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We’ve seen millions of ways directors can make something scary, but when is the last time we’ve seen a Ramekin dish possessing and making someone’s life hell? Seriously, have we ever seen a ramekin used like this? Ramekin is the kind of film that’ll instantly make you want to throw

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There’s a sequence in the second act of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi that is not great.  It’s not bad, per say, but it protracts the second act in a way that is unnecessary and, in retrospect, kind of feels like franchise service more than it feels like

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THOR: RAGNAROK bursts onto screen, effervescent and irreverent, brimming with confidence, flare, panache, and a bunch other adjectives that all add up to a movie that is raucous, rambunctious, and riotously funny.  Entertaining as hell is another way to put it.  It’s also a little thin, which should be a

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In Episode 15 of the Damage Control Podcast we discuss Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and debate the importance of eyebrows.  The film stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows, apparently. You can always email us at DamageControlPodcast at gmail dot com, you can reach Jon on

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In Episode 12 of the Damage Control Podcast we discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming, run through the Geek Media Minute, talk some box office, and do a super epic version of the Damage Control Roundup. We cover a lot of ground in this episode aaaaand it’s awesome. You can always email us at

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In honor of the 30th anniversary of it’s release, Jon and I reviewed the Joe Dante classic Innerspace starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, and Meg Ryan.  We did this episode in conjunction with the Large Marge Sent Us podcast which you can find on iTunes & Google Play. You can

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There was a moment toward the end of Cars 3 where the audience around me erupted into gleeful applause.  It wasn’t just one or two people, either. It was almost everyone in the theater.  Except me.  Not because I wasn’t digging the moment, I was, but I found myself a

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New to Screen Invasion is my podcast, the Damage Control Podcast, which I host along with my friend Jon Bartlett (@adultonsetnerd). In this episode of the podcast we talk about The Mummy, the first entry into Universal’s Dark Universe.  We also take a quick look at the current Box Office

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This week I saw a film about a group of people (one of whom is played by Vin Diesel) who all have different specialties that have to work together to combat an enemy that is more powerful than themselves.  Along the way they will reinforce their bond as a non-traditional

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Have you ever gone back to your old elementary school? Taken a moment to walk down the halls and reflect on your memories of the place compared to what the reality is?  That’s kind of like what watching Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast is like.  It’s almost exactly what

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Hidden Figures
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Of all the films about the Space Race between the United States and the then-Soviet Union in the ’60s, none to my knowledge have included African American NASA employees. Granted, there’s pretty much nothing except The Right Stuff or Apollo 13 to choose from, but still. No, Apollo 19 doesn’t count. With Hidden Figures, the African

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I had a couple questions going into my screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The big one was whether the film would be able to build and maintain suspense while telling a story that is directly related to events we know will happen in Star Wars: Episode IV

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Office Christmas Party
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The trailers for Office Christmas Party did exactly what trailers are supposed to. It made the movie look like a raucous good time, worth the price of admission of time commitment. The problem is the trailers did so at the expense of most every funny bit in the movie. The latest in

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Clear, vibrant, blue water. Tactile sand. Hair that blows in the wind, gets wet and looks wet, gets sandy and looks sandy! Music, glorious music. And lyrics! Lin-Manuel Miranda lyrics! Moana, the newest release by Disney Animation Studios is a gorgeous film and a delightful adventure that is a pure

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Fantastic Beasts
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It’s been five years since audiences bid adieu to Harry Potter and friends in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and little has happened to dampen the love for the wizarding world author J.K. Rowling created. This year already brought the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which

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Arrival
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Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the amazing run director Denis Villeneuve is on. He showed the world that Jake Gyllenhaal can go dark with Prisoners and Enemy, Sicario was one of the best films of 2015 and next year, Villeneuve has the long-awaited Blade Runner sequel hitting theaters. For now, we’ll have to make do

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