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'The Last of Us Part II' offers a tender, brutal look at humanity, as you'd expect, at E3 2018

By Adam Rosenberg2018-06-12 01:25:21 UTC [embedded content] Sony kicked off its E3 2018 PlayStation showcase with a fresh look at The Last of Us Part II, Naughty Dog’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed adventure that somehow turned a mushroom zombie-filled post-apocalypse into the perfect backdrop for an unflinching character-driven exploration of the human condition (with a cool resource-dependent survival game on the side, sure). Part II looks… similar? A game

'Hereditary' marketing misleads its audience right off a cliff

Milly Shapiro stars as “Charlie” who (shocker) is nothing like her headlining Broadway role, Matilda.Image: A24 By Alison Foreman2018-06-11 23:34:52 UTC Spoilers lie ahead for Hereditary. You’ve been warned. On Friday, horror fans flocked to theaters to revel in and be tortured by A24’s new supernatural horror flick, Hereditary.  By Sunday, the rising fright fest had been rocked by a D+ CinemaScore – though it held onto a 93% Certified

Chris Hemsworth warns 'Avengers 4' will be 'even more shocking' than 'Infinity War'

In Chris Hemsworth We Trust, particularly when it comes to opinions on ‘Avengers 4.’Image: marvel STUDIOS By Jess Joho2018-06-04 23:51:22 UTC While many of us are still talking through the traumatic ending of Avengers: Infinity War with our therapists, Chris Hemsworth is now warning that we don’t know the half of it. Literally. “If you were shocked by [Infinity War], I think the second one is even more shocking, for

Captain America's 'Infinity War' phone number was supposed to be real

Image: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018 By Adam Rosenberg2018-05-27 20:44:53 UTC 678-136-7092. Avengers: Infinity War shared Captain America’s phone number with the world. It didn’t actually work, much to the chagrin of fans everywhere. But as we’ve now learned, it was originally supposed to work. The film’s creators wanted fans to be able to pick up on the brief Easter egg and use it to actually receive a message from Steve

'13 Reasons Why' creator on Season 2's controversial school shooting plot

’13 Reasons Why’ creator Brian Yorkey addressed Season 2’s controversial school shooting plotImage: David Moir/Netflix By Jess Joho2018-05-22 00:48:57 UTC Note: This post contains spoilers for Seasons 1 and 2 of 13 Reasons Why. Controversies over heavy subject matter isn’t new for Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.  Season 1 was criticized for its graphic handling of teen suicide, and now many are questioning Season 2’s ill-timed and controversial plot around gun

'Westworld' should really just be the Maeve show

Yeah keep the camera riiiiiiiight…there. Yeah, just on her. Perfect.Image: John P. Johnson/HBO By Alexis Nedd2018-05-21 21:53:38 UTC Westworld Season 1 was a phenomenon that thrived on a method of storytelling best described as burlesque: show ‘em a little bit, but always keep ‘em wanting more.  It took the entire season’s run to reveal important information that deeply impacted the way the characters had been interacting all along — Bernard

9 podcasts to listen to if you love 'Black Mirror'

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Listen in on another world with these captivating sci-fi podcasts.Image: Vicky leta/Mashable By Brittany Levine Beckman2018-05-14 22:57:45 UTC We are in an audio-drama renaissance, and some of the best stories are science-fiction.  We’re not being spooked by War of the Worlds as we gather

'13 Reasons Why' announces Season 2 premiere date with a new trailer

By Jess Joho2018-04-30 23:56:51 UTC [embedded content] 13 Reasons Why is back and, by the looks of the latest trailer, you better be prepared for even more teenage hardships. The trailer juxtaposes all of the characters lives both before and after the suicide that connects them all. It’s an interesting stylistic choice, and perhaps indicative of the shifts we’ve heard about in terms of the popular but controversial Netflix show’s

Creator behind new CBS show apologizes for ripping off 'Bones'

Really bro?Image: fox By Jess Joho2018-04-03 00:14:25 UTC They say imitation is the highest form of flattery — unless you’re talking about straight up ripping off someone else’s show. Michael Rauch, showrunner behind the new CBS crime procedural, addressed accusations of plagiarizing from the well-loved and recently canceled Fox crime show, Bones. You see, when Episode 3 of Instinct (not to be confused with the 1999 Anthony Hopkins crime thriller

Wonder Woman Lynda Carter speaks out about her #MeToo stories

Lynda Carter continues to be an enduring source of female empowerment.Image: Steve Granitz/WireImage By Jess Joho2018-03-13 00:16:01 UTC It isn’t surprising that Lynda Carter says she was sexually abused while playing Wonder Woman in the iconic ’70s TV show. But it does perfectly capture the sickening hypocrisy of Hollywood, which has played lip service to women’s empowerment for decades — all while systematically exploiting and ensuring their oppression. In a