Christopher Byrom

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The generation that grew up on Stephen King is taking him back

The author is going through a cinematic renaissance, thanks to directors who grew up as fans.<p>Stephen King is one of mainstream fiction’s great …

Horror

Trevor Noah Had a Small but Vital Cameo in Black Panther

The bedimpled Daily Show host had a bit part in the Marvel superhero film.<p><i>Black Panther</i> has been out for months, but fans evidently have yet to crack all of its mysteries. An eagle-eyed Redditor recently uncovered a secret that’s been right in front of our eyes all along. In the film’s end credits, …

Stephen Amell wants Tyler Hoechlin's Superman to appear in Arrow season 7

No offence to <i>Justice League</i>'s Henry Cavill, but we really, really like Tyler Hoechlin's portrayal of Superman. Unfortunately, he only appeared in a …

See cosplayers dressed as Deadpool, Black Panther, and Gamora at Anime Central

<i>Deadpool/Doctor Strange</i> mash-up and <i>Deadpool</i> cosplayers<p><i>Black Panther</i> cosplayers<p><i>Black Panther</i> cosplayer<p>Gamora from <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> cosplayer<p>Rey …

Game Release Dates In May 2018 - PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, And PC

A lot of us might still be playing God of War, but it's a new month, and that means new games are coming! There's a good mix for May, from highly anticipated ports to anime games, RPGs, and more. This includes Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch at the beginning of the month and Dark …

Supergirl Is Getting a New Mission—and Some Complicated New Costumes

DC Comics has announced it’s bringing back its <i>Supergirl</i> ongoing series with a new creative team and a new adventure for Kara—one that’s taking her …

The pope says God made gay people just as we should be – here’s why his comments matter

Francis’s reported remarks show a new Catholic acceptance of LGBT people and confirm what many of us have always known: God doesn’t make mistakes<p>It is immensely powerful to hear that Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic church, reportedly told Juan Carlos Cruz, a gay man: “God made you …

Religion

The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of 2017 (So Far)

The year has brought us holographic Jon Hamms, Amazonian heroines, and one giant, cuddly pig

Donald Glover Acknowledges That Lando Calrissian ‘Star Wars’ Casting Rumor

Never forget that the Millenium Falcon once belonged to Lando Calrissian. It was Han Solo winning a game of sabacc that put the Corellian YT-1300 light freighter into the hands of one the greatest smugglers the universe would ever know, and Calrissian was salty about it for years.<p>The original <i>Star</i> …

Watch the new trailer for Will Smith's Netflix fantasy cop thriller, 'Bright'

A new trailer for the David Ayer-directed Netflix fantasy/sci-fi/supernatural cop thriller, <i>Bright,</i> premiered Wednesday. The movie stars Will Smith …

Entertainment

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Superman is going to be in Justice League, despite Zack Snyder hinting otherwise

Seriously, don’t worry<p>If <i>Justice League</i> director Zack Snyder wanted to carry on the guise that Superman wasn’t going to show up in the film, he probably should have started planning that a little earlier.<p>Not to mention having a conversation with actor Henry Cavill about what he should and shouldn’t …

Justice League

Suicide Squad Is The Perfect Garbage Movie To Describe Garbage Year 2016

Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.<p>*Spoiler alerts for <i>Suicide Squad</i> and content warning for discussions of abuse, gun violence.*<p>Much like 2016, <i>Suicide Squad</i> started out with so much promise. Great cast, interesting characters including a cadre of weird antiheroes, exciting plot, with a whole …

Cosplay Friday #192 – Tyrande, Zelda, and More by Sayakat Cosplay

<i>World of Warcraft</i> costumes are grand and attention-catching by design. The many bold styles in the video game are veritable ambrosia to cosplayers. …

When “X-Men: Apocalypse” fails its heroes of color, it fails the “X-Men” spirit

<b>Alexandra Shipp in "X-Men: Apocalypse" (20th Century Fox)</b><p>For an allegory for racial equality, the “X-Men” films have a hard time not sidelining their non-white characters<p>Nico Lang<p>May 30, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Apocalypse, the all-powerful villain in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” seems to want what every …

