Ben Schwartz and Kat Graham on Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the perfect reboot

On September 17, Nickelodeon will debut Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the latest reimagining of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s heroes in a half shell. Showrunners Andy Suriano and Ant Ward are blending the new and the familiar, giving the property a revamped look courtesy of 2D animation, while also…

Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning spin their wheels in the hollow post-apocalyptic drama I Think We’re Alone Now

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For the first 15 or so minutes of I Think We’re Alone Now, the sophomore feature from acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano, Peter Dinklage walks around a desolate small town cleaning up after the apocalypse. He enters abandoned homes, collects batteries and family pictures, disposes of skeletal remains,…

Olivia Munn will only promote The Predator because she's proud of the cast (and contractually obligated)

Yesterday, we reported that director Shane Black apologized for having wittingly cast a registered sex offender in a few of his movies, including the forthcoming The Predator. Black says he was misled by his (former, we assume) friend, actor Steven Wilder Striegel (credited as Steve Wilder), about the circumstances…

Disenchantment closes out its first season with a major betrayal and a destructive cliffhanger

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“Chapter X: Dreamland Falls” is an episode whose power derives from the knowledge that Disenchantment is playing a card that can only be dealt once. It’s not just an “all hope is lost” finale, but it’s also an “every character is either dead, doomed, or lost” finale. Disenchantment exists in a world where death isn’t…

Disenchantment returns to Elfwood and reveals Zøg's true motives in a muted episode

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“Chapter IX: To Thine Own Elf Be True” takes place immediately after the events of “Chapter VIII” with Bean, Elfo, Luci, and Sorcerio returning to Dreamland with the Eternity Pendant. The one problem, because of course there’s one problem? It doesn’t work. Sorcerio takes a drop of Elfo’s blood and places it in the…

Bean embarks on adventure for immortality (and Elfo) on a rollicking Disenchantment

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This season, Disenchantment has done a good job of introducing macro serialized elements without much labored narrative table setting. First, there’s Zøg’s quest to drain Elfo of blood for the Elixir of Life, which the show has mostly treated as a background gag but now has returned for a full-fledged storyline. Then,…

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