Philip Pirrello

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Articles By Philip Pirrello

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REVIEW: "The Maze Runner" Goes Nowhere Fast

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Wes Ball helms a technically-sound production that lacks any storytelling reasons worth paying to see it.

2014's 11 Best Summer Movie Moments

Mon, September 1st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Celebrate Labor Day with SPINOFF as we look back and rates the best moments of 2014's biggest summer movies.

REVIEW: "The Flash" Set to Give "Arrow" a Run For Its Money

Tue, August 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The CW's pilot for "The Flash" offers fans of the character a fun, action-packed show poised to give "Arrow" a run for its money.

10 Best Final Movie Battles Between Marvel Characters

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

From "X-Men" to "Avengers" to "Spider-Man," we look back at some of the best climactic brawls of the past 16 years.

SDCC: "iZombie" is the Right Mix of "Veronica Mars" & "Buffy"

Sat, August 9th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Showrunner Rob Thomas and the cast of The CW's new show embrace their genre ties and hope for a hit with their zombie detective procedural.

REVIEW: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Is the Summer Movie Equivalent of Taking Up Space

Wed, August 6th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A loud, messy reboot, "TMNT" attempts to embrace its comic book origins and deliver an exciting blockbuster, ultimately failing at both goals.

Marvel Teams Ready to Follow in "Guardians of the Galaxy's" Big Screen Footsteps

Tue, August 5th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As "Guardians of the Galaxy" rules theaters worldwide, CBR offers our ideas for some other unlikely superhero teams we think are ready for their close-up.

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.