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Rorschach and Looking Glass

When I watched this week’s Watchmen episode, “Little Fear of Lightning,” I slowly realized I was going to have a more difficult time analyzing the deeper messages of the episode than usual. Not because the episode was bad. Indeed, it was a fantastic character study of Looking Glass while providing us necessary information as well as the action that tips the story’s chaos from “quietly simmering” to “about to break loose.” What gave me trouble was that I could feel this episode was trying to give us a lot of philosophical material via the character of Looking Glass – and allow us to take a deeper look at the comic book character of Rorschach through Looking Glass’ life and actions. 

Sure, you can watch this series clean, without having read the graphic novel, and come to some conclusions with merit. But I do feel strongly that if there was any time to have read the source material, it’s when watching this episode. There is so much that ties Looking Glass to Rorschach, and by knowing about Rorschach’s life and ultimate demise, we might be able to glean what could happen to Looking Glass in the next episode. We might also be able to suss out why Looking Glass’ fate could be different, despite how the ending of this episode made things appear. 

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once upon a time in hollywood extended scene

What better way to celebrate both the weekend and the digital release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood than by watching an extended clip of Leonardo DiCaprio singing off-key and dancing around? The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood extended clip below includes a longer version of the “Green Door” scene from the movie, where DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton performs on the show Hullabaloo. Not only do you get more dancing, you also get that hilarious little arm-movement and goofy face combo from DiCaprio that was in all of the trailers but not in the final film.

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Arrowverse Recap

(Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every other week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.)

Hi Super Friends! We are literally sprinting toward Crisis on Infinite Earths at this point. For those who might not have noticed, Thanksgiving is right around the bend. Once that’s over, you’ve got a week off and then everything’s going down in ye olde Arrowverse! Here’s a look at where we sit this week. 

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Honey Boy trailer

At some point over the past few years, you’ve probably rolled your eyes at something Shia LaBeouf has said or done. Whether it was attention-grabbing art projects like #IAMSORRY or the live-streamed marathon of him watching his own movies that spun out of him getting caught plagiarizing artist Daniel Clowes, or the off-screen drunken escapades that were fodder for tabloids, it’s been clear for a long time that LaBeouf was going through some things.

But his new autobiographical movie, Honey Boy – while not serving as an excuse for his sometimes-questionable behavior – at least provides some insight into some of the personal demons he’s had to battle in his life. It might even make you see the actor in a whole new light. Check out the latest trailer below. Read More »

The Maxx adaptation

The Maxx, a popular comic from the early 1990s, is the latest comic book to be adapted for the screen. Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) and Roy Lee (It, The Departed) are teaming up to produce the adaptation, but it’s still too early in the development stage to know whether it will be a film or a TV series. Learn more about The Maxx below. Read More »

December Saturday Night Live Hosts

We already know Saturday Night Live will close out 2019 with a bang when Eddie Murphy returns to host the show for the first time since 1984. But before we get to the Christmas episode this season, there are still two other episodes arriving in December, and SNL has just announced two superstar hosts: Jennifer Lopez and Scarlett Johansson. Read More »

The Batman Cast John Turturro

Just how many characters is The Batman going to have? Answer: a lot. Matt Reeves is currently gathering his players together to bring a new take on the Caped Crusader to life, and the latest came sort of out of left-field: John Turturro will play mob boss Carmine Falcone. The fact that Falcone is in the film along with multiple villains gives weight to rumors that Reeves is looking to The Long Halloween for inspiration, as the Falcone crime family has a major part in that comic.

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marriage story theatrical release

Yes, 2019 is almost over. We have one more month to get through, and then it’ll be time for a whole new year! But first, how about some new movies? December brings a ton of original Christmas content to Netflix. But it also brings some non-Christmas movies, too. And we’ve rounded them up! Here are the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in December 2019.

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In the latest episodes of Ordinary Adventures, Peter & Kitra return to Disneyland Resort to explore the best Disneyland Christmas tips and tricks, a combination of underrated and lesser-known Disneyland holiday options and favorite must-sees. Come along with us, on this adventure!

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Charlie Kaufman novel

Charlie Kaufman wrote a very Charlie Kaufman-sounding novel, and I can’t wait to read it. Kaufman, the scribe behind Being John MalkovichAdaptationEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Anomalisa, and more, will release Antkind, a novel about a neurotic film critic (is there any other kind?) who stumbles upon a three-m0nth-long movie. More on the Charlie Kaufman novel below.

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