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Amy Schumer Returns For Third Season of Hit Comedy Central Show

“Are you that girl from the television who talks about her pussy all the time?" That line from her hit show may have once been the easiest way to identify Amy Schumer and her brand of comedy, but heading into the third season of herShow More Summary

Book Excerpt: "Complex TV: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling" by Jason Mittell

Jason Mittell’s new book, Complex TV: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling (NYU Press, 2015), explores how serial television tells stories, focusing on the recent trend of increased narrative complexity found within many contemporary programs. Show More Summary

Ebertfest Profile: Ian Leighly

Even though Roger Ebert’s alma mater, the University of Illinois, is a brisk 20-minute walk from Champaign’s Virginia Theatre, the main venue for the 17-year-old film festival that bears his name, not many of the students are able to break away from their studies to take advantage of the daily screenings. Show More Summary

Ebertfest Profile: Wendy Rowls

This year, Ebertfest kicked off on April 15—Tax Day—and no one is happier than Chicago tax accountant Wendy Rowls. “Tax season is over and now I can come and watch movies,” she says with a laugh. Not that she is a newbie. “I’ve been coming since 2005 and I think I’ve only missed two festivals. Show More Summary

Johnny Depp Is Reportedly Missing--Let's Speculate Wildly about Where He Could Be

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Johnny Depp is missing. I mean, he hasn't like been kidnapped or anything, or this wouldn't be a very fun game, but he's just kind of not showing up for work and according to certain blind items (which I tend...

The 2nd Full-Length 'Jurassic World' Trailer Isn't Really Helping Matters

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Based on the new trailer for Jurassic World, what we can expect from the movie is a roller-coaster thrill-ride, a popcorn blockbuster, a special-effects laden spectacle, or whatever other cliche that gets applies to summer movies. What it doesn't appear...

The International Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer Reveals New Footage and Possibly All the Dialogue

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

We've already watched two totally insane Mad Max: Fury Road trailers, so jam packed with action, we can't wait to park our asses in the theater. But the international promo features something new -- actual dialogue! Not that Max is....

John Oliver Reinvigorates Earth Day With Broken Polar Bear Penises

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I like to imagine this is John Oliver at the end of every Sunday: Has the guy put out a bad episode of Last Week Tonight? I can't think of one. And now for the second time in a month,...

Believe It: 'Mad Men' Is a Story About Hope

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

We left Don in the ninth episode of Mad Men's seventh season as he looked around his emptied apartment, wondering what the hell happened not only there, but in general. As episode 10, "The Forecast," closed, Don still looked slightl...

Supercool Star Wars: The Force Awakens Photos, and a BB-8 Droid for Us All

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

After last week's release of the new The Force Awakens trailer, my family was so pumped we held a weekend rewatch of the original flavor trilogy. Not that anyone really needs an excuse to hear Chewie-speak echoing through the house,...

Conan O'Brien Shuts Down a Writer After He Goes on a Profane Twitter Rant About the State of Late Night Comedy

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

In a since deleted series or Tweets, Andrés du Bouchet -- a writer for Conan -- went off on the state of late-night comedy this weekend, taking particular aim at Jimmy Fallon's brand of late-night comedy: Comedy in 2015 needs...

7 Celebrity Music Videos (Maybe) Worse Than David Hasselhoff's Latest Atrocity

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Last week David Hasselhoff released another terrible music video in a long line of terrible music videos last week. The thing about the Hoff's videos is that they want so badly to be funny, with their tongues pushed so...

'Game of Thrones' - 'The House of Black and White'

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Just a reminder -- we are continuing our strict no spoilers policy. This means no hints, no clever "just wait and see" jokes, nothing that may give something away. This includes spoilers for those of you who have seen other...

5 Shows After Dark: Oh, Context Free Teaser Scenes, I Will Miss You

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Game of Thrones on HBO at 9:00pm ET. We caught up with most of the characters last week, but we should see everyone else this week, and a couple new locations. Nurse Jackie on Showtime at 9:00pm ET. The Last...

'Fantastic Four' Trailer With First Look at New Dr.Doom

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The newest Fantastic Four movie hasn't gotten nearly as much attention as a lot of the other big superhero movies coming out this year or next year, but this full length trailer looks pretty promising. The cast seems to have...

In Conversation with "Moving Midway" Director Godfrey Cheshire

In ambling around the Virginia Theater I’ve asked many Ebertfest attendees a simple question: “What has been your favorite movie thus far?” In return, most folks have delivered a simple response: “Moving Midway.” The documentary, directed...Show More Summary

Details on 'Rogue One', the OTHER New 'Star Wars' Movie

6 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Today was the last day of the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, and they closed out with details on the OTHER new Star Wars movie that's in development; Rouge One starring Felicity Jones. If you want to remain completely....

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