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Mat Johnson – Whachudoin’?

Author Mat Johnson took some time out of his insanely packed schedule to chat with Geek Girl Riot’s Sherin Nicole and Day Al-Mohamed about his upcoming work, the beauty in collaborating and adapting for changing audiences, as well as staying out of the limelight when creating.

Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson dies

Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, Lyndon B. Johnson, died Wednesday, a family spokeswoman said. She was 94. Johnson, who suffered a stroke in 2002 that affected her ability to speak, returned home late last month after a week at Seton Medical Center, where she’d been admitted for a low-grade fever. She died at her Austin home of natural causes about 5:18 p.m. EDT. Elizabeth Christian, the spokeswoman, said she was surrounded by family and friends. Even after the stroke, Johnson still managed to make occasional… Read more »

Poker Face, Harlem, Shrinking

Never fear, your streaming update is here: Geek Girl Riot gives you the lowdown on Poker Face, Harlem, Shrinking, and more new TV—joined by special guest Tim Gordon of Keeping it Reel with FilmGordon.

Watch This Week – 12/19/22

Featured properties: Emily in Paris, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Best Man: The Final Chapters, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, The Witcher: Blood Origin, The Circle, Lizzo: Live in Concert, Kaleidoscope, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Ginny & Georgia, Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches

Film Review: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Basically: The world-famous detective Benoit Blanc is invited to a murder mystery weekend with a bunch of influential friends—but the game turns out to be more serious than everyone thinks…  I have to admit I’ve never watched Knives Out completely; I only saw a few minutes of it and didn’t have time to finish. So when I had the opportunity to see Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery at its LA premiere, I liked going into it fresh. People underestimate how free it feels to watch a film without knowing anything about it beforehand.  Premieres are not my bag because… Read more »

News Flashes 09.08.22: The Passing of Queen Elizabeth, The New Glass Onion Trailer, and a Nine Inch Nails Fan Day

— Today we talk about the passing on Queen Elizabeth II, the new teaser trailer for Glass Onion, and the Nine Inch Nails Fan Day. — Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96 Queen Elizabeth II died today at the age of 96, after reigning for 70 years. A statement made by Buckingham Palace said that she died “peacefully.” Her family was called to her side after doctors expressed concern for her health. The Queen made history as the longest reigning monarch in the UK’s history and the second longest serving monarch in global history. To put it into perspective, she… Read more »

News Flashes 08.22.22: A Knives Out Follow Up, Music Festival Avoids Tragedy, and Coldplay’s Tour Announcement

Today we talk about the sequel to Knives Out, a possible shooting being stopped at a festival in Washington, and Coldplay’s world tour going into 2023. — Knives Out is Getting a Follow Up Netflix has given us a look at the upcoming film Glass Onion. The original movie will serve as a follow-up to 2019’s Knives Out. (We all remember the sweater). Daniel Craig is returning to solve a brand new, and unrelated, mystery in Greece. Joining Craig in this adventure is Edward Norton, Ethan Hawke, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., and Janelle Monae. The… Read more »

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