The trailer for season 2 of Star Trek: Picard dropped yesterday, and there’s some Q-filled alternative timeline action going on. This brisk trailer packs in a lot. In addition to our first glimpse of John de Lancie reprising his role as Q, everyone’s favorite powerful, god-like entity, we get a confused Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), a de-Borged Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan), and lots of other things to speculate about.

As Picard says right at the beginning: “What the hell is happening here?” A whole hell of a lot, Jean-Luc. Read on for a breakdown of the first Star Trek: Picard season 2 trailer. Read More »

Josta Soda in Loki

The Time Variance Authority in the Disney+ series Loki has a weird vibe going on. Yes, it has a familiar bureaucratic feel, but it still feels a little bit off and out of this reality (which, it is). The show creators intentionally made the TVA feel this way, and used obvious and tiny touches to create its odd ambiance.

One of those small touches is Mobius’ (Owen Wilson) favorite drink: Josta soda. Josta was a real product from the ‘90s, and it had a tumultuous, short-lived life in our reality. Mobius, however, is a diehard fan — could his predilection for it tells us something about him? Read on for the true history of Josta, as well as a speculative take on why Mobius likes it so much. Read More »

Loki Season 2

Major spoilers follow for the second episode of Loki. You’ve been warned!

The second episode of Loki on Disney+ revealed a lot, including having our Loki (Tom Hiddleston) come face-to-face with the Variant of himself wracking havoc on the Time Variance Authority and the Sacred Timeline. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a version of Loki like this – the comic book world has seen all sorts of Loki variants (well, maybe not in the TVA definition of the word), including this one.

Read on to learn more about this other version of Loki, and what it could mean for the MCU. Read More »

Things are moving along quickly for Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and the TVA! There’s some investigative work going on, some travel through time (of course), and a major tête-à-tête that sets off a big ol’ disaster that will keep things busy for Loki’s next four episodes.

Even though the second episode moves quickly, the element that makes it more than a wacky time travel show (so many timelines, so many variants) is Loki himself. That’s why this Disney+ series is such a compelling show — Loki is a character piece, the MCU’s introspective look at arguably the supervillain (hero?) most in need of professional therapy.

Read on for our spoiler-filled recap of episode 2, including speculation on what may happen next. Read More »

The Witcher Season 2 Stopped Production

Netflix’s Geeked Week is almost over, but there’s a whole lot of Witcher news the streaming platform has thrown at us before we all gallop off into the weekend.

We already knew that season 2 of the show, which stars Henry Cavill as the gruff and sometimes shirtless Geralt of Rivia, is coming sometime in 2021. And while the Geeked Week presentation still didn’t reveal the official release date, we did get some footage of Ciri (Freya Allan), who had her own journey in season 1 and will likely play a larger role in season 2.

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It’s no surprise that Colin Trevorrow — director of Jurassic World and the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion — loves dinosaurs. And while Dominion, thanks to the pandemic, won’t come out until June 10, 2022, there will be an extended preview of the film in IMAX theaters before screenings of F9 later this month. We’ve seen the footage, and dinosaur fans will be heaven. 

/Film talked to Trevorrow about the extended preview, his favorite dinosaurs, what fans can look forward to when Dominion comes out next year, and new details about Dominion’s storyline.  

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Jurassic World: Dominion is a year away, but don’t fret. There’s an extended, dino-laden IMAX preview showing before screenings of F9 to get us revved up (pun intended, sorry) long before its June 10, 2022 premiere.

While the five-minute preview won’t be in theaters until F9 premieres on June 25, /Film had the chance to watch it early in all its IMAX glory. Read on to get my reaction to the sneak peek footage, including what dinosaurs you will get to see before they settle in with Vin Diesel and the rest of the F9 crew.

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Loki Episode One Review

Loki is back, baby! And in his new TV show, appropriately titled Loki. The first episode in the Disney+ series throws a whole lot of world-building and timey wimey stuff at us in a fun, effective way, and we get some good Loki character development to boot, courtesy of writer Michael Waldron and star Tom Hiddleston.

Read on for our spoiler-filled recount of the first 51-minute episode, where Loki runs into the powers of the Time Variance Authority (TVA), finds out what ultimately happens to him after the first Avengers movie, and learns there’s someone else out there trying to wreak havoc on the timeline. 

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shadow and bone trailer

When people hear the words, “epic fantasy,” most will think of dragons and wizened old wizards, of giant battles fought with swords and staffs, or maybe an elf or a white walker or two. 

Netflix’s Shadow and Bone, an adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s books, is a series that has none of these things. It is, however, unmistakably fantasy—there is magic, a Chosen One who must fulfill her destiny by overcoming a dark force threatening the land, and scary bat-like beasts called volcra who would give any dragon a run for its money. 

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The entire fifth season of The Expanse is now streaming on Amazon, and — like the seasons before it — many of the events from the last ten episodes mirror what takes place in its corresponding book in the nine-volume series written by James S. A. Corey. 

This season, however, there are a few major differences between the show and the book; differences that will have real ramifications for the on-screen characters in they enter the sixth and final season. 

Read on for an exploration of some of these differences. Naturally, this post contains major spoilers for season 5 of the show and the fifth book in the series. Check out our non-spoiler review if you want to learn more about the season before watching it. 

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