Fin: Save ‘You’re the Worst,’ Sam Elliott in Harlan and 007 in Turkey

Add me to the list of people saying it: You’re the Worst, which wrapped up Thursday night at FX, is a special, special show. It not only sported great writing and a premise that just about rescued the romantic comedy on television, but it pulled two leads (Aya Cash, Chris Geare) and two secondary leads more »

‘Doctor Who”s Matt Smith decides to take on ‘Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies’

Zombies – by their very definition, these reanimated corpses continue to carry on long after their legitimate real world shelf life has expired, are disgusting and gross, and are very, very difficult to kill. So it makes sense that, even after dozens of director/actor permutations and numerous studio talent reconfigurations, the adaptation of the bestselling more »

Today’s Tom Sawyer should get high off the Rush 40th anniversary box set

It’s hard to believe it’s been 40 years since Rush released their first, self-titled album to an unwitting future fanbase – and for once, the sentiment expressed here doesn’t do the reality of the situation total justice. Truth be told, bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson have been friends for nearly five decades after more »

Fin: @Fansince09 and Greg Bennett vs. gay-bashers, GQ goes West and “a stupid man for our stupid times” 

There won’t be a better crime-fighting story this year, as celebrated anonymous Twitter persona @FanSince09 teamed up with Greg Bennett- the gay sidekick of the sons of the one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey- to help solve a gay-bashing on the streets of Philadelphia. I want this to be a CBS procedural next more »

Fin: One year of “Ozymandias,” a more Jewish Christian Mingle movie and the decline of Robin Thicke

Today marks one year since the airing of “Ozymandias,” the greatest episode of Breaking Bad and quite possibly the most emotionally wrenching TV episode of all time. They don’t make ‘em like “Ozymandias” anymore. Go back and read Alan Sepinwall’s review, which he wrote from a hospital bed (What’s Alan Watching) RE: The “Christian Mingle” more »

End of “Adulthood?” More like the loss of personal responsibility

In his long overview of contemporary popular culture published over the weekend, ‘The New York Times’ primary film critic, A.O. Scott, has decided to “celebrate” the end of the patriarchy and, with it, the death of “adulthood,” as he would have us believe. His proposition is clear – with shows like ‘Breaking Bad,‘ ‘The Sopranos,’ more »

‘The Magnificent Seven’ remake is happening.

Apparently, the advice of the late great critic Gene Siskel continues to go unheeded. Back when the cyclical conversation about Hollywood’s obsession with remakes was making its standard media appearance, Ebert’s effusive partner stated, unequivocally, that Tinseltown should only focus its redux desires on bad movies. There’s no need to remake classics because…by their very more »

Joan Rivers’ clinic releases statement addressing concerns about her death

Joan Rivers death at 81 during a relatively simple elective medical procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy has led to a lot of speculation and is being examined by a few state agencies. The New York State Health Department has confirmed they are investigating the case, according to CNN. Rivers’ death also has triggered an investigation by more »

Zack Snyder revealed an official photo of the new Batmobile

Fans have been speculating for some time what the Batmobile will look like in Zack Snyder’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” ever since Snyder tweeted a picture of the vehicle covered strategically with a tarp earlier this Summer. Now they finally have a full picture and…it’s not quite what people were expecting. Most of more »

Albert Brooks may join Will Smith in Sony’s untitled football/concussion drama

After nearly four decades as arguably one of the funniest men in comedy, Albert Brooks has been “rediscovered,” though oddly enough, it’s been for a dramatic role as a violent villain. The comic’s turn as Bernie Rose in Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Drive’ earned the 67-year-old dozens of well deserved End of the Year accolades (though, more »

Are You Ready for Sylvester Stallone’s ‘No Country for Old Rambo?’

Apparently, that image of Sylvester Stallone’s John Rambo walking toward the Arizona home of his father, “R. Rambo,” was not the last time we would see this action hero on the big screen. Ever since that splatterific gorefest fourth entry in the franchise banked some decent dollars around the world, there’s been talk of a more »

‘Minority Report’ TV series ends up at Fox

For months now, we’ve heard rumors that Steven Spielberg’s hit 2002 film, ‘,’ was being positioned by the Popcorn King for a possible TV series. Few specifics were given, except that the man who made ‘Jaws,’ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ would be “hands on” with more »