Michael Bay is producing a totally badass Dora The Explorer movie

Michael Bay has already proven that he’s extremely good at translating beloved cartoons into virtually unrecognizable movies, and since he’s already worked his magic with Transformers and those Ninja Turtles films he produced, Bay has now set his sights on disappointing a slightly younger generation. According to The…

Larry Wilmore and Bassem Youssef developing show about superpowered Middle Eastern family

According to Variety, Larry Wilmore and Bassem Youssef are developing a sitcom for ABC about a Middle Eastern family living in America “at a time when it’s illegal to be a superhero.” In a tragic twist, though, the family happens to have superpowers, meaning they must work to save the world in secret. It also may or…

Another woman comes forward with detailed abuse allegations against R. Kelly 

In an extensive profile for Rolling Stone, another woman has come forward to accuse R. Kelly of abuse, mirroring allegations against the R&B star that popped up earlier this year when BuzzFeed published a story about an abusive “cult” that R. Kelly allegedly trapped young women in. The latest accuser is Kitti Jones, a…

Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) HBO Now in November

Thanksgiving aside, November is typically a month of transition. It’s too late for scary movies and too early for holiday movies, but also it’s kind of a perfect time for both scary movies and holiday movies. HBO is kind of embracing this for its HBO Go and HBO Now services in November, bringing subscribers one of the…

Talk about high-priority shipping: Amazon sent a customer 65 pounds of weed by mistake

Amazon is doing what it can to revive the old “Florida” story tag, shipping 65 pounds of weed to an unsuspecting Orlando couple along with their empty plastic bins. According to WFTV-9, the couple, who asked not to be identified, lest they end up labeled bogarts (and probably some privacy concerns), ordered four…

DC’s Shazam! movie is still coming in April 2019, director insists

Despite still not having a star—and losing its villain after it was announced that Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam would be getting his own movie—Warner Bros. and New Line’s Shazam! film is apparently rolling steadily ahead. Pre-production began in August, and according to the adaptation’s director, David F. Sandberg, the…

Megyn Kelly calls bullshit on Bill O’Reilly’s claim that nobody complained about him

Over the weekend, The New York Times published a piece saying that Bill O’Reilly had paid $32 million in a sexual harassment settlement with a Fox News legal analyst just before Fox News renewed his contract, indicating that the network was well aware of the many sexual harassment complaints that had been made against…

Fired Loud House creator is "deeply sorry" for alleged sexual harassment

Last week, Nickelodeon fired Loud House creator Chris Savino over allegations of sexual harassment, with at least 12 accusers referencing “unwanted sexual advances as well as threats of retribution after the end of consensual relationships.” Nickelodeon also released a statement saying that it takes “allegations of…

John McCain now says he wasn't calling out Trump in comments about draft dodgers

One of the few, humorous bright spots in the last week was John McCain’s interview with C-SPAN3 on the Vietnam War, during which he criticized affluent American citizens who got out of their tours of duty by handing in doctor’s notes. The Arizona senator didn’t word his comments in that exact manner, of course, but…

Mike Mignola pays tribute to Hammer horror in a Mr. Higgins Comes Home exclusive

You can always count on Mike Mignola for horror stories with a spooky atmosphere and a sense of humor, and he consistently puts out new horror comics with artists that bring an unconventional visual sensibility to the genre. Mignola’s latest Dark Horse Comics graphic novel, Mr. Higgins Comes Home, partners him with…

Throughout Supermarket Sweep's vast history, matching sweaters remain constant

There are many equalizers in this world: Desire, pain, fear. And then there’s hunger. All things, from humans to insects to mitochondria must consume. It makes sense, then, that the game show that transcended all borders and barriers was one where people raced around a supermarket lobbing Christmas hams into a…

Uber's toxic environment of sexual harassment is becoming a movie

As revelations of the culture that’s allowed sexual harassment to thrive in Hollywood continue to fill the news cycle, there’s undoubtedly some studio exec or screenwriter who’s framing a pitch for the inevitable film about the allegations that have been brought against Harvey Weinstein and more. That’s actually fine…

Weekend Box Office: It’s Madea’s world, we’re all just getting slapped upside the head in it

Eight films in (11 if you count cameos and an animated movie from a couple years ago), the Madea series is still slapping the competition upside its foolish, back-talking head. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, a hastily conceived sequel to last year’s seasonally (un)scary variation, topped the box office with a…

Asia Argento flees Italy amid victim-blaming backlash over Weinstein allegations

In a recent episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, writer/director/actress Asia Argento spoke of her love of her hometown of Rome, its back alleys and bawdy songs and the simple pleasure of a plate of pasta. But ever since Argento spoke out about being sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein in the New Yorker’s exposé

Understandably, Paddington doesn't want to be associated with The Weinstein Company

As The Weinstein Company first began to implode in the wake of the sexual assault allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein, as the first in what would eventually be two-thirds of its board of directors began walking out in disgust, and amid a growing chorus of condemnation from Hollywood and beyond, Bob…

Watch hundreds of scooter-riding teens terrorize a city in extremely lame post-apocalypse come to life

Because apparently today’s version of our post-apocalyptic present is the one in which the aging populace is terrorized by roaming bands of lawless youths, here is some footage of a bunch of scooter-riding tweens clashing with police in downtown Brisbane, Australia over the weekend.

The connections between It and The Shining could tell us what even Pennywise fears

With the release of It and The Dark Tower (and, hell, even Gerald’s Game), more and more casual Stephen King fans are hearing tell of the “dark universe” that connects so many of his books. Pennywise and the Losers’ Club, for example, not only appear in It, but are also either referenced or seen in King books like The…