‘Enter the Anime’ is a soulless infomercial for Netflix original anime

Enter the AnimeEnter the AnimeIf really wanted to explore anime and the culture surrounding it, it could have employed a dozen different tactics. With branding U.S. productions such asanime, it could have examined what actually defines the term. It could have looked at the depth and breadth of stories that exist. It could have taken an ethnographic look at anime subculture and fandom. It could have examined animes rich history, or taken an in-depth look at its evolving production and surrounding work culture. Netflix/YouTube Burunovas narration serves as a framing device, stringing together several interviews with creators. The first one is Adi Shankar, the insufferable director of whoCannon BustersEnter the AnimeanythingThe interviews with the Japanese creators run the gamut from …

All 10 movies in the Harry Potter universe, ranked

TheHarry Pottermovie franchise ended nearly eight years ago, but the fandom stays as passionate and engaged as ever. While the stories detailed in J.K. Rowlings seven bestselling books ended with 2011sHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the wizarding world continued with 2016 and 2018sFantastic Beasts releases, which fans gobbled up like Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans. There is still plenty of greatHarry Pottercontent in the works, between the nextFantastic Beasts installment and the recently released Wizards Unite, theHarry Potter version of Pokmon GO. In the meantime, weve compiled reviews from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic to rank the 10 Harry Potter movies from best to worst. You can consult this list next time you want to fashion a …

Kim Kardashian West, Esq. in 2022? You better believe it

(CNN)It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles and Kim Kardashian West is sitting in a conference room of a law office, blinds drawn, surrounded by law books, an array of highlighters, pens, binders and notebooks filled with her handwritten notes. On the other end of a sprawling conference room table are a pile of letters addressed to her from inmates who are hoping she will take interest in their case in an attempt to have their life sentences commuted. It’s in this quiet room, removed from the distractions that come with being one of the most famous women in the world, that Kardashian West meets once a week with two attorneys who are helping her prepare for the California …

The best LGBTQ movies and series on Hulu

It’s Pride month, y’all. The month of June has been the chosen time to celebrate the LGBTQ community since the 1970s. In celebration of this gayest month of the year, many streaming platforms beef up their queer content. While most streaming platforms have a section set aside for LGBTQ movies and shows, much of it merely claims the title without carrying the soul of the community. In honor of the most colorful month of the year, here are the best LGBT movies on Hulu and the best LGBT shows on Hulu. The best LGBT shows on Hulu 1) The L Word Hulu Of all the LGBT shows on Hulu, this may very well be the gayest.The L Word follows a …

Fashion icon and artist Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

(CNN)Gloria Vanderbilt died Monday morning, according to her son, CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The fashion designer and socialite was 95. Born in New York in 1924, Gloria Laura Morgan Vanderbilt grew up in France. Her father, financier Reginald Vanderbilt, the heir to a railroad fortune, died when she was a baby. Young Gloria was the focus of media attention at an early age, dubbed “the poor little rich girl” amid an intense custody battle between her mother and her father’s enormously wealthy sister, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The latter prevailed in court proceedings. “As a teenager she tried to avoid the spotlight, but reporters and cameramen followed her everywhere,” Cooper said. “She was determined to make something of her life, determined to …

How to stream WWE Super ShowDown 2019 free

Anytime WWE heads to Saudia Arabia, the company pulls out all of the stops. WWE Super ShowDown is no exception. The Undertaker takes on Goldberg in the main event, a once-in-a-lifetime match that fans from the Monday Night Wars have been dreaming of for decades. Undertaker will likely bust out a few signature moves, so try not to get chills when you hear his bell toll on Friday. The best part? It’s easy to live stream WWE Super ShowDown for free (and in glorious high definition).   If that’s not a reason to take a very long lunch break or duck out of work early Fridaythe event starts at 2pm ETthere’s also Triple H vs. Randy Orton, a 50-man Battle Royal, and Seth Rollins defending his …

Netflix leads the way at first ever Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards

