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TV

Retrospective
Marvel Desperately Needs Another Show Like Jessica Jones

Maturity means more than just making your heroes glower.

ByGavia Baker-Whitelaw
Review
Fantasmas is a Surreal Dystopian Show Like No Other

One of our strangest comedic minds fully lets loose.

ByDais Johnston
Retrospective
In 1969, a Terrible Star Trek Episode Helped Save the Fandom — And the Franchise

Let’s go behind the scenes.

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective
A Quarter-Century Later, Deep Space Nine’s Finale is a Bridge Between Old and New Star Trek

We’ve left this era behind.

ByMark Hill
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Netflix Just Followed Baby Reindeer With an Even Weirder Thriller

Don’t let the puppet fool you.

ByDais Johnston
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No More Excuses: It’s Time to Watch the Most Imaginative Sci-Fi Show of the Decade

Thanks to Netflix, this overlooked space epic is getting a second chance.

ByGavia Baker-Whitelaw
Retrospective
DC's Most Mysterious Failure is Still Ahead of Its Time

Be careful out in the swamp.

ByJeff Ewing
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The Most Underrated Superman Show Just Got a Second Season

It's time to take flight.

ByAlex Welch
Retrospective
Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Finale Remains Perfect

Deal us in.

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective
In Retrospect, Game of Thrones Was Never Going to End Well

How do you end a neverending story?

ByJoe Allen
Retrospective
Satoshi Kon’s Most Underrated Work Was Also His Most Prescient

Watch out for the Lil’ Slugger.

ByDaniel Dockery
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Netflix’s Newest K-Drama Might Be a Worthy Successor to Squid Game

Everyone wants the best apartment.

ByDais Johnston
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Netflix’s Bodkin Takes the True-Crime Satire to Surreal New Heights

Murder comes to the Emerald Isle.

ByDais Johnston
Retrospective
How The Stand Became TV’s First Genre Epic

“I do think it woke people up to the fact that you can take genre material seriously and reach a really wide audience,” director Mick Garris says.

ByDon Kaye
Retrospective
HBO’s Darkest Miniseries Paved the Way for The Last of Us

A true story was given the dedication it deserves.

ByDais Johnston
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The Most Important Sci-Fi Show Of The Century Revolutionized The Reboot

All this has happened before, and it will all happen again.

ByRyan Britt

Movies

Retrospective
Months Before Godzilla Changed Sci-Fi Forever, America Released Its Own Epic Monster Movie

Get the bug spray.

ByDaniel Dockery
Retrospective
How An Underrated ‘70s Conspiracy Thriller Predicted the Modern Age of Political Paranoia

"Has it ever crossed your mind that maybe it's everybody else's problem that they don't get along with you?"

ByAlex Welch
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The Strangest Disaster Movie of the Year Is Streaming Now on Netflix

Take a stroll down the Chomps-Élysées.

ByDais Johnston
Retrospective
In 2004, an Infamous Sci-Fi Remake Reimagined the Horror of Patriarchy as Camp Satire

Stepford’s men are from Mars. Don’t ask where the women come from.

ByKayleigh Donaldson
Retrospective
Sam Rockwell’s Best Sci-Fi Movie Feels Even Timelier Now

"We're not programmed. We're people. Do you understand?"

ByAlex Welch
Retrospective
The Next Riddick Movie Needs to Learn the Franchise’s Most Important Lesson

Monsters good, space politics bad.

ByJeff Ewing
Retrospective
Amid a Sea of Die Hard Knockoffs, Keanu Reeves Made a Thriller that Stood the Test of Time

Gotta go fast.

ByJoe Allen
Retrospective
The Worst Star Trek Movie Could Have Been a Good Trek Episode

Set expectations to measured.

ByRyan Britt
Review
Hit Man is a Reminder That There’s Nothing Sexier Than Star Power

The Richard Linklater crowdpleaser deserved a theatrical release, but it can still seduce on Netflix.

ByLyvie Scott
Retrospective
Tom Cruise’s Best Action Sci-Fi Feels Like an Unofficial FromSoftware Movie

Live. Die. Reload.

ByJeff Ewing
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Rian Johnson’s Brilliant First Feature Transcends Its High-Concept Gimmick

"I've got knives in my eyes. I'm going home sick."

ByHoai-Tran Bui
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A Surprisingly Smart Horror Prequel Just Hit Hulu

Go your own way.

ByDaniel Dockery
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Surprise! Godzilla Minus One Is Officially Streaming on Netflix

After months of false starts, Godzilla Minus One has finally found a streaming home.

ByLyvie Scott
Found in Translation
What if Cloud Atlas Was an Anti-Colonialist Epic About Brazil’s History?

