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Marvel’s Jessica Jones Loses Her Alias

Judging by the new placeholder for David Tennant’s new series for Netflix, it appears that the show has just undergone a title change.

Formally referred to on Netflix and in Marvel releases as Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones the new Netflix title card now shows the thirteen part series simply as Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

Reading and stories can be an escape from real life, a window into another world – but have you ever considered how new fictional experiences might change your perspective on real, everyday life?

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From the TED-Ed Lesson How fiction can change reality - Jessica Wise

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I love Meryl Streep. She’s such an incredible actress. But I feel like she’s the only one in her age group who gets those parts. I’d like to see Jessica Lange in a movie again, you know? Or Susan Sarandon. Why isn’t Viola Davis a lead in a film? She’s one of the greatest actresses alive. And where are the Asian actors and actresses? I’m not saying, ‘We don’t want movies about men.’ I’m just saying, ‘Come on, all the men I know love women. So let’s also have some stories about these women. Let’s write something for them, guys—and let’s make room for women writers, too.
—  Jessica Chastain 

When we pick up a book, we’re carried away down the currents of story into a world of imagination. We can float with Twain down the Mississippi, and have Jim show us what it means to be good. But on our journey, we should also keep in mind that the terrain has changed. 

What are the stories that will carry us into a new era?

From the TED-Ed Lesson How fiction can change reality - Jessica Wise

Animation by Augenblick Studios

Suburban Gothic red band trailer

The trailer for red band Suburban Gothic (formerly Haunting In Edge City) has been released. It stars Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) and Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) with Ray Wise, Barbara Niven, Sally Kirkland, Jeffrey Combs, John Waters, Muse Watson, Mel Rodriguez, Mackenzie Phillips,…

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