Category: Editorial

Wonder Woman No Mans Land

Wonder Woman: A Lover and a Fighter

Wonder Woman was always meant to be an advocate of love and peace. She became more of a warrior only in the last two decades. Wonder Woman effectively combined both of those roles, which has led to more than one casual fan asking themselves about Wonder Woman’s history. Comic Book Resources, one of the websites I […]


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White Walkers: Closing the Circle on ‘Game of Thrones’

Since Game of Thrones Season 7 is upon us — the second to the last season! — I assume that secrets are going to start pouring out of Westeros fast. I’ve made a lot of my theories known already, but I thought it might be fun to go back to the very first moments of […]


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Copyright: © 2016 WARNER BROS ENTERTAINMENT INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Photo Credit: Jaap Buitendijk Caption: (L-r) DAN FOGLER as Jacob, EDDIE REDMAYNE as Newt and KATHERINE WATERSTON as Tina in Warner Bros. Pictures' fantasy adventure "FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

6 Harry Potter Themes in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has several things in common with J.K. Rowling’s other wizarding world movies. And I don’t mean wands and Grindewald. J.K. Rowling wrote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as an original screenplay, whereas the Harry Potter movies were adapted from her novels. Fantastic Beasts marks her first time writing […]


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Sexism and Androids in Entertainment

Recently, I wrote about androids in entertainment for Comic Book Resources. With the popularity of Westworld, and a new Blade Runner being released soon, I wrote it because I thought it was time to revisit all the great almost-human androids we’ve seen on TV and in movies. While I was researching that list, however, a definite trend […]


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ONG in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' action adventure "KONG: SKULL ISLAND," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Why Do We Need ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Movie?

1933’s King Kong is one of my favorite movies. When I was young, under five-years-old, I saw it for the first time on a flickering black and white TV on a Saturday afternoon, and became obsessed with dinosaurs, adventures, and especially King Kong himself. That’s right, my first love was a giant ape. The first movie […]


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Bail Organa in ‘Rogue One’

I finally saw Rogue One! Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa, as predicted, was awesome! (This was a two-part post. The following was posted after Rogue One was released.) Update, Smitizens! I have seen the movie! Okay, Bail Organa didn’t say, “This party is over! I’m going back to Alderaan where nothing can hurt me!” But he […]


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Why is Dr. Evazan in ‘Rogue One?’

A Rogue One theory about Dr. Evazan, a minor character, who appeared in the original Star Wars movies. File this theory under “longshot,” but I kept asking myself, Why did Dr. Evazan appear in Rogue One? Could it have been just a cute cameo for the hardcore fans or did it actually serve some kind of purpose? […]


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Carrie Fisher will be remember for more than just 'Star Wars.' / Gage Skidmore

How Carrie Fisher Was Amazing in This Galaxy

Carrie Fisher died today. She suffered a heart attack on Christmas Eve. I thought she was recovering, because this morning the news reported that she was stable. We lost her anyway. Carrie Fisher will mainly be remembered for playing Princess Leia Organa, and rightfully so. She was young and beautiful when Star Wars was filmed. Fisher was […]


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"FROZEN" (L-R) KRISTOFF and ANNA. ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved. ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

3 Reasons ‘Frozen’ is Personal

The success of Frozen isn’t news to anyone. The movie is nearing $400 million in worldwide box office sales. After its initial release, Disney re-released the movie to theaters as a sing-along, inviting the public to belt out tunes with their fellow Ice Cubes (that’s my new name for Frozen followers). The DVD broke a record on its first day […]


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Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall and Sam Heughan as Jamie in 'Outlander' Season 2

‘Outlander’ Season 2 Wish List UPDATED

Like millions of other fans, I have my own Outlander Season 2 wish list of scenes that I remember fondly from the books. In the run-up to the second season, we’re being swamped with pictures of sumptuous gowns, velvety waistcoats, manicured gardens, and gilded decor. Fans who didn’t read the books may be wondering how Claire and […]


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Ed Harris on Westworld

‘Westworld’ Opening and its Symbolism

My husband and I have been devouring Westworld on HBO. I’ve been fascinated by the Westworld opening sequence since the start. Several episodes in, I now think I know what most of the imagery represents. See also:15 Burning Questions After the Season Finale of Westworld Westworld is based on a 1973 sci fi movie, written by […]


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Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

‘The Walking Dead:’ How Far Can We Go?

