Quentin Tarantino won't write his Star Trek movie, but it will be R-rated

On Monday, we reported that Quentin Tarantino had decided he wanted to make a Star Trek movie, developing a pitch with J.J. Abrams that he had then sold to Paramount. The studio thought his pitch was a “great idea” and quickly began looking for writers who could flesh out his concept into an actual movie idea, all…

Marvel launches a new animation franchise, Marvel Rising, focused on its younger fan favorites

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a real treat for fans of Marvel Comics’ iconic heavy hitters; if you’re looking to hang out with Spidey, Cap, or Big Green, look no further than the MCU. It’s been a little more sparse, though, for the devoted followers of the company’s newer crop of characters; when we’re still…

Kate Winslet: “I think on some level Woody is a woman”

While doing the promotional rounds for her latest film, Wonder Wheel, Kate Winslet’s been giving the public lessons on separating art from the artist. In a September interview with The New York Times, Winslet defended her choice to work with Allen, who’s been accused by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow of sexual…

Think long and hard about why you're sending that dick pic

A quick and very unscientific study of the women of Gizmodo Media and Onion Inc. shows that pretty much all of us have had to look at a dick pic we didn’t want to. (And as one co-worker pointed out, have we ever wanted to look at any dick pic?) And although women have long talked among themselves about why guys send…

J.K. Rowling is also fine with alleged abuser Johnny Depp being in Fantastic Beasts 2

Late last month, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald director David Yates defended casting Johnny Depp as the eponymous villain in the Harry Potter spin-off sequel despite the allegations that he physically abused ex-wife Amber Heard. Yates suggested that Depp is totally different from people like Harvey…

One Day At A Time makes a quick trip to the past to reveal season 2 premiere date

Netflix’s One Day At A Time reboot proved that Norman Lear’s issues-oriented sitcoms could stay true to their roots without looking silly among all the prestige-dramas and slick single-camera series of today. The artful dramedy, from Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, surprised audiences with its mix of…

MSNBC brings back Sam Seder after firing him over “alt-right” smear campaign

Earlier this week, an utterly disingenuous campaign to get MSNBC contributor Sam Seder fired over a 2009 joke tweet about Roman Polanski/rape apologists proved successful. Inspired by Mike Cernovich, who’s headed up such deliberately misleading (and harmful) efforts as “PizzaGate” and “date rape is not a thing,” a…

Samantha Bee posits that, just maybe, “shitty media men” couldn’t fairly cover Hillary Clinton

On Wednesday’s Full Frontal, Samantha Bee addressed the daily, incessant, eye-opening revelations about powerful male media figures being all manner of sex creeps by pointing out how Hillary Clinton was habitually described during her 2016 presidential campaign. Playing a clearly not difficult to find montage of media…

Alec Baldwin is pissed at Stephen Colbert and John Oliver for turning late-night shows into “grand juries”

Alec Baldwin’s attempts to quit Twitter don’t appear to be going very well; although he has, as promised, stopped using his old @AlecBaldwin account to vent his grumpinesses into the world, that’s just turned out to mean a lot more activity on the account that’s ostensibly connected to the Hilaria And Alec Baldwin…

Kathleen Kennedy says she'd "love for" Taika Waititi to direct a Star Wars movie

Star Wars films have become a much-coveted prize for up-and-coming directors in recent years, a shiny brass ring for guys—somehow, it’s always guys—like Rian Johnson, Colin Trevorrow, Gareth Edwards, Josh Trank, and Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to leap for, and then (more often than not) immediately slam back into…

All The Money In The World moves its release date to Christmas Day

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has pushed the release date of Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World—a movie that does not have Kevin Spacey in it, so don’t bring up Kevin Spacey—from December 22 to December 25. Apparently, this has nothing to do with any Kevin Spacey-related controversies (because he’s…

Eddie The Eagle's Dexter Fletcher to replace Bryan Singer on Bohemian Rhapsody

Last Friday, we reported that director Bryan Singer had halted production on his Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody over a “personal health matter,” though by Monday we discovered that Singer had actually been fired by 20th Century Fox after he repeatedly failed to appear on set and had supposedly clashed with…

The reunited Pedro The Lion have announced a pretty hefty 2018 tour

Back in October, we reported on news likely to warm the heart of gentle indie rock fans everywhere: David Bazan, frontman for Pedro The Lion, announced that the group would be getting back together, playing much of the Christian-themed rock band’s early catalog in a series of shows. Now, Bazan has announced a hefty…

Jacob Tremblay, Christopher Lloyd, and Mel Brooks are starring in an animated movie

According to Deadline, famous kid Jacob Tremblay is set to star in a 3D animated movie with famous old people Christopher Lloyd and Mel Brooks (Kenan Thompson will also be there, but he’s sort of in between). The movie doesn’t have a name, but Deadline has a surprisingly thorough plot breakdown, explaining that it’s…

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