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Salem, NJ, United States

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You need to watch the scariest movie of the 20th century before it leaves Netflix this week

A can't-miss classic, 'The Exorcist' has surprising origins in the game show winnings of author William Peter Blatty. → Read More

Marvel’s Kevin Feige teases a fix for Phase 4’s biggest problem

The MCU is a franchise built on expectations for the future, but Phase 4 hasn't had any of it. Did Kevin Feige just promise relief? → Read More

'Rings of Power' expands Tolkien’s world by “honoring his work” in one vital way

One person behind the scenes of 'Rings of Power' has been there and back again. Meet Leith McPherson, the dialect coach expanding Tolkien's verbal universe. → Read More

'Ms. Marvel' review: A radiant blast of pure, unbridled joy for the MCU

Iman Vellani is an overnight star as Kamala Khan, a teen hero who takes to the skies in 'Ms. Marvel,' the MCU's best streaming series yet. → Read More

5 years ago, 'Wonder Woman' influenced Marvel in one surprising way

Five years later, 'Wonder Woman' from Patty Jenkins remains a breathtaking movie defined by a single scene: The "No Man's Land" crossing. → Read More

'Loki' Season 2 could solve Marvel's biggest Phase 4 dilemma, writer reveals

Michael Waldron, the writer of both 'Loki' and 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,' teases some connectivity across the two Marvel projects. → Read More

'Obi-Wan Kenobi' theory reveals Reva’s shocking Order 66 origins

The newest Star Wars series on Disney+ introduces a new villain, Reva. But does Reva's story actually begin earlier? Maybe the night of Order 66? → Read More

You need to watch John Carpenter’s weirdest sci-fi movie before it leaves Hulu next week

In 2001, John Carpenter directed one of the last movies of his legendary career. Does 'Ghosts of Mars' hold up over 20 years later? → Read More

'Thor: Love and Thunder' director teases a huge 'Thor 5' spoiler

Natalie Portman is back as Jane Foster to wield the hammer of Mjolnir in the MCU. But just how long will her stint be? → Read More

'Moon Knight' writer: Season 2 is an "open book" for new characters

Two major characters made their debuts in the finale of Marvel's 'Moon Knight' on Disney+. What's in store for them should the show return for a second season? → Read More

Just look at Christian Bale as Gorr in new 'Thor: Love and Thunder' trailer

Christian Bale is bringing the ick factor to 'Thor: Love and Thunder,' but Natalie Portman as the new God of Thunder is sure to spark things up. → Read More

You need to watch The Rock’s most subversive sci-fi thriller before it leaves HBO Max next week

Before Dwayne Johnson became a billion-dollar box office star, his villainous turn in the 2005 'Doom' remains a sight to behold. 'Doom' is leaving HBO Max on May 27. → Read More

'Upload' renewed for Season 3. How much longer can Amazon’s best show last?

'Upload', one of the best original rom-coms of the Peak TV era, is renewed for Season 3, but how much farther can Amazon's sci-fi series take its story? → Read More

'Doctor Strange 2' screenwriter: Wanda is certainly dead in the MCU — for now

'Multiverse of Madness' writer Michael Waldron says Wanda is the MCU's Hulk Hogan, and reveals what makes the Illuminati different from the Avengers. → Read More

Darth Vader's lightsaber fights in 'Obi-Wan' might look sick as hell

As George Lucas once said, it rhymes. 'Obi-Wan' on Disney+ will evoke the prequels in a critical way, says actor Hayden Christensen. → Read More

You need to watch the most unique time-travel epic ASAP

'Avengers: Endgame' doesn't need any more recognition, but its handling of time travel and the metaphor of reconciling with the past is frankly impressive. → Read More

Kevin Feige wants you to forget Ms. Marvel is Inhuman in the MCU

In a new interview, Kevin Feige reveals Ms. Marvel is undergoing some fundamental changes in her MCU debut. → Read More

'Doctor Strange 2' theory completely changes 3 major Marvel scenes

The sequel to 'Doctor Strange' confirms that dreams are windows into the multiverse. What does that mean for characters like Bucky, Shang-Chi, and the Punisher? → Read More

'Doctor Strange 2's' cameos confirm Marvel’s most annoying new habit

Deafening cheers are only a problem when Marvel's movies are in theaters, but those are the exact conditions Marvel wants us to see them in. → Read More

'Doctor Strange 2' incursions could set up an X-Men-Avengers crossover movie

Incursions are introduced to the MCU in 'Multiverse of Madness.' What are they? And what do they hint about future Avengers sequels? → Read More