Monthly Archives: March 2018

The X-Files Delivered a Clever, Offbeat PSA

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.


"Rm9sbG93ZXJz" (which apparently means "followers" - and that's the last time I'll type/paste it) was a fun, occasionally preachy, alt-universe diversion that felt like a standalone short film. In fact, an argument could be made that this story could have/should have been 20 minutes shorter and didn't need Mulder and Scully at all. Meaning, any two people out on a funky robo-dinner date would have worked for the action and messaging.

This (final?) X-Files season, so far, has been less about the continuing adventures of Mulder and Scully and more about "What would Mulder and Scully have to say about our current social and political climate?" There's an extreme (and mostly fun) meta-element to these modern chapters, with a few fan fic-y aspects thrown in for good measure.

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The Soul Stone May Be ‘The Biggest Threat of Them All’ in Avengers: Infinity War

In the pages of Avengers: Infinity War Prelude #2, we learn a critical piece of information about the final Infinity Stone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Warning: full spoilers below!

Five of the six Infinity Stones are currently accounted for in the MCU, but the whereabouts of the Soul Stone remain a mystery. While the lead-in comic does not give us much to go on, Wong does reveal a key piece of intel, saying, “Little is known about the sixth and final Stone, the Soul Stone. But if what is known turns out to be true, it could prove to be the biggest threat of them all.”

Art by Jorge Fornes. (Marvel Comics) Art by Jorge Fornes. (Marvel Comics)

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Tarantino’s Manson Movie Gets a Title; Pitt, DiCaprio Set to Star

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are joining forces with Quentin Tarantino once again for his movie based around the Manson Family murders, officially titled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Tarantino has described the movie as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood" (via THR). "The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor...Sharon Tate.”

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Kristen Wiig in Talks to Play Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2

Wonder Woman 2 may have found its Cheetah in Kristen Wiig.

According to Deadline, the Saturday Night Live and Bridesmaids star is reportedly in talks with DC and Warner Bros. to play Wonder Woman's feline foe in the upcoming sequel.

bridesmaids Kristen Wiig as Annie in Bridesmaids

While specifics about Wiig's potential role as the DC super villain have yet to be revealed, in the comics, the Barbara Ann Minerva incarnation of Cheetah is an archeologist who's captured and granted the abilities of a cheetah by the plant-god Urzkartaga.

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