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The Thursday Edition - Sep 27, 2018
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Big on the Internet, musicals, Phantom of the Opera

Hi Sorry but Phantom of the Opera Is Not That Great


By Rachel Leishman on Thu,11:09
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but let's examine why, despite its well-known status, many musical theater fans don't really like Phantom of the Opera that much. In short, it's a basic choice. There are musicals that the general public loves and accepts, and those typically end up getting movie adaptations and praise. Those are the ones that musical theater fans don't particularly love, and it isn't necessarily because they're not great shows.
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Movies, X-Men, X-Men: Dark Phoenix

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Trailer Reveals the Movies’ Second Crack at the Story


By Dan Van Winkle on Thu,10:15
The Dark Phoenix Saga is one of the—if not the—best-known X-Men stories, or comics stories in general. As such, it's been adapted more than once, including elements of the story being used for the plot of the movie X-Men: The Last Stand. Now, thanks to their time-traveling antics, the X-Men movies are getting a second chance to do a more direct adaptation of the story in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and the first trailer is a foreboding one.
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TV, Arrowverse, DC Entertainment, Elseworlds, The CW

The CW’s Superhero Crossover Event Is Titled Elseworlds, Giving Us Hints to the Story


By Chelsea Steiner on Thu,8:25
The winter Arrowverse crossover event is already jam-packed with heroes, uniting the casts of Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash, while also introducing audiences to Ruby Rose's Batwoman and Bitsie Tulloch's Lois Lane.
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Big on the Internet, Creed II, Michael B. Jordan, things we saw today

Things We Saw Today: The New Creed II Trailer Has Us Sweating


By Kaila Hale-Stern on Wed,5:37
We're creeping toward the November 21st release of Creed II, and Michael B. Jordan, in fine fighting form, is here to up our anticipation.
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Big on the Internet, donald trump, humiliation, politics

Fox News Couldn’t Handle Seeing World Leaders Laughing at Trump so They Edited It Out of Their Coverage


By Vivian Kane on Wed,5:18
This is so embarrassing. This is the man that the majority of American (electoral) voters chose not just to govern us, but to represent us. And he deserves to be laughed at.
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Movies, Birds of Prey, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell Join the Cast of Birds of Prey


By Chelsea Steiner on Wed,4:38
Margot Robbie's Birds of Prey film is quickly coming together, with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell joining the cast as Huntress and Black Canary, respectively.
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TV, Claire Temple, marvel studios, Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson Might Be Leaving Marvel, Deserves Her Own Damn Show Instead


By Chelsea Steiner on Wed,3:20
Claire Temple may not have powers, but that doesn't mean she can't kick ass in her own series.
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Movies, Fantastic Beasts (franchise), Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Johnny Depp

Why Must Johnny Depp Haunt Fantastic Beasts 2?


By Rachel Leishman on Wed,3:10
A new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer dropped yesterday, which was a painful reminder of how much we want to be excited about these movies while they just keep giving us reasons not to be. One of those reasons is Johnny Depp playing Gellert Grindelwald, a casting decision that puzzles us to this day.
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News, brett kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, Republicans, sexual misconduct

Republicans Knew How It Would Look to Have an All-Male Committee Question Christine Blasey Ford, So They’ve Hired a “Female Assistant”


By Vivian Kane on Wed,2:10
From the look of it, bringing in Rachel Mitchell to question Kavanaugh and Ford is a push for good optics, not actual substance, and they can't even get that right.
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News, #MeToo Movement, Bill Cosby, sexual assault

Bill Cosby’s Spokesperson Compares Him to Jesus, Says He’s a Victim of a “Sex War” in a Truly Bananas Press Conference


By Chelsea Steiner on Wed,1:07
After dozens of women came forward with their stories, and a long and protracted court battle that left many discouraged, justice was finally served as serial predator Bill Cosby was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for the aggravated indecent assault of Andrea Constand in 2004.
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Books, Impostors, Scott Westerfeld, Uglies

Scott Westerfeld’s Impostors Is a Powerful Return to the Uglies Universe


By Princess Weekes on Wed,12:35
After a decade, Scott Westerfeld is taking us back to the Uglies universe with 'Impostors.'
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