AUTHOR: Eric Walkuski

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Review: American Assassin

PLOT: A traumatized civilian who trains himself to be a terrorist-killing machine is recruited by the CIA to help them stop a nuclear bomb threat. REVIEW: The beats, characters and plot points of AMERICAN ASSASSIN are so familiar that you don't even have to see the movie to know how it will turn out. I'm not savvy on the book series the film is based on (by Vince...

Review: IT

PLOT: Seven young friends learn their town is cursed by a demonic entity that feasts on children. REVIEW: Longtime fans of Stephen King 's 1986 opus IT needn't worry: This film has honored the text and brought it to life in most impressive fashion. IT gets just about everything right, from the casting of its young protagonists, The Losers Club, to the chilly atmosphere of a...

Review: The Layover

PLOT: Two good friends meet a handsome stranger on a plane and proceed to irrationally fight over him during a layover in St. Louis. REVIEW: THE LAYOVER is the kind of movie where you just really feel bad for the performers and want them to stop what they're doing and go home. It features a pretty charming cast overall, and most of them are asked to humiliate themselves in...

We visit the Wonder Woman Exhibit at Warner Bros.

This past weekend, Warner Bros. studios opened up a brand new exhibit celebrating their gigantic summer hit WONDER WOMAN. The exhibit features a variety of set design elements from the film, including a recreation of the Amazon armory, complete with costumes, props, and décor; the relic display with Diana’s sword; the No Man’s Land vignette, with gas masks and Dr....

Review: The Emoji Movie

PLOT: A "meh" emoji goes on a journey of self-discovery after being labeled an outcast by his fellow emojis. REVIEW: "Well, we've announced we're making an Emoji Movie, now what the hell do we do?!" I can imagine this conversation happening in the writers room of THE EMOJI MOVIE, which is a thoroughly cynical and vapid effort to cash in on......

IT Set Visit: Everything You Need to Know About the New Film!

You may have just learned that Tilda Swinton was considered for the role of Pennywise - and maybe didn't get it only because of scheduling conflicts - but there's more good stuff to glean from our visit to the Toronto set of IT (which was in September of 2016). Below you'll find some cool quotes and factoids about the new adaptation, which comes from MAMA director Andres Muschietti...

IT Set Visit: Tilda Swinton could have been Pennywise, and more fun facts!

You can say this about the newest version of IT: The creative teams behind the scenes have been thinking outside the box when it comes to casting Pennywise. When Cary Fukunaga was attached to direct the film (he still gets screenplay credit), he had cast Will Poulter - only 22 at that time - as the ancient evil that haunts the town of Derry. Obviously, Fukunaga exited the project and...

The JoBlo Crew parties at San Diego Comic Con 2017!

A Comic Con tradition almost as important as panels and celebrity interviews is the annual "We went bonkers!" photo collection after it's all over. Believe it or not, we were relatively well behaved this year - no arrests, no war crimes - but we still managed to get our selfie game on point for your viewing pleasure. Below you'll see JoBlo editor-in-chief Paul Shirey, Arrow in the...

Best Art of the Con (Comic Con 2017)

As we wrap up our coverage of Comic Con 2017 (and what coverage it was!), we mustn't forget one of the main reasons folks go to this massive convention to begin with: the art. When you walk the floor at SDCC, you're brought face to face with hundreds of unique pieces of art, some of it exemplary, some of it not so much, but all of it created with love. It's impossible to include everything...

Review: Death Note (Comic Con 2017)

PLOT: A high-schooler named Light finds a mysterious book called Death Note that allows him to kill whoever's name is entered into its pages. Goaded on by a demon only he can see, Light is determined to rid the world of people who don't deserve to live, but his reign of justice may end prematurely thanks to a brilliant investigator. REVIEW: Maybe DEATH NOTE is one of those ideas...

The Walking Dead will never introduce a cure or immunity (Comic Con 2017)

Something that sets The Walking Dead apart from other zombie titles is the knowledge the characters have about the ghastly disease that plagues the world. That is to say, many of the protagonists are by now aware they are already infected, and that they'll become a walker the moment after they expire no matter what. This is thanks to a trip Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and friends...

The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead could crossover (Comic Con 2017)

One of the most popular panels every year at San Diego Comic-Con is The Walking Dead; 2017 marks their seventh straight year taking over Hall H. For the past three years, it has been preceded by Fear the Walking Dead, the spin-off/prequel that isn't quite as popular as its forefather but still a very big ratings success for AMC. One obvious question that fans have had since the...

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