Donald Glover

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  • Review: Guava Island has lovely sights but hums a dark tune

    Movie Review | Luke Whiston | 9th May 2019

    Donald Glover is a man of impossible talent and unparalleled style. At the age of just 35 he is already an accomplished actor, director, writer, singer and producer - both on TV and in the music world. So acclaimed is he, there is a lengthy Wikipedia page dedicated purely to his many awards and nominations in the arts. He is politically aware, incorporating challenging satire into his work, and often performs in aid of charities and causes. He has 2.43 million Twitter followers despite never having Tweeted. He was the only logical choice to play Lando Calrissian, the coolest man in the galaxy, in the Han Solo movie because he is in fact the coolest man in the universe. His entire being is infectious and we as a species should be thanking fortune, serendipity, providence, or whatever deity you believe controls time and space, that we are all alive under the same sky - a sky from which the stars look down upon him to learn how to shine. Yes, yes that's much better than my original opener: 'if Get Out was real I would save up for the guy who plays Troy in Community'.

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 24th May 2018

    Four films in four years of this newly rebooted output from a galaxy far, far away, and it’s safe to say that Star Wars fatigue might be setting in for some. While, in that time, there’s been plenty of new reasons to love and embrace and cheer on the franchise, does anyone still get the same goosebump thrill from yet another momentous money-shot moment for the Millennium Falcon? Does anyone still audibly chuckle as loudly as they used to at the mention of an obscure character thrown in the script just because? It’s ok to admit it. We’re all still fans. No one's turning to the Dark Side and there’s no hate or anger here. But is anyone else getting the sense that their enthusiasm for Star Wars is being a little... diluted?

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 30th June 2017

    Following his glorified cameo in Captain America: Civil War, everyone has been wondering exactly how how Marvel will reboot the character in his own solo outing. No one wants to see another bitey radioactive spider, but how do you tell an origin story without actually telling the origin story? Is he definitely part of the ongoing Marvel timeline forever more? Can he suddenly slot into the meticulously planned MCU? Basically, is the title correct? Is Spider-Man really coming home?

  • Community: The Complete Third Season DVD

    TV Review | Rob Young | 26th September 2013

    Much like Ed did a year ago in his review of Community season two, I find it a tricky, almost daunting prospect to review an entire season of something, even more so when I haven't had time to watch all 22 episodes. Look, I've just been super busy lately (catching up with Breaking Bad). But if the rest of the third season of Community is as sharp, original, and self-knowing as what I've already seen, then hell, my job's already half done.

  • Community renewed for fifth season, negating pun I thought of

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 11th May 2013

    Community landed a 13-episode fifth season at NBC yesterday. This is splendid news, but it does mean I have no reason to use the headline 'Troy and Abed in the mourning' that I thought of a couple of weeks ago when I was pretty sure it'd be cancelled. Remind me when it happens and I'll throw it in somewhere.

  • Community: actually back for real this time

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 4th February 2013

    On Thursday. Probably. Unless Chevy Chase takes out a last-minute injunction, or they bump it for a half-hour Days of Our Lives special or whatever.

  • Beverly Hills Cop Junior to be someone other than Donald Glover

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 28th January 2013

    This is Brandon T Jackson, who is not Donald Glover, but has been confirmed as the non-Donald-Glover-being star of CBS's forthcoming Glover-free Beverly Hills Cop TV series. Eddie Murphy will executive-produce in a Glover vacuum and occasionally reprise his role as Axel Foley, but will not play Donald Glover's father, by virtue of Donald Glover not being in it. Donald Glover was not available for comment, but Brandon T Jackson said some shit or other.

  • BREAKING: Chevy Chase took this long to leave Community

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 22nd November 2012

    I don't know about you, but the last time I left my boss an expletive-strewn voicemail then dropped the N-bomb in front of black colleagues, they didn't let me hang around long. Still, he's Chevy Chase ... and we're not. So long, Pierce.

  • Community: The Complete Second Season DVD

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 26th September 2012

    You'll have noticed that we don't do DVD Weekly any more. It's difficult - arguably futile - to maintain a weekly feature based on DVDs you haven't seen, especially when most of them are reissues of Boon. So yeah, we probably just won't bother covering DVDs from now OH WAIT HERE'S A REALLY GOOD ONE

  • Return of Community 3.1

    TV Video | Kirsty Harrison | 8th March 2012

    It's what we've been waiting for people... it's back like Mark Morrison, and unlike Mark Morrison - it's awesome.