One of the best things about the first season of American Gods was how its thematic ambitions came to life inside the cast’s stellar performances. Things often got weird and elliptical on the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, but you couldn’t stop watching because of the excellent acting on display. Here’s how…
In The Handmaid’s Tale, women who can still have babies are used as a resource, vessels to keep the endeavor of splinter nation Gilead going. Sadly, the TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s speculative fiction novel does very much the same thing with the bodies of people of color.
If you’ve been holding your breath waiting for Batman: Mask of the Phantasm to get a high-definition release, you can finally exhale. The classic animated movie will finally be out on Blu-Ray soon.
If you haven’t been paying attention to the next movie from the director of The Fifth Element, then let this new behind-the-scenes teaser try and convince you to do otherwise.
American Gods’ debut season has spent every episode telling us that gods walk among us. The final installment of season one finally shows us how powerful they can be and just how far they’ll go to survive. Oh, and Shadow at long last has a come-to-Jesus moment. Actually, at least two come-to-Jesus moments, by my count.
As far as I can tell, Okja will get a whole lot of mileage from one essential truth: don’t take things from little girls. Especially their magical cryptid animal friends.
Most people can’t do a song about Batman if they were out here looking like Killmonger. But most people aren’t Jaden Smith.
An animated adaptation of beloved kids’ book The Story of Ferdinand will be hitting theaters this December, and the main character—a bull who prefers flowers to fighting—is being voiced by longtime WWE A-lister/perennial heavyweight champ John Cena. He’s there... you just can’t see him.
Three weeks ago, I got on a school bus just as the sun was setting and was driven into the woods 20 minutes south of one of Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse theaters. At a campsite tucked away off a walking trail, I saw one of the year’s most disturbing films projected onto an outdoor movie screen. The next day, I asked…
Laura and Mad Sweeney—two of the most messed-up characters on American Gods—spend some quality time together in the show’s seventh episode, and we see how the big ol’ wee person has done both admirable and terrible things over the last 300 years.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Adam West helped save Batman and changed what was possible with DC Comics’ Dark Knight Detective.
The best part of Injustice 2 for me isn’t kicking butts with Green Arrow. It’s seeing what the people whose butts I’m going to kick are wearing. If you’re like me and have been gasping and cooing approvingly every time some killer fashion pops up in the fighting game sequel, here is a place to share.
I saw Wonder Woman over the weekend and, like my co-workers and millions of other people, thrilled to the sight of a well-realized DC Comics superhero. To me, the best part of Patty Jenkins’ movie was its deep understanding of Diana of Themyscira’s symbolic importance.
In the TV series adaptation of American Gods, Mr. Wednesday and Shadow Moon criss-cross all over America to recruit old-school celestial beings for a coming conflict with deities of the modern day. This week’s episode had them meeting with Vulcan and seeing how the god of the forge has reinvented himself for modern…
There’s an apocalypse happening in It Comes at Night but we never get to see it. We see and hear only faint inklings of its terrors. What we do see—the desperation of a family trying to stay alive—is far more terrifying than any monster or zombie lurking in the darkness.
A few episodes back on American Gods, the mysterious Mr. Wednesday told main character Shadow Moon about the Sons of God: “Well, you got your white Jesuit-style Jesus, you got your black African Jesus, you got your brown Mexican Jesus, you got your swarthy Greek Jesus.” This Sunday, audiences will meet one of these…
You might have that one auntie who displays a level of sass and verbal kung-fu that is simultaneously cool and frightening. For Wonder Woman, that auntie is Athena, which makes it very entertaining when the goddess of wisdom and war visits the World’s Greatest Superheroes.
Diana of Themyscira has a big movie coming out this week. She’s also a major player in new release Injustice 2, a video game where superheroes fight each other over crossing moral boundaries. But Wonder Woman shouldn’t just be part of an ensemble; she should be the main character.
The anime version of Katsushiro Otomo’s classic scifi manga became a worldwide phenomenon when it came out 1988. But the manga artist who created Neo-Tokyo thought the movie was terrible after his first look at it, and was sure it was going to be a flop.
Shadow Moon has been working with a mysterious con man who’s more than he seems. He might have made snow fall from the sky just by thinking about it. Now, the worst thing yet: a god who can get him arrested like it’s no big deal. American Gods is dropping that Shadow is cosmically important in some way he doesn’t…