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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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Wonder Woman 1984 gets a colorful as hell first poster

It's been a long time since we've last heard about Wonder Woman 1984, hasn't it? Originally slated for November of this year, it was eventually pushed back for a June 2020 release date, leaving a big Patty Jenkins shaped hole in our hearts....

 
 
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Another Dragon Ball Super movie is in development

For all of you Dragon Ball Z fans out there, you may be wondering exactly when Dragon Ball Super would be continuing. Earlier this year we had the superb Dragon Ball Super: Broly rock everyone's socks off, but there was still no update on e...

 
 
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The best modern animated shows that you haven't heard of

In case it was hard to tell, I love animation. I love all kinds of animation, from hand drawn to CGI, from claymation to pain staiking oil paintings, from classic Fleisher era to modern Disney, for kids or for adults, if you put me in front...

 
 
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Review: Rocketman

Hey, did you think Bohemian Rhapsody kinda sucked and wasn't authentic about the artist it was trying to portray? Good, this is that done right.

 
 
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Rambo Last Blood's trailer bleeds the franchise dry

Sylvester Stallone has been on a kick recently of tackling his old, iconic roles in new and interesting ways. I never realized I wanted to see a Rocky movie where Rocky became Mickey, but that's exactly what Creed delivered in spades. It w...

 
 
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Review: Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight

When I covered Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn back in March, I have to admit that I was a little bit disappointed afterwards. The movie itself is still pretty good, but I remembered the series being so much better than what Journey's Da...

 
 
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Westworld III's trailer is full of Brain Damage

Now that Game of Thrones is over, it seems like HBO is throwing us new trailers every other day to keep people subscribed to them now that the epic fantasy drama has ended. First we had Watchmen debut its trailer while still not givin...

 
 
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Review: A Dog's Journey

Four dead dogs.  Over the course of an hour and a half, there are four on screen dog deaths. One dies from injection, one gets in a car accident, one dies in its sleep, and the last just wanders off into the woods, fully aware that he'...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2010

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. As is usually the case with a new decade, a lot of...

 
 
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Pokemon: Spell of the Unown is still the best Pokemon movie

So that Detective Pikachu movie was pretty good, wasn't it? It's not like I was expecting it to be a train-wreck or anything, but you can never be too sure with video game adaptations. Even when they're decent, like that Silent Hill movie t...

 
 
 
 
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Continuity, Endgame, and the future of the MCU

Since it's been well over a week since Avengers: Endgame came out, I think it's time for us to have a serious discussion and just what exactly the MCU's future is going to look like. Because of this, there will be major spoilers for th...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: A Day in the Life of America

Out of all of the movies I planned on covering for the Tribeca Film Festival, A Day in the Life of America was by far one of the most ambitious films that could have gone completely haywire. This documentary has a striking premise: cam...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Georgetown

I’ve been sitting on this review all week because I didn’t really know how to approach it. Georgetown was one of my most anticipated movies of the Tribeca Film Festival, but even after seeing it over a week ago, I still don't kn...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Crown Vic

I feel like cops in media get a bad rap. Not because I think all cops are shown as being evil or corrupt, but because most cop shows or movies don’t really showcase what life is actually like as a cop. When people think of cops in mov...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: After Parkland

The power of documentaries, in my opinion, is the ability to provide audiences with an honest examination of a topic. Sometimes viewers may be aware of the subject matter being discussed in a documentary, but most of the time viewers are ab...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Bliss

It’s been ages since I’ve seen something as viscerally thrilling as Bliss. Horror movies in recent years have shifted away from gore and gallons of blood to psychological and more intimate fare, but you can only be psychological...

 
 
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Review: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 2)

Between all of the coverage I've been doing for the Tribeca Film Festival, I needed a break from the sea shanties, cannibalism, and organ trafficking. So in between screenings, I would find a nice little hobbit hole and queue up some episod...

 
 
 
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Yes dear friends, the Sonic trailer is worse than we expected

With all thing's considered, I don't think the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog could have ever been good. The character's reputation has been driven through the mud in recent years, so even if the trailer turned out to be outstanding ...

 
 
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Review: American Gods (Season 2)

To say that Americans Gods has had a rough second season behind the scenes would be a huge understatement. Multiple showrunners left the show, some actors vanished with them, and the show fell victim to multiple production delays because of...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Aamis

Before going in to see Aamis, I tried to explain what this movie was about to Hubert while I was eating a large stack of pancakes. I said that it was a love movie about two people that bond over meat in an Indian society and I had no expect...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Blow the Man Down

Imagine, if you will, a sleepy little fishing town in Maine. Imagine seeing the ocean, calm and serene, with a few ships bobbing in the water like toy boats. Then we pan over to the dock where a stocky fisherman starts leading the other doc...

 
 


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