As an eighth grader in Pennsylvania, her classmates predicted that, in 15 years time, Sage would “play Phoebe in the Friends movie,” but unfortunately the phone never rang. Instead she spends her business hours marketing stuff, at least until she finally hears that “vworp vworp” sound and a blue police box materializes nearby. A part-time pop culture blogger and pub trivia host, Sage is always looking to add to the list of pursuits that legitimize her binge-watching proclivities and passion for uber-geeky fan conventions. One time she met Danny Castellano at an event and he told her her hair was pretty.

Sage’s Latest Articles

David Haller's Dad Is Someone Major In The Marvel Comics

In its freshman season, the FX series Legion is making a case for its existence beyond its ties to the larger X-Men universe. Even if it didn't connect to more mainstream Marvel mythology, I'd still be watching for Dan Stevens' artistically manic lead performance, jaw-dropping production design, and a scary examination of the tenuousness of memory and identity. But with all that going for it, the show still had a big X-shaped bombshell to drop. And in the March 15 episode, Legion finally broache…

By Sage Young

You'll Swoon Over These Clips Of Luke Evans Singing

In Le Fou's ode to his burly best friend, he covers just about the full gamut of what Gaston can do. He can drink, fight, spit — I get it. But the song "Gaston" leaves out one piece of necessary praise: the man can also sing. That's Girl On The Train actor Luke Evans posturing and posing as the Beauty & The Beast antagonist. And while some of the cast sound noticeably like "actors who sing," Evans' vocals in "Gaston" and "The Mob Song" are distinctly those of a "singer who acts." Yes, Luke Evans…

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Yes, Emma Thompson Could Sing Before Mrs. Potts

As an Anglophile of an American, I have this idea that British actors can do anything. They move gracefully from genre to genre. I wouldn't be surprised if they're raised on a steady diet of Shakespeare, with training commencing around the time that they learn to walk. And on my list of insanely adaptable British actors is Emma Thompson, who plays the motherly Mrs. Potts in the new Beauty & The Beast. The two-time Oscar winner is an accomplished writer and director on top of being an acclaimed p…

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Is The Beast Hot? Let's Settle This Debate

I haven't been the prime target audience for a Disney musical for a couple of decades, but I still — to this day — get into lengthy discussions (okay, arguments) over who's the hottest animated romantic lead. And you know there's some serious sex appeal in the Disney canon. Tangled's Flynn has the swoop-y hair and the devil-may-care smirk. Aladdin's tiny vest leaves little to the imagination, and he has a habit of running his hand through his hair in that disarming, Jordan Catalano way. The worl…

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Yep, That's Grant Gustin's Real Voice On 'The Flash'

There are some job requirements for playing a superhero, like the ability to look cool while battling a villain who won't be added in until post-production. It also helps not to have a latex allergy. A nice singing voice isn't usually a necessity, but having a star with pipes puts something extra on the menu. The CW is calling on its inordinately musical talented Arrowverse for a musical crossover between The Flash and Supergirl. In the song-and-dance extravaganza, a trickster called the Music M…

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You'll Want To Hear 'The Flash' Musical's Songs Again

With characters who can sprint to alternate timelines and leap tall buildings in a single bound, there's not much that lies outside the realm of the possible for the CW's superhero lineup. This week, The Flash and Supergirl will crossover yet again — this time in the splashy genre of the big band musical. Though the stage is set in the March 20 episode of Supergirl, it'll be on the March 21 episode of The Flash that the show will really go on. Take two leads who got their feet wet on Glee, a cas…

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'Beauty & The Beast' Is A Love Story About Loneliness

In Disney's live-action Beauty & The Beast, Emma Watson's version of the town inventor's daughter is introduced the same way that she is in the original animated version. Belle strolls through her little French village, mostly running errands, but also pausing to read and dream. Though she exchanges "bonjours" with everyone she meets, the interactions — except her conversation with the gentleman who lends her books and a reading lesson with a child — are all polite and perfunctory. This is the k…

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'Iron Fist' Season 2 Could Be In Jeopardy

Whenever I think of how much of its content I consume on a regular basis, I become more and more convinced that it's Marvel's world and ordinary humans just live in it. But not everything the entertainment company touches turns to gold. While Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage have all been varying degrees of well-received by critics and audiences, it appears as if Marvel's Iron Fist may break its streak of successful urban Netflix superhero dramas. A few days before its March 17 premiere a…

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'Iron Fist' Trained In No Ordinary Temple

Danny Rand travels a long way to get back to New York City in the Netflix series Marvel's Iron Fist. Finn Jones plays the city's next comic book vigilante and the fourth and final member of the upcoming Defenders series, along with Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox). Like DC's Oliver Queen, Danny is presumed dead by his family at the beginning of the story. But when the billionaire heir went missing for 15 years, he sort-of ghosted them on pur…

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'The Defenders' Will Assemble Soon

Just like the studio does with its movie slate, Marvel Television is forever working ahead. Beginning with Daredevil Season 1 in early 2015, the Netflix Marvel canon just keeps growing, with series continuations and spin-offs always in the works. While Marvel's Iron Fist is coming March 17 and will be the next Marvel series available to marathon, fans are already looking forward to the streaming service's big superhero team-up. The Defenders unites Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike…

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