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…

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Kerry Washington Shines in ‘American Son’

Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan (Peter Cunningham) Christopher Demos-Brown's 'American Son' has made its way to our screens this Friday after its critically acclaimed performance on Broadway. With support from the likes of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union assisting on the production, it was no wonder that Demos-Brown's play was a…

How “The Rise of Skywalker” Can Fix Star Wars…Or Not

In a recent rewatch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), I found myself struck by how much the series' scope has changed within a few short years. Three Star Wars movies have been released since then—Rogue One (2016), The Last Jedi (2017) and Solo (2018)—and while only one of these belong within the current…

Raising Dion: A Show Worth The Wait

Announced almost two years ago and based on the comic created by Dennis Liu, ‘Raising Dion’ has been in the works over at Netflix for quite some time. So long (and with so little news), in fact, that potential viewers began to wonder—where's Dion? Well, the wait is over, and I am happy to say…

8 TV Shows to Catch Up On Before Fall Season

Summer is, traditionally speaking, a slow period for TV. All the big popcorn blockbusters are out in theatres, and networks are airing their second- and third-tier titles as they prep for fall premiere season. Thankfully, that gives us all time to catch up on the slew of quality TV we might have missed in the…

The Case for A Cyborg Movie

An analysis of the importance of Cyborg’s story to both the Black Community and people with disabilities and why he should be next in line for a movie. 2019 has been an excellent year for the comic book community especially in the area of intersectionality with DC shows like Doom Patrol and Young Justice killing…

Why Do Filmbros Ride So Hard for Tarantino?

There's a particular subset of film enthusiasts known as filmbros. Filmbros tend to hold themselves in unmeritedly high esteem despite seeming to have watched only The Dark Knight and Logan, often touting their own perspective of film critique as superior regardless of literally anything and anyone else. They're overly invested in comic book movies, and…

“Dear White People Season 3”: Racial Battle Fatigue Hits Winchester

There’s been an overall shift in the gang since last semester.   Dear White People Volume 3 picks up right up where volume two left off, with black Winchester students Sam White and Lionel Higgins being approached by the narrator who turns out to be a long time member of the Order Of The X,…

MoC: Mermaids of Colour

When you think Disney you probably think of their animated princess films or the Marvel heroes recently added to their rosters. Disney’s cultural impact is undeniable many of our first idea of love and beauty. Disney has been making headlines as they move into the pre-production stages of their next Live-action adaptation. Most recently Aladdin…

The Military Problem Of The MCU

Marvel movies are known for quippy heroes, light-hearted humour, and a CGI heavy 3rd act. While the franchise has attempted to change its formula over the years, those elements have remained in many Marvel films, along with military propaganda. However, while things like the  Avengers fighting a CGI army, or banter between Iron Man and…