It seems that Baby Yoda is enjoying his new celebrity status as much as the rest of us because, according to Laura Dern, she spotted him at a recent basketball game. Just don’t ask her for more details because Laura Dern is most definitely not about to narc on her space friends: … [Read more...] about Elisabeth Moss, Bryce Dallas Howard love Baby Yoda, and Laura Dern may have seen him at a basketball game?
It’s no accident that The Handmaid’s Tale uses the earliest moments of “Mayday”—a mostly cohesive, mostly effective finale for an uneven season—to call back to the show’s earliest moments, giving us a glimpse of what happened after June slipped in the woods and her child was torn from her arms. The green coat is gone, but the sky blue hoodie and gray jacket are the same; this is, without a doubt, what happened next. It asks us to remember a desperate sprint through the woods, the life of a child at stake, failure not an option—no other options at all, in fact. Then it introduces the other women who made similar flights, all of them strangers to each other. By the end of the hour, it gives us another such sprint, brings together those women, and shows us what’s different—and in doing so, it illustrates what’s great about this show, and simultaneously underlines its shortcomings. … [Read more...] about A mostly successful finale gives us
The whole scene is incredibly wrenching, as is Bledel’s performance. It’s also painfully reminiscent of the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, where refugee families face all kinds of danger. But any commentary the show was attempting to make is undermined by the fact that, in the world of its own making, the bigotry that’s led to children being caged and left to die in some cases doesn’t even exist. The Handmaid’s Tale wants to have it both ways: call out past and modern-day atrocities while also ignoring how its dystopia is founded on them. It’s incredibly frustrating and not at all ameliorated by the colorblind casting—which has been a point of pride for the show’s creative team—because Luke (O-T Fagbenle) and Moira (Samira Wiley) are still so underdeveloped. By the third episode of the new season, the only scenes with Luke and Moira still center on June. … [Read more...] about Will we still watch
Yes, The Kitchen is a dramaWidows should probably pay attention to it. McCarthy, Haddish, and Moss play wives of Irish mobsters who land in jail and to make a little more money (or a lot more, judging by the piles of cash in the trailer) the women grab some guns and each other and take over the crime family. “Just to be clear, now we run this neighborhood,” McCarthy says. … [Read more...] about Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish Become Mobsters in
Baby Yoda—you love him, we love him, Elisabeth Moss loves him. SThe Mandalorian’s first episode, the internet has been absolutely smitten with the little guy. And, well, c’mon, just look at him! With his wrinkly fuzz-face and big eyes and, oh dear, look he’s got a lil’ space frog in his mouth! … [Read more...] about Fun-spoiling scientists weigh in on the biology of Baby Yoda
Hellboy Theaters everywhere April 12 Hot off the success of his Oscar-winning The Shape Of Water, Guillermo del Toro finally completes his Hellboy trilogy, with Ron Perlman reprising the title role of the stogie-chomping, half-demon superhero. Just kidding! This Hellboy is a complete reboot, not a continuation, of del Toro’s series, with Neil Marshall taking over behind the camera and Stranger Things star David Harbour donning the prosthetic enhancements to play Mike Mignola’s iconic comic book creation. The cast also includes Milla Jovovich as the sorceress villain and Ian McShane in the mentor role previously occupied by John Hurt.Will it be worth your time? Look, this isn’t a zero-sum game: You can be bummed out that the producers wouldn’t rehire del Toro and still give the new version a fair shake. But comparisons may still be inevitable, given how hard this Hellboy appears to be working to replicate not just the look (Harbour’s makeup is very similar … [Read more...] about From Shazam to Hellboy to what’s left of the Avengers, it’s a big April for superheroes