With shades of Blade Runner and other sci-fi classics, Immortal Warrior pushes the limits of sci-fi animation.

ByCarlos Aguilar
Retrospective
Star Trek’s Most Infamous Retcon Looks Quaint Today

Don’t worry, Spock was only mostly dead.

ByRory Doherty
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Michael Mann’s Most Criminally Underseen Thriller Just Hit Hulu

Gotta go fast.

ByAlex Welch

Games

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An Underrated and Overlooked Marvel Game Is Free On Epic Games Store

A refreshingly unique spin.

ByTrone Dowd
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Octopath Traveler 2 Finally Comes to Game Pass for Its Xbox Launch

A role-playing gem finally comes to Game Pass.

ByRobin Bea
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Streets of Rage 4 Brings Retro Sidescrolling Action to PlayStation Plus

Kick, punch, it’s all in the mind.

ByRobin Bea
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Nine Sols Is A Satisfying 2D Take On From Software’s Least Imitated Game

Be like water.

ByRobin Bea
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A Puzzle Game Taught Me That Standing in Line Is So Much Fun, if You Get To Be a Shining Golden Shiba Inu

Follow the leader.

ByRobin Bea
Gaming
Mario’s Weirdest Adventure Is Finally Playable on Nintendo Switch

Forget the Mushroom Kingdom, this plumber is heading to Easter Island.

ByAshley Bardhan
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Xbox Game Pass Just Quietly Added the Most Hectic Co-Op Game of the Decade

Embrace the mayhem.

ByHayes Madsen
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Nintendo Switch Just Added the Funniest Puzzle Game of the Year

I’m not putting a duck pun here because I have self-control.

ByRobin Bea
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Chants of Sennaar’s Mind-Bending Language Puzzles Are Now On Xbox Game Pass

Now you’re speaking my language.

ByRobin Bea
Retrospective
A Decade Before Hades II, Supergiant Games Proved its Success Wasn’t a Fluke

A weekend in the city.

ByMark Hill
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Prepare for Dragon Age: Dreadwolf with This Week’s Epic Games Store Deal

Get it while it’s hot.

ByRobin Bea
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The Spiritual Successor To Nier: Automata Is 1000x Better Than A Sequel

1000xResist clearly studied the legendary game Nier: Automata, and then took a life of its own.

ByIsaiah Colbert
Retrospective
An Old Game Boy Color Game Set the Bar For Remaking a Classic

Mario and fortune telling, together at last.

ByMark Hill
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Xbox Game Pass Just Added the Most Adorable Game of the Year

Claws and effect.

ByHayes Madsen
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Slay the Spire Meets Candy Crush In the Roguelike Demo I Can’t Stop Playing

I’m bewitched.

ByRobin Bea
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Endless Ocean Luminous Is The Perfect Relaxing Game If You’re Sick Of Farming

Under the sea.

ByRobin Bea
Retrospective

Months Before 'Godzilla' Changed Sci-Fi Forever, America Released Its Own Epic Monster Movie

ByDaniel Dockery

Get the bug spray.

Retrospective

Marvel Desperately Needs Another Show Like 'Jessica Jones'

ByGavia Baker-Whitelaw

Maturity means more than just making your heroes glower.

Retrospective

How An Underrated ‘70s Conspiracy Thriller Predicted the Modern Age of Political Paranoia

ByAlex Welch

"Has it ever crossed your mind that maybe it's everybody else's problem that they don't get along with you?"

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The Strangest Disaster Movie of the Year Is Streaming Now on Netflix

ByDais Johnston

Take a stroll down the Chomps-Élysées.

Retrospective

In 2004, an Infamous Sci-Fi Remake Reimagined the Horror of Patriarchy as Camp Satire

ByKayleigh Donaldson

Stepford’s men are from Mars. Don’t ask where the women come from.

Retrospective

Sam Rockwell’s Best Sci-Fi Movie Feels Even Timelier Now

ByAlex Welch

"We're not programmed. We're people. Do you understand?"

Retrospective

The Next Riddick Movie Needs to Learn the Franchise’s Most Important Lesson

ByJeff Ewing

Monsters good, space politics bad.

Retrospective

Amid a Sea of 'Die Hard' Knockoffs, Keanu Reeves Made a Thriller that Stood the Test of Time

ByJoe Allen

Gotta go fast.

Retrospective

The Worst Star Trek Movie Could Have Been a Good Trek Episode

ByRyan Britt

Set expectations to measured.

Review

'Fantasmas' is a Surreal Dystopian Show Like No Other

ByDais Johnston

One of our strangest comedic minds fully lets loose.