Jake Kleinman

Jake Kleinman is the Executive Editor at Inverse where he oversees features, special issues, and recurring columns and franchises. He also writes regularly about movies and television.

Jake was previously the senior entertainment editor at Inverse and before that the video games editor at Mic. As a freelancer, his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Vice, Lifehacker, Laptop Magazine, and elsewhere.

His favorite superhero movie is Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.

Star Wars

The Acolyte Just Flubbed a Classic Movie Trope

There’s more then one way to do a flashback...

ByJake Kleinman
Man of Faith

Everything You Need to Know About 'Lost' Was Revealed in This Season 1 Episode

“Do you want to know a secret?”

ByJake Kleinman
The Inverse Interview

How to Become a History Man

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga actor George Shevtsov tells Inverse all about his character, The History Man.

ByJake Kleinman
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It’s Time to Admit That 2024’s Messiest Sci-Fi Movie Totally Rules

Just 54% on Rotten Tomatoes? The critics got this one wrong, folks.

ByJake Kleinman

What Spider-Man 2 Gets Right (and Wrong) About Bionic Limbs

As bionic prosthetics become more advanced, is there any cause for concern?

ByJake Kleinman and Tara Yarlagadda
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'Dexter' Is Still the Best Show About a Serial Killer Ever Made — And Also the Worst

The infamously uneven Showtime series is now on Netflix. Here’s how to watch it.

ByJake Kleinman
The Cover Story

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Still Believes in Movies

The star of Netflix’s Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F and self-described “jaded old Hollywood guy” reflects on a career of blockbuster spectacles and indie surprises.

ByJake Kleinman

The Weird and Wonderful World of Anthony Michael Hall

The star of Weird Science, Halloween Kills, Reacher Season 3, and Netflix’s Trigger Warning reflects on his wide-ranging career — and what he’s planning next.

ByJake Kleinman
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2024’s Bloodiest Revenge Thriller Breathes New Life Into a Stale Genre

“Yeah, I'm thinking I'm back!”

ByJake Kleinman
Nerd Rant

'Adventure Time' Deserves Better Than This

The beloved cartoon is making a comeback, but there’s a catch.

ByJake Kleinman
The Inverse Interview

A New Side of Immortan Joe

Furiosa actor Lachy Hulme goes deep on becoming the ruler of the Citadel and what it takes to make a Mad Max movie.

ByJake Kleinman
The Acolyte

One Scene in The Acolyte Just Fixed a Lazy Part of Star Wars Canon

This explains so much.

ByJake Kleinman
The Inverse Interview

Witness The Octoboss

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’s scene-stealing warlord Goran D. Kleut tells Inverse all about making the movie and the unspoken secrets about his instantly iconic character.

ByJake Kleinman
News

'Godzilla Minus One' is Finally Coming to Digital

After a brutal six month wait, Godzilla Minus One is reportedly about to hit digital storefronts.

ByJake Kleinman
Unlimited Power

The Messiest Scene in Star Wars Reveals Everything Right — And Wrong — With the Prequel Trilogy

The arena scene in Attack of the Clones is Star Wars in its purest form.

ByJake Kleinman
Opinion

Is It Okay to Watch 'Late Night With the Devil'?

(Even though it uses AI art.)

ByJake Kleinman
Exclusive

'X-Men ‘97 Directors Want to Make an Animated Movie — And It Sounds Amazing

An X-Men ‘97 feature film could be “Spider-Verse” meets “Akira.”

ByJake Kleinman
Opinion

'Civil War' is About Whatever You Want it to Be

Throughout his career, Alex Garland has prioritized vibes over plot, even while tackling some of the most controversial topics of our era.

ByJake Kleinman
Exclusive

'X-Men ‘97' Head Director: “I Wouldn’t Get My Hopes Up For Cassandra Nova”

“I don't think people will be disappointed with our choices.”

ByJake Kleinman
Opinion

I Really Hope Kevin Feige Watches 'The People’s Joker'

The wildest superhero movie of the year has a vital lesson for Marvel and DC.

ByJake Kleinman