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Brand New Scarlet & Violet Pokémon Revealed, Called Wiglett

Screenshot: The Pokémon Company / Serebii.net Honestly, you need to grow up. It’s a worm! The latest Pokémon to be revealed for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a wiggly worm called Wiglett, and clearly related to that base set favorite, Diglett. Wiglett, it seems, is a result of divergent evolution, an aquatic cousin of the …

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Destroy the Gatekeepers of Art, Free The People’s Joker!

Covered… by COPYRIGHT LAW!!Image: DC Comics/Marshall Rogers A new Joker film had its first—and probably last—showing earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival. The People’s Joker, described as “a queer coming-of-age story complete with a copyright-defying array of villains and heroes,” was screened once and only once. Future screenings of the film have …

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Kevin Williamson’s Latest Is Pandemic Scream

Bethlehem Million and Gideon Adlon in Sick.Image: Miramax With properties like ScreamDawson’s Creek, and The Vampire Diaries, writer Kevin Williamson has always been able to tap into a collective understanding. But a passion for movies or teen angst has nothing on the fear of covid-19, and that’s what Williamson deals with Sicka new film from …

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Joyce Carol Oates weighs in on the brutality in Blonde

Joyce Carol Oates; Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe BlondePhoto: Thos Robinson; Netflix/YouTube (Getty Images) In another press cycle, Blonde would be the most controversial film of the year. It took decades for Andrew Dominik to get his brutally graphic fictionalized version of Marilyn Monroe’s life off the ground, and several years after that to …

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Charlie’s Angels is no feminist manifesto, says Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks Photo: Leon Bennett (Getty Images) There are many pitfalls on the road to a good remake; Elizabeth Banks, who directed 2019’s ill-fated Charlie’s Angels reboot, may know this better than anyone. But ahead of her return to the director’s chair for the upcoming abortion drama Call Jane, a specific set of complaints about …

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House Of The Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal on Sapochnik’s exit

Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik Image: The AV Club, Photo: Frazer Harrison/Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images HBO’s House Of The Dragon may only be half a season into its expansive register of Targaryen rule in Westeros, but one of its showrunners have already seen sail for a different country. Miguel Sapochnik, a Game Of Thrones veteran ice …

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Don’t worry Darling, you’re at the top of the box office

Don’t Worry DarlingPhoto: Warner Bros. After an unclear amount of on-set drama (somewhere between none swear “all”) and about 15,000 daily news stories across the entertainment news industry (it’s not just us)Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling finally opened in US theaters this weekend. And best of all, the drama (or convincing illusion of drama) was …

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