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Train to Busan

Yeon Sang-ho’s “Train to Busan” is the most purely entertaining zombie film in some time, finding echoes of George Romero’s and Danny Boyle’s work, but delivering something unique for an era in which kindness to others seems more essential than ever. Show More Summary

The Blackout Experiments

Can traumatizing yourself make you feel good? That's one question that horror documentary "The Blackout Experiments" asks, but never satisfactorily answers. Director Rich Fox spends much of his film painting a portrait of the emotional...Show More Summary

Lights Out

“Lights Out” began life as a three-minute short film by David F. Sandberg that was short on such elements as narrative complexity, character development and memorable dialogue (I don’t recall a single word being spoken) and long on coming up with more big jolts than would seem possible in such a short running time. Show More Summary


“At least I understood one thing: We can’t turn back. We can only move forward.” So observes one of the heroines of “Summertime” (the original French title of which, “La belle saison,” is entirely more apt and evocative) at the very end of the movie. Show More Summary

Hooligan Sparrow

About four years ago, I attended an exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. It featured the work of Ai Weiwei, the controversial Chinese artist and activist whose courageous muckraking was memorably chronicled in Alison...Show More Summary

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Anyone who has ever eaten a cupcake over the kitchen sink, like Paul Rudd's character in "This is 40," knows exactly what "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" feels like during its 90 minutes. It's more fulfilling to the soul than appetite, but the indulgence—if not the brief escape—is an inestimable perk. Show More Summary

How Should We Feel About Roger Ailes Stepping Down?

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Or maybe "slouching down." "Shuffling off in a disturbing manner" is probably best.

Twitter's Wholesale Rejection of Donald Trump's Speech Was Oddly Comforting

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For a few minutes after that nice old man got up and gave a wedding toast about Donald Trump last night, after Peter Thiel preached tolerance, and after Ivanka Trump gave her terrific speech about an amazing Democratic candidate named...

Jon Stewart Takes Over Colbert's 'The Late Show' Desk, Rips Trump and Fox News to Pieces

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Most of you probably didn't stay up to watch The Late Show last night after Donald Trump's convention rant ran long, or as Jon Stewart referred to it: An angry groundhog who came out and vomited all over everyone. What...

Lights Out

Lights Out is drenched in cliché and threatens to be completely drab until it's saved by its frightening finale. That doesn't forgive its earlier flaws, though, but it has a juicy enough premise to just about satisfy.

Ice Age: Collision Course

With nothing new or interesting to speak of in its entirety, Ice Age: Collision Course proves once and for all that this dying franchise is but a fossil in the more evolved world of animated cinema.

Star Trek Beyond

"There's no relative direction in the vastness of space," a Starfleet high mucky-muck tells Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) in "Star Trek Beyond." "There's only you." She's asking him whether he wants to give up his captain's...Show More Summary

Netflix's 'Luke Cage' Trailer: Baby, I Like It Raw

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Briefly: The new trailer for Luke Cage on Netflix debuted tonight at Comic Con, as well as news that Daredevil has been renewed for a third season, that Punisher is getting a spin-off series, and I believe The Defenders got...

'Veep' Just Lost an Emmy Over 10 Seconds of Footage

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There were a lot of things that made this season of Veep so consistently phenomenal, and only one of them is Peter MacNicol, who guested as Jonah's long-mentioned uncle, Jeff Kane. Among other endearing qualities (like, for instance, a...

Great pumpkin?

Special effects guru Stan Winston made his directorial debut with the engaging horror movie Pumpkinhead. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

Movies That Couldn't Get Cast In Major Films Anymore If They Were Women

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They're forty years old AND they've already been made into younger versions.

Live Talking the Republican National Convention Finale

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Because watching the world burn is always more fun when you're surrounded by friends

Just One More Season, Temperance! It'll Be Ok!

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Republican National Convention on PBS at 8:00pm ET. I'm going to take a moment here to remind everyone that sometimes you can get too deep into the images on television or in the media. It might seem overwhelming and like...

Heads Up, 'Hamilton' Fans! Daveed Diggs Is Coming to 'Black-ish'

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It's been less than a week since Daveed Diggs gave his last Hamilton performance, and he's already lining up a career's worth of impressive projects. He'll be starring in Andy Samberg's HBO sports mockumentary (no, not that one, a.....

Xander Harris Was Pretty Much Garbage, Right?

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We have to be really honest with ourselves right now. With nearly 20 years between us and the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 13 years since it ended, it is time to admit a harsh truth: Xander Harris was...

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