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TV

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An Indie Studio Just Dropped the Best Sci-Fi Anthology You Haven’t Seen For Free

A Thousand Suns packs dark, emotional punches.

ByRyan Britt
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It's The Perfect Time to Revisit Alex Garland’s Forgotten Sci-Fi Show

Devs’ chilling take on big tech has only gotten more potent since its 2000 release.

ByAlex Welch
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The Train to Busan Director Just Made the Grisliest Alien Invasion Show on Netflix

A deeply human story in an increasingly alien world.

ByDais Johnston
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10 Best “NuTrek” Star Trek Episodes To Convert Any Doubtful Trekkie

From Discovery to Picard to Lower Decks, Prodigy, and Strange New Worlds, there's a lot of New Star Trek to love.

ByRyan Britt
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Ripley is Exactly the Series Its Iconic Anti-Hero Deserves

Andrew Scott shines in a nightmarish noir that wisely, painfully takes its time.

ByAlex Welch
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The Noomi Rapace Renaissance Is Upon Us

12 years after Prometheus, the underrated sci-fi star is back with a new show on Apple TV+ that you probably missed.

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective
Futurama’s Stupid Portrayal of the Future is Secretly Brilliant

My God! It's the future.

ByMark Hill
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Quantum Leap — And a Shirtless Scott Bakula — Changed Episodic Sci-Fi Forever

What other actor has the range to play both a chimp and Lee Harvey Oswald?

ByJon O'Brien
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The Netflix Show Where a Woman Turns Into a Chicken Nugget Is Somehow Weirder Than You Think

Be careful what you dip.

ByDais Johnston
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Battlestar Galactica’s Ending Remains Terrible — and Perfect

Does the finale hold up? Yes and no.

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective
25 Years Later, The Creators of Farscape Are Ready For More

An unforgettable premise (and Jim Henson’s puppets) made a 1999 show lightyears ahead of its time.

ByRyan Britt
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Netflix Needs to Make More Television Like Love, Death & Robots

The sci-fi anthology shaped its very home.

ByDais Johnston
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Invincible Season 2 Part 2 Was Worth the Wait

With the rest of its second season, Invincible remains as fresh and innovative as ever.

ByEric Francisco
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As Resident Alien Season 3 Airs, the Silly Sci-Fi Mystery Remains Perfect Comfort Television

Gilmore Gills.

ByDais Johnston
Retrospective
It’s Been 10 Years, and Still No Show Has Tackled Cosmic Horror Like True Detective

Going downhill is the not-so-secret fate of all HBO franchises.

ByMark Hill
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Extraordinary is Still the Best Superhero Show You’re Not Watching

Season 2 continues a coming-of-age story unlike any other.

ByDais Johnston

Movies

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4 Years Later, a Propulsive Tech Thriller Just Got a Surprising Second Life

Artificial intelligence is an unstoppable force in Veena Sud’s The Stranger.

ByLyvie Scott
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How a Forgotten Sci-Fi Movie Beat Brendan Fraser to the Punch

Hijinks certainly did not ensue.

ByJon O'Brien
Movies
The 10 Best Revenge Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best

Sometimes, there's nothing sweeter — or more cinematic — than revenge.

ByAlex Welch
Retrospective
The Most Underrated Friday the 13th Sequel Is The Pinnacle of the ‘80s Slasher

The intended final chapter of Jason Voorhees’ story embodied the best of the franchise.

ByDaniel Dockery
Retrospective
With Furiosa Out Soon, Mad Max is a Reminder That Franchises Can Start Small

George Miller’s first movie was cheap and sleazy. It was still good enough to spawn a franchise.

ByJoe Allen
Review
The Greatest Hits Is a High-Concept Remix of Romantic Clichés

Time travel is metaphor for grief — and music is the key to unlocking it — in this lo-fi romantic drama.

ByLyvie Scott
Retrospective
10 Years Ago, Mike Flanagan Established His Horror Blueprint

The real horror lies in memory. But also in the spooky mirror.

ByJessica Scott
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Of All the Pulp Fiction Knockoffs, a Forgotten ’90s Thriller Has Aged Best

Sex, drugs, and strong opinions on Family Circus.

ByDais Johnston
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Batman Forever Is A Puzzling, But Perfect, Superhero Film

DC fans have been awaited Joel Schumacher’s fabled director’s cut for decades. But would a more serious version of Batman Forever actually be better?

ByLyvie Scott
Retrospective
Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Most Infamous Sci-Fi Movie is a Fun Ride with a Dark Backstory

No one is safe from JCVD, even when they should be.

ByJames Balmont
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Little Moments, Big Statements in The Zone of Interest

It’s more than just the banality of evil.

ByAndy Crump
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Marvel’s Best Twist Threw the Status Quo Out the Window

Ten years later, Captain America: The Winter Soldier still holds a special place in the MCU's history.

