MOVIES

Space Channel 5 & Comix Zone Join Sonic as Next Sega Movie Adaptations

After the Sonic movie got its own Cinderella story, Sega seems inspired to keep the adaptations coming. In partnership with Picturestart, Sega is giving both Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone the video-game-to-movie treatment — and hopefully skipping the step where the main character needs a complete rework. There’s veteran…

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While we wait on the next Sonic movie, Sega says it has films for Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone in the pipeline.

NEWS

The WeWork Documentary Filled Me With White Hot Rage

The WeWork documentary nearly sent me into a blind rage this week, and that’s really saying something! It’s what we chose for this week’s pick for You Love To See It (as part of Nice Try July!), and the combination of sheer biz bro and tech bro hubris and worker…

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We Came Down with Beanie Mania This Week

This week on You Love to See It (YLTSI, our lovely movie rewatch podcast), we dived into Beanie Mania, a 2021 documentary about the late 90s craze and bubble. It’s all part of this month’s theme: Nice Try July! This month, we are twisting the habitually positive narrative around human…

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Paul Thomas Anderson, WTF is The Master?

This week on You Love To See It (Fanbyte’s movie rewatch podcast!), we closed out Join Us June with a viewing of The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson’s beautifully acted 2012 drama about a charismatic cult leader. With incredible performances by dearly departed Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, and gorgeous…

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Revisiting Midsommar in 2022: Still a Folk Horror Masterpiece

We were honored this week by the presence of Stacie Ponder (aka Finalgrrl!) — co-host of the Gaylords of Darkness podcast — for our discussion of Midsommar. We are doing “Join Us June” all month on You Love to See It (our movie podcast!), watching movies about cults in some…

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Before Everything, Everywhere All At Once, Michelle Yeoh Was Still an Action Hero

With Everything Everywhere All At Once getting the kind of hype that feels reserved for anything released by that mouse company to hordes of Funko Pop enthusiasts, I was hesitant about recommending it for our weekly movie review show, You Love to See It. Thankfully, our hosts (and News Editor…

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Gives Us Much More Than Just Leo Memes

We are starting a brand new theme month on You Love To See It (our fabulous movie review podcast), and it’s a good one: Join Us June! That is, we’ll be watching movies about cults, in some fashion or another, and we’re starting off with 2019 Tarantino Hollywood “fairy tale”…

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Everything, Everywhere, All at Once is a Masterpiece

Everything, Everywhere, All at Once is hard to spoil, and it’s even a little hard to get your mind around (by design). But this week on You Love To See It (our movie podcast!), we tackled this beautiful, ridiculous, epic film, alongside our fantastic colleague, Imran Khan. We tried to…

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Batman and Robin is the Best Batman Movie

You probably know that while I harbored fond memories for it, upon rewatch, I hated Batman (1989). So it’s with great joy and pleasure I can confirm that Batman And Robin, one of the most maligned movies of all time, remains a wonderful, ridiculous, extremely gay banger. Oh yes, this…

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Viola Davis Deserved a Huge Payday for Widows

This month on You Love To See It (fanbyte’s movie podcast!) our theme is Payday May. That is, we’re watching movies where an actor infamously got a massive paycheck from a movie, according to Hollywood legend and/or the reporting we could find on the subject.  This week, we’re watching Widows,…

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You Love to See It Reviews Widows (2018) | The Annotated Podcast Transcript

Payday May continues on You Love to See It, although this week we’re flipping the script on those sweet Hollywood paychecks to show how different the game is for people of color — especially women of color. So, we decided to focus on one actress who has been a leader…

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PODCASTS

Mission: Impossible Pays Great 90s Action

We’re continuing Payday May on You Love To See It (Fanbyte’s premiere movie podcast!) with Mission: Impossible (1996), a movie where star (and executive Producer) Tom Cruise famously got a sick paycheck (and continues to do so, as the franchise is alive and very well). We have extensive show notes…

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Cursed Films Cares about the Human Cost of Filmmaking

I stumbled upon Shudder’s Cursed Films this weekend: it’s a documentary series about movies with “cursed” productions, that is, where stories about terrible things that happened to the cast and crew have taken a life of their own. The second season just launched on Shudder, so it was featured prominently…

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Revisiting Inglorious Basterds in 2022

Content warning: as we discuss a movie expressly about the nazi occupation, this piece (and the embedded podcast) carry a content warning for violence, anti-semitism, racism, and really, everything related to nazi Germany and the holocaust. We’re going strong through Spring Fling Month here on You Love To See It…

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Drinking in the Good Stuff with Only Lovers Left Alive

This week on You Love To See It (Fanbyte’s premiere movie rewatch podcast), Fernanda and I continued spring fling month with Only Lovers Left Alive, a very chill 2013 movie about Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), two ethereal creatures of the night who are very much in love.…

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PODCASTS

Bound is a Masterpiece, and Maybe the Wachowskis’ Best

This month on You Love To See It (Fanbyte’s movie podcast, styled after a delightful neighborhood video store!) we’re pursuing our Spring Flings. That is, my co-host Fernanda and I (and our intrepid Producer, Paul Tamayo) are picking movies where we have a big old crush on a character, watching…

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Highlights from the 2022 Virtual Sundance Film Festival

On January 5th, just two weeks before opening day, the leadership of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival announced that they would cancel all of their in-person events and hold all of their premieres and screenings virtually for the second year in a row. This is unquestionably a wise safety measure,…

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REVIEWS

Sudden Death is Banjo-Kazooie to Die Hard’s Super Mario 64

Last week, as part of our ongoing Jean-Claude van Jeanuary (just jeanuary for short) celebration on You Love To See It, we watched and analyzed Sudden Death, a 1995 action film heavily inspired by Die Hard. In it, a traumatized fire marshal (Van Damme) is tasked with stopping a horrible…

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FEATURES

“Mother/Android” Review: The Apocalypse is a Real Downer

Earlier this year, I happened across Little Fish, an indie sci-fi romance that I now count as one of my favorite films of 2021. Little Fish follows a couple, deeply in love, struggling to maintain their relationship in the face of a slow-burning viral apocalypse. When I learned that Mattson…

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“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Review: Greatest Hits

The Spider-Man film franchise has the dubious distinction of having been rebooted twice in the space of a decade. The first Spider-Man trilogy, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire, launched in 2002 and defined the superhero film genre for a generation. The hasty 2012 Amazing Spider-Man relaunch led…

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