Watch Mark Hamill reject and then accept The Last Jedi’s version of Luke Skywalker in 1 minute

One of the more frequently heard criticisms being hurled at The Last Jedi is that writer-director Rian Johnson got the character of Luke Skywalker all wrong. This, in addition to some other histrionic complaints, led a small group of “fans” to do ridiculous things like craft drug-induced petitions to have the film…

One of the Koch brothers' sons makes truly hideous shirts online, would like to sell them to you

Let’s say you’re the talentless son of a billionaire, living out your generally useless days in Palm Beach, Florida. With no real reason to exist, and absolutely no human need that is not already fulfilled, how are you supposed to fill the meaningless void between life and death? What do you do each day as you wait…

Qantas names The Boss Baby its No. 1 movie (to watch on a plane)

The advent of those little TVs embedded into the back of airplane seats has been a rare act of benevolence by otherwise diabolical commercial airlines, allowing passengers to at least pick which movie or TV show they want playing six inches from their noses while crammed into a pressurized metal tube hurtling through…

Netflix grants a second season to its German import series Dark

Defying the strident exhortations of Bono, Spider-Man, and a series of variously imperiled stunt performers, Netflix is refusing to turn off the Dark. Instead, Variety reports that the streamer has ordered a second season of the grim German drama, which centers on a pair of missing children in a small German town, and…

It's not just you: Apple really is intentionally slowing down older iPhones

We have enough bad ideas, conspiracy theories, and angry grudges flowing through our head every day—courtesy of the information cesspool we all call the internet—that there’s some genuine relief in realizing that a major corporation really is messing with your life. Like, say, harboring a suspicion that your…

The original Michael Myers is returning for David Gordon Green's Halloween

Here’s a story that should be prefaced by Dr. Sam Loomis running in and making a dramatic speech about how pure evil can never truly be killed, so we must always be prepared to stab it in the eye, shoot it, and shove it off a balcony whenever possible. That’s still never enough, though, which is probably why original…

Catt Sadler quits E! News after finding out she made half as much as her male co-host

According to Deadline, Catt Sadler has quit her position as an E! News host after discovering that she was being paid about half of what her male co-host, Jason Kennedy, was making. Sadler had been with E! for years, appearing on TV since 2006 as a host of The Daily 10 and then E! News. This year, she also became the…

God sends 2 more ex-employees to test Bill O'Reilly with defamation lawsuit

In October, Bill O’Reilly spoke out about the sexual harassment allegations that got him fired from Fox News by announcing that he’s “mad at God” for not giving him enough “protection.” Unfortunately, God isn’t done testing O’Reilly just yet, as Variety is reporting that he has summoned two former Fox News employees…

Netflix has already signed Will Smith up for Bright 2

We’re still a few days out from the release of Bright, Netflix’s latest attempt to earn itself a spot at the big kids’ table by putting up the sort of big-budget blockbusters the major studios have been churning out for years. But while audiences have yet to be exposed to Suicide Squad director David Ayer’s fantasy…

The author of "Cat Person" just signed a 7-figure book deal

In a move that both highlights the viral potency of her now-signature short story—and will likely cause the heads of its harshest critics to summarily implode—The Associated Press is reporting that Kristen Roupenian, the author of New Yorker sensation “Cat Person,” has signed a book deal that’s estimated to be worth…

Here's a trailer for A Futile And Stupid Gesture, David Wain's National Lampoon biopic

So far, most of what we’ve heard about A Futile And Stupid Gesture—David Wain’s biopic of National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney—has been about the film’s impressive cast, with Will Forte playing Kenney, Joel McHale playing Chevy Chase, and Seth Green playing Christopher Guest. Interestingly, this trailer also kind of…

Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) HBO in January

It won’t be long before 2017 is in the proverbial rearview mirror, but the streaming offerings on HBO Go and HBO Now in January will give you a chance to look back at the last couple years and reflect on some movies you might have missed when you were worrying about how Donald Trump was going to get all of us killed.…

What We Do In The Shadows’ incompetent cops to get their own TV show in 2018

We’ve been hearing rumblings of adaptations of and sequels to What We Do In The Shadows ever since Taika Waititi’s hilarious vampire mockumentary became a cult hit back in 2015. This week, a report from Stuff confirmed that at least one of those projects is finally in production, a mockumentary cop TV show called

Nick Cannon is making a women's basketball movie with noted feminist Chris Brown

According to Variety, Nick Cannon is set to direct, write, produce, and star in a movie about women playing street basketball called She Ball. With so much creative control over the project, Cannon was presumably also able to cast whoever he wanted in the film, and Variety says he used that power to cast none other…

Wendy's did a Reddit AMA, trashes McDonald's some more

The 16-person team behind Wendy’s routinely viral Twitter account are pushing it. Sure, we love it when they roast trolls and get blocked by Hardee’s, but #NugsGate was laborious and no one needs a fast food conglomerate’s take on Twin Peaks. That said, the prospect of a Reddit AMA with the gang was intriguing, if…

We're very sorry to report Kevin Hart will not be starring in a Mrs. Doubtfire remake

The sound currently ricocheting across Hollywood is that of the world’s saddest record scratch. Despite possessing a body that presents as male, the primary requirement to star in a film about a man who—record scratch!—disguises himself as a woman in order to play nanny to his children, Kevin Hart has put the kibosh…

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