Thor Ragnarok: Revenger of the Box Office

The Marvel Team does it again! Thor Ragnarok had a monster weekend at the Box Office, pulling in around $120+ million in North America with its weekend release. With all of the bad news coming out of Hollywood lately, this injection of good clean, humorous, action-packed fun, is just what movie-goes needed.

Top ten films of the first half of 2015

1. “Mad Max: Fury Road” 2. “Ex Machina” 3. “Inside Out” 4. “Dope” 5. “Love and Mercy” 6. “I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story“ 7. “Moonwalkers” 8. “The Look of Silence” 9. “’71” 10. “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.” That’s all for now, folks.


First Day at Camp is Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer for 2015

Don’t you love commercial flops that somehow turn out to be great, like the heavily tube-socked and short-shorts-laden Wet Hot American Summer, which came out in 2001? It bombed with the critics in spite of having a highly adept ensemble cast of comedic genius deftly interpreting all the antics – from romance, the talent show more »

DVD Review: Asylum

So today we have what is a bittersweet occasion; more specifically, it’s the last of the latest round of After Dark horror titles for a while, at least. Even a great series needs a break every so often, and with the chances that we’ve already found the dog in the series high, we can settle more »


Weiner-Dog, the Welcome to the Dollhouse sequel is in production

Weiner-Dog, the long-awaited sequel to 1996’s kooky and lovable indie gem Welcome to the Dollhouse has started shooting, which should send hearts leaping into mouths with excitement and anticipation. But allow those hearts to plummet south again, for the one nicknamed Weiner-Dog, one Heather Matarazzo, who starred as Dawn Weiner in Welcome to the Dollhouse, more »

Fin: You’re fired, more fake news and a Gay Men’s Chorus question

NBC fired Donald Trump? Good. It’s hard to imagine a more deserved. Though I’ve been calling for NBC to cut ties with that clown since 2012, when Trump ridiculously put his name and brand behind the racist Obama birth certificate conspiracy theory. (Deadline) On the heels of this weekend’s fake New York Times website… I more »

He Was Enough: Dick Van Patten (1928 – 2015)

He was a child model and actor, making his Broadway debut at seven. He would go on to star in several hit shows. He was a perennial presence on radio as well, racking up hundreds of appearances on many of the popular series of the day. By the time he was 21 he was in more »

Is bro comedy dead? “Ted 2″ underwhelms at box office

Is bro comedy dead? “Ted 2″ underwhelms at box office After a ubiquitous ad campaign that lasted for several weeks, “Ted 2″ had a surprising lack of success at the box office. The sequel earned $33 million in its opening weekend, falling behind holdovers “Jurassic World” and “Inside Out,” which took the top two spots. more »

To Live and Die in LA is being remade for TV, with William Friedkin involved

The only element that really screams 1985 about William Friedkin’s underrated noir classic To Live and Die in LA is its soundtrack, heavily dosed with the melodic pop of Wang Chung. Everything else, from the strong performances from then-ingenues Willem Defoe, John Turturro, and William Peterson to the harrowing car chases which take you racing more »

Fin: Twitter’s autocomplete problem, the card says “Moops” and The Final Countdown

As evidenced by mistakes involving both the Supreme Court decision and the NBA Draft, Twitter appears to have an autocomplete problem (Gawker, Business Insider) Where you wondering about all those “Moops” jokes, and how the Supreme Court healthcare decision relates to the Bubble Boy? An explainer from last year (Salon) A “Final Countdown” fan theory more »

Blu-ray Review: Extraterrestrial

For those who remember either of the two “Grave Encounters” movies, you’re already familiar with the works of the Vicious Brothers. And though “Grave Encounters 2″ noted that there’s no such thing as the Vicious Brothers in the first place, as I recall, apparently they’re still making movies. So if you ignore the continuity lapse, more »

GWTW is the new guns: ‘Gone With the Wind’ sales rise on bogus ban fears

Let’s look very quickly through this week’s saga of the so-called call to “ban” “Gone With the Wind”: On Wednesday, New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick wrote a column arguing that “Gone With the Wind Should Go the Way of the Confederate Flag.” Lumenick argued that GOTW’s racial politics are due for a re-examination, more »