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Best-Reviewed Animated Movies 2018

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It was an incredibly strong field for animation, with highly-rated contenders in the field of 2-D (Teen Titans Go! To the Movies), 3-D (Ralph Breaks the Internet), stop-motion (Isle of Dogs), and a Spider-Man that seem to combine it all in one exhilarating web. And we kept the animation medium to itself, which is why, for example, Incredibles 2 is here and wasn’t eligible in the Comic Book/Graphic Novel category.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2018. Scores might change over time.

#1

Adjusted Score: 113.783%

Critics Consensus: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action.

Synopsis: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents… [More]

#2

Adjusted Score: 109.597%

Critics Consensus: Incredibles 2 reunites Pixar’s family crimefighting team for a long-awaited follow-up that may not quite live up to the original, but comes close enough to earn its name.

Synopsis: Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2”–but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the… [More]

#3

Adjusted Score: 105.622%

Critics Consensus: The beautifully stop-motion animated Isle of Dogs finds Wes Anderson at his detail-oriented best while telling one of the director’s most winsomely charming stories.

Synopsis: In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be… [More]

#4

Adjusted Score: 99.629%

Critics Consensus: Ralph Breaks the Internet levels up on its predecessor with a funny, heartwarming sequel that expands its colorful universe while focusing on core characters and relationships.

Synopsis: In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz… [More]

#5

Adjusted Score: 96.129%

Critics Consensus: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies distills the enduring appeal of its colorful characters into a charmingly light-hearted adventure whose wacky humor fuels its infectious fun — and belies a surprising level of intelligence.

Synopsis: When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” finds our… [More]

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Upcoming Horror Movies: All The Scary Movies Coming Out, From Late 2020 Through 2021

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Last Night In Soho – April 23, 2021

Edgar Wright has been playing with genre throughout his career, between making Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Hot Fuzz. The filmmaker has made his first true horror movie with Last Night in Soho, a time-bending thriller that goes between in the ‘60s London and present day. The movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Jojo Rabbit’s Thomasin McKenzie, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp and the late Diana Rigg. We’re very much excited for this filmmaker driven horror title which will mark Wright’s first movie in four years.

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SNEAK PEEK: Preview of DC Comics ACTION COMICS #1025

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THE HOUSE OF KENT, PART FOUR

Welcome to the ‘House of Kent!’ Superman’s truth is out there—and now it’s time to rewrite the rules! The Invisible Mafia has taken advantage of the chaos that’s descended on Metropolis, so the House of Kent is going to talk to them in a language they’ll understand. It’s a new adventure featuring Superman like you’ve never seen him—or them—before, in a story guest-starring Supergirl and two—yes, two!—Superboys!

 

 

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Penciler: John Romita Jr.

Inker: Klaus Janson

Colorist: Brad Anderson

Letterer: Dave Sharpe

On sale Tuesday 22nd September 2020!

SNEAK PEEK: Preview of DC Comics ACTION COMICS #1025

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The Haves and Have Nots Recap: Is It Hot in Here… or Is It Just This Episode?

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Warning: The following contains spoilers for Tuesday’s The Haves and the Have Nots. If you’d rather watch first, read later, make like Candace around a good decision and run the other way!

Love, lust and whatever comes in between was in the air in Tuesday’s randypants episode of The Haves and the Have Nots. Not only did Candace cop to her true feelings for Charles, a Machiavellian matchmaker seemed determined to re-set them up. Plus, Jeffrey came thisclose to having company in the shower — and it wasn’t Madison! — a pretty face caught Benny’s eye, and Veronica made her intentions toward Samuel clear. Well, clearer; subtle, she ain’t! Read on, and we’ll go over all the twists of plot in “Counting the Costs.”

‘DO I LOOK LIKE A THERAPIST? DON’T CRY’ | As the hour began, we learned that — dang it! — Vinny hadn’t shot Wyatt. And he was none too pleased with Sandy for being too big a wimp to pull the trigger. “What kinda Malone can’t kill someone?” he asked. Somehow, despite all the talk about rubbing out Wyatt, he lived to irritate us another day, owing to Mama Rose’s desire to charge Katheryn $1M for his return. After sending Sandy upstairs, Vinny, as one will, chitchatted with his hostage and learned that Wyatt — obviously having missed his mother’s wailing over his suicide attempt — didn’t believe the ransom would be paid. Gee, replied Vinny, and “I thought my family was bad.” At the ritzy Chase Regency, Candace begged off going with Benny to meet realtor Rianna, who he thought “sounds so hot,” to have Mitch over for company. “Not like that,” she clarified when he arrived. Turned out, she was still in love with Charles. (Well, duh.) But the president-elect had made his choice, and it hadn’t been her. It would never be her, she assumed. She’d done too many bad things in her life to ever outrun her past. On the plus side, she could now buy millions of dollars’ worth of track shoes.

