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This article contains some spoilers for recent Superman & Lois episodes. In recent years, there’s been a lot of discussion within the world of geek pop culture about Superman – if modern audiences still respond to such a traditional do-gooder hero, whether the character should become a little rougher around the edges to remain relevant,
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Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time fantasy series spans fourteen novels, and while that would seem to provide the upcoming Amazon Prime Video adaptation with a wealth of material to pull from, it also poses a daunting challenge for showrunner Rafe Judkins and his writers. How does one pay tribute to the sprawling geography, centuries of
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The recent controversy regarding the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s lawsuit against Activision Blizzard has prompted players and streamers to stage various forms of in-game and real-world protests. The very short version of this story is that the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed a lawsuit against game publisher Activision
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The world of Pokémon is a hard and cruel place. It takes a tough Pokémon to stand tough and survive, which doesn’t make it a suprise that some of the most celebrated Pokémon could also be considered the strongest. For all the lessons of friendship, Pokémon Centers, and jelly donut flavored rice balls, it’s not
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Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has left his unmistakable stamp on some of our culture’s most primal fears: ghosts, beings from another world, and even unnamed monsters in the woods. Yet in his latest effort, the cryptically titled Old, the storyteller attempts to wrap his arms around the greatest terror of all: time itself. Like the
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Sometimes it feels like SpongeBob SquarePants memes are the logical conclusion to Western popular culture. Memeable bites of the classic Nick Toon allow for older (some would call geriatric) millennials to share their feelings from their half-remembered childhoods in all new contexts. When Earth is gone and the aliens have arrived one day, perhaps the
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Are we in the midst of a Twilight-naissance? All five movies from the vampire romance are now available to stream on Netflix, giving old and new viewers alike the excuse to visit the overcast world of Forks, Washington, and dive into the love story of brooding vampire Edward Cullen and clumsy human teenager Bella Swan.
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This DC’s Legends of Tomorrow review contains spoilers Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 Episode 10 Matt Ryan’s John Constantine is tremendous. He’s the definitive translation of a previously untranslatable character – an enormous feat of storytelling and acting craft, considering DC has been trying (with wildly varying degrees of success) to translate Constantine out of
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When one first hears the logline for Pig, Michael Sarnoski’s debut as a feature director, they would be forgiven for making certain assumptions. The film is, technically speaking, about a loner played by Nicolas Cage in search of his prized truffle pig, which was kidnapped from his home in the woods by a couple of
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If there’s justice in this world, high school comedy Never Have I Ever will return for at least a third season. The story of 15-year-old Devi Vishwakumar, a Los Angeles teen reeling from her beloved father’s sudden death while trying to navigate all the usual boys/school/friendship mess of adolescence, deserves to continue long into the future. (Here’s
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This article contains Fear Street Part Three: 1666 spoilers. It never could be as simple as reuniting an ancient skeleton’s hand with its wrist, right? That became obvious last week when the Fear Street trilogy’s ostensible heroine Deena Johnson (Kiana Madeira) attempted to break the curse of Sarah Fier by attaching all missing appendages in
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