Fridging: The TV Show

The Boys is the type of series that starts off just good enough to keep watching before a distinct moment or episode where it finally gets awesome and, generally speaking, stays awesome. Unfortunately, with all due respect to compliment sandwiches, we need to be upfront about one glaring problem: The Boys is “Fridging: The Show.” […]

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The Woman Who Invented Movies

I took two film history courses in college that never once mentioned Alice Guy-Blache. It’s not a huge deal, I guess. Unless Guy-Blache just happens to be—oh, you know—the French filmmaker who invented narrative film, close-ups, and the very concept of film editing at the turn of the 20th century. No big deal, right?! It’s […]

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7 Years Bad Luck

It sucks that many of us saw this day coming. Exciting as it was when Netflix announced it was taking over Black Mirror, it seemed inevitable the series would lose its touch to a certain degree. A new season dropped last week, and it’s officially the first bad batch. Certainly not terrible but definitely not […]

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Far From Yay

You may or may not know that Dark Phoenix is supposed to be the epic conclusion to a cinematic universe of superheroes that’s been around nearly twice as long as Avengers. Don’t worry, you don’t live under a rock. Disney/Marvel recently acquired 20th Century Fox, the studio with exclusive rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four […]

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Monster-splaining

Computer-generated effects are finally so advanced that Godzilla movies can flesh out the giant radioactive lizard with an actual personality and spare us the typical human drama no one cares about. The great tragedy is that Godzilla movies are so expensive, no studio will ever risk actually sparing us human characters as an insurance policy, just […]

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It’s a Hit, Man

It’s time to have a serious talk about the funniest show I have ever seen. The second season of HBO’s Barry just wrapped up. Unlike some HBO finales last Sunday night—I won’t point any fingers, just casually mention that they’re out there—pretty much any fan who saw the Barry finale agrees it did not disappoint. […]

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Nu MCU

For boring marketing reasons, the current era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) won’t officially “endgame” until this summer’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. So what does the next era look like? Not just Phase 4 of the MCU leading up to Avengers 5 (and yes, there will be an Avengers 5), but the next 10-to-12 […]

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On Sniping and Sex

Dr. Ruth was a sniper in an underground military operation. That’s a real thing. The 4’7” sex therapist whose whole shtick is that she’s an adorable grandma who doesn’t bat an eye when she graphically discusses doing-the-dirty had parts of her feet blown off in armed combat. Of course, this was years after she grew […]

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