Why ‘Captain Marvel’ doesn’t need to be a feminist story

March 25, 2019

‘ Captain Marvel’ tries and fails to tell a feminist narrative . Image: Chuck Zlotnick( c) Marvel Studios 2019 This post contains spoilers for Captain Marvel In the spire minute o f Captain Marve l’s final contend sequence, Gwen Stefani’s “I’m Just a Girl” starts playing as Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers kicks everyone’s ass. The subtext, in case you missed it, is that Carol Danvers has the potential to be…


Julia Louis-Dreyfus tries (and fails) to lie to Jimmy Fallon

March 24, 2019

You know what, Julia Louis-Dreyfus could sell us anything. But we’re not so sure how she is effective is at selling a lie, however, as epitomized when she stepped into a round of “Box of Lies” with The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon on Thursday. The Veep superstar is good merriment, but boy , not so convincing when it comes to trying to dupe Fallon into thinking that she’s got a…


What’s streaming on Hulu in March 2019

February 28, 2019

‘ Pretty Little Liars,’ Batman Begins ,’ or’ Fear the Walking Dead ‘… pick your poison ! Image: freeform/ warner bros./ amc In the post-holidays, pre-summer slump that is this alleged “spring, ” life can get fairly birthing. Fortunately, Hulu is here to bring on the drama with its March streaming. Here’s what’s available. Often overshadowed by the sheer perfection that is its sequel The Dark Knight , Batman Begins…


Netflix just canceled ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher’

February 26, 2019

It’s over . Image: Marvel Marvel’s The Punisher and Jessica Jones are getting axed. Don’t freak out, Jessica Jones devotees — the third season of the depict will still be streamed. But the relations between Netflix and Marvel looks like it’s over. The two struck a deal in 2013 that involved four serial based on Marvel attributes, as well as The Defenders . SEE ALSO: ‘Punisher’ deserves this much than…


More seasons of ‘The Simpsons’ are coming, whether you like it or not

February 16, 2019

Image: Fox Fox isn’t ready to let go of The Simpsons , even if a growing number of longtime followers are. The show, which is already TV’s longest ever for a primetime scripted series, will continue for at the least two more seasons. Fox confirmed part of its commitment on Wednesday to delivering Season 31 and 32 of The Simpsons , delivering the overall chapter total to 713.


‘Serenity’ is hiding a huge, relentlessly weird twist

February 13, 2019

Image: G Bartholomew/ IM Global/ Kobal/ REX/ Shutterstock Here’s the most wonderful spoiler-free description I can give you of Serenity : It’s Matthew McConaughey starring in a Nicolas Cage movie. Not a normal one either. We’re talking about one of those strange religion favourites, like The Wicker Man or 2018 ‘s Mandy . This isn’t a review of Serenity , nor is it any kind of critical look at the…


‘Punisher’ Season 2 is punishing in all the wrong ways: Review

February 6, 2019

Marvel’s The Punisher Image: Cara Howe/ Netflix In a sea of heroic do-gooders, Punisher was a welcome advent onto the Marvel scene. While surely nowhere near as evocative and poignant as Jessica Jones Season 1, his 2017 solo preface into the Netflix-Marvel pantheon evidenced promise. The moral complexity of his persona added some much-needed shades of grey to the usual black-and-white good guy superheroes versus bad people. SEE ALSO: ‘Daredevil’…


Stephen Colbert has the perfect roast for why Trump picked ‘Game of Thrones’ for propaganda

February 3, 2019

Stephen Colbert has returned from a short break, while the U.S. government has not. So, to catch up, the Late Show host spent ten glorious minutes on Monday night absolutely roasting the president’s now 17-day shutdown of the government, in which Donald Trump has demanded $5.7 billion to build his border wall. Colbert gleefully slammed Trump’s claims that former presidents told him the wall should have already been built (they…


New ‘Game of Thrones’ footage shows Sansa’s first meeting with Daenerys

February 1, 2019

Game of Thrones fans have been starved for months for a look at the show’s final season, and we finally got one during the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. In a new promo for HBO’s 2019 seasons, we witness Sansa Stark’s first meeting with Daenerys Targaryen, who arrives in Winterfell on the arm of Jon Snow. “Winterfell is yours, your grace,” says Sansa. We can only imagine how loaded those words…


The ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel has a diverse cast and a woman directing

January 24, 2019

SJ Clarkson will direct the pilot of the first 'Game of Thrones' prequel series.Image: WireImage HBO’s still-unnamed Game of Thrones prequel finally announced its cast and pilot director, and things are already looking way more diverse on both sides of the camera compared to the long-running hit.  The cast, as announced by EW includes Denise Gough, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, Reign‘s Toby Regbo, Harlots‘ Shella Atim Naomi Ackie, Harry Potter…