Captain Marvel stands her ground, and the MCU welcomes a new kind of hero

Captain Marvel was a game changer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in more than one way. First, there’s the little matter of it being the first solo film in the series with a female lead, building on the momentum established by Black Panther’s trio of capable female heroes by giving Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Vers, a.k.a.…

Watch the Wu-Tang Clan rip it up old school on The Tonight Show, of all places

Sure, the members of the Wu-Tang Clan are middle-aged, pursuing multiple career paths, occasionally squabbling amongst themselves, and currently pumping up interest in their upcoming, four-part Showtime career retrospective docuseries, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men. And yes, the legendary rappers were kicking it on…

Prince estate to sell album full of songs Prince gave away to other artists

Prince was famously both prolific and extremely generous as an artist, cheerfully giving away any number of future hits to other musicians, either under his own name, or a wide variety of pseudonyms. Of course, in order to hand off songs like “Manic Monday” or “Nothing Compares 2 U” to groups like The Bangles and The…

Disney's not crazy about all the dang smoking in Spielberg's West Side Story remake

Disney’s tendril-y absorption of 20th Century Fox continues to have odd knock-on effects for the entertainment industry as a whole, even those parts of it that are normally considered sacrosanct. Like, say, Hollywood royalty Steven Spielberg, whose latest obsession—besides his recently-backed-off-of feud with Netflix,…

The vampires follow their animal instincts on a flea-ridden What We Do In The Shadows

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After the events of this week’s What We Do In The Shadows, I can only assume that once the vampires succeed in taking over Staten Island—if the vampires ever succeed in taking over Staten Island—the employees of the municipal Animal Control department will be paraded through the streets in shirts made of cat hair as…

Jane The Virgin gets a double dose of rejection for her 30th birthday

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I feel so bad for Jane right now. She’s been through a lot of awful stuff on this series, but there’s something especially painful about her current situation, a dejected emotional state that can only be reached by surviving years of telenovela twists only to have new ones continue to derail any progress. The…

Lizzo talks sliding into Drake's DMs and crushing on John Mayer, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

Lizzo is having a bona fide Moment at the, uh, moment, having just, in the span of about a week, played Coachella, launched her major label premiere to critical acclaim, and even lined up a debut film role for herself. None of which appears to have dampened the humor and vulnerability that’s helped elevate her into…

Three major goodbyes on this week's Riverdale, and none of them for the show's toughest loss

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Two days ago, on his Instagram account, Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa announced that this week’s episode was the last that Luke Perry shot prior to his shocking passing. (Cast members Madelaine Petsch, Gina Gershon, and Ashleigh Murray all dutifully responded with broken-heart emojis.) The rational TV…

Prepare For Hot Summer Nights With Buffy’s New Cooling Comforter, the Breeze

Don’t sweat it, hot sleepers. Buffy’s new comforter, the Breeze will keep you cool while you catch those zzz’s—and it will give you peace of mind, too. The Breeze is 100% made from soft, breathable eucalyptus fiber, and according to the brand, it’s the first comforter to be completely plant-based.

The 100 renewed for a 7th season, leaving just 93 more to go

Good news for fans of post-apocalyptic teen drama/vicious, conquering wars for survival today, as TV Line confirms that The CW has ordered a seventh season of The 10o, just a few days ahead of the premiere of its sixth. Presuming that this latest renewal order is for one of the series’ standard 13-episode seasons,…

Nickelodeon's new CG Star Trek series is about delinquent teens taking a ship out for a joyride

Outside of that bit where Baby Kirk rocks out to a 400-year-old Beastie Boys album in the first rebooted Star Trek movie—and the various trials, travails, and “Shut ups” that marked the early career of a young Wesley Crusher—Star Trek, as a whole, has never concerned itself all that much with the angry teen…

A rookie ranger faces a terrifying ordeal in the survival horror of Body At Brighton Rock

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Horror movies are full of reminders to stay out of the woods. And even if the ancient curses and masked psychos don’t get you, there are plenty of more mundane terrors waiting out there in the wilderness. Body At Brighton Rock, the taut new survival thriller from up-and-coming genre director Roxanne Benjamin (…

The Strange Things Nintendo Asked Players To Do To Play Its Handheld Games

For decades, Nintendo has enabled people to play games on the go. It’s been great, but it’s also been silly at times. Seriously, how did any of us even tolerate playing games on the Game Boy Advance’s dim screen? As much love as I have for the systems that brought us Advance Wars, WarioWare, Phoenix Wright, and more,…

Fox News as a Huey Lewis-inspired power-pop ditty is as catchy as it is enraging

Fox News, that ceaseless drone in the hearts, minds, and living rooms of angry retirees, is a cesspool of conspiracy garbage. Now, in his continuing efforts to pinpoint the toxicity of the far-right in the most entertaining way possible, songwriter Nick Lutsko and College Humor have refashioned a whole trash-barge…

FKA Twigs pole dances into fantasy in the immersive clip for new single "Cellophane"

U.K. singer FKA Twigs will soon return with her sophomore LP, a follow-up to LP1, one of our favorite albums of 2014. Details about the album remain scarce, but the genre-defying artist has shared a new single, “Cellophane,” which arrives with a stunning, athletic video for which Twigs aggressively trained.

Target Is Selling Baby Clothes for 50% Off Since All Babies Are a Mess

Babies are adorable and have the cutest squishy legs in the world, but they’re also disgusting. It’s not their fault, they don’t know how to keep themselves clean. All they do is poop, pee, puke, and drool. Any parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle of a newborn knows exactly how messy babies are. Thankfully, Target is…

Block Spoilers for Avengers, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars With These Tools

It’s a tough week to be a geek, unless you like watching characters you’ve loved for years, if not decades, bite the big one. Be sure to bring your Mjölnir-sized Kleenex box to Avengers: Endgame this week (especially if you, like me, have Thanos as your #1. Though he’s unlikely to get an Ant-Man up his ass, I somehow…

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