timing to keep a sitcom going. For most of these shows, there seems to be a specific season you can point to where the quality went on a downward t...

 
 
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We've reached peak reality TV with Shaq and Ken Jeong

Last spring, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal took on actor Ken Jeong in a rap battle of mismatched proportions. Shaq isn't shy on a mic by any means, and Jeong got a few good licks on the big man, including a dig on Kazaam. Now, aft...

 
 
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Here's some VOD junkfood for your Halloween movie marathon

With Halloween landing on a Wednesday this week, you might have found yourself in a dilemma: You spent the entire Halloweekend gorging yourself on spooks and scares, and now with the actual day fast approaching you have nothing left to watc...

 
 
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Teen Titans will fight Teen Titans Go! next year

Growing up in the early 2000's, Teen Titans was my jam. I distinctly remember watching it on Toonami on Saturday nights right alongside classics like Yu Yu Hakusho and Megas XLR. The action, plotlines, and comedy w...

 
 
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Review: Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English Strikes Again is neither entirely stupid nor entirely witty. It’s just smart enough to set-up a decent joke, but just dumb enough to flop its execution. It sees how pop-culture has changed since the series last outing (...

 
 
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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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The big difference between the Mean Girls movie and musical

While in NYC covering NYCC I decided to check out Mean Girls on Broadway at the iconic August Wilson theater. When I first heard it was coming I was pumped to check it out.  Also since Tina Fey was involved with it, she truly showed sh...

 
 
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Contest: Win a Blu-ray copy of Arrow Video's Schlock

For the rest of the month of October, we've partnered with Arrow Video for exclusive contests on some of their weirdest, scariest, goriest, and schlockiest films. For the next three Tuesdays, get ready to bathe in the warm karo sy...

 
 
 
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Review: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

I won’t beat around the bush here; this movie blows. I was gonna do this whole intro I normally do where I tell you about how scary the Goosebumps books were when I was a kid, and blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda, and this new thing...

 
 
 
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Review: Better Call Saul (Season 4)

The path to redemption is not necessarily a straight line—rather, it can be sinusoidal instead. With Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) in Better Call Saul, his journey as a con-man trying to turn into a genuinely good person is full of...

 
 
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Easy money won't not let Pitch Perfect 4 be a thing

Let me get my dig in upfront about how a potential sequel to the worst sequel ever is totally fine and definitely not capitalism squeezing out my last gasp of creative hope for Hollywood. Nope, just another Wednesday where once excitin...

 
 
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NYCC: Good Omens panel is a good omen for Good Omens

Bringing Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's novel Good Omens to the screen was a saga far too long. Multiple attempts to make the fantasy-comedy story into a movie had failed, and it was then decided to turn it into a television sh...

 
 
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Review: Wobble Palace

This review was originally posted as part of our SXSW coverage.  Wobble Palace, as you may guess if you know director Eugene Kotlyarenko's other work, is a bit uncomfortable, a bit weird, and insanely satirical. It's almost fantastical...

 
 
 
 
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Schlock Chuggers: The FP

[Schlock Chuggers is an ode celebrating the wacky, strange, obscene, and vulgar in which members of Flixist and Destructoid drink heavily, watch trashy movies, and talk about it. Any suggestions? Feel free to drop them in the comments!] Who...

 
 
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Kingsman 3 is officially happening, release date announced

The first Kingsman was a fresh smack in the face to James Bond films. Taking everything that was fantastic about the comic book and reflecting it on screen in smart and creative ways that highlighted Matthew Vaughn's screenplay an...

 
 
 
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Review: The House with the Clock in Its Walls

You know what a lot of kids movies lack these days (I ask while waving my cane in the air at a cloud)? Charm. There's some amazing stuff going on for sure, but that certain "charming" characteristic is often missing. Maybe it's because chil...

 
 




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Glass"Half-empty"

 

Dragon Ball Super: Broly"Jiren, eat your heart out"

 

On the Basis of Sex"A blast from the past"

 

Time Freak"When at first you mess up at love, build a time machine"

 

Capernaum"An imperfect but affecting piece of realist filmmaking"

 

If Beale Street Could Talk"Trust love all the way"

 

Buffalo Boys"Shouldn't work as well as it does"

 

The Upside"Spread the schmaltz on thick"

 

A Dog's Way Home"It's January"

 

The Punisher (Season 2)"Jon Bernthal yells a lot"

 

Wayne (Season 1)"YouTube has original hit on their hands"

 

Bird Box"Come see the light"

 

Lifechanger"Skin on skin"

 

Stan & Ollie"No drama"

 

Holmes & Watson"Doesn't have a clue"

 

Vice"Spend some quality time with Dick"

 

Mary Queen of Scots"Hope everyone did their homework!"

 

Aquaman""ALRIGHT!""

 

Welcome to Marwen"Home of disjointed narratives"

 

Bumblebee"So 80s. So Awesome."

 

Mortal Engines"London calling to the faraway towns"

 

Roma"Alfonso Cuaron has made one of the best movies of the decade"

 

Runaways (Season 2)"Teenagers (and parents) with attitude "

 

Mary Poppins Returns"It's a jolly holiday with Mary"

 
 
 
 
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