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Sports stories have traditionally belonged to the movies. Something about the rhythms of competition, in which an athlete or team trains, plays, and then either wins or loses, is a natural fit for the film world’s three act structure. Television, with its multiple episodes and seasons, is often more discursive and therefore less viable for
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The upcoming release of Aliens: Fireteam Elite is not only a reminder of the surprisingly interesting history of Alien video game adaptations but an excuse to celebrate 1986’s Aliens sometimes overlooked status as arguably the most influential movie in video game history. In fact, Aliens changed gaming so much that it’s almost tempting to retroactively
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A teaser at the end of Doctor Who festive special ‘Revolution of the Daleks‘ introduced the audience to John Bishop, freshly cast as new companion Dan and due to appear alongside Mandip Gill and Jodie Whittaker in the show’s upcoming 13th season. John Bishop is very well known in his native United Kingdom, mostly for
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While it’s understandable that Valve’s Steam Deck is already drawing comparisons to the Nintendo Switch, the Steam Deck’s closest (and most important) comparison in the history of video game handhelds has to be the ill-fated PlayStation Vita. Released in Japan in December 2011 as the follow-up to the PSP, the PlayStation Vita was positioned to
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This Evil review contains spoilers. Evil Season 2 Episode 5 We stumble right into the action on Evil season 2, episode 5, “Z Is for Zombie.” Grainy film footage captures tattered young people fleeing slow-moving zombies, the kind which annoy the younger generation of the genre’s fans. Kristen’s (Katja Herbers) daughter Lila (Skylar Gray) is
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This DC’s Legends of Tomorrow review contains spoilers Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 Episode 10 Matt Ryan’s John Constantine is tremendous. He’s the definitive translation of a previously untranslatable character – an enormous feat of storytelling and acting craft, considering DC has been trying (with wildly varying degrees of success) to translate Constantine out of
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Thirty-five years ago, James Cameron’s Aliens opened in theaters, stunning audiences and surprising even the most jaded critics. Here was a much belated sequel to a Hollywood blockbuster that was seven years old—and at a time when sequels were synonymous with soulless cash grabs. Yet in so many ways, Cameron’s follow-up took the ideas introduced
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This article contains Loki spoilers. Marvel’s Loki is many things at various points over the course of its six-episode run: A Philosophy 101 debate about determinism, a rumination on the existence of free will, a Doctor Who-style meditation on the interconnected messiness of time, a buddy cop romp through all of known reality, and the
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Say what you will about the DC Extended Universe’s inability to match Mighty Marvel’s reliably lucrative talent for cohesive world-building, but the onscreen presence of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn has become—justified cliché incoming—iconic in the pop culture panorama from her thus-far two movie appearances. Consequently, Robbie’s return for a third-go-round in franchise-crossing director James Gunn’s
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This article contains Black Widow spoilers. During the first Avengers movie, in the midst of the Chitauri invasion into Manhattan’s Midtown district, Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) and Clint Barton (Hawkeye) are standing shoulder to shoulder as wave after wave of aliens swarm. The archer has just saved civilians on a bus while the Russian spy
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Game genres go in and out of fashion all the time, but for nearly 30 years, first-person shooters have been one of the industry’s most reliable sources for blockbuster experiences that often help dictate the future of the medium.  There’s no one element that makes FPS games so brilliant, and that is, ironically enough, exactly
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This Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness article contains spoilers. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness explores a time of change for its main characters. Years removed from the Raccoon City disaster that first brought them together, Leon S. Kennedy (Nick Apostolides) and Claire Redfield (Stephanie Panisello) are still leading the fight against bio-organic weapons but from different angles.
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Marvel’s Black Widow is Scarlett Johansson’s swan song as multi-skilled spy Natasha Romanoff. The film, which was delayed by over a year after the pandemic changed theatrical release schedules as we once knew them, is a prequel that takes place in the MCU timeline between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War so that
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