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Ocean’s 8 Review: Doesn’t Live Up to Its Incredible Cast, But It’s Still a Mostly Fun Ride

3 out of 5 diamond necklaces.

For all its failings, Ocean's 8 is still a nice piece of summer fluff. The disappointment is that was merely good, and not great.

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Review: Solo Is a Return to the Simpler Joys of Star Wars

4 out of 5 Millennium Falcons.

Solo is a caper of a movie—really, a series of capers—that takes you through a galaxy far, far away mostly unconcerned with intergalactic warfare, the balance of light and dark Force-sides, or anyone named Skywalker. Solo wants to have fun, and it succeeds.

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Review: Terminal‘s Noir Take on Alice in Wonderland Tropes Won’t Be Everyone’s Cup of Tea

3.5 out of 5 stars

It's exciting when a film has a strong and unique vision, both visually and with regard to story. Terminal, written and directed by first-time feature director, Vaughn Stein, and starring Margot Robbie, is one such film. However, when a film is so idiosyncratic, stylized, and unique, the filmmaker is taking a chance that the audience will be into exactly those things, which isn't always the case.

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Spoiler-Free Review: Avengers: Infinity War Is a Gutsy Movie Full of Surprises

4 out of 5 Infinity Stones.

I’ve been writing about Infinity War for the better part of a year, but I was not prepared for what it had in store. I stared at it slack-jawed for the last ten minutes, astonished at the places where Marvel took this movie.

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Review: Pacific Rim Uprising Is Flawed and Fun as Hell

3.5 out of 5 Jaegers.

Pacific Rim Uprising is a loud, ridiculous film about giant fighting robots and massive monsters from an interdimensional portal under the ocean. It's totally over-the-top, and it's also the most fun I've had at the movies in ages.

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Review: Keep the Change, a Nuanced and Hilarious Rom-Com Centering Adults With Autism

4 out of 5 stars.

In her new film, Keep the Change, writer-director Rachel Israel breathes new life into the romantic comedy by centering a community largely ignored in romantic storytelling: adults with autism.

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Review: A Wrinkle in Time Is a Movie Made for Kids, Not Critics

2.5 out of 5 tesseracts.

I really wanted to love Ava DuVernay's adaptation of the Madeleine L'Engle classic A Wrinkle in Time. That I don't love it is because it wasn't made with me in mind. But I'm left wondering who this movie's audience is meant to be, and hoping that they find it.

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Review: Annihilation May Make Sci-Fi Fans Think, but It Won’t Make Them Feel

3 out of 5 stars.

Annihilation is one of those films with a concept that seems like it's right up my alley, so I've been excited about it since it was announced. Female-led sci-fi? Check. Mysterious entity the women have to figure out? Check. I went in prepared to love it. I merely liked it, and somehow that feels worse than if it were bad.

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Holy Crap, Black Panther Is at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

The first reviews are in!

We knew the first Twitter reactions were good, but the official reviews for Ryan Coogler's Wakandan superhero epic are out of this world.

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The Alienist Review: A Beautifully Disturbing Gilded Age Murder Mystery

I've seen the first two episodes of TNT's star-studded adaptation of The Alienist and I'm here to say that I wish I had access to more.

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Everyone’s Entitled to Their Opinion, But This Guy Who Singlehandedly Killed Lady Bird’s Rotten Tomatoes Record Is the Worst

A beautiful movie earned a much-deserved title, and some dude who couldn't even get the genre right just had to come in well, actually all over it.

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Review: The Last Jedi Is Beautiful, Overstuffed, Action-Packed, and It Will Make You Cry

4.5 out of 5 blue lightsabers.

It's hard to know where to start reviewing The Last Jedi, because so much happens in this movie that I have whiplash. But I'm happy about it. The Mary Sue's spoiler-free review, ahead.

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Review: The Breadwinner Is Exactly the Kind of Female-Led and Created Story We Need Right Now

4.5 out of 5 stars.

In the flurry of news about all the world's terribleness, let's not forget that there are still examples of beauty and love to be enjoyed. One such example is a gorgeous animated film called The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, based on the children's novel by Deborah Ellis.

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“Painful,” “Stupid,” “Consistently Embarrassing to Watch”: Yup, It’s a Justice League Review Roundup!

The reviews are in and they're not great. Even when they're positive, they're somehow still not great.

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Review: Alias Grace Is the True Crime, Female-Led Series You Need

After the amazing critically acclaimed success of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, it was no surprise that more of Atwood's works would be getting the streaming service treatment. Netflix decided to get their piece of the pie with Alias Grace, a historical fiction novel based on true events about one of Canada's most infamous alleged murderers, Grace Marks.

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Review: Hulu’s Runaways Is the Compulsively Watchable Teen Drama of the Marvel TV Universe

Combining earnest teenage angst and mysterious supervillain plots with some frothy intrigue for the parents, Hulu and Marvel's Runaways show is a pretty awesome adaptation - but it's definitely its own beast.

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Spoiler-Free Review: Stranger Things Grows and Changes in Season Two, But It’s Still Got All the Same Heart

The good news is that Stranger Things 2 is still pretty awesome. What flaws it has are rather similar to those of the first season, and while the plotting can feel too easy or slow, the characters' surprising growth and touching relationships more than compensate.

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Review: Thor: Ragnarok Is Very Weird, Very Funny, and Very Much A Thor Film

4 out of 5 stars.

From its baldly preposterous plot to director Taika Waititi's signature humor, Thor: Ragnarok has way more character than any corporate, third-in-a-series superhero movie has the right to. It's as funny as it is messy.

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Things We Saw Today: Reviews for The Snowman Are So Bad They Almost Make Me Want to See It

The thriller starring Michael Fassbender as a person named Detective Harry Hole chasing a killer who loves making snowmen or something is getting scorchingly critical reviews.

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We Saw the First Episode of Marvel’s Runaways and It Was Awesome

At the Hulu/Marvel Runaways panel at NYCC, anticipation was high—and fans' long wait was rewarded when we got to meet the cast and watch the pilot episode. The next day, I spoke with Runaways' cast and creators to learn more secrets of the show.

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