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Another year of cinema has passed, which means it's time for our second annual Golden Cages awards, the only end-of-the-year awards program featuring everyone's favorite actor as a screaming statuette! Over the next two ...   read
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In the tail end of 2019, I reached an unthinkable dilemma. For whatever reason, I had stopped caring about movies—as a business, as a medium, and as an interest overall. Perhaps it was news coming out of the industry, o...   read
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When looking at the individual episodes of a television show, especially with a property so carefully-managed like Star Wars, it's hard to find any sort of distinct authorship in the filmmaking of any of them. So imagine my s...   read
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After episodes of world-building, character-building, and who-knows-what-else, The Mandalorian season one finally rounds back to the inciting incident for the show. I've been suspicious of this show gathering all of these pro...   read
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One of the clear strengths of The Mandalorian, especially in the earlier episodes, is that the eponymous character is not perfect—far from it. He trips, falls down, gets shot, gets covered in mud, and so on. We love an ...   read
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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 fl...   read
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  Watch Video "I hate how the rules of this world keeps changing," says Nico Minoru at one point in the third and final season of Marvel's Runaways. It's a really easy quote to apply to the entire season, which continued the last season's ...   read
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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 ...   read
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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...   read
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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 sig...   read
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  Watch Video There is something so profoundly unsettling to me with Harley Quinn's character. It all goes back to the core of her relationship with the Joker, which has always come across as toxic and abusive, even in less adult-orientate...   read
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  Watch Video There goes the neighborhood. While many assumed that Marvel Television's Runaways was safe from the cancellation purge that took the Netflix-Marvel shows, a new trailer casually dropped the fact that this season of the Hulu ...   read

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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...   read
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We're inching closer to the next stage of the streaming wars, with Apple TV+ launching this week and Disney+ later in the month. WarnerMedia has been slowly coming out with information on their own direct-to-consumer video st...   read

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  Watch Video Perhaps my sense of time has been thrown out of flux, but it feels like this Star Wars sequel trilogy has only just begun. Not only is it near its end, but The Rise of Skywalker will cap off the Skywalker Saga as a whole. St...   read
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While walking around the Marvel area of New York Comic-Con 2019, I didn't see anything that particularly surprised me. Everything was telling of the times, from cosplays of Iron Man plus Gauntlet to what seemed like a legion ...   read
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  Watch Video 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 recen...   read
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While Full Frontal host Samantha Bee was at New York Comic-Con 2019 to promote an app, the press at our interview roundtable couldn't help but ask about something else. It was a bit unexpected to have a political satirist at ...   read
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Before the cast and crew of Marvel's Runaways showed off the season 3 premiere, all present on stage for the New York Comic-Con 2019 panel engaged in a wholesome exercise. Executive producer and Marvel Television president in...   read
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When my colleague Jesse Lab and I saw the DC Universe panel at last year's New York Comic-Con, we came out of the room incredulous and skeptical (and with over a free year of the service). It's been a full year since then, an...   read
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"I don't want to watch any of those movies," said The King's Man director/co-writer Matthew Vaughn, ragging on traditional Oscar fare. Speaking at the 20th Century Fox panel at New York Comic-Con 2019, Vaughn name-dropped a n...   read
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  Watch Video It's easy to be skeptical of anything Joker or Harley Quinn-related that DC Films and Warner Bros. puts out after Suicide Squad. That disaster of an Oscar-winning film established the "edgy" corner of the DC movies that no o...   read

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Kevin Feige is having a week. Not long after being confirmed to be developing a Star Wars movie, Feige is reported to be back on the Spider-Man franchise with Sony and EDM hater Amy Pascal. Tom Holland's Peter Parker will onc...   read

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In case the Netflix cancellations weren't an indicator enough, Marvel Television hasn't had the greatest time in the past year. The Defenders are no more, their flagship Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be wrapping up soon, and Ma...   read

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These poor fellas just can't get away from dinosaurs, can they? Per Deadline, the third Jurassic World movie will feature the characters of Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm, as played by Sam Neill, ...   read

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It's the end of an era for a couple of iconic television shows in this so-called "Platinum Age," with Game of Thrones in particular getting a glitzy send-off. But while tonight's Primetime Emmy Awards paid tribute to som...   read

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It's getting to the point where there are so many streaming services that I'm afraid of unknowingly writing the same things in every news article I write about them. Here's a new tidbit, though: NBCUniversal and Comcast final...   read

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We all knew that this was coming, yet it stings the same: MoviePass is no more. Effective today, parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics announced yesterday that the service, which allowed subscribers to watch a num...   read

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  Watch Video With little warning, writer-director James Gunn revealed what appears to be the full cast list for his upcoming DC film The Suicide Squad. If you want to see what it looks like when a casting director reaches their hand in a ...   read

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The next entry in the increasingly competitive streaming service wars is coming this November. Apple announced at their iPhone event today that Apple TV+, their thing with Oprah and Big Bird, will launch on the 1st of that mo...   read

 

About Chris Compendioone of us since 1:33 PM on 02.06.2018

Chris Compendio is one too many Chris's (Chrises?) writing for Flixist and Destructoid. They are a massive MCU fan who also writes and podcasts for Marvel News Desk, and a Nintendo fanatic who wrote for Paste Games. Tommy Wiseau once threatened to strangle them. They are absolutely not here against their will.
 
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