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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.

Becoming Bond: For Bond Fans Only

Becoming Bond, a Hulu original documentary about one-time James Bond actor George Lazenby's life begins with a quote from Winston Churchill. "History will be...

Arrow, “Missing” — A Set-up Episode that Wasn’t Terrible

After delivering a worthless filler episode last week, Arrow gave us one of its usual, pre-finale table-setting episodes last night—and it was surprisingly great. Now...

The Wall: A Good Movie Made a Few Years too Late

The Wall isn't a bad movie. The premise is exciting: two American snipers immobilized and at the mercy of a hostile Iraqi sniper. It's...

Arrow, ‘Honor Thy Fathers’ — All the Daddy Issues

After delivering its best episode in months last week, Arrow returned last night with one of its most mediocre. There was nothing necessarily bad...

Arrow, “Underneath” — An ‘Arrow’ to the Heart

A few years ago, one of my favorite podcasts, NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, did an episode about contemporary romance novels. On it, they...

Arrow, “Dangerous Liaisons:” B*tches Get Stuff Done Part Deux

Welcome back, Arrow fans. Last night, the show returned with the first of five consecutive episodes that will bring us to the blessed end...

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...