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NYCC Liveblog: ‘Chucky’ Season 2 Sneak Peek

Welcome to The Hollywood Handle’s NYCC liveblog series and Day 2 of NYCC! Throughout this series, we’ll be cataloguing the most important highlights from a range of panels during NYCC at the Javits Center! For this liveblog, we’ll be reporting…

My Best Friend’s Exorcism Review: Elsie Fisher Needs to Conquer Demons of 2022

There’s nothing worse than a young actor having their potential wasted down the drain project by project. Has any actor had a worse year — at least by mainstream media standards — than Elsie Fisher? The wonderfully-talented actress made a…

Barbarian Review: Can I Cancel that Airbnb?

I don’t like trailers — I just don’t. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the beauty of a well-cut trailer, but I avoid them like the plague when I can because they often give away too much. At least we’re…

Bodies Bodies Bodies Review: The Best Slasher Film of the Year

2022 has been an awesome year for slashers. You had the “requel” Scream, Ti West’s X (with a prequel coming out this fall), and now, Bodies Bodies Bodies. A slasher-comedy about a party game that goes too far — kind of like Ready or Not — Bodies…

Top Gun: Maverick Passes $1 Billion While Elvis and The Black Phone Open Strong

Top Gun: Maverick has been a resounding success for Paramount as the legacy sequel grossed $30,500,176 (-31.7%) in its fifth weekend — narrowly beating out new release Elvis ($30.5 million) — to fly its way back up to first place…

The Black Phone Review: An Underwhelming Game of Telephone

When The Black Phone was initially pushed from its early 2022 release dates (the film moved from late January to early February) to late June, I was devastated. The teaser trailer and images for the film displaying Ethan Hawke in…