Before J.J. Abrams directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he did two Star Trek movies. This you surely know. But did you realize that, in both of those Star Trek movies, there are scenes of people free-falling?
Star Wars Rebels keeps showing us these fascinating corners of the Star Wars universe that the main movies can’t quite get to. Last night, we discovered something very important—namely, that not everyone in the galaxy agrees on what the Force even is.
Made famous by Boba Fett, the Mandalorian race has long been a Star Wars mystery. On the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels, not only did we learn more about them, we learned more about our new favorite Mandalorian, Sabine.
Star Wars Rebels returned Wednesday for the back half of its second season and it did so with a major player joining the show. Welcome Princess Leia Organa. Even in animated form, her highness is still a commanding presence.
Lady Gaga picked up a Golden Globe over the weekend for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel—and even though she was part of an ensemble cast, the designation “Best Actress” made perfect sense, since her character’s storyline was the heart of the season. Stunt casting? Maybe. But it worked so damn well.
Cassandra Clare’s YA book series begat the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones—a box-office disappointment that didn’t capture why so many people loved the books. Round two: TV adaptation Shadowhunters, which is actually way better suited to the dark fantasy material.
“Rock Bottom,” true to its title, basically spent an hour trying to one-up itself in how dark and bad things could get for its characters. The remaining Canterbury survivors get off the lightest. The random characters on the freighter—Mateo and Diogo—have it brutal. But Dawes and Miller get it worst of all.
While watching the latest episode of The Shannara Chronicles, I realized what this show reminded me of: the first time a Dungeons and Dragons campaign sets out, with everyone starting at their first level.
This was one of the two greatest moments in “Method Head.” We usually see Liv’s visions from her perspective, and they’re usually dramatic or funny or plot-related. But this time we see how it looks from the outside. And Liv looks like her brain broke.
When last week’s “Steven Bomb” of Steven Universe episodes began, it offered love as the real answer to many fans’ questions about the history of Garnet. But in “Log Date 7 15 2", we got an alternative answer to those questions, and it was so meta, it might as well have been a love letter to fandom as a whole.
For all its wedding planning and wailing about perfect kisses, Galavant is pretty thin when it comes to genuine romance (aside from the chef and Gwynn, who are adorable). And its female characters are a bit one-note. But it’s having a great time with the odd-couple bromance between Galavant and Richard.
Ever since Peridot entered a tentative alliance with the Crystal Gems, the question of just what would happen to her has been on the lips of Steven Universe fans. Would she betray them? Join them? Well, whether she wanted to or not, Peridot made a decision in “Message Received” that changes Steven Universe in some…
Peridot joining the Crystal Gems in Steven Universe has given us some great moments, and a softening of one of the show’s few villains. But while “It Could’ve Been Great” took us to the far flung reaches of the moon, it also showed us that Peridot still has a long way to go on her path to redemption.
American Horror Story: Hotel returned last night after its holiday hiatus, and nearly every character had his or her claws out. When the dust settled, we were left with an in-depth lesson on who is controlling whom at the Cortez—as it stands now, at least.
Jane Lynch is one of our comedy gods, so it’s too bad her new TV show Angel From Hell is kind of a bust. (Although it could get better.) Luckily, there’s one hilarious scene in the first episode, and you can already watch it right now.
The next book to be adapted off your bookshelf is Terry Brooks’ The Sword of Shannara Trilogy, which kicked off this week on MTV. We liked how it started off, and it’s a dense, entertaining introduction to the world.
Steven Universe is never afraid to turn its deft characterization skills to characters other than Steven himself, leading to the entire cast being incredibly well-fleshed out. But the show is always at it best when it turns its hand to Connie, and through her, the growth of Steven as a character as well.
Bradley Cooper, star of the original Limitless movie and an executive producer of the CBS TV version, has made most of his appearances on the show in constantly re-aired flashbacks (plus the time he voiced a talking CGI fetus). Coop returned on last night’s winter premiere, and his sleazeball character made me…
Steven Universe made its highly anticipated return last night with an episode dedicated to one of the shows most intriguing characters: Garnet. It was an episode that teased big reveals about the character fans have waited ages to hear, but it was also an episode where the biggest questions had the simplest answers.
When we caught our first glimpse of Supergirl last spring, Calista Flockhart’s Devil Wears Prada-influenced take on Kara’s boss, Cat Grant, seemed like the biggest potential liability. But nine episodes in, she’s clearly the best part of the show.