house of cards season 5 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: season 5 of Netflix’s flagship series House of Cards.)

Can we take a minute to bow down to Robin Wright? The Oscar-nominated actress was last seen as Antiope on the big screen annihilating a bunch of angry male villains donning a big ole smile and golden warrior gear like a badass in Wonder Woman. Though she was only in the movie (which, in case you haven’t heard, is now the biggest blockbuster from a woman director ever) for a few memorable scenes, her presence encapsulates everything that movie represents: strength, femininity, and command.

The same can be said of Wright’s performance in season 5 of House of Cards, now streaming on Netflix.

Spoilers begin right here.

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Robin Wright Justice League

Did you enjoy Robin Wright’s performance as the hard-hitting General Antiope in Wonder Woman as much as the rest of the world did? Then you’re likely still riding a high from the film, and Warner Bros. is looking to extend that excitement all the way through November. Wright will be reprising her role as the tough-as-nails warrior (and Diana Prince’s aunt) in Zack Snyder’s Justice League later this year.

Get the latest Robin Wright Justice League details below.
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wonder woman 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: Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman.)

It’s astounding that in this day and age, when superheroes are either disillusioned or self-deprecating, that we can have a hero like Wonder Woman. In the bleak DC Cinematic Universe, where nihilism reigns supreme, here we have a hero who champions the ideas of hope, compassion, and goodness.

Diana (Gal Gadot) is not dissimilar from the Disney princesses, who have long been heroes of overwhelming empathy. They are aspirational figures who exist in an elevated reality — fairy tales themselves are metaphorical by nature, and rarely depict anything other than a black and white reality. This is Diana at the beginning of the film, the embodiment of the ultimate Disney princess, for all the gifts and faults that they have — though thankfully without the frequently troublesome depiction of an “evil” mother or stepmother figure commonly seen in fairy tales.

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Wonder Woman Tone

Having seen 16 minutes of Wonder Woman, as well as a presentation of the events in the first act of the film, we finally have a good idea of what all the key players in the film are doing. Obviously there’s our superheroine Diana Prince, but there are also the Amazons who raised her, a few villains, some helpful heroes, and more.

We’ve put together a Wonder Woman character breakdown based on what we’ve learned about the movie so far, including some speculation on what might be in store for a couple of the characters. Read More »

Wonder Woman Photo

At one point in next summer’s Wonder Woman, the titular character will choose to leave the all-female island of Themyscira. Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), princess of the Amazons, will go off and fight in World War I — but she’s not leaving home empty handed and unprepared. She’ll head to Europe wielding Amazon’s mythical sword, the “god killer.”

Below, check out the full new Wonder Woman photo.

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Wonder Woman Trailer Breakdown

This past weekend, Warner Bros. Pictures unleashed a barrage of footage upon Comic-Con with their presentation in Hall H. Thankfully for fans at home, every single piece of footage they showed at the convention ended up online, from the Justice League sizzle reel to The LEGO Batman Movie trailer. But honestly, the best thing to come out of the panel was the first trailer for Wonder Woman. You’ve probably watched it plenty of times by now, but we wanted to do a little breakdown of the footage we see in the tease for the first solo adventure of the DC Comics superhero.

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Wonder Woman Trailer

During Warner Bros. Pictures big panel at Comic-Con 2016, they rolled out some major teases for the continued expansion of the DC Comics cinematic universe. After debuting in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we finally have Wonder Woman all on her own in the first ever solo big screen adventure for the iconic DC hero. The crowd went wild for Gal Gadot here in San Diego, and now you can get taste that sweet hype as well with the first Wonder Woman trailer after the jump. Read More »

Blade Runner 2 Ana de Armas

Earlier this week, Blade Runner 2 had its release date moved up from January 12th, 2018 to October 6th 2017, but that’s not the only good news today for anyone looking forward to director Denis Villeneuve‘s (Sicario) sequel. Ana de Armas, a very promising actress you might recognize from Knock Knock, has just joined the Blade Runner 2 cast.

Learn more about the sequel and de Armas below.

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Robin Wright Joins ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

Robin Wright Blade Runner 2 casting

Robin Wright is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner. The news was announced today via a press release, which you can read in its entirety after the jump along with my thoughts on the Robin Wright Blade Runner 2 casting.

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wonder woman first look

The reviews for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have been generally negative, but almost everyone seems to agree that Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman is one of the strongest parts of the film. While Warner Bros. is undoubtedly sweating the not-so-nice press, this reaction must give them a momentary respite – at least people will still be interested in this character’s solo movie when it arrives next year.

And right on cue, a new photo from Patty JenkinsWonder Woman movie has arrived, offering us a new look at Gadot (wearing some very different armor) as well as first looks at Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, and Lisa Loven Kongsli as the warrior women who train her how to be a total badass.

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