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Do Joker and Watchmen set a dangerous precedent?

If I can step away from my platform as a film critic for just a second, I want to acknowledge that America today has some issues. Regardless of your perspective on the current political climate, all you need to do is to turn on the news and...

 
 
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Review: IT Chapter Two

It's not every day that you're able to witness a successful remake of a classic property, but 2017's IT was easily better than the original TV miniseries that wormed its way into the hearts of millions in the 90’s. Unlike that miniser...

 
 
 
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Review: Steven Universe: The Movie

Reviewing Steven Universe: The Movie feels awfully nostalgic for me. I remember growing up watching Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network and seeing made-for-TV movies of some of my favorite cartoons. The Fairly Odd Parents had Abra-Catastrophe a...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: The Dark Crystal

I never grew up watching fantasy movies. Back then, if I was going to watch a TV show or movie aimed for kids, I was more interested in sci-fi properties than I was fantasy ones. Shows like Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Digimon, Power Ran...

 
 
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Joker's final trailer gave me goosebumps

It's been a while since I've had such giddy excitement for a movie, but Joker has me feeling all sorts of glee. With a little over a month until the movie releases, Warner Bros. went ahead and released the second and final trailer for the ...

 
 
 
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Palpatine's big head looms over this Rise of Skywalker poster

Remember when Star Wars used to mean something? There was a point where it was the peak of nerd culture, uniting fans across the globe in the joy of being a Jedi and dreaming to use a lightsaber to fight bad guys. Now it just feels like ano...

 
 
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Heads up Big Apple! Joker is coming to the NYFF

As is standard routine for the Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime kind of just goes wherever he wants and does whatever he wants. Most of the Joker's best moments come from him just unexpectedly showing up and having a good time. Granted, his...

 
 
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Apparently the Snyder Cut is real and Jason Mamoa has seen it

Why won't the Snyder Cut just die already? Remember years ago when Justice League came out and no one cared whatsoever because the movie was kind of garbage? Now the reason it was garbage has a lot to do with production problems, the bigges...

 
 
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Review: Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus

It's strange to think that a show like Invader Zim would still have a dedicated fanbase nearly 18 years since its initial release. Mostly I would think that its continued popularity has something to do with how hard it's hard to pin down Zi...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2013

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. I'm sure that there are more tactful ways of going...

 
 
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Review: Millennium Actress

We live in an age where we have instant access to any form of media at the drop of a hat. If you want to watch a new movie, all you need to do is to go to a movie theater and watch it. Or if you don't want to leave the comfort of your own h...

 
 
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Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Greetings once more humans. It is I. Lacey the Bassett-Beagle. I have been doing me a snoozle for the past couple of months. There haven't been any good doggo movies for me to see. It did me a sad. Jesse saw A Dog's Purpose months ago, but ...

 
 
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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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Review: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 3)

It's been a hot few months, so it must be time for a new season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. It feels weird that I've become as obsessed about this show as I've had, but ever since the series debuted last November on Netflix, it's...

 
 
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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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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is now the best Disney movie

It seems as the more time passes, the closer we get to Disney controlling most of the free world. That may seem like an exaggeration, but Disney is inching ever closer to outright harnessing your childhood and every media franchise related ...

 
 
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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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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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The Decade Decathlon: 2012

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. 2012 is unique when looking at the trajectory of t...

 
 
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Ranking the best Pixar movies (and Cars 2 I guess...)

(ED Note: This feature originally ran in June of 2018. It has been updated the include the latest Pixar releases.) I've been a fan of Pixar for most of my life. Whenever Pixar gets around to making a new movie, whether it's an original...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Midsommar

If I'm being perfectly honest with myself, I've been pretty disillusioned with the horror genre in recent months. I really do hate to be the kind of old man that groans "they don't make them like they used to" but I really do think that hor...

 
 
 
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An autopsy of the Marvel/Netflix shows

With Disney+ looming over all other streaming services, it was only inevitable that the Marvel/Netflix shows would meet their end. With the slow but steady cancellation of all of the Marvel shows starting in October of last year, it was les...

 
 
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Review: Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure

For the past week, I've been down in the swamplands of Georgia hanging out with friends and having a complete blast at an event called HvZ Endwar. Imagine tag with Nerf Blasters, zombies, and tons of music and you'll have a pretty solid ide...

 
 
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Review: Jessica Jones Season 3

During the lead up to the final season of Jessica Jones, I both wanted and didn't want the show to air. With the end of this show, we've officially reached the end of the Marvel/Netflix shows that have been around since 2015 and have given ...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2011

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. I'm a tired of using the phrase "greatest of all t...

 
 
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Review: Shaft

Do you know how refreshing it is to say that there's a new Shaft movie? While I never grew up watching the original Richard Roundtree trilogy of films, or the short-lived miniseries, I always knew just how cool, suave, and badass he wa...

 
 
 
 


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