Matthew Monagle

Matthew Monagle is an Austin-based film and culture critic. His work has appeared in a true hodgepodge of regional and national film publications. He is also the editor and co-founder of Certified Forgotten, an independent horror publication. Follow him on Twitter at @labsplice. (He/Him)
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‘Deadpool 2’ Needed Less Punchlines and More Jokes

By Matthew Monagle 

When it comes to quippy one-liners, the ‘Deadpool’ franchise could stand to learn a few things about a picture being worth a thousand words.

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Hollywood Needs More Movies Like ‘Book Club’

By Matthew Monagle 

‘Book Club’ is nothing more than your typical romantic comedy with an older-than-average cast. That’s what makes it special.

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What Would It Take to Change Your Mind About ‘Solo’?

By Matthew Monagle 

Think you know whether Disney’s latest ‘Star Wars’ movie is going to be a flop? Not everyone remains as resolute in their opinions, and that’s perfectly OK.

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Will Subscription-Based Moviegoing Survive the Death of MoviePass?

By Matthew Monagle 

With dwindling cash reserves and growing alarm among its users, MoviePass may not live to see the success of its own attempts at industry disruption.

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How To Make the Most of Your In-Flight Movie Experience

By Matthew Monagle 

Here are some friendly rules on how to make the most of your in-flight entertainment from someone who’s spent enough time in the sky to know.

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Shows the Limits of Franchise Continuity

By Matthew Monagle 

For years, Marvel has asked audiences to look to the horizon. So why are we surprised that some ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ viewers are having trouble living in the moment?

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Why Send a Professional Film Critic to a Marvel Movie Marathon?

By Matthew Monagle 

Film critics around the country are attending Marvel’s 30+ hour marathon leading up to¬†Avengers: Infinity War. Which begs the question: why?

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The Best Summer Movie Ever is ‘Aliens’

By Matthew Monagle 

In space, no one can hear you decide that this is the best summer movie ever.

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The ‘Mad Max’ Legal Battle Is the Viking Funeral This Franchise Deserves

By Matthew Monagle 

This is the way the ‘Mad Max’ franchise ends: not with a whimper, but with a lawsuit and a bang.