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TMNT: Mutant Mayhem Radically Changed an Iconic Species - For the Better

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem features a villain whose name homages an alien species from the franchise, suggesting a major change.

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The MCU May Be Setting the Stage for a British Superhero Team

Captain Britain is rumored to be MCU-bound. The end of Secret Invasion suggests that a Thunderbolts-style UK super-team may be on the way as well.

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Spider-Verse's Impact on Animation Is More About Story Than Style

Spider-Verse's revolutionary animation stylings have changed the direction of the industry, but the goals for this shift put the story first.

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TMNT: Mutant Mayhem's Sequel Already Has a Power Scaling Problem

TMNT: Mutant Mayhem set the stage for a big fight in the sequel, but the villain will have a tough time against the heroes and their allies.

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The Final Girls Is an Underrated Meta Masterpiece

The self-awareness of slasher movies plays out perfectly in The Final Girls, but this 2015 flick rarely gets the recognition it deserves.

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The MCU’s Adam Warlock Had a Reason for Being Weaker Than His Comic Counterpart

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 featured a dangerous but still weak Adam Warlock. But there's a reason why he's weaker than his comic book version.

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TMNT: Mutant Mayhem Redeems Some Iconic Villains - And It's For the Best

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem shocks fans by giving two signature villains a powerful atonement arc that foreshadows a bright future.

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Is Haunted Mansion's Remake Better Than the 2003 Disney Film?

The Haunted Mansion remake does many great things but there are big flaws as well, leaving fans curious how it stacks up to Eddie Murphy's 2003 movie.

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Ryan Gosling's Performance Is Instrumental in Making Barbie's Ken Compelling

Gosling has the capacity to be the loveable, goofy leading man expected of Ken, but with an underlying insidious nature that plays well into Ken.

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TMNT: Mutant Mayhem Fixes Michael Bay's Biggest Mistake With Splinter

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem uses the same arc as Michael Bay's TMNT reboot for Splinter, but it's updated with more substance.

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Oppenheimer Is More Similar to Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy Than Anyone Realizes

Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer examines its titular hero losing the respect society once afforded him, which is similar to the Dark Knight Trilogy.

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Michael Myers Was Inspired by a Terrifying Real-Life Encounter

John Carpenter struck gold with Halloween and the creation of Michael Myers. However, his scariest aspects came from a real-life tale of terror.

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Sauron Wasn’t the True Lord of the Rings – It Was Actually [Spoiler]

Sauron was the ultimate evil in The Lord of the Rings, but he diluted his power and left himself exposed to an even greater threat.

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Friday the 13th's Best Moment Was Inspired by a Stephen King Classic

Friday the 13th's ending helped solidify a now classic trend in horror. But the concept of the final scare came first in a Stephen King classic.

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Sorry Mutant Mayhem - The 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Is Still the Best

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is currently being praised, but only one TMNT movie has really captured the franchise's tonal balance.

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How to Watch the Jesse Stone Movies in Order

Tom Selleck has played Jesse Stone for over a decade, starring in nine made-for-TV movies. But what's the best Jesse Stone watching order?

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Harry Potter's Most Important Job Is Also Its Least Explored

Harry Potter fell short on depicting the importance of wandmakers and wandlore, only partially picking up on its relevance to the Wizarding World.

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Meg 2: The Trench Improves Deep Blue Sea in One Regard - But Not in Another

Meg 2: The Trench copies and improves one arc from Deep Blue Sea but it takes another one and botches it, making the film feel by-the-numbers.

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TMNT: Mutant Mayhem's Mid-Credits Scene, Explained

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem has a macabre mid-credits scene that brings a deadly enemy to New York to hunt Splinter's clan.

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The Last Voyage of the Demeter May Do Justice to the Scariest Part of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

The latest Dracula movie from Universal will focus on the horrific feeding frenzy aboard the Demeter as it transported the Count to England.