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7 ideas for the next A Star Wars Story

It was a golden moment when Lucasfilm and Disney announced their intention to make a series of standalone Star Wars movies in addition to the sequel trilogy. For the first time in history, the Star Wars franchise wasn’t penned in…

The Americans: On my way

“Riffifi”, episode 6 of the final slog toward doom that is The Americans, is named for a film in which most of the protagonists die. This week Elizabeth doesn’t kill anyone, but she comes close to braining her husband…

Hit or Bomb? May 2018 movie predictions

Feeling like you’re recovering from a massive hangover of Avengers proportions? Well, pop a fistful of Tylenol and pour yourself a Bloody Mary, because blockbuster season has only just begun, and Hollywood still has a ton of action/comic book/sci-fi extravaganzas…

Homeland: We have met the enemy and he is us

Did they purposely make Carrie unlikable all season—narcissistic, careless with the lives of others (including her kid), recklessly “running around like a crazed vigilante” according to Saul—only to give her a terrible comeuppance so we can feel bad about hating…

The Americans: Philip acts

Elizabeth’s senseless murder spree continues, but she needs Philip’s help for one final mission. In pushing him beyond where his conscience allows, will she seal both their fates? Episode 5, “The Great Patriotic War”, opens with Stan, tailed by members…

Homeland: Mission to Moscow: Wigstock Edition

Like every season’s penultimate episode of Homeland, “All In” was action-packed and showed Carrie at her most ingenious and determined. Plausibility, however, was lower than on a Saturday morning cartoon version of the A-Team. Saul, Carrie, her crew, and…

Riverdale: A Chorus Line Carrie-s on

Turn on the spotlights and raise the curtain, everybody! It’s showtime at Riverdale! If you remember from last episode, the kids are putting on a production of the musical Carrie. Not sure why they picked Carrie specifically, since…

Homeland: Bye-bye, Frannie-pie

In “Clarity”, the tenth episode of season 7, Carrie finally realizes what she needs to do to keep Frannie safe. But is it too late for a show that kept the kid around for way too long? With Dante’s death,…