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These 5 horror movies made me sick to my stomach. Here’s why you should watch them

Halloween is the perfect time to confess my horror movie VHS collecting sins of the 1990s, and also provide you with some choice picks for your own movie night.
Three teen sit and stare in horror in Final Destination.

Is Final Destination the best horror franchise we have right now?

With five movies and counting, the Final Destination series remains as ghoulishly entertaining as ever.
The Nice Guys - Gosling and Crowe

This underrated 2016 action comedy is just as good as Chinatown. Here’s why you should watch it

Almost ignored when it was released in 2016, The Nice Guys is a clever homage to such LA detective film classics like Chinatown and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Russell Crowe standing and yelling in a scene from Gladiator.

Gladiator is on Netflix in October. Does it still hold up?

Gladiator is on Netflix, making this the perfect time to revisit this Oscar-winning picture that remains among Ridley Scott's best films from the 21st century.
Moonlight shines down on Hill House in Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House.

5 years ago, Mike Flanagan made Netflix’s scariest show ever

In honor of its five-year anniversary this week, here's why Mike Flanagan's The Haunting of Hill House still holds the title for Netflix's scariest show.
Uma Thurman wields a samurai sword in Kill Bill Vol. 1.

20 years ago, Quentin Tarantino geeked out with Kill Bill

Twenty years ago, Quentin Tarantino returned with the wildly entertaining East-meets-West revenge epic Kill Bill.
A man wears a space suit in Foe.

Foe director Garth Davis on making the most devastating sci-fi movie ever

Director Garth Davis chats with Digital Trends about his new movie Foe, working with Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan, and making a hopeful dystopian sci-fi film.
The Doctor is about to be attacked in Doctor Who.

Why Jon Pertwee’s Doctor Who is the best version of the character ever

More than 50 years on, Jon Pertwee's Doctor Who has stood the test of time and just might be the best ever iteration of the beloved British character.
A monk-like android sees a hostile drone shift emerge from the clouds in the distance.

From Godzilla to The Creator, Gareth Edwards makes beautiful doomsday blockbusters like no one else

The Creator joins Rogue One and Godzilla on the list of beautiful blockbusters by director Gareth Edwards, the poet of downbeat multiplex movies.
John David Washington points a gun while on the ground in The Creator.

The Creator producer on making a sci-fi studio blockbuster at a fraction of the price

Producer Jim Spencer shares details on the origins of The Creator and how an original sci-fi blockbuster was made for a modest budget.
Blended image showing Tom Holland, Jake Johnson, and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man against the background of a red and black spider's web.

Who is the best Spider-Man actor? All the Spider-Men, ranked

Many actors have played the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in movies and television, but who among them reigns supreme as the best web-slinger?
Scarlet Johannson in "Ghost in the Shell" (2017).

Is the live-action Ghost in the Shell remake really that bad?

Scarlett Johansson's Ghost in the Shell has gone on to be one of Hollywood's most infamous remakes, but is it as bad as people remember it to be?
Dwayne Johnson and Seann William Scott take a sweaty walk together.

20 years later, The Rundown is still The Rock’s best action-hero role

Dwayne The Rock Johnson delivered his most likable star turn in The Rundown, which turns 20 this week.
A group gathers around in The Expendables 4.

The Expendables 4 producers on returning to the franchise and the state of action movies

In an interview with Digital Trends, Kevin King-Templeton and Les Weldon spoke about the R-rated action in Expend4bles and the state of action movies in 2023.
A man holds a skull in Last Action Hero.

With Last Action Hero and Demolition Man, 1993 was the year beefcake got brainy

In 1993, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone starred in Last Action Hero and Demolition Man, respectively, perfecting their action movie hero personas.
Cassian Andor looks forward with purpose in Andor episode 3.

One year ago, Andor changed Star Wars forever

On September 21, 2022, Andor fundamentally reinvented the Star Wars franchise. A year later, its impact cannot be overstated.
Sonar-like rings emanate from Spider-Man indicating his spidey-sense tingling.

20 years ago, Spider-Man swung onto MTV and changed the Marvel superhero forever

MTV's Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, starring Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker, deserved better than the single 13-episode season it got.
Walter White stands alone in the desert in Breaking Bad season 5.

