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How has Kendrick Lamar created a paradox in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Which DC Comics actress is getting their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Which character does Tom Holland want Peter Parker to meet in the MCU? Who may have been cast as Jason Todd in the live-action Titans series? How will Adam Strange on Krypton be different from the comics? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

How ‘Jessica Jones’ Uses Words as Weapons

jessica jones season 2

In its second season, Jessica Jones has gotten angrier and messier. Through its exploration of Jessica’s tragic past, the show has remained an unflinching look at trauma and healing — how one gifted woman processes years of abuse, abandon, and plain old misogyny.

Jessica uses multiple coping mechanisms to deal with this trauma, among them binge drinking and physical violence. But she also shields herself with words, often vulgar, cutting words. It’s tempting to read these caustic insults as a reflex, a defense Jessica has forgotten she even puts up to keep people from getting too close. Yet her use of and reaction to language is quite intentional, and it’s part of what makes Jessica Jones such an interesting superhero.

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jessica jones season 2 spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Netflix’s Jessica Jones season 2.)

Jessica Jones season 2 has a monumental task ahead of it. Not only does it have to follow the riveting, near-perfect first season, it has to do it from scratch.

The first season of Jessica Jones neatly wrapped up the main storyline adapted from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos‘ critically acclaimed Alias comic book series after Jessica sent Kilgrave to his — well — grave. Now, the sophomore outing of Jessica Jones is left without Jessica’s main, nay, only supervillain. Where does it go from there?

The seeds of season 2 were planted throughout the first season: an shadowy corporation, illegal child experimentation, new sidekicks. But Jessica Jones doesn’t exactly follow up on those plot threads — and that’s for both better and worse. Instead, Jessica Jones season 2 introduces one of the most fascinating and layered dynamics between complex women we’ve ever seen in a Marvel series. Too bad it’s buried underneath clunky subplots and incoherent narratives.

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When is the reboot of Spawn looking to begin production? What reference does Jessica Jones make to a certain element of Captain America: Civil War? Was Metallo almost in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Is there still hope for Agent Coulson to be reunited with The Avengers? Could Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, be making an appearance in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

jessica jones season 2 krysten ritter

Jessica Jones is back. After defeating Kilgrave by outsmarting his mind control and teaming up with The Defenders, Jessica (Krysten Ritter) is back in the city and taking P.I. cases. The notoriety of her previous exploits brings in new customers, but also customers who expect her to use her super strength for petty revenge.

Meanwhile, Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) tries to investigate Jessica’s medical history and Jeri Hogarth (Carrie Anne Moss) needs Jessica’s help to fight for her law firm. Pretty soon, Jessica encounters Alisa Jones (Janet McTeer), whose strength surpasses her own.

/Film spoke with Jessica Jones creator and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg by phone this week. Our conversation contains some mild spoilers for the beginning of the season, but season 2 is now streaming on Netflix and ready for you to binge before or after you read our interview.

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The Defenders Season 2

Much like the assembly of The Avengers on the big screen, Marvel Studios established the superheroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist in their own shows on Netflix before putting them together in a shortened season of The Defenders. Unfortunately, the critical and fan reception of this superhero team-up wasn’t nearly as positive as that of their big screen counterparts. And that likely means The Defenders season 2 won’t be happening. Read More »

'essica Jones Season 2 Episode Titles

Jessica Jones season 2 hits Netflix this week, and the creators behind the Marvel series found a creative way to announce the new episode titles. In keeping with the season’s all-female director line-up, a team of female artists put together a series of pulp cover illustrations. See the illustrations and Jessica Jones season 2 episode titles below.

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jessica jones season 2 featurette

Jessica Jones is unlike any female superhero we’ve seen before. And it’s thanks to the fantastic women in front of and behind the camera that we’re getting to see her for a second season in Netflix’s Jessica Jones.

The newest featurette for the best Marvel Netflix series spotlights the women of Jessica Jones. Not just its incredible, multi-faceted characters played by Krysten Ritter, Rachael Raylor, and Carrie-Anne Moss, but its bold creator and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.

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Jessica Jones season 2 review

Jessica Jones returns for an entertaining, if slightly muddled, second season. Krysten Ritter‘s droll, damaged private eye remains the best character Netflix has in their Marvel line-up, and while Ritter’s work is enough to make season 2 worthwhile, things get off to a shaky start.

Read our spoiler-free Jessica Jones season 2 review below (and look for our spoiler-review a little down the road).

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movies coming to Netflix in March 2018

February is almost over – time to make way for March. And with the new month comes a whole new slew of TV shows and movies coming to Netflix.

March is bringing a ton of new Netflix originals as the streaming service continues to grow its brand, but there are familiar films here as well. There’s something for everyone (sort of). March is ushering in the new season of the best Marvel TV show, a violent gangster epic from Martin Scorsese (guess which one!), a modern sci-fi masterpiece, a hilarious cult comedy, and a nerve-jangling horror movie. There’s other stuff too, and you can see it all below. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in March 2018.

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