Rogue One’s Gary Whitta on His Unconventional New Sci-Fi Gundog

This fall, from the writer of Rogue One, The Book of Eliand After Earth, a brand new sci-fi adventure is on the way. Set in a future where Earth has been conquered by giant alien mechs, a young woman finds a map that might hold the key to saving humanity. Sounds cool, right? Well, it’s … Read more

A Review Of Andrew Dominik’s Blonde, About Marilyn Monroe

Ana de Armas plays Norma Jeane/Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s blonde.photo: Netflix Based on Joyce Carol Oates’ Pulitzer Prize finalist novel of the same name, blonde uses a work of biographical fiction to presumably seek deeper truths about the life of Marilyn Monroe. Unfortunately, director Andrew Dominik (The Assassination Of Jesse James) mistakes depicting the … Read more

A Review Of Maya Hawke and Camila Mendes’ Do Revenge

(from left) Maya Hawke and Ca Mendes star in Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s From Revenge.photo: Netflix With its inclusion of sassy language and its indictment of progressive culture, From Revenge is a movie for the modern era—but it plays like a love letter to the savage and sweet teen-themed movies of the 1980s, ’90s and early … Read more

Dark Horse Reveals New Mike Mignola Vampire Comics

Image: Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart/Dark Horse Comics Is there a comic writer who possibly loves spooky season as much as hellboy‘s Mike Mignola? Perhaps not, which is why the beloved creative is teaming up with artist Rachele Aragno to introduce a whole new spooky delight—and giving them terrifying tales not just for Halloween, but … Read more

Kevin Smith cashes in on nostalgia

(from left) Randal (Jeff Anderson) and Dante (Brian O’Halloran) in Kevin Smith’s Clerks III.photo: Lionsgate There’s a watchable 90-minute movie hidden in the almost two-hour runtime of Clerks III. It’s too bad writer-director Kevin Smith doesn’t possess the clarity of vision he once had to refine ideas well enough to let his narrative from the … Read more

D23 Expo reimainging, sequel, Pixar, and more news roundup

All the Disney princessesphoto: Olga Thompson (Walt Disney World Resort via Getty Images) Now that another Disney+ Day has come and gone, we can get on to the meat of Disney’s big weekend: The D23 Expo, where the greatest fans in the world can get a look at the stuff they’ve already seen before but … Read more

A Review Of Disney+’s Pinocchio

Pinocchio (voiced by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth), Tom Hanks as Geppetto, and Figaro in Disney’s live-action Pinocchio.photo: Disney Enterprises Contrary to the beliefs of social media lurkers unhappy with equivocating reviews of their favorite intellectual property, Disney does not pay critics. But the studio does frequently—and mostly nicely—ask them not to reveal plot points that could … Read more

What We Do in the Shadows S4 Finale Interview: Colin Robinson

Colin Robinson in season three… or is it Colin Robinson in season five?photo: Russ Martin/FX What We Do in the Shadows wrapped up its fourth season last night, ending a hugely enjoyable ride that included a vampire nightclub, a wedding, the Jersey Devil, a very tricky home-renovation project, and some major character growth—including, quite literally, … Read more

A Review Of Ben Foster’s Medieval

Roland Møller (left) and Ben Foster square off while Sophie Lowe looks on in Petr Jákl’s Medieval.photo: The Avenue A title as generic as Medieval is strangely appropriate for writer-director Petr Jákl’s historical epic. It’s the most expensive Czech film ever made, with a reported price tag of approximately $23 million—and an explicit eye toward … Read more

The Rings Of Power Controversy Explained

Morfydd Clark as Galadrielphoto: Matt Grace/PrimeVideo If some of that negative discourse surrounding Amazon’s The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve been here before. Only. many. teams. While backlash campaigns to revivals of popular franchises have been growing in the past few years, particularly when those projects touch … Read more