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How ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Intriguingly Moves MCU Multiverse Narrative Forward and Why That’s Important

For all the mind-bending trips through alternate dimensions and cameos that point to grander ambitions in the MCU, this chapter is a surprisingly simple and focused story that forces characters to examine the cost of their happiness, and when and where such a crucial emotion can be tapped.

‘Moon Knight’ Series’ Grand Storytelling Required More Than Six Episodes

The Disney+ limited series starring Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy and Ethan Hawke concluded Wednesday.

How Underselling ‘The Northman’s’ Fantasy Proved to Be Its Biggest Box Office Battle

The historical epic starring Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk and Willem Dafoe only made $24.9 million globally off an estimated $90 million budget.

‘Morbius’ and When the Critical Consensus Bites

There’s nothing wrong with legitimate criticism or not liking a movie, but the reaction to the poorly reviewed Jared Leto started months before it even opened.

Why ‘Moon Knight’ Will Be Debated Even More Than Most Comic Book Adaptations

The Oscar Isaac Disney+ series dives into comic book history and tackles mental illness for a general audience that isn't familiar enough with either to comment definitively, but surely will regardless.

‘John Carter’ Changed Hollywood, but Not in the Way Disney Hoped

Ten years ago, the property that inspired ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Avatar’ bombed — and now both those franchises are in the Disney family.

The Real-World Horror Behind ‘The Batman’

Matt Reeves redefines classic characters for modern-day America, one in which cops are infrequently heroes, political change does not occur without revolution, and the fairy-tale narrative attached to wealthy orphans no longer carries the weight it once did.

‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Director Shares Hopes for a Sequel

David Blue Garcia, who came up as a cinematographer, talks the pressures of following in the footsteps of an iconic property, reflects on one of its toughest scenes, and looks to the future: "I’ve actually brainstormed quite a bit about what would happen in a continuation of this story."

How James Gunn and John Cena Made People Care About Peacemaker

The character is a child's idea of a superhero, but rather than being born of hope, tragedy or truth, he’s born of our national shame.

A ‘The Batman’ Controversy Unsettles a Portion of Fandom

A vocal minority of fans took issue with comments from star Robert Pattinson, who confirmed his Dark Knight does not kill, yet such a rule has existed for decades in the comics.

‘Scream’ and the New Rules of Fandom

In the end, the new installment is a commentary on the current generation of movie lovers (and haters).

The Secrets of ‘Moon Knight’: Ethan Hawke’s Villain and Oscar Isaac’s Accent

What might seem random in the first trailer for the Disney+ series actually has deep roots in the comics.