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Past articles by Phil:

Reliving reigning 'dog person' John Wick's most memorable dog moments

Dogs are man's best friend. And THEIR best friend is John Wick. → Read More

Every MCU movie, ranked from 'Iron Man' to 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania'

Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now underway, and the interconnected storytelling maelstrom now has three dozen movies in its canon. It also has a few television shows weaving in and out, but we're not going to add them into the impossible task we've chosen. What is this impossible task? Ranking all 31 movies. → Read More

OK, but how do the fancy gold coins in 'John Wick' work? Unpacking the High Table's dark economy

John Wick is the first action movie hero with his own economy. Here's why he only uses gold coins. → Read More

The 10 most shocking, WTF Twilight Zone twist endings

Before another TZ marathon begins, we submit to you our ranking of the most memorable and shocking endings the show ever produced. → Read More

'Psycho,' 'Scream' and more: The true stories behind 17 terrifying horror movies

The only thing scarier than Freddy and Leatherface are the real events that inspired them. → Read More

From 'Carrie' to 'Firestarter': All 43 Stephen King theatrical movie releases, ranked

From 'Misery' to 'IT,' here are the best (and worst) movies based on Stephen King's work. → Read More

'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' co-showrunner Henry Alonso Meyers on making Uhura this week's MVP

As good as the premiere episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is, things get even better (Trek-ier?) in episode two. → Read More

The 'Dune' films have found their emperor: Christopher Walken joins cast for 'Part Two'

Dune: Part Two continues to bolster its cast with another high-profile addition: Christopher Walken. → Read More

'Firestarter' actor Kurtwood Smith on that time he met Captain Kirk in 'Star Trek VI'

December 2021 marked the 30th anniversary of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, the final big-screen voyage of the original Enterprise crew under the command of William Shatner's Captain Kirk. → Read More

Of course Spielberg's best shot ever is in his most underrated movie, 'Minority Report'

It’s fitting (and ironic) that Minority Report, a movie that spends most of its riveting run time concerned about the future, has only become more appreciated in hindsight. → Read More

Star Wars' 11 greatest lightsaber battles, ranked from 'A New Hope' to 'Rise of Skywalker'

Thanks to advances in CG, the movies’ lightsaber duels of the last 20 years have grown leaps and bounds (and Yoda flips) ahead of their modest beginnings. → Read More

'Star Trek: Voyager' cast spills all the tea in new documentary trailer

Star Trek: Voyager is getting the documentary treatment and, if the first trailer for To the Journey is any indication, fans will be getting a very candid peek behind the curtain of the classic Trek series. → Read More

Bruce Willis retires from acting due to health issues

The family of Bruce Willis announced Wednesday that he is "stepping away" from his acting career due to health issues. Willis’ family members posted a joint statement to social media announcing the actor’s retirement. → Read More

Do you smell what 'The Rock' is filming? 7 essential Dwayne Johnson action movies you have to watch

Ahead of WrestleMania, we look at some of the best films from WWE Superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. → Read More

Star Trek's Terry Matalas answers all our 'Picard' Season 2 questions (so far)

One of Hollywood's biggest Star Trek fans is helping make a Star Trek show. And, so far, four episodes in, it's some of the most entertaining sci-fi that the franchise has done since the days of Sisko and Janeway. → Read More

A terribly scarred Joker helps catch the Riddler in extended, deleted scene from 'The Batman'

The Batman director Matt Reeves promised fans that we'd see a deleted scene between Batman and the Joker. And he finally delivered it. → Read More

'Star Trek' writer Brannon Braga made TV history with this classic 'Next Gen' Episode

"We were really excited about the idea of blowing up the Enterprise." → Read More

Morena Baccarin reveals why 'Deadpool 2' changed its ending, the latest on 'Deadpool 3'

Deadpool 2 famously incurred some "hey, wait a minute" reactions from fans during its initial theatrical run, when they learned that Vanessa ( → Read More

'Picard' director Lea Thompson on the making of one of Star Trek's scariest scenes

Comedy and horror are, tonally, hard to pull off in any hour of television. And that's especially true if it's on Star Trek. But, with her recent episode of Star Trek: Picard, Lea Thompson makes it look effortless. → Read More

The Batmobile's 15 coolest moments on the big screen

You need a few key ingredients to make a Batman movie work. There's gotta be a committed actor behind the cape and cowl, a compelling villain (or two, or three) to face off against him, an elder statesman of acting to be a formidable Alfred, and of course, plenty of the Caped Crusader's wonderful toys. → Read More