Tag: Fantasy

Scientific American: Why the Term “JEDI” is Problematic

When asked, “How do you define Jedi?” do you immediately leap to reference the social justice literature? If you don’t, perhaps you are doing it wrong. Fresh off their successful endorsement of a presidential candidate for the first time in their 175-year history, Scientific American is taking...

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Marcia Lucas Vindicates Star Wars Fans

It’s no secret that the recent Disney Star Wars movies have had a major backlash. Longtime fans have rallied against the way Kathleen Kennedy, JJ Abrams, and Rian Johnson handled things for the last six years, while newer fans have voiced their support. The division among fans has been a hot topic...

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REVIEW: Free Guy (2021)

When I saw the trailers for Free Guy, they didn’t leave much of an impression on me. The virtual world they teased was reminiscent of Ready Player One or Pixels. Still, nothing seemed good or bad so much as forgettable. And that’s precisely what happened; I forgot this movie even existed until m...

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LAIKA Studios to Adapt Wildwood by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

Deadline reports that LAIKA Studios has their next film in production in the form of a film adaptation of Wildwood, a novel written by Colin Meloy and illustrated by Carson Ellis. Travis Knight, LAIKA’s CEO and president, will direct Wildwood following his directorial debut with Kubo and the Two ...

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China May Shun Shang-Chi Over Star’s Comments

Shang-Chi’s ultimate defeat may come at the hands of the Chinese box office – or, in his case, lack thereof. Deadline reports that comments from Simu Liu, the star of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, made that are critical of the Chinese government have been making the rounds on Chines...

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REVIEW: What If…? – Season 1, Episode 5 “What If… Zombies?!”

“What If… Zombies?!” is the one we knew was coming. Whether it’s “the one we’ve all been waiting for,” I’m not so sure – I don’t think What If…? had a lot of hype surrounding it in general, despite being better than at least the last two Disney+ Marvel shows. But an MCU zombie ...

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