NBC’s new Nancy Drew series kind of sounds like a shitshow

Despite its status as a beloved literary property, Edward Stratemeyer’s Nancy Drew series has found little crossover success on TV. Throughout the years, there have been multiple pilots (backdoor and otherwise) that failed to get off the ground, including the 2015-2016 pilot season’s proposed Drew proposed reboot from…

Trump makes hilarious joke about Mike Pence wanting to hang gay people

Because we can’t even have a spiteful daydream in this smoking ruin of a year without having reality come in to complicate it, as delicious as the schadenfreude over Donald Trump’s impeachment would be, the fact of the matter is that we’d be stuck with a President Pence at the end of it. And while Pence probably…

Here's what's coming to (and going from) Hulu in November

One weird result of constantly shifting streaming rights is that it can be hard to keep track of which services currently have which movies and TV shows. Up until recently, stuff like Futurama, Bob’s Burgers, and Scrubs could be seen on Netflix, but now they’ve all moved over to Hulu. Similarly, something that you…

Weekend Box Office:  Happy Death Day scares up big…wait, hasn’t this happened before?

Talk about déjà vu. Like an ornery weatherman stuck living the same day over and over again, ticket-buyers trudged again to their local theater and, for the third time this year, made a horror film from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions the No. 1 movie in America. Happy Death Day, which is basically …

Lars Von Trier denies sexually harassing Björk on the set of Dancer In The Dark

Inspired by the people coming forward with their stories about sexual assault in light of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Björk decided to share an account of the harassment she faced during her brief foray into the acting world. Björk explained that she was working on a project with “a Danish director” who made it…

Jeff Daniels leaves the speeches to someone else in 1st trailer for Steven Soderbergh's Godless 

The last time Jeff Daniels led a TV series, he was given to all kinds of pontificating (well, his character was, and even then, those were just Aaron Sorkin’s words). But in the first trailer for Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank’s Godless, Daniels is all searching looks and wordless threats. Unfortunately, this…

Bill O'Reilly doesn't know that dogs have knees

Bill O’Reilly may be disgraced and unemployed, but he’s still got bad takes to share. Since being ousted from Fox News earlier this year, he’s kept busy with a self-broadcasted vlog while also issuing breathtakingly bad viewpoints on everything from the Las Vegas shooting to Trump’s understanding of Nazis. Here he is…

Constant demands to “do the Carlton” are making Alfonso Ribeiro’s life hell

Most of us would love to have a signature move named after us, especially one tied to a delightful, fun-filled dance that practically anyone can do. But after 20 years, let’s say, that signature move is bound to get extremely tiresome. Such is the fate of Alfonso Ribeiro, who is most famous for portraying Carlton on…

A.I.-generated Trump speeches pretty much just foreshadow the shit he'll be saying in 6 months

Throughout Trump’s presidential campaign, it was a source of delight to watch the way he mangled the English language, his sentences an un-diagrammable monstrosity of errant phrases and go-nowhere asides. Now that he is accidentally still the president, it’s a more frightening phenomenon, particularly as his…

Russian trolls learned everything from watching House Of Cards

Although “troll factory” evokes the image of some hardworking, if not comely, creatures from Norse and Scandinavian folklore punching a time clock, it’s actually a term used to describe the cottage industry of online provocateurs that sprang up Russia around the time the 2016 presidential campaign got underway. These…

Tempest lets loose in this Aquaman #29 exclusive preview

The key to making Aquaman a compelling concept lies under the sea, and stories that focus on Atlantis and other underwater communities (like Sub Diego, a sunken section of San Diego) bring out the best in Aquaman creators. After 24 issues that spent far too much time on land, writer Dan Abnett has reworked the series…

Game Of Thrones' Mountain blows massive football horn in manliest display ever conceived

In a confluence of masculine energy so intense that it threatened to disrupt the nation’s very power grid, the Minnesota Vikings yesterday invited Game Of Thrones’ Mountain to blow some massive fucking horn thing. Actor Hafþór J Björnsson, also Europe’s strongest man and Queen Cersei’s undead weed carrier, performed…

No no, Woody Allen thinks Harvey Weinstein is a “sad, sick man”

Woody Allen is clarifying a comment he made to BBC News about accused serial rapist Harvey Weinstein the other day. Originally, the British outlet quoted the director as saying “the whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved,” observing that while “tragic for the poor women that were involved,” …

Proven: Book trilogies get better as they go, movie trilogies get worse

Finally, it seems the scientific community has stopped wasting everybody’s time and used their collective brain power to answer important questions, like whether it’s worth it to watch the sequel to a movie you like or read the next installment of a book series you’re only half invested in. These questions have…

New trailer for Black Panther shows us what it’s been hiding

Marvel pulls back the curtain on some of the mystery surrounding Wakanda, the fictional nation and home to Black Panther, in this new trailer. The first preview effectively teased the conflict between T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), as well as gave us glimpses at the magnificent…

Lisa Bloom tried to kill the story that got Amazon exec Roy Price suspended

The investigations into accused serial rapist Harvey Weinstein’s long history of abuse of power continue to reverberate throughout Hollywood and beyond. Weinstein’s out of his company, the Academy, and even previous producing credits. And even though he might, depressingly enough, have legal remedy for his ouster from…

Attorney Charles Harder quits Weinstein legal team without suing The New York Times

Shortly after The New York Times published its story on Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual harassment, lawyers Lisa Bloom and Charles Harder (who had both recently been hired by Weinstein) announced a plan to sue the paper for putting out a story that they said was “saturated with false and defamatory…

The Tick's Griffin Newman says he regrets working on new Woody Allen movie

This weekend, before Woody Allen had even made his awful statement on Harvey Weinstein, The Tick star Griffin Newman shared some thoughts on how he feels about appearing in Woody Allen’s next movie (not Wonder Wheel, but the one after that). He says it’s just a small role, but he regrets taking the job so much that…

Kevin Feige really thinks Kevin Feige should make an all-female superhero movie

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has always been a strong advocate for having more lead characters in superhero movies who are women. He spent years talking about a Captain Marvel movie before making one and has spent even more years discussing how much he’d like to give Black Widow her own movie, but his attempts to…

Larry David will host Saturday Night Live again next month

Last year, when Bernie Sanders was a fun herald of our gloriously liberal future and not a painful reminder of how little it pays to be hopeful about anything, his passing resemblance to Larry David inspired Saturday Night Live to bring the Seinfeld co-creator on to host an episode of the show—an episode that turned…

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