Superheroes and freaky cats: how Captain Marvel rewrote the rules

March 24, 2019

From the tale behind Nick Furys eyepatch to the reclamation of the Skrull, the latest Marvel film has altered comic-book canon in fruitful ways If there’s one thing we should have been primed for, prior to starting viewing Captain Marvel, it would be to expect the unexpected. Marvel is a studio that, time and again, has chosen to twist comic-book canon to dres brand-new requires, rather than deliver overly faithful…

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Stuck on repeat: what is Netflixs Russian Doll actually about?

March 24, 2019

Paranoia, redundancy, bathrooms followers believe the smash black comedy mirrors star Natasha Lyonnes own battles with addiction By now, you have probably worked out that Natasha Lyonne is a retrieving addict whose real-life backstory overlaps with that of her persona Nadia; many of the artists referenced in the indicate( musician Harry Nilsson, writer Lucy Maud Montgomery, film-maker Alejandro Jodorowsky) either themselves died of narcotic overdoses or were deeply are subject…

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau shares the dorkiest video of himself watching the ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 trailer

March 20, 2019

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is just as excited for 'Game of Thrones'Image: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic Turns out, the cast of Game of Thrones was just as excited as we were when the final trailer for the show dropped. Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, shared a video of himself on Instagram watching the trailer, and he seemed pretty excited about it. SEE ALSO: Battle lines are drawn in intense ‘Game of…

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Game of Thrones‘ Final Season Might Be Funny?

March 14, 2019

Happy Monday, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's look at all that's happening in the world of pop culture. Hollywood is in a bit of a post-Oscars lull, but that doesn't mean all's quiet—hey, Steven Spielberg and Netflix have already gone a few rounds since last week. What else? Well, Edge of Tomorrow is getting a sequel, and Game of Thrones shot an epic battle for its…

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‘You can’t dismiss us any more’: the rise of black female costume designers

March 10, 2019

Ruth E Carter hopes her Oscar win for Black Panther will open the door for more diversity in an area thats been lacking Regally draped in an embellished silk ball garment and a glittering jewelled necklace, costume designer Ruth E Carter ascended the stairs to the stage of the Dolby Theatre last week to assert her very first Oscar. Triumphing for her dazzling work in the Marvel blockbuster Black Panther,…

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From Beverly Hills, 90210 to Sideshow Bob’s brother: the best of Luke Perry

March 9, 2019

He became a teen idol as the slick, flawless Dylan in 90210. But what happened when he grew into his face, got into balloon animals and evidenced his true range? To the uninitiated, Luke Perry will always be best known for his 199 -episode run as John from Cincinnatiwas a bizarre show in 2007, but watched back more than a decade later it’s truly befuddling. A noirish drama about the…

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Google Assistant inserts itself into classic movies in Oscars ads

February 27, 2019

Just as mobile phones would’ve saved a lot of hassle in Seinfeld , Google’s Assistant would’ve been a saviour in so many classic films. That’s the subject of the tech giant’s brand-new ad for its voice-activated assistant, which aired during the course of its 2019 Oscars on Sunday night. In the ads, Google Assistant steps in for HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey , and helps Marion Crane avoid paying…

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Let this robot finger do all the work for you

February 26, 2019

Not the nut button meme Image: LoveSync/ Kickstarter Since the sunrise of time, people who aren’t awful have been using words to ask other people to have sex with them. What if “weve been able” do away with all that and press a fuck button instead? A would-be product called LoveSync, which is mid-Kickstarter campaign at the moment, am willing to do simply that. Basically, it’s two buttons — one…

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Emilia Clarke and the cast of ‘Last Christmas’ have ‘Brexit distraction’ drinks and we’d like one too

February 15, 2019

Image: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Watching from the sidelines as Brexit plays out is really stressful. No one really knows what’s going on, or how it’s all gonna pan out. It’s the kind of thing that just makes you want a big ol’ drink just thinking about it.  Apparently, this goes for celebrities as well. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke just posted a photo on Instagram from the set of…

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A sex toy for women won and then was stripped of a CES 2019 award

January 21, 2019

In the latest hashtag bandwagon, people are showing off how much hotter they’ve get since 2009. It’s a good thing. The 2009 vs. 2019 challenge, sometimes called the ten year challenge, is taking over your feeds with side-by-side photos of nostalgic throwbacks. You’ve likely scrolled past the photos and noticed the striking juxtaposition between scene kid and Instagram baddie. SEE ALSO: Netflix is pleading people to stop doing the ‘Bird…

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