Comics

Rejection of LGBT Christian Ads Shows Limits of Social Media

<i>"Jesus Dies" by Douglas Blanchard</i><p>Too sexy, too violent -- these are the reasons given for repeated rejections of social-media ads for an art book with an LGBT vision of Jesus. Maybe they are just too queer.<p>"The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision" is not pornography and shows no more nudity or violence …

29 Days of Black Cosplay Is One of the Best Hashtags During Black History Month

One of the best hashtags during Black History Month on social media is the hashtag #29Daysof BlackCosplay. Every year, the black cosplayers show off their awesome cosplay outfits on social media and last year's outfits were just as awesome. Now, if you are wondering why black cosplay is a thing …

Trans Model Amiyah Scott Lands Role in Empire Spin-Off

Things are definitely looking up for Atlanta-based transgender model and internet celebrity Amiyah Scott. Multiple media outlets are reporting that …

Simon Kinberg Teases X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Character Arcs and Comic References

Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland's trip to L.A.'s Hammer Museum -- and the women artists they went to see

Is Beyoncé "Drunk in Love" with two contemporary artists' work?<p>R&B Queen B got a culture fix Tuesday at L.A.'s Hammer Museum. She stopped by with fellow Destiny's Child Kelly Rowland and her mom, Tina, to see shows by artists Frances Stark and Njideka Akunyili Crosby.<p><b>SIGN UP for the free Essential</b> …

Sony adapting sci-fi superhero short The Flying Man as a feature

Sony Pictures is developing a feature film based upon the 2013 sci-fi short <b>The Flying Man</b> by animator and visual effects artist Marcus Alqueres, …

Black Trans Woman Profiled By Iowa Hotel Files Civil Rights Complaint

The state's comprehensive nondiscrimination law made the complaint possible.<p>In 28 states, a hotel can refuse service to a transgender person, or discriminate against them in other ways, and face no legal repercussions. But this sort of discrimination is illegal under Iowa law, so a black trans …

LGBTQI

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo Perform Title Song from Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE

Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo perform the title song from the upcoming Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE.<p>Tony nominee?Tina Fey? hosted the …

10 Famous People Who Protested Sacco and Vanzetti's Conviction

On the afternoon of April 15, 1920—exactly 95 years ago today—the Slater-Morrill Shoe Company in Braintree, Massachusetts became the site of one of …

Show me the money: Madonna’s staggering hypocrisy on gay rights

I met Madonna once. When I say "met," I mean <i>“said hello to Madonna once.”</i> It was at Berlin’s Kaffee Burger, on the famous TorStrasse, during the 2008 …

Black America owes no forgiveness: How Christianity hinders racial justice

<b>(Reuters/Rick Wilking)</b><p>Blacks are expected to absolve White America of its crimes. The rules change when the victim happens to be white<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>August 23, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared onAlterNet.<p>On the one-year anniversary of the death of an 18-year-old black teenager …

Who Won Science Fiction's Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters

(To read the extended, updated, more canonical version of this story, with additional reporting by the author, please go here.)<p>Since 1953, to be …

The Philosophy of Star Trek: The Kobayashi Maru, No-Win Scenarios, And Ethical Leadership

Starfleet’s no-win scenario training exercise tests ethical decision-making and leadership. Part of that ethical leadership is recognizing the limits of your powers, and deciding what to do in the face of those limits.<p>The Kobayashi Maru is a training simulation in which Starfleet cadets encounter a …

Star Trek

Watch: Openly gay Muslim secretly films documentary on pilgrimage to Mecca

An openly gay Muslim has risked death by undertaking a pilgrimage to Mecca, illegally shooting a documentary about his journey.<p>Filmmaker Parvez …

Filmmaking

New Kingdom Hearts 3 Footage to Debut at Disney D23 Expo Japan 2015

November 3.<p>Those hoping to see more of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 won't have to wait too long.<p>All-new footage of Square Enix's upcoming action …