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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Marvel needs to do one terrifying thing to perfect its cinematic universe
Richard Newby
The overlap between superheroes and horror is becoming more of a priority in both film and comics. Here's how Marvel and DC can get it right.
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Best horror movies on Netflix: 13 thrillers for October 2021
Richard Newby
What’s your favorite scary movie?
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Why 'The Batman' will redefine Catwoman for the next decade
Richard Newby
Zoe Kravitz has a chance to explore Selina Kyle on screen like never before.
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'The Batman' (2022) can do one brilliant thing no movie has done before
Richard Newby
The Penguin has never been Batman's most popular foe, but 'The Batman' (2022) and its HBO Max spinoff series could change that.
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Mutants in the MCU: 4 major ways Marvel will improve the Fox movies
Richard Newby
After 20 years of X-Men films, Marvel’s reboot of the franchise could be the best iteration yet.
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'No Way Home' could be the best Spider-Man story ever for one epic reason
Richard Newby
When Peter Parker and Stephen Strange team up, anything can happen.
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'Captain America 4' can change the MCU in one incredibly grounded way
Richard Newby
The fourth Captain America movie can pull inspiration from the comics and U.S. politics.
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Multiverse theory: a Venom Spider-Man crossover finally makes sense
Richard Newby
How Tom Hardy's dream — our dream, too — can finally happen.
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'What If' can change the MCU forever with these 3 incredible stories
Richard Newby
What If...? has the potential to take advantage of the long history of the comic books. Here are three possible installment that could redefine the MCU.
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'Thor 4' is about to do one powerful thing the MCU has never done
Richard Newby
Is there a difference between gods and superheroes in the MCU?
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'The Batman' (2022) can do one revolutionary thing no movie has done before
Richard Newby
The comics have explored Batman's mental wellness for decades, but the films have just scratched the surface.
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'Loki' Season 2 may finally make good on Marvel’s Disney+ promise
Richard Newby
A glorious purpose in the MCU.
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'Black Widow' shows a transition we’ve never seen in comic book movies
Richard Newby
Yelena is just the beginning.
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You need to watch the most underrated sci-fi prequel ever for free online ASAP
Richard Newby
Man is still the warmest place to hide.
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'The Suicide Squad' could unlock an incredible new DCEU superpower
Richard Newby
“You wanna get nuts? C'mon, let's get nuts?”
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You need to watch the best time travel movie on Paramount Plus ASAP
Richard Newby
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'
Richard Newby
'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
Richard Newby
Attack of the variants!
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You need to watch the most underrated sci-fi sequel on HBO Max ASAP
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McG's Terminator sequel deserves a second look.
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You need to watch the best dystopian ‘70s sci-fi movie on HBO Max ASAP
Richard Newby
Before Star Wars, this film set a precedent for sci-fi blockbusters.