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Why 'Dark Phoenix' Proves the X-Men Need Space

As the mutants go intergalactic, 'Dark Phoenix' and its killer final trailer may prove that after twenty years of big ups and downs, all the X-Men really need is space.
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16 Oct. 2018
'Aladdin' & A Whole New World of Disney Live-Action
2019's 'Aladdin' just dropped its first teaser, so on today's IMDbrief, let's look at the live-action remakes and reboots that Disney has in its Cave of Wonders.
 
18 Oct. 2018
Best Actor Buzz: 'Beautiful' Boys Take on 'Born'
You've heard of the Christmas creep? Well, this is the Academy Advance. We're talking pre-Halloween Oscars buzz, people, because a few Best Actor contenders have stepped into the ring. That's today's IMDbrief.
 
23 Oct. 2018
Is Pinocchio the Right Move for Guillermo del Toro?
Guillermo del Toro wished upon a star, and Netflix just granted him his Pinocchio movie. But is a stop-motion wooden boy story the right move for the Best Picture winner? That's today's IMDbrief.
 
25 Oct. 2018
Can LeBron James Resurrect Jason Voorhees?
LeBron James' company SpringHill Entertainment is in talks to reboot 'Friday the 13th'. There's just one problem... who owns Jason Voorhees?
 
30 Oct. 2018
Best Halloween Screams to Stream
The witching hour is upon us, gals and ghouls, so let's bask in all the spooky glory of what to watch with the Best Halloween Screams to Stream on today's IMDbrief.
 
1 Nov. 2018
Naomi Watts Joins "Game of Thrones" Prequel
HBO has announced Naomi Watts will star in a "Game of Thrones" prequel, so on today's IMDbrief: why we think Watts is perfect to be next in line for the Throne.
 
6 Nov. 2018
Top 5 Music Biopics
Now that you've seen Rami Malek do his best Freddie Mercury, here are IMDb's Top 5 user-rated Music Biopics to watch after 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'
 
8 Nov. 2018
Shrek Reboot! Will Brogres Survive?
'Shrek' is getting a make-ogre! A 'Despicable Me' producer will reboot the swamp-bound hero for Universal, but how will the rabid online fandom for Shrek react? On your IMDbrief, will the brogres survive a Shrek reboot?
 
12 Nov. 2018
Remembering Stan Lee
Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95. On your IMDbrief, we look at the life of a real-life superhero who revolutionized comic books, film, and pop culture.
 
15 Nov. 2018
Why the Psyduck is Pikachu a Detective?
We know what you're thinking: When did a Pokémon have the time to get his private investigator license? And more importantly, why the Psyduck is Pikachu a detective?. We'll break it all down for your IMDbrief.
 
17 Nov. 2018
'Outlaw King' & the Most Epic Tracking Shots
Scottish war epic 'Outlaw King' opens with an unbroken tracking shot that sets up the entire Netflix film in nine-minutes of cinematic glory. Your IMDbrief breaks down why the filmmakers did it and why it belongs among the most epic tracking shots in film history.
 
20 Nov. 2018
'Buster Scruggs': The Coen Bros.' Misunderstood, Misanthropic Masterwork
We're rootin' and tootin' about the Coen Brothers' new movie, but wasn't this supposed to be their first TV mini-series? On your IMDbrief, we look at the misunderstood, misanthropic masterwork that is, 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.'
 
22 Nov. 2018
'Avengers 4' Fan Theories: The Good, The Strange, and The Absolutely Insane
Avengers fans assemble, because we are taking a closer look at a variety of 'Avengers 4' fan theories ranging from amazing to out of this world over the top.
 
27 Nov. 2018
"The Walking Dead": Who Are the Whisperers?
Who could be worse than Negan? The Whisperers, that's who. On the IMDbrief we take a closer look at the series deadliest villains and what makes them so terrifying.
 
29 Nov. 2018
Candyman, Chucky, & More Horror Reboots Coming for You
You spoke his name, and now the Candyman will return in a Jordan Peele-produced spiritual sequel. And he's bringing with him a whole slew of familiar, frightening faces.
 
4 Dec. 2018
2018's Top Stars and Breakout Stars
Before we welcome the bouncing baby of a New Year, your IMDbrief spotlights a few of the Top Stars and Breakouts from 2018.
 
