Ben Child

Film critic and blogger. The Guardian's Week in Geek column and now on Yahoo! benchildgeek.tumblr.com

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Can James Gunn bring his Marvel brio to DC's Suicide Squad?
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Can James Gunn bring his Marvel brio to DC's Suicide Squad?
October, 11 2018
Has Hollywood finally grown up and realised Transformers is for kids?
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Has Hollywood finally grown up and realised Transformers is for kids?
September, 28 2018
Act your age: why Marvel is obsessed with digitally de-ageing Hollywood stars
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Act your age: why Marvel is obsessed with digitally de-ageing Hollywood stars
September, 19 2018
Alec Baldwin's near miss as Batman's Trump-like dad is stranger than fiction
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Alec Baldwin's near miss as Batman's Trump-like dad is stranger than fiction
September, 5 2018
Why axing Chris Pine would be a very bad idea for the Star Trek films
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Why axing Chris Pine would be a very bad idea for the Star Trek films
August, 15 2018
DC disaster: can Supergirl save the universe for Warner Bros?
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DC disaster: can Supergirl save the universe for Warner Bros?
August, 9 2018
Who will rescue Guardians of the Galaxy after James Gunn's sacking?
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Who will rescue Guardians of the Galaxy after James Gunn's sacking?
July, 27 2018
Can Star Wars: Episode IX harness Billy Dee Williams's charm as Lando Calrissian?
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Can Star Wars: Episode IX harness Billy Dee Williams's charm as Lando Calrissian?
July, 11 2018
So long, Solo: how the Star Wars spin-off revealed a dark side to film franchises
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So long, Solo: how the Star Wars spin-off revealed a dark side to film franchises
June, 27 2018
Is Steve Trevor's return in Wonder Woman 2 just another absurd resurrection?
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Is Steve Trevor's return in Wonder Woman 2 just another absurd resurrection?
June, 20 2018
Wreck-It Ralph 2 is proof Disney now owns everything – even its own sexism
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Wreck-It Ralph 2 is proof Disney now owns everything – even its own sexism
June, 6 2018
Why superfans love Avengers: Infinity War and hate Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Why superfans love Avengers: Infinity War and hate Star Wars: The Last Jedi
May, 2 2018
Avengers: Infinity War – the death, the destruction and Thanos – discuss with spoilers
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Avengers: Infinity War – the death, the destruction and Thanos – discuss with spoilers
April, 26 2018
Will Tom Hardy's Venom be the darkest ever Marvel movie?
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Will Tom Hardy's Venom be the darkest ever Marvel movie?
April, 25 2018
Mad Max: will courtroom feuding put the brakes on a Fury Road sequel?
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Mad Max: will courtroom feuding put the brakes on a Fury Road sequel?
April, 18 2018
Nicolas Cage as The Joker could be a masterstroke – or a major mistake
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Nicolas Cage as The Joker could be a masterstroke – or a major mistake
April, 11 2018
Can Marvel help the Fantastic Four get their powers back?
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Can Marvel help the Fantastic Four get their powers back?
April, 5 2018
Ready Player One – do you buy Spielberg's vision of virtual reality? Discuss with spoilers
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Ready Player One – do you buy Spielberg's vision of virtual reality? Discuss with spoilers
April, 2 2018
Is the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off spiralling towards disaster?
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Is the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off spiralling towards disaster?
March, 28 2018
Tomb Raider: new Lara, Daddy Croft, and Indiana Jones ripoffs
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Tomb Raider: new Lara, Daddy Croft, and Indiana Jones ripoffs
March, 21 2018
Danny Boyle's 007: what can we expect from the next James Bond?
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Danny Boyle's 007: what can we expect from the next James Bond?
March, 20 2018
Search and destroy: can James Cameron revive the Terminator by killing its past?
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Search and destroy: can James Cameron revive the Terminator by killing its past?
March, 13 2018
Has The Shape of Water smashed the Oscars glass ceiling for fantasy and horror cinema?
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Has The Shape of Water smashed the Oscars glass ceiling for fantasy and horror cinema?
