Charlene Badasie

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Charmed Season 1 Celebrates All Things Witchy (Eventually)

In the world of entertainment, 2018 was definitely the year of the witch. For the first time since the ’90s our interest in them has piqued, as evidenced by the phenomenal success of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. So the excitement that surrounded the 2018 Charmed reboot is rather fitting. The series opens with Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) sneaking out to a sorority party in her sister’s combat boots and Mel (Melonie Diaz) sending suggestive texts to an unidentified recipient. When Mel and Maggie return home from their respective nights out, they discover their mother (who was in the middle of unbinding their powers) lying lifeless on the ground outside. Three months later while Mel and Maggie are doing their best to cope with the unsolved mystery surrounding their mother’s death, fate brings young scientist Macy Vaughn (Madeleine Mantock) to town.
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No, Indiana Jones Is Not A Trans-Male Berkeley Student

For anyone who doesn’t know, Indiana Jones was created by the masters of cinema, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in attempt to version of James Bond without the hardware. The collaboration resulted in a franchise which kicked off in 1981 with Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. The movie was wildly successful, shattering all sorts of box office records. Today, the movie is still considered a quintessential cinema classic. It’s even earned a place in the U.S. Library of Congress’ National Film Registry as a culturally and aesthetically significant piece of cinema history. But while most fans eagerly await the release of Indiana Jones 5 on July 9, 2021, the franchise hasn’t been able to avoid dissection by some folks who feel the need to “fix” every movie that doesn’t fit the current popular narrative.

Did Comic Con Africa 2019 Live Up To The Hype?

If you’re a fan of cosplay, esports, gadgets, comic books and the movies inspired by them then Comic Con Africa 2019 was the place to be. The four-day event featured a wide selection of artists and exhibitors selling everything from collectables, comic books and games to clothing, accessories and toys. Comic Con Africa also introduced an entirely kid-focused angle to the convention, aptly dubbed KidsCon. With an entire hall dedicated to kid-friendly fun and games, young attendees were encouraged to be expressive and embrace their individuality. KidsCon mixed creativity with playtime as children engaged in different activities like creating new worlds in the Play-Doh Creations area, showing off their blasting skills in the Hasbro Nerf Zone and more.

Why The MCU’s Captain America Is Actually A Jerk

“When bad things happen and you can stop them, but you don’t, they happen because of you.” Captain America is seen as the epitome of a hero. He is one of the few worthy enough to lift Mjolnir, he has access to Iron Man’s armoury and he’s been entrusted with Wakanda’s technology by Black Panther. Coupled with all the charm, world-saving, and moral grandstanding, it’s easy to believe that Captain America didn’t make a single false move throughout the eleven year Avengers saga. But upon closer examination Captain America has made some of the worst decisions in the entire MCU (post suspended animation). And these poor choices come to the forefront in Avengers: Endgame.

Fans Resort To Bullying Shang-Chi Actor For The Dumbest Reason Ever

One of the biggest announcements from San Diego Comic-Con this year was the addition of Shang-Chi to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings is set to debut on February 12, 2021. The film, which will pit Shang-Chi against the Mandarin, will also serve as the MCU’s first big-screen foray into the kung fu genre. But that wasn’t the only news about the movie. During Marvel’s presentation, Kevin Feige introduced Simu Liu as the actor leading the cast as the Master of Kung-Fu. But as the excitement of a seeing a brand new hero come to life on screen died down, the ugliness crept in. Simu Liu started receiving backlash on social media just a few weeks after the casting announcement. And it was for the most ridiculous reason ever.

Spider-Man To Leave MCU Due To Failed Studio Negotiations

Uh oh. It looks like Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will no longer be producing any more Spider-Man films with Sony Pictures. The news comes after months of negotiations fell apart due to a profit sharing dispute between Sony (who still holds the movie rights to the character) and Marvel Studio’s parent company, Disney. This means that Spider-Man will no longer appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Worse still, crossover appearances and cameos from MCU characters in future Spider-Man films will have ended with Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).

Are SJWs And PC Culture-Based Propaganda Ruining Movies?

Movies are one of humanity’s greatest creations ever. Thanks to movies, we can travel back in time or even to a galaxy far, far away. We can escape to places beyond our wildest dreams and lose ourselves in the fantasy. Movies are also a great way to learn. We can track the progress of humanity through the re-telling of stories about wars, gain insight into different countries and cultures and see just how much we have progressed as a society. Like photographs, movies are a snapshot in time. This used to be the essence of all movies. But lately Hollywood has tasked itself with leading us into a more “woke’ future by attempting to right the wrongs of all social evils. Having ditched the sexism, racial stereotyping and bigotry of yesteryear, Hollywood is attempting to erase the past in order to remedy the problem of unconscious bias. But they’re not doing it very well.

Why The New Charlie’s Angels Movie Is Problematic

In just a few months the newest re-imagining of the cult classic Charlie’s Angels will hit theatres around the world. Naomi Scott, Kristen Stewart and Ella Balinska bring the new generation of Angles to life with Elizabeth Banks taking the helm as screenwriter and director. The movie is said to be a continuation of the franchise’s existing storyline and was develop by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn. The premise goes something like this… It’s 2019 and Charles Townsend’s security and investigation agency has expanded internationally. Teams of highly trained, intelligent, fearless women referred to as “Angels” are guided by multiple Bosleys (which is now a ranking title rather than a name) as they complete the toughest missions across the globe. When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on some dangerous technology, these Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all.

