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  1. Review: Loitering With Intent Is A Slight But Appealing Indie Comedy

    Marisa Tomei’s Manic Pixie Dream Girl comes of age.

    Ten years after the term "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" was coined, we’ve seen many women begin to take back and criticize the trope. From Ruby Sparks to Francis Ha to the upcoming The Humbling, films are exposing that such a fantasy is limiting and requires female characters to remain static while encouraging their male counterpart of evolve and grow.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: A Visual Guide to Which Movie Studio Is Hoarding Your Favorite Marvel Hero

    And which movie studios are consequently ruining our lives.

    Before Marvel decided to make even larger piles of money by making their own superhero movies, they sold a bunch of character rights to movie studios for modest mountains of cash and ruined the future for everyone. This handy graphic from The Geek Twins' Maurice Mitchell will help you remember which movie studio is preventing you favorite character from being in The Avengers owns which characters.

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  3. Pretend Mars Mission Ended by Real Fire, We Have Suspicions of Who’s Responsible

    Dammit, Sailor Mars!

    We can't take you anywhere—especially not to Mars.

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  4. Hey Girl: Study Suggests Men Are More Open to Feminism When Learning It From Ryan Gosling

    "Gender is a social construct, but everyone likes to cuddle."

    If earlier today you had told me that a meme might be responsibly for influencing the opinions of people on the Internet, I'd have been really super worried about the world. Luckily, we're talking about Feminist Ryan Gosling and not Scumbag Steve or Insanity Wolf. Thank God.

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  5. Sailor Moon Newbie Recap: “Usagi’s Awakening: A Message from the Distant Past”

    Scar voice: "Long live the Queen."

    I feel like this is visually evocative of certain famous story concerning the child of a god and themes of sacrifice and rebirth but I can't put my finger on it... hmm.

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  6. The Best and Worst Reactions to Yesterday’s Female Ghostbusters Casting News

    Mother pus bucket!

    Yesterday was a time of much rejoicing at The Mary Sue HQ: the cast for Paul Feig's lady-centric Ghostbusters reboot was finally announced after months of rumors, and turned out to be way more diverse than expected. Of course, for every Internet user excited for Feig's addition to the franchise, there was a self-appointed gatekeeper to the Ghostbusters legacy terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought that an all-female film will be a gimmicky, pandering disaster.

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  7. Why Pikachu Should Be President: A 10-Year-Old’s Very Important Essay

    "Super effective."

    [Editor's Note: The following was an essay written by Georgia Roberson, the daughter of Chris Roberson (iZombie) and his business partner/wife Allison Baker. It was originally posted on Roberson's tumblr and is republished here with permission. We think you're really, really going to love it.]

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  8. SpaceX’s New Rocket Makes The Future Look Rockin’

    More like ShredX AM I RIGHT

    Not only did SpaceX give their future rocket a hardcore name—the "Falcon Heavy"—but they also set this video of it to some serious hard rock. And justifiably so—the video shows a concept that includes a rocket that can safely fly and land itself back on Earth.

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  9. Here’s Your First Look At The “Women of Marvel” Variant Covers Coming This March

    Yay talented ladies!

    Despite the fact that DC Comics and Marvel are slowly, sloooowly geting better when it comes featuring different types of gender, racial, and body diversity in their books, the behind-the-scenes ratio of male to female comic creators leaves something to be desired. So it's cool to see that in March, Marvel will be doing a special variant cover event to highlight their pool of female artists. But is it enough?

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  10. The Flash Mob: “The Sound and the Fury”

    The Pied Piper made his debut on The Flash. Did his presentation live up to your expectations?

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