Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a freelance entertainment writer from North West England who covers movie history for Inverse. He's written about film and television for Esquire, Billboard, Vulture, New Scientist, i-D, The Guardian, and Paste. He's also a soccer enthusiast, garage drummer, Icelandophile, and carrot cake connoisseur.

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Some cases of dinomania can be terminal.

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Side effects include murdered movie stars and shocking plot twists.

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You’ll never look at a salad the same way again.

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Everyone has to start somewhere.

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Only one man could be just the right amount of ridiculous.

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The quality wasn’t quite there, but the heart was.

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This one doesn’t quite qualify as hard sci-fi.

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Time Freak is a fun if slightly problematic take on the subgenre.

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A Forgotten Neo-Noir Thriller Made Margot Robbie the Queen of the Ambitious Mess

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