Mary Harron breaks down the art of terror in an exclusive clip from Shudder's The Core

Mary Harron didn’t start her career as a film director until her 40s, after a wild and fascinating early life that included a stint as one of the first writers of Punk magazine and a brief romance with future British Prime Minister Tony Blair when the two were students at Oxford. And she hit the proverbial ground…

Medieval Times is ready for a female ruler, even if the rest of America isn't

Last year the United States became tantalizingly close to electing its first female president, a defeat that has left many of us collectively licking our wounds ever since. But sometimes, we can find progressivism in surprising places: a medieval role-playing event in the suburbs of Chicago, say. The famous Medieval…

Girls writer walks back claim that sexual assault accuser demanded money 

A recent spin of the “How Will Lena Dunham Disappoint Us This Time” wheel landed on “defending a man accused of rape,” as Dunham and her Girls co-showrunner Jenni Konner defended Murray Miller—a writer for the show accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora Perrineau—in a statement that basically said, “he’s always…

Google is once again trying to smash its way into the music streaming business

There are few aspects of online life that Google hasn’t managed to smash its way into over the years, buying up competitors, covering everything in a healthy slathering of doodles, and happily setting up its omnipresent shop. It’s a familiar enough story at this point that it’s almost more remarkable to be reminded…

Trollhunter director André Øvredal to take on Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

According to Deadline, Trollhunter and The Autopsy Of Jane Doe director André Øvredal has signed on to scar a new generation of people by directing Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, the movie adaptation of Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell horrifying trilogy of kids books that kids should not read. Guillermo Del…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom unleashes the Goldblum in its first official trailer

There are a lot of amazing creatures in the world of Jurassic Park (and its recent blockbuster sequel, Jurassic World), but few can match the raw majesty of the franchise’s apex predator: Jeff Goldblum, hamming it up and having a blast. Tonight’s new trailer for the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom features a…

Bryan Singer is being sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager, again

Less than a week after being fired from his Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, director Bryan Singer has once again come under fire for allegations of sexual assault against a teenage boy. According to Deadline, Singer is now being sued by a man named Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, who says the X-Men director raped him…

The AFI to honor The Good Place, Wonder Woman, Get Out, a bunch of other stuff you liked

The American Film Institute put out its annual listing of its 10 favorite films and TV shows of the year today, an unranked barometer of what the institute’s juries—made up of influential artists and producers—thought was worthy in a given year. The 20 titles will be honored at the AFI Awards in January, but for now,…

Sanrio's beer-swilling rage panda is getting her own Netflix show

If someone wanted to choose a mascot for 2017, they could do a lot worse than Aggretsuko, the latest adorable animal character from the Hello Kitty people at Sanrio. Aggretsuko (a.k.a. “Aggressive Retsuko”) made her debut late last year, and she’s described as a red panda who is “a single, 25-year-old female. Scorpio,…

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Ron Swanson has a bone to pick with FCC chairman (and Parks And Rec fan) Ajit Pai

Ajit Pai, the current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is a lot more than just a corporate stooge and detestable harbinger of internet deregulation. He’s also a big Parks And Recreation fan. He’s invoked the NBC sitcom in at least one official statement and even has a framed copy of Ron Swanson’s…

Ex-DJ pays Taylor Swift for groping her, is kind of a dick about it

Ensuring that there’s really no part of this story where he doesn’t come off as some species of skeezy dick, former DJ David Mueller says he’s now mailed Taylor Swift the $1 he owed her—but possibly with an optional, obnoxious twist. Said debt came about as part of damages Swift demanded from him earlier this year,…

Jen goes on a reluctant rampage in this Sensational She-Hulk #160 exclusive

Marvel Legacy is about bringing the best elements of Marvel’s back past into its present, and while the jury’s out on how well it’s succeeding overall, The Sensational She-Hulk is a book that really benefits from the spirit of the character’s past stories. Hulk’s final issue before being retitled had writer Mariko…