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‘Wonder Woman’ Is the DC Universe’s Best Superhero Movie Yet, Proving the Future Is Very Much Female — Review

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Wonder Woman” is a war movie. Patty Jenkins’ first — and we hope not last — entry into the DC Expanded Universe is primarily set during World War I, but while the feature doesn’t balk at war-time violence, it’s the internal battles of its compelling heroine that are most vital. Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman, though no one calls her as such in this standalone feature) made her Dceu debut in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” initially positioned as a possible adversary to Batman before coming on board of what will become the Justice League, and Jenkins’ feature flips back through time to deliver an origin story that functions beautifully on its own while also bolstering excitement for the franchise’s future.

This Diana is startlingly pure of heart and clear-eyed in her vision. She’s a neat sort-of throwback to the circa-1978 “Superman,” which »

- Kate Erbland

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Forged By The Gods, ‘Wonder Woman’ Is Still Made By Mere Mortals [Review]

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In Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman,” the long overdue story of comic books’ most iconic super heroine, the Amazonian princesses’ story is forged from clay by the Gods in a stylized epic flashback seemingly plucked from Zack Snyder’s “300” style guide. Various titans from Greek mythology clash including Zeus, Aphrodite and most pointedly, Ares the God of war. On the secret island of Themyscira, gifted by the Gods, the unconquerable Amazonian warriors rule far away from mankind and therein lies the young, fearless and impetuous Diana who grows to be one of the most legendary of them all.

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- Rodrigo Perez

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‘Twin Peaks’ Guide to Returning Characters and What Clues They Offer Parts 3 & 4 (An Ongoing List)

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[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Twin Peaks: The Return” episodes as they’re released weekly.]

With a huge cast and 25 years intervening between the original “Twin Peaks” and “The Return” on Showtime, familiar faces may not be all that familiar anymore. While Parts 1 and 2 reintroduced many of the main returning characters, whom you can reference here, the next two episodes that aired Sunday trickled in a few more.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Episode 4 Is a Gift Filled With Answers — And a Warning About Wanting More

Here’s a breakdown of who’s who from the original series that showed up in Episodes 3 and 4:

Major Garland Briggs (Don S. Davis)

The Air Force officer had been part of a classified operation that was investigating the White Lodge and was the father of Bobby Briggs (see below). Although actor Don S. Davis died in 2008, an image of Briggs’ floating head is seen while Agent Cooper is in space. As the head, superimposed over the space landscape, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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