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Independence Day Resurgence Review

One of the conversations I keep having with friends this month is how the summer movies this year have been atrocious. The summer seems filled with bad sequels like Independence Day Resurgence, Jason Bourne, and X-Men: Apocalypse, lackluster adaptations like Suicide Squad, Warcraft, The Legend of Tarzan, The Angry Birds Movie and Alice Through the Looking Glass, and even a few original stories like The Secret Life of Pets and The Neon Demon which weren’t that original or entertaining. But was this summer really THAT bad? Let’s take a look at the numbers and find out.

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Southside With You

Note: With Southside With You in limited release this weekend, we’re re-running our review from the Sundance Film Festival.

Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise has sparked dozens of imitations, some better than others, but Southside With You is almost certainly the first time it’s inspired a biopic based on a sitting U.S. president. Written and directed by Richard Tanne, the gentle indie romance chronicles the charmed first date of Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers), then a summer associate at a Chicago law firm, and Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter), then a second-year associate and his mentor at the same firm.  Read More »

Rovio Is Planning an ‘Angry Birds Movie’ Sequel

Angry Birds Movie sequel

Video game movies are still a dicey proposition, as we saw when Warcraft tanked in the U.S. earlier this year. But one that did quite well for itself was The Angry Birds Movie. Sure, its reviews were mixed, but its box office performance was solid. All in all, its worldwide gross came out to more than four times its budget. So of course the people behind it want to replicate that success.

An Angry Birds Movie sequel is in the works, as confirmed by Rovio, the Finnish company that puts out the Angry Birds video games.  Read More »

Ready Player One cover

In Ernest Cline‘s “Ready Player One,” there are several references to director Steven Spielberg‘s body of work, including many of the famous films he produced in the 1980s. In one part of the book, for example, Wade Watts/Parzival (Tye Sheridan) is driving a DeLorean in the OASIS — which is one reference Spielberg intends on keeping in his adaptation. He’s currently shooting Ready Player One, and a few of the sci-fi adventure movie’s references have been spotted on the set.

Below, check out some set photos showing a few Ready Player One references.

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100% Soft - Mad Max: Fury Road

The artwork of 100% Soft is unmistakable. The artist just has a way of creating the most adorable versions of characters from film and television, always giving proper respect to even the largest roster of characters. And his latest exhibition opening this weekend is no different.

Gallery 1988 is proud to present Mass Hysteria 2, the latest show featuring artwork by 100% Soft, aka Truck Torrence, and ahead of the opening of the show on Friday in Los Angeles, some of his pieces featuring the characters of Harry Potter, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Walking Dead and Mars Attacks! have been revealed online.

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Stranger Things Funko POP Vinyl - Eleven - Eggo Waffles

Funko has turned any and nearly every kind of character from pop culture into one of the POP! Vinyl figures. Disney, Star Wars, Batman, Ghostbusters, Family Guy, The Avengers, Gremlins, Futurama and tons more movies and TV shows have had their characters turned into the adorable little doe-eyed collectibles. Basically, anything popular gets the Funko treatment, so you would think Stranger Things would be next right? That’s what we’re hoping, and it appears Funko got a head start on their collection by creating a POP! Vinyl sculpt of the telekinetic girl known as Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown.

Check out the Stranger Things Funko POP Vinyl of Eleven after the jump. Read More »

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Mr. Robot - Season 2 - Trenton and Mobley

We’ve had a week now to come to terms with the big reveal in the last Mr. Robot. I will admit even I have continued to feel trepidation over the twist we got—not that I didn’t think it was well handled, but it might’ve been one stone throw too far. I’ve seen some propose that it might’ve been better had Sam Esmail eschewed the twist and revealed Elliot’s true state of mind right away, or at least much earlier. That thought is difficult to dismiss. Esmail effectively put us, as viewers, in an adversarial relationship with his main character. It’s part of the character’s current psychological journey, but it’s not exactly friendly to the viewer. The strength, then, of the twist’s impact can only be felt in its aftermath, but we’ve been deprived of that, too.

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Chris Hemsworth - Tom Hiddleston - Children's Hospital

Are there talks with Netflix for a third season of Young Justice yet? Want to see Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston being wonderful by visiting a children’s hospital in Australia? Want to see more of the Captain America: Civil War brawl? Would you sign a petition for ABC to release the Marvel’s Most Wanted pilot? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Stranger Things Jean-Ralphio Theory

Netflix’s Stranger Things is exactly the kind of topsy-turvy sci-fi mystery that gives rise to endless fan theories big and small. In any corner of the internet where people are discussing Stranger Things — which seems to be every corner of the internet these days — you can find viewers arguing about what really happened to certain characters, how other characters are really related, or where all of this is really taking place.

But my favorite theory by far is “Jean-Ralphio Saperstein from Parks & Recreation is really the son of Steve Harrington from Stranger Things,” based on the remarkably astute observation that hey, these two idiots kind of look alike. And now we have definitive proof. Ben Schwartz, who played Jean-Ralphio, has “confirmed” that the two characters are in fact father and son, and even shared his thoughts on what Jean-Ralphio’s childhood might have been like. Some spoilers ahead for season 1.  Read More »