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A Very Cranky Dr. Strange Round-Up: Tilda Swinton’s In; Rachel McAdams Rumored

I have a bad case of Cumberbatch Fatigue. It’s due in part to his inexplicable omnipresence in all my favorite genre fiction, but mostly to his …

Simon Pegg Played a Drunk Ron Weasley on The Tonight Show In Honor of Harry’s Upcoming Birthday

In honor of Harry’s upcoming 35th birthday on July 31st, Simon Pegg put on some Party City robes and played a <i>very</i> inebriated Ron on <i>The Tonight</i> …

Transparent Creator Jill Soloway’s Call to Action For Female Filmmakers

Following closely on the heels of her call-out on Hollywood’s male privilege problem, <i>Transparent</i> creator Jill Soloway delivered a talk at Cinefamily …

Feminism

Chris Pine Reportedly Closes Deal for Role in Wonder Woman Standalone Movie

Patty Jenkins’ Gal Gadot-starring <i>Wonder Woman</i> movie is still in the early stages, but it’s now being reported that Chris Pine has landed his …

Channing Tatum Rumored to Be Riding His Pony Away From Gambit

A major cast change may be in the cards (heh) for the upcoming <i>Gambit</i> movie.<p>According to an unverified report originally shared by The Wrap, Channing …

New Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS Downloadable Content Revealed!

New Smash 64 stages, and Mii Fighter costumes?! Peach’s Castle, Hyrule Castle, Chrom suit, and K. Rool suit! #Smash4 pic.twitter.com/ZRlrC19FNT<p>— …

TMS Store: Pay What You Want to Learn to Create Your Own Game (With or Without Learning to Code)

We get it—making your own game sounds awesome, but it also sounds like a lot of work… and cash. Well, now you have no excuses, because we’ve made it …

Emma Frost Gets the High Fashion Makeover She Deserves, From Her Fans

Emma Frost’s outfits over the years have always required a lot of double-sided tape; her X-shaped cleavage window in particular has come under fire …

Things We Saw Today: Remarkable Steven Universe Fan-Art

This gallery of <i>Steven Universe</i> fan-art by Comics Alliance includes some very impressive entries, such as the one up top, created by Rita Dmitrijenko. …

Start-Ups Making Gender-Neutral Kids’ Apparel

If you’ve shopped for children’s clothing lately, then you know that gendered assumptions abound in the apparel aisle. A handful of start-ups aim to …

Rick & Morty Recap: “A Rickle in Time”

<i>The Recap: Rick finally restarts the timeline after freezing it at the end of season 1; however, six months of living in frozen time leaves his,</i> …

Instagram Bans #Goddess Because #Curvy Taught Them Nothing

Instagram made waves recently when they banned #curvy. They’ve since unbanned it, but are now banning #goddess. What? Allegedly it’s because there’s …

Reddit Head of Community Jessica Moreno Becomes Fourth Senior Female Employee to Leave Company This Month

Two weeks after Reddit CEO Steve Huffman outlined a new set of guidelines for moderating content on the site, Reddit’s head of community, Jessica …

Jessica Jones TV Series “Goes Further” Than the Comics, We Have Some Concerns

We were already a little concerned about Netflix’s <i>Jessica Jones</i> show and how it would handle its villain, the Purple Man. New comments about the …

The Flash Season One Blooper Reel Is Here

Watch the cast of <i>The Flash</i> break into giggles over dropped props, missed lines, out-of-character dance sequences, and a rubber mask that just won’t …

Comic Books

Jamie Clayton on Sense8‘s Trans Representation and Roles

During a panel at TCA today, Jamie Clayton (who plays Nomi on <i>Sense8</i>), spoke about how the sci-fi show was breaking new ground in that it’s one of the …

Transgender

Sense8 Co-Creator on Possible Second Season

Somehow, despite <i>Sense8</i>‘s strongly positive critical reception, Netflix is taking its time on deciding whether to give it another season or not. …

What Orphan Black Can Teach Us About Family and Community (Part 2)

<i>Editor’s note: Don’t forget to check out part 1, “What</i> Orphan Black <i>Can Teach Other Shows About Writing Women.“</i><p><b>[</b>Spoilers to follow for Orphan Black …

Marvel Fully Unveils That Thing We Can’t Talk About Because of Ant-Man Spoilers

Once more, with feeling: <i>Ant-Man</i> spoilers ahead. Wait, is even saying that in this context a spoiler? Can everyone who’s left please just go see it …

Cowboy Bebop Newbie Recap: “Asteroid Blues”

I am not going to pretend that I am all that well versed in the world of anime. Hayao Miyazaki is one of my all time favorite directors and I’ve seen …

Anime

Netflix Struggles to Defend Adam Sandler(‘s Racism) Following Pixels‘ Opening Weekend

I’m not surprised that <i>Pixels</i> is trash, but it seems like Netflix execs didn’t gamble on Sandler’s metaphorical stock tanking so quickly when they …

Jessica Jones‘s Netflix Premiere and Defenders Details

Netflix has been talking up their near-future projects at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, and that means more details on when …

BoJack Horseman Season 3 Announced, Emotions Won’t Be Spared

Netflix confirmed today that <i>BoJack Horseman</i> would be returning for a third season. This confirms Netflix’s reckless disregard for our emotions and …

Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating The Living Daylights

Original illustration by Emilie Majarian for The Mary Sue.<p><i>Welcome to Bond Girl, a new series where we’ll be re-watching and re-evaluating every James</i> …

New Photos From the Deadpool Film Set! Let’s Speculate Wildly.

Three new photos from the film set of the Ryan Reynolds-finally-does-<i>Deadpool</i> film have emerged from Fox HQ. The photo above, featuring Reynolds in …

Comics

New Batman v Superman Stills Show the Cast in Some Unusual Locations

In the <i>Batman v Superman</i> trailer, ol’ Bats was seen firing up the Bat-Signal, traditionally used for calling … himself. So what gives? Has the movie’s …

Does Losing To A Woman Matter to Sexist Gamers? Skepchick Parses the Data

Remember that study about how men who harass women in online games seem to get more vitriolic when said women have just kicked their virtual butts? …

China Lifts Game Console Ban After 15 Years

After 15 years, China has finally lifted its ban on console games! Back in 2000, China banned the manufacturing and sale of video game consoles, …

China

A Short Documentary of Late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata’s Career/Genius

Recently-passed Nintendo President Satoru Iwata meant a lot to the gaming community, and that’s not without good reason. Aside from being the …

Ted Cruz Lists Rorschach Among His Top 5 Comic Book Characters. Wait, What?!

Last week, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz revealed his top five favorite superheroes: Spider-Man, Wolverine, Batman, Iron Man, and … …

Comics