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Regeneration stories are a tricky one in that they aren’t entirely consistent. The first time the process of the main character changing their entire physical appearance was eleven years into the show’s first run. That story, ‘Planet of the Spiders’, felt like a summing up of the Pertwee era, a celebration of what had made
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For the first time in what feels like ages, there’s some excitement to Oscar season. To be fair, “excitement” might be a relative word when most of the biggest Oscar contenders in 2022 are, again, movies that didn’t set the box office on fire. Nevertheless, after COVID and a painfully quiet Oscars where the Best
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In most cases, an actor being cast as a character without a name doesn’t signal great things for the career. Nobody’s queuing up for an autograph from ‘woman in lift’ or ‘angry hot dog customer 2’. Jamie Dornan’s lead role in BBC crime thriller The Tourist bucks that trend. In the six-part series, Dornan plays
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This The Lost Daughter article contains major spoilers for the ending. You can read our spoiler-free review of the Netflix film here. When it comes to movies with similar story elements to The Lost Daughter, we are conditioned to expect a specific kind of immense, external tragedy—namely, that a child is lost through abduction or
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Ring in the New Year with exorcisms, dreamscapes, and a true crime writer’s take on a haunted house. Read on for January 2022’s top horror tales long and short! The Wakening by JG Faherty Type: NovelPublisher: Flame Tree PressRelease date: Jan. 18 Den of Geek says: 2022 could use an exorcism to kick things off,
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The end of the Skywalker Saga doesn’t mean the end of the story of the galaxy far, far away. It means countless new possibilities, both on the big and small screens. In fact, Disney has already announced more than a dozen live-action and animated projects that explore other corners of the Star Wars universe, from
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It’s been a bit of a funny couple of years for movies, in case you hadn’t noticed. But COVID be damned, there is every chance that 2022 could be the year in film we were all hoping 2021 was going to be. It’s a packed new release calendar which sees everything from heavy-hitter directors, promising-looking
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Roughly 10 minutes into HBO Max’s Harry Potter reunion special, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, Ron Weasley actor Rupert Grint comments on the surreality of it all.  “It doesn’t feel like much time has passed. It doesn’t feel like we’ve earned a reunion yet.” In true Weasley-ian fashion, Grint has intuitively identified something
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There’s a reason George Lucas wouldn’t let people play with Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs toys, and it’s not what you think. In the Star Wars universe, the empire always strikes back, but sometimes preemptively. Princess Vespa scooters, Lone Starr Pez dispensers, Barf air bags, and Prince Valium chewables are just a few things the retail market
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This article contains Cobra Kai spoilers Cobra Kai has mastered the season finale cliffhanger just like Daniel-san mastered ‘wax on, wax off.’ It started with its first season finale. That ended with the startling appearance of Sensei John Kreese (Martin Kove), which took the series to a whole new level. The season 2 finale literally
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Really, this one’s all about Pig isn’t it? The film in which Nicolas Cage plays a chef who embarks on a mission to retrieve his kidnapped best friend – a truffle-foraging pig. If you don’t want to watch that at least twice in January, then you may be beyond help. Other than that, Sky Cinema
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Warning: contains spoilers for the Harlan Coben’s Stay Close finale. “And that is it,” laughed Dave to Megan on their long-awaited wedding day, “there are definitely no more secrets.” Not quite, Dave. You may now know all about your new wife’s hidden past, but there’s still the matter of you and daughter Kayleigh inadvertently tag-teaming
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Cobra Kai continues to effectively mine the long-dormant characters and continuity of The Karate Kid film franchise. The strategy has yielded a successful series that basks in the built-in nostalgia of those old enough to recall the films’ heyday, and even fosters a new generation of fandom. However, the show’s fourth season taps into 1989’s
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It was supposed to be the year where movies came back. With the pandemic seeming to turn the corner (for a time), and cinemas opening back up around the world, your local theater offered a treasure trove of options, from old reliable favorites via mega Hollywood franchises to respites from the familiar as new voices
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It’s been a difficult year for the publishing industry, as global supply chain issues, as well as labor and paper shortages, have led to delays. But many wonderful and nerdy books have made it over those obstacles to make it into the world and into our eyeballs and brains. As we reflect back on 2021,
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Film director Jean-Marc Vallée, who made movies such as Dallas Buyers Club and Wild, has passed away at age 58. “Jean-Marc Vallée, the director of the Oscar-winning film Dallas Buyers Club and two HBO series, Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects, died suddenly at the age of 58. Per The Associated Press, a representative confirmed he died at his cabin outside
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This Dexter: New Blood review contains spoilers. Dexter: New Blood Episode 8 I wrote at length last week about how Dexter: New Blood has its foot on the brake rather than the gas late in the season, a problem that suggested maybe a 10-episode order was too much time to fill. That criticism is given
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The following includes major Don’t Look Up spoilers. This was supposed to be a comedy, right? That’s what the marketing and 1960s-inspired opening title cards suggest for Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up, and yet one might think the happiest moment in the whole thing is when Leonardo DiCaprio’s Dr. Randall Mindy and Jennifer Lawrence’s PhD
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This review contains spoilers for The Expanse. The Expanse Season 6 Episode 3 Like last week, the latest episode of The Expanse benefited from an exciting battle in space, but unlike the previous installment, which had plenty of emotional punch, “Force Projection” seemed unable to focus intently enough on any one subplot to keep viewer