Oscar This: Everything isn’t awesome: How rules ruin the Oscars’ Best Song category

This year’s Oscar nominations are announced on January 15. In anticipation of the conventional wisdom the Academy will likely uphold, we’re highlighting unlikely candidates—the dark horses we’d love to see compete on Oscar night. Even casual students of the Oscars probably develop pet distastes among the Academy’s many awards categories. There’s the tendency in the Best Cinematography category to award […]

Read more

TV Club: Empire: “Pilot”

It could be a while before I’m ready to give myself permission to fully engage with Empire. Not a “couple of episodes” while, I’m talking about a “season two, episode seven” while. It looks too good, too stylish, too much fun to be true, and there’s nothing worse than a terrible show walking around wearing a stellar pilot as a […]

Read more

Newswire: Spartacus star Liam McIntyre joins The Flash’s Rogues

Topping Arrow’s trend of filling as many roles as possible with people who used to be on Spartacus, Arrow’s spinoff The Flash has just cast Liam McIntyre—Spartacus himself. According to Variety, McIntyre will be playing Mark Mardon, the brother of the guy that Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen fought in the first episode. McIntyre will be showing up in episodes 15 […]

Read more

Newswire: Morocco has un-banned Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings

As we reported last week, Egypt, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates all decided to officially ban Ridley Scott’s Moses movie Exodus: Gods And Kings for various religion-related reasons. Egypt didn’t like that it “gives a Zionist view of history and contains historical inaccuracies,” but Morocco and the UAE specifically objected to scene in which a child is used to […]

Read more

Newswire: Brickleberry is dead

Stop all the rape jokes, cut off the foul-mouthed bear, Prevent Daniel Tosh from barking with sardonic air,Silence the theme song and with muffled curseBring out the coffin, let the cast no more rehearse. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overheadScribbling on the sky the message, Brickleberry Is Dead. Comedy Central has chosen not to renew the Tosh-starring animated sitcom for a […]

Read more
1 3,981 3,982 3,983 3,984 3,985 4,000