BLACK PANTHER’s Chadwick Boseman Talks Wakanda’s Politics

BLACK PANTHER’s Chadwick Boseman Talks Wakanda’s Politics

For Black Panther, escaping politics is impossible. For a character who shares a name with one of America’s most radical racial political movements, trying to avoid the topic entirely would have been both difficult and unwise. Instead, star Chadwick Boseman has gone on record regarding the politics within the world of Wakanda. Wakanda in the Marvel Universe has always been both commentary and reflection on the real world.  The real world has seen every attempt…

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BBC Announces The 13th Doctor for Doctor Who is a Woman

BBC Announces The 13th Doctor for Doctor Who is a Woman

Doctor Who shook the internet today. BBC announced the show’s first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, after Wimbledon on Saturday night, EST. Jodie Whittaker takes over for the departing Peter Capaldi. Capaldi’s Doctor is expected to have his final adventure in the TARDIS in this year’s Christmas special. In addition to Capaldi leaving as The Doctor, Stephen Moffat will be leaving his role as showrunner of the series which has done for the past five series. Whitaker is…

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REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming – An Amazing Spider-Man Is Back in the Neighborhood

REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming – An Amazing Spider-Man Is Back in the Neighborhood

After effectively stealing the show in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Against the odds this reboot of the franchise manages to take everything exhilarating and ebullient about Holland’s initial appearance and launch Spidey’s new adventures with heart and style. Spider-Man has long been my favorite super-hero, and I have to admit that I’ve never thought any of his cinematic exploits really captured him in…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Likely to Bust $400mil Domestic Cume

Spider-Man: Homecoming Likely to Bust $400mil Domestic Cume

With Wonder Woman still rocketing along toward the $380-$400mil range, the only film that could conceivably harm its box office totals this summer is the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. I set out to do the math and see: what might this new Spidey flick make? Box office predictions aren’t a science. For comic book movies, only two reporters seem interested in trying to make a guess: me, and Scott Mendelson from Forbes. We also have totally…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 12: “The Doctor Falls”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 12: “The Doctor Falls”

And so we come to the end of another series of Doctor Who, this one all the more momentous as it marks the end of the last full series under star Peter Capaldi and show runner Steven Moffat. There’s a Xmas Special still to come but for all intents and purposes, “The Doctor Falls” marks the end of an era, and all that remains is a coda. The episode has a lot that it needs to…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode 11: “World Enough And Time”

REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode 11: “World Enough And Time”

As I have written in my reviews of the previous episodes of Series 10, the best stories of the run have attempted to recapture a classical feel while incorporating modern thematic elements. In short, this series has worked best when it’s tried to be old-school, fun and scary, straight-forward Doctor Who; when it has actively sought to distill the classic programme’s best qualities and marry them with skilful execution. And “World Enough And Time,” with…

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WONDER WOMAN On Track To Crack Top Ten Superhero Movies Ever!

WONDER WOMAN On Track To Crack Top Ten Superhero Movies Ever!

Wonder Woman proved an unexpected tour de force at box offices these last three weekends.  At most recent count, the film has made $275 million domestically, and has a worldwide gross of $572 million. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman origin story currently ranks 24th worldwide, sandwiched between Iron Man at 23rd and X-Men: Apocalypse at 25th.  Domestically, it ranks 17th, just under Man of Steel‘s $291 million total.  Another incredible factoid: the film has the lowest second-weekend drop…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 10: “The Eaters of Light”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 10: “The Eaters of Light”

“The Eaters of Light” is something of a milestone for Doctor Who, for it marks the first time since the series returned in the 21st Century that a writer from the classic series has come back to the show. In a way, it’s hard to see another series of the new Doctor Who where this would have been possible; part of the overall vibe of Series 10 has been the way it has embraced a…

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Ryan Reynolds Releases First DEADPOOL 2 Set Photo

Ryan Reynolds Releases First DEADPOOL 2 Set Photo

The first Deadpool film was the surprise breakout of the last year. With filming underway on the second installment of the franchise, fans have been itching for a look at what they can expect. Their prayers have been answered. Deadpool star and all-around foul-mouthed cretin Ryan Reynolds released the first look at the sequel today via his Instagram. Reynolds’ commentary is just about what one would expect. Its rare to see an actor whose personality…

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SUPERGIRL Names New Showrunners for Season 3

SUPERGIRL Names New Showrunners for Season 3

As it enters its third season, Supergirl is shaking things up. According to Deadline, the CW has selected Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner to helm the show following the departure of Ali Adler, who has signed an overall deal with CBS. The new executive team has been with the show since the midpoint of the first season, and will join the show’s co-creator Andrew Kreisberg, who will be remaining with the production. Queller is a…

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