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That 'Fake for a Movie' Ben Affleck Tattoo Mess Makes No Appearance in 'Live by Night'

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

2015 was, like, 26 years ago, so let's revisit gossip gone by. Back then, Ben Affleck was seen with a fucking bird on his back. We LOLed all over the place. Ben Affleck has a rainbow phoenix tattoo so everyone...

Young Thug's 'Wyclef Jean' is Meta AF

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

This is the $100,000 music video for Young Thug's "Wyclef Jean." I'm not going to provide a whole lot of context or backstory on this because I think the director, Ryan Staake, does a hell of a job providing a...

Spend One Last Night in 'The Good Place'

19 minutes agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Through the Fire: The Legacy of Barack Obama on BET at 7:00pm ET. Two-hour special presentation. In case you feel like crying a lot tonight. The Good Place on NBC at 8:00pm ET. One-hour first season finale. No word on...

Split

Prior to Split, I would have stopped short at calling McAvoy "versatile," but M. Night Shyamalan's bare-bones thriller changes the game.

Finally, A Comic-Book Series For Those Who Are Tired of Comic-Book Series

2 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I liked comic-book superhero movies, I'm just kind of burnt out. Aside from Deadpool, the Marvel formula, the DC dreariness, and even the Marvel Netflix series have kind of worn me out. There's so much good television, and so many.....

Barack Obama's Going Home: A Presidential Pajiba Love, One Last Time

3 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

First, the business-as-usual news: DEAR GOD. And not in a good way. Sebastian Stan in a Jeff Gillooly mustache. (Lainey Gossip) When JCoppercorn sat down with Benjamin Alire Sáenz' Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, she was...

Holy Crap, You Guys, 'The Mick' Is Really Good

5 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

If you're like me, you probably saw the previews for Fox's new series The Mick, and thought "That's basically The Gang Becomes Rich Children." The difference is what you felt about that thought. If you decided, "not worth my time,"....

Johnny Depp Thanks the Asshles Who Stood By Him After Abusing His Wife

6 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The People's Choice Awards were last night and per usual they were a goddamn mess. Blake Lively won for best dramatic actress against Meryl Streep--that kind of mess. The PCA is always some kind of nightmare fever dream of nonsense....

In 1999, Donald Trump Wrote about the Dangers of 'Rewriting History and Spreading Fear' to 'Gain Political Power'

6 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

We collectively as a nation are on the very brink of losing our shit. Or in the midst of serious shit loss. I don't know. Every new news story brings a fresh new set of panic and dread and I...

Films to Get Us Through The Trump Presidency

My late husband Roger Ebert said movies generated empathy at their finest. In my selection of films, I would add that, in addition to providing pure escapism, films can also generate or motivate us to acts of compassion, kindness, forgiveness and joy. Show More Summary

Green Day Delivers A Powerful Protest Anthem In Time For The Inauguration

7 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Green Day has been speaking out against Donald Trump and his affiliated bigotry since last summer, when they changed up "American Idiot"s lyrics for a MTV Europe Music Awards from "The subliminal mind-fuck America" to "The subliminal mind-Trump America." More...

Donald Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Are Tragic, Cruel and Sadly Predictable

7 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The incoming Trump administration is planning a whole host of budget cuts intended to cut the budget by $10 trillion over 10 years. Among the cuts are defunding PBS and the National Endowment for the Arts, two programs that have...

The Ministry of Presence: Ben Lear on "They Call Us Monsters"

BEN LEAR'S DOCUMENTARY, "THEY CALL US MONSTERS," is the sort of film that sticks with you long after the credits roll and the lights come up. It centers on the lives of three teenage inmates in a juvenile hall who attend screenwriting classes. Show More Summary

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1. "Go gentle into that good night": One of the greatest essays on life ever written by Roger Ebert, originally published on May 2nd, 2009. “I drank for many years in a tavern that had a photograph of Brendan Behan on the wall, and under it this quotation, which I memorized: ‘I respect kindness in human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. Show More Summary

Repeat After Me: "Yes, I Am Calling You A Liar."

7 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

If you haven't watched all of last night's Full Frontal yet, I'm not sure that I can help you anymore. But I would recommend watching at least Bee's interview with Masha Gessen, a Russian journalist and dissented who was...

The NYTimes Profile on Rick Perry, Trump's Pick for Energy Secretary, is Terrifying

8 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

We are so fucked. From the NYTimes: When President-elect Donald J. Trump offered Rick Perry the job of energy secretary five weeks ago, Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the...

Oh No 'Power Rangers' Trailer; What Were You Thinking?

8 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

This is the trailer for the Power Rangers movie. Bryan Cranston is in it; he plays Zordon, some weird-ass Max Headroom talking wall. Elizabeth Banks is also in it. She plays the death of her career (I kid. We love...

'Logan' Has Brought Us The Hero We Need Right Now

9 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine in James Mangold's Logan. And it's going to be earth-shatteringly awesome. Just check out the first trailer. Someone has come along. pic.twitter.com/IyPD62iVXq— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) January 19, 2017 The official synopsis is "In the near...

Just What Exactly Is Netflix's New Jason Segel, Rooney Mara Movie, 'The Discovery'?

9 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Netflix, that behemoth of the streaming industry, has been making some rapid inroads into movie distribution of late. One of their latest and most intriguing-sounding prospects is a movie called The Discovery. There has been a scintillatingly sparse drip feed...

The Founder

“The Founder” is mesmerized by its hero, McDonald’s chain founder Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), but horrified by how he built his empire. That kind of ambivalence is great; in fact it’s a hallmark of good drama. But there are too many moments...Show More Summary

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