This My Hero Academia review contains spoilers. “The strong spirit…of a successor.” A major problem that can arise when anime enter “Tournament Arcs” is the fatigue that sets in from constant action that’s manufactured and doesn’t have any actual buildup or emotional connection between the fighters. My Hero Academia is at least able to keep
This feature contains Tenet spoilers. I think this is the end of a beautiful friendship. Those are the (near) final words of the ever wry Neil in Tenet. Riffing on the last line of dialogue from another Warner Bros. film, Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca, it’s a wink and a nudge from Christopher Nolan toward classic Hollywood
Scarface hadn’t been made when Pete Townshend’s 1974 song “The Punk and the Godfather” came out, but The Godfather certainly had. The Who’s anthem was a musical allegory about the rock scene, but the lyrics might as well be interpreted as a conversation between Michael Corleone and Tony Montana. Possibly right before they rumble. Al
This article is presented by: Superheroes have a long history. After flying onto the scene more than eight decades ago, led by Superman, along with fellow octogenarians Batman, Wonder Woman, and Captain America, the pantheon of capes-and-tights characters has expanded to include countless more. And as legendary creators made their mark across decades, the origins
Ethan Winters can’t catch a break. After surviving the horrors of Baker Ranch in Resident Evil 7, it seemed like the everyman hero would finally get to go back to his normal life. But when seasoned zombie killer Chris Redfield shows up at his door with a new mission, Ethan is suddenly thrust back into
Warning: contains spoilers for the Line of Duty series six finale In preparation for Line of Duty series six, production designer Gillian Devenney and creator Jed Mercurio discussed the character of Detective Superintendent Ian Buckells. An over-promoted dolt around whom smarter officers run rings, how would DSU Buckells decorate his office? Golf was the answer. “The decision to feature
This article contains Tenet spoilers. Throughout the Daniel Craig era of James Bond, the influence of Christopher Nolan has been hard to miss. A year after Nolan reinvented Dark Knight mythology with Batman Begins, and created the industry term of a “reboot” in the process, 007 had his own back-to-basics reset in Casino Royale. And
This The Handmaid’s Tale review contains spoilers. With all the emphasis on escape in The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s easy to forget that assholes are by no means a Gilead-exclusive. From the fake clinic attempting to scare Janine into keeping an unwanted pregnancy, to the fake rescue by a guerrilla leader who demanded sex in exchange for food, ‘Milk’ reminded us
While Legendary Pokémon and the cutest Pokémon understandably steal most of the attention in New Pokémon Snap, the real stars of the show from a narrative standpoint are the six Illumina Pokémon hidden throughout the game. These guardians of the Lental region play vital roles New Pokémon Snap’s plot, but just because they’ve been cast
This article is presented by: Born in California, Mike Wade actually graduated from college with a B.A. in Psychology, but taking a pair of acting classes as a college senior sent his career, and his life, off into a different direction as an actor, and it’s probably the best decision he’s made in his life.
This article contains major spoilers for Invincible season 1 and potential spoilers for Invincible season 2, based on the comic. The finale of Invincible season 1 was one of the most exhilarating bits of superhero storytelling in some time. The genre is no stranger to the “son must confront his evil father” plotline, but rarely
Find romance and adventure in this month’s most buzz-worthy YA reads. Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater Type: Novel Publisher: Scholastic Press Release date: May 18 Den of Geek says: Stiefvater’s wildly popular magical realism niche has just grown since the beginning of the The Raven Boys series. The second in the follow-up series, Mister Impossible
Warning: contains spoilers for the Line of Duty series 6 finale. Perhaps thanks to the extra half hour of screen time, or perhaps because there was a genuine sense of threads being tied up as AC-12 went into storage for potentially the last time, there are fewer questions left to answer than usual after Line of Duty series six.
