I was just on a jury for three days. The best thing about the case? It wasn’t one that Nancy Grace was aware of. How come I didn’t know about Ed Balls Day until now? (Huffington Post) The plot thickens on the “Mallrats 2″ location question: It may film in Minnesota, as the first one more »
In my early 20s, when I was single and never went out on weeknights, I watched a ton of cable news and started to develop crushes on certain anchors. Subsequent events have made me greatly regret my old thing for Campbell Brown; I can now saying the same thing about Ashleigh Banfield: https://twitter.com/tanehisicoates/status/593552300452540416 Yikes. Speaking more »
The Wire doesn’t “explain” the Baltimore riots. Nor are ‘Wire’ analogies particularly helpful.. Great as The Wire was, it doesn’t exactly shed a ton of light on what’s going on this week in the city in which it happened to be set. Baltimore, and American cities in general, are dysfunctional, in matters of crime, policing more »
Riz Ahmed, last seen stealing scenes from Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Nightcrawler,’ will join the Rebellion in Gareth Edwards’ ‘Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One’.
Famous comic book icon Frank Miller is returning to “Dark Knight’ territory with the upcoming eight-part series, ‘The Dark Knight III: The Master Race’.
Hey, everyone, say it with me: Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from being criticized. That’s true for you, Sarah Palin, and you too, Dr. Oz, and you too, mens’ right troglodytes. Believing otherwise really is the clarion call of rank dumbasses of all stripes. I’m glad that my take on Full House- that more »
Fin: Michael Rapaport’s guest star comeback, the Westeros diaspora and the case against the baby butt cash machine
Michael Rapaport’s guest-starring turn on the fifth season of Justified was so universally denounced as a disaster that it all but ruined that season, necessitating an all-time great rebound season on which Rapaport’s badly Southern-accented character was nowhere to be found. But with two appearances this week- as Louis C.K.’s cop acquaintance on Louie and more »
How damned great is The Americans? And why aren’t you all watching this show? The season finale Wednesday night was just a tour de force, and absolutely surprising, and possibly the best pop cultural use of Ronald Reagan ever. But great as this season was, I can’t wait to see the direction it takes as more »
With the ongoing fallout from Gamergate as well as numerous online protests about the lack of “diversity” in superhero films (just this week, Disney was taken to task for keeping Black Widow merchandise off of its planned ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ roll out), it’s clear that the still successful genre has a fairly significant PC more »
Remember the opening sequence of ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope?’ Remember when Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) bent over to confide something in her droid, R2-D2? Well, we eventually learned that she had, in her possession, the schematics and blueprints for the Empire’s feared weapon of mass destruction, the Death Star, and she was more »
Warner Bros. isn’t having the best of years. So far, their Spring tentpole, ‘Jupiter Ascending‘ has underperformed, and while fans are anxious to see what George Miller has up his sleeve re: a new Mad Max movie (it looks amazing, by the way), other members of fanboy nation has been gnashing their collective teeth ever more »
Adiós a las tetas: After more than 50 years, Univision has cancelled Sabado Gigante. I’ve enjoyed the show over the years despite barely knowing any Spanish, for the same reason I watch soccer matches with Spanish commentary: Sometimes language just isn’t necessary (The Wrap) Am I the only one who just cringes at Bill Simmons’ more »