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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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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is a feature-length fan film

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is an adaptation of the first two games in the Capcom survival horror franchise, directed and written by...

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Dune puts an epic franchise ahead of its epic story

Dune takes the classic sci-fi novel and brings it to life with a star-studded cast and a truly epic scope and scale, but misses by focusing more on...

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Nightmare of the Wolf captures the soul of The Witcher, even without Geralt

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is an anime film that shifts the story away from Geralt to his longtime mentor Vesemir. The movie debuts on...

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Shang-Chi made me excited about the Marvel Cinematic Universe again

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the first Marvel movie of Phase 4 to actually feel like it’s telling a new story instead of mourning...

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Jungle Cruise desperately wants to be The Mummy

Jungle Cruise is a big adventure film in the vein The Mummy, and Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson bring plenty of charm. A quirky-for-her-age academic...

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Black Widow injects a little James Bond into the MCU

Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, and Florence Pugh in the first movie of phase four of the Marvel Cinematic...

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Disney’s Cruella is absolutely absurd

Disney’s movie about Cruela, the villain of 101 Dalmatians, is baffling and wonderful and there’s no good reason for it to exist, but you should...

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