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Jake Kleinman


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Past articles by Jacob:

'Scream 6' Ending, Explained: How It Sets Up 'Scream 7' — and Beyond

Confused by the ending of 'Scream 6'? Us too. Let's take a closer look at exactly what happened and what it means for the future of the franchise. → Read More

When is the 'Strange Things' Season 5 Release Date? David Harbour Just Shared a Huge Update

Speaking at the Middle East Film & Comic Con in Abu Dhabi, 'Stranger Things' star David Harbour dropped a pretty huge clue as to the 'Stranger Things' Season 5 release date. Here's what it means. → Read More

'Mandalorian' Season 3 Episode 1 Runtime Defies a Terrible TV Trend

'The Mandalorian' isn’t setting a surprising new record for Star Wars television. → Read More

'Quantumania's Director Just Solved a Major 'Avengers: Kang Dynasty' Mystery

We know Kang is the new big bad, but which Kang? Peyton Reed has finally confirmed who appeared in 'Quantuamania's post-credits scene. → Read More

'Ant-Man: Quantumania' Is Setting Up 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' to Fail

If 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' is any indication, then Guardians of the Galaxy fans may be in for a rude awakening. → Read More

'Quantumania' Proves Marvel Still Isn’t Over 'Avengers: Endgame' — And That’s a Good Thing

Can the MCU ever more past Thanos entirely? 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' reveals a surprising answer. → Read More

You Need to Watch the Scariest Sci-Fi Show of 2023 on Netflix ASAP

The weirdest new anthology in years and also one of the best — and spookiest. Here's what you need to know about 'Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre' on Netflix. → Read More

Star Wars Just Changed Darth Vader Canon in One Brilliant Way

Has Darth Vader finally met his match? A new Star Wars comic reveals a loose thread that's come back to haunt the Sith warrior. → Read More

20 years ago, Ben Affleck Made the Worst Marvel Movie Ever

Released 20 years ago in February 2003, 'Daredevil' is a fascinating relic of a messier era in Marvel history. It's also a terrible movie. → Read More

17 Years Ago, a Divisive Sci-Fi Show Redefined TV's Best Anti-Hero

TV history is full of great antiheroes. Tony Soprano. Walter White. Don Draper. Larry David. But perhaps the greatest antihero in television comes from one of the most divisive shows of all time. → Read More

16 Years Ago, 'Lost' Almost Solved Its Weirdest Sci-Fi Mystery

There’s no shortage of unsolved mysteries on Lost, but none is quite as bizarre as the mystery of why nobody can give birth on the island → Read More

'Last of Us' Just Stole a Trick That 'Game of Thrones' Perfected

Here's why 'The Last of Us' can succeed where 'Game of Thrones' failed. → Read More

15 Years Ago, 'Lost' Jumped the Shark by Breaking Its Most Important Rule

At the start of 2008, 'Lost' was in a tough spot. The primetime sci-fi show became an instant mega-hit when it launched four years earlier, but by the end of Season 3, Lost fatigue was settling in. → Read More

35 years ago, a sci-fi legend made the strangest time-travel movie ever

'Gandahar,' René Laloux's final science fiction film, is his most opaque — and maybe his best. → Read More

20 years ago, Danny Boyle made the most important post-apocalypse movie of all time

From Last of Us to World War Z, modern zombies wouldn't be what they were without this Danny Boyle classic. → Read More

With 'Mandalorian' Season 3, Star Wars is repeating Marvel’s worst sin

If the new 'Mandalorian' Season 3 trailer left you feeling confused, you’re not alone. → Read More

Last of Us Episode 1 ending explained: Why is Ellie [SPOILERS]?

Here’s what you need to know to understand the ending scene of 'The Last of Us’ Episode 1. Spoilers ahead! → Read More

'Last of Us' Fireflies vs. FEDRA: The HBO show's 2 big groups, explained

Who can you trust in a zombie apocalypse? From the very beginning, HBO’s 'The Last of Us' presents two opposing forces: FEDRA and the Fireflies. Here's what you need to know about both of them. → Read More

10 years ago, Brad Pitt made the most underrated apocalypse thriller of all time

'World War Z' is surprisingly divisive movie, but it should be considered a genre staple. → Read More

The secret Netflix metric that got '1899' canceled — and could ruin TV forever

There’s a secret metric Netflix doesn’t reveal, but which helps explain exactly why a show like '1899' got canceled. And it may prove Netflix’s biggest critics right about one particular issue. → Read More