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Panda Mei looks at her friends in a scene from Turning Red.

Turning Red review: Girl meets world in another Pixar charmer

Turning Red review: Girl meets world in another Pixar charmer

Pixar's Turning Red channels the awkward teenager in all of us with a sweet coming-of-age story about a girl, her friends, her mother, and a giant red panda.
Batman stares down at a crime scene in The Batman.

The Batman review: Pattinson’s hero finds light in the shadows

The Batman review: Pattinson’s hero finds light in the shadows

The Batman is the noir detective-thriller fans have hoped for, telling a tale that dissects the anatomy of systematic corruption through the Dark Knight's eyes.
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Climb every mountain in Alex Honnold: The Soloist VR

Climb every mountain in Alex Honnold: The Soloist VR

In Alex Honnold: The Soloist VR, viewers get to travel along with one of most famous climbers in the world as he scales mountains in Italy and the French Alps.
Wee Hughie and Butcher Billy walk through a park in a scene from The Boys Presents: Diabolical anthology series.

The Boys Presents: Diabolical review: A bloody good time

The Boys Presents: Diabolical review: A bloody good time

Amazon's animated anthology series The Boys Presents: Diabolical is a superhero splatterfest that delivers a bucket of laughs -- and some heart, too.
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Black Widow review: Bold, beautiful, and better late than never

Black Widow review: Bold, beautiful, and better late than never

Beautifully shot and full of humor, action, and heart, Black Widow is the movie Marvel fans asked for and Scarlett Johansson's superspy always deserved.
Luca and Alberto give a thumbs-up sign to their homemade Vespa scooter in a scene from Pixar's Luca.

Luca review: Pixar’s Italian sea monster story is sweeter than gelato

Luca review: Pixar’s Italian sea monster story is sweeter than gelato

Pixar's Luca is a refreshingly fun, deliciously animated film that will make you want to visit the coast of Italy and look for friendly sea monsters.
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Infinite review: Mark Wahlberg’s sci-fi adventure is a waste of good lives

Infinite review: Mark Wahlberg’s sci-fi adventure is a waste of good lives

Despite its talented cast and slick concept, Infinite's tale of a secret society of reincarnating heroes and villains is all action, no substance.
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Sweet Tooth, season 1 review: An epic adventure with animal magnetism

Sweet Tooth, season 1 review: An epic adventure with animal magnetism

With its adorable lead and wonderful world-building, Netflix's Sweet Tooth series is another rewarding, entertaining adaptation of a popular comic book series.
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Army of the Dead review: Even zombies deserve better

Army of the Dead review: Even zombies deserve better

Army of the Dead should be a gory good time, but predictable moments, forgettable characters, and sketchy world-building derail this zombie-heist adventure.
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Mythic Quest season 2 review: Playing through the pandemic

Mythic Quest season 2 review: Playing through the pandemic

Mythic Quest, the Apple TV+ series about a fictional game studio, returns for a second season shaped by the pandemic both in front of the camera and behind it.
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Mortal Kombat review: A victory, but far from flawless

Mortal Kombat review: A victory, but far from flawless

Warner Bros. Pictures Mortal Kombat reboot raises the bar for the franchise with a great blend of action and mythology, but isn't quite a flawless victory.
Godzilla and Kong fight on a ship in Godzilla vs. Kong.

Godzilla vs. Kong review: It’s everything it promises and then some

Godzilla vs. Kong review: It’s everything it promises and then some

By keeping it simple and focusing on the movie fans want to see, Godzilla vs. Kong lives up to the hype and delivers plenty of exciting moments.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League hero shot.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League review: A bigger, better superhero do-over

Zack Snyder’s Justice League review: A bigger, better superhero do-over

Zack Snyder's Justice League delivers more than just a new cut of the 2017 film, and manages to be a bigger, better movie overall.

Raya and the Last Dragon review: Martial arts and fantasy merged beautifully

Raya and the Last Dragon review: Martial arts and fantasy merged beautifully

Disney's animation studio does it again with Raya and the Last Dragon, a beautiful, action-packed adventure with something for all ages.
Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen in Marvel's WandaVision series.

WandaVision review: Marvel channels Lost for wonderfully weird Disney+ series

WandaVision review: Marvel channels Lost for wonderfully weird Disney+ series

The MCU returns in WandaVision, the new Disney+ series that offers up plenty of mysteries as it follows the too-perfect lives of two former Avengers.
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Wonder Woman 1984 review: A superhero epic crammed into a time capsule

Wonder Woman 1984 review: A superhero epic crammed into a time capsule

The sequel to Wonder Woman goes all-in on spectacle with some compelling new characters, but Wonder Woman 1984 tries a little too hard to surpass the original.
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Lego made the Star Wars Holiday Special we need right now

Lego made the Star Wars Holiday Special we need right now

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special is a great reminder of how much fun the Star Wars franchise can be, and why we shouldn't take it so seriously.
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His Dark Materials season 2 review: HBO’s fantasy saga finds its groove

