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Good Books to Read on a Cold, Rainy Day

Cold, rainy days are the best to curl up with a book. Here’s a list of the best books to do that with!

In Defense of Ariel and ‘The Little Mermaid’

In an unusual pattern, from the premiere of Peter Pan in 1953 through the 1980s, Disney animation primarily centered mainly around boys and/or male animals – One Hundred and One Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, Robin Hood, The Great Mouse Detective,…

“Selfish” Female Disney Characters: Peter Pan VS Tinker Bell

This week, we’re continuing our series on “selfish” female Disney characters, with a look at Disney’s 1953 animated movie Peter Pan, and the female characters contained within. Be sure to check out our previous posts on The Evil Queen and Alice…

“Selfish” Female Disney Characters: Alice in Wonderland vs. Wendy Darling

Over a decade after Snow White, Alice from 1951’s Alice in Wonderland and Wendy Darling from 1953’s Peter Pan were both immediately introduced to the audience as siblings in their respective films-the former the youngest and the latter the eldest.…

“Selfish” Female Disney Characters: The Evil Queen

The evolution in the portrayal of “selfish” female Disney characters is a worthy case study for how the feminist movement has progressed over the seventy-five years from Snow White to Frozen; the operative definition of selfish from Merriam-Webster being, “concerned…

What We Want from ‘Lucifer’ Season 5

It’s coming up to a year since Lucifer marked its transition from network television to Netflix with its fourth season. Now, fans are once again eagerly awaiting the announcement for the premiere date of the first half of the fifth…

The Case For Why You Should Skip Over ‘Fleabag’ Season 1

Last weekend, the second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag sweeped at the Emmys, stealing the crown from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The first season of Fleabag, which premiered in 2016, garnered no such awards attention, however, which would imply that…

5 Things We’re Looking Forward to in ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 3

On Monday, August 19th, Amazon Prime Video released the season 3 promo of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on the series’ twitter account after a teasing tweet the night prior got over 3,000 likes in less than 45 minutes. Based on…

Boom!Studios Buffy the Vampire Slayer Issue #5

It’s been a while since the last Buffy comic issue, during which a few changes occurred… The Art This issue marked the transition from Dan Mora as series illustrator to David Lopez. The difference is startling, disappointing, and disorienting. Whereas…

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Review: Issue #4

In any rebooted property, there comes an inevitable point where the story has to take a giant swing to differentiate itself from the original. And man, did the Boom!Studios Buffy comics take a swing. Unlike the last three issues, it’s…

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Comics Review: Issue #3

The mark of any good entertainment property is how quickly they can bounce back from a subpar installment. Boom! Studios’ run of Buffy the Vampire Slayer proved themselves worthy this week with their third issue follow-up from a disappointing second.…

Boom!Studios Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comics #2

This week, Boom! Studio’s rebooted Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics continued, introducing characters both familiar and new. The problem is that this week’s issue spends so much time introducing characters that there is little time for plot advancement. Unlike the…

Boom! Comics’ Return to Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1

Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their…

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Review: Episodes 2×09 & 2×10

It’s finally time for my last review of this season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and, boy, is there a lot to discuss. Let’s get to it! “Vote for Kennedy, Vote for Kennedy” The Good Abe’s Apathy Tony Shalhoub is…

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of ‘The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’ Season 2 Episodes 7-8

We know that this season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has captivated us, but has it you? We’re breaking down the good, bad, and ugly of episodes seven and eight. “Look, She Made a Hat” The Good Benjamin and Midge,…

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Review S2 E5-6

I’m a little late with this, as I was catching up for and then catching my breath from Christmas. I hope everyone had a beautiful and loving holiday, whatever and however you celebrated. Now we’re all relaxed and ready to…

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Review Season 2: Episodes 3-4

Somehow, even-perhaps especially- in this age of streaming where there are little to no commercial obligations, every single series still suffers from the “bloating” phenomenon. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is no exception, as “The Punishment Room” proves. Luckily, “We’re Going…

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ 2×01/2×02 Review

In the time between the pilot of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premiering on Amazon Prime and the rest of the season dropping eight months later, there was a lot of discussion about how this new series would rank in the…

Why ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Deserved Every Award It Got

Nearly a year ago, Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, in partnership with Amazon Prime, dropped the full first season of her latest series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Following the disappointment that the revival of her flagship show caused her die-hard…