Merriam-Webster names "Feminism" its word of the year

So, turns out all we had to do to get the word “feminism” into the forefront of our pop-culture consciousness is elect a man who brags about assaulting women on tape and humiliates his female colleagues with threatening, sexualized comments as President of the United States of America. Good to know. It really would…

New Bright trailer introduces the greatest orc love song ever written

David Ayer’s Bright comes to Netflix in only 10 days, but everybody seems more excited about some other big sci-fi/fantasy movie that you actually have to leave your house to see. That movie may have laser swords and bird creatures, but Bright has at least one thing it doesn’t have: A horrifying metal ballad that is…

Believe it or not, the last few presidents were a lot more popular than Donald Trump

Unless you only trust information from sources that haven’t been dismissed as fake news by Donald Trump or one of his cronies, it should be reasonably clear that the great orange piece of shit isn’t a particularly well-liked president. For example, we just referred to him as a “great orange piece of shit,” and we…

Let Nier: Automata’s creator open your eyes to the horrors of Animal Crossing

An Animal Crossing mobile game should’ve been a slam dunk. After all, the beloved Nintendo series operates on the assumption that you’ll check in with your bucolic town and its cheery anthropomorphic inhabitants as often as possible, and having the game on your phone means you could theoretically pick some cherries or…

Guillermo Del Toro developing a remake of '40s carnival noir Nightmare Alley

Guillermo Del Toro just dropped The Shape Of Water, one of his most critically acclaimed movies in years, but he seems like the sort of guy who enjoys having a huge stack of things to work on at all times. So, according to Variety, he has already lined up one of his many future projects: A remake of the 1947…

A bunch of Rick And Morty characters are getting one-shot comics

If you were heartbroken by the utter annihilation of the Vindicators on Rick And Morty this season, cheer up because there’s a one-shot comic in your future. Oni Press announced a whole line of one-shots featuring Rick And Morty characters, including the vanquished superheroes who, okay, were kind of dicks, but whose…

A bunch of new Harry Potter games are coming, beginning next year 

Back in November, Warner Bros. announced that Niantic, the game studio behind Pokémon Go, would be taking its brand of GPS-powered mobile games and applying it to the world of Harry Potter for a new app called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. It’s scheduled to launch in 2018, and we now know it’ll be part of a larger push…

The Pope thinks Twitter is “rich in humanity”

In honor of the fifth anniversary of his official Twitter account, Pope Francis, or more likely someone representing him, hopped on to the social media platform this morning to share his gratitude with his 15 million followers. In addition to the heartfelt thanks, the Pope included the kind of tone-deaf well wishes…

Here’s the Star Wars indie film we never knew we wanted

With the end of the current Star Wars trilogy on the horizon and Disney showing no sign that they want to stop making films that exist in that cinematic universe, it’s only a matter of time before we start getting more intimate Star Wars movies that deal with the smaller stories from a galaxy far, far away. Perhaps…

Enjoy a look at the parallel “alt-right” internet, which is a giant fucking trainwreck

While so many of us cucks, snowflakes, and SJW trash complain that social media services like Twitter and Facebook haven’t done enough to combat hate speech and general harassment, members of that loose confederation of racists, homophobes, and catch-all “conservative ideology” called the “alt-right” think Big Media…

Logan director worried this Disney-Fox merger will mean fewer movies

There’s a lot of moving parts to the impending Disney-Fox merger, yet most people—just like us—are focusing on the reunification of the X-Men with Marvel Studios, under the banner of their family-friendly corporate parent. And while there are many fun possibilities contained in that merger, story-wise, there’s also a…

Jimmy Kimmel brings his son on the show after his 2nd heart surgery

Jimmy Kimmel’s Live! monologues became more overtly political when the Trump administration began making serious threats to the Affordable Healthcare Act, which have gone from mere posturing to Snidely Whiplash-levels of evil fuckery. As he shared with the audience back in May, his infant son underwent heart surgery,…

Leslie Jones was actually holding back vomit in this week's SNL

James Franco’s fourth go at hosting Saturday Night Live this past weekend marked one of the show’s better turns in an uneven season, but one sketch was an unmitigated disaster (and not one that would require an “artist” to pull off). In it, Franco plays an enthusiastic Bloomingdale’s gift wrapper who can’t stop…

Morrissey now denies saying shitty things about sexual harassment to German newspaper

While maintaining his new, no-print-media rule, Morrissey has still managed to break the news of his denial regarding some shitty comments he made to a Spiegel Online interviewer last month. In mid-November, the Smiths frontman spoke with the German outlet about a variety of subjects, including the still-cresting wave…

First trailer for Netflix's Altered Carbon is a stylish collection of recent sci-fi tropes

Do you remember the mediocre sci-fi movies Self/less and In Time? Hopefully not, because this trailer for Netflix’s Altered Carbon might be a little less exciting if you do. Self/less was about Ben Kingsley putting his brain in Ryan Reynolds’ body (or something like that) and In Time was about Justin Timberlake in a…

A Twitter account has begun collecting men’s reactions to “Cat Person”

If you were on social media in the last day or so, you surely heard about “Cat Person,” Kristen Roupenian’s New Yorker short story about a young woman who has a particularly bad experience dating an older man—and if you haven’t been on social media, the whole thing probably seems fairly baffling. Some people love how…

Assassins and biopics dominate this year's Black List of unproduced screenplays 

A teenager befriends a cranky professor who has been hired to help her pass seventh grade, a rookie space trooper has to survive on an alien planet as her power suit begins running out of batteries, a man’s hallucinations are actually visions of a past life, a stripper is somehow the perfect candidate for a supercop…

ABC gives series order to new comedy from Alec Baldwin, Kenya Barris, and Julie Bean

According to Deadline, ABC has given a straight-to-series order to an untitled comedy project co-created by Alec Baldwin, Black-ish’s Kenya Barris, and Grown-ish’s Julie Bean. Billed as a “classic dysfunctional family comedy series,” the show is about a “stuck-in-his-ways, opinionated, fading TV star” who has to move…