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Prevenge and the Power of Pregnancy Horror

The term “body horror” feels redundant at first — too obvious to even be a category of its own. If someone’s body isn’t in some kind of danger, is it even horror at all? That’s true enough, but body horror takes it even further — the scares in these terrifying ... More »

Michael Keaton’s Vulture Will Run a Salvaging Company and Have Business Beef With Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Keeping with Spider-Man: Homecoming’s theme of showing the wall-crawler as a regular teen, his antagonist Vulture will be a regular bad guy. When he’s not donning the Vulture’s wings, Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes is a blue-collar guy who runs a salvaging company, according to USA Today. He’s been on cleanup ... More »

The Weirdest Reasons Why American Movies Have Been Censored Around the World

American movies have really been pushing buttons abroad lately. The “exclusively gay” moment in the live-action Beauty and the Beast has caused controversy in several more conservative nations — specifically in Russia and Malaysia. While neither country banned BatB entirely, both did restrict viewership: Malaysia upped the film’s PG rating ... More »

Here’s an Exclusive Look at Jake Gyllenhaal and Tilda Swinton in Okja, Bong Joon-ho’s Follow-up to Snowpiercer

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s last movie, Snowpiercer, was a revelation, a bizarre sci-fi masterpiece that followed the last remaining elements of humanity as they hurtled around the frozen world on a train, the poor living in squalor, the rich in luxury. Both allegory and action extravaganza, Snowpiercer had a ... More »

Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle Did 90 Minutes of Standup Together in New Orleans Last Night

There’s no mistaking that 2017 is, so far, a banner year for standup. Thanks to hungry fans and streaming services, it’s currently not uncommon to see some novel and marvelous bit of news about a standup comedian on nearly a weekly basis. Well, that list got one item longer last ... More »

The Rise of Elijah (and Andrew Rannells) on Girls

Elijah Krantz makes his first appearance on Girls in the third episode, “All Adventurous Women Do.” In it, he reconnects with Hannah, insists that he did not give her HPV when they dated in college, confirms his homosexuality, and then puts this insightful-in-retrospect punctuation mark on their conversation: “It was ... More »

Homeland Recap: Family Ties

Dar Adal (F. Murray Abraham) and the cabal he represents are going to war with the president of the United States. As the sixth season of Homeland has progressed, we’ve seen how far Dar is willing to go to serve his own needs. The question now, with only two episodes ... More »

Sarah Paulson Reveals Which American Horror Story Character She’d Like to Revive. Hint: It’s Not Two Conjoined Characters

After six seasons of American Horror Story, it’s only natural Sarah Paulson has grown attached to many of her characters (no pun intended regarding conjoined twin sisters Bette and Dot). But at the closing night of PaleyFest Sunday in Los Angeles, Paulson revealed which character she’d most like to reprise: ... More »

Crashing Recap: Dark Times With Rachael Ray

For the past few episodes, Pete has taken it in the shins. His wife left him for another man. He got kicked out of his home. He’s been sleeping on strangers’ couches. He has faced one humiliating experience after another. Sure, that group of Japanese tourists saved his ego that ... More »

American Crime Recap: The Green Motel

The third episode of what’s shaping up to be the best season of American Crime is a heartbreaking hour about people on the edge of existence. We hear a young man nearly brag about how many times he’s died from drug overdoses. We hear another teenager speak about almost being ... More »

Feud Recap: And the Nominees Are…

Ladies and gentlemen, please meet your new feminist icon: Mamacita. Bow down at this queen’s feet. She orders liver and onions with the same aplomb as when ordering luscious desserts. She knows dancing whilst vacuuming is the only way to get that chore done. And when Pauline (Alison Wright was ... More »

Billions Recap: Reaching Détente

The second season of Billions reaches its halfway point with a nice change-of-pace episode, an hour that allows for longer, dialogue-driven scenes and fewer guest stars. The writing team contrasts the relationships of Wendy (Maggie Siff) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) with Lara (Malin Akerman) and Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis). ... More »

Girls Recap: Let Me Be Your Star

After a run of not-so comedic episodes — unless you count the performance by The Michaels Sisters, which I found too painful to be straight funny — Girls returns to some more explicitly comedic material in “The Bounce.” It tries to provide a hopeful ending trajectory for Elijah Krantz, Broadway ... More »

Girls Panders Directly to Smash Fans With Elijah’s Rendition of ‘Let Me Be Your Star’

Fade in on a boy, with a hunger for fame, and a face and coiffure to remember. On Sunday night’s episode of Girls, Andrew Rannells’s Elijah decided to chase his Broadway dreams by auditioning for a musical adaptation of White Men Can’t Jump. After some back and forth, he chooses ... More »

All of Our Favorite Big Little Lies Murder Theories

The following piece discusses theories for HBO’s Big Little Lies, and not the 2014 novel that inspired the series. Please don’t reveal book spoilers in the comments.“At the center of it is Madeline Mackenzie,” a witness explains in the first episode of HBO’s Big Little Lies. “It’s possible if she ... More »

The Walking Dead Recap: Take the Guns, Leave the Cannoli

With so many storylines crawling toward a conclusion — the writers of The Walking Dead has done more setup recently than the stage crew at a U2 concert — this penultimate episode of the season had to be good, right? To be fair, in post-apocalyptic time, it hasn’t been long ... More »

Big Little Lies Recap: Game, Set, Match

Big Little Lies has never shied away from the the more, ahem, corporeal aspects of humanity. We’ve witnessed cyber sex, shower sex, sex in a closet, sex in a car, sex in a theatre dressing room, sex on a kitchen island, and thwarted sex on a kitchen island. (And that’s ... More »

Nicole Kidman on Filming Big Little Lies’ ‘Uncomfortable’ Fight Scenes and the Emotional Challenges of the Role

Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman didn’t realize what being on a popular TV show would be like. On the Philadelphia set of her new film, Untouchable, Big Little Lies is all anyone wants to chat with her about around set. “The crew is always coming up and going, ‘Tell me ... More »

Big Little Lies’ Funniest Scene Is Reese Witherspoon’s Character Confusing Adele and Sade

As you might be able to guess just from its title, Big Little Lies is made up of contradictions. The show contains glossy real-estate porn, an investigation into the dynamics of domestic abuse, and an actual murder investigation. It dangles the camp spectacle of watching big-name actresses play bitchy moms, ... More »

Planet Earth II Recap: The One With the Cities

Planet Earth II knew what it was doing when it saved “Cities” for last. An unexpected and mindblowing end to the six-episode series, “Cities” takes us to a habitat “entirely designed and constructed by one species for its own purpose,” as David Attenborough puts it. Quite honestly, our cities aren’t ... More »

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