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Wonder Woman, Catwoman and more DC heroine team-ups we'd like to see

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Wonder Woman, Catwoman and more DC heroine team-ups we'd like to see
(Cbr) Any episode of a DC television show titled "Birds of Prey" is going to come under incredible scrutiny. After all, that’s the name of one of DC’s longest-lived – and most beloved – ongoing female-lead series. Since most comic book movies still don’t pass the Bechdel test, fans are more than eager to see female interactions that don’t hinge upon their male co-stars in television shows and movies. Now that Arrow has come close to introducing Huntress and Black Canary’s storied partnership on TV, we have five other female partnerships that we want to see make the transition from the page to the screen. Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy This dynamic duo starred in one of the most endearing and enduring episodes of "Batman: The Animated Series,” as it depicted DC’s Thelma and Louise painting Gotham red. Harley’s already had an Easter egg appearance in "Arrow,
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Meme: “Teen Wolf” Casts Its Out Lacrosse Player, “The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived,” Stop Oppressing Michele Bachmann’s Religious Liberty

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Levi’s leads on HIV education, Bill Donohue defends the Spanish Inquisition, Zac Efron up for new High School Musical movie

Teen Wolf has unveiled some casting news. Confusingly, Flowers In the Attic‘s Mason Dye has been cast as Garrett, while Ender’s Game star Khylin Rhambo has been cast as the “gay freshman with a sense of humor” lacrosse player Mason . Time to hit the gym, boys!

Levi’s has always been a vocal advocate for Lgbt rights, and their corporate policies extend to HIV/AIDS advocacy. They have an extensive program for training employees on the spread, prevention, and stigma of HIV, have programs to cover 100% of HIV medical expenses worldwide, and successfully lobbied governments around the world for changes in treatment and coverage. It’s a model program.

Ukraine deploys gay men to scare off Russians

We mentioned that Chipotle was suing Frank Ocean for their
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The Weekly Geek: Take Me to Your Leader

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Well, geeks, the Us election is (thankfully) over, and things went better for queers – and women – and queer women – than any of us thought. Marriage equality in three more states! A lesbian senator (Tammy Baldwin, the first-ever openly gay Us senator, and geek hero in her own right)! Let’s not forget, this was the first time in history that marriage equality was won by a popular vote. The times, they are a-changing.

In honor of all the good news, we thought we’d take a look at a few of our favorite political women from sci-fi/fantasy. If only there were more women of color represented in the politics of speculative fiction.

Daenerys Targaryen – A Song of Ice and Fire

With everything Queen Dany has been through (and I won’t spoil that here), she makes all but the
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Film News: Sci-Fi Spectacular 6 to Invade Chicago’s Portage Theater on April 28, 2012

Chicago – Sci-fi film buffs in the Windy City are invited to attend an April marathon bursting with cinematic gems. “Sci-Fi Spectacular 6” kicks off at noon Saturday, April 28, at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. It showcases over 14 hours of beloved features, shorts and rare trailers as they were originally intended to be experienced—on the big screen.

Two major highlights at this year’s event are key masterpieces in the career of Terry Gilliam. 1985’s “Brazil” creates an unforgettable portrait of a dystopian future both amusingly absurdist and unsettlingly provocative. Jonathan Pryce stars alongside Kim Greist, Ian Holm and Robert De Niro, while cinematographer Roger Pratt and production designer Norman Garwood provide unforgettable imagery. Equally mesmerizing is Gilliam’s 1995 thriller “12 Monkeys,” in which a grizzled convict (Bruce Willis) travels back in time to prevent a man-made virus from destroying the future. Brad Pitt’s Oscar-nominated turn as a crazed virus
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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Week

Coming to your TV this week: The Voice crowns its first champion while Wimbledon crowns two, plus Nancy Botwin is back in budness, baby! As but a supplement to the original features and reporting TVLine has coming your way, here are 32 programs to keep on your radar.

Monday, June 27

8 pm The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family) | Ben tells Adrian he wants to end their marriage. And here I thought those kids were gonna make it… until they were at least, like 20.

8 pm Gone (Lifetime) | Deadwood’s Molly Parker stars in this TV-movie as a nurse given an
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$100 Film Festival: Official Lineup

Calgary’s $100 Film Festival is a celebration of film. Not “film” as a concept, but of actual celluloid. This year, their 19th, is three nights of strictly 8mm and 16mm films — No Video! — screening at the historic Plaza Theatre on March 3-5.

Each night starts off with a real bang: A unique live film and music performance by local musicians and filmmakers. Thursday features the combination of blues musician Erin Ross and a film by Farrah Alladin and Nathan Taylor; Friday is experimental indie band Axis of Conversation and a film by Alex Mitchell; and Friday is musician Kris Ip Ryzak and a film by Ben Tsui.

Also on Friday, mixed in with the regular lineup of films, is a mini-retrospective of Montreal-based experimental filmmaker Alexandre Larose, featuring four of his films — Artifices, 930, Ville Marie and Brouillard. Then, after all films have screened for the night, Larose will host a
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Premiere Week Synopses for CBS, NBC, and ABC

The fall television season is nearly upon us, with just about everything premiering between September 20-26. CBS, NBC, and ABC have all taken the opportunity to announce the premiere week synopses for all their new and returning shows via press release.

So if you’d like to see what the networks have planned for you on The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Chuck, The Event, The Office, Castle, Desperate Housewives, and many more, hit the jump.

The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning adventure reality series hosted by Emmy-nominated host, Phil Keoghan, which pits teams, of two, against each other on a trek around the world. At every destination, each team will have to compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical, and only when the tasks are completed will they learn of their next location. Teams who are the
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Machete Review

Robert RodriguezMachete could use some serious cuts. Despite adopting the tone of a lean, mean exploitation flick, the film feels flabby and is burdened with too many characters and a convoluted plotline that reduces the screen-time of its Mexploitation hero. It’s particularly frustrating when what works in the movie works so damn well. The action is exciting and the jokes are hilarious. But Rodriguez runs up against the same problem he had with Once Upon a Time in Mexico when he reached for an epic and neglected the power of the angry little bloodbath at his disposal.

Ex-Federale/total badass Machete (Danny Trejo) was left for dead three years ago by drug kingpin Torrez (Steven Seagal). Now working as a day-laborer, Machete is hired by Booth (Jeff Fahey), a shadowy figure who doesn’t want gardening as much as he wants the grizzled Mexican to assassinate the bigoted
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2010 Memorial Day TV Marathons

Some lucky people are getting out of town for Memorial Day 2010. But some of us are staying at home. Luckily, all your favorite channels are doing mega marathons of all your favorite shows.

Zap2it is the one-stop shop for all your Memorial Day programming. From delightfully bad reality TV like "Real Housewives" and "Jersey Shore" to the quirky 1990s dramedy "Twin Peaks" to the serious TCM salute to war movies, there's something for everyone on TV this weekend. All times Eastern, but check your local listings for times and channel numbers.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A&E (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.): Flip This House

Animal Planet (1 p.m. - 7 p.m.): River Monsters

BBC America (8 p.m. - 8 a.m.): Doctor Who

Bet (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.): Everybody Hates Chris

Biography (8 p.m. - 3 a.m.): Celebrity Ghost Stories

Bravo (9 p.m. - 2 a.
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