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Ranking the Live-Action Members of Superman’s Supporting Cast

Although Superman first appeared in pages of 1938’s Action Comics #1, no single medium could contain the Last Son of Krypton. Within ten years, the Man of Steel started showing up on toy store shelves, in a radio show, and, of course, on the screen. Since the 1948 Republic Pictures serial Superman starring Kirk Alyn, we have …

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Ten of the Best Recent Horror and Sci-Fi Movies to Stream Right Now

2020 was a weird year for movies: closed theaters, no Marvel movies, and the new Bond movie and The Fast and the Furious sequel pushed to 2021. But limitations on theater attendance not only pushed studios to experiment with their releases, but also allowed some smaller genre movies to attract attention that usually would have been taken by blockbuster franchise …

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Tor.com: Grading the Best Time Travel Movies Ever Made

Shortly after the release of Bill and Ted Face the Music, Ed Solomon (who co-wrote the film with Chris Matheson) responded to a dismissal of the movie’s science by tagging quantum physicist Spiros Michalakis for confirmation that his portrayal of time travel checked out. While Solomon found the exchange funny, in a Marshall McLuhan in Annie Hall sort of way, …

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Review: Annihilation

Although critically and commercially reviled when released in 1982, genre fans now recognize John Carpenter’s The Thing as a horror classic, thanks in large part to its grotesque visuals and its exploration on the nature of identity. No one in the movie knows who the invading alien has infected and replicated, not even its host, …

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Edgar Wright\’s The World\’s End: To Err is Human (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 09)

New episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk!In this episode, we look at the last entry in the Cornetto Trilogy, a series of movies directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) and featuring actor/writers Simon Pegg and Nick Frost: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World\’s End (2013).The World\’s End is part midlife …

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Edgar Wright\’s The World\’s End: To Err is Human (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 09)

New episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk!In this episode, we look at the last entry in the Cornetto Trilogy, a series of movies directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) and featuring actor/writers Simon Pegg and Nick Frost: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World\’s End (2013).The World\’s End is part midlife …

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RMMT Episode 2 – Arrival: Against Security

WARNING: This video contains SPOILERS for the movie Arrival!The 2016 film Arrival offers a different take on the alien invasion story, imagining exposure to an unknown and potentially harmful other as a necessary step toward creating an identity.The bravery in which these characters engage with an alien presence helps Christians think about the strength we …

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Review: Arrival

Visual depictions of aliens tend to disappoint. We want something strange and fantastic, frightening in its unknowability, but usually end up with the creatures of Star Trek or Doctor Who: regular ol’ human beings with some extra stuff glued onto their faces. Part of the joy in Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction drama Arrival stems from …

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