Drifting Home doubles down on Penguin Highway’s fantasy and friction

As a child, moving to a new home can feel less like an adventure than like facing the destruction of the known world. That apocalyptic feeling should seem overly dramatic in hindsight, but Penguin Highway director Hiroyasu Ishida takes it seriously and gives it a startlingly literal face in his...

Star Wars’ Rogue Squadron movie removed from Disney’s future plans

Rogue Squadron, the troubled Star Wars movie, has been removed from Disney’s motion picture schedule, meaning it currently has no Star Wars theatrical release in the pipeline. The news came in a scheduling update sent to media Thursday afternoon, which made changes to 11 Disney movies that have or had...

Tekken: Bloodline proves yet again that Tekken should only be a video game

The first sign that the anime Tekken: Bloodline probably won’t break the long chain of failed adaptations of the popular fighting-game series is the fact that it’s nearly impossible to enjoy at normal speed. The six-episode miniseries, streaming on Netflix, has its characters moving so slowly and in such cumbersome...

Barbarian rules because [massive spoilers ahead]

A big part of the fun of watching Barbarian, one of the buzziest horror movies in the long lead-up to Halloween, comes from discovering all its twists and turns for the first time. But even more fun than that is what comes after watching it: thinking through how thoughtful those...

The Percy Jackson series’ first trailer shows us around Camp Half-Blood

We finally have our first look at Disney Plus’ Percy Jackson series. The kind-of reboot’s first look debuted during the Disney Plus presentation at Disney’s D23 2022 expo. The presentation included a segment with the three leads of the series who got the chance to take the stage and introduce...

All the big Disney and Pixar trailers and news out of D23 2022

On the first official day of D23 2022, Disney brought its A-game with several first looks, announcements, and clips for its upcoming animated and live-action movies. The panel, which was held on Friday, included presentations ranging from Disney’s slate of live-action remakes and sequels, to Pixar’s new movies, and even...