superheroes

Why ‘Regular Guys’ Like Chris Pratt Make Such Boring Movie Stars

Most people first met Chris Pratt on April 9, 2009, a little more than halfway through the pilot episode of Parks and Recreation. He played…

M. Night Shyamalan Blows His Second Chance

It’s funny, and utterly arbitrary, which filmmakers and actors we hope have a second chance. I’m not talking about people like Kevin Spacey, whose alleged…

The Best Superhero Movies That Aren’t From Marvel or DC

In the realm of comic-book films, there are two titans battling for world domination: Marvel (which gave us Iron Man, Captain America and the rest…

All the Times We Invited a Swirly in 2018

Can “nerd culture” even be said to truly exist when so much of it is thoroughly mainstream these days? Certainly, looking at the last 12…