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Stephen M. Colbert-Sr. Features Writer

Stephen M. Colbert

Sr. Features Writer

Author Details

Stephen has written for Screen Rant since 2016. Stephen sees movies as achievements in art, business, entertainment, and technical craftsmanship, and loves diving deep into the rabbit holes of learning in each of those areas as he strives to better understand and write about the movies we love and the people and industry that makes them.

Industry Focus

Stephen writes features about all manner of movies and TV, focusing on data and analytics such as box office, streaming numbers, and Rotten Tomatoes. Additionally, Stephen will take deep dives into the intricacies of the movie and TV industry to write about how the industry works and other complicated issues.

Favorite Media

As a co-host of the Batman v Superman: By the Minute podcast, Stephen has a strong appreciation for Zack Snyder's movies as well as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and anything steeped in mythology. Stephen loves polarizing movies that start a conversation but thinks arguing over whether something is "good" or "bad" is the most boring way to talk about movies.

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Ballerina 2023 Ending Explained

Ballerina is a Netflix Korean revenge thriller about a bodyguard fulfilling the last wish of her friend to get revenge on the man who victimized her.

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Why Rebel Moon's R-Rated Version Won't Be a Normal "Snyder Cut"

Zack Snyder has more freedom than ever at Netflix, so it might seem odd for him to release director's cuts for Rebel Moon, but it's not that weird.

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Loki (2021)
Loki Season 2’s Rotten Tomatoes Score Redeems Phase 5’s MCU Show Reviews

Loki season 2's Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score is a big win for the MCU after its other recent Disney+ shows have struggled for positive reviews.

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Ahsoka (2023)
How Ahsoka Fixed Obi-Wan Kenobi's Lightsaber Mistake

The Obi-Wan Kenobi show made a major unfixable on-set mistake with its lightsabers, but Ahsoka's lightsabers avoided the problem. Here's how.

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What's Going On With Jonathan Majors?

After his MCU debut as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Jonathan Majors was arrested for assault. Here's what's going on now.

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The New Writers Deal Is Starting A Content Arms Race As Hollywood Studios Catch Up

Now that the WGA strike is over, the Hollywood machine is starting to work again, meaning we can expect a lot of big movie and TV news soon.

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Why Writers' New Streaming Residuals Are So Different From TV & Movies

The new agreement the WGA reached with Hollywood studios includes performance-based pay for writers on big streaming shows. Here's how it works.

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How Hollywood Finally Providing Streaming Data Will Impact New Movies & TV

The new agreement between Hollywood studios and writers provides streaming residuals and data transparency and could impact new movies and shows.

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Hollywood's New AI Rules: Here's What Studios Can & Can't Do

The new agreement reached between studios and the WGA includes stipulations on how AI can and can't be used to produce movies and TV.

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Ahsoka (2023)
Shin Hati's Kylo Ren Clues Set Up A Better Ending Than Ben Solo Got

Shin Hati's Ahsoka story flips a few key Kylo Ren moments from the Star Wars sequels, teasing how the character's story could ultimately end.

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Ahsoka (2023)
Ahsoka: Captain Enoch's Name Is More Important Than You Realized

Ahoska introduced Thrawn's Captain of the Guard, Enoch, whose Biblical name inspiration could provide a big hint for the show's future.

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Ahsoka (2023)
Star Wars Theory Reveals Ahsoka’s Real Villain Completes a Forgotten Clone Wars Arc

Ahsoka is already full of villains, but the show’s true dark power could be related to a forgotten Clone Wars story featuring Jar Jar Binks.

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Ahsoka (2023)
Ahsoka Is More An Heir To The Skywalker Legacy Than Luke, Leia, or Rey

Rey may be the heir to the Skywalker name after the death of Luke and Leia, but Ahsoka arguably has a stronger Skywalker connection than any of them.

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Ahsoka (2023)
Ahsoka is Telling a Better Star Wars Sequel Story Than the Movies

Ahsoka may not be a big screen Star Wars movie, but its story is a better Star Wars sequel than the Star Wars sequel trilogy Disney actually made.

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Ahsoka (2023)
Ahsoka Fixes One of the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy's Biggest Mistakes

The Star Wars sequels made a big mistake ignoring the consequences of Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker's redemption, but Ahsoka is finally fixing it.

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5 Clear Signs That Rotten Tomatoes Was Always Broken

Recent news about paid reviews tarnishes the credibility of Rotten Tomatoes, but it's been clear the platform has been broken for a long time.

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WB Broke DC Movie Box Office To Fix Their Rotten Tomatoes Problem

Warner Bros. finally fixed its problem with bad DC movie reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, but now their movies are all massive box office bombs anyway.

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Why Netflix Should Make Rebel Moon Their First BIG Theatrical Release

Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon doesn’t look like it’s getting a theatrical release, but Netflix should consider its massive box office opportunity.

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Rebel Moon Set Visit Interview With Prop Master Brad Elliot

Screen Rant visited the set of Zack Snyder's new sci-fi epic Rebel Moon to interview Prop Master Brad Elliot about all the movie's weapons and tech.

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Rebel Moon Set Visit Interview With Production Designer Stefan Duchant

Rebel Moon creates a brand new sci-fi universe, and during Screen Rant's set visit we spoke with Production Designer Stefan Duchant about its design.

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