Counterpart trailer

What’s better than J.K. Simmons? How about another J.K. Simmons? In the wild new Starz series Counterpart, Simmons pulls double duty, playing two different characters from literally two different worlds. The new Counterpart trailer teases a show that’s a blend of sci-fi and espionage, and it looks like it has the makings of something great.

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Mr Robot metadata review

(We’re going to kickstart our weekly discussion of USA’s Mr. Robot season 3 by answering one simple question: who had the biggest mental breakdown in this week’s episode?

“Metadata: the story behind the data,” Elliot intones as he rustles through Darlene’s apartment underneath the FBI’s stakeout. “Getting information is one thing, but how it was created, where and by whom, can often be illuminating.”

“Metadata,” Mr. Robot’s snap back to reality after last week’s intimate Tyrell-centric detour, is all about that illumination, but not particularly about what happens after revelations come to light. The entire episode is like the moment right before you release your breath, your lungs sucking in more and more air until your heart is pounding in your ears and the edges of your sight becomes fuzzy. But in the process of illumination —whether it’s about Angela, Santiago, that dreaded Stage 2 — sometimes things become less clear.

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24 revival

The clock keeps on ticking for 24, Fox’s real-time thriller series that refuses to die. After eight seasons, a revival season, and a reboot series, the show is coming back once more in a completely different form: a legal thriller about a female lawyer racing against the clock to unravel a conspiracy.

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Slice trailer

Chance the Rapper is set to host Saturday Night Live on November 18, but he’ll be making his big screen debut soon after that in a new pizza-themed slasher movie called Slice. A24 is releasing the film, which also stars actress Zazie Beetz (AtlantaDeadpool 2), Joe Keery (Stranger Things), and Paul Scheer (The League, Fresh Off the Boat), and they debuted the first Slice trailer early on this spooky Halloween morning. Check it out below.
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Stranger Things season 3

Most folks have likely finished bingeing their way through Stranger Things 2 by now, which means it’s time to let the stories about Stranger Things season 3 begin! Today comes word from the creators and producers of Stranger Things that two very different characters will be making returns in upcoming seasons. Needless to say, if you haven’t finished Stranger Things 2 yet (or the first season, for that matter), you might want to avoid this Stranger Things season 3 news, because it includes SPOILERS.

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The X-Files season 11 teaser

Last year, The X-Files returned for a highly buzzed-about, but not altogether successful revival with season 10. Agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) were once again thrown head-first into a series of strange paranormal cases and wild conspiracies. At one point, Mulder took magic mushrooms and later, Scully’s head morphed into an alien. It was…not great.

Nonetheless, FOX went ahead and gave The X-Files yet another season, and a new teaser reveals that Mulder and Scully are still dealing with trust issues.

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Suburbicon Review

(This review originally ran during our coverage of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Suburbicon is in theaters today.)

It’s not often that one film attempts so many different things and manages to make none of them work, but gosh darn it, Suburbicon somehow makes such blundering seem easy. Director George Clooney packs a whole lot of ideas into his tale of the underbelly of 1950s suburbia, but they’re really bad, lazy ideas, which is a shame because Suburbicon has quite the pedigree.

The biggest problem with Suburbicon is that it’s really two different movies cobbled together. One movie is a dark, farcical Coen Brothers-style crime movie. Which makes sense, since the Coens have a writing credit on the film. But then there’s the other movie, one that deals with racism and white supremacy. This is an element of the film that absolutely none of the advertising even hints at, which is kind of strange.

You really shouldn’t hold a movie’s advertising against it, but the trailers for Suburbicon make it look like a wacky dark comedy about a family man in the 50s fighting back against his tormentors. That’s not even close to what this movie is about, and the fact that the trailers tried to sell it as that hints at a movie that folks don’t know how to sell.
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Mindhunter Ed Kemper

Mindhunter, the new Netflix show from producer David Fincher, continues to have life long after its premiere date. While most Netflix shows have a tendency to fade from the zeitgeist after their initial binge-filled weekend, Mindhunter lingers, with more and more people discovering the serial killer drama every day. With these discovers often comes a question: just how accurate is this show? A new video shows that the answer is “very accurate.”

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Geostorm reviews

Geostorm has had a rough road to the big screen. The Dean Devlin-directed disaster movie was shot back in 2014 but after some reportedly awful test screenings, the film underwent massive and expensive reshoots and was delayed all the way until today, when it finally stumbled into theaters without press screenings or even Thursday night showings in most markets.

Sounds bad, right? Well, the reviews have arrived, and while the movie’s 18% Rotten Tomatoes score might seem dire, some of the reviews are having the opposite effect intended: they’re painting the film as being so bad that it might actually be worth seeing if you’re amped for a “so bad it’s good” experience. Take a look at some Geostorm review quotes below, and decide for yourselves whether you’re ready to face down the storm(s).
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Stranger Things season 2 clips

Stranger Things season 2 is a week away from arriving on Netflix, and the promotional machine is going into overdrive. As fans anxiously wait to return to Hawkins, Indiana, two new promotional looks at Stranger Things 2 have arrived to tease what’s to come. If you’re worried about spoilers, fret not – as has been the tradition with previous Stranger Things promos, these are vague enough to keep you in suspense. See the Stranger Things season 2 clips below.

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