Margaret and the Moon

Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing is a new picture book that I read because it’s illustrated by one of my favorite artists, Lucy Knisley. It’s written by Dean Robbins. Now, as an adult reader, once I read the subtitle, I pretty much had covered the whole book. It’s only 36 pages, and the content is about how Margaret Hamilton was curious, studied math, and didn’t let people saying “girls don’t do that” stop […]

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The Gifted: Do We Need Another Superhero TV Show?

Fox has begun releasing promotional videos for their upcoming X-Men TV show The Gifted. Here’s the trailer: Stephen Moyer (True Blood) and Amy Acker (Angel, Person of Interest) play parents who discover their children have powers and so go on the run from the government. This action-adventure series looks to be a bit more approachable than the visually stunning but confusing Legion show on FX, which is also X-Men-connected. Unfortunately, it also look pretty familiar. Kid has traumatic incident where […]

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Murder on the Orient Express Trailer Released

The first trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s version of the classic Agatha Christie mystery Murder on the Orient Express has been released, and … mmmm … probably not a good sign that when he starts speaking, in his role as Hercule Poirot, I wanted to giggle. The accent, you see, is just so exaggerated. But not as much as that mustache! As with the 1974 classic (which won Ingrid Bergman an Oscar and sets a very high bar to meet), this […]

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Supergirl Season 2 Joins the Many Comic TV Shows Coming to DVD in August

I’m a handful of episodes behind, but I’m planning on getting caught up before then, I hope! Supergirl is a lovely beacon of hope on the TV screen, even if I disagree with some of the plot directions (Mon-El, boo!) this season. Having left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant at Catco Worldwide Media in order to figure out what she really wants to do, Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) continues to work with Hank Henshaw aka Martian Manhunter (David […]

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Home Video in August

As I’ve mentioned, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is the only superhero TV show I’m current on right now. (I’m looking forward to catching up on Supergirl soon, but I fear I may have given up on The Flash without noticing it. When the episode backlog on TiVo hits double digits, it may be a lost cause.) That’s because it’s fun and dramatic without too much angst, and I love seeing the characters in different historical eras (particularly when they geek […]

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Riverdale on DVD, Blu-ray on August 15

After complaining about Riverdale early on, I have to admit that the show grew on me. It helped that I quit thinking about it as an Archie comic adaptation and instead approached it as a CW “angsty teen drama“. It made for fun popcorn viewing, particularly as we settled into the characters and how extreme they could be. It was the CW’s top new show this year, so maybe other people felt the same way. In case you missed it […]

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Lucifer Season 2 Comes to DVD, Blu-ray in Split Release

I know a lot of people giggle at the premise — she’s a cop, he’s the Devil, they solve crimes in LA — but Lucifer, starring Tom Ellis, is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. This past season, season 2, increased the family dynamics by adding in his mother, played by Tricia Helfer, to complicate his relationship with Detective Chloe (Lauren German), his angel brother Amenadiel (DB Woodside), his demon friend Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt), and his therapist Dr. Linda (Rachael […]

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Another Warner Character Gets a Lego Movie

Well, it worked for Batman and the rest of the Justice League … now comes word that Warner Bros. Animation will be releasing a Scooby-Doo Lego movie. As Scooby-Doo! and his friends are on their way to Blowout Beach for a real swinging beach party in the Mystery Machine, the Ghost Pirates threaten to ruin the gang’s good vibes. It is up to Scooby and the gang to get the party back on track, without missing a beat. Lego Scooby-Doo!: […]

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