Joe Allen

Joe Allen is a freelance writer based in upstate New York. His work has been published in Digital Trends, The Washington Post, The Charleston Post & Courier, Paste Magazine, and other outlets.

Joe has a Master's in journalism from Syracuse University. In his free time, he likes to run and play guitar.


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An Obscure Stephen King Adaptation Is Also the Perfect Template For the Author’s Work

Cronenberg stayed faithful to King’s story but trimmed the fat, a model other directors should follow.


With Its First, and Best, Ending, The Greatest Crime Show of the Century Cemented Its Legacy

“Look on my works ye mighty and despair.”


Will Blockbusters Ever Be Sexy Again?

Why do most modern heroes have all the erotic charm of a Ken doll?


'Game of Thrones' Most Shocking Twist Marked the Beginning of the End

"Now the rains weep o'er his hall, and not a soul to hear."


“Kissed by Fire” was 'Game of Thrones' at its Quiet Best

All the burnings and beheadings wouldn't work without the conversations between them.


As Marvel Movies Spin Their Wheels, 'Avengers: Infinity War' Remains a Remarkable Magic Trick

The title may say “Avengers,” but our hero is Thanos.


15 Years Later, 'Speed Racer' Remains One of the Most Fascinating Flops Ever

The Wachowskis were driving angry.


2013’s 'Evil Dead' is Nothing Like a Sam Raimi Movie, and That’s Okay

Some movies are remade. This was "re-imagined."

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HBO’s The Last of Us has one advantage that other video game adaptations don't.

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From Top Gun to Scream, this year’s sequels managed to break some genuinely exciting new ground.