Doctor Strange manages to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe while also telling a satisfying story in its own isolated corner.
Ben Kendrick is the publisher of Screen Rant, the site's head film critic, as well as host of the Screen Rant Underground and Total Geekall podcast. He is a member of the Denver Film Critics Society as well as the Online Film Critics Society - with work referenced, cited, or syndicated on CNN, Wikipedia, Huffington Post, Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, Yahoo, and Business Insider, among others. A graduate of the New School’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, Ben has been passionate about movies ever since standing in line for a midnight showing of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when he was eight years-old. Thanks to a background in fiction writing, Ben is drawn to films that make story and character a priority; however, that doesn't stop him from enjoying a range of Hollywood offerings - from blockbuster action flicks to campy so-bad-they're-good B-movies. Visit Ben Kendrick's website for info on his fiction work, follow him on Twitter @benkendrick, subscribe to his (humorous) five guys watch The Bachelor podcast, or contact him directly: ben(at)screenrant(dot)com.
Articles by Ben Kendrick
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back does not offer enough high-octane action or clever mystery to stand out from the glut of so-so crime movies.
In Total Geekall #38, we discuss the final Star Wars: Rogue One trailer, the Power Rangers teaser, and the coolest events from NYCC 2016!
In Total Geekall #36, we review Luke Cage season 1 - as well as a discuss where we hope Marvel and Netflix take the Defenders in 2017.
AMC unveiled an exclusive sneak peek at The Walking Dead season 7 premiere during NYCC - detailing the bloody aftermath of Negan and Lucille.
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The War for the Planet of the Apes director and star Andy Serkis tease future possibilities for the reboot series - including an apes movie universe.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children should provide moviegoers with an entertaining and emotional ride as well as nightmarish visuals to savor.
The Magnificent Seven (2016) isn't going to eclipse its predecessors but it is, nonetheless, an immensely entertaining and heartfelt action-western experience.
Destiny: Rise of Iron is another solid expansion from Bungie that, despite some lingering issues, offers a strong entry point for new players.
We review Blair Witch (2016) and discuss its connection to the original Blair Witch Project - as well as what we want to see in future sequels.
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Blair Witch (2016) is what The Blair Witch Project would be if the original had been made today - which is both a compliment and a concession.
Total Geekall #33: We preview the biggest and most intriguing movie releases coming to a theater near you in fall 2016.
Don't Breathe cuts a fresh path, providing thrill-seeking moviegoers and horror die-hards with an inventive as well as terrifying movie experience.
Kubo and the Two Strings is Laika's most poignant, entertaining, and beautiful film yet - and one of the best movies, animated or not, of 2016.
When the Dark Side appears in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, Captain Kirk and the Enterprise come to the rescue. Watch the Star Wars vs. Star Trek trailer!
Total Geekall #31: We review David Ayer's Suicide Squad movie adaptation as well as discuss what does and does not need to change in the DCEU.
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Suicide Squad is a lively comic book movie - albeit one that is undermined by plot holes and uneven execution of action, character, and comedy.