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By Looking Backward, ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Prepares the Franchise for the Future

Star Trek Beyond successfully straddles the fine line between Star Wars' high tech toy merchandising and the serious ideas fostered by concept creator, Gene Roddenberry. It's also a stone cold blast.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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‘Ghostbusters’ Pays Homage to the Original, But Fails to Forge Its Own Identity

Like Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens before it, Ghostbusters relies on a familiar formula to ensure the safest product possible.

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“It’s not something you get to play very often”: Interview with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Clark Gregg

Clark Gregg shares his insights on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the MCU, and whether his Lip Sync Battle moment influences his performance.

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‘The Daughter of Dawn’ Is a Rare Native American Romance

The Comanches are the bad guys; the Kiowas are the good guys, and love conquers all in this previously lost film from the '20s.

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‘The Purge: Election Year’ and Its Institutional Monsters

This film doesn't work too hard at making a wholly moral result inevitable, for it must deliver nasty death scenes, sacrifices and scares.

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‘99 River Street’ Feints and Punches

This noir throws several clever misdirections at the viewer.

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‘Free State of Jones’ and Its Reimagined Popular History

However noble Gary Ross' revisionist history might be, Free State of Jones leaves unresolved -- and worse, unasked -- a series of vital questions.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 10 - “From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths”

With one season to go, the series has a great deal to wrap up; this season proves it's undoubtedly up to the task.

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Living at the Movies With Dana Spiotta’s ‘Innocents and Others’

Spiotta's work is a vivid and enduring argument for the powers of imagination.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 9 - “The Mitigation of Competition”

In many ways, this episode belongs to the two clones that’ve been most isolated this season: Rachel and Helena.

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Recent History Reduced to ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’

13 Hours takes a politically fraught event and turns it into another Michael Bay shoot-out

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Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 13 - “A Cold Day in Hell’s Kitchen”

Daredevil's season finale sets up some interesting stories, but fails to resolve any of them.

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‘Warcraft’? More Like ‘Snore-craft’ or ‘Bore-craft’

Whatever intrigue the source contains is diluted by a desire to pander to an eager international demo.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 8 - “The Redesign of Natural Objects”

Orphan Black continues to nimbly balance a great deal without ever feeling bogged down or overstuffed.

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6 Jun 2016 // 12:00 PM

Thunderbirds Are Go: Season 1

The new version of Thunderbirds Are Go retains the charm and positive message of the original.

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Provocative and Pioneering: ‘Deadpool’ Sets the Stage for a New Kind of Hero

Minor shortcomings are easily overlooked because of this landmark film's sharp wit, clever meta-commentary, and undeniable humor.

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Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 12 - “The Dark at the End of the Tunnel”

This season's penultimate episode relies too heavily on nonsensical plot twists without any heart.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 7 - “The Antisocialism of Sex”

Three episodes to go and endless possibilities for how the season will end; the only sure thing's that Orphan Black is having an excellent season.

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‘X-men: Apocalypse’ Makes for a Strong and Fit Finalé

The evolution of superhero movies helps put X-men at the top of the food chain.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

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"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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