Seth Rogen to play Walter Cronkite in new David Gordon Green drama

Seth Rogen is best known for starring in stoner comedies and having a divisive laugh, but he’s going to give drama another try for Newsflash, a new film written by Ben Jacoby and directed by David Gordon Green. Rogen will be playing iconic newsman Walter Cronkite, with the story taking place on November 22, 1963, as…

Netflix users were more interested in American Vandal’s dicks than The Confession Tapes

Even though Netflix is loath to tell us exactly how many of its subscribers are watching what, the streaming platform does release its own year-end list of superlatives like any good media company. And the original series that users couldn’t get enough of, that they binged at a rate of 2+ hours of viewing per day,…

Creed 2 gets a new director with Steven Caple Jr. replacing Sylvester Stallone

According to Variety, The Land director Steven Caple Jr. has stepped in to direct Creed 2, with original Creed director Ryan Coogler stepping back to an executive producer role as he wraps up Black Panther. Back in October, Sylvester Stallone—who appeared in the previous movie and co-wrote the sequel’s script—claimed…

Ernest Cline is working on a sequel to Ready Player One

Ready Player One author Ernest Cline is a big fan of references to ‘80s pop culture, but it turns out that he’s also a big fan of striking while the iron is hot—or whatever the ‘80s reference equivalent of that old saying is. That’s based on the fact that Cline has now announced that he’s working on a sequel to Ready

Tomorrow, break the internet and stick up for net neutrality 

The internet as we know it is in serious danger thanks to FCC chairman Ajit Pai and the entire Trump administration’s desire to put corporations ahead of citizens whenever possible, but the people who aren’t Verizon executives and actually like the internet as it is aren’t just going to give up. That’s where an…

We have Liam Neeson to thank for one of Phantom Menace's best moments

There are plenty of reasons to hate the entire Star Wars prequel trilogy, but one of the few things that everyone pretty much immediately liked (and still likes!) is the climactic fight scene in The Phantom Menace. Maybe it’s because of its blissful lack of Jar Jar or Hayden Christensen or dialog; maybe it’s because,…

Trump accusers demand Congress investigate their sexual harassment claims

The moral reckoning going on in Hollywood that hopefully has no end in sight (not soon, anyway) has taken down former and current titans of the film industry, and now the world waits for the other coast to get its due. Unfortunately, Washington D.C. isn’t ready to clean house yet, certainly not when it could welcome a…

Twitter is getting excited over a short story, of all things

It’s rare these days that anyone has the patience to read anything over 250 words, let alone discuss its artistic merits on a public platform. But that’s exactly what happened this weekend when Twitter got uncharacteristically excited over a new short story published in The New Yorker. Cat Person” by Kristen…

The Ready Player One poster is terrible, but possibly accurate

Over the weekend, the world got a look at both a new trailer and the first poster for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of Ready Player One. While the trailer contained all sorts of fun glimpses of the pop-culture-reference packed digital world at the center of the film’s plot, the poster revealed one disturbing…

Cards Against Humanity tries its hand at a little amateur wealth redistribution

Cards Against Humanity has become notable for its high-profile political stunts over the last few years, perpetrating everything from mailing its fans a literal piece of shit, all the way up to attempting to legally sabotage Donald Trump’s planned border wall by buying up bits of property along its proposed building…

A "well-known actor" told Jessica Chastain to stop speaking out about sexual harassment

It’s a time of raised voices and razed bridges in Hollywood, as women speak out about a persistent culture of sexism that’s led to reduced wages and opportunities for female performers at its most mild, and outright sexual assault and silencing of wounded voices at its worst. Among the many actresses calling for a…

We already have a headache from trying to decipher all the references in this new Ready Player One trailer

We’re slowly becoming convinced that Steven Spielberg’s new pop-culture hurricane, Ready Player One, is being secretly bankrolled by the people who put together those “Did You Spot All The Easter Eggs In So-and-So” videos on YouTube; the new trailer for Spielberg’s film arrived today, and it’s even more jammed full of…