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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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Review: Slice

From the opening animated sequence of ghoulish color and synth rhythm to the closing pizza commercial, Slice wears its 80's inspirations emblazoned on the back of its red delivery jacket. It's self-aware and unafraid to be ridiculous, and b...

 
 
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Review: The Predator

I came into The Predator with no real reverence for the series—I had seen the original film a long time ago, caught Predators on cable television once, and all I know about Predator 2 is that Gary Busey i...

 
 
 
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LeBron James and Ben Simmons join forces for new comedy

Fresh off his first full season that included a playoff series win and the Rookie of the Year award, Ben Simmons is already following his mentor's footsteps and dipping his toes into the entertainment industry. It's been announced that NBC ...

 
 
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Comedies today are a tragedy

Last month, The Happytime Murders opened to a pretty tepid response, both critically and financially. Having a budget of $40 million, not including advertising, so far the movie has only made half of that back and it's been out fo...

 
 
 
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Review: Apocalypse Rising

Apocalypse Rising is such a banal, generic title. It’s a word combination that filters straight to the back of your mind. It sounds so tedious and lackluster that you would wonder why anyone made it and if anyone would be dumb enough ...

 
 
 
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Justin Roiland's animated show scores two seasons on Hulu

Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick and Morty, has secured a two season order from Hulu for an upcoming animated comedy series. Each season will be eight episodes in length, giving Roiland a total of 16 episodes. The show is callled Solar Op...

 
 
 
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Review: The Happytime Murders

The term gimmick has a negative connotation, but it doesn't have to. Gimmicks can work. When a gimmick is implemented appropriately it turns into creativity and fresh ideas. The key to making a gimmick work, I would argue, is it can...

 
 
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Timeless will return for a two-hour finale in December

Timeless fans, affectionately known as "Clockblockers," will have more reasons to enjoy the holidays. That's because the NBC time-travel adventure series will be coming back to wrap-up in a two-hour series finale this December. When we last...

 
 
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The Big Bang Theory set to end after 12th season

The longer a show goes on the more I'm inclined to hate it for a very dumb reason. No it's not because the original writers all left or the premise has completely changed á la Urkel killing the Winslow family. No, I hate how you can ...

 
 
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Official Slice trailer delivers pizza and also a werewolf

When it comes to horror, the 80's are becoming as popular as pizza. Since around 2010, works inspired by the lighting, music, atmosphere, and tone of genre films of that decade have been churned out at a near constant rate. We got You're N...

 
 
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Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Much of the talk surrounding the film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians is the need for Asian representation in Hollywood—while I'm with it all the way, it isn't what attracted me to the movie. See, people seem to forget that being Asia...

 
 
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Review: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

The Puppet Master series has been consistently running for almost 30 years. With The Littlest Reich, there are now 12 films to the slasher franchise. And with that many sequels comes a precipitous drop in quality and budget down to one film...

 
 
 




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Instant Family"I'm not crying! You're crying!"

 

Widows"Viola Davis = fire"

 

They Shall Not Grow Old"Every bit as remarkable as expected"

 

The Long Dumb Road"Not quite long and only a little dumb"

 

Overlord"Cloverlord"

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web"Great 'Girl,' lame 'Spider's Web'"

 

The Grinch"Stink, Stank, Stunk"

 

The Other Side of the Wind"Orson Welles' "final" film is an angry, sloppy, salvaged ego trip"

 

Bohemian Rhapsody"Traveling at the speed of light"

 

The Great Buster"Proof that silent movies never get old"

 

Monster Party"Cause the party don't stop until -- wait, it does stop."

 

Mid90s"A pretty good coming-of-age movie that you've probably seen before"

 

Castlevania (Season 2)"Let us go out this night for exposition"

 

Johnny English Strikes Again"Atkinson is a load-bearing actor"

 

All Creatures Here Below" And the Most Disturbing Movie goes to..."

 

Suspiria"An arthouse overhaul of Dario Argento's 1977 classic that will enrage and alienate audiences (but I liked it... I think?)"

 

Blessed Are the Children"Won't someone think of the children?"

 

Halloween"You can teach an old slasher new tricks"

 

Wild Rose (London Film Festival)"Country music, without the Western"

 

Johnny Gruesome"A GWAR T-shirt come to life"

 

First Man"Spaceman says everybody look down"

 

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween"It'll make you cry like an anime fan on prom night"

 

Apostle"This is not The Raid 3"

 
 
 
 
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