‘NOBODY IS HAPPY WITH THEIR LIFE’ | Speaking of Charles, when Landon arrived at his place, Conley was there enjoying the free booze. (Senator Westlake, Landon called him, though he’s always “Conley” in the credits. Curious. Is Conley his first name?) Whether because he was already tipsy or just because he has no interest whatsoever in reading any room, he ignored Landon’s discomfort to question him about Candace and repeatedly suggest reaching out to her on Charles’ behalf. Or, ya know, don’t do that, Landon replied. Good meeting! At Veronica’s, the villainess took advantage of Laura’s absence to call Samuel into the house to, ahem, reach a cake plate for her. “Are you happily married?” she asked, then scoffed at his response. “I always laugh when men say [yes] because I know they’re lying.” She also didn’t believe that he’d never cheated. “You are man enough to go around,” she said. When he declined to “take a load off” — her words — she enjoyed the show as he went back to work on the longest pool-cleaning in history. “I will have you drinking, cheating, cussing and in my bed in no time,” she vowed.

‘AM I TURNING YOU ON?’ | At Madison’s a buff fella named Colby let himself in, stripped down and almost joined Jeffrey in the shower before realizing that it wasn’t Madison in there. Turned out, Colby was the nurse’s ex, but they still got together now and then for, um, showers. Once the guys kinda understood where they stood, Colby propositioned Jeffrey. Upon being rejected, Colby settled for the two of them going together to meet Madison for lunch and, you know, surprise him. At the hospital, David gave Jim Hanna’s password — “Thank you, Jesus” — so that he could track Wyatt’s car… which he learned almost immediately was at the Iron Bone. “Wyatt would not be that stupid,” he declared as if he’d never met his son. Since David apparently never has anywhere to be or any hobbies at all, he ran to the bar to look for Wyatt… and was quickly escorted out by Sandy’s henchmen. Maybe that’s Sandy’s calling? Middle management?

‘I DON’T KNOW HOW I GOT LIKE THIS’ | At Justin’s, even though the cop looked like he could tear Tanner in two, he let his brother smack him repeatedly. He also let Tanner make his being gay all about him since, “when Dad died, I was the man of the house.” Tanner thought that he’d “fixed” Justin when he’d had a 15-year-old girl rape him when he was just 6. (OMFG.) But it would be OK, Tanner said. He could think of another way to de-gay him now. Sheesh. Poor Justin (words I never thought I’d type!). At the jailhouse, Kendrick — who you never want to deliver information ever, let me just say! — told Katheryn that Wyatt was fine, he was at the hospital. Except that he’d escaped. Oh, and her house had been robbed. Way to bury the lead, dude! After bribing Kendrick to make a call for her, the rich bitch was visited by Chief Shepherd, who said that sure, he’d look into making her more comfortable behind bars… “as soon as you look into that million dollars” you owe Mama Rose. That’s one check, Katheryn insisted, that wasn’t ever going to clear — information that the corrupt cop immediately passed on to the retired queenpin.

the-haves-and-have-nots-recap-season-7-episode-16-madison-cheating-on-jeffrey‘I’M VERONICA, DARLING; I KNOW THESE THINGS’ | At the Iron Bone, Vinny, apparently having tired of listening to Wyatt’s life story, nagged Sandy about starting a family asap. I’m on it, the junior thug insisted. With whom? Vinny asked — the girl who had an abortion? That’d go well. Off that conversation, restraining order be damned, Sandy phoned Rianna, so she was good and teary-eyed when Benny arrived for their meeting. When she left him to look at pictures of houses, he got a call from Veronica, who told him the exact opposite of what Mitch had — Derrick, she purred, was the man who’d raped Hanna. What’s his address, Benny wanted to know. Click. Oh, Veronica giveth, Veronica taketh away! So, what did you think of “Counting the Costs”? How long until Veronica gets Samuel in bed? Are Charles and Candace endgame… or Mitch and Candace? And are Madison, Jeffrey and Colby headed for a threesome?

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