‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Looks Amazing And Full Of Darkness In First Trailer

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Anticipation. It’s a killer. Fortunately not a real life one, but for some people it may as well be. The time between a first photo or trailer is just too long and it doesn’t move fast enough. How is one supposed to manage? The intervening months might not be filled with plenty else to get excited about, and then as the film’s release date draws nearer, plus some nagging from entertainment news outlets, it becomes harder to brush off and live without some idea of what the finished film will have in store for audiences. In some ways, it might just be easier to forgo a new trailer altogether. At least then, the anticipation can mostly be squashed.

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The Series Premier Of ‘Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ Is Good Enough, But We’ve Seen It Before

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The new Fall season has finally kicked off! So many new and returning shows to watch on any given day (of which I’ve been slowly making a dent in my DVR), that it’s tough to figure out which ones are worth your time. While I love new shows and typically give them at least one episode, if not up to six, to convince me, there are some that just can’t fully sell you. Well, not in the way you were hoping. While a pilot might not meet your expectations, as the first episode is never easy to get perfect, it certainly should convince you that it’s at least good enough. Sometimes, for a couple weeks, that’s all it takes.

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The Series Premier Of ‘Inhumans’ Is Cruel And Unusual Punishment

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It’s inevitable that every new TV season will feature at least one new bad series that’s not worth watching beyond the pilot. Mind you, sometimes watching the whole pilot episode isn’t even worth it, and that’s even worse. When you discover a really bad premiere, you just know it. No matter how much you hope it’ll get better, or how many episodes you give it until you ultimately succumb to the decision you knew you’d inevitably make, the show will never get better. Sometimes ditching a sinking ship quickly is the best thing to do.

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It’s Adventure Time With The First ‘Tomb Raider’ Trailer

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The reboot is inevitable. No matter how much we hope that a film franchise will just stay as it is, no matter the level of success, it’s only a matter of time until a new incarnation arises. For some, that’s okay. Sometimes a good thing. But a great thing? That’s hard to judge from a single trailer or other images released as part of a longer marketing campaign. Only time will tell whether it was a good idea or not.

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‘The Strain’ Series Finale Ends As It Should, But Is Somehow Missing Something Important

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Something wicked this way comes, but not for long as this is the final episode. It’s been known for some time, but even when you prepare for the series end of any TV show, it doesn’t mean it’ll be easy. It also doesn’t mean that it’ll be the best experience in the world. Not all series finales are created equal. It’s more a roll of the dice, so hopefully if you’re a fan, you have enough faith in the writers. While some series enders are instant classics and elevate the series to a whole new level, or the level it deserved from the beginning, some just are. Neither good nor bad, but more in the middle.

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‘Red Sparrow’ Is Deadly And Seductive In First Trailer

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Looks do kill. It’s not just a catchy tagline for a now off air TV show (Nikita). It perfectly sums up this new film. Interestingly, or unsurprisingly, they’re both about spies. In so many ways, I guess it doesn’t matter whether the story is original or an adaptation, when it comes to a story with a spy at the center (i.e., Alias), it’s always going to be interesting and worth keeping tabs on. Good and fun are matters for later, because right now, I’m completely intrigued.

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‘Halloween (2007)’ Lacks Scares And Shows Why It Still Sucks 10 Years Later

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Remakes alone have a bad reputation, most with good reason, but when the film in question is a remake of a notable, classic, and still highly praised film, it’s even harder to accept. What could possibly be done that’ll not only show that it was worth it, but truly allow for the new film to stand out on its own? I feel we’re all still seeking out an answer to that question. And as far as horror is concerned, it’s one that won’t be able to be answered any time soon, if ever.

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