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Thor: Chris Hemsworth Talks Future MCU Exit

Of the big three who founded the Avengers, no one would have expected Thor to be the last one standing. Iron Man launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier is considered by many to be one of the best in the franchise. But while Thor and Thor: The Dark World both have their fans, neither seemed to have quite the same cultural impact as the movies starring Tony Stark or Steve Rogers. As we head toward the close of the MCU’s phase four, Tony and Steve are long gone, and Thor is about the…
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Elvis Review: Austin Butler Will Leave You Shaken

The long shadow cast by Walk Hard remains an impressive thing. Despite debuting to mostly inattentive critical notices and abysmal box office, Jake Kasdan’s vicious send up of music biopics continues to loom over this lucrative, and often ludicrous, subgenre. Thanks to later dramatizations of the life and times of Freddie Mercury or Aretha Franklin, John C. Reilly’s turn as Dewey Cox is still relevant for predicting the flattening effect Hollywood can have on wildly different creative journeys. Which makes Baz Luhrmann’s gaudy and happily glossy Elvis a fascinating surrender to indulgence. Never a filmmaker to be accused of subtlety,…
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How Julius Caesar Inspired The Wicker Man

For much of Robin Hardy’s cult classic of British cinema, The Wicker Man, you would be excused for not realizing you were watching a horror movie. Granted, this cornerstone of folk horror is bizarre from the word go, and more than a few scenes border on the perverse, yet it functionally is not trying to scare you; the movie prefers to madden and intrigue via the mystery of a missing child on a remote Scottish isle. It also infuriates, because the vanished lass’ only hope is our sour protagonist Sgt. Neil Howie (Edward Woodward), a stick in the mud who…
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Why Ethan Hawke First Said No to The Black Phone

The Black Phone, the new horror movie out from Blumhouse and Universal Pictures, is a reunion of sorts: directed by Scott Derrickson, written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, and starring Ethan Hawke, it’s the same principal talents who last came together for Derrickson’s acclaimed 2012 horror film, Sinister (which was also produced through the Blumhouse brand). The Black Phone is the kind of intimate horror tale that Derrickson has done his best work with in films like Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and it’s also got the added pedigree of being based on a short story by…
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Understanding Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness If You Skipped WandaVision, Loki, and What If…?

This post contains major spoilers for WandaVision, Loki, and What If…?. Mere weeks after it debuted in theaters, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hit Disney+ on June 22. Great news for fans of superheroes, but there’s always a catch! Multiverse of Madness is the 28th feature film in the franchise, and that’s not counting numerous one-shots and television specials. So while the movie is explicitly a sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange, which traced Dr. Stephen Strange’s journey from arrogant surgeon to Master of the Mystic Arts, it has more in common with several other MCU properties, especially…
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Everything Everywhere, Doctor Strange, and Why We Now Love Multiverses

This article contains mild Everything Everywhere All at Once spoilers. Everything Everywhere All at Once has just arrived to streaming, but the Daniels-directed indie darling is only the latest (and let’s be honest, best) in a recent flurry of activity across the multiverse. The film was the first of several major releases to feature the multiverse this year, opening just slightly before Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which in turn was the second multiverse movie to feature Doctor Strange after Spider-Man: No Way Home, which itself was the second multiverse-themed movie in recent years to feature Spider-Man (with…
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The Black Phone Review: Ethan Hawke at His Most Evil

After a few years toiling away in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where he directed and co-wrote 2016’s Doctor Strange before leaving the sequel, director Scott Derrickson is back where he belongs. The purveyor of two of the best horror films of the past 20 years—2005’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose and 2012’s Sinister—Derrickson is again in his genre element with The Black Phone. He’s also put his preferred team back together too, as The Black Phone reunites Derrickson with Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill, as well as that picture’s star, Ethan Hawke. Also coming off the bench for this one…
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Jurassic World and Star Wars Trilogies Prove Legacy Sequels Don’t Work in Long Run

This article contains Jurassic World Dominion spoilers. Colin Trevorrow was supposed to direct Star Wars: Episode IX back when it was called Duel of the Fates. This bit of barroom trivia will forever remain a “what if” among fans. What if the “final” Star Wars movie, at least in the Skywalker Saga, did not just revert to playing the hits for longtime fans? What if the newest movie continued on threads weaved by its controversial predecessor The Last Jedi? We of course will never truly know what might’ve been in the case of that franchise, despite Trevorrow’s early draft and…
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Lightyear: Easter Eggs and Classic Sci-Fi Movie References

This article contains Lightyear spoilers. The conceit of Lightyear, this year’s soft-boiled sci-fi animated film from Pixar, is that in 1995, Andy from Toy Story had a favorite film—and Lightyear is that film. The team that created the movie envisioned it as a classic sci-fi feature that had already been around for a while before Andy received his Buzz Lightyear toy. Director Angus MacLane even told reporters at an early release presser that he imagined by 1995, Lightyear and Buzz had already been through a number of retellings: from the initial film that was made in the late ‘70s or…
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Spiderhead Netflix Movie vs. Short Story: What Are the Differences?

