REVIEW: Low Stakes in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

In this week’s episode of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, entitled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the ragtag group of space-rogues led by self-described “Star-Lord” Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) meets a new friend: Peter’s father, played by Special Guest Star Kurt Russell! Peter never knew anything about his dad, only that he was not an

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How Free Fire Updates 1970s Feminism for 2017

Maybe it’s the fashion or the facial hair, but Hollywood’s got it bad for the ‘70s right now. From the world of television (Showtime’s upcoming comedy series I’m Dying Up Here or HBO’s The Deuce) to film (Sofia Coppola’s remake of 1971’s The Beguiled), there’s a marked uptick in returning to the world of the

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Ten Years Later, the Fuzz Is Still Hot

“I wouldn’t argue that it was a no-holds-barred, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride, but there’s no way you could perpetrate that amount of carnage and mayhem and not incur a considerable amount of paperwork.” In the spring of 2007, Edgar Wright’s follow-up to his debut feature Shaun of the Dead arrived in the States via a most

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