Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. She now splits her time between the Appalachian wilds (of Alabama) and the considerably more refined streets of New York City. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf.
Art Spiegelman Says Marvel Wanted Politics Axed

Veteran artist Art Spiegelman says that he withdrew an essay he wrote for an upcoming book about Marvel history after the publisher asked him to cut a Trump reference. Publisher The Folio Society commissioned Spiegelman to write the essay, but asked for the edit while claiming that Marvel wanted to remain “apolitical.” Who is Art […]

BY Salomé Gonstad August 19, 2019
COMICSMarvel
Richard Williams, ‘Roger Rabbit’ Animator, Dead at 86

Richard Williams, an animator with an award-winning career, has died at the age of 86. Throughout his extensive career, Williams worked on many films, including his own The Thief and the Cobbler. Richard Williams, Early Award Winner Born in Toronto, Canada, Williams emigrated to Europe in his 20s. Moving first to Ibiza, he settled in […]

BY Salomé Gonstad August 18, 2019
Movies
The History of Batman on Film

The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight. Bruce Wayne’s alter ego. The goddamn Batman. No matter what you call him, there’s no denying that he’s an iconic American superhero. He is, first and foremost, a comic book character, but comic books couldn’t contain him. He began appearing on film less than five years after he was […]

BY Salomé Gonstad August 17, 2019
COMICSDCMoviesPop CultureTV Shows
Legendary Comic Artist Ernie Colón Dead at 88

According to his Facebook page, the artist Ernie Colón has passed away at the age of 88. He leaves behind a staggering body of work that stretched across several genres. In case you’re not familiar with his art, here is a look back at his career. Started Out in Comics Born in Puerto Rico, Colón […]

BY Salomé Gonstad August 10, 2019
COMICSDCIndependentMarvel
Gemma Chan Reportedly Springs Eternal Landing Unknown Role in Next Big MCU Film

According to Variety, crazy beautiful Gemma Chan, most known for her roles in AMC/Channel 4’s Humans and Crazy Rich Asians, is in talks to join Marvel’s Eternals. That’s, of course, the upcoming movie based on the comic series of the same name. (I’m an Eternals expert, AMA.) Here’s everything we know so far. Wait, Isn’t Gemma […]

BY Salomé Gonstad August 10, 2019
COMICSMarvelMovies
It’s Official: The Venom 2 Director is Andy Serkis

Last month, after rumors spread that Andy Serkis would direct the Venom sequel, the studio shrugged them off. The official word then was that Sony was meeting with a few different candidates. Along with Serkis, the studio was also considering Travis Knight, the director of Bumblebee, and Rupert Wyatt, who helmed Rise of the Planet […]

BY Salomé Gonstad August 6, 2019
Movies
Let’s Talk About the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Ending

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film has been controversial since it was announced. It quickly got an early reputation as Tarantino’s “Sharon Tate movie,” and that filled everyone with foreboding. After all, he’s a filmmaker who’s spilled more blood onscreen than some horror auteurs. It seemed reasonable to assume, especially after American Horror Story‘s particularly gruesome take, […]

BY Salomé Gonstad August 3, 2019
MoviesPop Culture
Deepfakes and the Future of Entertainment

In 1997, legendary performer Fred Astaire danced with a Dirt Devil in a commercial for the vacuum company. By the end of the 20th century, celebrity endorsements were certainly not unusual, except for the rather important detail that Astaire had been dead for 10 years at that point. Unsurprisingly then, reaction was mixed, bordering on […]

BY Salomé Gonstad July 31, 2019
Pop Culture
The Mr. Rogers Movie Trailer Shows the Hero We Deserve

When Fred Rogers died in 2003, he left behind an incalculable legacy. He was, of course, the star of his eponymous TV show. But “TV star” is too small a phrase to describe the impact of Mister Rogers. He was a tireless advocate for children–their feelings, their ability to process the world around them. As […]

BY Salomé Gonstad July 27, 2019
MoviesPop Culture
Riverdale Season 4 Details Include Luke Perry Tribute

When actor Luke Perry died unexpectedly last March, it was a shock to us all. Many of us knew him as Dylan McKay on 90210. However, he was best known to younger TV viewers as Fred Andrews on Riverdale. As Archie’s dad, he was part of Riverdale‘s Hot Dad Squad, and had been a part […]

BY Salomé Gonstad July 22, 2019
TV Shows
Insomniac Games Officially Acquired by Sony

Sometimes, things that are practically already official become official. Insomniac Games is a developer that is nearly as exclusive to Sony as you can get without a contract. For years, the team developed hits for various iterations of the Playstation. Thanks to an acquisition announced yesterday, Sony officially carries the Spider-Man developer under their Interactive […]

BY Taylor Bauer August 20, 2019
Inside Xbox: News from Gamescom 2019

Gamescom doesn’t have the following that E3 has. In recent years, however, it has grown into a big event for gaming news, trailers, and announcements. There are a lot of things coming from Gamescom 2019, and the Inside Xbox event really set the stage for an exciting week. Let’s break down each big moment in […]

BY Taylor Bauer August 19, 2019
History of Mario – Side Series Games

Mario is a busy dude. He’s constantly fighting off Bowser, and his 7+ kids, as he defends the Mushroom Kingdom from evil. What about his other adventures? It’s obvious that the mainline Mario games are a huge part of the iconic plumber. That being said, what happens in Mario’s other adventures? The History of Mario […]

BY Taylor Bauer August 18, 2019
The History of CD Projekt Red – Games and More

Ask any gaming critic or fan and they’ll tell you they can already foresee next year’s biggest release. Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be the biggest game of 2020. It’s no surprise the company behind The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is garnishing so much attention and anticipation. In fact, when the company announced an […]

BY Taylor Bauer August 18, 2019

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Insomniac Games Officially Acquired by Sony

Sometimes, things that are practically already official become official. Insomniac Games is a developer that is nearly as exclusive to Sony as you can get without a contract. For years, the team developed hits for various iterations of the Playstation. Thanks to an acquisition announced yesterday, Sony officially carries the Spider-Man developer under their Interactive […]

BY Taylor Bauer August 20, 2019
BREAKING: Standoff Between Sony and Disney Threatens Spider-Man’s Future in the MCU

For months, fans and insiders alike awaited the news that Sony and Marvel Studios extended their unprecedented deal to share the Spider-Man character. However, news broke on Tuesday that a standoff between Sony and Disney may effectively end Spider-Man’s participation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This comes as a shock, with at least one more […]

BY Joshua M. Patton August 20, 2019
‘Arrow’ Star Stephen Amell To Turn Villain For New Wrestling Show ‘Heels’

After playing a superhero for 7 years, Arrow star Stephen Amell will become a villain for the new Wrestling drama ‘Heels’.

BY Shah Shahid August 20, 2019
Kevin Smith Announces New ‘He-Man’ Series As A Netflix Original Anime

The popular 80’s hit He-Man will be returning as a Netfilx original Anime by filmmaker Kevin Smith, tited Masters Of The Universe: Revelation

BY Shah Shahid August 20, 2019