Megan Basham

Megan is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine based in Charlotte, N.C. She is the author of Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All.

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Bad trip, man

Movie | Space Odyssey is a good movie hobbled by pedestrian psychedelic pondering
by Megan Basham
Posted 4/26/18, 12:24 pm

This spring marks the 50th anniversary and the return to theaters of what is widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey. It also marks the 50th anniversary of people asking, as Rock Hudson reportedly did at the premiere, “Will someone tell me what the [profanity] this is about?”

I don’t think the answer is as esoteric as some film buffs and director Stanley Kubrick himself seemed to believe, but I’ll get to that in a minute.

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Marvel Studios

All hands on deck

Movie | Marvel has long been building toward Avengers: Infinity War, and fans won’t be disappointed
by Megan Basham
Posted 4/25/18, 04:01 pm

There’s no question Avengers: Infinity War is a lot of movie. Not just in run time at two hours and 40 minutes but in the multiple, equally weighted plot threads for numerous headlining characters. And while this loaded quality has some critics carping, it’s also the very thing that has fans excited. How excited? Fandango reports pre-sales have not only doubled those the online ticket retailer saw for Black Panther, they’re outperforming the total for the last seven Marvel movies combined.  

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Roseanne’s new script

Television | ABC’s reboot of Roseanne may be ideologically muddled, but it honestly explores America’s cultural divides
by Megan Basham
Posted 4/12/18, 01:16 pm

It’s hard to separate hype from content with ABC’s enormously successful revival of Roseanne. The show’s ratings are, as President Donald Trump might say, yuuuuge, with 27 million viewing the first episode.

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