Voltron's Penultimate Season Triumphantly Heads Home—But Not Without Some Bumps Along the Way

Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender has spent the past few seasons wildly expanding the scope and scale of its story, and the universe the Voltron Force is destined to defend. Its newly-released seventh season—its penultimate installment—deftly narrows the series’ focus to a more personal level as the Paladins…

Six Months With the Apple HomePod Almost Convinced Me It Was Good

I didn’t understand the Apple HomePod, when it launched six months ago. Sure, I got the business reasons behind Apple’s smart speaker (everyone’s got to have a smart speaker it seems), but the HomePod struck me as too stupid and too expensive. It just seemed like Apple’s weird attempt at showing Amazon and Google that…

The Meg Is Dumb, But It Knows It's Dumb, and That's Why It's Great

Though they are complete tonal opposites, The Meg feels like an unlikely and very unconventional love letter to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. It’s as if the film’s writers sat down to watch that 1975 masterpiece and just kept asking “What if?” What if the shark really ate people off the beach? What if the heroes could…

The Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Blu-ray Is a Fitting Tribute to the Series and Franchise 

If the Star Wars Rebels season 4 Blu-ray was only 15 minutes long, it would still be worth the purchase. That’s because the release (which has about seven hours of content, don’t worry) includes an incredible 15-minute featurette called “Forces of Rebellion,” which is just series executive producer Dave Filoni talking…

Is Castle Rock Any Good If You Know Nothing About Stephen King's Books? 

I didn’t grow up with Stephen King. Apart from checking out the TV miniseries The Stand, and my mom once seeing him at a casino, King and his work haven’t been a part of my life. Having barely visited his stuff, I was curious whether Hulu’s Castle Rock—a series that dwells within King’s stories, intertwining his …

The Stephen King-Inspired Castle Rock Will Be Your Spooky New Streaming Addiction

So far, the marketing for Castle Rock—the J.J. Abrams-produced Hulu show that’s set in Stephen King’s sinister vision of small-town Maine—has been appropriately eerie and deliberately mysterious. The first episode had its world premiere at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, and all we can say is: more, please.