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One of last year’s best films (and based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige), Snowpiercer, directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Chris Evans, was a wonder of action, speculative fiction, and absurdist humor. It landed on many a year-end Top 10 list, not quite my own, but almost. Today, thanks to THR, it’s being reported […]
During tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead, AMC premiered the first trailer for their upcoming adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s DC/Vertigo series Preacher. Starring Dominic Cooper in the lead, along with Joseph Gilgun and Ruth Negga, AMC’s hopes are high that the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produced series will be their next […]
The Supergirl pilot that debuted last night on CBS a lot of weight on its shoulders. The show tells the story of Kara Zor-El, played by Melissa Benoist, as she escapes Superman’s shadow and comes into her own as National City’s first superhero. It is the network’s first major superhero endeavor, the first superhero show led be a solo female in more than 40 years and the pilot had a lot of ground to cover, attempting to endear characters to new viewers while also trying to re-envision elements of the mythos without alienating established comics fans. Does it succeed? The Beat is here to tell you with a hard hitting roundtable. We’ve always wanted to have one of those.
by Thaddeus Howze [Editor’s note: There’s been a lot of controversy over how The Walking Dead treats its non-white characters. While I was impressed with the number of people of color in the cast, they haven’t always survived the zombie apocalypse in heroic fashion. But everyone dies in a zombie apocalypse, you may say. I […]