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Prey understands what makes Predator interesting: the hunt

A refreshing return to form for the franchise Since its debut in 1987, the Predator franchise has had a, let’s say, uneven history. The premise is...

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Jordan Peele’s Nope is a breathtaking celebration of filmmaking as an art form

Jordan Peele’s Nope — in theaters July 22nd — isn’t just another sci-fi thriller; it’s a genre-bending meta-narrative about the agony and...

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Thor: Love and Thunder’s a scattershot fairy tale about being friends with your ex

Thor: Love and Thunder — out July 8th — tests the limits of the franchise’s ability to revitalize itself by tapping into other cinematic...

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Lightyear’s a stiff-as-plastic deconstruction of heroic space dramas

Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear from director Angus Maclane — in theaters now — reimagines Buzz as a hyper competent space explorer who needs to...

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Netflix’s Spiderhead makes its dystopic sci-fi vision seem playful

In Netflix’s Spiderhead, Chris Hemsworth runs a futuristic prison where inmates are subjected to terrifying experiments. It streams on June 17th....

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Nope’s final trailer reveals true horror Jordan Peele’s been hiding this whole time

It’s not just the weather that’s terrorizing everyone in the final trailer for Nope — out July 22nd — Jordan Peele’s latest horror meant to...

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Crimes of the Future is extreme surgery by way of classic film noir

Crimes of the Future is a return to science fiction from director David Cronenberg, starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart. Art...

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Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is the sound of Disney laughing at its own meta humor

Disney’s live-action Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie can’t decide whether it wants to be a big Hollywood sendup or a proper reboot....

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Alex Garland’s Men has more than one thing on its mind

A24’s Men from director Alex Garland is a perplexing and visceral folk horror with a deep desire to make you understand what it is to feel hunted....

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Daniel Radcliffe goes full sex symbol in first Weird Al biopic teaser

In the first trailer for Roku’s upcoming Weird Al Yankovic biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe, the young musician finds his voice and then some....

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Doctor Strange 2 gets lost in a tangle of fan service and half-baked ideas

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, from director Sam Raimi, brings Marvel’s most powerful magic users together for a trick they can’t...

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Hatching finds horror in grotesque acts of self-care and violence

IFC Midnight’s Hatching from director Hanna Bergholm is a disturbing exploration of what happens when you put social media first and being true to...

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Sonic 2 is a family-friendly speedrun through the franchise’s awkward phase

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — out April 8 — from director Jeff Fowler brings the fledgling cinematic franchise into its sophomore slump with a story...

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Morbius is one long quick time event about battling bad habits

Director Daniel Espinosa’s Morbius — out April 1st — rips the classic Spider-Man villain out of Marvel’s comic just to put him in a movie...

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is a Nic Cage meme as a movie

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent stars Nicolas Cage as a fictionalized version of himself and Pedro Pascal as a potentially criminal superfan....

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Everything Everywhere All At Once is charming, sprawling, and completely ridiculous

Everything Everywhere All At Once is a sci-fi martial arts comedy from Swiss Army Man directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert starring Michelle...

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Pixar’s Turning Red captures the wonder and horror of being a teen in 2002

Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red from director Domee Shi jumps back in time to 2002 in order to tell a timeless story about learning to cope with...

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Kogonada’s After Yang finds beauty in the quiet dystopia of grief

In A24’s After Yang from director Kogonada, Justin H. Min stars as an android at the end of his life as both an appliance and as the foundation of...

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The Batman is young, dumb, and full of soft-spoken ennui

The Batman from director Matt Reeves turns Robert Pattinson into an angsty Dark Knight who can’t rise to the occasion of saving Gotham. Bruce Wayne...

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Uncharted’s road to gold is plagued by its bros

Sony’s new Uncharted movie from director Ruben Fleischer turns the beloved PlayStation franchise into the most milquetoast, uninspired version of...

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Bigbug’s a charming nightmare about the internet of other people and their things

Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Bigbug is a charming satire about what happens when the internet of things and everyone attached to it start to fall...

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Moonfall is a hollow, galaxy-brained spectacle

Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall wants to be the sort of big-budget action / disaster epic the director is known for, but instead, it’s an airless bore...

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Leonor Will Never Die is what true love of cinema looks like

Director Martika Ramirez Escobar’s Leonor Will Never Die bends and blends genres to tell a story about achieving immortality through a singular...

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Netflix’s The House is an unsettling anthology wrapped in cozy stop-motion

The House begins streaming on Netflix on January 14th, and it’s a creepy stop-motion anthology that calls to mind the works of Laika Studios. The...

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The Matrix Resurrections is more interested in being self-aware than being good

The Matrix Resurrections, directed by Lana Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, premieres December 22nd in theaters and on HBO...

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Spider-Man: No Way Home swings big on two decades of fan payoff

Spider-Man: No Way Home brings back Tom Holland as the costumed web-slinger, two decades of Spider-Man villains, and tons of big moments for fans to...

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Don’t Look Up is an absurdist mirror of our reality — before it just becomes a regular mirror

Don’t Look Up is a satirical comedy with a stacked cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Ariana Grande, and Meryl...

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Marvel’s Eternals is big, beautiful, and empty

Eternals is Marvel’s most out-of-the-box film yet, but the ambitious attempt at building up a brand new superhero team takes on more than it can...

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