Philip Pirrello

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Articles By Philip Pirrello

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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.'

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.