It’s been a rough week for the Collective team.

First, we heard that Wayward Sisters wasn’t being picked up by the CW, and now, Fox has cancelled The Last Man on Earth, AKA the only thing to make me laugh since November 8, 2016. The doomsday, postapocalyptic satirical series only lasted four seasons until Fox gave it the ole’ Firefly-esque chop, which, honestly, is about three seasons longer than most of their shows with a basis in speculative fiction.

That doesn’t make it hurt any less, however. The Last Man On Earth was a refreshingly original discussion of post-humanism and the doomsday scenario, and it was f***ing funny. I ranted about this on my Twitter the other day, so forgive me if I’m a bit repetitive because I’m still upset. 

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SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR MAY FOLLOW. YE BE WARNED.

I think it’s about damn time Marvel gave a woman her own superhero film, and with the end-credits scene from Infinity War, I’m glad it’s Carol Danvers.

Now, if you’re just a casual movie-goer and not a comic nerd, you may be unfamiliar with this hero. Gather round, and listen to Mummy Collectress, as she tells you a little bit about the awesomeness of Captain Marvel, and just what role she may play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

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If you’ve been anywhere near my social media lately, you may have noticed that even after almost two years, I’m still incredibly saddened by Carrie Fisher‘s unfortunate passing. I deeply miss our Space Mom, and while The Last Jedi had some incredible moments for Leia, I cannot help but want more of the rebel leader.

The new Star Wars film is due out in a few weeks, and I’m finding it hard to be excited. Han Solo is an interesting and dynamic character, sure, but does he really need a trilogy of his own? As much as I swoon over Harrison Ford (yes, he’s still got it), I don’t really mind the new actor (whatever his name is) and I love Han, I can still think of one person who deserves this film so. much. more.

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, what you’re about to read may be slightly repetitive. For those of you who don’t…if you’re not a Leia fan, you’re in the wrong place.

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It has been a long time since I felt that a film really captured the essence of first love in all its beauty, all its joy, and all of its angst. Call Me By Your Name is, perhaps, the best story of the Best Picture nominees this year, not because it breaks barriers or pushes boundaries, but because it is simple:  Elio and Oliver fall in love. That’s the story, but the way in which it is told leaves you with that pang in your heart, the kind you only get when you’ve witnessed a true love story. 

 

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I have done my best to keep this review spoiler-free and will tag any potential spoils with **. 

It’s been a long two years since The Force Awakens stirred new life into the Star Wars fandom. While the first appearances of Rey (Daisy Ridley) on the Millennium Falcon brought us joy and perhaps nostalgia, the middle episode of the new Star Wars trilogy makes us painfully aware that we must let go of the past and embrace new beginnings, a passing of the light saber, as it were.

Yet, while the franchise from a galaxy far, far away moves forward, it has never been more obvious who truly is at the heart of Star Wars.

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The Road So Far

Last season saw the brothers in a battle with their biggest foe yet: the Darkness. Upon reuniting the Darkness with her brother, AKA God, the brothers were able to take a long relaxing vacation…oh wait, nope. The boys never catch a break. Dean and Sam are reunited with their mother…who’s been dead for thirty-three years. Oh and Lucifer is footloose and fancy-free (with a baby on the way!) Spoilers ahead, so many spoilers.