Coming Distractions: Poe Dameron and dogfights make two new Force Awakens ads worth watching

Disney is attempting to seduce spoiler-phobic fans to the dark side with a barrage of new Force Awakens TV spots. The A.V. Club understands that you may be suffering from Star Wars fatigue, but the two latest international spots, featuring significant amounts of new footage, are certainly deserving of some attention. And judging by the clips, market research has shown […]

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Coming Distractions: Sacha Baron Cohen plays brother’s keeper in The Brothers Grimsby trailer

Back in October, the red band teaser for The Brothers Grimsby set up Sacha Baron Cohen as the idiot brother to Mark Strong’s hyper-competent secret agent. The extended trailer carries on in the same vein, but the characters now have names and a sad backstory. There’s also a “suck the poison out” scene, in case the film’s similarities to Your […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Alton Brown reviews Amazon’s dumbest kitchen gadgets

Food Network host Alton Brown has a well-known distaste for what he calls “unitaskers,” kitchen utensils that do one very specific thing. We’re talking about your avocado pit removers, garlic presses, electric egg boilers, and so on. In a new video for The Daily Dot, Brown takes a selection of unitaskers from Amazon and reviewed them. Suffice it to say […]

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Newswire: Netflix renews Grace And Frankie for a third season

It looks like Grace And Frankie will continue to age gracefully, as Deadline reports that Netflix has just renewed the series for a third season, otherwise known as the twilight year (not really). Although Netflix has yet to issue a press release to that effect, Deadline has learned that pre-production on the third season is underway. The comedy’s Miley Cyrus-endorsed […]

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Newswire: Science continues its war on grammar, says ending texts with a period is bad

In news that should continue to make anyone with even a passing familiarity with Mssrs. Strunk and White positively dyspeptic from frustration, those sick bastards collectively known as “science” have determined to strip the English language of what few bulwarks remain against the encroaching darkness of linguistic flim-flammery. The Washington Post reports that researchers led by Binghamton University’s Celia Klin […]

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Coming Distractions: The TMNT: Out Of The Shadows trailer is light on ooze, heavy on bonkers

Last fall’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles didn’t live up to the nostalgia for the original comic book, syndicated cartoon, or the earlier Turtles movies of the early ’90s. So now—perhaps at the bidding of franchise Sith Lord Michael Bay—rookie director David Green looks to be turning all the dials up to 11, as evidenced by a gnarlier, more radical first […]

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Great Job, Internet!: These old Nathan Fielder fake news segments show the seeds of Nathan For You

As the third season of Nathan For You comes to an end, “Nathan Fielder,” as played by creator and star Nathan Fielder, has crystallized into one of most brilliant and singular comic creations in years. He, like the show itself, is also hard to explain to a non-fan: “He’s really awkward and deadpan, and he’s lovable even though he’s kind […]

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