Author Archives: Jobard

Coming Distractions: The trailer for Finnish film Big Game has a child rescuing President Samuel L. Jackson

Big Game is a Finnish film by the makers of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale in which a child, out on a hunting quest as part of some rite of passage, stumbles upon the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) after Air Force One is downed. The child (Onni Tommila) then has to protect the muthafuckin’ leader of […]

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Newswire: Help Kickstart David Cross’ directorial debut and he’ll be your kid’s godfather (or put you in Mr. Show)

Just yesterday we reported on the trailer for David Cross’ directorial debut, Hits—a satirical look at the world of viral video. We told you it didn’t have a release date yet, but now there is plenty of news to report on that front, along with the opportunity to own Cross’ old CDs, have him record a message for you, be […]

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Newswire: Drake also set to headline New York’s Governor’s Ball festival

In an attempt to whip up some ticket purchases from kids with post-Christmas grandma money, The Governor’s Ball Music Festival has announced its slate of performers. Drake, The Black Keys, Deadmau5, and Florence And The Machine will headline the annual music event, which takes place this year from June 5-7 in New York’s Randall’s Island Park. (Drake is also headlining […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Some Downton Abbey actresses got downright raunchy playing Cards Against Humanity

The inane and ridiculous party game Cards Against Humanity has sparked many an embarrassed giggle, but the most endearing ones so far (we’re assuming) just came from Downton Abbey‘s Mrs. Matmore, Lady Edith, and Mrs. Hughes. Actresses Laura Carmichael, Lesley Nicol, and Phyllis Logan sat down for a quick round of the game with Entertainment Weekly, and though they don’t […]

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Hear This: K’Naan’s “Wavin’ Flag” shares the power of moving past broken promises

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, as we regret the New Year’s resolutions we’ve already cast aside, we’re picking our favorite songs about broken promises. K’Naan, “Wavin’ Flag” (2009) It’s common to associate songs with people that have touched your life, but some hit harder than others. For me, K’Naan’s […]

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Newswire: Phylicia Rashad says Bill Cosby accusations are an orchestrated conspiracy

Bill Cosby hoagie denier Phylicia Rashad has come forward to wag yet another disapproving finger, this time in the faces of the 27-and-counting women who have accused her former TV husband of sexual assault. “Forget these women,” Rashad told Showbiz 411‘s Roger Friedman yesterday—though she more accurately called on the public to forget them again, as it had after every […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: The night David Bowie brought a nude puppet to SNL

On a cold New York night some 35 years ago, David Bowie took the stage at the famed Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and exposed an erect, throbbing, bobbing male organ to the audience of Saturday Night Live. The reason this brazenly immodest act got by NBC’s Standards And Practices Department was that the potentially-offensive appendage belonged not to […]

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