Big Little Lies and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri lead 2018 SAG Awards nominees

The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations are out, and the frontrunners will be familiar to anyone who’s watched premium cable, independent films, or just looked over the Golden Globes nominees this year. Big Little Lies and Three Billboards In Ebbing, Missouri lead their respective packs, with the HBO drama…

MAGA chuds are doing the Starbucks cup thing again

It’s that time of year again, when yellowish, pollutant-drenched snow begins falling in the few places still cold enough to accumulate it, our harrowing class disparity is drawn into relief by the relentless consumerism that created it, and Donald Trump’s feeble, wild-eyed coalition of trigger-happy racists and…

Roy Moore refuses to take “no” for an answer, as usual

America breathed a sigh of wearied relief tonight: less a moment of political exultation, and more one borne of the sense that an (allegedly) pedophilic bullet had sailed right over our heads, as multiple outlets reported that Democrat Doug Jones had defeated his opponent, God-and-brown-people-fearing Republican judge…

Woody Harrelson might reunite with Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer for Venom

Star Tom Hardy recently confirmed that the Venom movie he’s starring in will be based on the Lethal Protector miniseries from the ‘90s in which longtime Spider-Man villain Venom—the Eddie Brock flavor, for people who know the different Venoms—briefly moves to San Francisco and becomes an anti-hero. Now, we know one…

Netflix fires executive who told alleged victim that the company didn't believe her Danny Masterson assault claims

Earlier this month, Netflix finally decided to listen to the multiple women who’ve accused actor Danny Masterson of rape over the years, writing him off its Western-themed sitcom The Ranch. The decision to remove Masterson from the show came shortly after a disastrous P.R. moment for the streaming company, when…

Jennifer Lawrence to play famous murderer for Call Me By Your Name director

According to Variety, Jennifer Lawrence has signed on to star in Burial Rites, a new film from Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino. The movie is based on Hannah Kent’s 2013 novel of the same name, which Variety says is about Agnes Magnusdottir, “the last woman to be publicly executed in Iceland in 1830.”…

Jake Tapper breaks Moore spokesman's brain by telling him you don't need a Bible to be sworn in to public office

We take our moments of joy where we can get them these days, whether it’s an occasional bout of presidential mush-mouth, or an Alabama Republican going slack-jawed with horror at a concept that’s so clearly, painfully outside his worldview that it appears to be breaking his brain. That’s what viewers of CNN’s The Lead

LAPD opens new investigation into rape claims against Roman Polanski

According to the Associated Press, the LAPD has confirmed that it has opened a new investigation into Roman Polanski after a woman came forward with accusations that he raped her in 1975 when she was 10 years old. The statute of limitations on the allegations ran out a long time ago, though, so the LAPD can’t charge…

New database lets you check if a movie features someone accused of sexual misconduct

It’s becoming difficult to keep track of which movies and TV shows include cast and crew members who have been accused of sexual misconduct, especially since more and more famous people are now facing allegations, but a new site called Rotten Apples is looking to “drive awareness of just how pervasive sexual…

German news site calls Morrissey's bluff, releases audio of him saying shitty things 

Ever since L.A. declared November 10 to be Morrissey Day, it seems that the former Smiths frontman has been doing everything he can to disprove the idea that he’s worthy of such an honor. First there was the interview with German news outlet Spiegel Online, in which he expressed some suspiciously Trumpian views on…

George Lucas' groundbreaking sci-fi student film is streaming for a limited time

George Lucas’ USC student film, Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, has taken on a near-mythic properties over the decades, as fans of Lucas’ work pore over the dystopian nightmare—and its feature-length expansion, released in 1971—for clues pointing in the direction of the writer-director’s more populist,…

Hey, at least the pirates want to watch Louis CK's I Love You, Daddy

In a plot point that wouldn’t have felt out of place on Louie—back when we were in any way comfortable watching Louie, anyway—Louis CK’s much maligned, largely unseen new film I Love You, Daddy has suffered yet another indignity, as the film—which was shelved after allegations of sexual misconduct on the filmmaker’s…