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Movie Buffs

Movies Buffs exist in a culture all on their own, and that's why we've dedicated this part of Cinelinx entirely to them.  Here we'll be gathering unique and interesting stories dealing with movie buff culture direct to the people who care about it the most. 

Looking Back At Female Led Super Hero Films and TV Shows

Wonder Woman opened to stellar reviews this weekend and will no doubt be a huge financial hit. In honor of the Princess of the Amazons being the one to break the DCEU losing streak, Cinelinx looks back at the history of live-action superhero TV shows and movies with female leading characters.   

Directors' Trademarks: James Cameron

Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. This month, we’re looking at the trademark style and calling signs of James Cameron as director.

Ranked: The Alien and Predator Films

Alien: Covenant is the latest addition to the Alien franchise, but how does it stand up against the previous films? To find out, we rank em’ all (including the Predator films).

Why Rian Johnson is Great for Star Wars

For some, Rian Johnson is the director of the acclaimed hit Looper, which proved he was ready for the big league budget of Star Wars directing. But for others, Rian Johnson is one of the keepers of classic cinema, both in taste and style. Like Lucas before him, Johnson is an old school filmmaker working in a contemporary blockbuster setting. Rian Johnson is a perfect fit for Star Wars, and I’ll detail why in great, painful lengths. Rian Johnson is exactly what Star Wars needs right now.

Another Film Podcast #13: The Maltese Falcon / Chinatown / Brick

We're talking film noir this week! The Maltese Falcon, Chinatown and Brick. We also talk major spoilers for TV's Girls and Mad Men which runs in the beginning until the 19-minute mark. We talk all aspects of film noir including its roots, evolution, and its place in modern film. We discuss the effects of war time on art and probably some other stuff, too!

Common Traits Among the Alien Films

Join us as we take an in-depth look at the commonalities across all 7 films of the Alien franchise as we prepare for the release of Alien: Covenant later this week.

The Shadow…The Super Hero Who Inspired Batman

Batman is arguably the most popular super hero in the world, but we wouldn’t have the Dark Knight today if not for the hero who inspired him…The Shadow! In fact, the very first Batman story ever written is a direct copy of an earlier Shadow story called “Partners of Peril”. On the 80th anniversary of the Shadow’s radio show, Cinelinx takes a look at the character who inspired the creation of Batman.

The Importance of Ship Names in the Alien Films

An in depth look at how the Alien franchise uses its ship names to add another layer of meaning to the action that takes place on screen. The ship names also echo the many themes and ideas, linking all of the films together.

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