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TV Review: Game of Thrones Enjoys the Last Gasps of Life Before War With “The Rightful Queen”

The Pitch: It’s the night before the Battle of Winterfell, as the last few stragglers gather in the Starks’ castle before the White Walkers descend. “The Rightful Queen” picks up where the season premiere left off, offering plenty of long-awaited reunions, closing the loop on a few longstanding relationships, and giving the audience one last

Film Review: Missing Link is Yet Another Stop-Motion Jewel in Laika’s Crown

The Pitch: Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) knows that the Sasquatch exists, and he’s going to prove it. Sure, his last few adventures haven’t exactly gone according to plan; Missing Link opens on Frost’s close encounter with the Loch Ness Monster, which ends in his photographic evidence being destroyed. The stuffy adventurer’s club that Frost desperately seeks

Film Review: Little’s Trio of Stars Elevates Its Thin Studio Comedy Material

The Pitch: Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) is a self-made tech mogul and also a self-made boss from hell, with nobody getting it worse than her poor assistant April (Issa Rae). But when Jordan messes with the wrong magic-loving little girl, she finds herself back in her 13-year-old body (Black-ish’s Marsai Martin). April quickly discovers what’s

Live Review: Spike Jonze, Ad-Rock, and Mike D Tell the Beastie Boys Story at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre (4/9)

“When Adam died, we stopped being a band.” That was a line spoken by Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz near the beginning of Beastie Boys Story at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre on Tuesday night. It was the second hometown presentation of the Spike Jonze-directed two-man show, which saw Ad-Rock and Michael “Mike D” Diamond unfolding the storied history

Film Review: Hellboy is a Shotgun Blast of Schlock and Monster Madness

The Pitch: From the seeds of hell and the loins of Arthurian legend comes Perdition Lad. Sorry. Beelzebuddy. Okay, one more try: Hellboy. He’s horned and scorned, looking to dole out paranormal justice. Lifted from the pages of Mike Mignola’s cult comics (and ostensibly a reboot of Guillermo Del Toro’s lauded but commercially middling films), Hellboy

TV Review: HBO’s Barry Sets the Stage for A Bloody Second Act

(Editor’s note: The following review covers the first three episodes of Barry‘s second season.) The Pitch: It’s been weeks since hitman-turned-aspiring actor Barry Berkman, aka Barry Block (Bill Hader), chose to abandon his life of violence for the thrill of the stage, killing Chechen warlord Goran (Glenn Fleshler) and Detective Janice Moss (Paula Newsome) to tie

TV Review: Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone Picks Up Where Rod Serling Left Off

The Pitch: Sixty years after the original series changed the course of science fiction forever, The Twilight Zone returns for a third revival, only this time the keys of imagination are in the hands of Jordan Peele. The Oscar-winning screenwriter and blockbuster director brings a unique vision to Rod Serling’s landmark series, all without losing