4 Dec. 2018
Kree, Skrull, & Fury's Killer Kitty: 'Captain Marvel' Trailer Breakdown
We just got a second sneak peek at the next chapter in the MCU, so on your IMDbrief, let's break down the new 'Captain Marvel' Trailer.
 
6 Dec. 2018
Golden Globes 2019 Snubs & Surprises
The noms are in for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, so on your IMDbrief, let's break down some snubs & a few pleasant surprises for 2019.
 
11 Dec. 2018
2018's Top TV Shows
On your IMDbrief, we break down 2018's top series based on pageviews by our audience of more than 250 unique monthly visitors.
 
13 Dec. 2018
Godzilla vs. the MonsterVerse
'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' blasts into theatres in May 2019 with a rogues' gallery of god-sized titans. On your IMDbrief, we break down Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and the MonsterVerse.
 
18 Dec. 2018
Most Anticipated Movies of 2019
On your IMDbrief, we break down the Most Anticipated Movies of 2019 based on pageviews by you.
 
20 Dec. 2018
What You Missed in the 'Spider-Verse'
We break down all the deep-cut references that the webhead tried to sling right past us in his spray-painted joyride, 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.'
 
25 Dec. 2018
'Home Alone': 5 things You Didn't Know
We peel back the candy cane curtains to reveal 5 little known facts about the holiday classic 'Home Alone.'
 
3 Jan. 2019
What You Missed in 'Bird Box'
45 million people turned out to stream post-apocalyptic thriller 'Bird Box' on Netflix, and if you were one, it's safe to remove your blindfold and watch this spoiler-filled IMDbrief.
 
7 Jan. 2019
2019 Golden Globes Big Winners
On this IMDbrief, we're breaking down all the big winners of the 76th Golden Globe Awards.
 
10 Jan. 2019
Meet the Ladies Leading "Game of Thrones" Prequel
Women will reign supreme on and off camera in HBO's upcoming "Game of Thrones" prequel, and on this IMDbrief, we introduce the ladies leading us into "The Long Night."
 
15 Jan. 2019
Will 'Black Widow' Be Rated R?
The MCU's future will be drenched in blood if they decide to make 'Black Widow' their first R rated film.
 
17 Jan. 2019
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' Director Selects
On this IMDbrief, we break down our shortlist, and what each director could bring to 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.'
 
24 Jan. 2019
Spotlighting Sundance 2019's Women Directors
This IMDbrief breaks down how this year's fest wants to stand out from all the rest- let's spotlight the Women Directors of Sundance 2019.
 
29 Jan. 2019
The Gory Glory of 'Polar'
On this IMDbrief, we break down the 'Polar's' cast, crew, and origins in all its gory comic-book glory.
 
31 Jan. 2019
3 Takeaways from Sundance 2019
From Bundy to big bucks to things that go bump in the night, here are the IMDbrief's three takeaways from Sundance 2019 so far.
 
5 Feb. 2019
New 'Avengers: Endgame' Teaser Breakdown
Marvel just gave us another tiny piece to solving the 'Avengers: Endgame' puzzle with a new, overstuffed 30-second ad. On this IMDbrief, we break it all down.
 
7 Feb. 2019
"Russian Doll": 'Groundhog Day' Riff or Rip-Off?
Everyone's talking about "Russian Doll"- is it a rip-off? An homage? Or is 'Groundhog Day' more than a movie, has it become a genre?
 
12 Feb. 2019
Will 2019 Be Disney's Biggest Box Office Yet?
Even if 'Aladdin' made you blue, the Mouse House behind the movie is about to be rollin' in green with a titanic slate of upcoming movies. So, will 2019 be the year of Disney?
 
14 Feb. 2019
Adam McKay's Evolving Bush Parody
On this IMDbrief, we breakdown how Adam McKay's take on the Dubya and Dick presidency evolved from "Saturday Night Live" to the Broadway stage to the awards-favorite film, 'Vice.'
 
19 Feb. 2019
"The Umbrella Academy" vs. "Doom Patrol"
This IMDbrief pits "The Umbrella Academy" versus "Doom Patrol" for which new streaming series belongs in your Watchlist.
 
