Culture writer Joe Gross on what's trending (and what should be) in television, movies, comics and culture, popular and not-so-popular.

Look for “Stranger Things 2” in 2017

11:12 am Aug. 31, 2016

Netflix announced today the breakout series “Stranger Things” has been renewed for a second session of nine episodes. Called “Stranger Things 2,” the title itself nod to the 80s-ness  in which the show splashed (and sometimes wallowed).


Guess who shows up in the new “Rogue One” trailer?

10:53 am Aug. 12, 2016

Oh, yes. That guy.

Darth Vader makes a split-second cameo at the tail end of the two-minute “Rogue One” clip, which premiered during Thursday night’s Olympic Games.

The trailer, the second in what is sure to be a series prior to the film’s December opening date, gives us all sorts of new glimpses into the Star Wars flick. (We discussed the first one here.)

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