x We’re about to go deep into the thick of Avengers: Endgame’s plot details here, so if you still haven’t had a chance to watch the year’s biggest blockbuster, then you may want to turn back now. For those of you who are still here, chances are that you’ve already seen the Avengers: Infinity War sequel, but may have left with a few questions. Specifically, you might still be trying to wrap your head around the film’s time travel plot, which operates by a distinctly different logic than, say, the Terminator movies. And if so, then perhaps we can help you out. The concept of time travel was previously hinted at in the mid-credits scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp, when it was suggested that the Quantum Realm holds the key to journeying into different periods. Sure enough, in this week’s release, Scott Lang emerges from the microverse after five years, and says that his period of imprisonment felt like mere hours. Earth's Mightiest Heroes Are In A … [Read more...] about Here’s How Time Travel Works In Avengers: Endgame
Undoubtedly, most of the April Fools’ gags you’ve seen on Twitter and elsewhere this Monday have been dreadful. The Los Angeles Times, though, managed to come up with one which makes suffering through the rest of them totally worth it. Lucas Kwan Peterson, a food columnist for the paper, penned a brilliant satirical piece trolling the Times’ cross-country rival, The New York Times, as well as the entire city of New York. Here’s the Tweet promoting Peterson’s story: The piece itself did not disappoint. Take the lead paragraph: The bright lights of New York City beckon to the restless and the hungry. In the city that never sleeps, as they say, the marquees of Times Square nearly make one forget the concrete dystopia of what is seemingly an unlivable urban wasteland. Surrounded by rats, black trash bags and graffiti-tagged storefronts on Broadway Street, New York’s primary thoroughfare, I wondered aloud if I would be able to find a decent meal in what … [Read more...] about LA Times Wins April Fools’ by Trolling New York City: ‘A Largely Culturally Bereft Island’
Los Angeles Times columnist LZ Granderson tore into Jussie Smollett on Thursday over the allegations that the Empire actor faked a hate crime against himself. Smollett’s case has dominated the news ever since the Chicago Police Department arrested him for disorderly conduct — accusing the actor of filing a false police report claiming he’d been assaulted. Speaking with Brooke Baldwin on CNN Thursday, Granderson — while cautioning that people must still not rush to judgment — said he was furious following Chicago PD’s press conference. “I, for one, as an openly gay black man in the media, am incredibly frustrated, angry, upset that someone would use their platform in this way to promote only themselves,” Granderson said. “We’ve seen people use racism and homophobia in this society for their personal gain in the past, but for some reason, this just feels worse because he positioned himself as a leader of a cause while also … [Read more...] about LA Times Writer Shreds Jussie Smollett on CNN: ‘No Space’ For Him to Lead Against Bigotry if This Was a Hoax
The LA Times apologized this afternoon for a most unfortunate omission in looking at Senator Cory Booker‘s bid for the presidency. The article itself covers how Booker could be America’s first vegan president, but then there’s this: And Booker would certainly be America’s first bachelor president in a while. But America’s 15th president, James Buchanan, was a bachelor while in office. Grover Cleveland began his term as a bachelor as well, but got married while in office. The Times apologized for forgetting about Buchanan: [image via screengrab] Have a tip we should know? [email protected] … [Read more...] about LA Times Apologizes For Saying Cory Booker Could Be First Bachelor POTUS –– Reminding Everyone About James Buchanan
We’re officially into Awards Season, which means we all get to hold tightly to our own chosen favorites, celebrating wins and seething over snubs. If we’re being honest, the latter can be just as satisfying as the former, as what would an awards season be without being able to nurse a feeling of unappreciated superiority? Maybe you’re mad that A Star Is Born got shut out of the Golden Globes. Maybe you’re still angry that Widows isn’t getting enough attention. For me, I want to see Can You Ever Forgive Me? get the love it deserves from audiences and awards entities. Reviews of the movie are great and Richard E. Grant has (deservedly) received some nods for his supporting role, but overall, the movie should be a bigger thing. My feeling that this movie isn’t getting the praise it deserves only increased after reading a story in the LA Times about a Golden Globes afterparty where the film’s director, Marielle … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Start Appreciating Marielle Heller, Damn It!