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Black Widow and the Hulk Flip the Sexist Interview on its Head

Coming off of the fiasco that was the interview with Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans, the Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour has been saved thanks to the heroics of Black Widow and the Hulk.

In an interview with UK Cosmo, Mark Ruffalo is asked to answer the questions that Scarlett Johansson is usually asked in interviews, and vice versa. Hilarity ensues as Ruffalo struggles to, “embrace [his] feminine side,” and describe what poses he is going to strike on the red carpet and what kind of makeup remover he uses to get his green Hulk face off.

On the other side, ScarJo gets to answer whether or not she does her own stunts, and what she likes about playing Black Widow. We even learn about her stunt woman, Heidi Moneymaker, and how they worked together to make Natasha a more rounded out character.

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This Week on TV: April 18-24

This week on TV, Once Upon a Time reminded us that appearances can be deceiving in the backstory for Cruella De Vil. The Flash dealt with a shapeshifter and more discoveries about Dr. Wells, and Arrow had Oliver make a difficult decision. On Jane the Virgin, the drama was amped up for both Rafael/Jane and Rogelio/Xo, while on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the show started gearing up for the inevitable Age of Ultron crossover.

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343 Industries’ Master Chief Collection: Nostalgia at it’s best

The Master Chief Collection that came out back in November was an impressive release with the new Xbox One. They went hand in hand. It included the campaigns for Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4, as well as online multiplayer and the episodic campaign Spartan Ops. Halo: CE and Halo 2 were both presented with their “anniversary” editions, which were designed as visual upgrades for both games.  Halo 3 and Halo 4 were released as they were made, but at 1080p resolution.  Who wouldn’t want to go back and play the Halo games with even better graphics than they had before? Halo 4 was beautiful in the first place, but now we’re just being spoiled. The fact that you can switch the textures and graphics back and forth for Halo: CE and Halo 2 shows you what an improvement the games endured. It was hard to not treat it as eye candy. I’d almost challenge Rooster Teeth to redo all of Red Vs. Blue with the improved graphics.

Halo 3, Master Chief and Cortana. Bungie Studios. 2007.
Halo 3, Master Chief and Cortana. Bungie Studios. 2007.

I managed to play through the Master Chief Collection’s four campaigns in cooperative mode with my boyfriend, and it was a blast discussing the story lines and the things that were done better and things that still needed work. Listen up, 343. Continue reading 343 Industries’ Master Chief Collection: Nostalgia at it’s best

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Geekettes’ Book Challenge: April Updates

Want to see the progress Kayla, Megan, and Carly have made since March on their reading challenge? Check out this month’s accomplishments below!
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“Our Mona Lisa” – “Woman in Gold” Review

Biopics can be a hit or miss situation. Either they have a ton of quality, filled with an incredible cast, or they are given the cheesy, effortless treatment with tons of false facts and awful make up (looking at you, Man in the Mirror). But then there are the interesting cases where the film can be a bit of both, one of which is the latest Weinstein Company release, Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

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In Memoriam: Mary Doyle Keefe.

The model for Norman Rockwell’s 1943 Rosie the Riveter cover painting for the century-spanning publication The Saturday Evening has passed away.  Mary Doyle Keefe was 92.

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When is a Joke not a Joke? Why We Got Upset that Black Widow Was Called a “Slut”

Avengers_Black_WidowAvengers cast members Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans made news today for an interview in which they called Black Widow’s character a “whore” and a “slut.” Of course, the internet exploded with many fans expressing their disappointment in these two actor’s misogynistic behavior and many others reproaching the offended for being over-sensitive. The actors have since issued apologies, but as we know, an apology doesn’t always close the case. Continue reading When is a Joke not a Joke? Why We Got Upset that Black Widow Was Called a “Slut”

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Rebecca Naomi Jones: A Broadway Name to Know

When people think of Broadway’s current leading ladies, the names that often get tossed around are Laura Osnes, Sutton Foster, and Audra McDonald. While all of these women are wonderful, Broadway and Off-Broadway have slowly been starting to cater to an edgier audience. The likes of Rent, Tommy, and Rock of Ages are nothing new anymore, but with the success of shows like Once, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Hamilton, a new alternative is moving in, and with them come opportunities for new, edgier voices.

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New Author Spotlight: Adult Urban Fantasy/Supernatural Writer Parker Sinclair

trust_alexconnorMost articles I’ve read about personal encounters with authors begin with a physical description. I’m not going to do that with Parker Sinclair. Although she is young, and pretty, and wore a cute outfit, that’s not what this is about. This is about her book, the woman behind the book, and the advice she gave to a room full of aspiring writers and young professionals. Continue reading New Author Spotlight: Adult Urban Fantasy/Supernatural Writer Parker Sinclair

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We’re of the Devil’s Party and We Know It: A review of Marvel’s Daredevil

Adaptations of comic books are the fastest-growing division of fiction in the world of television. Though series like Smallville and other animated series have flourished in the past, the CW’s success in its adaptation of The Green Arrow and Marvel’s recent big screen successes have launched a new age of TV shows derived from comics. Arguably, Arrow has been the most successful in terms of both viewership (relative to its network) and critical acclaim. Despite minor success with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, Marvel never seemed to be in the same league as DC as far as television was concerned. However, with the breakout hit Daredevil on Netflix, Marvel has finally created a tonal and qualitative match for Arrow.

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