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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Dragon fire and fury: Game of Thrones has turned on its bloodthirsty fans

May 27, 2019

With its latest emotionally eviscerating (and hideously naff) episode, the show held up a mirror to its audiences lust for violence and were all implicated In wrapping up in six, albeit lengthy episodes, a boy from a which already downed one dragon, would make for a more effective defence shield? Apparently not. As for Dany herself, her descent into dead-eyed vindictiveness has been too steep, in keeping with the general,…

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Were in a golden age of feminist TV, and dont even need the Bechdel test to prove it

May 19, 2019

Killing Eve, Derry Girls, Glow, Big Little Lies, The Bold Type, Claws: with this sort of variety, female-led proves no longer have to speak for every woman Almost every single show I have watched this year has female supporters. This isn’t because of some pious attempt to correct my predominantly white-hot, male back catalogue. They’re just very good and there’s a lot of them now. When it comes to female…

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Goodbye Veep: the nastiest, sweariest, funniest show on TV is over

May 16, 2019

Julia Louis-Dreyfus political antiheroine has shared her last-place insult, leaving and behind an audaciously meanspirited comedy that will stand the test of time In politics, the saying proceeds that everyone obsess Washington is as murderer as House of Card, and wants to believe it’s as nobly passed as The West Wing. And yet the closest to the truth of developments in the situation, to the idiocy and narcissism and vitriol…

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Teen suicides rose after Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why aired, US study shows

May 12, 2019

New study encountered 28.9% increase in suicides among Americans aged 10 -1 7 in month after liberation of the controversial teen drama A brand-new investigate has been established that suicide among adolescents rose by 28.9% in the month after Netflix launched 13 Reasons Why. The condemned upon liberate by mental health issues campaigners and psychiatrists. Experts claimed that the display romanticised suicide and could to be translated into copycat behaviour….

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Buffing up Bond: when it’s time to send for the script doctor

May 11, 2019

As Phoebe Waller-Bridge puts a spring in Bond 25 s step, we salute the craft of Hollywoods rewrite maestros, from Carrie Fisher to Quentin Tarantino Script doctors are the well-remunerated but mostly unsung heroes of the cinema world-wide, typically brought in to pep up lacklustre dialogue, assistance fingernail that difficult third behave and generally give the movie an extra touch of class. Recruited from the ranks of established/ red-hot novelists,…

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She was our Michelle Obama: how Gilda Radner changed comedy for ever

May 11, 2019

The death of the SNL star 30 years ago robbed the industry of one its finest voices but not before “shes had” blazed a road for women such as Tina Fey to follow There is no shortage of excellent critical writing about the US comedy scene in the 80 s, and John Belushi, Eddie Murphy and Gilda Radner, one of the original casting members of SNL, alongside Chase, Belushi, Aykroyd…

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The new nerds: how Avengers and Game of Thrones made everyone geek out

May 11, 2019

Fans have followed and pored over the improbably long, detailed and complicated narratives of the Marvel Universe and the Westeros saga for a decade. Will we ever scale such elevations of geekdom again? In our speeded-up world, last weekend could be considered uneventful, but in one respect it will go down in human history. This was Peak-Geek Weekend- a moment of unprecedented, unrepeatable pop-cultural excitement- that was global in magnitude….

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