March, 6 2018
After Black Panther and Wonder Woman, Batgirl needs a female director
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After Black Panther and Wonder Woman, Batgirl needs a female director
February, 28 2018
Black Panther proves the best villains are those who could have been heroes
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Black Panther proves the best villains are those who could have been heroes
February, 20 2018
Black Panther – the most radical superhero film yet? Discuss with spoilers
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Black Panther – the most radical superhero film yet? Discuss with spoilers
February, 14 2018
Does Venom's weak trailer spell box-office ruin for the Spider-Man spin-off?
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Does Venom's weak trailer spell box-office ruin for the Spider-Man spin-off?
February, 13 2018
five things we learned from the first trailer
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five things we learned from the first trailer
February, 5 2018
Time's up for James Bond: is 007 too toxic for the #MeToo era?
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Time's up for James Bond: is 007 too toxic for the #MeToo era?
January, 30 2018
With Scarlett Johansson front and centre, finally it's Black Widow's time to shine
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With Scarlett Johansson front and centre, finally it's Black Widow's time to shine
January, 17 2018
Apocalypse now: what happens when the X-Men crash the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
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Apocalypse now: what happens when the X-Men crash the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
January, 9 2018
Future shock: unearthing the most cutting-edge sci-fi movies of 2018
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Future shock: unearthing the most cutting-edge sci-fi movies of 2018
January, 3 2018
From Blade Runner 2049 to It: Week in geek's top science fiction and fantasy films of 2017
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From Blade Runner 2049 to It: Week in geek's top science fiction and fantasy films of 2017
December, 26 2017
Should the Last Jedi have gone over to Star Wars' dark side?
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Should the Last Jedi have gone over to Star Wars' dark side?
December, 20 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi: the Porgs, the Force and the future
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi: the Porgs, the Force and the future
December, 16 2017
Stranger Things: what can we expect from season three?
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Stranger Things: what can we expect from season three?
December, 5 2017
Avengers: Infinity War – which superheroes are about to meet their doom?
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Avengers: Infinity War – which superheroes are about to meet their doom?
December, 5 2017
From Rey's dark side to Snoke's identity – all the questions Star Wars: The Last Jedi must answer
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From Rey's dark side to Snoke's identity – all the questions Star Wars: The Last Jedi must answer
November, 28 2017
Losing the X Factor: is it time for the X-Men universe to stop expanding?
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Losing the X Factor: is it time for the X-Men universe to stop expanding?
November, 21 2017
Bye bye Batman: should Ben Affleck bow out as the caped crusader?
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Bye bye Batman: should Ben Affleck bow out as the caped crusader?
November, 21 2017
Justice League – hit or miss for the DC Extended Universe? Discuss with spoilers
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Justice League – hit or miss for the DC Extended Universe? Discuss with spoilers
November, 17 2017
Jude Law as Dumbledore and darkness ahead: our first look at Fantastic Beasts 2
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Jude Law as Dumbledore and darkness ahead: our first look at Fantastic Beasts 2
November, 16 2017
Has Blade Runner 2049's failure killed off the smart sci-fi blockbuster?
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Has Blade Runner 2049's failure killed off the smart sci-fi blockbuster?
November, 14 2017
The Force is with him: why Rian Johnson is the new Star Wars trilogy’s best hope
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The Force is with him: why Rian Johnson is the new Star Wars trilogy’s best hope
November, 10 2017
Do we really need a Twilight Zone revival in the era of Black Mirror?
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Do we really need a Twilight Zone revival in the era of Black Mirror?
November, 7 2017
When will Hollywood give us a genuinely queer superhero?
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When will Hollywood give us a genuinely queer superhero?
November, 7 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – five things we learned from the spectacular new trailer
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – five things we learned from the spectacular new trailer
November, 3 2017
Five tasks Justice League must complete to save the DC universe
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Five tasks Justice League must complete to save the DC universe
November, 1 2017
Marvel, DC, whatever ... why all superhero movies look the same these days
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Marvel, DC, whatever ... why all superhero movies look the same these days
October, 31 2017
Thor: Ragnarok – is it really Marvel's best movie yet? Discuss with spoilers
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Thor: Ragnarok – is it really Marvel's best movie yet? Discuss with spoilers
October, 27 2017
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