“Kylo Ren” Now Fastest-Growing Baby Name Because, Well, I Don’t Know


the first thing I think of when I think “baby”

It’s a tough world out there, and so you need to make sure your baby has a name powerful enough to allow your child to do battle with the wretched weakling Jedi scum. Hence, “Kylo Ren” is actually one of the fastest-growing baby names in the United States.

According to the Social Security Administration, the popularity of the “Kylo Ren” baby name has jumped from 3,269 in 2015 to 901 in 2016.

The character, played by Adam Driver, made a big splash in the long-awaited Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens in 2015, and is set to cause more mayhem in The Last Jedi at the end of this year. He also has a way cooler name than “Anakin,” which kind of sounds like a cross between “Annie” and “Napkin.”

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Review: Red Hood And The Outlaws #10


There is nothing particularly “special” about this specific issue of Red Hood And The Outlaws…it’s issue #10, it’s in the middle of this Wonder Woman crossover thing…I frankly bought it because it had Red Hood holding a dead Jason Todd on the cover.

But that’s how they “getcha,” right? The cover with the WTF imagery that will probably not be replicated in the comic itself—that’s a move many many decades old. And I’ll be damned if it don’t work every single goddamn time. But I thought it would still be interesting to take a look at this comic, see where the title is at, and all that jazz. (“Spoilers”)

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Happy Mother’s Day, From Darren Aronofsky


And here we have the poster for Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film mother!, painted by James Jean. It sort of is what we would expect from an Aronofsky Mother’s Day’s greeting.

mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, and Michelle Pfeiffer, and will hit theaters October 13, 2017.

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What Is The “Multicamera Comedy” And Why Is It Dying?


“The Odd Couple,” shot on multicam

With the recent cancellations of 2 Broke Girls, Dr. Ken, and Last Man Standing (and perhaps The Odd Couple as well if we take Matthew Perry’s word for itwe just might be seeing the death of the multicamera comedy in favor what is increasingly becoming the industry standard: the single-camera comedy.

But what exactly is a multicamera comedy? It sounds like it has more cameras than merely a single-camera comedy, so isn’t it better? I’m a big TV sitcom nerd, so you’re going to hear me briefly pontificate on this topic. Get ready.

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Review: Secret Empire #1


Before I go to the review, let’s get the context out of the way here. The advance publicity for the Secret Empire mini-series—possibly starting as early as last year, with the “Cap Is Hydra” reveal—has hurt both it and Marvel. From the perceived blasphemy of Steve Rodgers secretly being a Hydra agent, to a marketing campaign that has the optics of actually “supporting” Nazi-stand-ins Hydra (not to mention an apparently “official” declaration that Hydra does not represent Nazis, going against decades of continuity both in the comics and the movies)…Secret Empire #1 has sort of launched within a massive clusterfuck.

And this is all a shame, because the actual tone of Secret Empire is the polar opposite of all that.

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Review: The Flintstones #11


I was unaware of DC’s new Hanna-Barbara comic books until coming across an article about a possible “rebooted” cinematic movie universe featuring its characters. So I thought I would read through a few of these titles and give my impressions.

Basically: everything across the board is much more realistic, with more adult situations. So for The Flintstones, we get characters that are drawn more like standard human beings, plus storylines about neighborhood gentrification and Barney continuing bromance with Fred.

Does such a radical departure work, or is it a cringeworthy nightmare? Let’s find out.

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Newly-Discovered Dinosaur Named After “Zuul” From Ghostbusters


Zuul crurivastator and Zuul the demon: separated at birth?

A newly-discovered dinosaur genus—based on one of the most complete ankylosaur skeletons ever found—has just received the name of one of the greatest enemies of the Ghostbusters.

Named Zuul after the bony features of the demon from the original 1984 Ghostbusters movie, Zuul crurivastator roamed the Earth about 75 million years ago and boasted armored skin and a powerful spiky tail.

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