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Tom Hanks Brought His A+ Dad Game on the Best 'SNL' Episode of the Season

20 minutes agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Hosting for the 9th time, Tom Hanks brought his A-Dad game and delivered the best episode of the season, so far. Here were the highlights. Cold Open -- An unusually long and great cold open that actually managed to reproduce...

Doctor Strange

There are certainly shades of Iron Man and Thor, but what the film brings to the table to balance out its familiar elements is some of the most bombastic, exciting and beautiful action sequences we've seen in modern blockbusters, as well as the firm establishment of a...

Ouija: Origin Of Evil

You may feel compelled to dismiss this new Ouija out of hand just because of its connection to its predecessor, but that would be a mistake, as you'll be missing out on one of the biggest cinematic surprises of the year.

SNL's Coverage of the 3rd Debate Is The Season's Best Cold Open

5 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

We'll have the full recap of SNL up later this morning, but here's an unusually long and strong cold open that actually manages to amusingly reproduce much of the third debate while also creating a few original, funny political moments...

'Westworld' Grapples with the 'Voice of God'

15 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Okay! Episode three. Are you guys ready to dish about \W/estworld, yo? LET'S DO THIS!! Okay so we open up with the 'previously ons' and what I think could be either a horrible spoiler accident or a mistake by a...

Video: University of Illinois Ebert Fellows Attend First Film Festival

Each year, the University of Illinois College of Media honors the legacy of my late husband, Roger Ebert, by awarding exceptionally promising students with the designation of the Roger Ebert Fellows. This is the second year of the scholarship program, advised by Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips. Show More Summary


yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The gods are smiling--looks like Twitter came back for a lot of people just in time for Star Wars' official Twitter account to drop a casting bombshell: Hello, what have we here? Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in the untitled...

In Case You Forgot How Much of a Complete Tool James Woods Is

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Friendly reminder: If you're an anonymous troll who jokingly calls Stuart Little 2 voice actor and cantankerous conservative James Woods a "cocaine addict" and a "clown" on Twitter, Woods will flip the fuck out and hit you with a $1...

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Preggers Again. Time For Weird Baby Conspiracy Theories: Round 2

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

It's Friday, it's a million degrees in Los Angeles, and half the internet is down (for some people). Let's see what we can come up with today. Anne Hathaway is talking about how sad she was when she won...

Don't Dream It, Don't Be It, Don't Watch It: A Not Live Discussion of the Not Live 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Riley: So, okay, I thought maybe before we started talking about this.. whatever it thinks it is, we should maybe say what our history is with Rocky Horror Picture Show? Like why it connects to us or something? What's...

Is Your Internet Being a Slow Sack of Buttholes Today? It's Not Just You

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

OK, as one of the least technical people on staff, I'm going to attempt to explain why the internet is such a sluggish colon of nonsense today. It's aliens. (It's probably not aliens.) OK, it's an international hacking conspiracy. (Eh,...

'Ouija: Origin of Evil' Is Mystifyingly, Inexplicably Great

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I didn't know a damn thing about Ouija: Origin of Evil going into it. I knew that about 7 years ago that a Ouija movie was in development. I debated with Seth before the movie about whether this was that...

Who's Going to Be the Internet's Next Boyfriend?

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The Internet never forgets, but at the same time, our collective attention span can be a little short--remember when everyone was in love with Joseph Gordon-Levitt? (Is that mean? It feels mean.) All that is to say, that while Internet...

Review: 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' Or Maybe Just Don't Go At All

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2012's Jack Reacher was a curious phenomenon -- an adaptation of Lee Child's solid detective thriller "One Shot," one of many featuring Child's hulking, brilliant ex-military policeman protagonist of the same name. Once you were able to get past the...

I Am Honestly Angry At How Bad 'Keeping Up with the Joneses' Is

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Keeping Up with the Joneses is a highly mediocre action comedy that does nothing new or interesting or at all memorable. It is a waste of the time and money of everyone involved. It is the sort of thing that...

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: October 21, 2016

While Netflix chooses to focus more and more energy on original shows and movies like "Mascots," "Black Mirror" and "Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids," they've been relatively slight in terms of new releases. However, we still...Show More Summary

CIFF 2016: “Miles,” “Among Wolves,” “The View from Tall”

Reality television so often fails to transcend mere exploitation that it’s rare to find a program capable of providing enlightenment to viewers. That is precisely what TLC’s “I Am Jazz” has done over its first two seasons by placing an endearing human face on an issue still widely considered taboo. Show More Summary

Ouija: Origin of Evil

A throwback studio logo not only evokes a sense of nostalgia, it also make a statement. It says “you know me, and you know the kind of movie I once represented. This is that kind of movie.” With that in mind, “Ouija: Origin of Evil”Show More Summary

The Whole Truth

After the success of films like “The Firm” and “A Time to Kill” in the mid-‘90s, filmgoers were treated to dozens of Grisham wannabes, films that mimicked the hit author’s legal prose, typically with a twist or two in the final act. Courtney Hunt’s sterile and flat “The Whole Truth” would have fit perfectly in this lackluster subgenre. Show More Summary

Boo! A Madea Halloween

Five years ago, my colleague Steven Boone and I wrote a very long online piece on Tyler Perry. Neither of us sought to dismiss him, and I expressed much admiration both for how he built his own studio and for how brilliant actresses of color trusted him so passionately with their performances. Show More Summary

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