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Carson Burton

Carson Burton


Carson Burton is an writer, entertainment fanatic, and a proud Crocs owner that loves everything from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to 2001: A Space Odyssey. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he studied Journalism and Film and Media Studies. He also is a big fan of basketball and football, with his favorite teams being his hometown Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts.

At Digital Trends, Carson writes about film and television. He also writes news stories for IGN and previously worked for Variety, where he interviewed dozens of directors, actors, and producers about their projects. From Scooby-Doo to Mean Girls, Carson is a passionate consumer of entertainment that is torturously trying to keep up with everything going on in popular culture.

Tom Cruise soars above a falling motorcycle in Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One.

7 best action movies of 2023, ranked

From animated turtles to an underrated Nazi-hunting thriller to Godzilla, these seven pictures represent the best the action genre had to offer in 2023.
Furiosa leans back on a wall of fire in Furiosa.

10 best movie trailers of 2023, ranked

2023 gave us a lot of great movies, and even better trailers. Digital Trends ranks the 10 best movie trailers of 2023.
Michael Fassbender looks out a window.

5 movies like Netflix’s The Killer you should watch right now

David Fincher's action movie The Killer is popular on Netflix. If you enjoyed it, you should check out these five films that are just like it.
Two teenagers sleep together in a car in It Follows

5 best Halloween horror movies on Netflix you should watch

In the mood for horror this Halloween? Then watch these five movies on Netflix that are guaranteed to frighten the wits out of you.
Ripley fights an Alien queen in Aliens.

All the Alien movies, ranked

From Ridley Scott's 1979 classic to the abomination known as Aliens vs. Predator, Digital Trends ranks all the Alien movies from worst to best.
Thanos gets ready to battle in Avengers: Endgame.

10 biggest action movie hits ever, ranked by adjusted box office

From Indiana Jones to Earth's Mightiest Heroes, these 10 action movies are the highest grossing films ever in the popular genre.
A robot farms a field in The Creator.

Like The Creator? Then watch these 5 great sci-fi movies

Like The Creator, the new sci-fi movie that's out this weekend? Then you should watch these 5 similar movies from master directors like Steven Spielberg.
C-3PO, R2-D2, Luke, and Leia staring out at space in "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back."

10 biggest sci-fi hits of all time, ranked by adjusted box-office gross

What's the biggest sci-fi film ever? Ghostbusters? E.T.? These 10 movies are the highest-grossing sci-fi movies ever based on adjusted box office gross.
Gary Oldman as Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Like Last Voyage of the Demeter? Then watch these 5 great vampire movies

If you enjoyed watching The Last Voyage of the Demeter, you should check out these five great vampire movies.
Jason Statham in Meg 2: The Trench.

5 great killer shark movies like The Meg 2 you need to watch

To celebrate The Meg 2's release, Digital Trends lists the 5 best killer shark movies everyone needs to watch at least once.
Shaw points a gun in The Fate of the Furious.

7 best Jason Statham action movies, ranked

From The Expendables to The Fast and the Furious to The Meg, Digital Trends ranks Jason Statham's best action movies ever.
Tom Cruise soars above a falling motorcycle in Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One proves why action movies need theaters

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One is a triumph of epic scale, a visual marvel that proves action movies are best experienced on the big screen.
Harrison Ford looks very tired as Indiana Jones.

Dial of Destiny proves that the Indiana Jones franchise should end now

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny isn't a failure in the slightest, but it still proves that it's time for the Indiana Jones franchise to come to an end.
The Royal Tenenbaums

The 10 best Wes Anderson characters, ranked

From Rushmore to Asteroid City, Wes Anderson has created a pantheon of memorable characters. DT ranks the 10 best from Anderson's impressive filmography.
Carmen from FX series The Bear in his apron, looking back.

The Bear’s season 1 episodes, ranked

Before season 2 premieres on FX, we rank The Bear's season 1 episodes from pretty good to excellent.
Optimus Prime readies to fight in Transformers.

All the Transformers movies, ranked

No Transformers movie is high art, but some are better than others. With the release of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, we rank them from worst to best.
Miles Morales falls through a multiverse portal in "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse."

Is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse the best animated movie of all time?

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is one of the most critically praised movies of the year, but is it the best animated movie of all time? DT investigates!
The poster for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse better than Into the Spider-Verse?

With Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse getting almost universal love, the hard question must be asked: is it better than Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse?
Young Simba and Mufasa in the Pride Lands | Lion King VFX

The best live-action Disney remakes, ranked

With the studio's latest live-action remake, The Little Mermaid, now in theaters, Digital Trends ranks the best Disney live-action remakes ever.
Two men stare in 2023's White Men Can't Jump.

Is the White Men Can’t Jump remake worth watching?

Is Hulu remake of White Men Can't Jump starring Jack Harlow and Sinqua Wells worth watching? DT investigates if it's as good as the 1992 original.
Shaw points a gun in The Fate of the Furious.

All the villains in the Fast and Furious movies, ranked from worst to best

With Fast X just around the corner, Digital Trends ranks all the Fast & Furious villains from worst to best.

7 most likable New Girl characters, ranked

New Girl lives and dies by its lovable characters, and all of them are likable in their own ways. However, a select few of them stand out among the bunch.
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The best songs in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, ranked

The Guardians of the Galaxy films are known for their awesome tunes and in honor of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, we rank the best songs in the MCU franchise.
A composite image of Barbie, Oppenheimer, Mutant Mayhem, The Flash, and Guardians Vol. 3.

The 10 most anticipated movies of summer 2023

From Barbies to atom bombs to a multiverse of Spider-Men, this summer promises to be best one yet for cinema. Here are our 10 movies we can't wait to see.
A man walks across the countryside in SISU.

Sisu review: Like Nazis getting tortured? Then this bloody action movie is for you

Fans of Mad Max: Fury Road, The Northman, and John Wick movies will love Sisu, a bloody revenge movie about a man fighting Nazis over stolen treasure.
Four adults stand together in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once and Always.

Is Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once and Always worth watching?

With the release of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once and Always on Netflix, longtime fans are asking if it's worth watching or just cynical nostalgia bait?
An angel flies and watches a man in Beau is Afraid.

Beau Is Afraid’s ending, explained

Digital Trends explains the ending to Beau Is Afraid, the wild new movie starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Hereditary's Ari Aster.