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REVIEW: "Jason Bourne" Might Be The Worst Movie Of The Summer

Tue, July 26th, 2016 | Category: Film, Film Reviews

Nearly a decade since he last reprised the role of reluctant assassin, Matt Damon returns with "Jason Bourne." But you might wish he hadn't.

"Preacher" Recap: "Finish the Song" Picks Up the Pace For the Season's Penultimate Episode

Mon, July 25th, 2016 | Category: TV Reviews

Those who have been complaining about the AMC show's ponderous speed have reason to rejoice

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Adam Hughes Channels "Saved By The Bell" in Archie's "Betty & Veronica" #1

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

The acclaimed writer/artist travels to Riverdale for "Betty & Veronica" #1 and brings with him a little bit of Bayside attitude.

"The Hellblazer: Rebirth" Harkens Back to John Constantine's Jamie Delano Era

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Simon Oliver and Moritat's "Hellblazer: Rebirth" #1 is the most deliberate and successful attempt to evoke the spirit of the original "Hellblazer" series.

"Justice League" Is Your Summer Disaster Blockbuster, in Comic Book Form

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Bryan Hitch, Tony S. Daniel and Sandu Florea's "Justice League" #1 feels like an epic feel like a summer movie transformed into a print event.

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REVIEW: "Star Trek Beyond" Delivers The Spectacle This Summer So Desperately Needs

Tue, July 19th, 2016 | Category: Film, Film Reviews

"Fast & Furious" helmer Justin Lin brings his flare for inventive action and machismo-fueled melodrama to the final frontier in "Star Trek Beyond."

"Preacher" Recap: "El Valero" Begins and Ends With a Western Standoff

Sun, July 17th, 2016 | Category: TV, TV Reviews

Jesse Custer stages his own version of The Alamo as the first season gets close to its conclusion.

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Here's Why "The Vision" Has Become the "Breaking Bad" of Marvel Comics

Fri, July 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

In "The Vision" #9, Victor must deal with the fallout of Vin's shocking discovery, and it goes as badly as you'd expect.

"Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth" #1 Restores the Status Quo with Dazzling Artwork

Thu, July 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Not a lot happens in "Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth" #1, but it's so cosmically cool readers won't care.

"Nightwing: Rebirth" Ties Up Loose Ends, Keeps Elements That Worked

Wed, July 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Book Reviews

Tim Seeley & Yanick Paquette build on past glories, celebrating pre-Flashpoint aspects of the character while setting the stage for all-new challenges and foes.

REVIEW: Sorry, Haters, But

REVIEW: Sorry, Haters, But "Ghostbusters" Is Great

Sun, July 10th, 2016 | Category: Film, Film Reviews

After much outcry and controversy, it turns out Paul Feig's franchise reboot is hilarious -- and it won't even ruin your childhood.

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DC's "The Flintstones" Is a Surprisingly Dark -- and Honest -- Satire

Sat, July 9th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"The Flintstones" #1 is a postmodern look at the Modern Stone Age Family that's a must-read for old fans and newcomers alike.

"Aquaman" #2 is Totally Different Than #1 - And Here's Why That's a Good Thing

Thu, July 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton and Wayne Faucher's "Aquaman" #2 goes down a far more interesting road than its first issue.

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Here's How "Justice League: Rebirth" #1 Succeeded Where Other One-Shots Fail

Wed, July 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Bryan Hitch's "Justice League: Rebirth" #1 finds a balance between existing as part of the DC Universe and telling its own independent story.

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REVIEW: "Finding Dory" Is Sure to Make Kids Cheer, and Parents Tear Up

Fri, June 17th, 2016 | Category: Film, Film Reviews

The Pixar sequel is filled with sumptuous animation, quirky characters, goofy humor, and loads of heart.

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Pixar's "Finding Dory" Delivers An Inspiring Message In A Colorful Adventure

Tue, June 14th, 2016 | Category: Film, Film Reviews

Though undeniably colorful, outlandish, fun and heartfelt, what really makes "Finding Dory" a standout is its message.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows" Outshines Its Predecessor, But Has Major Missteps

Tue, May 31st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film, Film Reviews

The sequel gives us Turtles we can cheer for, but has serious issues when it comes to its human characters, April O'Neil in particular.

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REVIEW: Review: Pena & Skarsgård Bring Biting Comedy With "War On Everyone"

Tue, May 24th, 2016 | Category: Film, Film Reviews

Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgård play a pair of crooked cops who bring the pain and the laughs in the deeply disturbed buddy comedy.

REVIEW: Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe Kill It As

REVIEW: Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe Kill It As "The Nice Guys"

Wed, May 18th, 2016 | Category: Film, Film Reviews

Playing like a companion piece to "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," "The Nice Guys" is laugh-out-loud funny and edge-of-your-seat exciting.

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REVIEW: "X-Men: Apocalypse" May Make You Whisper, "No More Mutants"

Mon, May 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film, Film Reviews

"X-Men: Apocalypse" is a lifeless affair, squandering its star power, underselling its characters, and muddying its action in greys and cutaways.

