Ms. Marvel Episode 4 MCU Easter Eggs & References

Ms. Marvel episode 4 takes Kamala Khan away from Jersey, in a story packed with Easter eggs and MCU references. The MCU has dramatically rewritten Ms. Marvel’s dela powers and origin dela, tying her in to the legend of the Djinn and a group of interdimensional exiles known as the Clandestine. Gaining her dela powers … Read more

Dakota Johnson on ‘Persuasion,’ Family, Sexual Agency—And the “Psychotic” Making of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

“At the. Probably not,” she says. “But what’s wrong with them? It’s about a specific sexual dynamic that is really real for a lot of people.” The Fifty Shades trilogy led Johnson down an unexpected path as an entrepreneur with Maude, the sexual wellness brand. Later, she brings me to a dinner for the company, … Read more

Obi-Wan Kenobi movie trilogy was the first casualty of Solo bomb

Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregorphoto: Kate Green (Getty Images) Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, we now return Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Star Wars Story to the Earth’s crust. Roughly four years after an explosive box office bomb known as Ground wiped out a library of unread Star Wars Stories, sources excavated the blast’s first identified … Read more

Dakota Johnson: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Was ‘Psychotic’

With rewrites and battles for creative control, Johnson revealed that making the bodice-ripping trilogy was “mayhem all the time.” Dakota Johnson is now “Fifty Shades Freed” about details from her breakout trilogy. Johnson, who skyrocketed to fame after starring opposite Jamie Dornan in 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” and its subsequent two sequels, revealed that … Read more

Pedro Almodovar on New Western Starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal

Exclusive: As the Spanish auteur teams with Saint Laurent for his latest English-language experiment, he back looks on his decisions to avoid Hollywood over the years. Pedro Almodóvar has spent decades avoiding the allure of American studio projects, from “Sister Act” to “Brokeback Mountain,” and still doesn’t trust the system. “It’s kind of a contradiction,” … Read more

When an Abortion Story Is Told as a Caper, Thriller or Farce

In 1969, when abortion was illegal in Illinois, an underground operation arose in Chicago. Officially called the Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation, it became known as the Jane network, because women seeking abortions were told to call a number and “ask for Jane.” As I watched “The Janes,” an HBO documentary about the service, … Read more