10 years ago, Breaking Bad produced its greatest episode ever

Ten years ago, Breaking Bad brought its lead antihero Walter White to his lowest point — and hit its own all-time high as a series.
Ahsoka Tano holds one of her lightsabers in Ahsoka episode 4.

Did Andor ruin Ahsoka, and maybe the entire Star Wars franchise, by being too good?

Ahsoka has so far shown that Andor's shadow still looms large over the Star Wars franchise. Does Andor's greatness make Ahsoka look worse than it actually is?
David Duchovny interrogates Peter Boyle

With just a few episodes, writer Darin Morgan changed The X-Files forever

Chris Carter's classic TV show The X-Files, which turned 30 this week, hit new peaks of tragicomic brilliance in the six episodes written by Darin Morgan.
The cast of One Piece.

Is Netflix’s hit show One Piece too faithful to the manga it’s based on?

Netflix's One Piece does admirably adapting one of the most acclaimed and beloved anime in history, but is its approach too safe or is it just right?
The full X-Men line-up from X-Men: Evolution.

The MCU should adapt X-Men: Evolution. Here’s why

The X-Men will eventually arrive in the MCU, and the franchise should adapt one of the most acclaimed projects in recent memory: X-Men: Evolution.
Archie Madekwe sits behind the wheel of a race car.

Video game adaptations are huge, but will we ever see a great one?

With The Last of Us, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and Gran Turismo, video game adaptations came of age in 2023, but they didn't transcend the genre.
Archie Madekwe looks at David Harbour in Gran Turismo.

Gran Turismo isn’t very good, but I want more movies like it

Gran Turismo isn't very good, but I hope to see more films about the video game industry and its impact, not just the games themselves.
Ahsoka Tano takes on Darth Vader in "Star Wars: Rebels."

Ahsoka vs. Anakin Skywalker: who would win in a fight?

With Anakin Skywalker set to appear in Disney+'s Star Wars series, Ahsoka, let's discuss whether or not he could best his former Padawan in a possible rematch.
The Justice League of Zack Snyder's Justice League.

The DCEU was better than the MCU. Here’s why

As the DCEU continues to wind down, we're taking a look back at the seven things that the DC Extended Universe did better than the MCU.
Marvel's heroes charge into battle in Avengers: Endgame.

Superhero movies aren’t events anymore

From Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to The Flash, superheroes have underperformed in 2023. Will Blue Beetle and other comic book movies suffer the same fate?
The YouTube app on an iPhone.

YouTube with a blank home screen is a beautiful place

Turning off your YouTube watch history now leads to a blissfully blank home screen when you fire up the app or site in a web browser.
Matthias Schweighöfer stands up in Heart of Stone.

Matthias Schweighöfer on Heart of Stone, Oppenheimer, and being Netflix’s sneaky MVP

In an interview with Digital Trends, Matthias Schweighöfer discusses his role in Heart of Stone and how he's become the sneaky MVP of Netflix.
Jamie Lee Curtis stares with horror through a round window at the masked face of Michael Myers.

The Halloween franchise should have ended 25 years ago with Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Twenty-five years ago, Halloween H20 did the legacy sequel thing long before, and better than, the recent trilogy by David Gordon Green.
Blended image showing three versions of Harley Quinn against a background with the name HARLEY in large white letter.

Who is the best Harley? All the Harley Quinns, ranked

Harley Quinn has quickly become a DC icon - some argue she's the fourth DC pillar. But which among all her live-action and animated versions is the best?
Two men look back in The Night of the 12th.

The Night of the 12th is one of 2023’s best movies

The Night of the 12th, a thriller about a murder in the French Alps, has gone unnoticed in a great movie year. Now on digital, here's why you should watch it.
Gerard Butler and Jason Statham hold guns.

Gerard Butler vs. Jason Statham: Who is the better B-movie action star?

Gerard Butler and Jason Statham have headlined many B-movies in the 21st century, so it's time to ask one question: Who is the better B-movie action star?
Blended image showing three versions of Lois Lane against a warm background with the name LOIS LANE in large brown letters.

Who is the best Lois Lane ever? All the Lois Lane actresses, ranked

Lois Lane is Superman's perfect match. There have been multiple versions of the intrepid reporter, but only one comes out on top when all is said and done.