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Which Cyberpunk Keanu Reeves Protagonist Will You Be in the Future?

If there’s anything I’ve learned from futuristic movies, it’s that, at some point, each and every one of us will become Keanu Reeves. Read More >>

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Finally, a Climate Change Documentary That Will Get You Excited to Fix It

Whether the audience is policy wonks, nature lovers, or environmental activists, documentaries on climate change still feel like a niche thing in 2019. Which is what makes Ice on Fire, the climate documentary co-produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, so refreshing. This isn’t a film for die-hard vegans or E&E News subscribers – it’s a film for nerds in the broadest sense. And while Ice on Fire does struggle with diversity in its on-screen representation (more on that shortly), its can-do, curiosity-driven framing feels like it’ll cast a wider net than most climate flicks before it. Read More >>

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This Captain Marvel Deleted Scene Has Some Serious Sexual Vibes

Alien: Covenant’s got nothing on this. Disney has posted another deleted scene from Captain Marvel, showing Yon-Rogg having a tense meeting with the Supreme Intelligence. But not just normal tension: It’s sexual tension. Read More >>

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Toy Story 4 Is a Heartwarming, Boundary-Pushing Addition to the Beloved Franchise

Above all else, the one thing Toy Story 4 needed to do was make itself worthy of the title “Toy Story.” That’s a name with a grand tradition in animation. A name that promises excellence, not some by-the-numbers cash-grab. And while it’s certain to grab a lot of cash, the movie somehow lives up to that high standard. It’s an exciting, surprising, incredibly funny film that’s just as poignant and heartfelt as you’d expect from this franchise. Read More >>

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The New Trailer for Frozen II Takes Us on a Wild Adventure Outside Arendelle

Frozen II dropped its first teaser back in February—and now, the first full trailer for Disney’s much-anticipated sequel is here to cool you off as summer heats up. Read More >>

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Men in Black: International Is a Galaxy of Fun for a New Generation

Men in Black: International will not be the best movie you see this year. There are plot issues, character arcs go unfinished, and the ending felt rushed. But it’s still a campy, cool sci-fi spy thriller – one that coasts on the natural charisma of Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth, who may be one of this generation’s best comedic duos. In a sense, it kind of feels like the perfect sequel to the original Men in Black. It’s an entertaining movie made better by the people in it. Read More >>

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Danny Boyle’s Yesterday is a Fascinating, Complex Fantasy Set to the Music of the Beatles

Danny Boyle’s latest film, Yesterday, makes pleasure feel guilty, but it’s not a guilty pleasure. Instead, it’s an expertly crafted film telling the surprisingly complex emotional story of one man’s impossible dilemma involving some of the greatest art ever made – and it makes us question our own personal morals in the process. Read More >>

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Dark Phoenix’s Simon Kinberg Took Inspiration From Nolan’s Batman to Bring the X-Men Down to Earth

There’s an unsteady, chaotic energy coursing through much of Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix. It almost feels like an extension of the existential crisis its titular hero finds herself in as she becomes the most powerful mutant to ever walk the Earth. That feeling, according to Kinberg, was a wholly intentional part of his directorial debut. Read More >>

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The Dark Crystal Prequel Director Says ‘Nobody’s Fooled’ by CGI Nowadays

A lot of animation has gone the CGI route—even the Muppets have embraced it with the latest version of Muppet Babies. But Netflix’s Dark Crystal prequel series, Age of Resistance, is relying heavily on the traditional puppetry that made the original such an iconic fantasy film. According to the director, it’s a challenging process, but it’s worth it. Read More >>

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A Brief Explanation of Dark Phoenix’s Confusing Alien Villain

While Fox was perfectly fine spoiling Dark Phoenix’s major death in early advertisements, the true identity of Jessica Chastain’s alien character was kept conspicuously hush in the weeks leading up to the film’s premiere. Though an explanation for the codename she was referred to by the studio (“Smith”) is never explained in the film itself, a brief exchange is packed with just enough information about Chastain’s character to reveal who they are and how they fit into the larger Dark Phoenix Saga. Read More >>

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Part of Dark Phoenix’s Box Office Failure Might Be Thanks to…Alita: Battle Angel?

In the sort of nerdy debate over who would win between the cosmic fury of the Phoenix Force and a cyborg warrior from Mars, you never thought the answer “whichever was backed by James Cameron” would be the deciding factor. And yet, here we potentially are? Read More >>

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Get Your First Look at The Avengers, Earth’s Mightiest New Video Game

Announced years ago by Square-Enix and Crystal Dynamics as part of a new concerted effort by Marvel to return to AAA-gaming, we’ve finally just gotten a decent look at what exactly The Avengers is going to be—and it seems pretty damn great looking so far. Read More >>

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The Original Men in Black Marked a Transition of the Hollywood Blockbuster

When most of us think of the original Men in Black, it’s not that significant. It’s a blip on the blockbuster scale. A film that used Will Smith at his prime, had a hit pop song in its credits, and spawned a few sequels. Watching it now though—over 20 years since its 1997 release, on the eve of a franchise reboot—and you come to appreciate the film in ways you never thought possible. Read More >>

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This Interactive Timeline Helps Make Sense of Avengers: Endgame’s Time Travel Logic

Time travel is complicated, which means it’s time for some charts. Read More >>