DC's superhero films might be a mess right now, but at least Birds Of Prey has a pretty excellent cast

The DC superhero movie universe is a very weird place right now, where charismatic mid-tier supervillain Harley Quinn is a bigger draw than Superman, and you’ve got two Jokers running around with no actual Batmen to stop them. Still, there are a few lights in the sky of a dying universe: Wonder Woman 1984 still has…

Brothers, bridge, “a background girl”: What we can actually tell you about Fargo’s 3rd season

Somebody needs to stop the window blind from swinging. The crew filming Fargo on the soundstages of the Calgary Film Centre has been rehearsing a complicated camera maneuver, and they’re ready for Ewan McGregor—who’s playing dual roles in the anthology series’ third season—to take his mark. But that bothersome…

Lizzy Caplan, Mary Elizabeth Winstead lead the shortlist for Deadpool 2

Mary Elizabeth Winstead received some bad news earlier this week when CBS canceled BrainDead, but she’s got quite the rebound in play—Collider reports that Winstead is on the shortlist to play Domino in Deadpool 2. But the 10 Cloverfield Lane actress has some stiff competition—she’s vying for the role alongside Lizzy…

John Krasinski’s The Hollars drowns out its best details with acoustic droning

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During the opening five or 10 minutes of The Hollars, three different tasteful acoustic-guitar songs play on the soundtrack. Or maybe it’s the same song, played three times; it’s hard to tell, and the Josh Ritter score only confuses matters further. John Krasinski’s second feature has such a milquetoast,…

John Krasinski has cold feet and a sick mom in The Hollars trailer

John Krasinski’s pulling double duty in The Hollars, a family dramedy in which he’s lucky enough to be related to Richard Jenkins and beloved character actress Margo Martindale. And while he may be Sharlto Copley’s younger brother in the movie, he’s definitely a lot taller than him and Charlie Day, who seemingly plays…

The invasion gains ground as BrainDead coverage is consumed

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Man, these space ants are a disorganized bunch. As BrainDead’s main threat (just a shade ahead of the hopelessly entrenched and shallowly partisan political system), the aliens continue to be maddeningly inconsistent it their methods. While it’s fine not to know exactly what the li’l critters’ long-term plans are, and…

CBS’ political satire BrainDead defies—and embraces—its goofy premise

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In a time when there are more worthy hours of television than there are hours in the day, it would be a relief if shows could be counted on to be as terrible as their log lines suggest. Instead, we have gravity-defying shows like iZombie and Lucifer to prove that a premise is only as silly as its execution. Add to…

Chicago, see the J.J. Abrams-produced 10 Cloverfield Lane early and for free

Like Cloverfield before it, 10 Cloverfield Lane is all about the mystery. Its excellent trailer suggests it’s about three strangers forced to live together in an underground bunker, but it also hints that there’s much more going on beneath the surface (and on it). Seeing that the project is produced by J.J. Abrams,…

PBS’ Civil War doctor show Mercy Street is a by-the-numbers prestige drama

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PBS probably wouldn’t mind hearing Mercy Street referred to as “The Knick meets Downton Abbey,” because the network’s rare original scripted drama clearly tries to reach both of those audiences: fans of costumed potboilers about societies in transition, and those who like to see how gnarly medicine used to be. PBS…

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