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The Happytime Murders (2018)

In 1988, Who Framed Roger Rabbit didn’t just revolutionize animation with its seamless insertion of wacky cartoon animation into a majority of its live-action shots; it subtly satirized Hollywood’s own history through a hard-boiled noir plot with a novel premise:…

Xena: Warrior Princess “Callisto”

I’ve noted before that, despite being a spin-off of another show, Xena: Warrior Princess didn’t take long to become the syndicated ratings champion of the 1990s as Star Trek: The Next Generation had been before it. There were many reasons…

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Robert Zemeckis’s hit comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit turns 30 this year. While it was a Disney production, this film was a hit in large part because it gave people the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see classic cartoon characters such as…

Geostorm (2017)

At the start of 2017’s Geostorm, a young girl’s narration informs us that in the year 2019, a scant six months from now, the planet will be devastated by a series of catastrophic weather events: In New York, the…

Superheroes, ranked (by singing ability)

Superheroes: they’re great. But which one is the best? Is it Captain Marvel, the mightiest Avenger? Or maybe Lady Sif, the character that they took a great deal of time to establish and then just abandoned completely in favor of…

Warriors of Virtue (1997)

Just four years before the first part of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy was released, there was another fantasy film which, unlike Jackson’s trilogy, pretty much faded from memory as quickly as it arrived. That film was Warriors