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Yikes, Hellboy Is Getting Some Horrifying Reviews

The third Hellboy movie, now starring Stranger Things' David Harbour and lots of red prosthetics, is being eviscerated in early critical reactions. While audiences haven't weighed in on this one yet, if the reviews are any indication, you may want to stay far away.

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On the Basis of Sex Review: A Perfectly Fine Movie About an Incredible Woman

3/5 fancy collars

The film may not go as deep as it could have, but it's still a decently told story of the early career of an incredible woman. If you're looking for a movie to watch with your family over the holidays, this is definitely a solid choice.

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Review: Suspiria Is a Retro Nightmare That Needed a Female Director

Three out of five Tilda Swintons.

Suspiria is a delirious symphony of a film.

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The Good Place Reboots Itself Yet Again in This Season’s Best Episode Yet

If there's one constant The Good Place has shown, it's change. This is a show that is constantly painting itself into corners only to explode the whole room (and sometimes the very reality of rooms in general). The latest episode, which is hands down the best of the season so far (and I'm not just saying that because it gave us shirtless Chidi), does that yet again, essentially resetting the entire premise. Again.

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Review: First Man Is a Technically Stunning Film Made at the Wrong Time

2.5 out of 5 close-ups of Ryan Gosling's big blue eyes.

I'm glad they decided against making it a story of American exceptionalism, but as with most historical films, they decide to focus mostly on white men.

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The Good Place Season 3 Is Back Tonight, as Sweet, Funny, & Unpredictable as Ever

No spoilers!

The Good Place returns tonight for its third season, and if there was any doubt, it's just as perfect as ever. For two years now, this has been one of the best shows on television, hilarious and kind and full of surprises. This is a show that has repeatedly reinvented itself right in front of our eyes, and season three is no different.

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Rotten Tomatoes Makes Long Overdue Plans to Diversify Their Extremely White and Male Critics Roster

Because no one cares what an old white guy thinks of A Wrinkle in Time.

Review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes is making steps towards diversifying their critics roster after it was revealed that the majority of critics on the site were cis white men (what a shocker).

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Review: The Slender Man Movie Isn’t Even as Scary as Real Life

The film is forgettable at its best.

The problem with Slender Man is that it's simply not a good movie. You can guess the scares before they happen. There was a chance here to make a truly frightening film about a popular urban legend, but it comes too late and marked by too much tragedy for it to work.

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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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