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The Meg Is Dumb, But It Knows It’s Dumb, and That’s Why It’s Great

Though they are complete tonal opposites, The Meg feels like an unlikely and very unconventional love letter to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. It’s as if the film’s writers sat down to watch that 1975 masterpiece and just kept asking “What if?” What if the shark really ate people off the beach? What if the heroes could fight the shark underwater? What if they actually did get a bigger boat? Read More >>

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How the Director of Hereditary Made This Year’s Scariest Movie

When you see Hereditary, chances are the creepy horror movie will stay under your skin for some time, despite any effort to scrub or claw it away. That’s exactly the way writer/director Ari Aster wants you to feel. Read More >>

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The First Deadpool 2 Reactions Are Here… and They’re Appropriately Offbeat

Deadpool 2 began screening for press today, and everyone who’s seen it wants to talk about one thing: the post-credits scene. Read More >>

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Unfortunately, the First Footage From The Predator Does Not Inspire Much Confidence

Jacob Tremblay opening a box was the best thing in the first footage from Shane Black’s The Predator. Fox showed a taste of the highly anticipated next entry in the scifi series at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and while opinions will obviously be mixed, I was left very underwhelmed. Read More >>

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The New Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Sets the Smuggler on the Path to Becoming A Legend

Though, let’s be honest, Han is a much better hero than he is criminal. Read More >>

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Tomb Raider is a Solid Action Movie, But Not a Great Tomb Raider Movie

If the Tomb Raider movie wasn’t called “Tomb Raider,” it would be a better film. Because while it’s a perfectly enjoyable action flick, it’s not one that lives up to the franchise, the character, or its title. Read More >>

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One Former Blade Runner Star Wasn’t Impressed With Blade Runner 2049

When Blade Runner 2049 offered an extended stay in the universe created by Ridley Scott’s original, most of the major players from the original returned in some form or another. The most important character who didn’t is Rutger Hauer’s Roy Batty, which is just as well, considering what Hauer thinks of the film. Read More >>

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Our Best Look Yet at Incredibles 2 Has Lots of Superhero Parenting

The first teaser for Pixar’s Incredibles 2 was just that. A tease. There was little to no indication of what, exactly, the highly anticipated sequel would be about. Well, during the Winter Olympics Wednesday, we finally got a good look at the movie. And it looks wonderful. Read More >>

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Black Panther’s Politics Are More Than Skin Deep

After seeing Black Panther last week, I’m fairly convinced that the pundits are right: this film really does look like it is going to be a cultural “moment”. Though the underlying film hits all of the standard superhero beats, it feels as subtly refreshing as you might expect for the first super-mega-blockbuster scale film to feature a majority black cast. Read More >>

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Explore the Collaboration Between Spielberg and Ernest Cline in This Ready Player One Featurette

One of the greatest directors of a generation, and one author who owes that director a huge debt of influence. Read More >>

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Exclusive: The Most Critically Divisive Films According To Data

Earlier this year a psychological horror film called “Mother!” (yes, with the exclamation mark) hit cinemas. Directed by Darren Aaronofsky and starring Jennifer Lawrence, it is safe to say that the film divided audiences. Some critics raved - The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw gave the film five stars, whereas others like the New York Observer’s Rex Reed gave the film a big fat zero. Was it genius? Was it hideous? Critics couldn't decide. Read More >>

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Fantastic Beasts 2 Has a New Name and a First Look at the Cast

Fantastic Beasts 2 is no longer Fantastic Beasts 2—it’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and now we have our first look at some of the cast, including Jude Law in action as the young Albus Dumbledore himself! Read More >>

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The End Credit Scene of Thor: Ragnarok Could Have Been Something Very, Very Different

By now you probably know that Thor: Ragnarok has two end credit scenes. The first is the big one that ties into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. The second, which is much more appropriate to the film, is a funny little aside and director Taika Waititi revealed it was one of just many choices he had for the ending. Read More >>

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Universal’s Shared Monster Movie Universe Has Been Put on Hold

Universal Studios had high hopes for its 2017 reboot of the Mummy franchise, with planned to use the movie as a launchpad for a sprawling, shared universe of monster movies starring characters like the Bride of Frankenstein and the Wolf Man. According to a new report, though, those plans have been on hold. Read More >>

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For the Last Time, Aquaman’s Weapon in Justice League Is Not His Trident

Aquaman has emerged as one of the great hopes for Warner Bros.’ upcoming Justice League film. This Arthur Curry likes to drink and not cut his hair and fight with weapons that have more than three tines! Suffice to say, this Aquaman is a far cry from his comics counterpart. Read More >>