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Michelle Yeoh, Charlize Theron, and Kerry Washington stand together in a scene from Th School for Good and Evil.

The School for Good and Evil review: Middling magic

Paul Feig's adaptation of The School For Good and Evil is lifted by an impressive supporting cast, but tempered by a predictable story and lengthy running time.
The PRedator alien roars against a gray fog in the background.

Building a better Predator: Behind the visual effects of Hulu’s horror hit Prey

The visual effects team behind some of the most exciting scenes in Prey reveal how they reimagined the Predator and its signature elements for the film.
Three girls, each armed with different weapons, go looking for alien invaders in a scene from Slash/Back.

Slash/Back review: The kids are all right (especially when fighting aliens)

Nyla Innuksuk's Slash/Back pits a group of kids against alien invaders in a remote Inuit village and delivers a unique, rewarding adventure along the way.
Michael Myers stares at the camera from the hallway of a house in a scene from Halloween Ends.

Halloween Ends review: a franchise mercy kill

David Gordon Green's trilogy-concluding film Halloween Ends never quite lives up to the promise of the 2018 franchise revival.
A masked killer watches Kate Siegel work in a scene from Hush.

The best horror movies streaming right now

We've put together a list of some of the best horror movies available now on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and more.
Dolph Lundgren holds onto a pipe inside a U-Boat in a scene from Operation Seawolf.

Operation Seawolf review: nice Nazis? No thanks!

Steven Luke's problematic World War II thriller Operation Seawolf doesn't do enough to make its Nazi protagonists or their experiences worthy of your attention.
Maika Monroe stares blankly into the camera while Jake LAcy looks at her in a scene from Significant Other.

Significant Other filmmakers on forest shoots, big secrets, and that wild ending

The directors and star of Paramount+ thriller Significant Other discuss the origins of the film, its wilderness setting, and that wild ending.
Ricky, Bubbles, and Julian stand in front of trailers in a promotional image for Trailer Park Boys.

Trailer Park Boys on Canadian Thanksgiving, donair turkeys, and high times

Trailer Park Boys stars Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles discuss their Canadian Thanksgiving plans, hunting donair turkey, and why their show remains so damn popular.
Maika Monroe stares at the camera while lying down.

Significant Other review: a scary kind of love

Maika Monroe and Jake Lacy's strong performances carry Significant Other's tense, twisty tale of a couple confronting a sinister threat in the forest.
Gael Garcia Bernal stares intently in a black and white scene from Werewolf By Night.

Werewolf By Night review: magnificent monster mayhem

Disney's black-and-white creature feature Werewolf By Night harkens back to classic Hollywood horror and a time before Marvel went all-in on superhero stories.
Elsie Fisher and Amiah Miller sit on a bed in a scene from My Best Friend's Exorcism.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism review: Fighting mean girls (and meaner demons)

My Best Friend's Exorcism is equal parts funny and frightening, and delivers a clever spin on paranormal possession tales.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy stand in a convenience store in a scene from Hocus Pocus 2.

Hocus Pocus 2 review: that old black magic, new again

Hocus Pocus 2 brings the Sanderson sisters back for more Halloween hijinks and manages to channel the fun of the original film nearly 30 years later.
Diego Luna walks through a scrapyard of ships in a scene from Andor.

Andor review: Rogue One prequel is slow-burn Star Wars

Star Wars prequel series Andor tells a compelling, gritty story of life under Imperial rule and wartime espionage that feels distinct within the sci-fi saga.
Jon Hamm puts on a fancy country-club sportcoat in a scene from Confess, Fletch.

Confess, Fletch director on Jon Hamm, Chevy Chase, and screwing with jerks

Confess, Fletch director Greg Mottola discusses recasting Fletch, how Jon Hamm and Chevy Chase differ, and the joy of messing with terrible people.
Visual effects process images of Gordy the chimp from Nope.

How jellyfish and Neon Genesis Evangelion shaped the VFX of Jordan Peele’s Nope

The visual effects of Jordan Peele's Nope found inspiration in some interesting places, from Neon Genesis Evangelion to jellyfish and infrared cameras.
Jon Hamm holds a drink in a scene from Confess, Fletch.

Confess, Fletch review: Jon Hamm charms in crime comedy reboot

Confess, Fletch puts Jon Hamm in investigative reporter I.M Fletcher's Lakers cap for a satisfying reboot of the crime comedy franchise.
Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Alexander stand behind a counter in Clerks III.

