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‘The Magicians’ new queer pairing is the best part of the show

Charmaine Blake

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Two kings, sitting on the throne steps…

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Spoilers ahead for The Magicians, up through Season 4’s “Escape From the Happy Place.”

“Syfy’s The Magicians has always been far from the straightest show in television. Its queerness is ever-present, sewn into the fabric of a universe where sex is magic and the relationships between its main characters freely disregard the borders of platonic and romantic love.

Still, even with the backdrop of polyamorous throuples and gay royals, the primary romance on the show has been that of Quentin Coldwater and Alice Quinn — a heterosexual pairing that has waxed and waned, but until recently remained at the center of many of the show’s plots.

Starting in the show’s third season and culminating in the fifth episode of the fourth, however, that romance was eclipsed by new potential couple Quentin and Eliot, legitimizing years of fan speculation and canonizing Quentin as a literal bisexual king. In theory and practice, this change upends traditional ideas of what makes a leading man in fantasy-adjacent stories and affirms The Magicians’ place as one of the best and most subversive adaptations on TV……………………………………………………………”

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Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in August 2019

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“Summer may be coming to an end, but Prime Video is doing its best to keep the season of adventure going.

From gigantic journeys like Godzilla (2014) to smaller sagas like A Simple Favor, the streaming service is offering up a number of choice movies this August. Of course, they’re saving the most sought-after flicks for rent or purchase.

Throughout the month, Avengers: Endgame, The Souvenir, and Pokémon Detective Pikachu – two of which made our mid-year best of 2019 films list, and the third of which is freakin’ Pikachu in a hat – all become available through Prime Video. If you missed them in theaters or need to enjoy them just one more time, now’s your chance!”

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The Walking Dead Movie Comic-Con Announcement

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Check out the official The Walking Dead Movie Announcement starring Andrew Lincoln

Synopsis: Follows Rick Grimes from the departure of his final season in the TV series.

Starring: Pollyanna McIntosh, Andrew Lincoln Directed By: Greg Nicotero

US Release Date: 2020

 

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More than 30m people have watched Netflix’s Murder Mystery; why?

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The critics might have hated it, but this Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler-starring Agatha Christie pastiche broke the record for Netflix’s biggest opening weekend

Despite the critics (mostly) hating it, we now know that 30.9m Netflix account-holders watched Murder Mystery in its first three days of release. To put that in context: if two people watched the movie on each account, and you imagine them all paying the average $9 price of a cinema ticket, it would give the film an opening weekend of $556m, the third-largest ever. That is by no means a perfect formula, but nevertheless highlights a staggering performance for an Agatha Christie parody that stars Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. How did that happen?

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