Darren Mooney
Darren Mooney is a pop culture critic at large for The Escapist. He writes the twice-weekly In the Frame column, writes and voices the In the Frame videos, provides film reviews and writes the weekly Out of Focus column. Plus, occasionally he has opinions about other things as well. Darren lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. He also writes for The Irish Independent, the country’s second largest broadsheet, and provides weekly film coverage for radio station Q102. He co-hosts the weekly 250 podcast and he has also written three published books of criticism on The X-Files, Christopher Nolan and Doctor Who. He somehow finds time to watch movies and television on top of that. Ironically, his superpowers are at their strongest when his glasses are on.

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Read Article Kang the Conqueror Is the Most Recastable Character in Comic Book Movie History
Right now, Disney faces an incredibly easy problem with a very simple solution: just recast Kang the Conqueror.
Read Article Invincible Captures the Traumatic Reality of Superheroes
Invincible is back this week on Amazon Prime. The show is a glorious and gleeful celebration of comic tropes, but it is also layered with compelling human drama.
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Read Article In the Fourth Season Finale, Lower Decks Comes Apart
“Old Friends, New Planets” is a disappointing conclusion to an underwhelming season of Star Trek: Lower Decks that plays as a mishmash of half-baked ideas that never cohere into anything particularly satisfying.
Read Article The Streaming Wars Are Lost
The streaming wars are coming to an end. As the survivors stumble dazed through the wreckage of what remains, it’s hard not to wonder if the struggle has irreparably damaged what they claimed to be fighting over.
Read Article Martin Scorsese Is a Counterargument to Quentin Tarantino’s Retirement Plans
Quentin Tarantino wants to retire after ten films. Martin Scorsese's career argues that Tarantino can keep making great films.
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Five Nights at Freddy's is reheated chain restaurant horror, that squanders the mysteries of the game series.