Letting Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg co-host the Golden Globes this year was a smart decision, because at least we got an apology from Emma Stone for the tragedy of Aloha. Stone, who starred as a half-Asian character in the film, previously issued a mea culpa in 2015. “I’ve become the butt of so many jokes,” she said. “I’ve learned on a macro level about the insane history of whitewashing in Hollywood and how prevalent the problem truly is. It’s ignited a conversation that’s very important.” The guilt jumped out again tonight after Oh made a joke during her opening monologue—about Crazy Rich Asian being “the first studio film with an Asian-American lead since Ghost in the Shell and Aloha.” Here, you can hear Stone blurting out, “I’m sorry!” from her seat in the audience: Stone confirmed it was her to the Los Angeles Times. “It wasn’t like I planned it, but I did say it,” she said. When … [Read more...] about Emma Stone Blurts Out ‘I’m Sorry!’ Over Aloha at the Golden Globes
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These days, the universe revolves around the Russo brothers. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, that is. By the end of 2019, Joe and Anthony Russo, brothers and self-described comic book fanboys, will have directed four Marvel movies: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and a second, still-untitled Avengers movie slated for 2019. "Our day job is spoken for in the foreseeable future," Anthony says on a muggy July day at Pinewood Studios, just outside of Atlanta. If you have an aversion to blockbuster movies or major pop cultural events — Marvel movies grossed more than $12 billion worldwide between 2008 and summer 2017 — you might have caught the pair's work on the small screen with shows like Arrested Development and Community.Now the Russo brothers are about to release what fans expect to be a culminating event that will change the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it and make way for — what else — … [Read more...] about Avengers: Infinity War directors are masters of the Marvel Universe
Avengers: Infinity War is hitting theaters any minute now, and it’s in many ways the culmination of everything the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been setting up for over a decade. Big purple baddie Thanos is on a tear to get his hands on the mysterious glowing crystals that have served as the McGuffins of multiple Avengers-adjacent films since Captain America: The First Avenger. But what the hell are these “Infinity Stones” anyways? Come with us on a deep dive into continuity as we explore these potent artifacts of Marvel’s cosmic mythology. Glittering Baubles When you think about Marvel Comics, one of the things that stands out is the fact that the universe supports both street-level heroes like Daredevil and Spider-Man and more cosmic tales. The master of the second type of story is Jim Starlin, who came to the company in the early 1970s on Iron Man. In just three issues on that book, Starlin introduced one of the company’s most iconic villains – … [Read more...] about The History Of The Infinity Stones
For most people in the rest of the United States, New Mexico is a sort of blank spot—an overlooked, ragged square wedged next to Texas, its loud, swaggering cousin. It’s the fifth biggest state land-mass-wise, at a little under 122,000 square miles, and one of the emptiest, with 2 million people spread out over the expanse. Its cities are among the most racially and culturally diverse in the country. Yet, if a lot of people know it at all, it’s for the state’s natural beauty: the high desert and the deep blue mountains and the acid pinks and oranges of the sunsets and the showoff intensity of the stars and the high, pure smell of the air after it rains. Even the chamisa—an omnipresent weed that causes some of us merciless itching and sneezing every fall—looks good, with delicate pale green stalks and riotous little yellow flowers. New Mexico’s state slogan is the Land of Enchantment; a lot of locals, referring to its quicksand powers of both … [Read more...] about Manifest Destiny-Lite With Souvenirs: Why Assholes in Turquoise Are Flooding the Southwest
With Avengers Infinity War only weeks away from release, it’s time everyone got up to speed on where exactly the Infinity Stones are. Let me get this out of the way, if you want to see Avengers Infinity War completely clean, you are safe to read this list. This guide does contain spoilers up to, and including Thor Ragnarok., but no references are made to what has even been shown in the Avengers Infinity War trailers. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been teasing us with Infinity Stones since Captain America The First Avenger when we met the Space Stone in the form of the Tesseract. Since then it has been a very slow burn learning about the other five stones, with the biggest reveal being a monologue given by The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy. There have been hints that it’s a bad idea to have two of the Stones in the same place, but no mention has been made as to what may happen if all six are brought together. What also hasn’t been mentioned is that … [Read more...] about Infinity Stones – Where are they now?