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Marisa Carpico

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By day, Marisa Carpico stresses over America’s election system. By night, she becomes a pop culture obsessive. Whether it’s movies, TV or music, she watches and listens to it all so you don’t have to.

Review: All-Star Batman #9

Scott Snyder's work on All-Star Batman hasn't always lived up to the title. When the book débuted, it focused on the Dark Knight's quest...

The Fate of the Furious: A Franchise in Transition

When Furious 7 came out in 2015, it felt like a dangerous time for the Fast and Furious franchise. Paul Walker was vital to...

Arrow, “Disbanded”: Never Say the Name “Susan Williams” Again

Well, Arrow fans, it finally happened: Oliver (Stephen Amell) broke-up with Susan Williams (Carly Pope). I cannot believe how long it took to get...

Arrow, “Kapiushon”: Should Have Watched More Great British Bake-Off Instead

Every year, Arrow uses at least one episode to dig into the flashback storylines. Usually, this isn't so bad. Yes, the flashbacks are often...

Arrow, “Checkmate”: Susan Williams is the Amber Heard of This Show

The most raucous movie-going experience I ever had was during the opening night of Magic Mike XXL. The assorted women and–presumably–gay men in the...

Review: Batwoman #1

DC Comics has not always done right by Batwoman. A few years ago, the creators behind the character's New 52 solo book quit after...

Arrow, “Fighting Fire with Fire”: Be the Impeachment Hearings You Want to See in...

Hello Arrow fans, I know what you're thinking: am I experiencing time slippage? While I can't be entirely sure you're not a time traveler...
Arrow Sin Eater

Arrow, “The Sin-Eater”: B*tches Get Stuff Done

Can’t believe I’m saying this considering how cringeworthy last week’s episode was, but “The Sin-Eater” was pretty enjoyable. Admittedly, that was thanks largely to...

Arrow, ‘Spectre of the Gun’: A Very Special Episode about Gun Control

Jesus Christ, what a mess. Last week, I returned to Arrow hoping that the show had learned from its many mistakes during the first half of...

Fifty Shades Darker: Sexier Doesn’t Mean Better

I didn't really care for Fifty Shades of Grey. Its soap opera-level plotting was too silly and worse, it wasn't even sexy. I much...