The 50 best movies on Netflix right now (June 2022)
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The 50 best movies on Netflix right now (June 2022)

You don’t have to stress about movie night if you’ve got Netflix. With its massive, ever-changing library of new and classic films — as well as award-winning movies you won’t find anywhere else — the streaming service has something for everyone. And with new movies coming to Netflix almost every day, the collection is always Read more

Mad God review: A gory, gorgeous nightmare
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Mad God review: A gory, gorgeous nightmare

Sometimes a film defies description even after you watch it. In the case of Mad God, Oscar-winning filmmaker Phil Tippett’s stop-motion magnum opus developed over more than three decades, the difficulty in boiling the film down to a few sentences is ultimately a good problem to have, because the singular experience it offers is one Read more

Ms. Marvel season 1 review: A super start for MCU’s new hero
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Ms. Marvel season 1 review: A super start for MCU’s new hero

It took until 2014 for Marvel to give a Muslim character their own comic book series, but once they did, it wasn’t long before Ms. Marvel‘s teenage protagonist Kamala Khan became one of the publisher’s most popular young heroes. Fast-forward eight years, and Kamala is set to make her live-action debut in the Disney+ series Read more

How Shoresy does right by its Indigenous characters
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How Shoresy does right by its Indigenous characters

It didn’t take long for Hulu’s Shoresy series to establish itself as more than a spinoff of Letterkenny, the long-running Canadian comedy show that introduced the titular, trash-talking hockey player played by series creator and writer Jared Keeso. Over a six-episode first season, Shoresy chronicled its namesake’s efforts to save his struggling, Triple-A team in Sudbury, Read more

The Boys season 3 review: Superhero torture porn
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The Boys season 3 review: Superhero torture porn

The typical formula for television dramas is to raise the stakes with each season, pitting the series’ protagonists against increasingly potent threats that rise from the ashes of prior seasons’ triumphs. There’s an unspoken agreement between the show and its fans that, at some point, all of the dangers the characters have faced and the Read more

Shoresy review: It’s an absolute legend
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Shoresy review: It’s an absolute legend

Six years ago, the first episode of Letterkenny debuted with series creator and star Jared Keeso telling the audience: “A couple hockey players came up to the produce stand the other day …” In the 60-plus episodes that followed that introduction, Letterkenny has featured a wide range of Wayne’s neighbors (not all of them hockey Read more

Rory Kinnear on his multiple roles in Men and that wild final scene
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Rory Kinnear on his multiple roles in Men and that wild final scene

If Men actor Rory Kinnear looks familiar, it’s because you’ve probably seen him playing a wide range of characters over his long career on stage and screen — sometimes in the same film or series. Director Alex Garland’s subversive horror film Men features Kinnear in nearly a dozen different roles, and it’s far from the first Read more

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers review: A wild, welcome return
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Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers review: A wild, welcome return

For kids of the 1990s, DuckTales, Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, and TaleSpin were the holy trinity of afternoon animation. The series aired as part of the Disney Afternoon lineup and helped cement the then-recently launched Fox channel’s status with a generation of young audiences. It’s been nearly three decades since the series was removed from syndication, but Read more

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How visual effects made Manhattan a war zone in HBO’s DMZ

The HBO Max limited series DMZ presents a world in which the Second American Civil War has torn the country in half, with the island of Manhattan serving as a demilitarized zone between the United States of America and the seceding Free States of America. Created by Westworld and Sons of Anarchy writer Roberto Patino and Read more

How visual effects made The Batman hit harder & drive faster
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How visual effects made The Batman hit harder & drive faster

Matt Reeves’ The Batman roared onto the big screen in March after years of development and a production — then release — schedule interrupted by a global pandemic. None of that was enough to stop the Dark Knight, though, and the film went on to become the highest-grossing film of 2022 so far while earning critical Read more