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Is It Time to Give ‘Fanboy’ A Rest?

Graeme McMillan

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Is It Time to Give ‘Fanboy’ A Rest?
Is It Time to Give ‘Fanboy’ A Rest?
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The Hollywood Reporter's review of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters describes the film as "tacky pastiche" that's missing "a genuine sense of wit," with an "awfully thin" script. "There isn't much here to entice anyone with a bit of maturity," it says - but the sub-heading for the review suggests that the "campy, violent version of Grimm's fairy tale should entice fanboys." Isn't it time that everyone gave fan boyishness a break, already?
Development Deal: <i>Avengers Academy</i>
Development Deal: Avengers Academy
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If there’s one thing that a quick look at the current state of television and movies will tell you, it’s that there’s not much need for original ideas when there’s so much out there ready and waiting to be adapted, updated or just outright ripped off. That’s why we’ve decided to help in that process with a series that offers up some of the things we’d like to see being brought to big screen or small. This week’s suggestion? Avengers Academy.
Fringe Season 5: 5 Thoughts About “Liberty/An Enemy of Fate”
Fringe Season 5: 5 Thoughts About “Liberty/An Enemy of Fate”
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And so, it's all over: Fringe finished its five year run on Friday with a double-episode, "Liberty" and "An Enemy of Fate," bringing an end to the Weird Science saga - and specifically, the plot about the Observers' occupation of a future Earth. Did it all end in tears? Were all questions answered? Unsurprisingly, we have five thoughts about the way that everything ended up.
What Makes A Fine Farewell to Favorite Shows?
What Makes A Fine Farewell to Favorite Shows?
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After yesterday's Fringe finale, I've found myself thinking of what a good final episode needs in order to fully satisfy the expectations of its viewers (and especially the long-term fans). Surely it's something more than just tying up all the loose ends, right...?
Fringe Season 5: 5 Answers to Old Questions About The Show’s Final Season
Fringe Season 5: 5 Answers to Old Questions About The Show’s Final Season
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Tomorrow sees the final episode of Fox's Fringe, bringing to an end the five-year run of the at-times spectacular, at-times infuriating science fiction series. As the fourth season ended last year and we were told that the final year of the show would take place in the future setting of the episode "Letters of Transit," I had five questions I wanted answered in the final year. But did I get the answers that I wanted?
Are TV Networks Beginning to Accept Online Viewers?
Are TV Networks Beginning to Accept Online Viewers?
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Amid all the furor over the concept of "cord-cutting" and replacing traditional television with the Internet, studios and networks have quietly started offering early Internet release of shows online. Is this an attempt to get a jump on the world of tomorrow, or simply a sign of old television surrendering to new television?
5 More Non-Superheroic DC Universe Movies We’d Like To See
5 More Non-Superheroic DC Universe Movies We’d Like To See
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If Guillermo del Toro's Dark Universe really does herald a spate of DC movies that draw from characters connected to the superhero universe without being straight-up superhero movies, then why stop with the one-time Vertigo/Justice League Dark characters? Here are five more possibilities for Warners and DC Entertainment to consider.
Who Has Already Won From the Oscar Nominations?
Who Has Already Won From the Oscar Nominations?
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And so, the Oscar nominations have been released, unleashing waves of frustration across the Internet that [Your Selection Here] was unfairly snubbed, or that the Academy seems to believe that [Your Other Selection Here] is worth the time of day, never mind an award. But looking at the nominations as they stand, who and what actually manages to make the cliche "Just being nominated is an award in itself" come true …?
How del Toro’s <i>Dark Universe</i> Could Open Up A Whole New Frontier for DC Entertainment
How del Toro’s Dark Universe Could Open Up A Whole New Frontier for DC Entertainment
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The (somewhat surprising) revelation that Guillermo del Toro really is working on a movie that teams DC Comics' supernatural characters like Zatanna, John Constantine, Deadman and Swamp Thing isn't just a tease for what would likely end up being a good movie, it's a sign of a way that DC could avoid looking like they're attempting to follow in Marvel's footsteps a little too closely.
Does It Matter If The Movie Spider-Man Doesn’t Match The Cartoon Spider-Man?
Does It Matter If The Movie Spider-Man Doesn’t Match The Cartoon Spider-Man?
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Next Wednesday sees the release of Superior Spider-Man #1, Marvel Comics' new series in which Peter Parker has been replaced by… someone else (I'll save the spoilers for under the jump, in the unlikely instance that you haven't read the story or seen the news somewhere else). Thing is, that's clearly not the version of Spider-Man that'll appear in the next Amazing Spider-Man movie or Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon. But does it matter?
5 Episodes to Get You Into <i>Star Trek: Deep Space Nine</i>
5 Episodes to Get You Into Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
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This past Thursday saw the 20th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, also known by those with taste as "The best of the Star Trek series from the 1980s and '90s." There are, however, those who have avoided the show due to the (admittedly foreboding) reputation that it has developed as overly dark and continuity-laden, especially when compared to the other Treks of the time, and remain unaware of the show's greatness. For them, then, here are five episodes to introduce Deep Space Nine to the wary.
5 January TV Debuts We Can’t Wait to Watch
5 January TV Debuts We Can’t Wait to Watch
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It may be the start of a new year, but it's also the start of a new month and that means as ever a look at what's lying ahead in terms of new seasons and new shows on television. The days of mid-winter being a quiet time for television schedules is over, with January seeing the return of a couple of comedy favorites, the return of what may be Syfy's best series and a couple of newcomers waiting to win your attention.
What 2013 Movie Are You Most Excited About?
What 2013 Movie Are You Most Excited About?
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2013 sees at least two movies promising the end of the world (Comedies This Is The End and The World's End), but also two movies set after the apocalypse (Oblivion and After Earth). It's a year that has remakes of horror classics (Evil Dead, Carrie), sequels galore (New installments of The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Kick-Ass, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and, of course, GI Joe: Retaliation) and a relaunch for Superman himself with Man of Steel. In other words, it's a pretty packed year. But which of the movies due for release next year are you most excited about?
What Was Your Favorite Movie of The Year?
What Was Your Favorite Movie of The Year?
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2012 was a busy year for genre movies, with long-awaited movies that may have disappointed (John Carter, Prometheus), franchises making new bids of life (Men in Black 3, Total Recall) and the superhero movies that ruled them all (The Dark Knight Rises and, of course, The Avengers). But what was your favorite movie of the year? Tell all in our poll.
Ghosts of Doctors Present, 2: The Snowmen
Ghosts of Doctors Present, 2: The Snowmen
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I'll admit it: This year's Doctor Who Christmas Special was a joy for me, feeling as if it was a distillation of everything I've enjoyed so far about the Steven Moffat era (Okay, with the obvious exception of no Rory and Amy, but still): Comedy, fairy tales and, of course, a big mystery at the heart of everything.
Which Christmas Cartoon Rules Supreme?
Which Christmas Cartoon Rules Supreme?
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If there's one thing we can count on at this time of year, it's the re-runs of all our favorite holiday cartoons and stop-motion specials, from Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer to How The Grinch Stole Christmas and, of course, A Charlie Brown Christmas. But which festive animation makes your days the brightest, and which would you rather see lost in the North Pole for awhile? Vote in our seasonal poll and let us know!
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