Scarlett Johansson Experiences A New World In Final Trailer For ‘Ghost In The Shell’
With a whitewashing controversy it hasn’t been able to shake, and not much buzz heading into its release this weekend, it’ll be interesting to see how “Ghost In The Shell” starring Scarlett Johansson plays with audiences. As we learned from “Power Rangers” this past weekend, anything can happen, and while the blockbuster manga adaptation could underperform, there’s another scenario where the moviegoers who turned out for “Lucy” show up in big numbers.
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘Buffy,’ ‘Community,’ ’30 Rock’ and More: TV’s 12 Best Musical Episodes and How Well They Worked in Song and Dance
Musical TV shows like “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” or “Glee” have a built-in understanding with audiences that bursting into a song or dance is part of the storytelling. When it comes to non-musical series, however, staging a musical number or episode can be a more challenging when it comes to finding an organic way to work it into the plot.
Recently, The CW’s superhero show “The Flash” and Syfy’s fantasy drama “The Magicians” dipped their toes into the world of musicals. “The Flash” tapped a character called Music Meister (Darren Criss) to knock out Kara and Barry (Melissa Benoit, Grant Gustin) and send them into an alternate reality, where they had to sing and dance their way to finding solutions. Music Meister, a super villain who could control people through music, has already been introduced in the DC Universe via animated series “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” (and voiced »
- Hanh Nguyen
New Images & Plot Details For Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Okja’ Starring Tilda Swinton & Jake Gyllenhaal
This summer, Bong Joon-Ho‘s “Okja” comes to Netflix worldwide, but the consensus is that the filmmaker will bring his latest movie to Cannes first. We’ll find out soon enough, but the streaming service is giving us another peek the promising new film.
Featuring a terrific ensemble including Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins and newcomer An Seo Hyun, so far, we’ve known that plot is about a corporation that threatens the relationship between a young girl and a mysterious creature.
- Kevin Jagernauth
First Official Images Of Michael Keaton As Vulture In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
This summer marks a new chapter for Marvel, their first collaboration with another studio, as they pair up with Sony for “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” And the film is affording director Jon Watts an opportunity to bring a different perspective to the superhero universe.
“My whole approach for this movie is that we’ve seen the penthouse level of the (Marvel) universe,” he told USA Today.
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Review: As One of TV’s Greatest Dramas Evolves, Characters Inch Closer to ‘Breaking Bad’
It’s taken five seasons of “Breaking Bad” and two-plus seasons of “Better Call Saul” to figure out the one word that defines this particular television universe, but we now may finally have it: Consequences.
With the return of “Saul,” now in Season 3, we remain fascinated by the story of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), the nascent “criminal” lawyer whose attempts to build his own private law practice – we know thanks to watching “Breaking Bad” – take a dark turn. But the first two seasons of the series depict a man whose preference for short cuts is actively working against something resembling a moral core, which is also working against a loyal heart.
And that means… Well, let’s face it: You probably don’t want spoilers if you’re reading this. You just want to »
- Liz Shannon Miller
‘Girls’ Review: A Baby Daddy Surfaces While Another Character Grows Up
Last Week’S Review: Hannah Finally Confronts Her Future While Erasing Her Past
Love Her or Hate Her
Whatever Hannah’s full reaction to Adam’s movie is will have to wait, because this episode was all about some hard realizations that made us really feel for the character. Despite her better judgment Hannah finally got a hold of Paul-Louis (returning guest star Riz Ahmed) and just came right out with the pregnancy news. Well, after she reminded the guy who she was (surf article… threw up in his bed… said she had a lot of pubic hair). Hearing and seeing his freaked out and then relieved reactions when Hannah explained she didn’t need anything but was only fulfilling her moral sense of duty was like waking up from a weird romance with the character, both for us as viewers and for Hannah.
Although we had no reason »
- Amber Dowling
‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘Something They Need’ Has A Lot Going On, But Little To Show For It
Last Week’S Review: Everyone Gets a Chance To Bury The Hatchet In ‘The Other Side’
Whose Episode Is It?
It’s the penultimate episode, so it’s time to check in with just about everybody (the Kingdom excluded). That makes “Something They Need” a busy episode, but not a particularly compelling one. The issue is that while the back half of Season 7 has been a vast improvement over the first, its plotting has been overly predictable, since it’s mostly been about Rick assembling his army, a mission that will obviously succeed because the show doesn’t have anywhere to go, otherwise. The all-out war is clearly being held for next year, and there’s not enough time left in this season to build up any specific stakes or narrative steam to make the Season 7 finale worth looking forward to. What does happen this episode is completely expected: The Ricketeers gets Oceanside’s guns, »
- Jeff Stone
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