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The Avengers broke up because Captain America has the political sophistication of a 13-year-old boy in a Che Guevara t-shirt.
M. Night Shyamalan’s 2002 film is not only a great, underappreciated thriller, but it helped inspire the modern horror renaissance.
Engineered to set up a decade of movies with built-in brand loyalty, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was an enormous hit that left little mark. Is it worth a second look?
I love Roger Ebert and think about his reviews all the time, but he is very much a figure out of time.
We may be hitting the nostalgia apex with Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, and it feels like something’s about to break.
I revive a long-dormant tradition and tell you what SHOULD have happened at the Academy Awards.
The era of teenage dystopian sci-fi ended a few years ago, before anyone noticed.
Emo music is having a renaissance, and it’s making former emo dudes like me realize emo dudes weren’t always the good guys.
We don’t connect our own futures with the gloomy future we predict for the world.
If time travel gets invented in the future, we’ll see evidence of it in the present.
Words are not adequate for describing the pure, unmitigated strangeness of kids’ YouTube.
The filmmakers chose an odd story to try to draw non-fans of the show into the theaters.
A galactic Howard Zinn, Luke Skywalker finally exposes the truth about the Jedi Order: They’re responsible for much of what has gone wrong.
We recorded a bonus episode of the podcast devoted entirely to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The first movie we ever discussed on the podcast was the original Star Wars, so the occasion of a new Star Wars movie seemed like it warranted a podcast update.
The best and most grown-up of the original Star Wars movies still doesn’t play well to an adult viewing it for the first time.
Are clowns scary, or are scary clowns scary?
The portions of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey centered around the HAL-9000 computer and its interference in the titular odyssey are probably the most widely-celebrated parts of the film. But I’ve always been a bit puzzled as to how Hal fits.
The headline on Box Office Mojo reads, “Summer 2017 Closes Out with the Worst Labor Day Weekend in 17 Years.” As an obsessive box office watcher, I’ve noticed and been perturbed (excuse my strong language) by headlines like this in recent weeks. I love and care about movies, and I desperately want them to retain their cultural relevance. This is a silly thing for me to care about, and I’m not even doing a good job of it.