About Renaldo Matadeen
Renaldo is a Senior Writer at CBR. He covers movies, TV, anime, comics and video games - from lists to features to reviews.
As a filmmaker and scriptwriter, Renaldo loves to dissect the nuances of stories, especially narratives involving people of colour, minorities, and the socially-displaced. He believes art is a medium to reflect and provoke, and loves engaging in content that evokes this energy.
Renaldo initially started out as a Chemical Engineer, before transitioning into journalism. He now specializes in digital marketing, documentaries, advertising and copywriting. His commercial and corporate projects involve sports (namely with ESPN), entertainment (via Valnet) and food, arts and culture with his own studio in the Caribbean: Near Future Studios.
Renaldo is a staunch advocate of "the geek shall inherit the Earth." If pressed for his favorites, he's a big fan of Naruto, Boruto, Star Wars, and most of the '90s and 2000s era of content.
Boruto Chapter 5 revealed The Divine Tree clones' true purpose, and they are targeting Konoha.
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Season 1 shares key insight into Kurt Russell's shady Lee Shaw and the dangerous mission he is embarking on.
Sasuke's life hangs in the balance now that he's trapped in the God Tree, but his death might be what everyone needs.
Mike Chen's Star Wars: Brotherhood novel confirmed that Anakin Skywalker had another Jedi apprentice before Ahsoka Tano came into his life.
As the dynamic second season unfolds, Marvel Studios' "What If... Happy Hogan Saved Christmas?" makes a few iconic pop culture references.
After eight episodes, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Season 1 has a couple of unsolved mysteries that add to the MonsterVerse's intriguing tapestry.
What If...? Season 2 explores another reality where Captain Carter and Steve Rogers could have had a happy ending, but at a very dire price.
What If...? Season 2 gives Iron Man and Gamora variants an action-packed journey that speaks to oppression, liberation and controlling one's destiny.
What If...? Season 2 places a unique spin on the dynamic regarding Odin and Hela, creating an unlikely hero who wants to save the cosmos.
What If...? Season 2 Episode 2 has Peter Quill making some big decisions when Ego sends him to go after Earth using the Celestial Seed.
What If...? Season 2 gives Happy Hogan's crew a big job in the absence of the Avengers, though Justin Hammer proves to be quite a problem.
Season 2 Episode 6 of What If...? gives the MCU a superhero that rivals Captain Marvel, as well as a tribe that increases representation.
What If...? Season 2 has a shocking story that revives Captain Carter's version of the Winter Soldier and gives her a traumatic, personal battle.
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Episode 7 reveals a stunning twist with the Titans and the Hollow Earth that could end up being bittersweet.
Black Mirror's "The National Anthem" is unquestionably shocking, but its message is more disturbing than what the Prime Minister does with the pig.
Thanks to Arthur Curry and Orm, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom improves a major character arc the MCU tried to do with Thor and his brother Loki.
Netflix's Leave the World Behind leaves some harrowing messages after a possible doomsday event drapes humanity with apprehension and tension.
Zack Snyder gives Rebel Moon -- Part One: A Child of Fire an explosive ending filled with betrayals, deaths and a macabre twist with its shady empire.