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'Game of Thrones' Delivers The Moment We've All Been Waiting For

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Thank the old gods and the new for our second eleventh-hour save in the last two weeks. We've gotten so used to misery and disappointment on 'Game of Thrones' that we're conditioned to not get too high, lest the Drowned God take a(nother) friend away.

TV Producer Amy Berg Gets Real About Sexism In The Writers' Room

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As demands for greater female representation in front of and behind the camera grow, we're hearing more and more about the institutional sexism within the film industry. But TV is likewise a boys' club from way back, and writer/producer Amy...

Prince Reminds Us Why It's Always a Good Idea to Have a Will

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Despite the fact that both my wife and I are lawyers, we don't have a will. We talk about it all the time, and we make plans to write one a dozen times every year, but I am dumb. I...

Radiohead Disappear Themselves From The Internet

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Let's be honest, that headline might as well read: 'Radiohead Do Something Weird. Fans Prepare For New Album.' The narrative as it is, however, is that over the course of a few hours yesterday, Radiohead's official internet presence faded and...

The Movie That Melissa McCarthy's 'Ghostbusters' Is Inspired By Is Coming Back To Theaters

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Did you know Ghostbusters was a movie before Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth teamed up to battle baddies from beyond the grave? It's TRUE! And that old 1980s movie will try to steal some...

#275 April 30, 2016

Sheila writes: The outpouring of grief-struck tributes following Prince's untimely death at the age of 57 has been overwhelming. Farther down in the newsletter you'll find links to the tributes that have gone up on But...Show More Summary

"We Were Exploited, But They Were Nice About it": A Whit Stillman Trilogy Arrives on Blu-ray

After the arrival of his first feature “Metropolitan” (1990), those enamored by writer/director Whit Stillman’s droll comedy of manners compared him to no less than Woody Allen. One big difference between the two concerns their respective...Show More Summary

Driven to Discussion: An Interview with the Hosts of the "Black on Black Cinema" Podcast

Every two weeks, four men from in and around the Baltimore area get together to discuss films that are usually for and by the African-American audience—and you can hear all of this on one of the most entertaining movie podcasts around. Black...Show More Summary

The Unloved, Part 29: "Knight of Cups"

For the 29th edition of his "Unloved" video essay series, Scout Tafoya ventures into the cinema of writer/director Terrence Malick, with a focus on his most recent film, "Knight of Cups." The essay begins with a look at Malick's "To the Wonder" through the eyes of Roger's review of the film, published April 6, 2013, the last review he ever filed. Show More Summary

It's Not OK to Make Fun of People Falling Off Stage, Unless They're Introducing Ted Cruz

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Here's Carly Fiorina introducing the future also-ran GOP candidate of the United States and subsequently falling like Ted Cruz's chances at the presidency. It's not funny! She could've been hurt! Except she wasn't, and it's hilarious. It's like they opened...

John Oliver Warns The Cicadas Are Coming!

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Thus saving you the effort of wondering, "Hey, what's that buzzing noise?" for one and a half seconds.

Can We All Please Agree to Stop Being Assholes to Celebrities?

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

This weekend, Amy Schumer announced on her Instagram that she wouldn't be taking pictures with fans after a guy "scared the shit out of [her]," rushing up and putting a camera in her face. According to Schumer, when she...

Twitter Lost Its Damn Mind Over Tonight's Episode of 'Game of Thrones'

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Spoilers There will be lots to cover in the morning recap of tonight's Game of Thrones, including the return of a much beloved character. The truth is, resurrecting Jon Snow in this episode may have been the only way to...

Cheekbones that Could Kill. Other Parts That Have Killed.

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Fear the Walking Dead on AMC at 9:00pm ET. Game of Thrones on HBO at 9:00pm ET. Tonight's episode is called "Home" which is a shockingly loaded term for an awful lot of the characters on this show. Keeping Up...

Obama Kills, Larry Wilmore Bombs White House Correspondents' Dinner

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

President Obama gave his last White House Correspondents' Dinner speech tonight, and he was amazing. Great timing, solid material, and the kind of laid-back confidence that comes with not giving any more fcks. He made fun of Ted Cruz for...

Underappreciated Musical Masterpieces: 'Blast Tyrant' by Clutch

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

What is it about certain music -- a song, a band, a genre -- that makes it appeal to someone? Some people like their music heavy. They can't listen to anything unless it pummels their eardrums into bloody submission. Others...

Blasphemous Twitter Bot Knows Real Joy Comes Not From God, But Your Dick

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Twitterbot Joel Dongsteen brilliantly replaces all tweets containing "God" with "Your Dick." The hilarious results make more sense than you might imagine. Don't worry about recognition from people. You're not working unto people; you're working unto your dick.— Joel Dongsteen...

Seth Rogen Opens Up About the War He Almost Started with North Korea

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The Graham Norton Show featured a hell of a panel this week, with Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Martin Freeman. In the clip provided by the BBC for Paul Rudd, the Ant-Man star talks about geeking out over being on...

Scott O’Brien’s “Sylvia Sidney: Paid by the Tear”

Scott O’Brien has written another comprehensive, lovingly researched Hollywood biography. His latest is an overdue look at the life and career of Sylvia Sidney. I think two things have contributed to the neglect of Sidney’s important career, which was in the 1930s (particularly the first half of that decade). The first is that she worked

The 'Ghostbusters' Trailer Just Made History... With How Much People Love to Shit On It

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

We've already spent more time this week than I'm sure any of us-- myself included-- cared to, talking about the swarms of angry dudes hating on the new Ghostbusters. I certainly didn't plan to devote any more words or...

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