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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. Disney’s new feature-length, hybrid live-action / animated Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie from director Akiva Schaffer is the perfect example of everything that’s wonderful and terrible about Hollywood’s current era of reboots. In its

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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. Despite all of the mystery that Men, writer / director Alex Garland’s new folk horror for A24, has been shrouded in, the movie’s story about a haunted woman trying to find peace in a world full of leering, lecherous men is a surprisingly

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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. People might not have known what to expect when Roku first announced that it’d tapped Daniel Radcliffe to portray Weird Al Yankovic in its upcoming biopic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. But following the streamer’s inaugural upfront presentation

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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 pull off. Most of Marvel Studios’ movies are meant to be at least somewhat accessible regardless of how much familiarity one has with the larger MCU or the comics a film is loosely based on. To a certain extent, this is also true of director Sam Raimi’s

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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 yourself second. You don’t need to speak Finnish to understand what sort of social media presence the influencers at the center of director Hanna Bergholm’s psychological body horror Hatching have created for themselves. It’s blonde, blue-eyed, and fixated on

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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 kids will still enjoy. Short of simply never even trying to make sequels, studios have no guaranteed way of keeping their cinematic franchises from sinking into sophomore slumps like director Jeff Fowler’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Taking ambitious chances on fresh ideas

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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 drained of all life. One of the reasons Sony keeps making movies like Morbius — another Venom-like feature about a classic Spider-Man villain that doesn’t actually involve Spider-Man at all — is that, over in Marvel’s comics, many have led interesting lives

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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. It premiered at SXSW 2022. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent may achieve the highest concentration of Nicolas Cage possible in a piece of media without advanced scientific instruments. It’s a movie about Nic Cage (played by Nic Cage) teaming up with a possibly

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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 Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ke Huy Quan. Perhaps the weirdest thing about Everything Everywhere All At Once, a film in which a notable plot point involves riffing on 2001: A Space Odyssey to explain an alternate reality where humans evolved hot dogs for fingers, is that it sometimes

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Dota 2’s The International will take place in Southeast Asia for the first time

Heading to Singapore this fall Dota 2’s annual tournament, The International, will take place in Singapore this October. While Valve has held The International in the US, Canada, China, Germany, and Romania in the past, this is the first time the global esports competition is

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Hyundai is building EV and battery production facilities in Georgia

Hyundai is building facilities dedicated to manufacturing electric vehicles and batteries in Savannah, Georgia. The plant will create over 8,000 jobs and produce 300,000 vehicles annually. Hyundai is building facilities dedicated to manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries in Savannah, Georgia, marking Hyundai’s first EV-only plant in the US (via CNBC). The South Korean automaker will spend $5.5 billion on the new

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