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Caroline Siede Caroline Siede Jul 10, 2019.

The Punisher gets unapologetically operatic as a brotherly betrayal takes center stage

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“My Brother’s Keeper” operates in a slightly different mode than any of The Punisher’s previous episodes, either this season or last. It’s operatic in tone—shamelessly melodramatic and extremely heightened. I could imagine that over-the-top quality being divisive, but it really worked for me. I’ve previously written...

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jul 05, 2019.

Needlessly complicated murders are back, baby: It’s the trailer for Jigsaw

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Who wants to play a game? Perhaps one where they could sit through an elaborate series of torture scenarios, meant to impart a moral so muddy it may as well be sold as skin-care therapy by Goop? That’s presumably the thinking behind Jigsaw, a movie that looks to be more of a continuation than a reboot of the popular 2000s horror franchise Saw. Unlike those darn reboots, which start...

Katie Rife Katie Rife Dec 13, 2017. 12 comments

Weekend Box Office: Jigsaw puzzles

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Halloween weekend (observed) was another dismal one for the U.S. domestic box office, falling an alarming 25 percent from the week before for one of the worst weekends in an already terrible year. A clearly puzzled Box Office Mojo attributes the fall to Netflix’s Stranger Things dampening the desire of horror fans to go out to the movies generally, and to see Saw seven-quel Jigsaw...

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Jesse Hassenger Jesse Hassenger Nov 02, 2017. 17 comments

Jigsaw brings new blood but no new tricks to the Saw series

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Movie ReviewC-JigsawDirector

Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

Runtime

91 minutes

Rating

R

Language

English

Cast

Matt Passmore, Hannah Emily Anderson, Callum Keith Rennie, Laura Vandervoort, Paul Braunstein, Mandela Van Peebles, Brittany Allen, Clé Bennett, Tobin Bell

Availability

Theaters everywhere October 27

Say this for the Saw series of self-mutilating slasher pictures: They get right to it. Most of...

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A.A. Dowd A.A. Dowd Oct 17, 2017. 24 comments

Blade Runners and chainsaw massacres, plus 32 other movies coming this October

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So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every month, we’ll be previewing all the major movies coming to theaters (or laptops or...

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