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Even Decapitated, Alpha’s Still a Major Threat on The Walking Dead

Alpha may be dead, but the leader of the Whisperers hasn’t quite finished her reign of terror. Come on, did you guys really think it was going to be that easy? Read More >>

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Westworld Begins to Amp Up With a Charlotte Hale Mary

It’s been an uncharacteristically slow, straightforward start for Westworld’s newest season, but the series is finally returning to its strengths by leaning hard into one of the show’s biggest mysteries: Who the hell is in Delos director Charlotte Hale’s body? Read More >>

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On The Walking Dead, Michonne Takes an Acid Trip Down Memory Lane

The zombie apocalypse’s premier swordswoman is finally back, and she’s brought some major revelations with her. If tonight’s episode ends up being the last time we see Michonne, The Walking Dead certainly has sent her off in style. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead Goes Game of Thrones With a Medieval Battle and a Deadly Twist

The results were less visually impressive than Game of Thrones, possibly because Game of Thrones had a much larger budget. But The Walking Dead’s version of a medieval fight still managed to make the pitched battle between the inhabitants of Hilltop and the zombie armies of the Whisperers overwhelming, brutal, and disorientingly chaotic. And then, much like in Game of Thrones, it was in the aftermath that the real drama began. Read More >>

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Westworld Returns With a Brand New World (But No West)

The thrilling, enigmatic, occasionally bananas HBO series Westworld is back, although you may not have recognised it. Much like Delores and Bernard, the season three premiere has left the troubled park and its massacre behind for the outside world, where Delores is planning her Host revolution. Unfortunately, it turns out the real world isn’t quite as interesting as the one full of killer robot cowboys. Read More >>

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The Whisperer War Begins on a Shockingly Great Walking Dead

I’ve probably said this before – I’ve been recapping this show for eight years, I’ve probably said everything before by this point – but I am done trying to make sense of whether The Walking Dead is a good show or a bad one. It’s clearly going to be both, forever. Because after four middling-to-garbage episodes in a row, it gave us one that was rad from start to finish. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead Had a Badass Fight But the Rest Was Nonsense

After last week’s crummy mid-season premiere, I didn’t expect The Walking Dead to give us its best fight sequence in years last night. I also didn’t expect most of everything else that happened in the episode, because it was all very odd – but at least it was odd enough to be entertaining. Read More >>

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How to Make the Other Universal Monsters Scary Again

Dracula. The Wolf Man. The Mummy. The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Frankenstein(’s monster) and the Bride of Frankenstein(’s Monster). They’re all icons of cinematic horror, many for nearly a century – and that’s the problem. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead’s Mid-Season Premiere Was Rubbish With Just a Dash of Total WTF

In late 2019, The Walking Dead ended its 1.375-year streak of being genuinely good by reverting to its worst habits. Unfortunately, the 10th season spring premiere did not get the series back on track, although it did provide one of the most perplexing, bananas moments in the show’s history. So that’s something, I guess? Read More >>

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Why the Birds of Prey Are Finally Taking Flight

DC Entertainment has achieved something that Marvel Studios hasn’t. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is officially the first comic book movie starring an all-female superteam. And assuming the CW picks up the Arrow spinoff and Birds of Prey-inspired Green Arrow and the Canaries series, DC will have the same on TV in the autumn as well. But what makes the Birds of Prey so special? And why has 2020 become their year? Read More >>

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I Cannot Believe There’s Really Going to Be a Morbius Movie

If you told me 20 years ago that third-tier Spider-Man character Morbius the Living Vampire would not just appear in a comic book movie but star in one, I’d have laughed in your face. If you told me 10, or even five years ago, I would have called you a liar. Now, the movie is coming out in a mere six months, and the recent trailer is incontrovertible proof that it actually exists – and I still cannot believe this is happening. Read More >>

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When Star Trek: The Next Generation Was Bad, It Was Truly Horrendous

There aren’t just a lot of candidates for the worst episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I would contend there are a lot of worst episodes, full stop. It’s amazing how much terrible content this show produced while simultaneously reviving the beloved franchise – there’s the racism of “Code of Honor,” the supernatural assault of “Sub Rosa,” the clip show crappiness of “Shades of Gray,” and many more. Everyone has their pick, but “Up the Long Ladder” is my dark horse contender for the title, because it manages to be racist, sexist, and terrible sci-fi, all at once. Read More >>

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I Never Knew How Much I Needed a Star Wars TV Series Before The Mandalorian

In the last week and a half, two Star Wars sagas have come to a close. First The Rise of Skywalker wrapped up the sequel trilogy, followed this past Friday by season one finale of the first live-action Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian. Only one of these stories managed to unite and delight the bulk of the franchise’s divisive fandom, and it wasn’t in cinemas. But this isn’t about the newest movie’s flaws or merits, it’s about how The Mandalorian revealed the Star Wars franchise has needed a TV show for a very long time – and, it turns out, so did I. Read More >>

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13 Helpful Party Tips From the Star Wars Holiday Special

The Star Wars Holiday Special is legendarily bad, and it lives up to every part of that legend. Airing once in 1978 and never again, it’s a travesty that makes Jar Jar Binks seem both understated and dignified. But that’s not to say it’s entirely without benefit! In fact, it’s full of helpful tips for throwing a perfect party for your friends and family this season – all of which we’ve gathered here, so you don’t have the excruciating experience of watching the damn thing. Read on to make sure your holiday fest is as festive as can be, and I assure you, I am making none of this up. Read More >>