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Older Writer and Self-Described Feminist Wants Millennials to Stop Whining About Everything

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

You know who's the worst? Those damn millennials. Always whinging. Whether it's perennially declining wages, a gutted housing market, or the looming climate catastrophe that threatens to engulf their and their childrens' futures--those yellow-bellied millennials are incapable of shutting up...

Leslie Jones and The Joy of Watching the Winter Olympics

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

It would be a lie for me to say that I hate sports, but for the most part I am largely indifferent to them. My interests lie elsewhere, and when my viewing options come down to, say, a rugby game...

The Thirst Is Real For 'Black Panther's M'Baku

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

This weekend, Ryan Coogler's Black Panther blew audiences away with its majestic storytelling, jaw-dropping action, proud celebration of Pan-African culture, and bevy of incredibly cool heroes, including a trio of incredibly cool women. There's a lot to go gaga over...

Karma Bites Trump Dating Website In the Ass

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

See that handsome fella up there with the backward cap and the dead, serial-killer eyes? His name is William Barrett Riddleberger, and that woman smiling next to him? She's his lucky wife. They were, up until this week, the featured...

'Black Panther' Is Breaking Box Office Records and Rewriting the Hollywood Rulebook

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Let's get down to business. Black Panther cost $200m to make. It recouped its budget in three days, based solely on its domestic gross. So far, from over 4000 theatres across America, it's made $201m, averaging about $50k a screen.....

Must Watch: Ryan Coogler Breaks Down 'Black Panther's Casino Fight Scene

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

To celebrate the incredible grand opening of Black Panther, director Ryan Coogler shared the secrets behind one of the film's most outstanding action sequences for Vanity Fair's Notes On a Scene series. It's less than ten minutes long, and yet...

Bob 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop' Mueller Hands Down Another Indictment

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Bob Mueller handed down another indictment this morning. This one against an attorney, Alexa Van der Zwaan, who is accused of lying to the FBI about work he did in Ukraine with Rick Gates six years ago. Van de Zwaan...

Are Republicans Leading in the Congressional Generic Poll Now?

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

When Donald Trump lies, he should at least try to make them convincing. For instance, does anyone believe this? I don't even think his base believes it: I have been much tougher on Russia than Obama, just look at the...

Jenn and Justin Split Comes Into Focus; Mariah Carey Shades Fergie

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

In all the NBA All-Star Game coverage yesterday, I don't even know how we missed Beyoncé and Blue Ivy wearing cool shades and taking selfies! - (LG) Speaking of the All-Star game, after Fergie's disastrous rendition of the National Anthem...

Forget The Pajiba 10: This Year, It's The Pajiba 2 And It's Janelle Monáe With Tessa Thompson In 'Dirty Computer'

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Were you one of the lucky people who witnessed the mysterious and gorgeous trailer for Janelle Monáe's "emotion picture" Dirty Computer on the big screen when you went to see Black Panther this weekend? I wasn't. I mean, my theater....

Social Media Pummeled Spineless Mitt Romney After He Accepted Donald Trump's Endorsement

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Ahem..@MittRomney has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of Utah. He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch, and has my full support and endorsement!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20,...

And Now Some Performances Of The National Anthem That Are Very, Very Good

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Most of us can agree that Fergie's National Anthem performance at the NBA All-Star Game was, if not bad, poorly executed. It's a difficult song and sometimes the people chosen to sing it aren't able to hit all of the...

A Universal Story: Rutger Hauer on "Samson"

Rutger Hauer plays the father of the Biblical hero who still stands as the ultimate symbol of strength in “Samson,” an epic co-starring Lindsay Wagner, Billy Zane, and Jackson Rathbone, with newcomer Taylor James in the title role. In...Show More Summary

The Visual Language of "Mudbound" Cinematographer Rachel Morrison

Based on Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel, Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” addresses racial conflict in World War II-era Mississippi and speaks to viewers with its bold visual language. Filmed practically and intimately by “Black Panther” cinematographer...Show More Summary

Criminal Mind: On Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet"

It is always fascinating to see a smart character rise the bottom, step by step, and French film “A Prophet” is one of such cases. Here is a plain young man thrown into a grim, violent closed world filled with dangerous criminals, and...Show More Summary

#322 February 20, 2018

Matt writes: In honor of last weekend's crowd-pleasing hit, "Black Panther," the eagerly anticipated Marvel blockbuster helmed by "Creed" director Ryan Coogler, we have gathered three articles about the picture that is sure to delight fans of all ages. Show More Summary

Dreams of Africa: The Fantasy Politics of "Black Panther"

Ryan Coogler's thrilling and moving "Black Panther" is a rare superhero fantasy that's plugged into the real world, even as it mirrors it in an inconsistent and distorting way. It's sure to inspire scrutiny as deep as that which greeted the TV version of "Roots" four-plus decades ago, and that swirled about "Get Out" this time last year. Show More Summary

Unsettling 'Miss Zombie' Lacks Gray Matter as Zombie Drama

Directed by Sabu; Runtime: 85 minutes Grade: C+ Explorations of the underlying feelings and dramatics involved with being one of pop-culture's noteworthy "monsters" have grown in popularity over recent decades, from the immortality and blood-drinking necessity of vampires to tormented ghosts and werewolves controlling the beastly side of themselves. Show More Summary

'Stolen' Robs Female-Driven Western of Charisma, Practicality

Directed by: Niall Johnson; Runtime: 98 minutes Grade: D Capturing the experience of being a woman during the western/frontier era has its complications, regardless of the country within which it's taking place, where filmmakers must...Show More Summary

The Sexism of ‘Sad Jennifer Aniston’

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Last week, Jennifer Aniston and her husband of two years Justin Theroux announced their separation. Little else is known about the split, and the pair, as you can imagine, are keen to keep details as private as possible. Breaking up...

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