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The Uncanny Valley is just lazy production design

On Thursday, July 18th, all of the eyes of nerd culture should have been turned towards San Diego Comic-Con. What has been known as one of the biggest entertainment media expos of the past decade, which has only grown in size in recent year...

 
 
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The prospect of Kill Bill vol. 3 rears its blade again

Chalk this up from the start as a big-time rumor, but you can't help but get excited when Tarantino himself starts to bring up a potential third Kill Bill film. Or would it be the second..? That's another argument!

 
 
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Netflix's The Witcher will include a bathtub scene

One of the more memetic scenes from CD Projekt's The Witcher 3 was a moment when Geralt was taking a bath. For whatever reason, fans latched onto that as this moment of hilarity in an otherwise series game. It's even become a statue for tho...

 
 
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Blade will be appearing in Marvel's Phase Five

This past weekend saw a tremendous info dump about the future of Disney and Marvel's MCU. Along with confirming every film and TV series we'll be getting in the next two years, it also detailed what "Phase Four" for the company will be. Th...

 
 
 
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Disney is the big winner this weekend, and every weekend

If you had to take a wild guess at which company made the most money every weekend at the theaters it wouldn't make much sense to guess anyone but Disney. Even when they don't open number one, as they did this weekend with The Lion King&nbs...

 
 
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The Orville is moving to Hulu for its third season

The fallout from Disney buying Fox is far and wide. While the obvious things like the X-Men coming to the MCU are just beginning to roll there's smaller stuff as well. For instance, The Orville is leaving Fox and moving over to Hulu for its...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Blade will hunt vampires in the MCU

In perhaps the biggest surprise to come out of Marvel's Sand Diego Comic Con panel, it was announced that the half-vampire hunter will be joining the MCU with a new standalone film.

 
 
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Black Widow gets her solo film in May 2020

Since appearing way back in Iron Man 2 nearly ten years ago, SHIELD special agent and former Russian badwoman Natasha Romanoff has been pining for a real spotlight. The Black Widow's time has come, with her solo feature outing hitting theat...

 
 
 
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WandaVision adds to Marvel's Disney+ slate of shows

Disney has to be feeling pretty good about their upcoming streaming service after Marvel's bash of news at San Diego Comic Con. Joining other series like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision sounds as if it will continue toe stori...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Eternals will kick off the MCU's Phase Four in 2020

Straight from San Diego Comic Con, Marvel Studios has unveiled the first official details on The Eternals, the cosmic romp set to start setting the stage for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Four. What, you didn't think these movies we...

 
 
 
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Watch the Watchmen on HBO this October

Giving us an extended look at their upcoming sequel/reimagining of the legendary comic book, HBO's Watchmen looks to be fighting in the streets this October. And what a fight it looks to be.

 
 
 
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The Witcher trailer makes its debut at SDCC

It's been a long time coming but the official trailer for Netflix's fantasy series The Witcher is here. Fans who loved both the book series and video game series can finally see Henry Cavill in action. The epic trailer made its debut at th...

 
 
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Every Disney live-action movie, ranked

It was Alice in Wonderland that changed it all. The Johnny Depp-led film was a stunning and massive box office success for Disney that took them a bit by surprise. Less of a remake and more of a film that got Depp (a confirmed supersta...

 
 
 
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Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episode 10 - "Leap"

A silly pet peeve of mine is when people label any television episode in a confined space a "bottle episode." That's one of the requirements for sure, but in the spirit of problem-solving in filmmaking, it has to solely take place on one of...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Luz

When a film leans heavily into a retro aesthetic, I sometimes wonder how much is homage and how much of it is an affectation for cachet. Homage I’m fine with, but I have a hard time with filmmakers posturing for cred. I say this becau...

 
 
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His Dark Materials trailer has an ARMORED POLAR BEAR

Hot off the presses from the ongoing assault of pop cultural goodness that is the San Diego Comic Con, HBO and the BBC have released a new, rousing trailer for His Dark Materials, the upcoming series adapting Phillip Pullman's epic fantasy...

 
 
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SXSW Review: The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of  Self-Defense is the kind of film that continually evolves from the moment you start watching it. Actually, it probably starts changing even before that. Its plot description belies its actuality and even if you've seen dire...

 
 
 
 
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Review: The Lion King

When I reviewed Disney's live-action remake of The Jungle Book I proclaimed that it was a revolution in digital animation. The uncanny valley had been defeated and we now stood on the precipice  of a new era in CGI, where you stru...

 
 
 
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On behalf of theatre fans I apologize for the Cats trailer

I've been trying to rewrite this intro for the better for part 10 minutes just trying to succinctly sum up my thoughts on the Cats trailer now that it's here, but I could never find a way that accurately summed up my feelings for it. There...

 
 
 




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Luz"The creativity of constraint"

 

SXSW The Art of Self-Defense"Masculinity deconstructed"

 

The Lion King"Play it again, Simba"

 

Iron Sky: The Coming Race"Bigger budget, older jokes"

 

Stuber"The Lyft of buddy cop Uber movies "

 

Crawl"Small spaces"

 

The Farewell"Sad, funny, but most importantly honest"

 

Darlin'"Feral and tender"

 

Midsommar"Sumer is Icumen in"

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episode 7 - "Toldja""Everyone is here (and lacking common sense)!"

 

Ophelia"Hamlet 2.0"

 

Maiden"Girls to the front, go rock the boat"

 

Yesterday"Nowhere man"

 

Spider-Man: Far from Home"EuroTrip except with superhero violence instead of sex"

 

The Third Wife"Fate has the upper hand."

 

Toy Story 4"An existential nightmare (for kids!)"

 

Jessica Jones Season 3"What is your truth?"

 

Men in Black: "Oh, they have crap overseas too!"

 

The Dead Don't Die"Shambling wreck or full of brains?"

 
 
 
 
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