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Things We Saw Today: Things Are Not Looking Good for That Winchester Movie We Were so Excited About

We've been anxiously awaiting the release of Helen Mirren's Winchester Mystery House supernatural thriller, which opened today. So we're devastated by the reviews of the movie which are overwhelmingly not great. In fact, they're terrible.

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New Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Casting Hints at Some Existing Book-Based Plot Lines

When the second season of Handmaid's Tale was announced, we were beside ourselves with excitement. Still, there were questions. Namely, what would this new season entail? Would it create new plotlines or dive further into unexplored subplots from Margaret Atwood's book?

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These Rumors About Handmaid’s Tale Director Reed Morano Joining the Star Wars Family Are Too Much for Us to Handle

Reed's work is beautiful and intense. It tells not just a narrative story, but an emotional one. We would love to see what she would do with Star Wars. And yes, the fact that is a woman makes this prospect all the more exciting.

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The X-Files and The Handmaid’s Tale: How We Talk When We Talk About Rape

It’s rare for a television scene to stay with me beyond its brief flicker on the screen. Twice this past year, though, I’ve found myself haunted for days by scenes from two shows emblematic of their respective eras: The X Files, currently starting its eleventh season and attempting to return to its '90s relevance, and freshly minted Golden Globe winner for Best Drama Series, The Handmaid’s Tale, which seems as tailored to the cultural moment as a show can be.

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How Trump, #MeToo, and Real-World Handmaid Protests Have Influenced Season Two of The Handmaid’s Tale

"You can't avoid the influence [of the election]," said Handmaid's Tale showrunner Bruce Miller. "It's a big influence on the way you think about everything in your life, which definitely bleeds into the story-making process."

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First Look Trailer for Season Two of The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu has released new footage from the upcoming second season of The Handmaid's Tale, which will premiere on April 25.

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Go Into Your Weekend Amped for Season 2 of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale

I was already excited for Season 2 of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale after a breathtaking Season 1. However, after seeing these newly released first images, I'm even more giddy. Strap in, folks. We're going back to Gilead.

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“Silent No More”: Handmaids Stand Outside the Golden Globes in Solidarity With #TimesUp

"We join the global fight to end violence against women, starting where we live, work, and play - here in Hollywood, within the film and entertainment industry", says the Hollywood Handmaids.

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2018 New Year’s Resolutions From Some of My Favorite TV Heroines

Happy New Year, Mary Suevians! The lives of the women we watched on TV this year reflected a lot of the issues and concerns we have in real-life. And just as I'm resolving to do certain things to make 2018 suck considerably less than 2017 did, I wonder what resolutions some of my favorite TV heroines would make...

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Clea DuVall Joins Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale For Juicy Season 2 Role

One of the great things about The Handmaid's Tale having a second season is that, in addition to expanding on the story told in the novel (Season 1 ends with the end of the book), there's a greater opportunity for more awesome, female performers to get involved. In the first announcement of new casting for the upcoming season, we hear that Clea DuVall is joining this cast of badass women for Season 2.

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“Framing Strong Women” Explores the Masterful Craft of Emmy Winner The Handmaid’s Tale

"Framing Strong Women" refers to the show as "a masterclass in using audiovisual techniques like framing, color, music, flashbacks and voiceover to express what characters are thinking and feeling."

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EMMYS 2017 Were All About Female-Fronted Stories and Women Making History!

The 2017 Emmy Awards were all about female-fronted stories, people of color getting their due recognition, and women making history!

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Anonymous Emmy Voter & Self-Described “Old White Guy” Shares Opinions We Could Have Done Without

These are just his opinions. He's entitled to them. But his opinions also influence the outcome of these awards, which in turn has a strong impact on the future of those shows, the salaries and future opportunities of the casts and creative teams, and television trends in general.

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Learn How The Handmaid’s Tale Uses Shallow Focus to Create Its World of Intimate, Claustrophobic Oppression

In this video, The Nerdwriter (Evan Puschak) looks at how Emmy-nominated director Reed Morano "created an extremely concentrated aesthetic, one that is beautiful and terrifying at the same time" for The Handmaid's Tale.

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Samira Wiley Proud of How The Handmaid’s Tale Addresses Race Without Being Racist

One of the most intriguing characters on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale (aside from Elizabeth Moss' June, of course) is June's best friend Moira, played beautifully by Samira Wiley, who initially stole our hearts as Poussey on Orange Is the New Black. In a recent interview, she discussed why she loves Moira (as created for the show) so much, and what she thinks of the show's handling of race.

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Depressingly Timely The Handmaid’s Tale Was the Big Winner at This Year’s TCA Awards

This weekend, the Television Critics Association hosted their annual awards ceremony, which attempts to honor the ever-growing mountain of peak TV.

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The Emoji Movie Ad Parodying The Handmaid’s Tale Is as Bizarre as It Is Offensive

An emoji gleefully donning a handmaid's red uniform with the text "The Emoji's Tale" and a caption reading "Blessed be the emoji. #EmojiMovie :D" with a link to purchase tickets.

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Westworld Vs.The Handmaid’s Tale: What They Have In Common, and Who Should Win the Emmy

#TeamSciFi Vs. #TeamDystopia

After the Emmy Nominations were announced earlier this morning, I posted this status on my Facebook page: "If Westworld doesn't win every Emmy it was nominated for, I quit." A friend of mine posted "Girl, it's up against The Handmaid's Tale in some cases. Nope." And so, a conflict was born.

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The Handmaid’s Tale Needs to Fix Its Writers’ Room to Get Less Color Blind in Season 2

After criticism against the color blindness of Margaret Atwood's dystopian world in Hulu’s The Handmaid's Tale, Bruce Miller vowed to engage in a more nuanced treatment of women of color for season two, according to Inverse. Having heeded the conversations in social media, Miller declared, “We’re up for the challenge.”

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The Handmaid’s Tale and the Fiction of Prediction

Margaret Atwood didn’t stamp a foundation date on the Republic of Gilead. Is a room full of older white men determining that rape should be classed as a pre-existing condition for health insurance purposes really so different from declaring that there must be some form of punishment for women who have abortions, as in The Handmaid’s Tale? What’s the expiry date on a terrifying futuristic vision? Clearly, three decades is not enough.

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