Chris E. Hayner

Chris E. Hayner writes about TV, film and pop culture. He is a member of the Television Critics Association and has previously contributed to places like IGN, The Hollywood Reporter, Nerdist, Mashable, CBS Interactive, and Tribune Media. He currently serves as Associate Entertainment Editor at GameSpot.

Avengers: Endgame's Crowning Achievement Is Tony Stark's Story

We now live in a post-Avengers: Endgame world, which is a weird thought. A decade of storytelling all led up to one massive final chapter, and now it's just out there for the world to experience. With Endgame in theaters and destroying box office records, there's plenty to discuss. This will be your one and only warning: The following contains major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. If you haven't seen the movie, please stop reading now. Avengers: Endgame isn't a perfect movie. In fact, it's far
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John Wick 3 Is A Symptom Of A Much Larger Problem

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is in theaters now and, if you love the first two John Wick movies, chances are you'll enjoy yourself. GameSpot's Michael Rougeau certainly did in his review of the film. It's loaded with the kind of action and fight scenes that make the John Wick franchise so great, and there are some interesting new characters that expand this crazy world even further. That said, it's not perfect. In fact, it's staring down the barrel of a massive problem that could spoil the

Avengers: Endgame's Crowning Achievement Is Tony Stark's Story

We now live in a post-Avengers: Endgame world, which is a weird thought. A decade of storytelling all led up to one massive final chapter, and now it's just out there for the world to experience. With Endgame in theaters and destroying box office records, there's plenty to discuss. This will be your one and only warning: The following contains major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. If you haven't seen the movie, please stop reading now. Avengers: Endgame isn't a perfect movie. In fact, it's far

Cobra Kai Season 2: Martin Kove On Sensei Kreese's Epic Return

"The real story's only just begun." Those were the chilling final words spoken during the Cobra Kai Season 1 finale, as the disgraced former sensei of the Cobra Kai dojo, John Kreese (Martin Kove), made his first appearance on the series. It had been nearly three decades since Kreese had appeared on-screen in The Karate Kid Part III, but it was instantly clear that the vicious former mentor of Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) is as devious as ever.

Cobra Kai's Ralph Macchio On Daniel LaRusso's Season 2 Evolution, From Student To Sensei

It's a blisteringly cold December day in Atlanta, Georgia, and I find myself sitting outside, watching something truly special. While it will be portrayed on-screen as a sunny day in California's San Fernando Valley, the set of Cobra Kai Season 2 was anything but warm when I arrived to watch former Miyagi-Do student Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) become the sensei he likely never expected to be.

Dark Phoenix Gives The X-Men Movie Franchise Some Closure

With the upcoming arrival of Dark Phoenix, the future of the X-Men film franchise is in a strange position. In the wake of Disney's purchase of 20th Century Fox, and the rights to the Marvel characters it controlled, it seems to be a foregone conclusion that the team of mutant superheroes would become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But what about the universe that's been built over the last 20 years through X-Men movies? If the continuity of this franchise ends, will fans get a sense of

34 Ways The Matrix Sequel Movies Ruined The Franchise

It's been 20 years since The Matrix arrived in theater and proceeded to tear our brains apart, forever making us wonder if we're living in some kind of computer simulation. Honestly, we've all tried bending a spoon with our mind at some point. The Matrix was a revolutionary film, loaded with interesting sci-fi concepts, incredible special effects, and some truly memorable performances from the likes of Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie Anne Moss.

Gotham's "Trial Of Jim Gordon" Is "A Nice Way To Say Goodbye" For Show's Star

The next episode of Gotham, "The Trial of Jim Gordon," isn't the series finale of the Fox show. However, it is the final installment of the series that was filmed before production wrapped. In the episode, Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is near death after being shot and finds himself hallucinating a trial to determine whether or not he deserves to live, taking a deep look at everything Gordon has done since Gotham's pilot, for better or worse.

Wreck It Ralph 2's Alan Tudyk On Finding His Disney Voice And Going Full-Blown Villain In Doom Patrol

For any voice actor, joining the Walt Disney Animation Studios roster of talent seems like it should be a dream come true. After all, you've become part of a fabric of movies that includes iconic titles like Cinderella, Pinocchio, and Robin Hood. For Alan Tudyk, who has now appeared in six Disney animated films--along with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story--it was another movie that drew him to the studio growing up.

Supernatural's Secret Weapon Is An Old Car, Even 300 Episodes Later

When Supernatural first premiered on The WB back in 2005--the same year YouTube came into existence--it was introduced as the story of two brothers, reunited and fighting the evil forces their family had been chasing for years. Now, 300 episodes later, Supernatural is still exactly that. While secondary characters have come and gone, it always comes back to the tale of Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and his brother Dean (Jensen Ackles).
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