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Past articles by Brian:

Devoted To A Fault: Who Is Renfield In The Story Of Dracula?

The servant is about to take the spotlight. The character of Renfield is a supporting character in the Dracula mythos, but now he’s been bumped up to the forefront with his name as the title. Renfield, starring Nicholas Hoult, will come to theaters on April 14. → Read More

Bloody Cage rage! Everything you need to know about ‘Renfield’

Are you ready for another raucous round of mayhem with Nicolas Cage? If so, then Renfield is going to a must-see when it hits theaters on April 14. Cage is playing a version of Count Dracula, and he will surely bring his unique stylings to the role. What do you need to know before going to see the new movie? A little preparation wouldn’t bite that hard. → Read More

Why is ‘Shrek’ so enduring? Remind yourself now, it's streaming on Peacock!

Why does everyone love Shrek (streaming now on Peacock) so much? The franchise has become a touchstone in pop culture. It has embedded itself into the human consciousness in ways that were unimaginable when the first movie debuted in 2001. → Read More

Pop quiz, hotshot: Did ‘Speed’ mark a Keanu Reeves turning point? Stream it now on Peacock!

It is hard to remember a time when Keanu Reeves wasn’t a beloved figure in pop culture. In recent years, he has become mythical. He does a few specific things, and they always work for us. If he appears in something, we’re having a good time. This was not always the case. For a long time, we could only see him as Ted "Theodore" Logan from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. → Read More

The horrors of ‘Brazil’ are more applicable now than ever, and they're all streaming on Peacock

Things have not improved since 1985. Terry Gilliam’s haunting and powerful Brazil (currently available on Peacock) has always been prophetic. The proper version, free of meddling from idiotic suits, cements the darkness within. → Read More

The heart of ‘Mystery Men’ will always set it apart: stream now on Peacock

They weren’t a wolf pack; they were more like a six pack. Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, before whatever will come out of James Gunn’s DCU, and before a billion deconstructions of the superhero genre, there was Mystery Men. → Read More

Ian McShane and Lance Reddick are the true heroes of the 'John Wick' movies

Even a one-man killing machine needs assistance. Keanu Reeves shoots, hits, punches, and obliterates his way through all three John Wick movies. He can’t always do it alone, though. He has help, and that help often comes in the form of two pivotal characters. → Read More

Sarah Michelle Gellar wants a safe set for her ‘Wolf Pack’ co-stars

The young cast of the new series Wolf Pack already feel a strong bond with each other, but co-stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars Rebels) and Rodrigo Santoro (Westworld) are still ready to protect them. → Read More

Remembering our favorite spaceships before SYFY's series ‘The Ark’ adds a new one

There’s about to be a new spaceship in your fleet. The Ark is coming to SYFY courtesy of Dean Devlin, and it has one heck of a ship coming with it. The crew of “Ark One” sound like they are in for a tough time (survival and colonization aren’t easy) but hopefully they can rely on the vessel that carries them. → Read More

'Teen Wolf: The Movie' returning stars Tyler Posey and Crystal Reed let it rip... literally

The time has come for Scott McCall to rise again. The television series Teen Wolf, based on the classic Michael J. Fox movie, first howled in 2011 before coming to an end in 2017. You can't keep a werewolf down, though. → Read More

Why not? ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’ turns a simple story into ‘Dune’

In 2000, Pitch Black — a relatively small sci-fi movie — introduced audiences to the character of Richard B. Riddick. Vin Diesel starred as a criminal who can see in the dark but cannot see so well in the light. His prison transport goes down, and he has to begrudgingly help some innocents survive a nightmare planet. → Read More

The fantasy of ’13 Going on 30’ holds dark possibilities

The 2004 film 13 Going on 30 is charming and fun. Most of this is thanks to the lead character, played by the winsome Jennifer Garner. When the film begins, it's 1987 and her character is 13 years old. After she's humiliated, she makes a wish that she was 30 years old. Whoosh, young Jenna Rink wakes up to discover that she's 30, and that she’s become Jennifer Garner. → Read More

Fill the mystery void before 'Poker Face' with these throwback murder classics on Peacock

Natasha Lyonne is about to start cracking cases. Poker Face is a new mystery-of-the-week series that will come to Peacock on Jan. 26, and it looks like it’s gonna be lovely satisfaction for mystery fans. Crime solving Charlie Cale (Lyonne) drives a Barracuda and can always sniff out a lie. We’re in already. → Read More

6 of the most brutal betrayals in sci-fi movies and TV: From 'BSG's Cylons to 'The Matrix'

With 'The Traitors' hitting Peacock, we remember some of the biggest betrayals in sci-fi history. → Read More

Bet the space farm that the ‘Avatar’ sequels will feature these 3 things

Where will James Cameron’s Pandora symphony go next? We’re (almost) certain that we know. → Read More

Ranking all of James Cameron’s movies before ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ joins the roster

Entourage star James Cameron does not churn out movies every couple of years. He spends a long time in between directing projects, and when he finally drops one? Everyone goes to see it. Everyone has a take, everyone weighs in, and the movie makes a trillion bucks. → Read More

Our 9 favorite fantasy movies, shows, and games from 2022

Dragons and ravens flew fast and free in 2022, with fantasy dominating screens both big and small. Many of these stories have little in common with the other projects that fall under the same roof, but such is the wonder of the genre. Fantasy in 2022 surprised us, elevated us, and excited us. What were 9 of our favorites? That's a great question, we'd love to tell you. → Read More

Remembering the 'National Treasure' movies and the Cage/Gates legacy

When we hear the title National Treasure, two things immediately come to mind. The first thing is Nicholas Cage in all of his glory. The second thing is some spin on Cage saying that he is going to steal the Declaration of Independence. → Read More

Asriel and Coulter deserve each other! Ruth Wilson and James McAvoy on ‘His Dark Materials’ Season 3

The great battle that is His Dark Materials Season 3 has begun, and Lord Asriel and Marisa Coulter are due for a reunion. The two power mongering lovers last saw each other at the end of Season 1, but their respective journeys are coming together again. Much of it has to do with the story of their daughter Lyra, someone that neither character can control. → Read More

Professor X vs. Lord Asriel? James McAvoy on his ‘His Dark Materials’ character fighting others

The His Dark Materials saga is filled with fascinating characters, but Marisa Coulter and Lord Asriel might just be the two most interesting. Fans of Philip Pullman’s book series are very lucky indeed, because the televised adaptation — the third season of which premiered on HBO this week — cast two legends in those roles. → Read More