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When the new 20th Century Studios movie Free Guy opens on Friday (August 13), one question will no doubt be on the minds of viewers emerging from the theater: Is director Shawn Levy and star Ryan Reynolds’ cheerfully bonkers video game adventure the start of a brand new franchise? Reynolds stars as Guy, an unassuming
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Quentin Tarantino movies very rarely feature happy families. They barely contain any parental presence at all. One of the most memorable scenes in Pulp Fiction is a flashback. The boxer, Butch, played by Bruce Willis, remembers a pivotal moment from his childhood. The day he met a “special visitor,” named Capt. Koons (Christopher Walken), who
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Longtime Rick and Morty fans will surely recall that the show’s release schedule hasn’t always been consistent.  The successful Adult Swim animated series underwent a lengthy hiatus between seasons 3 and 4 as the show’s producers negotiated a new contract with the network. When season 4 arrived, it was split up into two five-episode halves
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This article contains spoilers for Rick and Morty season 5 episode 8. It’s no secret that many Rick and Morty fans crave serialization. The saga of Rick Sanchez, the one man intelligent enough to navigate infinite multiverses and therefore encounter infinite drama, is a compelling one. And yet, Rick and Morty’s main decision-makers often resist
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Warning: contains spoilers for the Cruel Summer finale.  Buzzy teen drama Cruel Summer is one of 2021’s most unexpected delights, a wildly addictive, twisty mystery spread across three distinct timelines and featuring a pair of great young actresses at its center in Olivia Holt and Chiara Aurelia. The story, which ostensibly follows the aftermath of
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Street Fighter has been around since 1987, which means it has introduced many, many characters to the fighting game pantheon. Despite being a game where every fighter is supposed to be more or less on the same level, the narrative doesn’t reflect that. Boss characters and main heroes are the best of the best in
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This article contains major The Suicide Squad spoilers. But you could tell that from the headline. We have a spoiler-free review here. Well done! You’ve survived The Suicide Squad!  James Gunn’s stunning supervillain flick is a brutal ride through DC’s most deep cut characters and now you want to dig deep into what happened. So
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Today’s young adult books bring romance, adventure and social commentary. Take a look at our best bets for what to read this August. Edie in Between by Laura Sibson Type: NovelPublisher: Viking Books for Young ReadersRelease date: Aug. 24 Den of Geek says: The retro-style cover is charming, but the heartfelt story about family and
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The seemingly impenetrable veil of secrecy that has long covered Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings television series has been slightly lifted. Firstly, the series now has a firm release date to hype; one that, unfortunately for impatient fans, won’t arrive until Sept. 2, 2022 (yes, you read that correctly, 2022). However, sweet succor for
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Back when WarnerMedia (which technically no longer exists in the same form) announced that it would be premiering its entire slate of 2021 films on HBO Max, this is the kind of month they likely had in mind. For HBO Max’s list of new releases in August 2021 is highlighted by an honest-to-goodness blockbuster. The
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It’s a bold, new post-Loki world for Disney+. To deal with it, Disney+ is going right back to the Marvel well for its list of August 2021 new releases. Marvel’s What If…? premieres August 11 on Disney+. This is an animated series that will feature speculative stories within the MCU like “What if Peggy Carter
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This Star Wars: The Bad Batch article contains spoilers. The Bad Batch infiltrate a secret Imperial base to rescue a trapped clone in episode 14, “War-Mantle.” Several returning The Clone Wars characters have major but understated roles as the show details how the clone troopers are being used to train their stormtrooper replacements. With connections
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We’ve been blessed with a surprising number of great superhero video games over the years. From Batman for the NES to The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and Marvel’s Spider-Man, developers have often shown superheroes the love it took them years to consistently receive in other mediums. Yet, I understand why it’s so easy to focus
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This article contains spoilers for Outer Banks season 2. The Pogues are an island unto themselves in the season two finale of Outer Banks. And in case you thought the treasure hunt was over, the gang stumbles into another mystery while they work to prove John B’s innocence in the murder of Sheriff Peterkin. Outer
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