(CNN)Who doesn’t love an opportunity to celebrate your favorite TV stars. CBS, CBS Television/Syndicated, Lifetime, NBC, and PBS took home two wins each. The awards show was organized by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association and nonfiction producer trade organization NPACT. But don’t worry, even if you weren’t there for the actual awards show in Beverly Hills, it will air June 9 on VH1. Here’s a list of the winners: Competition series “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1) Competition series: talent/variety “The Masked Singer” (Fox) Unstructured series “Born This Way” (A&E) Structured series “Queer Eye” (Netflix) Business show “Shark Tank” (ABC) Sports show “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC) Crime/justice show “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” (Netflix) Ongoing documentary series “POV” (PBS) …

Copa Del Rey Final Live Stream: Watch Barcelona vs Valencia for Free

Both Barcelona and Valencia have had successful seasons on the domestic front, with Barcelona winning and Valencia securing 4th place and a Champions League place on the final day of the season. They’ve also gone perhaps not far enough in the European competitions, with Barcelona getting improbably ousted by Liverpool after amassing a 3-0 first-leg advantage, and Valencia losing to Arsenal in the Europa League semifinals. There’s one more matter between the teams to round out the season: the Copa del Rey Final on Saturday to determine the winner of the annual Spanish soccer tournament that first started in 1903. Barcelona vs. Valencia (Copa del Rey Final) When: 3pm ET, Saturday, May 25 Where: Estadio Benito Villamarn in Sevilla, Spain Streaming: ESPN …

How to stream the 2019 Stanley Cup for free

Its finally time for the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, and its never been easier to live stream all the action. The Boston Bruins will be rested after completing a dominant sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Finals, getting 11 days off before hosting game 1. Especially in the NHL, where the injuries pile up as the season progressesespecially those not listed on the injury reportthat sort of rest is invaluable. But the St. Louis Blues took down the San Jose Sharks in convincing fashion. Jaden Schwartz has been dominant, notching his second hat trick of the playoffsthe first being in game 6 of the Blues opening round against Winnipeg Jetsin the game 5 shutout. It should be …

Can we finally admit that the Night King from ‘Game of Thrones’ is super hot?

Ice bae will keep you warm during the Long NightImage: hbo This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 3. Last week on Game of Thrones, winter came prematurely. The Night King is dead, but the more shocking twist for many was the discovery that Mr. Long Night can, in fact, Get It. Things got unexpectedly steamy during the Battle of Winterfell. After getting absolutely roasted by Daenerys (rude), our Strong, Silent, Undead type finally let down a bit of that emotional ice wall to give us a smile that melted our hearts. There are literally dozens of us who think the Night King can Get It. And if wanting to bang an ice monster is wrong, …

‘The Simpsons’ mocked upstate New York and politicians couldn’t help but weigh in

(CNN)Upstate New York is the latest recipient of the “The Simpsons’” scathing satire. In classic Simpsons fashion, the lyrics pull no punches. Start watching Fox News / Stop watching your weight There is no fancy part of it / Upstate New York. They’re fond of their booze / Hot wing sauce is great I’m gonna clog my heart in it / Upstate New York. I want to sleep in, in a city that never wakes, And find I’m fitting right in, one of the gang, par for the course. The Kodak plant’s closed, but I’m a-longin’ to stay, And go on disability in upstate New York. Can’t make it anywhere but I can make it there, I love you so, …

A comprehensive beginner’s guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Welcome to your cram session! Let's get crackin'.Image: bob Al-Greene/Mashable Warning: Heavy spoilers from throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe are present in this post, excluding Avengers: Endgame Proceed with caution. So, you’ve got a ticket to see Avengers: Endgame. But the thing is… you’ve never seen a Marvel movie, have no idea what an Infinity Stone is, and are pretty sure Thanos is a brand of dish detergent.  Bad news: Endgame is out now, so you’ve only got a little time to get caught up before diving in to 2019’s most anticipated premiere.  Good news: We’re here to help you cram before you hit the theater! Prioritizing efficiency over thoroughness, here are all of the Marvel basics you need to …