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TV

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Now That 厂丑ō驳耻苍 is Over, Netflix Has the Perfect Historical Epic to Fill Its Absence

Meet your next historical epic obsession.

ByDais Johnston
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The Jinx Part Two Recaptures the Original Documentary’s Strange, Dark Charm

Robert Durst’s unsettling tale finally ends.

ByDais Johnston
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Netflix is Hiding the Most Unsettling Thriller of the Year Behind a Strange Title

Baby Reindeer is about neither babies nor reindeer.

ByDais Johnston
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Lily Gladstone is the Saving Grace of Hulu’s Chilling New True-Crime Series

The Oscar-nominated actress elevates a familiar true-crime story.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
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An Indie Studio Just Dropped the Best Sci-Fi Anthology You Haven’t Seen For Free

A Thousand Suns packs dark, emotional punches.

ByRyan Britt
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It's The Perfect Time to Revisit Alex Garland’s Forgotten Sci-Fi Show

顿别惫蝉’ chilling take on big tech has only gotten more potent since its 2000 release.

ByAlex Welch
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The Train to Busan Director Just Made the Grisliest Alien Invasion Show on Netflix

A deeply human story in an increasingly alien world.

ByDais Johnston
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10 Best “NuTrek” Star Trek Episodes To Convert Any Doubtful Trekkie

From Discovery to Picard to Lower Decks, Prodigy, and Strange New Worlds, there's a lot of New Star Trek to love.

ByRyan Britt
Review
Ripley is Exactly the Series Its Iconic Anti-Hero Deserves

Andrew Scott shines in a nightmarish noir that wisely, painfully takes its time.

ByAlex Welch
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The Noomi Rapace Renaissance Is Upon Us

12 years after Prometheus, the underrated sci-fi star is back with a new show on Apple TV+ that you probably missed.

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective
贵耻迟耻谤补尘补’蝉 Stupid Portrayal of the Future is Secretly Brilliant

My God! It's the future.

ByMark Hill
Retrospective
Quantum Leap — And a Shirtless Scott Bakula — Changed Episodic Sci-Fi Forever

What other actor has the range to play both a chimp and Lee Harvey Oswald?

ByJon O'Brien
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The Netflix Show Where a Woman Turns Into a Chicken Nugget Is Somehow Weirder Than You Think

Be careful what you dip.

ByDais Johnston
Retrospective
Battlestar Galactica’s Ending Remains Terrible — and Perfect

Does the finale hold up? Yes and no.

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective
25 Years Later, The Creators of Farscape Are Ready For More

An unforgettable premise (and Jim Henson’s puppets) made a 1999 show lightyears ahead of its time.

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective
Netflix Needs to Make More Television Like Love, Death & Robots

The sci-fi anthology shaped its very home.

ByDais Johnston

Movies

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David Cronenberg’s Gooiest Sci-Fi Movie Saw the Future of Gaming Culture

Watch what you eat.

ByMark Hill
Retrospective
30 Years Ago, Edward Furlong Squared Off Against Another CGI Villain

It’s no Terminator 2, but Furlong’s lesser-known sci-fi contains some entertaining scares.

ByJon O'Brien
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Screenwriter on Fire

Man on Fire scribe Brian Helgeland reflects on writing the Denzel Washington classic and reveals new details about his A Knight’s Tale sequel and the Game of Thrones spinoff he wrote that fans may never see.

ByPaul Moore
Retrospective
A24's Most Off-Kilter Thriller Was Damnably Ahead of Its Time

Beware the Dog Killer.

ByAlex Welch
Retrospective
Time Has Only Been Kind to Quentin Tarantino’s Stylish, Surprisingly Moving Sequel

Kill Bill Vol. 2 was not the follow-up fans expected. But 20 years later, it has aged gracefully.

ByAlex Welch
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4 Years Later, a Propulsive Tech Thriller Just Got a Surprising Second Life

Artificial intelligence is an unstoppable force in Veena Sud’s The Stranger.

ByLyvie Scott
Retrospective
How a Forgotten Sci-Fi Movie Beat Brendan Fraser to the Punch

Hijinks certainly did not ensue.

ByJon O'Brien
Movies
The 10 Best Revenge Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best

Sometimes, there's nothing sweeter — or more cinematic — than revenge.

ByAlex Welch
Retrospective
The Most Underrated Friday the 13th Sequel Is The Pinnacle of the ‘80s Slasher

The intended final chapter of Jason Voorhees’ story embodied the best of the franchise.

ByDaniel Dockery
Retrospective
With Furiosa Out Soon, Mad Max is a Reminder That Franchises Can Start Small

George Miller’s first movie was cheap and sleazy. It was still good enough to spawn a franchise.

ByJoe Allen
Review
The Greatest Hits Is a High-Concept Remix of Romantic Clichés

Time travel is metaphor for grief — and music is the key to unlocking it — in this lo-fi romantic drama.

