Laura Kelly

Laura is an entertainment writer covering TV, film, and comics with a special emphasis on nostalgic media. The weirder the better. Laura lives in the Washington, DC Metro area with her ax named Delilah.

Retrospective

5 years ago, DC released the best Batman movie you haven't seen

Forget the Joker and the Riddler. The detective has a bigger monster to fight.

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30 years ago, Jim Henson released his terrifying fantasy epic

The Dark Crystal was Jim Henson's passion project that no one expected to take such a disturbing turn.

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How a contentious DC reboot produced the best superhero parody of the decade

Sometimes it takes a children’s show to point out how silly adults can be.

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David Fincher excels at crafting creepfests, and this just might be his masterpiece

The film that kickstarted the women-led psychological thriller craze remains the genre’s strongest product.

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Treasure Planet was a box office failure, but 20 years later, it found its audience

When you crunch the numbers, there’s no way to consider it anything but a failure.

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Before he was Batman, Christian Bale fought a different kind of criminal

Equilibrium is a surprisingly emotional movie about an emotion-free dystopia. And it’s streaming now.

Keanu Reeves’ messiest sci-fi movie is worth another watch

Before Keanu Reeves could become Neo, he had to be Johnny.

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You need to watch the most underrated sci-fi thriller on HBO Max ASAP

Scream meets The Thing in this bizarre ‘90s horror classic.

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20 years ago, Jackie Chan's worst sci-fi movie almost ruined his career

From here on out, at least in North America, it was all tedious flops.

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5 years ago, Nicolas Cage made his most disturbing movie ever

Cage gets top billing for this film, but this isn't really his story.

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10 years ago, Nicolas Cage made his laziest action thriller ever

You’re better off watching the 2009 movie that this one is clearly trying to imitate.

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25 years ago, the guys behind South Park made the cringiest sci-fi movie ever

Unlike South Park, this movie failed to make a lasting impression.

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10 years ago, one incredible zombie movie redefined an entire style of film

Advertised as a wacky adventure for children, this clever horror story features surprising emotional depth.

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25 years ago, Shaquille O'Neal made the worst superhero movie of all time

Athletes have always made bad movies, but this flop was practically set up to fail.

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35 years ago, DC’s worst movie ever almost destroyed its greatest superhero

Reviled as one of the worst movies ever made, it took almost two decades to undo the damage.

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30 years ago, the worst Marvel movie ever almost changed the course of superhero cinema

‘Captain America’ was one of the first (and worst) Marvel movies of the ’90s.

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20 years ago, Tom Cruise made the most incoherent sci-fi movie of the century

If you really think about it, this is all Christopher Nolan’s fault.