Month: July 2021

This article contains spoilers for Outer Banks season 2. The Pogues are an island unto themselves in the season two finale of Outer Banks. And in case you thought the treasure hunt was over, the gang stumbles into another mystery while they work to prove John B’s innocence in the murder of Sheriff Peterkin. Outer
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As quickly as the summer movie season of 2021 seemed to come upon us, it’s already about to begin its long, languid slide through the dog days of August into fall. That’s not to say that theaters won’t still have plenty of interesting fare to encounter, with films like The Suicide Squad, Free Guy, Respect,
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This My Hero Academia review contains spoilers. My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 18 “The sole thing a person gets to choose impartially is how his life ends.” The concepts of fate, justice, and agency are always crucial tenets in My Hero Academia, yet these principles are placed under intense scrutiny in “The Unforgiven” when
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This article contains The Green Knight spoilers. A man who would be king lies crouched, cowering on his hands and knees. It is the day he’s feared all year and, seemingly, the hour of his death. And yet, within this moment, after he’s seen his life flash before his eyes, Dev Patel’s Gawain has never
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Just past the halfway point in the documentary Mr. Soul!, poet Felipe Luciano calls Ellis Haizlip “the most effective, insidious revolutionary that I have ever met.” It isn’t meant as a specific accolade, but it is a badge of honor for a man who honored the true meaning of sedition. Subversion in the arts is
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We’ve been blessed with a surprising number of great superhero video games over the years. From Batman for the NES to The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and Marvel’s Spider-Man, developers have often shown superheroes the love it took them years to consistently receive in other mediums. Yet, I understand why it’s so easy to focus
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Out next March, Oliver K Langmead’s Gliteratti is said to be ‘A Clockwork Orange and RuPaul’s Drag Race meet Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind‘ in this dystopian fable about fashion, family and feckless billionaires. Simone is one of the Glitterati, the elite living lives of luxury and leisure. Slave to the ever-changing tides – and brutal judgements – of
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The BBC recently announced Jodie Whitaker, along with current showrunner Chris Chibnall, will be departing Doctor Who. Their departure will occur after Season 12 premieres later in 2021 plus three specials to air during 2022. Speculation over who will be the next Doctor is inevitable, but this time around there is a candidate already waiting
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1987’s Final Fantasy deserves all the credit it can get for helping popularize the JRPG genre (especially in the West), expanding the scope of NES titles, and kicking off an all-time great franchise, but was it really the first JRPG ever made?  To help answer that question, we first have to define what a JRPG
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This Star Wars: The Bad Batch article contains spoilers. The Bad Batch infiltrate a secret Imperial base to rescue a trapped clone in episode 14, “War-Mantle.” Several returning The Clone Wars characters have major but understated roles as the show details how the clone troopers are being used to train their stormtrooper replacements. With connections
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Based on James Herbert’s Shrine, The Unholy tells the story of a young hearing-impaired girl Alice (Cricket Brown, pictured above) who is visited by the Virgin Mary and can suddenly hear, speak and heal the sick. As people flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist, Gerry (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) hoping to revive his career,
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And just like that the blockbuster streaming era got a lot more complicated.  Black Widow star and longtime Marvel Cinematic Universe actress Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The claim alleges that her contract was breached when Disney released Black Widow on Disney+ in addition to its
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While the endpoint of The Walking Dead’s decade-plus television run has been visible on the far horizon for some time now, its arrival feels a lot closer with the latest reveal, a full look at the show’s final major villain, Pamela Milton. The controlling governor of the post-apocalyptic Midwest-located nation-state known as The Commonwealth, Milton
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Pokémon UNITE is a beautiful blend of pocket monsters and League of Legends, bringing the series into uncharted territory. “Pokémon UNITE just might be the second coming of Red and Blue, but there’s a catch. Before Pokémon, turn-based role-playing games were still a niche genre in North America. Thanks to the series’ easy-to-digest game mechanics,
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Bustin makes us feel good! And so does seeing/hearing some familiar characters in the new trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the next installment in our favourite proton-pack-wearing franchise. This isn’t a trick from Slimer, check out the new trailer here… <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#xFEFF;</span> From director Jason Reitman (Tully)
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s $2.9 billion collective worldwide gross and 17 Academy Award wins (one of which was for Best Picture,) certainly make a case for the 2001-2003 films being the product of a winning formula, both production-wise and plot-wise. However, the process of getting the grandiose, once-unfathomable project off the ground naturally
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There was a sombre moment a few years ago when fans of 80s sci-fi actioner Predator leaned back in their chairs and stared into the middle distance while contemplating the state of the franchise. Shane Black’s The Predator had just been released in theaters after some infamous reshoots and controversy, and it was not well
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