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Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall

Former Digital Trends Contributor

A veteran journalist with more than two decades of experience covering local and national news, arts and entertainment, and emerging technology, Rick has been writing for Digital Trends since 2011.

Over the years, Rick has served as an editor for MTV News and Wizard Magazine, as well as a columnist for Time Inc.,, Fandango, and He is a member of Critics Choice Association and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic for films and television series. A voracious consumer of movies and TV series, as well as a lifetime fan of comic books, video games, and all manner of geekery, his work can also be found in Mental Floss,, and various other print and online outlets.

Dubbed a "Professional Geek," Rick has appeared on Spike TV, MTV, ABC, CBS, Fox Business, and NPR to offer commentary on entertainment and pop culture trends. He served as co-producer and host of WAMC Northeast Public Radio's "RetConned" podcast, interviewing a wide spectrum of pop-culture personalities and creators from 2016-2018.

A native of New York's Capital Region, Rick began his journalism career at the alternative newsweekly Metroland. He was named the New York Press Association's Writer of the Year while covering local, state, and national news around New York's capital city and surrounding region.

Rick attended college at SUNY Plattsburgh and SUNY Albany, earning degrees in Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Journalism. He is a proud father of two great kids, husband to an endlessly patient partner who tolerates his love for "The Transformers: The Movie," and a big fan of good beer.

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Cocaine Bear review: a mixed-bag drug comedy

Dumb fun with a great cast, Cocaine Bear manages to deal the good stuff without forgetting the sort of film it's trying to be.
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We Have a Ghost review: Supernatural fun with a comb-over Casper

The family-friendly Netflix comedy We Have a Ghost doesn't break any new ground, but it still delivers a fun, satisfying adventure supported by a great cast.
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Everything coming to Peacock in March 2023

True-crime docuseries Who Killed Robert Wone?, the Poker Face season finale, and more Premier League games highlight the March 2023 new arrivals on Peacock.
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Everything coming to HBO and HBO Max in March 2023

New seasons of Succession and Perry Mason are just some of the noteworthy new arrivals on HBO and HBO Max in March 2023.
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Formula 1: Drive To Survive review: Season 5 gets a tune-up

The Netflix documentary series Formula 1: Drive to Survive gets a tune-up for season 5, and the result is a more rewarding, authentic season of racing drama.
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Everything coming to Paramount+ in March 2023

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Everything coming to Netflix in March 2023

Season 2 of Shadow & Bone, Adam Sandler's Murder Mystery 2, and a trio of new documentaries highlight the March 2023 new arrivals on Netflix.
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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania review: more weird, less heart

Big in its ambition and scope, but stretched too thin, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is an entertaining, middle-tier entry in the MCU.
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Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in March 2023

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Everything coming to Hulu in March 2023

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Everything coming to Disney+ in March 2023

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Knock at the Cabin review: Bautista lifts Shyamalan’s familiar apocalypse

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Sterrt! Letterkenny’s Roald and Stewart on skid love, gaming, and season 11

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Shin Ultraman review: an ultrastrong hit of nostalgia

Come for the giant monster brawls, but stay for Shin Ultraman's quirky cinematography and wonderfully retro aesthetic.
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The Drop review: let it go

Hulu's The Drop wants to be more funny and insightful than it is, and it ultimately delivers a disappointing satire on love and relationships.
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The Old Way review: Nicolas Cage elevates dusty Western

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Avatar: The Way of Water review: beautifully basic

James Cameron's long-awaited Avatar sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, ups the ante visually but still puts spectacle over story.
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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio review: Gorgeous, no strings attached

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio is an ambitious, beautiful adaptation of Carlo Collodi's tale with as much to offer adults as it has for younger audiences.
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Violent Night review: David Harbour delivers merry season’s beatings

Violent Night delivers on its wild premise and then some, and offers a bloody-good Christmas action movie.
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Wednesday review: making goth great again

Wednesday star Jenna Ortega and director Tim Burton craft a quirky gothic mystery for Netflix that's monstrously fun.
The cast of Star Wars.

The best Star Wars movies on Disney+

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Darren Aronofsky explains how Limitless with Chris Hemsworth challenges aging

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It offers a powerful tribute to Chadwick Boseman, but Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sometimes feels like an MCU movie drowning in uncertainty.
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My Father’s Dragon review: one for the kids

An excellent cast and strong dramatic moments lift this Netflix adaptation of My Father's Dragon above its simple animation and fuzzy storytelling.
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Although it slips into too-familiar territory now and then, season 3 of Mythic Quest keeps the bar high for the smart, superbly crafted Apple TV+ series.
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Enola Holmes 2 director Harry Bradbeer shares his thoughts on stars Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill, as well as his favorite moments and mysteries to come.
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Enola Holmes 2 review: Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill carry superb sequel

Enola Holmes 2 stars Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill make a wonderful team in a fun, funny sequel to Netflix's 2020 film.
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Dwayne Johnson does an admirable job of elevating Black Adam, an otherwise underwhelming film that repeats many of the mistakes of prior DCEU movies.
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Prime Video's adaptation of William Gibson's sci-fi story The Peripheral delivers a complicated but intriguing mystery that unfolds across multiple timelines.