A lot has already been written about how grim and disgusting the Season 7 opener of The Walking Dead was. There are plenty of things that I find disgusting and the older I get, the longer the list gets. But this episode did not really bother me in the same way that it has bothered […]


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10 Worst Casting Mistakes in a Superhero Movie

10 Worst Casting Mistakes in a Superhero Movie

Some of the worst casting mistakes in a superhero movie have been very obvious, while others sneak up on you. Maybe you’ve enjoyed a superhero movie, only to realize later, as you drift off to sleep, that one of the actors just sucked. Here are ten of the worst casting mistakes in a superhero movie, […]


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Some Completely Unreasonable Expectations for ‘Rogue One’

You know what I most vividly remember about seeing the first Star Wars movie?  That it didn’t seem like a regular movie, but rather like some kind of strange, special event.  I was 7.  I didn’t know anything about hype or watch the news about the blockbuster phenomena.  Hell, I’m not even sure how long the […]


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5 Worst ‘The Walking Dead’ Scenes Ever

I’m looking forward to The Walking Dead returning this fall, but I’m also bracing myself for ridiculousness. The Walking Dead has a long history of plotlines building to climactic moments that are puzzling, bizarre, and just plain stupid. This got me to thinking about the five worst The Walking Dead scenes ever in zombie apocalypse […]


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SS-20727rv3-A Film Name: SUICIDE SQUAD Copyright: © 2016 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ TM & (c) DC Comics Caption: (L-r) MARGOT ROBBIE as Harley Quinn, ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE as Killer Croc, KAREN FUKUHARA as Katana, JOEL KINNAMAN as Rick Flagg, JAI COURTNEY as Boomerang and WILL SMITH as Deadshot in Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure "SUICIDE SQUAD," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

‘Suicide Squad’ Who’s Who

Before we even talk about what a Suicide Squad is and why there is a movie about them, let’s talk about Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man… hell, even Iron Man seemed like it could flop before the movie actually came out. Sometimes, it’s better to have characters who we don’t have any expectations for. The Suicide […]


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What is the ‘Justice Society of America?’

What is going on with the CW’s super heroes and the Justice Society of America? SPOILERS FOR DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW AND THE FLASH FINALES If you watched DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, as I did, you were treated to a who’s who of minor DC Comics characters: Firestorm, Jonah Hex, even Sergeant Rock showed up […]


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5 Daenerys Targaryen Scenes That Prove She’s Badass

Few characters on Game of Thrones have had as many badass scenes as Daenerys Targaryen. What is a badass scene? It’s a scene when a character gets the upper hand in an epic, and possibly terrifying, way. Usually it’s accompanied by a wide camera pullback. There’s also little dialogue, because the character’s actions say it all. […]


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Tyrion Lannister Dragon Theory

In which I put together a Tyrion Lannister dragon theory, based on Game of Thrones episodes and books. MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR SEASON 1 AND BOOK 1 Have you ever noticed on Game of Thrones, books or TV show, that there are three dragons? Everything I know about how stories goes tells me that, yes, even […]


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How Can I Stand to Watch ‘Game of Thrones’ Violence? Here’s How.

A lot has been written about Game of Thrones violence — the blood, the gore, the raping. Some fans can’t get enough, saying the level of Game of Thrones violence accurately represents the books and its quasi-Middle Ages time period. Others say that the amount of hardcore violence is too disturbing for them to enjoy the show. […]


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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Crouch Family Tragedy

Reading the Harry Potter series of books to my children at bedtime has been an immense joy for me. My son was a tiny infant when Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released. Just like Harry arrived on the doorstep of the Dursleys, my copy arrived on my doorstep on an early, misty […]


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We Explain the Batman v Superman Dream Sequence

What does the ‘Batman v Superman’ Dream Sequence Mean?

