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‘Jane the Virgin’ reveals the details of Michael’s surprise return and we’ve never been more confused


SPOILER ALERT: This story contains major spoilers for the Season 5 premiere of Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Eighty-Two.” Avert your gaze if you haven’t watched the episode yet. 

Ah, friends, when we last left our Jane Gloriana Villanueva, she had just walked into an emotional trap. She expected her boyfriend Rafael Solano — who is also the father of her accidentally artificially inseminated kid — to propose. Instead, SURPRISE, he brought her face-to-face with her back-from-the-dead husband Michael Cordero. 

Just like that, Jane the Virgin ended Season 4 with a loud thud of jaws dropping on the floor. Twitter went wild. Yes, even Jane has theorists nowRead more…

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‘Dumbo’ is too gosh darn cute, and that’s (somehow) a complaint


Dumbo‘s problem isn’t really that the animal is too cute. But that’s part of it.

For starters, it undermines the initial premise of the movie, which is that Dumbo would be ostracized by humans as a hideous freak instead of worshipped as the most adorable creature ever to exist. And at a circus, no less — a place people go specifically to see things that are weird in a fun way. 

The larger issue, though, is that Dumbo’s adorableness floods the movie with sentiment that feels largely unearned. 

It is impossible not to feel moved when Dumbo whimpers for his mother or snuggles up to his favorite humans. In the context of a movie that does little else to elicit genuine emotional response, however, it’s also difficult not to notice how calculated these moments feel.  Read more…

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4 ways of understanding Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’


Warning: Major spoilers for Jordan Peele’s Us ahead. 

After seeing Us, Jordan Peele’s follow up to Get Out, you immediately understand why Rorschach test imagery was used so prominently in its marketing.

Like the famous psychological ink blot test, Us is a movie that invites you to make your own meaning out of its evocative imagery and themes — acting like a reflection of your own thoughts. The short answer to the question, “What does Us mean?” is, essentially, “What does it mean to you?”

The longer answer is that it can mean a whole lot of different things to different people. And that’s where this article comes in. Although it’d be impossible to “explain” exactly what Us is trying to say — and although that ambiguity is one of its greatest accomplishments — we do have some theories about what it all means. Read more…

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The twins from ‘Us’ played Ross and Rachel’s baby Emma on ‘Friends’


Turns out, not even your cozy Friends binge is safe from the terrifying effects of Us

Cali and Noelle Sheldon, the twins who played Ross and Rachel’s adorable baby Emma in Seasons 9 and 10 of Friends, are all grown up now and starring in Jordan Peele’s latest nightmare. 

The Sheldon sisters, now 16, appear as Becca and Lindsey Tyler, the twin daughters of Elisabeth Moss’s character, Kitty. 

For those who haven’t seen the film, we won’t go into too many details about their portrayals — but these two sure can turn a cartwheel. Read more…

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‘Supernatural’ will end after 15 seasons


The CW is saying goodbye to Supernatural

The beloved drama will wrap up with its already ordered 15th season in 2020. Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins broke the news in a video message right after they told their crew. They said they wanted fans to hear directly from them. 

They also shared a message from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke saying, “In a show about family, it is amazing and the pride of his life that it [the cast and crew] became family.” 

Hey #SPNFamily here’s a little message from @JensenAckles @mishacollins and me. I’m so grateful for the family that’s been built because of the show. Excuse me while i go

— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) March 22, 2019 Read more…

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