Happy Holidays

Why Barbara Ann Minerva’s Cheetah Is An Excellent Foil for Wonder Woman

After “Wonder Woman” premiered as a critical and box office smash in 2017, DC Films was quick to greenlight a sequel. “Wonder Woman 1984” sees Gal Gadot reprising the titular superhero role, joined by other familiar faces from the first film: Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.  But there will be a new woman joining the fray in “84”: Comedian and actress Kristen Wiig is donning her own supervillain tights to take ...

A Hallmark movie for every pandemic mood

The most contagious condition of 2020 is a dark, quasi depressive state of mind. Between social distancing, a roller-coaster election season, and a heartbreaking list of heroes passing on when we need them most (we won’t even mention all the canceled brunches), anyone surviving 2020 could use a pick-me-up. Enter Hallmark. The brand known for masterfully harvesting your feels in greeting cards has purified their product and translated it into a timeless film format. Call it a smile in a ...

PS5 and Xbox Series X: A new gaming era, but not what you expect

For more than three decades the video game industry has promoted technological leaps as the reason to be an early adapter of new consoles, creating a marketplace and a fandom that idolizes boxes and their components. Yet after spending a few weeks with the new video game consoles from Sony and Microsoft — and even dropping $1,000 on a new 4K TV to supposedly take advantage of their graphical prowess — I feel let down. Yes, games on Sony’s PlayStation ...