The DuckTales finale may be a bit too neat emotionally, but it reinforces the show's epic scale nonetheless

It has been quite an up-and-down season for DuckTales, which in a lot of ways struggled between establishing its new approach to the show and engaging in the legacy of the entire Duckverse that has evolved over countless comics, TV episodes, and even video games (see my stray observations). “The Shadow War!” is a…

Rosamund Pike was asked to strip to become a Bond girl, said "Sod that"

Today, in “Things Idris Elba probably won’t be asked to do”: Rosamund Pike opened up this week about the process of getting cast in a James Bond film, and the lines she refused to cross while doing so. Pike’s turn as a “Bond girl” came in 2002's Die Another Day (Pierce Brosnan’s final outing as the British superspy),…

Bubbles and beds: Two recommendations for better drinking and sleeping

Look, the secret is out: Nobody can really tell the difference between competing club sodas, and even individual flavors are tough for folks to identify when the brightly colored can is taken out of the equation. La Croix has been sitting pretty at the top of the sparkling-water mountain for a while, and that seems…

The Great British Baking Show delivers a tasty, if underwhelming, "Final" bite

It’s been a long season, but we’ve made it at last to the final. Brendan, James, and John remain, promising a study in contrasts for the final three bakes. What will take the day: Brendan’s consistency and precision, James’ flexibility and flavors, or John’s creativity and innovation? All three have acquitted…

Oscar Isaac drops in on the trailer for the brand new Star Wars animated series, Resistance

Star Wars has typically had pretty good luck with its animated output: with a few notable exceptions, the franchise is littered with cartoon success stories like Cartoon Network’s original Clone Wars and the recent, well-regarded Rebels. Now, we’ve got our first look at the franchise’s latest animated adventure, Resist…

Netflix is breaking it off with Michelle Wolf's The Break (and also The Joel McHale Show)

And so goes another experiment in Netflix’s ongoing efforts to get people interested in timely streaming content: Deadline reports that the streaming service has just decided to simultaneously discontinue The Break With Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show. Both series were comedy talk shows that aired on a weekly…

Steven Universe fans, we've got a special Heart Of The Crystal Gems bundle for you

Steven Universe wrapped up its fifth and potentially final season last month—although Steven Universe: The Movie has been announced, a sixth season of the show has not—with the double-length episode “The Reunion.” And this week, Cartoon Network released a DVD edition of the linear event that closed out season five,…

An open letter to Wright Way Rescue, home of the world's best, most extra cat 

Late on Wednesday night, the Wright Way Rescue in suburban Morton Grove, Illinois—a no-kill animal shelter and worthy cause to which you can donate here—posted an ad trying to help one of their cats, a seven-year-old named Bruno, get adopted. Bruno, as the ad states, is a little bit extra, preferring to drink water…