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The Best Animated Movies On Netflix Right Now

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Cartoons aren't just for kids anymore. As an ardent indulger in the genre, I poured through Netflix to pick out the best animated movies that are now streaming. Minions (2015) These Tic Tac-looking scene-stealers ran away with Despicable Me. So,...

Is It Worth Getting Reinvested in the Second Season of 'Wayward Pines'?

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

About midway through the first season of Wayward Pines, a handful of you may have decided to check out the series, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, based on positive reviews from myself and others. For that, I am sorry....

Presenting Princess Shaw

Depending on who you believe, YouTube is either a hive of copyright-infringement scum and villainy of massive proportions, or it’s a tool of creative ferment, fervency, and fulfillment like no other. I suppose it’s capable of actually being both. Show More Summary

The Ones Below

David Farr takes the giddy, heady days of early motherhood—the frustration and isolation, the exhaustion and confusion—and mines them for creepy, paranoid thrills in “The Ones Below.” Farr, a screenwriter (“Hanna,” TV’s “The Night Manager”)...Show More Summary

As I AM: The Life and Time$ of DJ AM

"As I AM: The Life and Time$ of DJ AM" plays the same sad song of Bill Evans, the late Prince and countless others: a ballad about talented, influential creators who took their music to another level while dealing with destructive addiction. Show More Summary


Male vanity, a trait so widespread that it’s rarely if ever acknowledged, gets a funny albeit ultimately not terribly consequential skewering in this dry comedy from Greece. “Chevalier” is the third fictional feature from writer/director...Show More Summary

The Idol

“The Idol” is based on the true story of Mohammed Assaf, the Palestinian singer who sneaked across borders, produced forged documents and generally defied the odds to win the second season of TV’s “Arab Idol.” The victory turned himShow More Summary

Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang

Walter Salles’ “Jia Zhangke: A Guy from Fenyang,” a documentary about mainland China’s leading contemporary auteur, gets points for a title that stresses the importance of geographic specificity to its subject. When Zhang Yimou, Chen...Show More Summary

Back to "Roots" with a Multi-Channel Remake of the Television Classic

During the bleak, bitterly cold winter of 1977, "Roots" became a phenomenon. First broadcast on ABC during the last week of January of that year, the eight-part miniseries captivated the country. Over half of the United States was turned on to the show, and it still holds the record as one of the most-watched broadcasts in history. Show More Summary

Studio Admits that 'Allegiant' Kind of Sucked

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Many of you at this point may not even realize that the Divergent series is still ongoing. Despite the relatively lackluster performance of the first two films -- neither of which were particularly good -- Lionsgate insisted on not only...

Shut It All Down. Internet Dating Has Reached Its Inevitable Disgusting Peak

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Perhaps one of the greatest changes to our daily lives over the last decade or so has been the rise of online dating. It's become a multi-billion dollar industry, and the stigma-- at least for most humans-- has been...

What Is With NBC's Obsession With Making a Variety Show Happen?

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

NBC is not ready to give up its dream of housing a bona fide variety show any time soon. Maya Rudolph and Martin Short have the premiere of Maya & Marty airing next Tuesday, and just added a whole...

How Far Could You Make It Into This Trailer for the Faith-Based Columbine Movie?

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The trailer for I'm Not Ashamed, from the studio behind God's Not Dead 2: Electric Christaloo, was posted to YouTube way back on March 29th, and I treasure every day between then and now that I was not subjected to...

Charitable Efforts Are Always Best With a Heaping Dose of Handsome

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

500 Questions on ABC at 8:00pm ET. Second season premiere. Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement on BET at 9:00pm ET. This is a documentary about the Black Lives Matter movement, produced and directed by Laurens Grant who has.....

What Is Even Going On With this Otherwise Straightforward Casting Notice?

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Deadline Hollywood has an "exclusive" up today about Daniel Craig joining the cast of Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky, a heist film about two brothers planning a crime during a NASCAR race in Charlotte. That's not the interesting news, though. Three...

The All-Caps Aftermath: What Happens When You Go Viral

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

As I write this, I have spent the last five days dealing with two jobs, two sick children, and a brand new puppy. And I am still nowhere near matching anything even close to the level of overwhelm that came...

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: May 26, 2016

Welcome back to the only guide you need regarding what to buy on Blu-ray or DVD or catch on your favorite streaming services. Netflix is in the middle of a uniquely dry period, releasing almost nothing worthwhile since the last column,...Show More Summary

Why Parents' Hate, Hate, HATE that God-Forsaken Monster Caillou

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Caillou. Bald little fucker. He's become a bit of a shorthand for parents. We all hate him. In a world of breast vs. bottle, cloth vs. Pampers, organic vs. who-gives-a-shit, he's the one thing we can agree on, waging us...

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