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Jul 31, 2019
Grappling with Time in a Fallen World
Jul 23, 2019
’ Unsung Hero
Jul 10, 2019
Is the Only
Spin-Off We Need
Behold Hopper and his Hawaiian shirt in action.
Mar 20, 2019
Hawkins, Indiana Is Still a Crazy Place in the
Season 3 Trailer
Not even a shiny new mall is going to help Eleven, Mike, and the rest of the gang when the flesh monster shows up.
Jan 1, 2019
Returns on July 4, 2019
And let the speculation, analysis, and fan theories begin.
Nov 3, 2017
affect me so strongly?
I understand why others find the series derivative, clichéd, too reliant on tropes, etc. But it doesn’t feel derivative to me at all.
Oct 31, 2017
Best of Opus
Stranger Things 2
Is a (Mostly) Satisfying Return to Hawkins, Indiana
Also, let’s talk about what’ll happen in season 3 and why the series is so affecting to begin with.
Oct 5, 2017
Could Be the Next
We’ll find out for sure on December 1.
Jul 23, 2017
Blade Runner 2049
Cool news and trailers coming out of Comic-Con 2017, plus more.
Apr 15, 2017
Mystery Science Theater 3000
, Together at Last
There’s no way I’m not immediately watching this.
Feb 5, 2017
The Whole World’s Upside Down in
Things far, far worse than the demogorgon are lurking in the Upside Down.
Oct 13, 2016
Some humorous video mash-ups, a space opera comic title, and some über-nerdy trailer analysis.
Aug 13, 2016
Stranger Things, Volume 1
by Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein (Review)
Dixon and Stein have composed a rich, evocative score that brings the world of “Stranger Things” to life all on its own.
Jul 27, 2016
Best of Opus
What might happen in season two of
Also, some more thoughts about why, exactly, the show is so powerful and endearing for me.
Jul 19, 2016
Is a Perfect Example of How to Use Nostalgia Well
It’s been a long time since I’ve watched something that hits so many of my favorite tropes and narrative ideas.
Jul 16, 2016
I Think I’m Going to Need 4 Seasons of
After one episode, this delightfully creepy throwback to classic ’80s Spielberg has me hooked.