Is A Spider-Verse Film Starring Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield And Tobey Maguire On The Way?

Spider-Man is one of the most iconic, popular and commercially successful superheroes of all time. Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, he first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 in August 1962. Since then the character has appeared in several comic book series, movies, television shows and video game adaptations set in the Marvel Universe. The idea of the Wall-Crawler existing in more than one universe isn’t a new concept. In the comic books, Ultimate Spider-Man follows the adventures of a teenaged Peter Parker in an alternate universe, while Ultimate Comics Spider-Man sees teenager Miles Morales take up the mantle of Spider-Man after Ultimate Peter Parker’s supposed death. And let’s not forget The Amazing Spider-Man which is the mainstream continuity of the Spider-Man comic book series.

Robert Downey Jr. Channels Tony Stark In Real Life

Tony Stark sure does an amazing job at pretending to be Robert Downey Jr. Billionaire, philanthropist, playboy Tony Stark… I mean, Robert Downey Jr. is adding environmentalist to his list of accomplishments by promising to dedicate the next 11 years of his life to cleaning up our planet. The actor, who played popular Marvel superhero Iron Man for 11 years, was the keynote speaker at Amazon‘s inaugural Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space (Re:MARS) tech conference in Las Vegas earlier this week.

What If Hulk’s Snap Created Mutants And The X-Men?

The worldwide box-office smash hit Avengers: Endgame marked the end of an era in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And after the movie’s spectacularly tragic ending fans were left wondering what the future of the MCU will look like. The events of Avengers: Endgame quite literally opened up the MCU to a multiverse of exciting possibilities. We were introduced to the existence of alternate timelines and we now know that one of the “Snaps” created an inter-dimensional hole (as seen in the recent trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home). While Marvel gets ready to launch their five-year plan for Phase 4, the biggest buzz surrounding the franchise is the possible introduction of the X-Men. Ever since the Disney/Fox merger became official there’s been a lot of speculation about how mutants might make their MCU debut.

Why Bucky Barnes Deserves To Be Captain America Instead

After what seemed like an eternity, the curtain closed on over ten years of MCU awesomeness with . While the ending was pretty satisfying it also left fans with a lot of questions heading into the new phase. The speculation over who would take up the mantle of Captain America has been bubbling under the surface ever since the MCU introduced us to The Winter Soldier and The Falcon way back in 2014. With Chris Evans tweeting about retiring from the role before Endgame dropped, we always knew that Steve Rogers would have to choose a successor. And he did…

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 2 Review – Embraces Its Dark Side

Our favourite half witch, half mortal is back! returns to Netflix on Friday, April 5th for season two (or more accurately, part two of season one). The 2018 reimagining of the classic Archie Comics character by showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa was a huge hit among fans as well as critics – and part two does not disappoint. Season two picks up right after the winter break and opens with a very in-sync-with-her-powers Sabrina rocking her classic comic book white-blonde hairdo while getting some magical help with her wardrobe. But despite the light-hearted tone of the opening sequence, the first five episodes take on a more serious tone than part one.

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Trailer Races Onto Screens

Paramount Pictures has debuted the first full-length trailer for their live-action adventure comedy, . The project, based on the Sega video game franchise, is set for release on November 8, 2019. Sonic The Hedgehog gained a cult following in the 1990's and has since sold over 360 million copies of the game to date – including both packaged and digital formats. The game is centered around Sonic, an anthropomorphic blue hedgehog with supersonic speed, typically on a quest to defeat the villainous Doctor Robotnik.

Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer – One Summer Can Change Everything

Get ready to have your world turned upside down again because the kids are back for a whole new adventure! The third season of the nostalgia inspired series will consist of eight episodes which will be released worldwide on July 4, 2019. The story takes place a year after the events of season two, in the summer of 1985. Mike and Eleven have developed a romantic relationship, as have Max and Lucas. The kids are living seemingly normal lives after defeating the Mind Flayer. But things aren’t always as they seem in Hawkins.

The Umbrella Academy Review – A Great Addition To Netflix’s Superhero Collection

The Umbrella Academy is coming to Netflix. Said to be one of the streaming service’s most anticipated shows of 2019, the ten-episode series is an adaptation of the popular, Eisner award-winning comic books and graphic novels (of the same name) created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. Both Way and Bá serve as executive producers on the show, alongside showrunner and screenwriter Steve Blackman. The story follows a team of super-powered siblings known as The Umbrella Academy, who fought evil for much of their childhoods under the tutelage of their guardian and mentor, Dr Reginald Hargreeves (aka The Monocle). Just like the comics, this is the premise of the series.

Why Avengers: Endgame Title Had To Be Kept Under Wraps According to Kevin Feige

It’s an exciting time for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. is almost within reach and big screen debut is just a few days away. These movies represent over a decade of film-making, with serving as a fitting prelude to the swansong of the current incarnation of the Avengers. With so much history behind these superheroes’ adventures, it’s no wonder that keeping stuff like plot-lines and movie titles under wraps has been a top priority for the filmmakers.
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