21 Feb. 2019
Can 2019 Oscars Avoid Hostless Disaster of 1989?
The 91st Academy Awards isn't the first year the show won't have a host, but it will be the first time since the infamous Snow White and Rob Lowe incident. On this IMDbrief: Can the 2019 Oscars avoid the hostless disaster of 1989?
 
25 Feb. 2019
5 Favorites From 2019 Oscars
Riding waves of controversies right up to the red carpet, the 2019 Oscars surprisingly went off without a hitch. Here are our 5 Favorites from the 2019 Oscars.
 
28 Feb. 2019
Meet Goose: Captain Marvel's Kitty
Marvel has created the most powerful, dynamic, incredible heroine that the galaxy has ever known! She's also the cuddliest. On this IMDbrief, meet Goose: the Cap's Meow.
 
5 Mar. 2019
Jay and Silent Bob: Rebooted and Revealed
Snoochie Re-boochie, my noochies! On this IMDbrief, Jay and Silent Bob: Rebooted and Revealed.
 
7 Mar. 2019
Is 2019 SXSW Best Fest for Horror?
On this IMDbrief, we break down why 2019's South by Southwest might be the Best Film Fest for Horror.
 
12 Mar. 2019
MotherFlerken 'Captain Marvel' Credits Scenes Spoilers
If you've already seen 'Captain Marvel', you're ready for this IMDbrief that breaks down all the motherFlerken spoilers from the mid- and post-credits scenes.
 
14 Mar. 2019
Will Disney+ Make You Quit Netflix?
Disney plans to launch a streaming service in 2019 with a slate of Marvel, Star Wars, and animated classics that has us asking: Will Disney+ make you quit Netflix?
 
19 Mar. 2019
'Avengers: Endgame' White Suits Are Probably Not for Outer Space
On this spoiler-filled IMDbrief, we break down the new 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer to explain why those white suits are probably not for outer space.
 
21 Mar. 2019
"Stranger Things" Season 3 Trailer Breakdown
Hawkins, Indiana is about to get turned upside down by the STRANGEST thing they've ever encountered: a shopping mall! Let's break down what centralized convenience could mean for "Stranger Things" Season 3.
 
26 Mar. 2019
WTFs & Wild Theories About 'Us'
On this spoiler-filled IMDbrief, head down the rabbit-hole with 'Us' as we ask questions and offer our explanations for 5 WTFs and wild theories.
 
28 Mar. 2019
Why "The Act" Is Peak True Crime Melodrama
On this IMDbrief, we break down why "The Act" is the new docudrama that should be the con you can't wait to turn on.
 
2 Apr. 2019
DC Bets It All on Wisecracks
'Shazam!' is DC's giant leap in a new direction: comedy! On this IMDbrief, we break down how the DC Extended Universe said goodbye to grimdark and hello to wisecracks.
 
4 Apr. 2019
Holy Scorsese! 'Joker' Is New 'King of Comedy'
Holy Scorsese, Batman! The Joaquin Phoenix Joker trailer is a pitch-black mashup of De Niro's three best Marty movies. On this IMDbrief, we break down all the Scorsese references and Batman Easter eggs in DC's 'Joker'.
 
9 Apr. 2019
'Shazam!' Spoilers Breakdown
Let's break down the mid- and after-credit scenes of 'Shazam!', because you couldn't have been the only one in the theatre asking, "Who the hell is that talking caterpillar?"
 
11 Apr. 2019
Bill Murray vs. Zombies? We're Dying for 'The Dead Don't Die'
Just when zombies are in danger of wearing out their welcome, Bill Murray arrives to reanimate the tried-and-true genre. On this IMDbrief, we breakdown the to-die-for cast and crew behind 'The Dead Don't Die'.
 
15 Apr. 2019
"The Mandalorian" and the Future of Star Wars
Remember when Star Wars was just three movies and a bunch of cool toys? Well, the franchise is moving from a galaxy far, far away to a theme park, a VR helmet, and a streaming service near you! On this IMDbrief, let's look at "The Mandalorian" and the Future of Star Wars.
 
18 Apr. 2019
Why 'Dark Phoenix' Proves the X-Men Need Space
As the mutants go intergalactic, 'Dark Phoenix' and its killer final trailer may prove that after twenty years of big ups and downs, all the X-Men really need is space.
 

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