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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.
Alexander Skarsgard Cast as Randall Flagg in ‘The Stand’

Bill Skarsgard is no longer the only member of his family to make his mark on the Stephen King oeuvre. On Wednesday, King himself appeared on The View to talk about new book The Institute and new movie It: Chapter Two. In addition, he also discussed roles in the upcoming CBS All Access adaptation of […]

BY Salomé Gonstad September 12, 2019
BooksTV Shows
Dark Shadows Sequel Series in the Works at The CW

Dark Shadows, the late 60s-early 70s TV show that made a teen heartthrob out of 40 something Shakespearean actor Jonathan Frid, is coming back to television. According to Deadline, The CW aims to reboot the property as a sequel series. Here’s what you should know about the show’s history and its future. A Brief Guide […]

BY Salomé Gonstad September 11, 2019
TV Shows
What Just Happened??!: Fred Savage Show Takes on Fandom

If you’re like me, then you quickly dismissed What Just Happened, Fred Savage’s summer Fox series. Based on the brief ad glimpses I saw, it seemed like a hybrid of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live mixed with those variety shows that Steve Harvey always seems to host. However, it’s actually something completely different. It is […]

BY Salomé Gonstad September 9, 2019
Pop CultureTV Shows
Hayley Atwell Chooses to Accept Mission: Impossible

You probably know Hayley Atwell best for her role as Peggy Carter, both within the Marvel Cinematic Universe and on ABC’s Agent Carter. She also recently appeared in the incredibly okay Blinded by the Light. She must have missed the action, though, because she’s going back. And I don’t just mean her planned appearance in […]

BY Salomé Gonstad September 8, 2019
Movies
Diversity In Film Stats Surged in 2018 according to Annenberg Inclusion Initiative

Pat yourselves on the back, Hollywood–you done good. Well, you did okay. According to the annual study (PDF link) from USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, representation for black and Asian actors soared last year. While this is good news, a closer look reveals that Tinseltown still has a long way to go. What the Diversity in […]

BY Salomé Gonstad September 6, 2019
MoviesPop Culture
Jeremy Renner App Goes Down in a Blaze of Trolling

Where were you the first time you heard that Jeremy Renner had an app? If you’re like some of my esteemed coworkers here at Comic Years, then you were in our work Slack last night. On the other hand, some of us have known about the app since its inception. It doesn’t matter anymore, though, […]

BY Salomé Gonstad September 6, 2019
Pop Culture
Carnival Row Review: Whole Lot of Everything Goin’ On

Last weekend, Carnival Row dropped on Amazon Prime and I watched every single episode with my own eyeballs. So here’s my mildly spoiler-y Carnival Row review. What Exactly is Carnival Row? First, no, this is not the show about the Depression-era traveling circus. That was Carnivàle and sadly, it was canceled years ago. Instead, this show […]

BY Salomé Gonstad September 3, 2019
TV Shows
Welcome to the World According to Jeff Goldblum

At last week’s D23 fan expo, Disney and their affiliates gave us previews of many shows. We’re excited about a lot of them, obviously. I wanted to write about The Mandalorian, for example, but I wasn’t sure if I could properly express my excitement. By that, I mean, I would probably just end up hollering […]

BY Salomé Gonstad August 31, 2019
TV Shows
Kit Harington to Reunite with Richard Madden in ‘Eternals’

As the chief of the Eternals desk here, I thought Angelina Jolie joining the MCU would be the most exciting casting news. Well, I was wrong. (It happens.) This past weekend at D23, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced some cast additions. Not only is Gemma Chan now confirmed, but also Kit Harington will be […]

BY Salomé Gonstad August 27, 2019
COMICSMarvelMovies
Jamie Foxx to Be Pixar’s First Black Lead in ‘Soul’

Director Pete Docter announced the voice cast for his next film, Pixar’s feature Soul, at D23 last weekend. As Pixar movies don’t exactly have a track record of being terrible, every new film is cause for excitement. But this film has some special details. Here’s everything we know. What It’s About Jamie Foxx voices middle […]

BY Salomé Gonstad August 27, 2019
Movies
History of the Wii U – A Console Gone Wrong

A lot of our history posts on gaming have been about a series like Gears of War or Halo. As a huge Nintendo fan, however, I think we need to take a look at a recent console. It’s tough to say exactly what sort of impact the Wii U had on gaming at the time […]

BY Taylor Bauer September 14, 2019
Ring Fit Adventure is the Latest Fitness Game for Nintendo Switch

When Wii Fit came out, people wondered who would actually use it. As it turned out, a lot of people enjoyed playing games while they did mild exercise. The game’s sequel even made its way to the Wii U. The appeal of a game like Wii Fit is the ability to engage with the workout. […]

BY Taylor Bauer September 13, 2019
Apple’s Gaming Service Gets Price and Launch Date

There are a lot of ideas from Apple that sound crazy at first. Nobody imagined you could carry 30,000 songs in your pocket. Everyone wondered if an expensive tablet could replace their desktop computer. We’ve been in this position before. Apple’s gaming service, Arcade, is one of those ideas that seems like a potential miss. […]

BY Taylor Bauer September 11, 2019
New Pokémon Anime ‘Pocket Monsters’ Has Some Fans Worried

With the Pokemon universe growing after a hit live-action movie & a popular mobile game, some fans are worried about a new Anime series.

BY Shah Shahid September 10, 2019

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Alternate Iron Man Post-Credits Scene Shows Nick Fury Talking About an Even Bigger MCU

At the end of the first Iron Man film, Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark met Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, and superhero movies changed forever. The big advantage Marvel Studios had over other franchises was its deep roster of characters and stories. A new, never-before-seen alternate Iron Man post-credits scene presents fans with a much […]

BY Joshua M. Patton September 14, 2019
Epic Comic Book Events: How Did the Big Crossovers Start (And Why do We Keep Buying Them?!)

Every year, Marvel and DC Comics have some kind of major Comic Book Events that, at least temporarily, shakes up the status quo if their heroes. It used to be “this year’s event”—now we see two or three a year. At Marvel, in 2019, the X-Men had an apparently universe-changing event with Age of X-Man […]

BY Roman Colombo September 14, 2019
History of the Wii U – A Console Gone Wrong

A lot of our history posts on gaming have been about a series like Gears of War or Halo. As a huge Nintendo fan, however, I think we need to take a look at a recent console. It’s tough to say exactly what sort of impact the Wii U had on gaming at the time […]

BY Taylor Bauer September 14, 2019
TIFF Honey Boy Review – An Authentic Script & Phenomenal Performances

Amongst all of the sequels, franchises, and terror-filled films, Honey Boy stands out like a breath of fresh air at TIFF. In fact, a lot of Shia LaBeouf’s post-Transformers films seem to do so. Borg vs McEnroe, American Honey, and more recently, The Peanut Butter Falcon aren’t the kinds of films you’d ever have expected from the Hollywood Bad Boy […]

BY Meghan Hale September 14, 2019