Monthly Archives: July 2017

Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde 2 Is More Important Than Female 007

Warning: SPOILERS for Atomic Blonde!

A British secret agent assigned to a dangerous mission, facing off against a cadre of international assassins in an exotic European backdrop to retrieve top secret intel in the name of Queen and country. What sounds like the latest (or, frankly, any) James Bond adventure also describes Atomic Blonde, the new action yarn starring Charlize Theron and directed by David Leitch (John Wick). Theron’s titular heroine, MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton, has immediately drawn comparisons to 007, cinema’s premiere super spy currently embodied by Daniel Craig. The easy shorthand to …

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Star Trek: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Captain Jonathan Archer

Star Trek: Enterprise is very much the black sheep of the Trek family. It was plagued with problems from day one and just managed to hold on in there for four seasons before being canned. The prequel series focused on Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula), a man billed as Captain Kirk’s childhood hero. While the character and the series in general received a lot of (mostly deserved) flak since it aired, many have been giving the series a second chance, especially with it being on streaming services like Netflix.

As new Trek series Discovery is mere months away, …

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Game of Thrones Brings Fire and Ice Together in ‘The Queen’s Justice’

Liam Cunningham and Kit Harington in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3

Game of Thrones brings Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen face-to-face in a slower-than-expected episode that still managed a few surprises.

It is a safe bet that the meeting Game of Thrones staged in ‘The Queen’s Justice’ was one of the most anticipated in the show’s history. Given how much the series has invested in Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, seeing them in the same room together is a big win under any circumstance. But their meeting holds even more meaning after the secret parentage of Jon …

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MTV Plans to Revive TRL in October

Daly Fallon TRL

They say history and popular trends repeat themselves around every 20 years, so it’s probably right time for MTV to bring back Total Request Live. Yes, it really has been almost two decades since the Harry Potter and X-Men film franchises first began, and since Eminem, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, ‘N Sync and other pop artists ruled the airwaves. And a lot of those actors and musicians you can remember from that time period, first made it big on a little countdown show called TRL.

TRL first began in the fall of 1998 with host Carson Daly introducing the day’s top 10 music videos from a small, dimly lit set in New York City. Yet soon the show’s popularity incrased, and it was moved to MTV studios in Times Square, where it remained …

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Spider-Man: 17 Characters Who Have Been Carnage

Carnage, the most evil of evil alien symbiotes, is a long-time enemy of Spider-Man. It’s an offshoot of the original extraterrestrial gloop monster, Venom. And while its “parent” has gone from villain to violent anti-hero to straight-up good guy in the Agent Venom series, the younger organism was born bad and stayed that way.

It’s a sower of chaos, a gleefully kill-crazy monster that is so violent that it’s named after mass murder. That’s because it premiered in the early ’90s, when the comic book industry as a whole forgot what subtlety was and writers and artists started …

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