What the hell was going on in that Batman v Superman dream sequence? Some Background Stan Lee has made it his business to let the general public know that he created the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, basically the entire Marvel stable of heroes (except Wolverine and the Guardians of the Galaxy). […]


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Gerard Butler at the premiere of 'Gods of Egypt'

Gerard Butler Movies: Critics vs. Box Office

Gerard Butler movies fall into one of two categories: critical successes or box office hits. Rarely, in his career, has Gerard Butler starred in a movie that scored with critics and audiences alike. The most successful Gerard Butler movies have been action movies, romantic comedies, or animated films. I’ve heard, or read, more than one critic […]


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Black Sails Cast

‘Black Sails’ Cast Kicks Back on Social Media

The Black Sails cast likes to play as hard in real life as their characters do. Whether they’re promoting their show or kicking back on vacation, the Black Sails cast is happy to share their casual moments on Instagram and Twitter. Toby Stephens Toby Stephens plays Captain Flint, a former Naval officer who was disgraced and betrayed. Stephens was […]


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10 Once Upon a Time Characters We Love to Hate

The Once Upon a Time characters are the reason fans keep tuning in. The stories have twists and turns, sure, but it’s the characters we love, and love to hate. Most of the Once Upon a Time characters are based on fairy tale or Disney characters. Lately, they’re even based on myths and legends. Regardless of […]


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Robot Love

Love Your Robot Day Gaining Popularity

Have you heard of Love Your Robot Day? No, neither had I, until I received a press release announcing that February 7 is Love Your Robot Day. At first I though, but I don’t have a robot. Then I though, what about my Roomba? It’s kind of a robot. What about our remote-controlled helicopters and […]


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Burns Night Explained for ‘Outlander’ Fans

Outlander fans, especially fans of Sam Heughan, should know that January 25 is Burns Night. Burns Night celebrates Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns. On Burns’ birthday, Scots and those who love all things-Scottish, celebrate Burns’ life and works by raising a glass, joining in song and reciting his favorite poems at Burns suppers and readings. […]


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‘Supergirl’ / ‘Parks and Recreation’ Crossover

Look! There on the TV! It’s a Perd! It’s redundancy! It’s Perd Hapley! Supergirl is a new show about a young woman, Kara Danvers, an illegal alien, who is coming into her own. Once a bumbling assistant who couldn’t even get a hot coffee right, now she’s gaining confidence by punching aliens until they lose consciousness! […]


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"Stronger Together" -- When Kara's attempts to help National City don't go according to plan, she must put aside the doubts that she -- and the city's media -- has about her abilities in order to capture an escapee from the Kryptonian prison, Fort Rozz, when SUPERGIRL moves to its regular time period, Monday, Nov. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Why We Need Superheroes We Can Identify With

I have always been drawn to superheroes, especially ones who have super strength of some kind or excellent fighting abilities. I’m sure there’s some kind of psychological label that could be applied to my interest in superheroes, but I don’t care; I just like them. But something happens, however, when I watch a female superhero […]


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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “4,722 Hours”: Who Was That?

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “4,722 Hours” prompted me to write the geekiest article I’ve ever written. Sure, sure. I know. I write about geeky things, from Daredevil reviews, to my thoughts on the latest Batman comics. Sometimes I even talk about why Elvis was the greatest living being in the history of civilization. So this isn’t […]


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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / CR: Scholastic

Harry Potter, Dumbledore and the Resurrection Stone

The Deathly Hallows fascinated Dumbledore. The Resurrection Stone, the Elder Wand, and the Cloak of Invisibility. He was lucky enough to use all three in his long life. Let’s take a look, however, at just the Resurrection Stone. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince isn’t my favorite book in the Harry Potter series for a […]


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Stephen Amell: 5 Things You Don’t Know About the Star of Arrow

Stephen Amell became instantly famous when the first poster for Arrow was released by the CW. There he was, brooding and shirtless. You couldn’t pick up an issue of Entertainment Weekly for weeks without seeing his abs somewhere on their pages. Then Arrow premiered in fall of 2012 and Stephen Amell earned cred for more than just […]


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Top 5 Turning Points in ‘Battlestar Galactica’

