This Trident of Charging Includes MicroUSB, USB-C, and Lightning Connectors For $11

If you want the durability and lifetime warranty of Anker’s PowerLine II charging cables, but you own a lot of different devices, this $11 microUSB cable (with promo code ANKERKJ8) includes Lightning and USB-C adapters attached to the end. It’s a little awkward, but it’s nice to know you’ll always have the right cable…

Should the Best Picture Oscar be considered the award for the best producing?

In the 1997 comedy Wag The Dog, Dustin Hoffman plays Stanley Motss, a movie producer hired to distract from a presidential sex scandal by orchestrating a fake war in Albania. Toward the end of the film, as Motss watches the elaborate military funeral he helped put together, he laments that his efforts are destined to…

Tina Fey and Robert Carlock on the end of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

In the spring of 2015, the fact that Tina Fey and Robert Carlock had created a sitcom about a survivor of a doomsday cult wasn’t half as strange as where that show had ended up: Produced for NBC, it was later acquired by Netflix and set to be the first original comedy series to debut on the streaming service. Today,…

Supergirl introduces a game-changing new status quo for the Danvers sisters

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Welcome back to Supergirl and welcome back to a brand new Supergirl status quo! Rather than pick up on the Ben Lockwood arrest storyline from the midseason finale, “Suspicious Minds” takes some unexpected swerves as it explores Kara’s newfound separation from the DEO. It’s a pretty weird outing, one that starts as…

Maggie's breakup is the most compelling conflict in a packed episode of Charmed

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Through Maggie, the return of Charmed taps into its sweetspot of blending supernatural plotting with emotional character work, blurring the lines of the two worlds the sisters belong to in a coherent and meaningful way. Maggie’s devastated in the wake of learning that Parker lied to her and manipulated her. She feels…

Outlander sets Roger's arc on fire in penultimate episode of the season

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Outlander’s passionate defense of true love has long been foundational to its narrative. Jamie and Claire have gone to great lengths to be together, traveling through time and space, grappling with war, loss, grief, drama, facing their fears and challenging their beliefs in the name of their magnetic, blazing love.…

Quick new Shazam! trailer pokes fun at The Dark Knight and tries to buy some beer 

Just in case you need a reminder: Shazam! looks like a hell of a lot of fun. This new trailer is weirdly short, but what it lacks in runtime it makes up for in new footage that makes it clear that this is unlike any other superhero movie that Warner Bros. has put out in the last few decades—to the point where the big…

The Punisher finale has some questionable thoughts on who deserves redemption

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Hey, remember when Frank Castle experienced a morality shifting existential crisis when he thought he’d accidentally murdered three innocent people in a manic shootout? No? Well, good because neither does The Punisher! That hugely dramatic scene from the end of “The Dark Hearts Of Men” has literally no bearing on the…

Leslie Jones says the new Ghostbusters sequel is a "dick move" 

Last week, Jason Reitman announced that he had been developing a secret sequel to the original Ghostbusters movies—as in, the ones with men—that would be targeted directly at the “fans.” A trailer even came out that billed the movie as Ghostbusters 3, with rumors suggesting that the surviving ‘busters from the old…

The Producers Guild also liked Green Book, continuing its surprising awards season run

There’s nothing wrong with an awards season surprise, but the continued popularity of Peter Farrelly’s divisive Green Book during this awards season has been the kind of surprise that people are going to complain about for the next few years. The movie already took home the Golden Globe for Best Musical Or Comedy and…

J.J. Abrams is the new chew toy being fought over by Hollywood's angry dogs 

It’s looks like the Abrams family is going to start buying that fancy mustard soon, as Deadline reports that all of Hollywood’s richest and most powerful studios are wining and dining J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company in hopes of luring them away from Paramount for a not new deal—and, presumably, a…

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