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REVIEW: "Captain America: Civil War" is Everything We Want in a Superhero Movie (and More)

Wed, April 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film, Film Reviews

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo deliver an action-packed, emotion-filled Marvel sequel that lives up to the hype.

REVIEW: Wonder Woman Can't Save Dull

REVIEW: Wonder Woman Can't Save Dull "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"

Tue, March 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film, Film Reviews

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has arrived, but despite a bright spot in Gal Gadot, it's "too gritty to be fun and too grim to be thrilling."

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REVIEW: Fletcher & Wu Make "Black Canary" #7 Sing with Fun, Inventive Layouts

Fri, January 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu tell a story that uses the visual language of comics with great success" in "Black Canary" #7.

REVIEW: Waid & Asrar Bring Fun New Dynamics to

REVIEW: Waid & Asrar Bring Fun New Dynamics to "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #4

Thu, January 28th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar's Avengers team "is still recognizable and just as fun" in "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #4.

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REVIEW: Houser, Portela & Sauvage's "Faith" #1 Truly Shines

Wed, January 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jody Houser, Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage's "Faith" #1 "is the charming continuation of a character who definitely deserved her own series."

REVIEW: Spurrier & Kelly Let Slip a Bold New World in

REVIEW: Spurrier & Kelly Let Slip a Bold New World in "Cry Havoc" #1

Mon, January 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Simon Spurrier and Ryan Kelly's "Cry Havoc" #1 features "a brilliant coloring scheme, vigorous art and memorable, layered characters."

REVIEW: Fazekas, Butters & Anka Take

REVIEW: Fazekas, Butters & Anka Take "Captain Marvel" Higher & Further Than Ever Before

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"The Carol Corps will find their hero the same and even better" in Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters and Kris Anka's "Captain Marvel" #1.

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Trigger an Explosive Confrontation in

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Trigger an Explosive Confrontation in "Batman" #48

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo's "Batman" #48 "takes the double-cliffhanger from last month... and makes both situations even tenser."

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REVIEW: Ted McKeever's "Pencil Head" #1 is Offbeat but Delightfully Satiric

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

McKeever "takes the odd characters from his world and turns them into strange and often hilarious caricatures" in "Pencil Head" #1.

REVIEW: Slott & Allred Fill

REVIEW: Slott & Allred Fill "Silver Surfer" #1 with Joy & Creativity

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"The second volume of Dan Slott and Mike Allred's 'Silver Surfer' looks to be just as colorful, creative and warm-hearted as the first."

REVIEW: What Have Comics Fans Done To Deserve The

REVIEW: What Have Comics Fans Done To Deserve The "Lucifer" Pilot?

Tue, January 19th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, TV Reviews

Damned by its own sinfully stupid choices, Fox's "Lucifer" is bad, not wickedly entertaining.

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REVIEW: Ellis & Shalvey's "Injection" #6 is Undeniably a Blast to Read

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's "world building blithely demands the reader eat and run at the same time" in "Injection" #6.

REVIEW: Millar & Albuquerque Keep

REVIEW: Millar & Albuquerque Keep "Huck" #3 Upbeat & Cheerful

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque's "Huck" #3 "is another charming issue... [with] art that quietly steals the show."

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REVIEW: Kirkman & Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #150 Plays to the Series' Strengths

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard "create a dramatic and life-changing comic at a relatively small scale" in "The Walking Dead" #150.

REVIEW: Hopeless & Bagley Put the Fun Back in

REVIEW: Hopeless & Bagley Put the Fun Back in "All-New X-Men" #3

Fri, January 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley's "All-New X-Men" #3 "is a pleasant reminder that the X-Men don't have to be about revolutions and genocidal agendas."

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REVIEW: Aaron & Dauterman's "The Mighty Thor" #3 Delivers Beautiful Suspense

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman's "Mighty Thor" #3 "is indeed all-new and all-different, but the beautiful and intense storytelling is the same."

REVIEW: Landis & Jones Bring the Party in

REVIEW: Landis & Jones Bring the Party in "Superman: American Alien" #3

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Max Landis and Joelle Jones' "Superman: American Alien" #3 "is a perfect example of everything that a relaunch should give its readers."

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REVIEW: De Liz's "The Legend of Wonder Woman" #1 is Off to a Charming Start

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Renae De Liz and Ray Dillion breathe new life into an old tale with 'The Legend of Wonder Woman' #1."

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REVIEW: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" is Like a Comic Book Crossover Event - In the Best Ways

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, TV Reviews

With its quirkily charming super-characters and TV-scale "Avengers"-style action, The CW's third DC series may quickly achieve a legendary feel.

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REVIEW: "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" #0 is a Fun Grab Bag with Lots of Potential

Wed, January 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"If you grew up with the show, then Kyle Higgins and Hendry Prasetya's 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' #0 is worth a pickup."

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