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Sylvester Stallone wears a beret in Expend4bles.

Expend4bles review: a colossal waste of time

Expend4bles is an embarrassingly cheap action movie, and one of the worst films of the year so far. It is now playing in theaters.
Kaitlyn Dever hides in a basement in No One Will Save You.

No One Will Save You review: a lean, mean alien invasion thriller

Brian Duffield's No One Will Save You is one of this year's most riveting sci-fi movies. The Kaitlyn Dever-led alien invasion thriller is streaming now on Hulu.
Sylvester Stallone wears a beret in Expend4bles.

The 7 best Sylvester Stallone action movies, ranked

In honor of his impressive, decades-spanning career, here are the seven best action movies that The Expendables 4 star Sylvester Stallone has ever made.
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.
Rowena Drake holds a telephone in A Haunting in Venice.

5 great mystery movies to watch like A Haunting in Venice

In honor of A Haunting in Venice's release this week, here are five mystery movies like it that you should check out.
Hercule Poirot stands near a cross in A Haunting in Venice.

A Haunting in Venice review: a zany, spooky, and fun time

A Haunting in Venice is Kenneth Branagh's spookiest and best Hercule Poirot murder mystery yet. The film is now playing in theaters.
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.
Hercule Poirot holds a small notebook in A Haunting in Venice.

A Haunting in Venice’s ending, explained

Here's everything that's revealed at the end of A Haunting in Venice, Kenneth Branagh's latest Hercule Poirot mystery. The film is now playing in theaters.
Joaquin Phoenix sits near a battlefield in Napoleon.

5 movies we can’t wait to watch in late 2023

From Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon to Ridley Scott's new historical epic, here are five upcoming movies that we can't wait to see in theaters.
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?
Sister Irene holds a rosary in The Nun 2.

The Nun 2 review: a louder, occasionally scarier sequel

The Nun 2 is a louder and scarier follow-up to its parent film, but it still falls short of the Conjuring franchise's best installments.
Sister Irene looks at a magazine collage of Valak in The Nun 2.

The Nun 2’s ending, explained

Here's everything you need to know about the ending of The Nun 2 and how the film bridges the gaps between it and the other Conjuring movies.
Denzel Washington twists a gangster's wrist in The Equalizer 3.

The Equalizer 3 review: a meditative, ultraviolent sequel

The Equalizer 3 is a predictably violent, surprisingly contemplative sequel. The Denzel Washington-led action movie is now playing in theaters.
Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott stand near a set of gym bleachers in Bottoms.

Bottoms review: the best R-rated comedy of the year

Bottoms isn't just a successful sophomore outing for director Emma Seligman. It's also the best R-rated comedy of the year. The film is now playing in theaters.
Archie Madekwe sits in a race car in Gran Turismo.

Gran Turismo review: a racing biopic that runs out of gas

Neill Blomkamp's Gran Turismo is a boring, bland racing biopic. It's now playing in theaters nationwide.
Reggie, Maggie, Hunter, and Bug all stand on the street together in Strays.

Strays review: a one-trick dog comedy

Strays is a sporadically funny, one-note comedy. The Will Ferrell and Jamie Foxx-starring R-rated comedy is now playing in theaters.
Jaime Reyes holds the scarab in Blue Beetle.

Blue Beetle review: a well-intentioned misfire

Blue Beetle is an occasionally charming but ultimately forgettable, superhero film. The DC Cinematic Universe movie is now playing in theaters.
Mabel, Oliver, and Charles stand in an elevator together in Only Murders in the Building Season 3.

Only Murders in the Building season 3 review: just as charming as you remember

Only Murders in the Building season 3 is a charming, theatrical mystery. Its first two episodes are streaming now on Hulu.
Leonardo stands in front of his brothers in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem review: a charming reboot

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem breathes new life into the fan-favorite franchise. The film is now playing in theaters.
sympathy for the devil 2023 movie review joel kinnaman and nicolas cage face away from each other on poster

Sympathy for the Devil review: an entertaining, coked-up Collateral clone

Sympathy for the Devil is a zany, forgettable thriller featuring a mesmerizingly kooky Nicolas Cage performance. It is now playing in theaters.
Woody Norman presses his ear against a bedroom wall in Cobweb.

Cobweb review: a slight, but shockingly fun horror movie

Cobweb is an effective retro horror movie that delivers the scares. The Lizzy Caplan and Antony Starr-led movie is now playing in select theaters.
Batman stands in a cloud of ash and rubble in a poster for The Dark Knight.

All of Christopher Nolan’s movies, ranked

In honor of Oppenheimer's release in theaters nationwide, here are all of Christopher Nolan's movies, ranked from worst to best.
Ryan Gosling holds up a pair of rollerblades behind Margot Robbie in Barbie.

Barbie review: Welcome to the Mattel Show

Greta Gerwig's Barbie is a colorful and fun, but strangely flawed summer blockbuster. The Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie-led film is now playing in theaters.
Tom Cruise runs on a rooftop in Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part one.

Tom Cruise shouldn’t get all the credit for his career comeback

Here's why Mission: Impossible - Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie is as responsible for Tom Cruise's career renaissance as the star himself.
Tom Cruise rides a motorcycle in Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One.

Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One’s action scenes, ranked

Here are all of the stunts in 'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One,' ranked from least to most thrilling.
Tom Cruise holds onto a cargo plane in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

The 7 best Tom Cruise action movies, ranked

In honor of Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One's release, here are Tom Cruise's seven best action movies ever.
Three people aim their guns in They Cloned Tyrone.

5 underrated movies you should check out in July 2023

Here are five smaller movies hitting theaters and digital platforms this month that aren't named Barbie or Oppenheimer.
Nina Dobrev looks up at Pierce Brosnan in The Out-Laws.

The Out-Laws review: another Netflix movie misfire

The Out-Laws is a mildly amusing and, at times, unbearably grating new comedy. The film is streaming now on Netflix.
Ty Simpkins stands in a red doorway in Insidious: The Red Door.

Insidious: The Red Door review: a serviceable scare fest

Insidious: The Red Door is an occasionally scary but repetitive slice of horror entertainment. The Patrick Wilson-directed film is now playing in theaters.
A man points a gun in Blade Runner.

Harrison Ford’s 7 best movies, ranked by Rotten Tomatoes score

In honor of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny's release, here are Harrison Ford's seven best films, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
Indiana Jones rides a boat in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny review: an uneven yet entertaining conclusion

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny delivers an uneven but entertaining final chapter for Harrison Ford's Nazi-punching film hero.
Harrison Ford sits in an airplane in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’s ending, explained

Here's how Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny wraps up its iconic hero's 40-year story.
George Clooney smiles in Out of Sight.

25 years ago, George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez pulled off a perfect romantic crime caper

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the sexiest crime movie ever. Here's why the George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez thriller, Out of Sight, still holds up.
WALL-E looks at cubes of trash.

15 years ago, Pixar’s Wall-E painted a terrifying picture of our AI future

In 2008, Pixar's Wall-E offered a terrifying dystopian vision of humanity's future. 15 years later, the film's themes resonate even more than they did before.