Richard Newby

Richard Newby is an author and pop culture journalist covering film, television, comic books, and horror. His coverage has appeared at The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, and Fangoria. He resides in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and son, along with their cat and dog.
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'Loki' Season 2 may finally make good on Marvel’s Disney+ promise
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A glorious purpose in the MCU.
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'Black Widow' shows a transition we’ve never seen in comic book movies
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Yelena is just the beginning.
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Man is still the warmest place to hide.
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'The Suicide Squad' could unlock an incredible new DCEU superpower
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“You wanna get nuts? C'mon, let's get nuts?”
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The second theatrical adaptation of H.G. Wells masterpiece is overdue for a reappraisal.
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Sam Richardson explores the "spectrum of niceness" in 'Werewolves Within'
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'Werewolves Within' star Sam Richardson talks balancing a horror-comedy, being the Black lead of a scary movie, and learning how to throw an axe.
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'Loki' variants could fix a growing Marvel movie problem
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Attack of the variants!
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McG's Terminator sequel deserves a second look.
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Before Star Wars, this film set a precedent for sci-fi blockbusters.
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'Loki' is Marvel’s biggest challenge yet for one nerdy reason
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What is continuity worth in superhero movies anyway?
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Love transcends time and space in this sci-fi crime film.
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'Eternals' trailer reveals one huge flaw in how we talk about Marvel movies
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The new teaser reignited the discussion of MCU movies looking too similar, but maybe that’s missing the point.
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This is horror with an environmental message that’s only gotten more powerful a decade later.
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'Venom 2' rated R or PG-13? Rating debate reveals a bigger fandom problem
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Eddie Brock’s story strikes a balance between adult fun and geeky kid stuff. Should it be rated R or PG-13?
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Look beyond zombies to find an essential George A. Romero film.
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The most underrated Keanu Reeves sci-fi movie is streaming for free right now
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Before becoming Neo in 'The Matrix,' Keanu Reeves was already lost in cyberspace, thanks to the incredibly strange 'Johnny Mnemonic.'
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The 1981 film took body horror mainstream.
Green With Envy
HBO Max Green Lantern show can fix a big problem with superhero movies
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The 'Green Lantern' series, currently in development for HBO Max, has an opportunity to do something truly unprecedented in the superhero landscape.
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You need to watch the most important sci-fi remake of the 20th century for free online ASAP
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This 1978 classic paved the way for the great remakes of the ‘80s.
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Batman vs. Sub-Zero: Who wins the ultimate Mortal Kombat/DC showdown?
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Who finishes who?