Category Archives: Entertainment

Coming Distractions: Live from New York, it’s a trailer for the SNL documentary called Live From New York!

Saturday Night Live‘s recent 40th anniversary celebration was, by most accounts, perfectly tolerable. It didn’t actively hurt anyone (as far as we know), and there were some pretty funny segments, which is all anyone can ask. Because of this, positive attitudes toward Saturday Night Live are practically at an all-time high, and documentary filmmaker Bao Nguyen is looking to capitalize […]

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Newswire: Jon Bon Jovi is making a reality show where rock stars try to live like normal people

Not being a celebrity sure is weird, right? Nobody follows us around, telling us what to do with our millions of dollars, guiding us into the secret backdoors of expensive restaurants and stores, and keeping the disgusting normal people from putting their chocolate-covered hands all over us. Surely, the only thing more interesting than not being a celebrity would be […]

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Newswire: Project Almanac director morphs into Power Rangers director

In news that a small group of extremely dedicated fans will feel very strongly about, Lionsgate has announced that Dean Israelite will direct its Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie. Israelite doesn’t have much feature film experience, but he was the guy behind Project Almanac—the teen-friendly time travel movie from earlier this year. Variety says Israelite’s pitch to get the movie […]

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Newswire: Almost half of the new Game Of Thrones season has already leaked

The fifth season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones doesn’t premiere for a few hours, but some ace hackers—with the ability to go to a website and click “download”—already have their virtual hands on its first four episodes. According to Variety, the episodes appeared “on piracy networks” on Saturday, and they had already been downloaded more than a million times this […]

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Newswire: Ian McKellen to play the clock in Disney’s new Beauty And The Beast

As reported by Variety, Ian McKellen will be bringing his acting talents—and undying love for the passage of time—to Disney’s live-action Beauty And The Beast. McKellen will play Cogsworth, a character who may be better known as the little clock man. Cogsworth also represents the beloved Disney archetype of the “stuffy rule-follower with a British accent” (see also: Zazu), which […]

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TV Club Classic: The Simpsons (Classic): “Homer’s Enemy”

“Homer’s Enemy” (originally aired 5/4/1997) In which a new character questions the whole premise of the show… What’s left to say about “Homer’s Enemy” here at The A.V. Club, after we’ve based an entire Inventory around Frank Grimes, and dissected the episode in a lengthy TV Roundtable? This is one of the most controversial Simpsons, beloved by many for its […]

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Newswire: The new Spider-Man will officially be Peter Parker

Here’s some news that probably won’t make any sense to someone who doesn’t follow Marvel comics or (apparently futile) internet campaigns: The new Avengers-friendly Spider-Man is going to be a teenager named Peter Parker. After Sony and Marvel announced that old web-head would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many comic book fans saw it as a perfect opportunity to […]

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