Newswire: New developments in the Serial case: Adnan Syed’s lawyer questions cell data

The almost 20-year-old saga that inspired Serial soldiers on: In court on Monday, Adnan Syed’s defense attorney filed a motion officially challenging the cell phone material used to convict his client more than a decade ago. The Baltimore Sun reports that Syed’s attorney, C. Justin Brown, cites an old AT&T fax cover sheet in his brief, noting that even the […]

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Great Job, Internet!: A new interactive map seeks to record America’s punniest business names

Every town of a certain size has at least one, and it’s nearly a zone requirement for northern New Jersey: the hair salon with a horrible pun for a name. Cutting Remarks, Curl Up & Dye, Mane Street—the possibilities are endless. Of course, there are plenty of other proprietorships prone to bad pun names. Landscapers, maid services, and coffee shops […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Like all couples in love, Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers Dubmash together

The Hayley Atwell Dubsmash Revolution, as it shall be referred to in the history textbooks, has reached such great heights that Team Agent Carter and Team S.H.I.E.L.D. have organized a formal Dubsmash war for charity. Yes, the reach of the lip-syncing app is vast, and power couple Olivia Munn and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers have gotten in on the game, […]

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Newswire: Iron Maiden wrote a hideously titled song about Robin Williams

Even Iron Maiden, celebrated celebrator of the number of the beast, felt a little sad when Robin Williams died. At least, that’s the story behind “Tears Of A Clown,” a song off the group’s new record that vocalist Bruce Dickinson says is dedicated to the legendary funnyman. Speaking to an Italian site, Dickinson said that “Tears” is his favorite song […]

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Coming Distractions: Kill Your Friends looks like a stylish blend of Britpop and murder

Lovers of black comedy and/or Supergrass should find a lot to like in the new trailer for Kill Your Friends. The new film from director Owen Harris, Kill Your Friends stars Mad Max: Fury Road‘s Nicholas Hoult as a Patrick Bateman-style—albeit slightly less murderous—A&R man who’s both trying to break bands and make it big in London circa 1997. Based […]

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Contest: Want to see Samuel L. Jackson as a president on the run? Win Big Game on DVD

As if Samuel L. Jackson playing the president isn’t enough of a draw for Big Game, writer-director Jalamri Helander ratchets up the fun by crash-landing him in the middle of the Finnish wilderness, where he reluctantly teams up with a teen in order to survive being hunted by crazy locals. Making the POTUS the primary target in a “most dangerous […]

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Newswire: Quentin Tarantino wants to know who the fuck reads TV reviews

Vincent Vega famously declared that he “doesn’t watch TV” in Pulp Fiction, but that was 20 years ago, before a new Golden Age of TV that now looks more like a Gold Alloy age with the glut of scripted programming currently being produced. And Vega’s creator, Quentin Tarantino, is known for being a voracious media consumer. So what’s on Tarantino’s […]

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Newswire: Kristen Stewart to play not-quite Coco Chanel in Karl Lagerfeld short

We’re not sure how she managed to pull it off, but Kristen Stewart has built a career in Hollywood that is so reasonably respectable that someday we might even forget she was in those sparkly vampire movies. The latest move toward this sparkling, diamond-like future comes from Women’s Wear Daily (via People), which is reporting that Stewart will be starring […]

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Great Job, Internet!: It’s all in the hands in this Steve McQueen supercut

From a dramatic standpoint, hands deserve special attention. While it’s easy to form attachments to faces and read their expressions, it is the hands and fingers that do the “doing.” They are the executor of our intent, and they can tell a story without being compromised by those unreliable faces and expressions. At least, that’s the philosophy that’s at work […]

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