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Author Details

Simon Gallagher is part of Screen Rant's leadership team and former head of Features. He has been writing professionally about pop culture for 15 years, and has been read millions of times. He once co-wrote a book about beer, published a football fanzine in honor of Newcastle United, and was part of a beloved radio double act. He has covered film festivals, appeared on many podcasts, and is open to all set visits.

Industry Focus

Having been with Screen Rant since August 2020, and initially leading the Features operation, Simon has covered the full spectrum of movies and TV shows, from hunting Easter eggs to breaking down Grease in the detail it deserves. Specialism comes in the form of deep dive analysis, opinions, and musicals. Obviously.

Favorite Media

Simon loves Clueless. Like, a lot. When not able to write about Clueless, his favorites and areas of expertize are in Marvel and DC comic book adaptations, Harry Potter, Bridgerton, classic Star Trek, movie collectibles, LEGO, and the life, works, and legend of Paul Rudd.

Latest Articles

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What If...? (2021)
What If...? Season 2 Review: Superior Multiverse Chaos Ends Marvel's Difficult Year Strongly

The return of Marvel's flagship animation, What If...?, delivers a zany multiverse of fun, looks beautiful, and adds a stand-out festive episode.

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Avengers 5 - Release Date, Cast, & Story Details

Avengers 5 promises to bring an unprecedented war to the MCU, with thousands of Kang variants set to face a New Avengers team.

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30 Best Movies On Netflix Right Now (December 2023)

From Marriage Story to Dune and They Cloned Tyrone, here are our picks for the best movies on Netflix for everyone to enjoy this month.

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30 Best TV Shows On Netflix Right Now (December 2023)

From classics like Gilmore Girls and Seinfeld to twisty sci-fi like Dark and Stranger Things, the best shows on Netflix have something for everyone.

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Stranger Things (2016)
Stranger Things Season 5: Renewal, Cast, Story Conclusion & Everything We Know

Stranger Things season 5 will bring the epic Netflix sci-fi horror saga to a conclusion, and here's everything we know about Eleven's return.

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James Gunn Responds To Backlash After Controversial New DCU Villain Casting

DCU supremo James Gunn has defended his latest casting choice after backlash to his new replacement for Wonder Woman 1984's villain.

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DC's New Batman Movie Breaks A 34-Year-Old Dark Knight Trend

Almost 20 releases into the Batman franchise, 2023's new Dark Knight movie breaks a trend that has come to define Gotham's Caped Crusader.

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How To Watch the Marvel Movies In Order (By Release Date & In Order Of MCU Timeline Events)

Want to catch up before the next release, or just revisit the universe for a refresher? Here's the order to watch the entire MCU timeline.

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Loki (2021)
Loki Holds One MCU Record No Other Marvel Villain Will Ever Break

Tom Hiddleston's time as Loki over the years sets up an MCU record that no other character may ever beat, based on the challenge it imposes.

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10 Best MCU Moments Of 2023

Marvel Studios released 5 MCU projects in 2023, and while reception varied, the best moments of the year deserve to be counted among the very best.

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Loki (2021)
Loki Season 2: Story, Release Date & Everything We Know

Tom Hiddleston's God of Mischief returned for a second season on Disney+, bringing another exciting chapter to the MCU as the franchise's first ever s

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Avengers 6 Could Break An Incredible MCU Record Thanks To... Kelsey Grammer?!

The MCU's shock X-Men cameo in Phase 5's latest movie sets up one Marvel actor to break a major franchise record just 2 years after it was set.

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Loki (2021)
Loki Season 2 Cast Guide: Every New & Returning Marvel Character

The MCU's best TV show returns with Tom Hiddleston's God of Mischief joined by a bumper cast of Marvel characters. Here's who everyone plays.

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LEGO's Record-Breaking New Marvel Set Finally Makes Kevin Feige A Mini-Figure

LEGO's new Avengers Tower set breaks two major records and pays homage to Kevin Feige's role in the MCU with a special cameo.

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Mortal Kombat 2: Karl Urban's Johnny Cage & Everything We Know

Mortal Kombat 2 looks to be building on Mortal Kombat's explosive ending and then some. Here's what we know so far about the MK2 movie.

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The Marvels (2023)
2023's Weirdest Trend Is Both Of Kelsey Grammer's Most Famous Doctors Returning

The strangest entertainment trend of 2023 made Kelsey Grammer one of the most viral names of the year: but it's even more specific than that...

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All Marvel Movies Releasing In 2023

Marvel's 2023 releases aren't done yet, with several projects still to come. Here's everything to watch from the MCU in 2023 and beyond.

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30 Biggest Movie & TV News Stories Of The Past 20 Years

To celebrate Screen Rant's milestone 20th anniversary, we look back at some of the defining moments that shaped the industry we love so much.

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Marvel Just Ignored The Best Chance To Fix The Biggest MCU Plot Hole

2 years after Marvel changed the Earth in an almost unimaginable way, the MCU's newest movie has ignored the easiest way to address a huge plot hole.

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Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Ranked Worst To Best

Over 15 years and 33 movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have redefined blockbuster cinema. But how do all the films stack up?

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