reboots

Film

Enough with the Batman Movies Already

Robert Pattinson will apparently be the new Batman. But do we really need more Batmen?
Drew Schwartz
5.19.19
Television

Let The New 'Queer Eye' Defrost Your Frozen-Over Heart

Netflix's relentlessly optimistic and subtly political makeover show is a perfect 2018 coping mechanism.
Katherine Gillespie
2.22.18
Television

The Future of the Sitcom Is in the Past

Traditional networks are increasingly looking at rebooting old shows and that might actually be a win for progressives.
Jaime Weinman
5.9.17
Broadly

The Power Rangers Are Back, and They're Trying Really Hard to Be Woke

Like the "explicitly gay moment" in "Beauty and the Beast," the gay Power Ranger follows a growing trend of masking marketing as progress.
mitchell sutherland
3.25.17
Stuff

Stop Rebooting TV Shows, You Lazy Assholes

When networks are stooping to revive not-good-the-first-time trash like "MAD TV," it's time to pull the plug on television's necrophilia trend.
Harry Cheadle
4.13.16
Film

The 'Halloween' Franchise Is Getting Resurrected Yet Again

John Carpenter's 1978 original is a horror classic, but the sequels and remakes that followed have been mostly unwatchable. So why is it coming back?
Giaco Furino
2.10.15
the hidden language

The Hidden Language of Comic Book Writers

Comic book lingo has gone mainstream, but there are still terms—like "red skies event"—that make no sense outside of the comic world. Writer Fred Van Lente explains what they mean.
Nat Towsen
10.9.14
Film

When Did Nerds Become So Intolerant?

Any time a film critic dares to criticize a movie that the general public has already declared a masterpiece, they are insulted, abused, and in some cases, the subject of death threats. What makes fanboys so eager to attack any difference of opinion?
Dave Schilling
8.12.14