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ICYMI: The top 10 posts on FANGRRLS 01/12

By Kayleigh Donaldson

2019 has gotten off to a speedy start. It may be a dry month for new movies but it's been great for television, comics, video games, and the ever-exhausting cycle of awards season. Black Panther for everything, please! This past week, our intrepid FANGRRLS jumped back into the thick of it, and here are the top ten most read pieces from Team FANGRRLS from the past seven days. 

Mary Poppins Returns

 — Kelly Sue DeConnick's Captain Marvel cameo and how her run of comics influenced the film

Comics legend Kelly Sue DeConnick, the woman responsible for defining Captain Marvel as we know her today, talked to FANGRRLS about her cameo in the upcoming movie and what it's like to see so much of her work on the very big screen.

 — But, like, what is the story of Super Smash Bros.?

The Super Smash Bros. franchise remains wildly popular for a reason. Its simple premise — the most famous Nintendo characters punch each-other — has endured for years, but, like, what is the actual plot of these games? Our own Clare McBride investigates.

 — Chosen One of the Day: Emily Blunt's sexy Mary Poppins

Have we talked enough about how super fine Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins is? Trick question, we will never have talked ebough about that!

 — Aquaman succeeds by leaning into a very different kind of source material

The Aquaman movie is a hell of a lot of fun, combining epic scale with giddy silliness and lots of shirtless Jason Momoa. But it also stealthily works as an adaptation of one of our most iconic stories. It's not wonder King Arthur Curry reminds us so much of that other King Arthur. 

 — 8 sci-fi and fantasy books to help you through the January chill

It's still cold and dark outside. You deserve to curl up under the blankets with a good book. Once again, Swapna Krishna shares some of the most anticipated new sci-fi and fantasy releases of the month for your pleasure, including the new book by Katherine Arden and a Star Trek: Discovery tie-in novel!

 — Captain Marvel's Samuel L. Jackson on what it means to be in the first female-led Marvel movie

The legendary Samuel L. Jackson chatted to FANGRRLS about what to expect from Agent Nick Fury in Captain Marvel, playing a younger version of himself, and supporting Brie Larson.

 — Book vs. TV: The Magicians

SYFY's The Magicians has evolved into one of the best SFF series on television right now, and it's done so by making some key changes to the source material. S.E. Fleenor explains what's different from book to TV and why that's usually for the best.

 — The 15 most thirst-inducing fashion choices in sci-fi and fantasy

It's been almost four months since we shared our favorite thirst-inducing moments of sartorial splendor in sci-fi and fantasy, and it seems like you guys can't get enough of it. We can't say we blame you.

 — 53 thoughts we had while watching Waterworld

When Kevin Costner's Waterworld premiered in 1995, it was the most expensive film ever made at the time and became one of the most infamous flops of its generation. But does it deserve to be entirely lambasted? Well, it does feature Mr. Costner drinking his own pee...

 — Look of the Week: Hailee Steinfeld's '80s rocker Bumblebee styling

The newest Transformers movie, Bumblebee, is a hell of a lot of fun, and Hailee Steinfeld's Charlie works those '80s rocker chick outfits with impeccable flair. She's fun, stylish, determined, and never defined by the Male Gaze. We love her.

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