Robert Yaniz Jr.

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Robert Yaniz Jr. has been a professional writer since 2003 and a student of pop culture long before that. If he had a nickel for each hour he spent gazing up at a screen in a darkened theater, he would be far too busy swimming around his Scrooge McDuck-style vault to write anything for the Internet. As it stands, you can find his musings on the entertainment world at CrookedTable.com or chat movies with him directly on Twitter @crookedtable.

Franchise Opportunities: Why Rebecca Ferguson Should Inherit Mission: Impossible

Tom Cruise may be the face of the Mission: Impossible franchise, but the series already has the perfect successor in Rebecca Ferguson.

Review: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — FALLOUT Sets a New Standard for Spy Thrillers

Keep your Bonds and your Bournes. Thanks to Mission: Impossible — Fallout, there's no denying that this is the best spy franchise out there.

Franchise Opportunities: Here In The World Is CARMEN SANDIEGO

The world of Carmen Sandiego back in action, with Game Night writer Mark Perez crafting Gina Rodriguez's live-action debut as the character.

Franchise Opportunities: Is More BLADE RUNNER Really What This Series Needs?

The world of Blade Runner will soon be fleshed out with in-canon comics and books, but is a shared universe the right fit for the franchise?

Franchise Opportunities: The FAST AND FURIOUS Series Has Outgrown Dominic Toretto

With eight entries in the can and a star-studded spinoff on the way, the Fast and Furious series needs to let go of original star Vin Diesel.

Review: THE FIRST PURGE Purports To Have Political Bite But Lacks Teeth

As the prequel detailing the series' sordid origins, The First Purge is a crushing disappointment, offering just another bland horror film.

Franchise Opportunities: The Time Is Right For Marvel Studios to Make An A-FORCE Film

With so many superheroic ladies in the mix, now feels like the perfect time for Marvel Studios to give the world an all-female Avengers film.

Review: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Flies Right Past Its Predecessor

Ant-Man and the Wasp briskly outpaces its predecessor at every turn, delivering a hilarious and thrilling addition to the MCU.

Franchise Opportunities: The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE Series Needs An Endgame

Mission: Impossible — Fallout arrives later this summer, but perhaps it's time for Tom Cruise to prepare for the end of Ethan Hunt's story.

Review: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Finally Lets The Series Evolve

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom treads too much familiar ground upfront but winds up in a place that will certainly leave fans talking.

Franchise Opportunities: Why THE BATMAN Should Not Star A Young Dark Knight

Reports claim that director Matt Reeves' long-gestating The Batman currently centers on a young Dark Knight. Here's why it shouldn't.

Review: INCREDIBLES 2 Will Satisfy Fans But Still Falls Short Of The Original

Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and the gang are finally back for a follow-up to Pixar's 2004 hit. But are The Incredibles still in top form?