This has been such an amazing first week of the Bylines By Jo Entertainment Beat. It has been a great first week full of some fun writing and some great social media engagement. (I think the guys in the DC fan group are STILL talking about the Batwoman piece.) Here’s a rundown of everything I posted and published so you can catch up. Click the headlines to read more!
I am still in BETA mode, so let me know what you think of the mag and the blog. Email me or drop something in the comments.
My very first post for the mag goes into the tagline I chose for the publication. In explaining the line “Betcha didn’t think of it THAT way!” I end up revealing the reason I started the mag and what to expect from upcoming posts. I also unveiled the logo.
We are finally getting some more rom-coms with black actors and actors of color. I know there has been several over the years, but not nearly enough to properly pepper my rom-com list in Netflix with some ample color. To ensure that the Asian and Black representation continues, there’s the #BlackandGoldOpen initiative. In this article, I also chat about a new Netflix rom-com with some well-known Asian leads. I am dying to see it. The trailer is in the article.
My official review of Booksmart is that the film is a must-see. It will send you back on a nostalgic journey of raunchy summer comedies before presenting a modern spin that I personally was not expecting.
The new Dungeons and Dragons storyline releases in September, but the pics and details came out this week. They are going to hell folks, and I think that is related to the way we all use horror and violence to cope when the real world is too much. See what I think is sending the creators and the players looking to demons and devils for release in this article.
Toy Story 4 is on its way and parents should get ready for the tough questions kids may have after watching. The new toy Forky is the cause of it all. I give my thoughts on things along with some resources that could help parents prepare for the curious minds.
The DC fandom is abuzz about the latest Batwoman trailer. So why do all the complaints sound like those tossed out for Captain Marvel? The answer is as old as masculinity is toxic. The complaints may actually be the sign of something much deeper happening to people who are still stuck in the gender ice age.
Thanks to Warner Bros. TV, I got to check out the first two episodes of Swamp Thing early. It’s really good, y’all! Read my review for the lowdown on the new show with mild spoilers.