Halloween review round-up: What are critics saying about the new Halloween movie?

The 2018 edition of Halloween is still a few months from its theatrical release. However, many critics have been treated to screenings ahead of its debut. They have some strong opinions. What are critics saying about the new Halloween movie? Brian Tallerico writing from the Toronto Film Festival for RogerEbert.com gave it two stars. He […]

Spider-Man PS4 review: Critics marvel ahead of release date

With the release date scheduled for the end of the week, there’s been a lot of talk about Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4. Another exclusive game that looks set to put the PlayStation console apart from the Xbox One, there has been controversy in September. Talk of downgrades and disappearing puddles has been a dominant subject […]

License, Registration, and Saliva, Please: Critics Cry Foul Over ‘DUID’ Swab Test

As jurisdictions across the continent prepare to legalize the consumption of marijuana, assuming they haven’t already, the methods of testing for drug-impaired driving haven’t advanced quite as rapidly as legislation. While breathalyzers are a mainstay of the law enforcement toolkit, getting an accurate reading of just how impaired a drug-using driver really is isn’t an […]

Slender Man review: This horror movie reviews are HORRIFYING – Read why he critics hate it

Slender Man comes to cinemas in the US and UK on a wave of hype, some of it already negative, and it currently languishes with an abysmal 16% aggregate on Rotten Tomatoes. Not only was it an internet craze back in 2009, it also inspired two 12-year-old American schoolgirls to stab a classmate 19 times […]

7 of the worst TV shows adapted from books, according to critics

John Medland/Freeform There’s a personal quality to novels that makes them tricky to adapt properly, but that has not stopped film and television executives from trying. For every list of successful book adaptations (such as “Game of Thrones”, “Big Little Lies”, and “Friday Night Lights”) there are television shows that missed the mark. Here are […]

‘I don’t deserve to be compared to Satan’ – Italy’s Salvini responds to Catholic critics

Euroskeptic Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has hit back at critics, after a Catholic magazine depicted him as Satan for his anti-immigration policies. “Vade Retro Salvini”, read the front cover of Famiglia Cristiana, a popular Catholic weekly. The cover depicted a hand resting on Salvini’s forehead, while the title was a play on the […]

‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Quiet Place’ Lead Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Mid-Season Nominees

We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, which means outlets (like ourselves) will be publishing a flurry of “best of the year so far” lists and the awards circuit will start to gear up for Oscar season. And while some awards ceremonies are still catching up with last year’s winners, the Los Angeles Online Film […]

‘Children don’t belong in jail’: Critics are seizing on Trump’s executive order to detain entire families together

Reuters/Leah Millis Critics are seizing on President Donald Trump’s executive order that ends family separation for migrants and instead seeks to detain entire families together if they cross the border illegally. The Trump administration will have to amend an existing legal agreement known as the Flores settlement, which bars the government from detaining children longer […]

In a blow to e-voting critics, Brazil suspends use of all paper ballots

Enlarge / An electronic voting machine used in Brazil. (credit: Aranha et al.) In a blow to electronic-voting critics, Brazil’s Supreme Court has suspended the use of all paper ballots in this year’s elections. The ruling means that only electronic ballot boxes will be used, and there will be no voter-verified paper trail that officials […]

Samantha Bee Apologizes for C-Word Controversy, Fires Back at Critics

Samantha Bee opened Wednesday’s Full Frontal by addressing the elephant in the room. Bee apologized again for referring to First Daughter Ivanka Trump as a “feckless c—t” last week: “I crossed the line, I regret it, and I do apologize for that.” While she reminded us that “it is a word that I have used on the show many […]