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Past articles by Tara:

Toon In: Animated TV Highlights for June 2023, from Clone High to Skull Island

From the finale of the Clone High revival to the beginning of the Skull Island series, here's what you can't miss in animation this month. → Read More

The Jaw-Dropping Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Will Have You Diving in Over and Over Again

You're going to watch this over and over to find all the jokes and appreciate the splendor. Our Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse review: → Read More

Platonic Tests the Limits of How Fun It Is to Watch Two Friends Stumble Through Their Midlife Crises

Platonic is an uneven modern screwball comedy that often gets too big and too repetitive for its own good. → Read More

Halle Bailey Is the Reason Disney’s "Live-Action" The Little Mermaid Shines at All

At times a shot-for-shot remake, this trip to the Disney vaults is made tolerable by Halle Bailey. Our The Little Mermaid review: → Read More

Crater Stumbles Trying to Be The Breakfast Club in Space

Crater is simply too angst-ridden to do its space adventure (or its talented young cast) justice. Our Crater review: → Read More

STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie Is a Documentary of Intimate Understanding

An impressive, inspiring and sometimes heartbreaking look at Fox’s ongoing journey. Our STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie review: → Read More

Eliza Scanlen Soars above the Familiar Fundamentalist Tropes within The Starling Girl

A tale of fundamentalist rebellion done well enough to escape its tropes centers are a searing performance. Our The Starling Girl review: → Read More

Genndy Tartakovsky on Unicorn: Warriors Eternal’s Mythology, Love Triangles, & His 15-Year Journey to Get It Made

Genndy Tartakovsky dives into deep mythology, love triangles and (hopefully) multiple seasons of storytelling for his latest series, Unicorn: Warriors Eternal → Read More

Mae Martin’s First Solo Netflix Special Is Rooted in Improv, Therapy, and Pushing Back

Ask Millennials for a comedian that is speaking to their times and Mae Martin is going to come up. → Read More

'Quantum Leap's' Nanrisa Lee unpacks Jenn's big holo adventure with Ben in latest episode

Nanrisa Lee opens up about what it was like to step into the Imaging Chamber in a surprising twist in the latest Quantum Leap. → Read More

Harvey Guillén on finding Perrito's unique voice

There was a lot to love about DreamWorks Animation's Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, but the unexpected scene-stealer extraordinaire award goes to Perrito, the earnest wanna-be therapy dog voice by Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows). → Read More

The "Poker Face' season 1 finale explained

After more than a year of traversing the continental United States in Season 1 of Poker Face, it was the rich, tech-bro psychopath that finally allowed Cliff Legrand (Benjamin Bratt) to catch up with Charlie Cale (Natasha Lyonne) at the end of " → Read More

6 secrets to look for inside Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood

Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood is freshly open to the masses, offering fans of the Mario characters a chance to immerse themselves into the Mushroom Kingdom. While the new world isn't massive, there are so many things to look at, it's easy to miss the fine details on your first trip. → Read More

'Quantum Leap' star Caitlin Bassett on having Superman Brandon Routh playing her TV dad

In this week's new episode of Quantum Leap, Addison Augustine (Caitlin Bassett) gets to have the spotlight when Ben (Raymond Lee) leaps into an officer on the USS Montana, which just happens to be where her dad is the XO for the legendary Captain Bill Drake. → Read More

Brandon Routh on joining a new sci-fi universe in 'Quantum Leap,' the end of 'Legends of Tomorrow'

In the next Quantum Leap episode, "S.O.S." which airs March 6, Dr. Ben Song's next leap finds him a member of the crew of the USS Montana. More importantly, he's serving under Addison's (Caitlin Bassett) dad, Executive Officer Augustine played by none other than Brandon Routh. → Read More

Original 'Quantum Leap' producer Deborah Pratt on 'coming home' to direct her first episode, 'Family Style'

In this week's episode of Quantum Leap, "Family Style," Ben (Raymond Lee) leaps into the eldest daughter of an immigrant Indian family in Portland, Oregon, who are trying to keep their family restaurant afloat the year after the death of their patriarch. Ben has a personal connection to this particular family, because he sees his own back story in theirs. → Read More

Elizabeth Banks reveals her favorite kills, plus which character is the heart of 'Cocaine Bear'

After months of our collective patience, Cocaine Bear has finally unleashed his drug-addled fury upon us and it's as spectacular as expected. → Read More

'Quantum Leap' producer Deborah Pratt looks back on original series cliffhanger, reviving the legacy

If you were a fan the original run of Quantum Leap (1989–1993), and now watch the NBC revival, you'll notice there's a connector between both series: the voice of supercomputer Ziggy. The soothing female-voiced, parallel hybrid computer is the backbone of the "Quantum Leap Project" in both series, and has only ever been voiced by producer/writer/director/actress Deborah Pratt. → Read More

Effects legend Phil Tippett on digging up old props & inspiring latest 'Poker Face' episode

If you grew up on '80s and '90s blockbuster and sci-fi movies, there's an outsized chance that whatever movie magic captured your particular fancy has the hands of Phil Tippett all over it. → Read More

'Poker Face' showrunners on luring Nick Nolte, Phil Tippett for horror throwback 'Orpheus Syndrome'

This week's episode of Poker Face is Natasha Lyonne's directing and co-writing debut for the series. "The Orpheus Syndrome" is an amalgamation of her love of cinema, mystery, Hitchcock, Nick Nolte and old school stop-motion animation. → Read More