Storyboards, Marvel’s Parts Unknown, Is Coming to Disney+

July 18, 2019

Ever since Disney announced its forthcoming streaming service, Disney +, there’s been a question in the back of comic book fans’ minds: What about Marvel? There’s been talk of stand-alone evidences for Loki, Wanda Maximoff, and Hawkeye; an animated serial based on the Marvel’s What If …? comics is likewise in the works. Yet those depicts are expected to be a year or two away. Today, Marvel is finally revealing…

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HBO’s Years and Years Unlocks Sci-Fi’s Ultimate Potential

July 16, 2019

Some of the science fiction flourishes in the brand-new HBO miniseries Years and Years are deft-but-familiar technological signifiers of a near future–a smart speaker called Senor has telephonic and IoT abilities far beyond those of Alexa, a teenager wears a holographic Snapchat filter mask to breakfast, self-heating school lunches have vat-grown meat entrees. But the drama, which follows the multigenerational Lyons household of Manchester, England, from the present to a…

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Point Blank review mediocre action thriller remake lands on Netflix

July 15, 2019

Anthony Mackie rises above a rickety remake of a French thriller about a wet-nurse teaming up with criminal matters after his wife is kidnapped In order to create the optimal view suffer for rickety Netflix thriller Point Blank, a quickie remake of the acclaimed 2010 French movie, promises should either be lowered or, even better, eradicated totally. It’s an easy-to-follow strategy given that a) Netflix original films are patchy at…

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Sun’s out, flops out: what’s the worst movie summer ever?

July 12, 2019

After a string of frustrations, psychoanalysts are calling 2019 s summertime season one of the most disastrous on record but there have been far, far worse This summer might have started with a blow, thanks to the Avengers eventually reaching their Endgame, but it’s set to go out with more of a shrug, thanks to pretty much everything that’s come since. Godzilla: King of Monsters; X-Men: Dark Phoenix; Men in…

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The end of satire: Mad magazine to cease regular publication

July 6, 2019

Comedian Al Yankovic laments loss of one of the all-time greatest American institutions Mad magazine, a US institution famous for the grinning face of jug-eared, tiny-eyed mascot Alfred E Neuman, is to stop being a regular fixture of newsstands. The satirical magazine will no longer be published monthly with new material from the autumn, its owners DC Comics said. Instead there will be end-of-year specials and magazines with classic and…

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The AI-Fueled, Anxious Hopefulness of Disney’s Smart House

July 2, 2019

There is a prophecy in the 1999 cinema Smart House: Soon, the computer will know more about you than you know about yourself. The prognosi is not so much foreboding as much as it is intriguing. Back then, the idea of all-seeing, all-knowing, artificially intelligent home technology still felt far enough away to seem like the remedy to human problems. Jeffrey Van Camp The 8 Best Smart Speakers With Alexa…

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Lennie James: The love of my life? Tottenham. And my wife

July 1, 2019

The actor on a first kiss in the rehearsal chamber , not becoming a footballer, and all he learned from his mother Born in Nottingham, James, 53, was raised in care after the death of his mother. Having studied at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he author and to be included in the drama Storm Damage, which won a Royal Television Society award in 2001. He was in…

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Shaft review regressive sequel swaps out style for ugly homophobia

June 29, 2019

Samuel L Jackson returns in the latest take on the 70 s detective to loose a toxic flow of intolerance in a misjudged attack on millennial masculinity How do you update Shaft for the modern era? John Singleton tried in 2000 with a serviceable if unspectacular sequel, a rather asexual and anonymous follow-up to the far more stylish and distinctive original. Almost two decades later and somehow we’re even further…

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Farewell, Jessica Jones: the last woman standing in the Marvel-Netflix era

June 28, 2019

With Marvels owner, Disney, preparing its own streaming service, Netflix is throwing in the towel. But Krysten Ritters street-level superhero ever did know how to have the last word Marvel’s sprawling legion of big-screen heroes managed to bounce back from not been so lucky. Netflix’s experimentation with Marvel characters demises today with the launch of the third and final season of Jessica Jones, the hard-living private eye played by Krysten…

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Every episode of Black Mirror ranked!

June 28, 2019

When Charlie Brookers series gets it right, its mixture of sci-fi and satire is like nothing else on our screens. Heres its 23 chapters still further, from worst to best 23. Black Museum A compilation of half-thought-out, sub-Saw morality tales that trample so much worn floor( a woman’s consciousness is transferred into an abandoned toy, a assassin is be converted into a hologram that can be repeatedly electrocuted) that it…

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