Newswire: Exclusive Fantagraphics preview: Terror Assaulter wages a one-man war on terror (NSFW)

Cartoonist Benjamin Marra has some issues with the way the United States has handled the War on Terror, and he channels his frustrations in Terror Assaulter (O.M.W.O.T.), a satirical graphic novel about America’s short-sighted foreign policy and the relationship between sex and violence in American male power fantasies. In this preview of the book, Marra stages a brutal action sequence […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Supercut synthesizes a half-century of sizzling cinematic seduction scenes

“Woman is the most fiendish instrument of torture ever devised to bedevil the days of man.” So said George Clooney in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, a film that is curiously not represented in Robert Jones’ “A Tribute To Female Seduction,” even though the steamy (yet arguably SFW and nudity-free) YouTube supercut amply proves Clooney’s point again and again over […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Video essay ponders WTF happened to movie remakes

It’s easy to think that most remakes are terrible ideas. Mostly because they are—usually trading on the audience’s vague nostalgia or awareness of an intellectual property rather than having something original to say. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As Cecil Trachenburg of GoodBadFlicks points out, remakes in and of themselves aren’t a bad thing. In his latest […]

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Newswire: Johnny Depp made a joke about Australia forcing him to eat his dogs

In his most questionable stab at humor since Mortdecai, Johnny Depp jokingly suggested while on a press tour that Australia forced him to kill and eat his dogs. Those interested in world affairs are no doubt aware of the actor‘s recent battles against the Australian government, which has threatened to jail Depp and heavily fine his wife Amber Heard because […]

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Newswire: Hillary Clinton the latest pol to hit late-night TV, for The Tonight Show

Sure, there’s probably less chance for a racist tirade than on the program’s upcoming interview with Donald Trump, but this is still a good opportunity for The Tonight Show to get a presidential contender to engage in a lip-sync battle. (Possibly to a racist tirade by Donald Trump?) According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hillary Clinton will be stopping by Jimmy […]

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Contest: Chicago, see Johnny Depp in Black Mass early and for free

Though he’s certainly been around, it feels like it’s been a while since we’ve seen something from Johnny Depp to actually look forward to. Thankfully, this fall there’s Black Mass, a biopic about Boston mobster “Whitey” Bulger that allows Depp to dig into yet another flashy “character,” while (hopefully) giving him some meaty material worth digging in to. The film, […]

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Great Job, Internet!: John Oliver covers what’s not being taught in schools

It’s back to school time for many youngsters across this nation. However, there’s a lot of information that can fall between the cracks when learning the multiplication tables, memorizing the Magna Carta, or plowing through the interminable Ethan Frome. Luckily, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver has released a web-exclusive video that covers the information many teachers will neglect to […]

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Coming Distractions: Maggie Smith is the Lady In The Van, possibly down by the river

If cinema teaches us anything, it’s that being a buttoned-down type who’s a little fussy and easily agitated by strange occurrences is an affliction, and this disease is only curable through the intervention of a quirky outcast whose indifference to society’s rules allows others to emerge from their starched cocoons as slightly more relaxed butterflies. Based on a true story, […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Obama channels The Weeknd, can’t feel his face

It’s become a time-honored tradition to splice up audio of famous people into pop songs. The most recent version of this is by Baracksdubs and finds President Obama getting down with his cover of The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.” The commander-in-chief shows off his talk singing abilities while crooning the song about love/being on cocaine. It’s a simple gimmick […]

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