His Dark Materials season 2 review: HBO’s fantasy saga finds its groove

Season 2 of HBO's His Dark Materials improves on the first as the beautiful world of the fantasy saga breathes and expands with help from its talented cast.
The Haunting of Bly Manor

The Haunting of Bly Manor review: A gothic horror story with plenty of heart

The Haunting of Bly Manor review: A gothic horror story with plenty of heart

Fans of The Haunting of Hill House will find plenty of familiar elements in The Haunting of Bly Manor, but lots of welcome surprises and fresh scares, too.
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Enola Holmes review: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill find the fun in Sherlock’s world

Enola Holmes review: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill find the fun in Sherlock’s world

Millie Bobby Brown makes a strong case for a new film franchise in portraying the teenage sister of Sherlock Holmes in this Netflix original movie.
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Utopia season 1 review: A scary-good trip down a familiar rabbit hole

Utopia season 1 review: A scary-good trip down a familiar rabbit hole

The talented cast and creative team of Amazon's Utopia make its conspiracy- and pandemic-fueled story entertaining and occasionally, a little too familiar.
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Mulan review: Disney’s remake is as beautiful as it is exciting

Mulan review: Disney’s remake is as beautiful as it is exciting

Disney's live-action spin on Mulan hits all the right notes while showcasing its amazing lead actress in a film that stands out from the remake crowd.
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We’re not reviewing Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. Here’s why

We’re not reviewing Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. Here’s why

Given a choice between seeing Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Tenet or avoiding the spread of a deadly virus, the decision should be simple.
Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in a phone booth in a scene from the movie Bill & Ted Face the Music.

Bill and Ted Face the Music review: A most excellent sequel, dude

Bill and Ted Face the Music review: A most excellent sequel, dude

With its optimistic message and endearingly dimwitted heroes, Bill & Ted Face the Music is a surprisingly successful return for its unlikely universe saviors.
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The Boys Season 2 Review: A gory but satisfying second chapter

The Boys Season 2 Review: A gory but satisfying second chapter

Season 2 of The Boys raises the bar for gore and real-world issues, but still manages to deliver a satisfying second chapter of Amazon's superhero satire.
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Lovecraft Country uses the Black experience to wage a righteous war

Lovecraft Country uses the Black experience to wage a righteous war

The newest HBO show deals with the racist legacy of author H.P. Lovecraft by forging a new path.
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Lovecraft Country review: HBO scores again with its history horror show

Lovecraft Country review: HBO scores again with its history horror show

HBO follows up 2019's powerful Watchmen series with Lovecraft Country, another show that expertly blends fantasy and history in exciting, fascinating ways.
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The Umbrella Academy season 2 review: Making dysfunction beautiful again

The Umbrella Academy season 2 review: Making dysfunction beautiful again

The second season of The Umbrella Academy raises the stakes for the Hargreeves siblings, but confirms the Netflix series' season 1 success was no gimmick.
The cast of the Netflix movie The Old Guard.

The Old Guard review: Netflix turns Charlize Theron into an immortal John Wick

The Old Guard review: Netflix turns Charlize Theron into an immortal John Wick

Netflix wants to build an action franchise with The Old Guard, which casts Charlize Theron as an immortal mercenary, and it comes pretty close to doing so.
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Space Force review: Netflix series finds humor and heart in American absurdity

Space Force review: Netflix series finds humor and heart in American absurdity

Inspired by the real-world Space Force, Netflix's new series finds plenty to laugh about with Steve Carell portraying the military division's reluctant leader.
The Witcher Netflix Series

The Witcher review: Netflix delivers a slow-burn saga that’s worth the wait

The Witcher review: Netflix delivers a slow-burn saga that’s worth the wait

Netflix adapts Andrzej Sapkowski's dark fantasy novels for The Witcher, a series that casts Man of Steel star Henry Cavill as a wandering monster-hunter. The show's careful pacing rewards its audience with a dark, fantastic adventure that's surprisingly layered and entertaining in its first season.
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Gemini Man review: Stunning visuals can’t mask a weak story

Gemini Man review: Stunning visuals can’t mask a weak story

Gemini Man, the latest film from three-time Oscar winner Ang Lee, dazzles with its amped-up frame rate and digital recreation of a young Will Smith, but is hamstrung by a script that's not nearly as clever as the film's groundbreaking technical achievements.
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Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame review

Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame review

Following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios concludes its first, 22-film saga with Avengers: Endgame, the culmination of more than a decade of movies and one of the franchise's most epic and emotional installments so far. As cathartic as it is thrilling, Endgame completely delivers.
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Hellboy review: A gory, entertaining reboot that sells its soul for spectacle

Hellboy review: A gory, entertaining reboot that sells its soul for spectacle

Director Neil Marshall's reboot of the Hellboy franchise lives up to its R rating with a gory adventure featuring David Harbour as its titular demon hero, but the impressive, effects-driven spectacle it offers audiences lacks the heart of the original franchise and its colorful supporting cast.