I’m happy for Colbert, but I’ll miss “Colbert”

Mostly, I’ll be sorry to see The Colbert Report go. That show, that format, that persona was the most original and funniest experiment done with the late night talk show since some of the stuff that Letterman himself did with his NBC show in the 80s. The question is will Stephen Colbert still be funny more »

Watch the Teaser Trailer for “Orphan Black” Season 2

Orphan Black was a huge hit among TV critics and genre TV fans and had a huge presence on social media, but its overall ratings were actually quite low. Still, happily for those of us in the small contingent of geeks who love this show, it was actually renewed for a second season. Season 2 will more »


Watch the Trailer for the “Doctor Who” Christmas Special

The last couple months have been a triumphant and nostalgic time for Doctor Who. In addition to the well received Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special “Day of the Doctor” November also saw the release of the surprisingly excellent TV movie about the early days of the series “.” But that isn’t the final victory lap the series will take more »

Now Everyone’s Talking About What Will Happen With “Fast & Furious 7″ in light of Paul Walker’s Death

After a respectful mourning period of less than a day entertainment reporters started penning stories about what exactly will become of the upcoming “Fast & Furious 7″ after the tragic  death of prominent cast member Paul Walker in a fiery car crash this past Saturday. First out of the gate was this Hollywood Reporter piece  published on more »

Trailer for “Nymphomaniac” by Lars Von Triers Predictably Insane; Features Full-Frontal Nudity, Hardcore Sex

The first full trailer for the upcoming  film “Nymphomaniac” has been released and it’s exactly as NSFW as you might expect, perhaps more so. The film is the story of one woman’s (Charlotte Gainsbourg) life as a sex addict and von Trier has long been promising that it will feature copious amounts of nudity and more »

Jason Statham Says Stuntmen Deserve Academy Awards at Least as Much as “Poncy” Actors

As first noted in the classic Lee Majors song “The Unknown Stuntman,”  theme from Majors’ own television show  the life of the stunt actor can seem unfair. The stuntmen are the ones out there rolling brand new cars, falling from tall buildings, Tarzanning from a vine etc. but it’s all just to make the pretty more »

“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” to Leave Broadway; Move to Vegas

The craziest, most expensive,  most convoluted Broadway musical story of the last few years, maybe ever, is finally coming to an end. According to an AP story published yesterday “” will be leaving Broadway for good early next year. A statement from Rick Miramontez, official spokesman for the show, says the production will move to Las Vegas. more »

Mystery Science Theater 3000 “Turkey Day” Marathon Tradition is Back

Those of us of a certain age have fond memories of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) “Turkey Day Marathon” tradition. It was a sort of 90s alternative/geeky way to while away the long hours of Thanksgiving Day either as a respite from the family/football games going on in some other area of the house or as more »

The A.V. Club Redesigns its Website to Look Like Every Other Website in 2013

Yesterday The A.V. Club launched its redesigned website, the first major redesign the site has done since around 2007 by my calculations and the latest big change since they dropped their weird proprietary system of commenting for Disqus a few months back.  As you can see the redesign mostly brings The A.V. Club in line with contemporary trends in more »

The Onion May Drop Original Print Edition in Madison

The Onion began life as a pre-world wide web weekly satirical newspaper started by two students at the University of Madison-Wisconsin in 1988. In the early to mid 1990s it started gaining traction as it expanded to the other college towns and large cities of the midwest, particularly Milwaukee, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and Chicago. It first launched more »


Trailer for M.I.A. Documentary Released, but both Documentary and her new Album in Jeopardy

After a long period of personal/political/career/media problems and controversies which seem like a sort of indie equivalent of the Britney Spears meltdown years, things don’t seem to be getting better for M.I.A. A five and half minute long trailer for an actually sort of promising looking  as-yet-untitled documentary about her was released over the weekend by more »

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Makes Inevitable Move From “The View” to “Fox and Friends”

In what’s pretty much the definition of the proverbial “Dog Bites Man” news story Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving The View for a show on Fox News. (Wait, she wasn’t there already?) In what they’re loudly trumpeting as an EXCLUSIVE, the New York Post had a “Page Six” item this morning that pretty much consisted of a press release for their more »