I Missed The Anger In Katt Williams’ “Woke Foke”

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When I saw revered and somewhat controversial comedian Katt Williams show up on a thumbnail for an episode of Club Shay Shay, the podcast of former NFL tight end-turned-sports commentator Shannon Sharpe, it was a surprise. Mainly because I hadn’t heard about the comedian in nearly a decade, and when I last did it, it … Read more

3 Reasons Why Dragon Ball Z Is So Difficult To Translate To Live-Action

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As a lifelong Dragon Ball fan, you can imagine how distraught I was when hearing the tragic news of Akira Toriyama’s sudden passing last month. The news struck fans across the globe, with millions taking to comment sections, forums, and anywhere else around the inter-webs to share their personal stories of just how much the … Read more

Why “The Bear” Works

The Bear

For a couple years now I’ve been seeing people around the web chirp the praises for a show I never considered watching. Not for any particular reason, but more due to the fact that there was always something else to watch, and the thumbnail of a disgruntled group of restaurant employees led by an even … Read more

Review: Percy Jackson & the Olympians – Episodes 1 & 2

I must confess first and foremost that Percy Jackson and the Olympians was one of my favorite book series growing up. Throughout middle and high school, I was completely sucked into Rick Riordan’s urban fantasy stories where a world of mythology hides just beneath the surface, and great heroes emerge from otherwise inconspicuous 8th grade … Read more

Review: Doctor Who 60th Specials – Episode 3 – “The Giggle”

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Spoilers from the outset for this review of the Doctor Who 60th-Anniversary Special, “The Giggle.” The end looms for the Fourteenth Doctor in the third and final episode of the 60th-anniversary specials. It all begins in Soho, 1925, with the birth of television, an appropriate subject matter to honor the 60-year milestone and an effective means to welcome … Read more

“Blue Eye Samurai” — Race, Bodies, & The Anger To Exist

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“Why do I want a child who looks more white?” This was the question Amber Noizumi, creator of Netflix’s Blue Eye Samurai, asked herself after she’d gleefully texted her white husband and co-creator, Michael Green, about their newborn daughter’s “strikingly blue eyes.” Her husband’s indifferent reply of “Cool” prompted the reflective question and, in turn, … Read more

Why The “Fallout” Teaser Trailer Works

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“If you insist on staying, then you will have to adapt” — these were the words uttered by a bespectacled elderly man, whose eerie tone was made all the more unsettling through some dramatic red key lighting, towards our supposed protagonist during the middle of a recently posted teaser trailer for Amazon’s upcoming television adaptation … Read more

Review: Doctor Who 60th Specials – Episode 2 – “Wild Blue Yonder”

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Spoilers from the outset for this review of the Doctor Who 60th-Anniversary Special, “Wild Blue Yonder.” As a recap, Donna (Catherine Tate) spilled coffee onto the TARDIS console, sending the temp from Chiswick (born in Southampton, as we learn in this episode) and the Fourteenth Doctor (David Tennant) out of control across time and space. The episode swiftly … Read more

Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson First Look For Doctor Who Christmas Special

Doctor Who - Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson.

Good news on to all Whovians out there.  The first official images of Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson as the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday have been revealed to the world – showing the two characters in action for the forthcoming Christmas Day special, titled “The Church on Ruby Road” (courtesy of a story from The Radio Times). … Read more