Philip Pirrello

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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.

5 Terrible Movie Futures That Were Fixed With Time Travel

Wed, June 4th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With "X-Men: Days of Future Past" presenting its dystopian future, we take a look at five other movies that use time travel to right tomorrow’s wrongs.

CASTING CALL: Five Actors We Want to Play Apocalypse

Tue, June 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With Marvel reportedly casting Josh Brolin as Thanos, CBR sets our sights on big names we'd love to see play the "X-Men: Apocalypse" title villain.

REVIEW: Despite Jolie, Disney's "Maleficent" is 'Rudderless'

Fri, May 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Disney raids its IP catalog to deliver a very expensive, but very bland, film, resulting in an unfortunate waste of Angelina Jolie's talent.

Wolverine's Most Badass Movie Moments

Tue, May 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

From battling Sabretooth to going slash-happy on a bullet train, CBR looks back at Hugh Jackman's best action moments in the "X-Men" film franchise.

Ranking the Mighty Marvel Movie Sequels: "Days of Future Past," "Winter Soldier" & More

Fri, May 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With "Days of Future Past" now in theaters, CBR sorts through Marvel's heroes' big screen second chapters to find which is the best of them all!

REVIEW: "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Gives "Avengers" a Run for Its Money

Thu, May 22nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Fox's mutant sequel goes full “Terminator 2,” as Wolverine goes back in time to deliver one of Bryan Singer's -- and the franchise's -- best films.