The Meaning of Wizards in ‘Rings of Power’

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the season finale of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

The Meaning of Wizards in 'Rings of Power'

The season one finale of The Rings of Power<…

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New Fantastic Four Cast- What to Know

In an unexpected Valentine’s Day announcement, Marvel Studios revealed the cast of its new The Fantastic Four movie set to come out next summer.

A Marvel Instagram post sharing the new movie poster shows Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (or Mister Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Reed’s partner Sue Storm (also known as the Invisible Woman), Joseph Quinn as her younger brother Johnny…

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Why Aren’t Movies Sexy Anymore-

Channing Tatum’s stripper Magic Mike pulls on bookcases and beams in the Miami home of a wealthy woman played by Salma Hayek Pinault. Hayek Pinault’s character looks confused, but if you’ve seen a Magic Mike movie, you know Mike is testing whether the furniture will hold up to his swinging and gyrating. Tatum has a particular talent for swiveling and thrusting in dances…

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Will Smith’s Slap Was Shocking. The Debate That Followed Was Not

Will Smith is only the fifth Black man in history to win an Oscar for Best Actor. But on the night of his historic win, the biggest story has become his reaction to Chris Rock’s joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. At first glance it was a throwaway line in the patter, suggesting Pinkett Smith would appear in G.I. Jane 2, a reference to Demi Moore’s 1997 movie in …

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The Best and Worst Moments of the 2024 SAG Awards

The 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards took over the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 24. The awards celebrated stars of both television and film with winners chosen by their peers in the guild. As Oppenheimer’s Cillian Murphy said while accepting his award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: “This is extremely me…

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Why Andor Is Devoid of Star Wars Easter Eggs

Why Andor Is Devoid of Star Wars Easter Eggs

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What to Know About Avatar Before Sequel

Avatar: The Way of Water is already earning rave reviews from critics ahead of its Dec. 16 release. The sequel looks to be the sort of original epic that few directors beyond James Cameron get the budget to create these days. It took 13 years for Cameron to make the sequel; he had to, among other things, invent new motion capture technology that he could use to film underwater.

I…

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What Octavia Butler’s ‘Kindred’ Can Teach Us About Human Behavior

By the time Octavia Estelle Butler published Kindred in 1979, she had begun to solidify her place in the science-fiction genre—no small feat for a Black woman in a world dominated by white men and their stories of colonizing planets and alien invasions. She had achieved moderate success with her first three books, Patternmaster, Mind of My Mind, and Survivor— Read more

Kate Winslet Is Riotous in ‘The Regime’

Kate Winslet is the reigning queen of the HBO miniseries. She redefined an iconic heroine in Todd Haynes’ Mildred Pierce and disappeared behind the grimace of an embattled small-town detective in Mare of Easttown, earning Emmys for both roles. And she may well win a third for her astute portrayal of the fragile, eccentric demagogue at the center of HBO’s The Regime Read more