Doc Review: Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer Is Like Mr. Smith Meets Death of a Salesman

In a centuries-old Pennsylvania government building on a snowy day in late January 1987, R. Budd Dwyer shot himself at the end of a press conference most expected to simply end with him announcing his […]

Looks Like We Have to Start Taking That New Terminator Movie Seriously

To survive as a film and TV fan in 2017 often means to learn how to stop worrying about reboots, revivals and requels and instead love the retread. If your kneejerk reaction to every new relaunch […]

The Emmys and Beyond: The Best (and Worst) TV I Watched This Year

Whenever the Primetime Emmy Awards roll around, bloggers have various obvious tracks they can take. There’s the tried-and-true predictions list, usually broken down into who will win versus who should win. There’s the snubs list […]

Painkiller Jane Was Once Going to be the First Movie Of Its Kind. Now It Just Hopes Ghost in the Shell & Atomic Blonde Haven’t Soured the Market.

At one point, Painkiller Jane, a film adaptation of Jimmy Palmiotti’s graphic novel series that plays like Deadpool crossed with Jessica Jones, was on track to hit screens before Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and any […]

The One Box Office Record It Is Never Going to Break

In just a couple of days, It – which has a current domestic gross of $150m – will pass Get Out in the history books to become the 2nd highest-grossing R-Rated horror movie of all time. […]

TV Pilot Review: The Orville Is Basically Just Straightforward, Old School Star Trek With More Jokes

Turns out, we’ve been focusing on the wrong thing this entire time. See, ever since The Orville trailer debuted at Comic-Con the discussion about this not-quite-Star Trek, not-quite Galaxy Quest series has centered on its […]

Box Office: It Reminds Us That Sometimes Hollywood Actually Knows What It’s Doing

“Every now and then, you get it right. Every now and then, you get it wrong. And then every now and then, you get it absolutely right.” That’s the astonishingly simple way Warner Bros. domestic […]

Everything You Need to Know About HBO’s The Deuce

David Simon knows you loved The Wire. He also knows you probably didn’t watch The Wire when it was actually on TV, i.e., when your patronage and fandom would have actually helped him. Instead, chances […]

Colin Trevorrow-Star Wars Fallout: Do Blockbuster Film Directors Even Matter Anymore?

Colin Trevorrow made a mediocre indie movie (sorry, Safety Not Guaranteed fans). Then he got handed the keys to the Jurassic Park kingdom. Colin Trevorrow made an entertaining, but ultimately mediocre Jurassic Park movie that […]

Review: Home Again & Knowing When You’re Simply Not the Target Audience for Something

Home Again is a Nancy Meyers-produced movie sure to please the moms of the world, but it reintroduces the question of whether or not something is even worth reviewing or criticizing when it clearly wasn’t […]