ByAlex Welch
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Netflix Just Gave A Controversial Crime Thriller a Second Life

Prepare to be H&R rocked.

ByLyvie Scott
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One Underrated Thriller Stood Out From The 2000s Superhero Boom

Hellboy was always a dark horse in the superhero genre — but 20 years later, it’s a bonafide classic.

ByDaniel Dockery
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The Year’s Best Sci-Fi Comedy Finds Life After Death On Streaming

I can’t fight this streaming anymore!

ByDais Johnston
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25 Years Later, The Matrix Still Defines Cinematic Cool

Dust off your trenchcoat.

ByGavia Baker-Whitelaw

Games

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20 Years Later, Kirby’s Still Got It

Kirby and the Amazing Mirror doesn’t reinvent the classic formula, but it does find ways to improve it.

BySteven Asarch
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The Kindest MMO Ever Launches on Steam Today

A kinder way to play online.

ByRobin Bea
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This Xbox Game Pass Shooter Is the Closest You'll Ever Get to Feeling Like John Wick

One of a kind.

ByHayes Madsen
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Nintendo’s Most Underrated Racing Game Finally Gets Its Fair Shot

Is the era of Mario Kart domination over?

ByAshley Bardhan
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Crypt of the NecroDancer’s Surprise Update Turns Hatsune Miku Into A Monster Slayer

This dungeon just got a lot cuter.

ByRobin Bea
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PlayStation Plus Just Quietly Added the Most Overlooked Shooter of 2023

Gunslinging, but with magic.

ByHayes Madsen
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PlayStation Plus Just Added the Chillest Strategy Game to Play With Friends

Saving the world block by block.

ByRobin Bea
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Xbox Game Pass Just Added A Great Road Trip Game You Can Play In One Night

On the road again.

ByRobin Bea
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Cleanse, Purge, Repeat

This underrated title combines everything fun about the first-person shooters of yesteryear. And it’s on Game Pass now.

ByTrone Dowd
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Dr. Mario Remains As Addictive as Ever on Nintendo Switch Online

The repetition only fuels my Neolithic desire to perfect the game’s hardcore matching requirements

ByAshley Bardhan
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Nintendo Switch Just Added the Most Original Platformer of the Year

Short but sweet.

ByRobin Bea
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This Criminally Overlooked Nintendo Platformer Deserves You Full Attention

Five years later, it’s still an underrated classic.

ByAshley Oh
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Xbox Game Pass Just Added the Definitive Hack-and-Slash RPG

Sanctuary awaits.

ByHayes Madsen
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The Sequel to My Favorite Underrated Metroidvania Is Already Great in Early Access

Ender Magnolia could get the recognition its predecessor deserved.

ByRobin Bea
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25 Years Later, RollerCoaster Tycoon is Still One of the Most Addictive Games Ever Made

Go ahead. Charge money for the bathroom.

ByMark Hill
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This Unconventional Farming Sim Puts You Behind the Wheel of a Giant Robot

Extraterrestrial agriculture.

ByRobin Bea
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An Indie Studio Just Dropped the Best Sci-Fi Anthology You Haven’t Seen For Free

ByRyan Britt

A Thousand Suns packs dark, emotional punches.

Retrospective

20 Years Later, Kirby’s Still Got It

BySteven Asarch

Kirby and the Amazing Mirror doesn’t reinvent the classic formula, but it does find ways to improve it.

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4 Years Later, a Propulsive Tech Thriller Just Got a Surprising Second Life

ByLyvie Scott

Artificial intelligence is an unstoppable force in Veena Sud’s The Stranger.

Retrospective

How a Forgotten Sci-Fi Movie Beat Brendan Fraser to the Punch

ByJon O'Brien

Hijinks certainly did not ensue.

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It's The Perfect Time to Revisit Alex Garland’s Forgotten Sci-Fi Show

ByAlex Welch

Devs’ chilling take on big tech has only gotten more potent since its 2000 release.

Movies

The 10 Best Revenge Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best

ByAlex Welch

Sometimes, there's nothing sweeter — or more cinematic — than revenge.

Retrospective

The Most Underrated Friday the 13th Sequel Is The Pinnacle of the ‘80s Slasher

ByDaniel Dockery

The intended final chapter of Jason Voorhees’ story embodied the best of the franchise.

Retrospective

With 'Furiosa' Out Soon, 'Mad Max' is a Reminder That Franchises Can Start Small

ByJoe Allen

George Miller’s first movie was cheap and sleazy. It was still good enough to spawn a franchise.

Review

'The Greatest Hits' Is a High-Concept Remix of Romantic Clichés

ByLyvie Scott

Time travel is metaphor for grief — and music is the key to unlocking it — in this lo-fi romantic drama.

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The Kindest MMO Ever Launches on Steam Today

ByRobin Bea

A kinder way to play online.