Philip Pirrello

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REVIEW: Pre-Batman "Gotham" Aims High, Falls Disappointingly Short

Thu, July 31st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

This take on Jim Gordon' early years in the GCPD is neither the Batman show fans need, nor the one they deserve right now.

SDCC: Mark Hamill Helps Bring "Kingsman: The Secret Service" To San Diego

Sun, July 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Mark Millar moderated the panel for the film adaptation of his action-packed comic, which is eager to make its mark on the spy movie genre.

SDCC LIVE: Marvel Reveals "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Ant-Man" Footage and "Guardians 2" Release Date

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel's massive Hall H panel starts now, and CBR is covering it live with all the latest news on "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Ant-Man" and more!

SDCC: Daniel Radcliffe, Joe Hill Bring Horror, Laughs With "Horns" Trailer Debut

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The "Harry Potter" actor and "Locke & Key" writer unveiled the trailer to the dark fantasy thriller during the Hall H presentation at Comic-Con International.

SDCC: Adam West Knows What Fans Want on "Batman '66: The Complete TV Series" Blu-ray

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

TV's original Batman, Adam West, tells fans what extras they can expect on the long-awaited boxset. (Shark Repellant not included.)

SDCC: 11 Things You Need to Know About "Toy Story That Time Forgot"

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Actress Kirsten Schaal, the voice of Trixie, made a surprise appearance at the Comic-Con International panel for Pixar's upcoming ABC holiday special.

The Most Disappointing Comic Book Movie Sequels of the Last 10 Years

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

From "Blade" to "X-Men," CBR looks back at some of the notable franchises whose latter installments missed the mark.

Stuck on Repeat: 7 Hollywood Time Loops

Sat, July 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With "Edge of Tomorrow" carrying the torch lit by "Groundhog Day," SPINOFF looks at films and TV shows where characters keep repeating their actions.

REVIEW: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is Hollywood Filmmaking at Its Best

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Matt Reeves delivers one of the best sequels in years with a complex, and heartbreaking, tale of war, survival and trust.

From "Shaun" to "Superbad": The 10 Best R-Rated Comedies of the Past 10 Years

Thu, July 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As "22 Jump Street" nears $200 million at the global box office, SPINOFF looks back at some of the funniest films for the 17-and-up crowd.

"Earth to Echo" Writer Reveals Origins of Film's Big 'Trailer Moment'

Thu, July 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Screenwriter Henry Gayden talks with SPINOFF about the sci-fi adventure's most challenging scenes, and which one was Relativity Media's "gift."

SPINOFF REVIEW: "Earth To Echo" Steals From Greats, Sacrifices Originality

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director David Green's sci-fi adventure is merely a poor imitation of far better films like "E.T." and "The Goonies."

Bring On the Bayhem: Michael Bay's 5 Most Ridiculous Action Scenes

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As "Transformers: Age of Extinction" shares new ways to fireball cities and common sense, we look back at Michael Bay's most insane action scenes.

10 Things We Can't Believe "Transformers: Age of Extinction" Got Away With

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As Michael Bay's latest "Transformers" film hits box office highs, Spinoff Online analyzes some of the film's lowest points.

REVIEW: Plot and Thrills Are Endangered Species in "Transformers: Age of Extinction"

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Michael Bay chooses scale over character and mayhem over plot for what, in fairness, isn't the worst installment of the action franchise.

Transformers Fan Experience: 10 Things You May Not Know About the Dinobots

Tue, June 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

In honor of BotCon2014 and "Transformers: Age of Extinction," fans rolled out to celebrate the Dinobots and their favorite shape-shifting T. Rex.

21 Things We Learned From Warner Bros. Dark Knight Studio Tour

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

From Burton to Nolan, Batman's big-screen career gets its own museum in honor of the hero's 75th anniversary, and the end result is a "must see."

From "Star Wars" to "Star Trek": The 15 Coolest Sci-Fi Movie Weapons

Sun, June 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As “Edge of Tomorrow” introduced audiences to its take on the mech suit, SPINOFF ONLINE looks back at some of the most memorable sci-fi movie weapons – from Death Stars to phasers.

REVIEW: "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is the "Dark Knight" of Animated Sequels

Wed, June 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The follow-up to DreamWorks Animation's 2010 hit reaches Pixar-level highs, continuing the emotionally charged adventures of Hiccup and Toothless.

Tom Cruise’s 6 Best Action Scenes: From "Top Gun" to "Mission: Impossible"

Fri, June 6th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With the sci-fi thriller "Edge of Tomorrow" arriving today in theaters, SPINOFF looks back at some of Cruise’s coolest action-hero moments.