On Film

‘Arrow’ is losing its identity to focus on murdering again

Spinning out of fallout from last year’s finale, Arrow is tackling a huge issue: should Oliver just start murdering criminals to keep them off the street? Do the ends justify the means? After taking a life to save the city and nuking a small town to save a bigger one, this season opened with Oliver shooting thugs point blank without …

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Fans are split on 2016’s ‘Berserk’ revival

Thoughts on 2016's "Berserk" anime from the mind of someone who only first watched "Berserk" a few months ago.

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‘Constantine’ is finally coming to home video

After months of fan campaigns, DC's Hellblazer is finally coming home.

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‘Batman v Superman’ gets a new trailer, but what’s the tone?

I can’t figure out the tone of this movie, and it’s infuriating me. So much so that I don’t even have words to say about this. It’s not a bad trailer by any means, but both trailers we’ve seen so far have been all over the place. Worst for me is Jesse Eisenburg interrupting what looks like a very tense scene …

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‘Suicide Squad’ might not be as dark as you think

Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have spent the past six months or so hyping up Suicide Squad as the darkest, edgiest thing to ever be released, even claiming they made use of an on-set psychiatrist to keep the crew from becoming too traumatized. So it's with a whimper that the company tries to spin today's PG-13 rating announcement.

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‘Peep Show’ begins it’s final run tomorrow

I came to the party a little late for ‘Peep Show’, the cult favorite British comedy about all-around terrible human beings Mark and Jez. The show’s gimmick (the camera is perpetually shooting from someone’s POV) and dry, cutting humor pulled me in, but it’s also a genuinely well-written show with a lot of endearing moments (though they’re almost immediately undercut …

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‘Warcraft’ trailer has one glaring problem

I LOVED the Warcraft games growing up, and while I never really got in to World of Warcraft I’ve always hoped for a Warcraft IV proper. We’re getting a Warcraft movie instead, which seems to focus on the Orcs and their inability to evolve beyond warmongers as the humans fear them. There’s a possibility for a real story here. Look …

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An indictment of James Bond

I finally got around to seeing Skyfall today. It only took me three years. Look, I'm notoriously bad about not watching movies when they're new. I've managed to mostly keep up with comic book movies as they come out, but a large part of that is because it's impossible to avoid spoilers for me. I managed to avoid the ending of Skyfall for THREE YEARS, and yes, I was VERY surprised to see Judi Dench die. Dench was the only thing about the reboot I didn't question how it related to the originals; we were told Casino Royale was a hard reboot, and I bought it. Judi Dench playing M wasn't THAT big a deal. I couldn't imagine anyone else in the role.

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