Watch Original House Of Cards To Better Appreciate Netflix's Version

Before Kevin Spacey was even a twinkle in a Netflix director's eye, the BBC had their own original version. Although it's not quite as slick as the modern production, there's a subtlety and intruige to the original — not to mention a shit-ton of British accents — that makes it totally worth watching. » 1/17/15 8:00pm 1/17/15 8:00pm

Outrage Is a Violent and Blood-Fueled Mob Epic

Thanks to years of violence being shoved down our throats by pop culture and the media, many of us have very strong stomachs—we tend to become very desensitized. Very few filmmakers are capable of pulling off a tastefully violent film. A film with violence that actually shocks you. Cinematic Japanese legend Takeshi… » 1/13/15 8:00pm 1/13/15 8:00pm

See George Clooney In Peak Lovable Scamp Mode in Out of Sight 

Lovable scamp George Clooney was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at last night's Golden Globes for his prank-laden acting career. Clooney is perhaps the first person to receive a lifetime achievement award for portraying a lovable scamp in dozens of variations, but the man does know how to… » 1/12/15 8:00pm 1/12/15 8:00pm

Jane the Virgin Is a Telenovela For People Who Hate Telenovelas

I am aware that Gizmodo dot com's core audience probably does not overlap much with that of telenovelas. (To the valiant few in the middle of the Venn diagram, hello, hooray!) But here's something: Everyone has been saying Jane the Virgin is the smartest new show on television, and they have a point. » 1/08/15 8:00pm 1/08/15 8:00pm

Election Is the Funniest Horror Movie About Ambitious Women Ever Made

Of all the teen comedies made in the 90s/early 00s, Election is often overshadowed by bigger hits like Clueless and Mean Girls. But the Alexander Payne-helmed high school election movie has clawed out a pop culture legacy through its maniacally driven female lead, Tracy Flick, the type-A striver epitomized. Flick… » 1/07/15 8:00pm 1/07/15 8:00pm

Black Mirror's Christmas Special Imagines Blocking People In Real Life 

Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker's brilliant techno-dystopian anthology series, has both three-episode seasons available to stream on Netflix. If you haven't watched it yet, it's a worthwhile but disturbing holiday binge. And now there's a new addition to the unsettling show: A 90-minute holiday special called "White… » 12/26/14 8:00pm 12/26/14 8:00pm

Celebrate Ralph Fiennes' Birthday By Watching In Bruges

There is no good trailer for In Bruges. They all try to make the movie look like a slapstick comedy, a farce, or maybe a little of both. It's neither. In Bruges is a very dark, very funny movie, about two hit men on hiatus from a job gone wrong. And the hiatus happens to be in the quaint, traditional town of Bruges,… » 12/22/14 8:00pm 12/22/14 8:00pm