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‘The Lion King’ Review: Sure to Make a New Generation of Fans

I didn’t realize until I forced myself to reflect on it, but The Lion King is probably the single most formative and influential movie in shaping...

Black Mirror, ‘Rachel Jack and Ashley Too’ Review: The Best Black Mirror in Years

This piece contains spoilers. The premiere episode of Black Mirror’s fifth season makes it unclear whether the self-reflection it experienced with Black Museum was a glib...

Breaking the Wheel – No One Should Take the Iron Throne

I’ve had to eat my fair share of crow when it comes to predicting the pivotal developments of Game of Thrones. Two years ago...

Shazam! Review: DC’s Latest a Near-Perfect Lightning Storm of Humor & Heart

Ladies and gentlemen, they did it. DC’s delusions of needing to be distinct to be competitive seem to have finally evaporated, because they and...

Review: American Gods Season 2 is Uneven But At Least It Has Confidence

The first thing noticed and last remembered about American Gods is its mesmerizingly ultra-focused and beautifully stylized cinematography. The series does not simply attempt...

1999 Movie-versaries: Analyze This

1999 was a big year for movies. It was the year that The Matrix‘s slow-motion bullet influenced action movies for years to come. It...

The Dragon Prince is the Best Animated Series You’re Not Watching

While Avatar: The Last Airbender critically and commercially carved out its place as one of the best TV series of the 21st century, giving...

The CW DC Recap — The Flash & Arrow’s Final Episodes Before Their Hiatus

This week we look at both Arrow and The Flash's latest episodes. Both shows will go on hiatus until early March after this past...

The CW DC Recap: Arrow & Flash Lead the Week

With Supergirl taking the week off, Matt Gilbert offers us an update on this week's episodes of Arrow and The Flash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCoTsotKNpQ Arrow - Season 7, Episode...

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World — Thanks for Everything, You Wonderful Reptile

The How to Train Your Dragon movies have always held a special place in my heart. The 2010 original played a pivotal role in...

‘Green Book’ is the Perfect Best Picture Winner for 2019—That is Not a Compliment

As the various guild and critics awards begin wrapping up for the 2019 season, Peter Farrelly’s crowd-pleasing and controversial so-called comedy, Green Book, is...

The CW DC Recap: ‘The Flash & The Furious’ Only Edition

This week, most of our heroes were still on a winter hiatus — but, in a move that feels a bit on the nose,...

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