Alex Welch

Alex Welch is a TV and movies writer at Inverse. He writes about the latest developments from all the major upcoming film and TV releases, conducts interviews with the creators behind many of those same projects, provides weekly classic sci-fi film recommendations, and breaks down all the weirdest and coolest movie and TV fan theories that are circulating the internet. Based in Los Angeles, Alex has been covering the entertainment world online for nearly a decade now. In addition to Inverse, his work has been featured on IGN, Paste Magazine, Primetimer, TV by the Numbers, Looper, Screen Rant, The Berrics, and several other outlets. He's interviewed some of the biggest actors and filmmakers in the world and boasts an embarrassingly extensive knowledge of all of the popular Hollywood franchises. As a former midwesterner, Alex is perfectly happy to never have to shovel snow again. He dreams of one day being in the Criterion closet.

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House of the Dragon Episode 6 is the worst yet — for one specific reason

The limitations of House of the Dragon’s source material have become clear.

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Rings of Power’s best storyline steals one brilliant trick from the LOTR trilogy

Not all of The Rings of Power’s storylines have worked, but this one definitely has.

Knock, Knock

Knock at the Cabin trailer gets roasted online for one bizarre mistake

Let’s talk about M. Night Shyamalan’s newest thriller.

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Rings of Power: Adar’s terrifying plan will likely change Middle-earth forever

Big changes are coming to the Southlands in The Rings of Power.

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Is Adar actually Sauron? Rings of Power just dropped a major clue

Adar doesn’t like to be called Sauron, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t the Dark Lord.

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Sauron cultists? Rings of Power may have just solved the show's biggest mystery

Let’s talk about the weirdest scene in The Rings of Power’s fifth episode.

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Rings of Power Episode 5's weirdest scene may confirm The Stranger's evil, secret identity

The mystery surrounding The Stranger only continues to grow in The Rings of Power.

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Rings of Power Episode 5 rewrites the origins of Middle-earth's most precious resource

Let’s talk about that mithril flashback in The Rings of Power’s latest episode.

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House of the Dragon Episode 6 trailer solves the show’s biggest cliffhanger yet

House of the Dragon’s latest mystery has already been resolved.

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Rings of Power theory reveals Halbrand’s shocking identity — and it’s not Sauron

Is Halbrand secretly this one unexpected but legendary Lord of the Rings character?

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The Rings of Power just took its biggest risk yet

“It is Númenor’s future you saw.”

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House of the Dragon is about to take its biggest risk yet

What happens when viewers grow too attached to temporary cast members?

The Man Without Continuity

Daredevil: Born Again won't be the Netflix follow-up fans wanted, Charlie Cox confirms

The upcoming Disney+ series will forge its own path rather than picking up old plot points.

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Galadriel’s best line in Rings of Power Episode 3 rewrites LOTR history

Who started the Great War? The answer is more complicated than you might think.