Megan Basham

Megan is film and television editor for WORLD and co-host for WORLD Radio. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and author of Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All. Megan resides with her husband, Brian Basham, and their two daughters in Charlotte, N.C. Follow her on Twitter on @megbasham.

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Selectively woke

Movie | Onward’s LGBT character turns straight for foreign audiences
by Megan Basham
Posted 3/06/20, 01:33 pm

It was one of the Babylon Bee’s characteristically barbed headlines—a joke that skates so close to reality, it’s hard to tell if it qualifies more as satire or commentary: “Disney to Introduce New LGBTQ Superhero Whose Superpower Is Turning Invisible in International Markets.”

That’s exactly what’s happening with Pixar’s latest movie, Onward.

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Michael Kubeisy

Emotional underload

Movie | I Still Believe doesn’t give its main characters a wide (and quiet) enough range
by Megan Basham
Posted 3/06/20, 10:09 am

The Erwin Brothers are back with their first new film after their surprise 2018 hit, I Can Only Imagine. That movie made more than $85 million to become the fourth highest-grossing biopic of all time, behind Bohemian RhapsodyStraight Outta Compton, and Walk the Line.

The Erwins’ feat was all the more impressive when you consider that those A-List movies not only had the advantage of big studio marketing, they also all received Oscar nominations.

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Eric Liebowitz/ABC

Cookie-cutter courtroom drama

Television | New TV series For Life has a premise full of promise, but it needs lifelike characters and stories without an agenda
by Megan Basham
Posted 2/27/20, 04:16 pm

On its surface, it’s hard to imagine a timelier TV series than ABC’s newest prime-time show, For Life. Law and Order may boast that it’s ripped from the headlines, but this new inspired-by-a-true-story legal drama feels as if it owes its existence to the campaign trail.

Part of Donald Trump’s pitch to black voters at the State of the Union Address on Feb. 4 came from his administration’s backing of reforms to mandatory sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders.

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