Philip Pirrello

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Articles By Philip Pirrello

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REVIEW: "Mad Max: Fury Road" is Even Better, Crazier Than Trailers Promise

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Film

George Miller’s return to the franchise is not only a master class in pure visual cinema, it’s also one of the best films of this - or any - year.

10 "X-Files" Episodes That Still Scare the Crap Out of Us

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

From devil-worshipping teachers to Eugene Tooms, revisit some of Mulder and Scully's most frightening cases before they return to Fox in 2016.

10 Most Kick-Ass Moments in "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Mon, May 4th, 2015 | Category: Film

Joss Whedon's second Avengers movie is full of awesome moments featuring Marvel's heroes, but these are the ones that will make you want to watch it again.

From "Avengers: Age of Ultron" to "Jurassic World": The Summer Blockbusters You Need to See

Sun, April 19th, 2015 | Category: Film

Iron Man, Chris Pratt and Tom Cruise headline one of the biggest movie summers ever. Here's your guide to the films you need to watch at least twice

Batman's 9 Worst Decisions: From "Batman Begins" to "The Dark Knight Rises"

Sun, April 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

The Dark Knight may be the hero we need and deserve, but even he makes some bonehead moves. Check out this list of his best (worst) face-palms.

REVIEW: "Furious 7" Suffers From Too Much Plot, Not Enough Rock

Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | Category: Film

Paul Walkers final film boasts some terrific stunts, but misfires with a frequently frustrating plot that's stuck in neutral.

Why The Russos Are The Best Thing to Happen to the MCU Since Joss Whedon

Mon, March 30th, 2015 | Category: Film

The directors of "Captain America: Winter Soldier" are the perfect choice to fill Joss Whedon's shoes and helm Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" films.

9 Hottest Post-"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" Comic Book Movies

Mon, March 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV

From "Captain America: Civil War" to "Batman v Superman," Marvel and DC have slates jam-packed with "cant miss" films -- especially these potential epics.

"Captain America: Civil War" - Everything You Need to Know... So Far

Mon, March 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

As Cap, Iron Man and more Avengers prepare to enlist for Marvel's next movie event, CBR has your primer on Summer 2016's most anticipated blockbuster.

5 Reasons Wolverine Needs to Join Marvel's Cinematic Universe

Sun, March 8th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

If Spider-Man can swing from Sony over to Marvel, can Wolverine join him as part of the MCU alongside the Avengers and other heroes?

Review: "Chappie" Is a Mess of Bad Wiring, Terrible Storytelling

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Director Neill Blomkamp's sentient robot tale looks beautiful, but the story shows little logic and possesses even less soul.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy: Spock's 6 Greatest "Star Trek" Movie Moments

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

As a tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who passed away Friday at age 83, it seems only logical to revisit his best big-screen moments as the beloved Vulcan.

REVIEW: Will Smith, Margot Robbie are the Best Thing About "Focus"

Fri, February 27th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

An insane amount of chemistry between the two leads, and a really clever dialogue, elevate this piece of good-not-great matinee entertainment.

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

Sun, February 15th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

WIth Spider-Man's movie future changing direction following a disappointing sequel, CBR looks back at some sequel stinkers from the past decade.

"The Amazing Spider-Man": How Sony Lost its Way with Marvel's Biggest Hero

Sun, February 15th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

As Marvel Studios swoops in to save the webslinger, SPINOFF takes a look at the main reasons he needed rescuing in the first place.

"Star Trek 3" and More Threequels That Had a Hard Time Getting Made

Fri, February 13th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The third "Trek" movie isn't the first to suffer production woes. From "Alien 3" to "Ghostbusters 3," check out some other notable troubled sequels.

REVIEW: "Jupiter Ascending" Quickly Descends Into a Pretty, Pricey Mess

Fri, February 6th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Impressive action and set design can't save the Wachowskis' tale about the badass version of Barf from "Spaceballs" saving the universe’s prettiest toilet scrubber.

REVIEW: "Black Sea's" Hunt For Nazi Gold Finds White-Knuckle Tension

Tue, January 27th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Director Kevin Macdonald and star Jude Law deliver an uneven but gripping submarine thriller well worth the admission price.

5 Comic Books Michael Mann Should Turn Into Movies

Sat, January 24th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

As the director’s latest, "Blackhat," crashes at the box office, maybe it’s time for the director of "Heat" to make his own "Dark Knight."

REVIEW: For a Cyber Thriller, Mann's "Blackhat" is Light on Thrills

Fri, January 16th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The director's first film since "Public Enemies" places Chris Hemsworth in front of a computer for two frustrating hours that you wish you could 'force quit.'