This article contains Tenet spoilers. Tenet is now streaming on HBO Max, and with its arrival comes a lot of the old questions and debates around the film. Questions such as “How does Inversion actually work?,” “What was the Algorithm?,” and “What was even happening in that opening scene?” have all been reopened for a
This article contains Tenet spoilers. You can read our spoiler-free review here. Christopher Nolan has a reputation for making complicated, hard to understand movies, but in all honesty, that reputation is unearned. In Memento, the scenes filmed in color are running in reverse order, the scenes filmed in black and white are running forwards, and
One of the most ironclad scheduling rules in pop culture is that no May 4 should come and go without a new bit of Star Wars lore to entertain us. Thanks to Disney+, this May 4 should be particularly celebratory. With its list of new releases for May 2021, Disney+ is bringing Star Wars: The
The author of The Martian returns and the far future gets messy in this month’s science fiction offerings. Here are some of the science fiction books we’re most looking forward to in May 2021… Top New Science Fiction Books in April 2021 Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Type: NovelRelease date: May 4Publisher: Ballantine Books
Anyone who has experienced 10, soon to be 11, seasons of The Walking Dead can tell you that comic writer Robert Kirkman enjoys a lengthy story. Kirkman’s zombie comic series from which the AMC adaptation takes its inspiration ran from 2003 through 2019 and featured a staggering 193 issues. What’s even more impressive, however, is
This Falcon and the Winter Soldier article contains spoilers. One of the most surprising reveals from Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was the introduction of Seinfeld and Veep star (and all-around comic legend) Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine, also known in the Marvel comic book canon as Madame Hydra.
Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin loves three things above all else: writing exhaustive descriptions of feasts, killing Starks, and watching NFL football. When the “A Song of Ice and Fire” creator is not writing the most impactful bit of fantasy storytelling since The Lord of the Rings, he follows his two favorite football
A haunted house, a religious philosophy, and a horrible story of domestic abuse are at the center of this Netflix original horror-thriller, Things Heard & Seen, a movie that plays with big ideas but gets confused along the way. Amanda Seyfried stars as Catherine, a young art restorer who moves with her lecturer husband George (James
This The Handmaid’s Tale review contains spoilers. If you’re going to direct your first TV episode, why not do it like that. Elisabeth Moss – whose 30-year acting career has given her ample time to figure out what and what not to do behind the camera – did not go small in her debut. ‘The Crossing’ stood apart
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, which turns 50 this month, is the opposite of the definition imposed on it. The 1971 film inspired the Blaxploitation genre, but Melvin Van Peebles exploited no one but himself. He got the money together, wrote the script and the music, selected the shots, aimed the camera, and starred in the
Contains Spoilers for Shadow and Bone A young orphan woman with the power to summon the sun; her childhood best friend, a brave and tireless soldier willing to die for her; the all powerful ‘Darkling’ general who wants her to rule by his side – this is the love triangle at the centre of Netflix’s
This Shadow and Bone article contains spoilers. Netflix’s Shadow and Bone is a sweeping fantasy epic that includes everything from an elite magical subclass (Grisha) that can manipulate the matter in surrounding elements and physical material, to a war-torn kingdom struggling to destroy a growing swath of literal darkness, and a girl whose heretofore undiscovered
He could hardly wait to pull the notes out of his pocket. That’s at least what it looked like when Harrison Ford showed up in his tuxedo at 2021’s singular Oscars ceremony. Coming on stage to present the award for Best Editing, the once and future Indiana Jones star took the moment to share with
Warning: contains Line of Duty spoilers. Notebooks at the ready. There’s just one episode remaining in this special extra-long Line of Duty series, and after that whopper of an interview scene, we already have the answers to several of our previous questions. Below are a few still to be pondered, including: how long has Marcus Thurwell been
This article contains The Falcon and the Winter Soldier spoilers. The Marvel Cinematic Universe giveth and the Marvel Cinematic Universe taketh away. The MCU proper’s first foray into scripted television resulted in the magical, near-perfect WandaVision, a thoughtful exploration of grief and trauma that finally elevated one of the franchise’s most oft-neglected characters. Its second
This My Hero Academia review contains spoilers. My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 5 “We’re birds of a feather.” Battles are chaotic and it can be easy to focus on only the immediate danger within them. Survival can give the illusion of strength, but sooner or later this facade crumbles away without the right preparation.
This article contains spoilers for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Talk about timing! With the conclusion of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+, Marvel wasted no time in revealing the next project that will spotlight Anthony Mackie’s newly minted Captain America. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that The Falcon and the