Things We Saw Today: Westworld Season Two Premieres Tonight and We Have our Conspiracy Theories Ready
Tonight is the premiere of season two of Westworld, a mere sixteen months after its season one finale. Seriously HBO, how dare you make us wait over a year to see what happens to Dolores, Maeve, Teddy, and yeah I guess the humans too. With season one ending with the beginnings of a robot revolution, […]Read More
Game of Thrones Receives Special Award for Pushing the Boundaries of Television
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV Craft Awards took place in London on Sunday night, hosted by Stephen Mangan (Episodes). The awards, much like the Creative Arts Emmys, celebrate the very best in behind-the-scenes work. Netflix's The Crown led with seven nominations, the most of any show, and took home two trophies: the Sound: Fiction award and director of photography Adriano Goldman won for Photography and Lighting: Fiction.Read More
The Senate Narrowly Confirms Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) to Lead NASA.
The Senate narrowly confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), a former Navy pilot with zero scientific credentials, to lead NASA in the Trump administration's continuing war on science/rational thought/good ideas. Bridenstine will be the first elected official to hold the job, taking over the job from Charles F. Bolden Jr. who resigned immediately following Trump's inauguration.Read More
The Horror Series Will Not Return for Season Two
Syfy has called a cease-fire on Ghost Wars, declining to pick up the horror series for a second season. Ghost Wars, created by Simon Barry (Continuum, Van Helsing), focused on a remote Alaskan town besieged by paranormal activity. The series centered on Roman Mercer (Avan Jogia) who must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons to harness his repressed psychic abilities and save the town from a mass haunting that’s threatening to destroy everRead More
James Cameron Is Back with More Hot Takes!
“I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron said. “Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, oy!”Read More
Well, this isn't very groovy
Buckle up, Boomsticks: next week's season three finale of Ash vs. Evil Dead will wrap up the series, as Starz has declined to pick up the horror comedy for a fourth season. Based on the cult classic films Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness by Sam Raimi, the series followed an older (but not wiser) Ash Williams as a resurgence of demon activity forces him out of retirement and back into bloody action.Read More
Now We Know How Those Folks at Fyre Fest Felt
What happens to a Con deferred? To no one's surprise, the answer is massive internet outrage. Yesterday, the organizers of Universal FanCon abruptly postponed their convention a week before the event, which was set to debut April 27th at the Baltimore Convention Center. In a statement released yesterday, the organizers wrote, "as we built out our floorplan, invited guests, figured out lodging/travel arrangements, and confirmed activities, our costs started to grow exponentially. "Read More
The New Amy Schumer Comedy Has Something to Say...and It's Not What You Think.
I'll admit it: when I first saw the trailer for Amy Schumer's new comedy I Feel Pretty I thought, "ugh, here we go." The last thing I need is a movie where the punchline seemed to be "this normal girl thinks she's hot but she's not LOLOL!". I was ready to hate on the film, but then something surprising happened...I kind of loved it.Read More
Straight out of a telenovela, right?
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't watched the season 4 finale of Jane the Virgin, stop here lest ye be spoiled.Read More
We wrote about the strange and awful allegations surrounding the so-called cult NXIVM, and the connections that Smallville's Allison Mack and Kristin Kreuk were alleged to have with it. Now Mack has been arrested and charged with a number of horrifying crimes.Read More
The classic Ray Bradbury novel, Fahrenheit 451, was already eerily familiar when it was first published in 1953, shortly after the end of WWII, when fascism was still fresh on the world's mind. Now, at a time when our world seems to be leaning in that direction once again, HBO is giving us Bradbury's novel as a film for a modern audience. Stars Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, and Sofia Boutella take us behind the scenes of the adaptation.Read More
Things We Saw Today: Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer Will Come With a 50-Minute Afrofuturistic “Emotion Picture” Attached
Janelle Monáe has a companion video coming for her album Dirty Computer that's being described as an hour-long "Handmaid’s Tale meets "San Junipero," set in a desiccated Mad Max landscape." GIVE IT TO US, PLEASE.Read More
You can go see Super Troopers 2 right meow, but should you?Read More
"Paid prioritization" is kind of a telling phrase for how this is all going down, tbh.
When the FCC decided that it would roll back the "net neutrality" rules enacted under the Obama administration—rules aimed at preventing paid data prioritization and the blocking or throttling of data from specific sites and services—that wasn't necessarily the end of the fight. Congress could still write laws that could protect the openness of the internet, but we're not too surprised to see that the Republican-controlled legislature's ideas for doing that include undermining the entire principRead More
Who are your favorite ladies from anime?Who are your favorite ladies from anime?Read More
Westworld Season Two premieres this weekend after way too long a wait, and TMS will be getting back to its regular coverage! Thanks to HBO, we got an advance peek at the first episode of the new season. Get ready for quite a ride, people! [**This is a spoiler-free review, but I will be talking about who's in the episode and scratching the surface of basic plot points.**]Read More
I wrote this piece last month and didn't publish it, deciding that I felt so conflicted about Sean Bean's role in The Frankenstein Chronicles that I did not wish to draw more attention to the series. But today a new glowing review of the show appeared, and this made me want to shake the mothballs from this and let it see the light. We need to talk about Sean Bean's alleged history with women, even if I don't want to give him the time of day.Read More
I don't think there's any way the film is going to give us as much Shuri as we'd like (mostly because we'd only be fully content with a movie comprised entirely of Shuri scenes), so we're milking every minute out of every interview we can.Read More
These men aren't victims, they aren't geniuses. They are terrorists and instead of celebrating their "intellect" we need to remember that they are murders, predators, and manipulators.Read More
Tribeca 2018, Are You Okay?
What is going on with the attendees of the Tribeca Film Festival? First a guy tries to pitch Westworld's Jonathan Nolan a script during a Q&A, forcing organizers to stop it prematurely, ruining it for everyone. Then, Michelle Pfeiffer has an incredibly sexist question put to her during a panel under the guise of feminist allyship.Read More