The Shape of Evil: Halloween is back with a vengeance | Review

Taking the series back to its roots, 2018’s direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original Halloween provides the right kinds of thrills and nostalgia to satisfy both longtime fans and newcomers to the suddenly reinvigorated franchise....

Paul Greengrass, Netflix enter 2018 awards race with timely ’22 July’ | Review

Despite being overlong and often overwrought, Paul Greengrass' film detailing the events and aftermath of the horrific Norwegian terror attacks of July 22, 2011 offers a disturbingly timely meditation on xenophobic extremism.22 July offers...

Tom Hardy, Ruben Fleischer avert disaster with mediocre ‘Venom’ | Review

While Venom isn't an outright disaster, Ruben Flesicher's film fails to offer enough trashy thrills to compensate for its undernourished screenplay, rushed third-act pacing, and ultimately, the movie's failure to really do the title...
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Riots, Politics, and Clowns | Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Origin Story

With the deluge of comic book movies inundating cinemas these days, it's easy to not only feel overwhelmed or burned out but to find a wide variety of opinions as to which ones are...

Audience vs. Predator | ‘The Predator’ Review

For me, the release of Shane Black's The Predator was an exciting opportunity. I consider myself a genre film fan. But somehow I'd never seen any of the movies in the Predator universe. So,...

‘The Meg’ not as fun as it should be, not as bad as it...

One of the last big movies of the summer, The Meg offers passable monster-movie fun for a couple of hours. Had the movie been less concerned with its inherently ludicrous story and leaned more...

Teen Titans Go! Above and Beyond | Review

The Teen Titans are not good superheroes. This, above all else, seems to be the central conceit of the new DC/Warner Bros film Teen Titans Go! to the Movies. The Teen Titans might be...

Comic-Con 2018 | Live Coverage

Welcome to Nerd It Here First's coverage of Comic-Con International 2018. We'll be updating this page all weekend with everything going on at Comic-Con. We'll have panel updates, news, trailers, and more throughout the...

Breaking Down the Post Credits Scene in ‘Ant-Man’

It's been Marvel's year so far in 2018, with Black Panther lighting up the domestic box office and Avengers: Infinity War breaking box-office records on its way to over $2B in worldwide receipts. On...

So About That One ‘Solo’ Thing

So you got out of Solo, and you find that you have some questions. Great! You've come to the right place. Or you didn't go see Solo, but you don't care about "ruining" things....

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Metro Exodus | Review

Up until now, the Metro series (Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light) has been about limitation. After nuclear holocaust left the surface of the Earth...

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