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The Saturday Edition - Sep 22, 2018
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Princess Weekes, Assistant Editor of The Mary Sue, will take a Black Widow dive into the history of female comic book/superhero movies starting with Jane Fonda's Barbarella before going into Wonder Woman and our hopes with Captain Marvel. The show will explore the common tropes in these films through a feminist, pop culture lens as well as why it took so long to get these movies done and done right. Plus representation issues (why is Storm still not done right guys?). As always, the show is guaranteed to bring a fresh perspective and a few side splitting laughs while promoting a healthy camaraderie among attendees.
Movies, Joaquin Phoenix, The Joker, Warner Bros.

Joaquin Phoenix in Full Joker Makeup Is Unsettling as Hell


By Princess Weekes on Sat,11:00
Wait till you get a load of Joaquin Phoenix in his Joker makeup.
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Big on the Internet, brett kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, donald trump, sexual assault

Donald Trump Finally Lashed Out at Christine Blasey Ford but Twitter Has Her Back


By Vivian Kane on Fri,6:17
Word out of the White House was that Donald Trump had "shocked" those around him with his "respectful" comments regarding Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her in the 1980s. He had tweeted that he hoped she would testify in front the Senate Committee, and he'd defended Kavanaugh, saying he "doesn't deserve" to face these accusations, but he hadn't actually attacked Ford directly. And that was shocking to many.
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Big on the Internet, Gaming, Guilds of Ravnica, Magic: The Gathering, The Command Zone

Things We Saw Today: The Command Zone Breaks Down The Guilds of Ravnica Set from Magic: The Gathering


By Princess Weekes on Fri,5:53
Guilds of Ravnica pre-release won't be happening until next week, but it doesn't mean we can't get some sneak looks at the newest cards from Magic: The Gathering from the YouTube Channel, 'The Command Zone,'
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Big on the Internet, #MeToo Movement, feminism, Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda Remains An Icon With Her Response To #MeToo


By Kate Gardner on Fri,5:51
"If you can’t learn, you don’t belong in the boardroom. And there are plenty of women who do belong in the boardroom."
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Uncategorized, Carrie Fisher, Star Wars (franchise)

The Legacy That Carrie Fisher Left Behind


By Rachel Leishman on Fri,4:55
Carrie Fisher has remained one biggest icons in fandom for a reason. If it wasn't her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise, then it was her work as an author. She was the voice for young women everywhere, and she used her platform to talk about mental illness, drug addiction, and what it meant to accept yourself for who you are.
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Big on the Internet, News, #TIMESUP, Chloe Dykstra, MeToo, Olivia Munn

Chloe Dykstra Opens Up About Dealing With Harassers Online After Posting Her Essay


By Princess Weekes on Fri,4:45
The silence breakers have spoken up, but they have mostly been ignored, despite how prominent the movement is in the news. Women and men may feel more confident to speak up about sexual harassment they have experienced, but it doesn't mean they will see anything come of that and it also means opening themselves up further to abuse.
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Movies, The Eternals, The MCU

Post-Avengers 4 Marvel Continues to Take Shape as Eternals Movie Lands Director Chloe Zhao


By Dan Van Winkle on Fri,3:48
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has involved a lot of testing the waters along the way, and that's worked out for the most part, though there are certain elements we don't think they needed to wait on quite so long. So, the longer things go, the more risks they're willing to take, and after the next Avengers installment creates a major shift in the way they do things, part of what that means is a movie about the Eternals.
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Movies, Timeless

We Finally Have Some Details on the Timeless Movie


By Vivian Kane on Fri,2:43
NBC's Timeless has had a heck of a journey. It was canceled after its first season but within a few days of that announcement, it was un-canceled thanks to a huge outpouring of fan support. Then it was canceled again, but it was going to be able to wrap things up with a movie. Now, we finally have some details on what that movie will look like, courtesy of Collider.
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Big on the Internet, bad ideas, Halloween costumes, The Handmaid's Tale

Company Does Something Right, Cancels Sexy Handmaid’s Tale Costume


By Kate Gardner on Fri,1:35
The internet has successfully shamed adult costume company Yandy into taking down their sexy Handmaid's costume. That's right, a sexy Handmaid, and not in the Bojack Horseman satirical sense—in the "we're going to shame you on every social media platform known to humanity" sense.
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Movies, Birds of Prey, DC Comics, DCEU

So Many Great Options on the Birds of Prey Movie Casting Shortlists


By Princess Weekes on Fri,12:57
Warner Bros. is looking to cast some diverse talent for its upcoming Birds of Prey film.
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Movies, dan fogelman, life itself, This Is Us

Dan Fogelman and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Reviews for Life Itself


By Kate Gardner on Fri,12:45
The reviews are pouring in for Life Itself, the latest film from This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman, and they're not pretty. Across the board, critics are panning the film; it currently holds a 14% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 70 reviews. It's worth noting that many of these reviews are from women, who found the film to be, in the words of IndieWire's Kate Erbland, a "demented, morbid epic built on bad storytelling." 
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