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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Delivers Big Ideas, Bigger Explosions

Whether punching out Hitler or hanging up his shield, Captain America has always been a barometer for America’s political atmosphere, a reliable gauge for what’s on the minds of the nation. In his latest adventure, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he is again, standing as a voice of reason in a high-octane action drama that concerns itself with the all-too-pertinent debate of freedom versus security. Those who found the first Cap adventure distasteful in its hamminess will be pleased to know that CA:TWS contains nothing of the kind, being a grim-faced thrill ride with no time to talk and no room for cheese. The jokes in Winter Soldier are spare and barely land, a testament to the film’s hard edge. But, unlike some of its dark-and-gritty peers in the superhero genre, a touch of darkness serves this sequel well, working for its covert ops setting instead of against it.

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Make It So

Samuel L. Jackson Talks the Return of Frozone, The Greatest Good The Incredibles 2 Is Ever Gonna Get

“Every time I run into Brad [Bird] he always tells me Frozone is going to be part of whatever’s going on, so I have to believe that. I guess they would be the Incredibles without Frozone, but I think Frozone would be a wonderful addition to what’s already there. I’m just looking forward to seeing what Jack-Jack turned into.”Samuel L. Jackson talking to Digital Spy about his (potential) role in the recently announced The Incredibles sequel. If Frozone’s not in it, I boycott. It wouldn’t be very chill of Pixar to freeze him out. Not ice at all.

As for the image… oh, the wonders of Google Image Search.

(via SuperHeroHype, image via imagineeringdreams)

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Here’s Samuel L. Jackson Performing a Boy Meets World Slam Poem. TOPANNNGGAAAA! [VIDEO]

Samuel L. Jackson put in a guest appearance on Jimmy Fallon‘s Tonight Show on Tuesday, where he performed a slam poem tribute to that most wonderful of ’90s TV shows starring Ben Savage, Boy Meets World. How does he keep a straight face throughout the entire thing? He’s Samuel L. Motherf***ing Jackson, that’s how.

(via: The Hollwood Reporter)

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Elsewhere on the internet

Watch the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Livestream Right Here!

Just behind this jump you can watch all the red carpet shenanigans that Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie SmuldersSebastian Stan, and Hayley Atwell can get up to. Stay to the end for an exclusive clip from Winter Soldier.


What It Says On the Tin

Cap, Fury, and Black Widow Get Winter Soldier Posters as the Falcon Stands in the Corner and Sighs

The full posters are behind the jump, because Black Widow exudes an almost religious majesty in hers that I don’t want to spring on an unsuspecting reader. If you have sunglasses, put them on now.

Don’t worry, Falcon. You’re still a newbie. It won’t be too long before you get a poster of your very own. I hope.


It's Aliiiiiiiiiiiive!

Samuel L. Jackson Calls America “Robophobic” In New RoboCop Trailer

I was actually excited for the RoboCop reboot after seeing the first trailer. This one? Not so much. We shall see…

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This is just like magic!

Elizabeth Olsen is Definitely Our Scarlet Witch

Last we heard from the Scarlet Witch casting camp things were not 100% no take backsies certain that Elizabeth Olsen was in the role, but now there’s official confirmation. At least, unless somebody’s been misinforming Samuel L. Jackson, and I think we all know how unlikely that eventuality is.



Agents of SHIELD Recap: 0-8-4

Welcome to the second episode of Agents of SHIELD, where the show really needs to get its butt out of the fire on character development and interaction. The creators of the show themselves have admitted (in a quote that I can’t find at the moment): the second episode of the series is more frightening to make than the first. You’ve already laid out your pieces, now you have to show everyone the game. The SHIELD pilot laid out its pieces, and established its themes (perhaps themes are the board in this metaphor?), but as I mentioned in my last recap, as it stands its characters are mostly flat. The couple of laudable gender swapped tropes should not go without mention, but still, so far all we’ve gotten are tropes, with hints that there’s more to the eye. How is Coulson still alive? What’s Melinda May’s dark secret? How does Skye afford those clothes and that tech when she lives out of a van?

(Personally, I think when she said she lives out of a van by choice, she really meant it, and we’ll eventually get some explanation there, these show runners are simply too smart to assume otherwise.)

Last episode, Agents of SHIELD has showed us all of its toys. Now it’s time for the show to play with them, and well, or risk being the most boring thing of all: a weekly one hour commercial for Marvel Entertainment movies. Now, having written all this before the episode started, lets see what happens.


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F*ck You, Samuel L. Jackson! [VIDEO]

Want to get an important message across? There’s a Samuel L. Jackson for that.

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Cautiously Optimistic

The RoboCop Reboot Has A Trailer, Awesome Actors

I’m not the biggest fan of reboots (not a fan at all, actually) so I guess that’s why I hadn’t been paying too much attention to the progress of the RoboCop reboot. Suddenly, we have our first trailer and I realize it stars amazing folks like Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson. Not only that but, I have to admit it doesn’t look half bad. Admittedly, many films with great trailers turn out to stink so I’ll wait and see, but at least they’ve got me excited for something I didn’t want in the first place.

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