Fight and flight: how Glow continues to show women at their best and worst

In the third season of Netflixs consistently entertaining comedy series about female wrestlers, characters are allowed to be messy in and out of the ring In the opening scene of season three of Glow, the Netflix comedy about a group of misfit actors who end up becoming female wrestlers, an interviewer speaks with the co-leads Debbie and Ruth about their shows exciting move to Las Vegas. Both women are dressed as their respective wrestling personas, Liberty Bell, the beautiful all-American girl defending the USA and Zoya the Destroyer, her slinky nemesis from Soviet Russia. True to their parts, Liberty Bell delightedly extols the wonders of Vegas while Zoya complains that the glitzy town is a revolting display of capitalism. Then, …

What to stream with your mom this Mother’s Day

Image: bob al-greene / mashable Whether you’re taking the whole family out for celebratory brunch or sending flowers and a card to your long-distance mom, it’s never too late to sneak a movie or show into your Mother’s Day plans. Streaming now, here are 15 movies and series about the magical art of mothering, perfect for watching with your mom this weekend. Note: Many of the films and shows on this list are not suitable for all ages, so we’ve marked the kid-friendliest options with an asterisk (*) for your knowledge. Enjoy!  1. Mamma Mia! (2008)and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)  You haven’t lived until you and your mom have belted “Waterloo” as a team. Starring Meryl Streep, …

Original Content podcast: Were not impressed by Netflixs Extremely Wicked Ted Bundy movie

Despite its grandiose title, Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” turns out to be surprisingly forgettable. In this week’s episode of the Original Content podcast, we’re joined by Brian Heater to review the film, which features Zac Efron as serial killer Ted Bundy and Lily Collins as his initially unsuspecting girlfriend Liz Kendall. The film is ostensibly about their relationship, but director Joe Berlinger and screenwriter Michael Werwie can’t quite seem to commit — they end up dramatizing the broader story of Bundy’s capture and trials, while only intermittently returning to Kendall in the film’s second half. Bundy’s actual murders also get short shrift. While one might argue that we already know he’s a killer and don’t necessarily need …

Netflix’s ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ omits Ted Bundy’s truly evil side

, released on Netflix today, is the latest film to chronicle serial killer Ted Bundys arrests, trials, and ultimate execution. By this point30 years after his deathweve seen Bundy profiled in TV segments and portrayed by several actors. Is there anything left to say about the man who brutally killed more than two dozen women, manipulated everyone in his life, and somehow managed to escape police custody twice? Maybe, but no new revelations will be found in a dull and tonally uneven film. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile RELEASE DATE: 5/3/2019 DIRECTOR:Joe Berlinger STREAMING:Netflix The film leaves out a lot of Ted Bundy’s story and doesn’t give enough weight to the victims. Extremely Wicked High School MusicalThe Phantom Prince: …