A New Era, from Julian Fellowes

Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, and Laura Carmichael in Downton Abbey: A New EraImage: Ben Blackall / 2022 Focus Features LLC Rejoice, Downtonians! Downton Abbey: A New Era is a worthy entry in Julian Fellowes’ beloved franchise. You were right to be concerned, of course. The acclaimed TV drama’s first foray onto the big screen, 2019’s … Read more

Season 6, episode 6 “Ax And Grind”

Christopher Kelly and Rhea Seehorn in Better Call SaulPhoto: Greg Lewis / AMC / Sony Pictures Television Fans of Better Call Saul‘s predecessor have debated: Did Walter White really spend that series’ five seasons breaking bad, or did he simply finally find his way to his true self? Perhaps that question, considering the nuance Saul … Read more

Keith Thomas’ Stephen King adaptation

Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong in FirestarterImage: Ken Woroner / Universal Pictures With any subsequent adaptation, the hope is that a story improves on the version that preceded it — or at least feels as though it’s offering up a unique vision, an additional layer that makes the new adaptation purposeful in its insistence … Read more

HBO and Steven Moffat adapt a time-travel tragedy

Rose Leslie and Theo James in The Time Traveler’s WifePhoto: Macall Polay / HBO There’s a certain sense of predestination to the idea of ​​Steven Moffat showrunning a TV version of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Moffat, after all, came to his post-Coupling career resurgence via a tenure on Doctor Who—Most notably his celebrated 2006 episode … Read more

Star Trek Strange New Worlds Uses Ukrainian Protest Footage as Alien Riot

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Blizzard’s Overwatch 2 Beta Neglects Support Players Once Again

Someone call the whambulance.Image: Blizzard / Kotaku / FPG (Getty Images) The Overwatch 2 beta has arrived, and it’s come bearing gifts for tank and damage players who’ve received a bunch of new bells and whistles to mess around with. But alas, healers, the stalwart cornerstone of the team-based shooter, are feeling left by the … Read more

The Offer sleeps with the fishes

Miles Teller in The OfferPhoto: Nicol Wilder / Paramount + You can’t remake The Godfather. This much Paramount knows. But while The Offer—a ten-part limited series set behind the scenes of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 triumph — does not strictly speaking break that rule, its opportunistic premise and poor execution disrespect what some have called … Read more

Disney debuts Avatar 2 title, teaser trailer

concept art from Avatar: The Way Of WaterIllustration: Avatar: The Way Of Water Twitter feed During Walt Disney Studios’ CinemaCon presentation Wednesday morning, Avatar producer Jon Landau presented the forthcoming teaser trailer for the long-awaited first (of many) sequels to the 2009 blockbuster, entitled Avatar: The Way Of Water. Ahead of the clip, Landau discussed … Read more