It’s hard to believe it’s been 6 years since the series finale of the re-imagined Battlestar Galatica faded to black, but I have been thinking about that series lately and how it was just the right show for its time.  The mini-series aired in December 2003 and season 1 began in the fall of 2004.  We […]


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2005 FOX TCA: Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell answer questions from the television critics during the PRISON BREAK session at the FOX's Summer Press Tour Friday, July 29 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. ª©2005 FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY. Cr: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell are Having a Moment

Really, Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell are having more than a moment. Let me catch you up. First, Dominic Purcell starred in a short-lived (but terribly interesting) drama on FOX called John Doe. Purcell played the titular character, who washed up somewhere with a bad case of amnesia about his identity, but who could solve crimes […]


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Share an ‘Outlander’ Wedding Quote

I can say, with a fair amount of certainty, that “The Wedding” is the most-watched episode of Outlander. “The Wedding” is a favorite of many Outlander fans, not only for its steamy scenes, but also because it’s the first step Jamie and Claire take on a long journey together. My favorite quote from that episode is “It […]


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‘Game of Thrones’ Check-in and Predictions

Sometimes I wonder if my wife– the beautiful Kelly– knows how much I love Game of Thrones, how much I think about it, trying to predict what will happen, lamenting the lost characters, accidentally quoting Syrio Forel. So how has this season been? Awesome. Does anyone else feel like Dany became a thousand times more […]


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10 Best Outlander Gifs Since Season 1 Returned

Outlander gifs are a lot of fun. It’s a way to re-run your favorite moments from special episodes. You can post Outlander gifs on your blog, or share them on social media. The second half of Outlander Season 1 returned with a doozy of an episode, “The Reckoning,” which was a turning point in Claire and Jamie’s relationship. […]


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I’m Loving the Songs on Amazon Prime Playlists

I’ve been an Amazon Prime member for years. But Amazon Prime playlists are next level! Let me back up just a smidge. Years and years ago, when Amazon was a quirky website that sold books almost exclusively (remember those days?) I decided to go Prime. I already did a lot of my shopping on Amazon. […]


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Todd Alan Crain is Having a Moment

You’ve probably seen actor Todd Alan Crain on TV, but you didn’t know his name. He’s guest-starred in high profile TV shows, like Broad City and Orange is the New Black. He’s also appeared in scads of commercials. He’s a funny guy with an amazing baritone voice. After this interview, you’ll be searching for him every time […]


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Throwing Rocks at the Return of ‘Twin Peaks’

Twin Peaks is a fondly remembered 1990 show that asked the question, who killed princess Laura Palmer and did her secret, tawdry life play into her shocking small town murder? Does the Log Lady know something? Agent Cooper is having dreams about a little person in a red room! Why is Donna sneaking around with […]


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Why Peter Capaldi is the Doctor Regeneration We All Needed

For those of us who are major Whovians, the months leading up to seeing Peter Capaldi take the Tardis helm as the Twelfth Doctor were filled with speculation based on his previous roles (including his appearance during the Tennant years in “Fires of Pompeii”). All we heard was that he was going to be a […]


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Batman Quote from ‘The LEGO Movie’

Did you love The LEGO Movie? Oh my G-O-S-H so did I! So I created this graphic for you to share all over your social media. This Batman quote was only one of many, many funny Batman quotes from The LEGO Movie. See also: Your Complete Guide to LEGO TV Cartoons


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3 Reasons ‘Frozen’ Is Personal

In Frozen, fearless optimist Anna (Kristn Bell) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad) in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom […]


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‘Spider-Man’ Spin-Off Ideas

Who will star in The Amazing Spider-Man spin-off? There’s a fun interview with Amazing Spider-Man director, Marc Webb over on CraveOnline where he teases a possible Spider-Man spin-off starring a character from the same universe. But who could it be? Movies So Far First a little Spider-Man background. I enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man, even though it wasn’t […]


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Remembering Roger Ebert

Thumbs up or thumbs down? Before Rotten Tomatoes began calculating percentages, before critics tweeted 140-character reviews, and before the Internet shortened our attention spans, Roger Ebert took a gesture from the Romans and gave a movie either his approval or not but indicating thumbs up or thumbs down. In one image, he told us whether […]


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