‘Shang-Chi’ Review: Great Martial Arts and Iffy CGI
Marvel’s newest movie is a mixed bag.
Who Won ‘Game of Thrones’? A Character By Character Breakdown
The game is over. Who sits on the Iron Throne?
It Doesn’t Matter What ‘Game of Thrones’ Does Next Week. The Show’s Beyond Redemption
Forget the finale. It’s too late to save it.
Which ‘Game of Thrones’ Character Had the Crappiest Week?
There’s a of competition for the title on “The Last of the Starks.”
The Most Shocking Moments From ‘Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell
The deaths! The surprise victories! Other deaths! Here’s the craziest moments from the new ‘Game of Thrones.’
Why One of the Least Exciting ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Also One of Our Favorite Episodes
“A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” was a hang-out episode in Westeros.
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Episode 1: Five Best Moments
‘GoT’ is back and these are the moments that knocked us on our Essos.
In Honor of ‘Inherent Vice,’ the Best Thomas Pynchon Character Names, Ranked
In an effort to speed along the effort, we've taken it upon ourselves to list our eighteen favorite character names from Pynchon works. Why eighteen? Well, that's a hidden reference to a conspiracy that you need to argue about on message boards for years. Note: with the acres of episodic text that has poured from Pynchon's fingers, this is really just a drop in the bucket. We fully expect angry letters handwritten on graph paper to arrive via Thurn-und-Taxis post.
‘The Signal’ Review
One might exit the theater after seeing 'The Signal' and feel compelled to run down a list of its seeming influences. 'Chronicle,' 'Dark City,' 'The Island' and John Byrne's acclaimed 'Next Men' comic of the early 1990s all spring to mind, not to mention scores of movies where a bunch of teens foolishly go somewhere dangerous and isolated when logic says they should turn around and run. But in the thick of it, William Eubank's low-budget sci-fi/horror/thriller is so focused on keeping you in the dark (despite its bright white walls) that these influences don't seem so obvious. The simplicity and elliptical nature of the script and the empathy from the actors (namely relative newcomer Brenton Thwaites) sustains this crafty and modestly budgeted film's hook. You kinda sorta know what's going on from the start, but the movie is sharp enough to toy with you, making it a good deal of fun.
'Godzilla,' the 2014 version from relative newcomer Gareth Edwards, is just about as good as a big fat summer tentpole movie gets these days. It's fun, scary and awe-inspiring in just the right places. Some of the acting is dull and the dialogue isn't exactly dripping with nuance, but these concerns are secondary. The set pieces are marvelous, the special effects are terrific and great care has go