Movie Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Is Fascinating But Flawed

Tim Burton’s latest film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is both a beneficiary and victim of its own ambition. The film takes place in a brand new, original, fascinating world that audiences will instantly fall in love with. But this world is so complex, the movie struggles to fit in a wholly satisfying…

Movie Review: The Autopsy of Jane Doe Brings Scares, Surprises, and Surgery to the Horror Genre

Coroners Tony and Austin Tilden are ready to call it a day when the town sheriff wheels a mysterious young body into their morgue. On the outside, she looks totally fine, although she was found mysteriously buried under a violent crime scene. The Tildens are then tasked with figuring out how she fits into an already…

Movie Review: The Girl With All the Gifts Has Joined the Horde of All-Time Great Zombie Films

There aren’t a ton of truly great movies that feature zombies. The list is short but distinguished: the works of George Romero, Lucio Fulci, 28 Days Later, and a few others. But now we need to add The Girl With All the Gifts to the list. It’s the rare zombie film that innovates the genre with skill and excitement.

Movie Review: M. Night Shyamalan's Split Is a Genuinely Good Film With a Truly Shocking Twist

There are a few reasons why Split is the perfect title for the new M. Night Shyamalan movie. The most obvious one is the fact it’s about a man with multiple split personalities who kidnaps three young girls. The other is that the movie itself is split: 98 percent of the movie is a good Shyamalan film, which is its own…

Movie Review: The Japanese Ring vs. Grudge Horror Film Is Really Bad

These days we’re used to big crossover movies: Batman v Superman, The Avengers, Freddy vs. Jason, the list goes on. In Japan, they recently released their own horror version. It’s called Sadako vs. Kayako, or in simpler terms, The Ring vs. The Grudge. On paper, that’s an incredibly cool concept. In execution, it’s a…

Movie Review: Arrival Is a Scifi Masterpiece You Won't Stop Thinking About

Arrival is the kind of science fiction film we dream of. It’s got big stars, a bigger concept, and the longer it goes, the more it demands of its audience. The pacing is methodical, the story captivating, and filmmaking beautiful. You rarely have a clue where it’s going—but once it gets there, you won’t be able to get…

Dolph Lundgren Hunts Demons in the Bloody Trailer for Don't Kill It

Once you hear the words “Dolph Lundgren hunts demons” you’re either in or out. Because either you’re a person who thinks this idea sounds absurd and stupid, or you think it sounds like an over the top, completely fantastic B-movie idea. If you’re the latter, you’ve gotta check out this blood-soaked trailer for Don’t…

The 20 Craziest, Coolest, and Most Unique Films We Can't Wait to See at Fantastic Fest 2016 

Fantastic Fest is my favorite film festival in the world. Sure, other fests are bigger, or have more famous work, but if you love unique movies and having a good time, this intimate, awesome Austin-based film festival is not to be missed. It starts Thursday and io9 will be there all week, reporting back on the most…

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