the rock

Brett Ratner’s ‘Hercules’ Sucks On Chariot Wheels

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Brett Ratner is the opposite of what an auteur director is. He's a farteur.

movie reviews

‘I Origins’ Turns The Creationist Eyeball Meme Into A Sci-Fi Rom-Dram

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Can a film based on a dopey idea turn out kind of good? The paradox at the heart of 'I Origins.'

hercules

Review: ‘Hercules’ Wastes The Rock, Yet Again

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Dwayne Johnson makes 'Hercules' tolerable, despite the movie's best efforts to be otherwise.

comics

‘Storm’, ‘Afterlife With Archie’, And Other Comics Of Note, July 23rd

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Storm debuts her new title, and reviews of other comics of note on the stands, July 23rd.

games worth playing

The Guardians Of The Galaxy Stick It To ‘Free-To-Play’ Games

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The Guardians of the Galaxy has a mobile game that you pay for. More importantly... it's worth paying for.

AFTER SUNSET

In Honor Of ‘Boyhood': A Look Back At The ‘Before’ Trilogy, A Lotta Years Later

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With 'Boyhood' opening in a handful more cities, we take a look back at Richard Linklater's 'Sunrise/Sunset' trilogy to see if it's worth revisiting.

ELLAR COLTRANE

Richard Linklater’s 12-Years-In-The-Making ‘Boyhood’ Is Great If You Like Trying Really Hard Not To Cry

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Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making 'Boyhood' is like all the joy of parenthood without all the hassle of finding a breeder or background checks.

archie publications

‘Robin Rises,’ ‘Life With Archie,’ And Other Comics Of Note, July 16th

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Archie dies, superheroes get their organs stolen, and more in our overview of this week's notable comic books.

#FILMDRUNK REVIEWS

‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Is An Extended Grunt Lecture About Understanding

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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is an extended grunt lecture about understanding delivered by a series of live-action and digital stock characters.

BEN FALCONE

‘Tammy’ Is A Preachy, Family-Friendly, Feel-Good Movie About Self-Confidence: Brace Yourself

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'Tammy' is not the movie you think it is, which turns out to be a mixed blessing.

LORD OF THE RINGS

LEGO Pley Is Pretty Okay: A Review Of The Netflix For LEGO

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Here's a closer look at what exactly you get when you rent LEGO from the Netflix-style startup, Pley.

BOOM STUDIOS

‘Grayson’, ‘Star Wars’, And Other Comics Of Note, July 9th

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Secret agents, nerf herders and more feature in our latest roundup of the best comics on the stands this week.

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Behind The Weird, Feverish Movie That Inspired ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’

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'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' has ties to one of the strangest science fiction movies ever made.

ANDROID

An Honest And Totally Superficial Review Of Kim Kardashian’s New iPad Game

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'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood' has some pretty strong reviews already, but is it really that great? A handsome critic investigates.

BONG JOON-HO

‘Snowpiercer’ Is A Messy Piece Of Inspired Madness

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If you want to see an action movie that isn't bland, dressed-up Hollywood pandering this Summer, 'Snowpiercer' might be your best bet.

BOOM STUDIOS

‘Big Trouble In Little China’ And Other Comics Of Note, July 2nd

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Let ol' Jack Burton guide you to comics nirvana. Plus reviews of other books that we suppose we have to cover.

giving up

Review: ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ Could Easily Be Titled, ‘Michael Bay Gives Up’

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'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' proves that everyone involved really is just in it for the paycheck.

reviews

Here’s A Spoiler-Free Look At The Leaked ‘Flash’ Pilot

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'The Flash' has seen its pilot leak... and honestly, it's a promising debut.

BOOM STUDIOS

‘Hulk Vs. Iron Man’ And Other Comics Of Note, June 25th

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The Hulk beats Shellhead like a pinata, and for excellent reason. Plus reviews of the rest of the notable books out this week.




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