Kipo and The Age of Wonder Beasts

One of the newest Netflix animated series is a delightful series called Kipo and The Age of Wonder Beasts. A post apocalyptic, sci fi fantasy produced by Dreamworks Studios and created by Radford Sechrist. Kipo (Karen Fukuhara) is a 13 year old girl with purple skin and hair, who after living her whole life underground…

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Sex Education: A Season Of Choices & Consequences

Sex Education is back, and it hit the ground running! This season brings our favourite Brits a lot of joy and a lot of heartbreak, and reminds them that their healing is in their own hands. Kicking things off, we learn that since his initial experience with “hand to gland combat,” Otis has developed a…

Oscar Voters are Completely Out of Touch with Reality and It Shows

Let’s get down to it. The Oscar noms are always a bit of a mess. In 2016, in response to the #OscarsSoWhite movement started by April Reign, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced its intention to revamp its voting body to better reflect public identity and opinion. It planned to invite 683…

Disney’s Problem with Creatives and Creativity

Almost in the exact same hour on Jan 9, two big pieces of Disney news broke: the project departures of Doctor Strange 2 director Scott Derrickson and creator-showrunner Terri Minsky from the Disney Plus revival of Lizzie McGuire.  Both exits were said to be based on creative conflict, with both Marvel and Derrickson citing “creative…

American Gods Fires…Mr. Nancy? MrNancy!?

On December 14th, former American Gods actor Orlando Jones announced that on September 10th, he had been let go from the popular adaptation of Neil Geiman's book series. Despite his character Mr. Nancy aka Kwaku Anansi being popular among both readers and fans of the show, he would not be back for the show's third…

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: A Rushed Journey to Little Reward

The stakes for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are about as high as they can get for any movie. It's the ninth and apparently final installment in the widely beloved Skywalker saga, part of a globally popular franchise spanning 40 years, eleven movies and TV shows, books, video games—the full works. Such a film…

Secret Cinema Presents Stranger Things Review: A Thrillingly Immersive Extravaganza

© Secret Cinema - Luke Dyson In a secret London location, the world of Stranger Things has faithfully been brought to life unlike anyway it has been before and it’s been done in a way that only Secret Cinema can do. Granted, Universal Studios has brought the show to life in 2018 and 2019 as…

Review: Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi is changing the game when it comes to YA/Fiction & Fantasy. It’s not just the way that she writes, it’s the characters she’s created, and the fact that all of the characters are of color - or more specifically, Black. Adeyemi has created this intricate fictional world that makes you feel as if…

‘Charlie’s Angels’: Fun, Fierce, But Ultimately Forgettable

The legacy of the Charlie’s Angels franchise is marked by a glaring contradiction. The iconic pose of three women standing back to back and pointing finger guns oozes girl power and badassery. Other images the name typically conjures, however, are of the same women scantily clad and shaking their butts in tight underwear right in…

‘The Mandalorian’: Classic Star Wars made ‘darker, freakier’

The first episode of The Mandalorian is quick to reassure viewers that this the classic Star Wars we all know and love. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, writer and creator Jon Favreau said about The Mandalorian: "I'm trying to evoke the aesthetics of not just the original trilogy, but the first film. Not just the first…