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A New Invisible Man Film Rises as the Dark Universe Dies

The moment we all knew was coming has arrived. Variety reports that Universal has “tabled” its idea for an interconnected universe of classic monster movies (called the “Dark Universe”) and are starting thing fresh with Invisible Man. Read More >>

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Let’s Discuss the Ending of Glass

An M. Night Shyamalan movie isn’t a proper M. Night Shyamalan movie without some kind of twist ending. Thankfully, his latest film Glass fits the bill and then some. In fact, Shyamalan may even out Shyamalan himself with a fascinating turn of events that we think is worth a much broader discussion. So, let’s do that, shall we? Read More >>

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Mortal Engines Is a By-the-Numbers Dystopian Drama That’s Several Years Too Late

Much like the toasters, smartphones, and Minions statues that decorate the London Museum, Mortal Engines feels like the relic of a bygone era – a time when audiences cared about dystopian fiction, and “strong female characters” were little more than toughened blank slates. Mortal Engines might take place thousands of years in the future, but it’s a movie that’s stuck in the past. Read More >>

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Let’s Talk About the Ending of the New Halloween

The new Halloween was a big success this weekend, grossing an estimated $77.5 million over its first weekend. It’s the 11th film in the Halloween franchise, but only the second in the story it’s telling, and that story has an explosive ending that we’re excited to dissect now that the film is out. Read More >>

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The New Glass Trailer Makes You Believe Supervillains Are Real

The second trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s highly anticipated film, Glass, is here, and with it, the curtain has been pulled back just a little bit more on a film almost two decades in the making. Read More >>

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First Man Gives Humankind’s Greatest Adventure a Personal Touch

For a movie about going to the moon, First Man sure is grounded. That’s a good thing though, mostly, as the film provides a layered and at times painful look at what that legendary trip cost not just America but also astronaut Neil Armstrong. However, First Man is not a hugely patriotic roller coaster like Apollo 13. Director Damien Chazelle has taken one of humankind’s greatest adventures and turned it into an intimate character portrait. It’s engaging and emotional, but just the slightest bit underwhelming. Read More >>

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The House With a Clock in Its Walls Has Some Enchanting Moments But Is Mostly Forgettable

Sitting down to watch The House with a Clock in Its Walls, you know exactly the movie you want to see. A fun, exciting, kind of scary but whimsical adventure with great visual effects, fun characters, jokes, chills, thrills—all of that. The actual film has some of those things, but not enough to make it truly worth your while. Read More >>

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Unbreakable and Split Collide in the First Outstanding Trailer for Glass

Eighteen years after we first met the unbreakable David Dunn and the extremely breakable Elijah Price, they’re back in the first trailer for M. Night Shyalaman’s Glass, and this time they’ve got Kevin Crumb and his 23 personalities with them. Read More >>

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The First Photos From M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass Are Hauntingly Beautiful

After that wild twist at the end of Split, we’ve been waiting for ages to see what M. Night Shyamalan could do when it came to smashing together James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis for the Unbreakable sequel no one saw coming. And so far, the results are sinister and weirdly gorgeous. Read More >>

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Was Born Out of Several Moral and Ethical Dilemmas

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom centres on questions of animal rights, genetic power, war mongering, responsibility, and more. So, if you’re in the universe of Jurassic Park and want to talk about things like that, really there’s only one person you call: Dr. Ian Malcolm, played by Jeff Goldblum. And that’s exactly what co-writer and producer Colin Trevorrow did. Read More >>

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Lacks the Majesty the Franchise Is Known for

One of the things that makes the Jurassic Park franchise so memorable is John Williams’ score. The majestic music is one of the legendary composer’s most recognisable compositions. That score is teased, but never truly unleashed, in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is also the perfect analogy for the movie as a whole. Everything feels held back and small. There’s never a moment worthy of that iconic music. Read More >>

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Amazon and Netflix Are Suing a Shady Streaming Service for $150,000 Per Copyright Violation

Amazon, Netflix, and several major Hollywood studios are all suing Set TV, a seemingly too-good-to-be-true streaming service that offers 500 channels for $20 per month. The copyright suit seeks $150,000 per work infringed, and it sure looks like they have a case against the cord-cutting company. Read More >>

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In the New Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer, It’s the Dinosaurs’ World, and We’re Just Living in It

Well, if you count “constantly running away from carnivorous dinosaurs” as “living,” I guess. Read More >>

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Guillermo del Toro Wishes He’d Taken Over Universal’s Monster Movies (and So Do We)

Universal’s plans for a shared universe of monster movies is all but dead after the creative team tapped to build out the franchise left the project. The news wasn’t exactly surprising when it first broke considering the reception to The Mummy, but it did beg the question: what might have happened if Guillermo del Toro, Universal’s first pick to craft the Dark Universe, had said yes. Read More >>

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Universal Adds Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame to Its Monsterverse, Which Is Very Dumb

Universal is desperate to create a franchise out of the classic “monsters” that ruled the studio from the 1920s to 1960. It’s calling this thing “Dark Universe” and it’s all kicking off with that ridiculous Tom Cruise-starring Mummy. And now we get word about more monster movies being planned and they make no sense. Read More >>