Clerks III review, or how Kevin Smith made me cry

Clerks III isn't just the final chapter of Kevin Smith's trilogy. It delivers a surprisingly powerful look at how much we've all changed since 1994.
Lucy looks into the camera while David drives in a scene from Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners review: Candy-coated chrome carnage

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners delivers a fun, frantic adventure set in the world of Cyberpunk 2077 that doesn't demand any familiarity with the game to be enjoyable.
Pinocchio kneels on stage in a scene from the 2022 live-action film.

Pinocchio review: nothing new to see in wooden adaptation

Disney's live-action adaptation of Pinocchio doesn't offer anything fresh, only the same story through a new filter and a good performance by Tom Hanks.
William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, and Yuji Okumoto stand in track suits in a scene from Cobr Kai season 5.

Cobra Kai season 5 review: Crowded, but compelling, karate

Season 5 of Cobra Kai gives fans more of what they expect without changing the formula, and with plenty of familiar heroes and villains along the way.
A Giganotosaurus model looms in the foreground of a scene from Jurassic World Dominion.

What it’s like to be Jurassic World’s live-action dinosaur wrangler

Jurassic World Dominion's live-action dinosaur supervisor, John Nolan, explains how his team created the practical components to the film's dino adventure.
An elven tower stands over Middle-earth in a scene from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power review: perfection, precious

Amazon's The Rings of Power series lives up to the hype with episodes that wonderfully channel the scope, spectacle, and heart of The Lord of the Rings saga.
The monstrous alien Randall holds Gordon in the air during a scene from The Orville.

Aliens, upgrades, and Dolly Parton: behind The Orville’s VFX

Creating the visual effects for The Orville season 3 demanded a lot of VFX studios, from alien worlds and ship upgrades to new creatures and ... Dolly Parton?
Two dinosaurs look at each other in Jurassic World Dominion.

How Jurassic World Dominion’s VFX made old dinosaurs new again

Jurassic World Dominion's VFX supervisor takes a deep dive into the creation of the film's new dinosaurs and explains how they resurrected a few old ones, too.
Eleven points her hand at a portal forming in the wall in front of her in a scene from Stranger Things season 4.

Vines, gore, and rifts galore: Behind Stranger Things’ season 4 VFX

Creepy vines, severed limbs, and the destruction of Hawkins were just a few of the visual effects elements Scanline VFX brought to Stranger Things season 4.
Bruce Banner and Jennifer Walters, Hulk and She-Hulk, meditate while facing each other.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law review: Green is good in the MCU

Marvel's She-Hulk: Attorney at Law delivers another win for the MCU with its humor, heart, and impressive performance from Tatiana Maslany.
Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson in Falcon and the Winter Soldier wields Captain America's Shield

In the MCU, Marvel’s most important stories are in its Disney+ shows

The MCU movies are great, but the most important stories being told in the MCU are 0n Disney+ shows like WandaVision, Loki, and Ms. Marvel.
Ms. Marvel pushes through waves of golden energy.

The comics, colors, and chemicals behind Ms. Marvel’s VFX

The visual effects that helped bring the Marvel hero Ms. Marvel to Disney+ found inspiration in a variety of unexpected places.
Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg lean against a truck in a scene from Day Shift.

Day Shift review: Jamie Foxx leads fangless vampire movie

Despite some entertaining elements, Jamie Foxx's vampire film Day Shift underwhelms with too few surprises, too many familiar pieces, and not enough Snoop Dogg.
Tom Sturridge wears a mask and cloak as Morpheus in a scene from The Sandman.

The Sandman review: dreamy adaptation exceeds expectations

Decades of troubled development don't stop Netflix's The Sandman series from delivering an impressive adaptation of Neil Gaiman's groundbreaking comic book.
The Predator returns in Prey.

Prey review: a fresh spin on the Predator franchise

The best Predator film since the original, Prey delivers a tense, action-packed adventure that feels fresh and unique in the franchise.
The cast of The Outlaws gathers in a room, wearing their community service vests.

The Outlaws season 2 review: no more funny business

Season 2 of The Outlaws fully embraces its crime-thriller potential and delivers a more satisfying story arc, even as it goes light on the laughs.
Sofia Rosinsky, Riley Lai Nelet, Camryn Jones, and Fina Strazza look up at a pink sky in a scene from Paper Girls.

Paper Girls review: time-traveling, girl-power Goonies is good enough

Prime Video's adaptation of the Paper Girls comic book series is an exciting sci-fi saga that blends powerful emotional arcs with a nostalgic adventure story.
Ted Raimi wears a head-mounted camera and stares while filming a scene for The Quarry game.

How the Thanos VFX team brought The Quarry’s characters to life (and then killed them)

Supermassive's interactive horror game The Quarry used groundbreaking tech from an Oscar-winning visual effects studio to bring its scary story to life.