Star Trek is The Greatest Sci-Fi Franchise of All Time & It Changed My Life

By the end of the 1990s, I had left home to attend an out-of-state college, and my media consumption shifted dramatically. I fell out of “Star Trek” by necessity. It wasn’t until several years later that I gathered the wherewithal — and collected the DVDs — to catch up. “Star Trek” ran hot and cold […]

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X-Men ’97 Was a Profound Defeat For Marvel’s Mutant Heroes – Because Magneto Was Right

Marvel Studios has a history of sympathetic villains. Ever since phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve seen more and more sympathetic villains with tragic backstories, or at least understandable and relatable goals with misguided approaches. This, of course, culminated with the one-two punch of Killmonger and Thanos. The former sought to correct a […]

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How An Unassuming Lucasfilm Employee Ended Up Playing Jedi Aayla Secura In Star Wars

Lucas needed a lot of Jedi to fill out the climactic battle in “Attack of the Clones,” which sees the Jedi Knights trying to face off against Dooku’s army. This is where Allen’s date with destiny came into play. As she explained: “One day my Production Manager, who had just come back from Sydney, put […]

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Dua Lipa Hosted Saturday Night Live: Episode Recap and Review

Dua Lipa has been on “Saturday Night Live” before, but only as a musical guest. Pulling double duty this time allowed her to stretch her acting muscles more than every before, even more than her supporting role in “Argylle.” The good news is that, despite her limited acting experience, Dua Lipa was actually a solid […]

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The Best Documentaries Streaming This Month Dive Deep Into Showbiz (May 2024)

Streaming May 8 on Disney+. People can never get enough of The Beatles, and for the first time in 50 years, the 1970 documentary film “Let It Be” will be available for audiences to watch, now in the comfort of their own homes. The documentary was originally released in May 1970 during the drama of the […]

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X-Men ’97 Has Revealed Its New Big Bad – And Marvel Fans Will Know His Name

In the fifth episode of “X-Men ’97,” just before Genosha is attacked, the time traveling Cable shows up and realizes he’s too late to stop what’s about to happen. Cable again appears at the end of the seventh episode, and Cyclops recognizes that he’s his son, Nathan Summers. Jean Grey reads Cable’s mind and learns that […]

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The One Question It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Is Always Trying To Answer

In the episode “Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life,” Frank and Mac (Rob McElhenney) end up seeing a movie together and are the world’s worst movie patrons after a failed Bon Jovi business meeting. They talk loudly, Mac answers phone calls, and Frank plays with a laser pointer, which Howerton explained shows a common but important theme throughout the series:  “But […]

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X-Men 97 Reveals Who Attacked Genosha, And It’s Not Who You Think

In episode 6 of “X-Men ’97” we learn that it wasn’t Cassandra Nova, but actually Mister Sinister who planned the attack. This is a bit disappointing considering Sinister doesn’t have a very strong anti-mutant sentiment and this ultimately takes away from the thematic resonance of the Genosha attack. Making it worse is a scene where […]

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