Philip Pirrello

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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.'

From “Age of Ultron” to “Star Wars”: 15 Movies You Have to See in 2015

Wed, December 31st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

2015's must-see blockbuster lineup includes the reawakening of "Star Wars," the opening of "Jurassic World" and the conclusion of "The Hunger Games."

13 Unconventional Christmas Movies You Need to Watch This Holiday Season

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Allow John McClane, Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark and Gizmo to help make your holidays a little brighter -- with the help of a few explosions.

Review: "Dumb and Dumber To" is a Lazy, Meaner Copy of the Original

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Despite the efforts of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, the sequel arrives at least 15 years too late, and its laughs aren’t enough to make the wait worth it.

15 Unbelievable Story Beats "Interstellar" Got Away With

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

For a film fixated on details and accuracy, Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic is plagued by numerous plot holes. Here are the ones we found.

REVIEW: "Interstellar" is Nolan's Most Ambitious and Disappointing Film

Thu, November 6th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Beautifully shot and painstakingly detailed, Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" sci-fi epic suffers from a frustrating inattention to its emotional core.

SPINOFF Review: Brad Pitt Wages War in Intense But Disappointing "Fury"

Sat, October 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

David Ayer's uneven war drama delivers gritty combat scenes and strong performances, but stumbles with the type of episodic storytelling that succeeded in "End of Watch."

REVIEW: "Gone Girl" is the Best, Worst Date Movie Ever Made

Fri, October 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

David Fincher's latest is an "often uncomfortable, always tense and never boring film" based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" Preview Teases Epic Scale of Ridley Scott's Film

Fri, October 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Moses himself, Christian Bale, was on hand to preview more than 30 minutes of footage from Fox's Biblical tale.

Denzel’s 5 Most Badass Action Scenes

Sat, September 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With "The Equalizer" in theaters, we look back at Denzel Washington's most intense moments, from "2 Guns" to "Man on Fire."

REVIEW: "The Equalizer" Delivers Entertaining, Excessive Action and Little Else

Fri, September 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Denzel Washington's vigilante takes a very R-rated, incredibly violent route to serve justice -- with the help of power tools.

REVIEW: "The Boxtrolls" Shows Great Potential, But Falls Frustratingly Short

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

What could've been the stop-motion equivalent of a Pixar classic from the makers of "ParaNorman" ends up a noble misfire.

2014 Fall TV Guide Pt. 2: "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD," "Arrow," & "The Walking Dead"

Tue, September 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

From Marvel to DC to AMC's zombies, check out what's in store this season for your favorite continuing comic book shows.

2014 Fall TV Guide Pt. 1: New Series "Gotham," "The Flash" and "Constantine"

Mon, September 22nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With more shows based on comics hitting the small screen than ever before, here's our guide to latest television additions to the DC Universe.

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.

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