This article contains Spiderhead spoilers. Spiderhead, the new Netflix movie from Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski, stars Miles Teller as Jeff, a young man who is serving time for a drunk driving incident in which at least one person was tragically killed. Jeff has agreed to serve his time in what is actually a quite comfortable facility run by Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth), who is using the inmates as subjects to test out a range of drugs that can control and alter one’s behavior and emotions. At first Jeff, like the rest of the inmates, goes along meekly with…
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Spiderhead Ending Explained

This article contains Spiderhead spoilers. It looks almost blissful. That serene sunset Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth) imagines he’s flying toward might as well be heaven for the good doctor. After all, he’s unlikely to see the real thing once his plane smashes headlong into a mountain. So ends Abnesti Pharmaceuticals’ experiments on the remote island and institute of “Spiderhead,” and so too ends Steve Abnesti. It’s a surprisingly cheeky conclusion to Joseph Kosinski’s new science fiction thriller out now on Netflix. Up to this point, audiences have been asked to consider how dark things can get as the backstories of…
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Top Gun: Maverick – Miles Teller’s Full ‘Great Balls of Fire’ Video Released At Last

Top Gun: Maverick may be a movie about fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, but its primary conflict isn’t between warring nations. In fact, the movie is so unconcerned with the nature of war that the enemy country is never seen. No, outside of the usual Tom Cruise movie conflict of people thinking his character isn’t awesome and coming to accept that he is awesome, the primary struggle in Top Gun: Maverick is between Maverick and Rooster, the son of his former radar intercept officer Goose. In the 1986 original, Goose’s death consumes Maverick with guilt, temporarily preventing him from graduating from the…
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Lightyear Ending Explained

This article contains spoilers for LIGHTYEAR. Lightyear, the new movie from Pixar is (as an opening card now famously tells us) the film that little Andy from the Toy Story movies saw and was so excited about that he received a Buzz Lightyear toy as a gift in 1995. The movie follows the adventures of space ranger Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans) of Star Command, who is piloting a mission alongside commanding officer Alisha Hawthorne (Uzo Aduba) to explore new, potentially habitable worlds. When an overconfident Buzz accidentally damages the ship and strands it on a planet that is…
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Why The Quarry’s Ted Raimi Loves Being “The Horror Guy”

With a resume that reads like a horror geek’s ultimate movie marathon, Ted Raimi has been making unforgettable contributions to the genre for decades. From his brother Sam Raimi’s beloved Evil Dead films to classics like Candyman and The Grudge, he’s just about seen and done it all when it comes to horror. But when he signed on to join the cast of The Quarry, Supermassive Games’ latest entry in their signature line of choose-your-doom horror games, he stepped into a project that felt entirely new. “It’s like nothing I’ve ever done before,” Raimi tells Den of Geek. “On other…
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What Ghostbusters Taught Chris Hemsworth About Comedy

For some, the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot is a solid comedy, unfairly maligned and largely underrated. For others, who are hopefully still reading this sentence and haven’t jumped directly to the comments, the 2016 Ghostbusters is a humor graveyard. But for Chris Hemsworth, the movie marked a change in his career path, giving him tools that he still uses today. In a recap of his previous roles for GQ, Hemsworth recalled the trepidation he felt when he came into the film. While Hemsworth did get to do a few jokes in movies such as Cabin in the Woods, The Perfect Getaway, and Vacation, he was primarily known for playing imposing…
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Why Spiderhead Took 10 Years to Make

Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are used to movies taking a long time to get made. After all, they were hired to write Deadpool in 2010 and didn’t see the finished film onscreen until 2016. But in the case of their passion project, the new Netflix movie Spiderhead, even the process of getting the Merc with a Mouth into movie theaters was left in the dust. “This was about a 10-year process,” Reese tells Den of Geek on a Zoom chat witth Wernick by his side. “It took almost 10 years to get when that thing was brought to…
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Are Any MCU Gods Safe from Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder?

This article contains MCU spoilers Gorr the God Butcher has always been destined to kill a lot of gods in Thor: Love and Thunder. As we saw in the trailer for the upcoming movie, the corpse of the mighty Falligar the Behemoth is evidence of the alien’s immense hatred of deities, and his bid to rid the galaxy of anyone fashioning themselves into a god. When it comes to the inhabitants of the Marvel Cinematic Universe though, you’d be forgiven for the inevitable confusion surrounding one crucial question: Who can actually be defined as a god?  Well, we’re defining a…
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Revisiting The Amazing Spider-Man after No Way Home

The Amazing Spider-Man movies were practically born to fail. The genesis of the first movie—where we would watch another Peter Parker origin story—was already deemed a bad idea among many fans when it was announced, and Sony didn’t change any minds over the next few years. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a mess and while it made money, it didn’t make the kind of money Sony wanted and all the big plans for a sequel and beyond fizzled. Next thing you know, there’s a Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he has his own Disneyland ride. The Marc Webb…
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Lightyear Post-Credits Scene Will Surprise You

This article contains Lightyear spoilers. After years and decades of providing endings that were final and conclusive to their stories, and then sheepishly having to claim they simply thought of a fun new idea when the sequel invariably came around, Pixar has broken the cycle with Lightyear. The new Toy Story spinoff which sees Chris Evans vocally step into the spaceman’s boots is, by design, a departure for the house that Buzz and Woody built. In addition to replacing Tim Allen with Evans’ cadence as the hero of Star Command, the film is an honest to goodness science fiction action…
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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Brings Back Surprising Attack of the Clones Lore

This Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi article contains spoilers. It was a bold move to open episode 5 of Obi-Wan Kenobi with a flashback that put 41-year-old Hayden Christensen back in the boots of a teenage Anakin Skywalker. Director Deborah Chow and her team seemingly chose traditional make-up over digitally de-aging Christensen and Ewan McGregor for the scene where master and apprentice spar more than a decade before the events of the new Disney+ series. And it paid off, with fans immediately posting screengrabs on social media and celebrating that the show had finally given them what they’d been trying to…
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