ByLyvie Scott
Retrospective
10 Years Ago, Mike Flanagan Established His Horror Blueprint

The real horror lies in memory. But also in the spooky mirror.

ByJessica Scott
Retrospective
Of All the Pulp Fiction Knockoffs, a Forgotten ’90s Thriller Has Aged Best

Sex, drugs, and strong opinions on Family Circus.

ByDais Johnston
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Batman Forever Is A Puzzling, But Perfect, Superhero Film

DC fans have been awaited Joel Schumacher’s fabled director’s cut for decades. But would a more serious version of Batman Forever actually be better?

ByLyvie Scott
Retrospective
Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Most Infamous Sci-Fi Movie is a Fun Ride with a Dark Backstory

No one is safe from JCVD, even when they should be.

ByJames Balmont
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Little Moments, Big Statements in The Zone of Interest

It’s more than just the banality of evil.

ByAndy Crump

Games

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Another Crab's Treasure Is This Year's Lies of P

A shell of a time.

ByHayes Madsen
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The Nintendo Switch Just Got a Jolt of Turtle Power

This 2017 game perfectly captures the tone of the beloved sci-fi franchise.

ByAshley Bardhan
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Horror and Romance Make Surprisingly Good Partners In Sucker for Love: Date to Die For

Love is scary.

ByRobin Bea
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Potionomics Is Still A Delight 2 Years Later, And Its Biggest Update Launches This Fall

Still open for business.

ByRobin Bea
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The Most Underrated Strategy Series Is Finally on Xbox Game Pass

A twist on tower defense.

ByHayes Madsen
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Dream Tactics Hides A Challenging Strategy RPG Behind Its Cuddly Aesthetics

Don’t sleep on this adorable RPG.

ByRobin Bea
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The Best New Mystery Game on Steam Is A Gorgeous Sci-Fi Thriller

Shooting for the stars.

ByRobin Bea
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You Need to Play the Most Unnerving Horror Game of the Year ASAP

The feels-bad-man game of the year.

ByHayes Madsen
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PlayStation Plus Just Added the Wildest Fishing Game Ever

Try PlayStation’s catch of the day.

ByRobin Bea
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How a Video Game Helped Me Overcome My Fear of a Beloved ‘90s Comedy

This popular indie is finally available on Nintendo Switch.

ByAshley Bardhan
Retrospective
20 Years Later, Kirby’s Still Got It

Kirby and the Amazing Mirror doesn’t reinvent the classic formula, but it does find ways to improve it.

BySteven Asarch
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The Kindest MMO Ever Launches on Steam Today

A kinder way to play online.

ByRobin Bea
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This Xbox Game Pass Shooter Is the Closest You'll Ever Get to Feeling Like John Wick

One of a kind.

ByHayes Madsen
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Nintendo’s Most Underrated Racing Game Finally Gets Its Fair Shot

Is the era of Mario Kart domination over?

ByAshley Bardhan
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Crypt of the NecroDancer’s Surprise Update Turns Hatsune Miku Into A Monster Slayer

This dungeon just got a lot cuter.

ByRobin Bea
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PlayStation Plus Just Quietly Added the Most Overlooked Shooter of 2023

Gunslinging, but with magic.

ByHayes Madsen
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Another Crab's Treasure Is This Year's Lies of P

ByHayes Madsen

A shell of a time.

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The Nintendo Switch Just Got a Jolt of Turtle Power

ByAshley Bardhan

This 2017 game perfectly captures the tone of the beloved sci-fi franchise.

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Now That '厂丑ō驳耻苍' is Over, Netflix Has the Perfect Historical Epic to Fill Its Absence

ByDais Johnston

Meet your next historical epic obsession.

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Horror and Romance Make Surprisingly Good Partners In Sucker for Love: Date to Die For

ByRobin Bea

Love is scary.

Retrospective

David Cronenberg’s Gooiest Sci-Fi Movie Saw the Future of Gaming Culture

ByMark Hill

Watch what you eat.

Retrospective

30 Years Ago, Edward Furlong Squared Off Against Another CGI Villain

ByJon O'Brien

It’s no Terminator 2, but Furlong’s lesser-known sci-fi contains some entertaining scares.

The Inverse Interview

Denzel Washington's Wild Revenge Thriller Still Holds Up For One Crucial Reason

ByPaul Moore

Man on Fire scribe Brian Helgeland reflects on writing the Denzel Washington classic and reveals new details about his A Knight’s Tale sequel and the Game of Thrones spinoff he wrote that fans may never see.

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'The Jinx Part Two' Recaptures the Original Documentary’s Strange, Dark Charm

ByDais Johnston

Robert Durst’s unsettling tale finally ends.

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Potionomics Is Still A Delight 2 Years Later, And Its Biggest Update Launches This Fall

ByRobin Bea

Still open for business.

Retrospective

A24's Most Off-Kilter Thriller Was Damnably Ahead of Its Time

ByAlex Welch

Beware the Dog Killer.

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