When she was nine El (shot for Galadriel, think the "all shall love me and despair" version) was prophesised to destroy the world. Now she is in her second last year at a magical school that wants to kill her, she can't write an essay without inventing a spell to enslave minds, and worst of all, everyone's favourite heroic wizard-boy Owen Lake has just saved her life for the second time.
The tagline for Splatter Capital promises “a guide for surviving the horror movie we collectively inhabit” but really it is a breakdown of how splatter horror can act as a Marxist representation of life under capitalism – where bodies are dismembered and consumed by the more fortunate for the sake of maintaining production. It also poses that splatter horror can present a cathartic alternative, where the disenfranchised are able to rise up and literally “eat the rich”.
New Superman and the team are in trouble with the Green Lanterns, again, and in North Korea a high school boy starts sweating oceans.
Two women vie for the favour of the powerful yet capricious Queen Anne
Cassius "Cash" Green (Lakeith Stanfield) needs a job, and soon - his car is barely running and he's four months late on rent, the rent that keeps his uncle, Sergio (Terry Crews), with a roof over his family's head, so when he gets a job with telemarketing agency RegelView it seems like all his dreams have come true. Except they don't pay except on commission. When Cash is offered a promotion the day he and his friends organise a strike, he must work out just how far he will go, and just how much it can cost to keep above the breadline.
tw: abuse (for art), police brutality, slavery, heavy drug use, sex, human experimentation, racism
With the previous review talking about how music is capable of saving your life, I thought it best to talk about the music that saved mine. I am not shy about the fact that I discovered the band Blue October from looking at the playlist for Twilight …
After Kris' ex-bandmate Terry sold out to become The Blind King she's been working in a dead-end job in a dead-end town. But then The Blind King comes back for one last tour, and this time Kris might just be able to bring him down, but first she has to get the band back together. In another dead-end town, Melanie clings onto the hope that The Blind King has given her, and his new show has given her the kick she needs to finally get out of the place. Part road-trip, part zombie movie, all metal.
tw: sexual assault, suicide, forced drug-taking, medical horror, dismemberment
Pen is sick of trying to live up to everyone's expectations. No she doesn't want to be a boy, but she's not entirely sure she wants to be a girl if that means wearing skirts and just being what everyone wants her to be.
A woman raises the werewolf son of her former lover.
Area X has been cut off from the world. It's existence only known to a few, it is hopelessly researched by the Southern Reach - an organisation that soon proves just as unknowable and strange as Area X itself.