Did The Walking Dead Go Too Far This Time?

If you’re one of the 5 billionty people on this Earth obsessed with The Walking Dead, then you’re probably still reeling from last night’s episode. ‘How dare they do this to us?’ you probably thought. ‘I have work in the morning, you thoughtless bastards!’

A lot of crazy shit  went down. And there’s a lot to talk about, not just when it comes to what actually happened on the show, but what lead up to it, and the advertising that’s been shoved down our throats for the last 7 months.

So, let’s talk.

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Send Help! I’m Obsessed With Steven Universe

Ah, there’s nothing like having a new obsession, am I right?

After putting it off for ages, I finally got around to delving into Steven Universe, and let me tell you..This show is everything! And because I’m the giant nerd that I am, when I like something, I fall hard – as in I can’t stop rewatching all the episodes and consuming all the fan theories and fanfiction and fanart that I can get my greedy little hands on. Continue reading “Send Help! I’m Obsessed With Steven Universe”

What Shipping Richonne Taught Me About Racism

 

So if you haven’t watched last night’s episode of The Walking Dead and don’t want to be spoiled, consider this your warning. SPOILERS. SPOILERS EVERYWHERE.

Now that that’s out of the way…

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There’s A Movie About The Nat Turner Slave Revolt And I’m So Psyched

I am so glad that actors like Nate Parker exist.

You’ll probably remember him for his roles in movies like “Beyond The Lights” and “The Great Debaters” but in my mind, he’s now the person we have to thank for there being a feature film about the Nat Turner slave revolt. Continue reading “There’s A Movie About The Nat Turner Slave Revolt And I’m So Psyched”

5 Feel-Good Shows To Binge Watch While You’re Snowed In

Being snowed in sucks, but it sucks even more if you don’t have anything good to watch. If you’re not the type who likes to ingest emotionally-heavy shows in one sitting but you’d like something a little more immersive than a movie, here are 5 shows to add to your Netflix list. They’re entertaining and feel-good, but not so dumb that it’ll annoy you (well, not that much, anyway). These shows are just good, clean fun, and ain’t nothing wrong with that. Continue reading “5 Feel-Good Shows To Binge Watch While You’re Snowed In”

“People Places Things” Is My Favorite Mediocre Movie Of The Year

 

Jemaine Clement, my favorite half of Flight of the Conchords (sorry Bret), stars in “People Places Things” with not one, but two badass black women, and I am here for it.

I’m not gonna lie – at first I thought it was a trick. I saw Regina Hall looking flawless in the trailer and I was like ‘I’m gonna watch it and she’s gonna be a maid or the black best friend or something.’ But you guys, I watched it and that’s totally not the case. It’s not a trick. Someone wrote a movie and cast black actresses as love interests and funny relatable characters and I am in disbelief. Continue reading ““People Places Things” Is My Favorite Mediocre Movie Of The Year”

Merry Christmas, Hermione Is Black!

 

A lot of us have been saying it for years now: Hermione is black. Bushy hair, buck teeth, and Britishness aren’t exclusive to white people, so why the hell couldn’t Hermione be a woman of color?

J.K. Rowling agrees. Not enough to have cast a non-white girl in the films back when such a move really could have made an impact, but I digress.

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