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Avengers Infinity War: FIRST REACTIONS are in after early screening – is it good news?

The Marvel blockbuster, featuring a star-studded cast of MCU favourites, is out in a couple of weeks’ time, and could be one of the big movie events of the year. But amidst so much hype, is the product actually any good? The encouraging news is that early signs point to yes. The initial buzz on […]

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Jen Petro-Roy Brings Religious Questioning and Queer Love to Middle Grade Books in P.S. I Miss You

As an adult when I pick up middle-grade and young adult books, I am thinking about what voids are being filled that weren’t around when I was growing up. While I am seeing more and more books with brown and black faces on them, good queer middle-grade books are still not as common as they […]

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Star Wars SHOCK: ‘Han Solo star Alden Ehrenreich is just NOT good enough’ claims co-star

It’s now just two months until the latest Star Wars spin-off arrives. Solo has been through some production problems, with original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord being fired for creative differences with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. Ron Howard was brought on to complete the reshoots, but it’s still uncertain just how fans and critics […]

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Men Who Are Fired for Harassment May Still Get Big Payouts, But We Wouldn’t Know

As more and more prominent, powerful men are having to face consequences for their alleged sexual misconduct in the workplace, it feels like a tiny bit of balance being restored. Seeing men like Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and Harvey Weinstein lose (or leave) their jobs, along with much of their reputation, it’s satisfying to see […]

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Star Wars Obi-Wan movie: Shock return for THIS character? ‘I’d be happy to play him again’

Joel Edgerton played Uncle Owen in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, and has said he’d be “happy” to reprise it if asked. He’s now promoting Red Sparrow, the spy movie with Jennifer Lawrence, but played the younger version of Luke’s guardian when the prequel trilogy came to an end. Now, as speculation […]

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Hillary Clinton Addressed Sexual Harassment in Her Campaign & I Wish I Weren’t So Disappointed

Last Friday, The New York Times published an article revealing an instance of sexual harassment from within Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. According to the report, a senior adviser named Burns Strider (a low-level comic book villain name if ever there was one) was accused of harassing a 30-year-old female aide, both touching her inappropriately and […]

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Star Wars 9 Snoke shock RETURN? Andy Serkis talks about his ‘RESUSCITATION’

Has thee ever been a Star Wars character (or any film character, for that matter) who has been surrounded by so much mystery, rumour and theory? After two years debating whether Supreme Leader Snoke was secretly Darth Plagueis, Mace Windu, Jar Jar Binks or an ancient Whill, he was swiftly dispatched with no explanation. Normaly […]

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I Am Figuratively Burning With Rage Over This Bar’s Refusal to Serve Patrons Who Use the Word “Literally”

East Village bar the Continental expounds on their (tongue-in-cheek) ban on the word literally. Their stated goal now is to stop “Kardashianism.” cc: @edenbrower pic.twitter.com/iI0N41qCgt — evgrieve (@evgrieve) January 24, 2018 A bar in New York’s East Village has chosen the hill they want to die on, and it’s the word “literally.” According to this […]

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Padmaavat: Deepika Padukone speaks out on controversial movie’s name change from Padmavati

Padukone, who will be familiar with Western audiences for her role in last year’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage, stars in the new film; which has sparked fierce protests – and last year a politician even put a bounty on her head. Hardline Hindus took severe issue with the film, with reports suggesting cinemas have […]

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Why Did The Last Jedi Fail so Badly in China?

“Fail” is a kind way of putting it. “Bombed” is is more accurate. The latest Star Wars epic is likely to earn less than movies like Valerian (remember Valerian?) and Geostorm (huh?) in the Chinese market. Although The Last Jedi was the biggest movie in North America in 2017—raking in a domestic box office of $591 million and $1.2 billion worldwide—China is the world’s #2 […]