Movie Brew: A Wrinkle in Time

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I came out of A Wrinkle in Time conflicted about what I just saw. It wasn’t because it was a bad movie nor because it was over-hyped. In an era where there aren’t many kids’ movies that can ‘fill in’ for the Harry Potter series, this was another movie that reached for the stars and in some ways fell short. Maybe it feels this way if you are an adult. The issue in trying to decide how to approach this movie is that I am watching through adult eyes and trying to keep a child’s open mind in the approach on how much I liked it.

The plot revolves around Meg Murry (played brilliantly by Storm Reid), a child who is attempting to cope with the disappearance of her father (Chris Pine) who was experimenting with inter-dimensional travel. Meg is a teen whose grades are slipping, she…

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Cosplaying isn’t Kinky, Sorry not Sorry

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DISCLAIMER: I am only speaking for myself as a woman. I believe that sexual harassment in the cosplay community happens to everyone, but I’m not here to be a spokeswoman for EVERYONE’s truth because I don’t have that right. I’m just speaking for my own.

In my day-to-day of being single AF, I’ve come across different kinds of people and I always have a story of some sort to tell. This story, however, isn’t funny or cute but involves a conversation I seem to find myself in over and over again.

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Being a bored and semi-clingy single person, I find myself on dating apps often to see what is out there and to pass the time. While on a popular and trashy swiping style dating app, I came across a guy who I figured would be pretty decent and we had nerdy things…

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September 4, 2017: The Dark Matter latest!

Do you love the show Dark Matter? Read this!

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A glimmer of hope!  I’ve heard that executives at a few of the other broadcast options we are reaching out to have taken note of the huge fan response.  The tweets, the comments, even the petitions (https://t.co/5bqcMXdpSI – which, frankly,  won’t convince Syfy to change their minds but still serves a great purpose) have caught the attention of the decision makers.  However, grabbing their attention is one thing; convincing them is something else.  That’s going to take a lot more fan noise – so keep it up, especially during this most crucial week.  Let them know how much Dark Matter means to you!  See if we can net us another season or two.

At this point, the biggest thing we’ve got working against us is time.  The longer this goes, the more likely we are to lose some of our greatest assets –

CREW: I’ve often said that Dark…

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James Cameron’s Critique on Wonder Woman is a few steps backwards.

This right here… James Cameron’s stock just took a nose dive.

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James Cameron, the legendary director was interviewed this week by the Guardian. There is nothing amazing about that. What is amazing was what he had to say about Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman movie.

All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided. She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards. Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit. And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!

Dawg, really? I mean yeah, if you are calling out male Hollywood you would know but still, with your record, how are you calling

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Sense8 is Canceled – Netflix’s Excuses Don’t Justify the Loss and Importance

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As the Summer rolls in and television seasons end, viewers wait with bated breath to see whether their favorite shows continue. Unfortunately, for longtime fans, June 1st brought with it a shocking announcement by Netflix: they would not be renewing Sense8 for a 3rd season. While shows come and go, this cancellation was met with great dismay, including from myself.

What made Sense8 so special? Why is it so disheartening to see this show canceled? What legitimate reason did Netflix have?

Diversity and Representation

Sense8 wasn’t just a good show, at least for those who enjoyed it; this series was applauded for its representation and progressive ideals. Sense8 had one of the most diverse casts on television, even more than shows like Star Trek, and it broke down barriers. Racially, the core cast was only half white; the rest were Asian, black, and Latino. Add in the…

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What Do You MEAN, ‘Death Stranding’ Isn’t Coming To E3?

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Let me start this off by saying that the gamers here at PCU love Hideo Kojima. We really do. That being said, the fact that there will not be any new info on Death Stranding brought to E3 2017, is a little more than frustrating. Especially to those of us who are truly looking forward to learning more about this mysterious project.

That’s right, dear readers, Death Strandingwill not appear at E3 2017, according to Kojima himself. The famed director stated on Twitter today, that Kojima Productions Studio is “fully focused on development”, and that fans could catch him with Geoff Keighley on June 14th. Granted, Kojima did give us cryptic another image to ponder, which resembles a spider’s web with the word “Bridges” written under it.

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Of course, that gives gamers little to nothing new to go on, as it’s just as enigmatic…

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Your Console Wars Are Bad, and You Should Feel Bad

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Over the last few weeks & months, there’s been more & more rumblings about the next generation of gaming, and where we go from here. Recently, Uproxx published an article about the potentially upcoming PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, and talked about whether or not the pointless & absurd argument of the console wars would actually end with the next generation of hardware. To put it plainly, this is stupid. Friends…gamers…dear readers… It’s 2017. WHY are we still having this debate?

To give a bit of exposition for our younger readers, the so-called “console wars” began back when Nintendo was the big dog on the block, Sega was about to fail, there weren’t really any other options for gaming. It was at this point, that toy designer Tom Kalinske stepped in at Sego to help rocket Sonic the Hedgehog to a household name. This ignited a battle between…

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‘Breaking Bad’ for PlayStation VR May Be On The Horizon

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As if we needed MORE reasons to get hyped for E3 2017, it looks like Sony has teased a few more things for this year’s conference.

First, for those of you who haven’t yet moved on to the PS4 (and why not?), Sony has announced that they will be dropping the retail price for “select” PS4 models to $250 (USD), down from $299 (USD). The lowered price will be in effect from June 9 – June 17, so gamers may want to plan early and take advantage of that next week. The company is also promising discounts on “software and accessories” during E3 week. As for which models they’ve included in that “select” category, and what software & accessories will be discounted, that information has not yet been made known.

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However, that’s not all. Andrew House (Sony Interactive Entertainment’s president & global CEO), recently talked with USA Today about the…

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Movie Brew: Belle and Pete Review Wonder Woman

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For our Wonder Woman review we sent Belle and Pete, our resident Wonder Woman reviewer and biggest Wonder Woman fanboy on staff, respectively, out to see the film and give us their thoughts.

Enjoy!

Pete: So, Wonder Woman was pretty amazing, yeah? One of the things we said when we walked out of the theater was “They out Thor-ed Thor and out Captain America-ed Captain America.”

Belle: Yes, there will be comparisons to Thor and First Avenger but Diana isn’t an asshole like Thor, she wasn’t banished. She made a choice to leave to protect people who needed protecting; and more importantly she learns from her mistakes. We get to actually see the process as opposed to Thor, Avengers Assemble and Thor: TDW wherein we’re told Thor is a better person but we’ve seen no actual evidence to support that in his actions onscreen. As for the First Avenger…

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The Big Bad For Season 3 of Supergirl Has Been Cast

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There’s another child of Krypton on the way for the CW’s Supergirl, it seems. At the end of the last season of the show, viewers saw a flashback scene of the final days of Krypton’s existence. A Kryptonian pod was launched at the same time as Kal-El’s and Kara Zor-El’s pods, with some interesting differences… Instead of Kryptonian elite, this specific pod was being launched by hooded figures, and from a more ominous-looking area. One of the figures also appeared to feed the child passenger of the pod a drop of blood before sending it off into space. As the pod was launched, viewers heard a voice say, “It should survive the journey. It will grow strong on Earth…and then it will reign.

That last line was a big hint as to the passenger’s identity, and now we know who it will be.

It was revealed yesterday…

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