Top 5 animated Justice League moments

This week is a big one for DC comics fans. After making superhero films for over 40 years, the time has finally come for DC to bring together their biggest heroes to form the Justice League. Marvel Studios may have paved the way for team-up superhero films, but fans of these characters have seen them …

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Top 5 Treehouse of Horror segments

Well it’s that time of year again. Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes the annual Simpsons tradition, The Treehouse of Horror. These fun detours from regular continuity have been a mainstay of the series since its second season. Often lampooning the tropes and trends of horror, sci-fi, and the supernatural, The …

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Why Rick and Morty resonates

By pretty much every metric, Rick and Morty is a success. Whether it’s the record setting viewership, immense social media power (I’m Pickle Rick!!!), or the numerous think-pieces done on the series, no one can say the critically-acclaimed animated series is a failure. But the real question is, why does an animated show about an …

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Why Star Trek is needed more than ever

This past week marks a significant milestone for the Star Trek franchise. It has been 30 years since the debut of the stellar Star Trek: The Next Generation while also the premiere of the newest TV incarnation, Star Trek: Discovery. Though there have been consistent movies since the 2009 reboot, this is the first TV …

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The lost vision of a galaxy far, far away – Why Star Wars keeps losing directors

The Star Wars franchise is having a rough time right now. It’s a weird thing to say about a series as beloved as Star Wars, especially since the franchise clawed its way back into cultural relevance after the under-whelming prequels. Since being bought by Disney back in 2012, Kathleen Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm, has …

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The 3 things the Bond franchise needs to learn before Bond 25

The James Bond film franchise is a true testament to the ever-lasting appeal of the titular super-spy. James Bond has survived since the 1960s because he is always in a constant state of change.   Bond has been played by 6 actors, across 24 films, over 50 years. In all that time, Bond has had to adapt to the film and societal climate he …

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DVD box art for the X-Men Animated Series

Keep the X-Men out of the MCU

The X-Men are one of Marvel's most iconic franchises. There are dozens upon dozens of X-Men comic books, from the mainline series to the spinoff character books such as Deadpool and Wolverine and spinoff team books such as X-Force and X-Factor.    While always a good seller, their popularity grew in the mid-90s with the X-Men Animated Series and their popularity skyrocketed in the early 2000s with the …

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