Jake Kleinman

Jake Kleinman is the Executive Editor at Inverse where he oversees features, special issues, and recurring columns and franchises. He also writes regularly about movies and television.

Jake was previously the senior entertainment editor at Inverse and before that the video games editor at Mic. As a freelancer, his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Vice, Lifehacker, Laptop Magazine, and elsewhere.

His favorite superhero movie is Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.

The Inverse Interview

Is Adam Sandler’s New Sci-Fi Movie a Secret Anti-Capitalist Allegory?

“It’s a reflection on the spectacle that is human life in modern days. We are here led to believe that we’re here to buy shit.”

ByJake Kleinman
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The Best Slasher of 2023 Is Finally Streaming on Netflix

“There will be no leftovers!”

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Adam Sandler Reveals the Funniest Advice Carl Weathers Gave Him on Happy Gilmore

“I have so many great memories of him,” Sandler tells Inverse.

ByJake Kleinman
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“Everything Has Changed.” 'Repo Man 2' Will Tackle the Internet, Director Says

The movie will take place in modern times with a focus on hacking, and stars Angela Sarafyan alongside Kiowa Gordon, Alex Cox tells Inverse.

ByJake Kleinman
Exclusive

'Repo Man 2' Isn’t Technically the First 'Repo Man' Sequel

Your guide to the Repo World ahead of Repo Man 2: The Wages of Beer.

ByJake Kleinman
Retrospective

Inside the Rise and Fall of Marvel’s Most Underrated X-Men Show

“It just imploded.”

ByJake Kleinman
Exclusive

How 'Fargo' Season 5 Delivered a Villain for the Ages

“He's just this elemental force that's blowing through this landscape.”

ByJake Kleinman
Spoilers!

'Fargo' Season 5 Director Unpacks the Finale's Biggest Moments

“If Bisquick can't heal you, nothing will.”

ByJake Kleinman
Opinion

We Need to Talk About 'Echo’s Post-Credits Scene

It’s bad, folks.

ByJake Kleinman
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When You Come For the King, You Better Not Miss

There’s a new John Wick knockoff in theaters, but the original is still your best bet for a good time.

ByJake Kleinman
The Inverse Interview

'The Beekeeper': Inside Jason Statham’s Buzzy New Action Thriller

Director David Ayer and antagonist actor Josh Hutcherson unpack their latest movie.

ByJake Kleinman
Exclusive

DC’s Most Divisive Director Confirms Superhero Fatigue Is Real — And Reveals a Solution

“Having real stakes is important, and stakes come from people and heart and emotion — basic filmmaking.”

ByJake Kleinman
Exclusive

11 Years After Losing the Role, Josh Hutcherson Says He’d Play Spider-Man In a Multiverse Cameo

“I'd throw some webs around.”

ByJake Kleinman
Feature

How Apple Conquered Sci-Fi

Inverse spoke to several showrunners and producers who all say the tech giant brings a unique, futurist perspective to the genre.

ByJake Kleinman
The Inverse Interview

Mark Hamill Reflects on His Greatest Joker Performance

Thirty years after it flopped in theaters, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is a cult classic and the pinnacle of superhero storytelling.

ByJake Kleinman
Opinion

Marvel Just Found the Solution to Its Big Avengers Problem

We’re sick of waiting for Avengers 5.

ByJake Kleinman
Re-Review

I Was Wrong About 'Rick and Morty' Season 7

After watching the entire season, it’s clear the show is only getting better in its post-Justin Roiland era.

ByJake Kleinman
The Inverse Awards

The 25 Best TV Shows of 2023

It was a great year to be a TV fan. Here are Inverse’s top shows, ranked.

ByHoai-Tran Bui, Jake Kleinman, Lyvie Scott, Dais Johnston, Alex Welch, Ryan Britt and Mark Hill
TV

'Rick and Morty' Season 7 Will Start Streaming Sooner Than You Think

Wubba Lubba Dub-Dub!

ByJake Kleinman
The Inverse Awards

The 25 Best Movies of 2023, Ranked

What a year for the pictures! Here are Inverse’s top films of the year.

ByHoai-Tran Bui, Jake Kleinman, Dais Johnston, Lyvie Scott, Mark Hill, Alex Welch and Ryan Britt