Author: Scott Ng

INTERVIEW: Liz Flahive, GLOW Showrunner

The golden age of the television series is here, and along with it has come a renaissance in programs made by and powered by women. From the stars on screen like GLOW‘s Allison Brie to the everywoman struggles of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix is serving up great stories that break the mold – because while there have always been great stories, women have often been sidelined from the real roles of those stories, and this new age of television is showing people that it’s high time everyone had their story told, through their eyes. Thanks to the good...

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REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man has come home. Marvel’s most popular superhero made his entry into the MCU proper in Captain America: Civil War in a show-stealing outing – in what was a good but overall underwhelming slice of superhero action that served more as a setup to a fresh status quo. Now, in his third big screen incarnation, Spidey returns, played by Tom Holland as a fresh-faced 15 year old who’s just beginning to learn the ropes as the webslinger. Plot Homecoming sees Peter Parker return home to Queens after the rush of battling alongside – and against – the Avengers, and...

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GLOW S1E01 Review

10 minutes into the very first episode of GLOW, and I’m chuckling like a teenager. By the end of the thing, I am hooked onto the struggles of Ruth Wilder (Allison Brie of Scream 4 fame), an actress in the rollicking days of the 80s where the words ‘strong female lead’ didn’t exist in that particular sequence. GLOW opens up with Ruth reading for a part, one that seems to portray a high-powered executive woman facing the power plays of a corporate setting. Unfortunately, she happens to be reading the male lead’s lines, and the part she’s reading for...

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Review: Ghost In The Shell

By Scott Ng Ghost In The Shell is a seminal piece of anime, possessing one of the most thought-provoking exercises in the question of self to ever be committed to film. Generations of anime fans have discovered and rediscovered this landmark anime, finding new mysteries to appreciate with every viewing. Ghost In The Shell the live-action movie, however, proves itself to be little more than a slavish homage to the anime, yet stripped of soul and cultural nuance by bad writing decisions and a major (pun intended) plot twist that occurs to the end of the movie. Spoilers ahead,...

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INTERVIEW: Dominic Purcell from Legends of Tomorrow

By Scott Ng DC has had a long and illustrious history with their TV series – from cartoons to today’s much talked about live-action series like Gotham, The Flash, and Supergirl, DC has established a firm foothold for its heroes in the hearts of fans. The latest offering from DC, Legends of Tomorrow, looks to replicate that success with a time-bending story revolving around hero Rip Hunter and his hastily assembled team of heroes and villains, including including Firestorm, the Atom, White Canary, Hawkgirl, Captain Cold, and Heatwave. The good people at Warner TV (HyppTV Channel 613) helped us...

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