Why Batman Doesn't Kill the Joker

film and television series, it will be made apparent that it is that Batman that ..... Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker, while not canonical, offered up a number of.

Matt Reeves' Batman 5 Things We Want to See (& 5 We Don't)

Matt Reeves' Batman 5 Things We Want to See (& 5 We Don't)

Ever since Matt Reeves was chosen to direct the latest Batman movie, fans have been waiting for any information to come their way. From casting choices to character reveals, the news can’t come in fast enough for Bat-fans. DC and Warner Bros continue celebrating 80 years of Batman pushing their comic book universe to the forefront.

Looking Into the “Anime Global Popular” and the “Manga Media”: Reflections on the Scholarship of a Transnational and Transmedia Industry

Looking Into the “Anime Global Popular” and the “Manga Media”: Reflections on the Scholarship of a Transnational and Transmedia Industry

This article introduces the special issue dedicated to global industries around anime, its theoretical commentary and its cross-cultural consumption. The concepts “anime” and “anime studies” are evaluated critically, involving current debates such as those presented in this volume. This discussion will employ the concepts of “manga media” as well as the ...

Life Expectancy and Cause of Death in Popular Musicians

Life Expectancy and Cause of Death in Popular Musicians

Does a combination of lifestyle pressures and personality, as reflected in genre, lead to the early death of popular musicians? We explored overall mortality, cause of death, and changes in patterns of death over time and by music genre membership in popular musicians who died between 1950 and 2014. The death records of 13,195 popular musicians were code ...

The Effects of Romantic Comedies on Women and Female Adolescents

The Effects of Romantic Comedies on Women and Female Adolescents

For years women have planned “girls’ night” with the purpose of watching a film their significant other has no desire to see; in fact this genre of movies has been termed specifically for the audience it appeals it to. “Chick Flicks” not only possess an entertainment factor but also serve as a bonding experience among women and female adolescents. The po ...

Music Streaming Apps for Iphone in 2019

Music Streaming Apps for Iphone in 2019

Apple launched its own streaming music service, Apple Music, in June of 2015. With a monthly subscription of $9.99 ($14.99 for the family plan), you can stream a massive amount of music from the company's long-standing artist catalog and download content for offline listening. Plus, you'll get custom playlists that are curated to your personal tastes bas ...

28 Black Movies on Netflix That You'll Want to Watch on Repeat

28 Black Movies on Netflix That You'll Want to Watch on Repeat

To the internet's utter delight, Netflix recently announced that for the rest of the year, the streaming service will rotate iconic Black films each month—meaning you'll have tons more great content, but only 30 days to watch each. The latest? The Beyoncé-led Carmen: A Hip-Hopera. But don't worry too much. If you're really looking to flex your binge-watc ...

The 11 Biggest Moments from Game of Thrones’

The 11 Biggest Moments from Game of Thrones’

“The Long Night” will go down in television history as the Game of Thrones episode that made “Arya Stark” a verb. Episode 3 of season 8 started slow on Sunday night, opening as if from the backstage of a play, with all of the players grabbing their props and – “Places everyone!” – moving to their marks. It is called a theater of war, after all. The curta ...

Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: a Performer's Analysis

Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: a Performer's Analysis

I would like express my profound gratitude and thanks to Dr. Pamela Ryan for her support and guidance in the completion of my treatise. Many thanks to my committee members, Dr. Evan Jones, Professor Eliot Chapo and Dr. Alexander Jiménez, for their time, advice and support. I am also deeply indebted to Katie Geeseman for her time and tireless work in edit ...

100 Movies on Netflix Right Now

100 Movies on Netflix Right Now

With thousands of movies to choose from, and a navigation system and algorithm that don’t always make the right choice easy to find, it can be difficult to know what to watch on Netflix. That’s why we’re here, breaking down the 100 best movies on the service at this minute, with regular updates for titles that have been removed and when new ones are adde ...

The 40 Best Christmas Movies of All Time

The 40 Best Christmas Movies of All Time

Trim the tree, stuff the stockings, and watch one of these classics movies filled with holiday cheer. BY ESQUIRE EDITORS NOV 26, 2018 There's no more festive time of year than Christmas, which over the years has been the backdrop for plenty of old-school classics and modern favorites that have gifted moviegoers with an abundance of warm-and-fuzzy cheer. ...

Top 10 Popular Chinese Songs 2019

Top 10 Popular Chinese Songs 2019

In this post, we want to share with you, our Top 10 Popular Chinese / Mandarin Songs 2019 you must hear. There are many good and beautiful Chinese songs released and reach it's popularity last year, such as Eric Chou's How Have You Been? , Hebe Tien's A Little Happiness, Mayday's Here, After, Us and much more. Some of them still popular now, but others a ...

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

The year on vinyl. As Nina Simone so famously said, “how can you be an artist and not reflect the times?” This year, it was the music that could not help but react to the circumstances of its creation that moved us most. If ever there were 12 months that made good on the Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times”, it was 2016. For us, the goal pos ...

30 Video Games from the 90S Everyone Played (But Forgot About)

30 Video Games from the 90S Everyone Played (But Forgot About)

The 1990s was a decade which yielded many innovations in gaming. It was the time in which games made the leap from sprite-based graphics to full 3D graphics. The introduction of discs instead of cartridges also meant games became much bigger and more detailed. It also marked the period in which arcade games began to decline in popularity as home consoles ...

Tada-Kun Wa Koi Wo Shinai Review

Tada-Kun Wa Koi Wo Shinai Review

Mitsuyoshi Tada was out taking pictures of cherry blossoms when he ran into an interesting foreign girl named Teresa Wagner. After a few more chance meetings the same day, Tada brings Teresa back to his grandfather's coffee shop after he learns that Teresa was separated from her friend. There Teresa meets Tada's sister Yui and the upbeat and self-proclai ...

Should ‘Old Town Road’ Be Nominated for the CMA Awards? Voters Aren't Sure

Should ‘Old Town Road’ Be Nominated for the CMA Awards? Voters Aren't Sure

Kristin M. Hall , Associated Press Published 3:48 p.m. ET Aug. 14, 2019 | Updated 4:45 p.m. ET Aug. 14, 2019 Lil Nas X has set two new records on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs and Hot rap songs charts. "Old Town Road," which is spending its 19th week at No. 1, surpasses the record set by Drake's "One Dance" on the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. (Photo: Ric ...