With a new Cold War already ramping up, you can bet all your remaining pennies that every country is spying on the other with even more enthusiasm than normal. And for a sense of what that actually entails, you should go watch Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
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.
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…
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…
I'm a sucker for classic films, for the days when CGI was pure fiction, and films had to work with technological limitations and rely on, you know, like acting and cinematography and stuff. Call me crazy!
After Netflix's reboot of Arrested Development went down pretty damn well, its sights have turned to the next obvious candidate for the same treatment: cult satire classic Wet Hot American Summer.
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.
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…
Put simply, Stardust is the best movie no one has seen. It managed to slip under a bunch of people's noses, most likely because of its name (it does sound pretty cheesy). Fortunately for you, that means this little treasure is something you can discover now. I hope you like fantasy.
Ignore the creepy eyes of Mark Duplass and Elizabeth Moss staring at you from the poster, and The One I Love will seem, from its first few minutes, to be a typical talky movie about a squabbling couple. But no, oh no. It's much weirder (and better) than that.
Today is Mel Gibson's 59th birthday! Happy Birthday Mel. 2014 was also the year that Scotland decided it didn't want FREEDOM after all. As such, Braveheart, directed by and starring Gibson, is quite clearly the ideal film to be watching tonight.
The opening is iconic.
Still trying to figure out your New Year's resolution? Here's an easy one: cement a giant chunk of pop culture into your psyche by finally watching every last episode of Friends. Starting today, you can stream the entire 10-season series from Netflix.
We're smack dab in the middle of SyFy's New Year Twilight Zone marathon. And I truly wish I had time to watch it all. But this annual tradition always gets me thinking about what episode is my favorite. I honestly don't know how to decide!
Swimming pools. Cotton candy. Roller coasters. Sunscreen. Summer seems like an infinity away on this dark, cold day, so indulge in some seasonal escapism and watch Adventureland, a lovely summer movie that features Jesse Eisenberg at his most adorkable and Kristen Stewart at her most bearable.
Andy Williams was one to something when he was talking with all that "it's the most wonderful time of the year" business. Except I don't really follow when he veers off into "holiday greetings" and "gay happy meetings." I only think winter is wonderful because of hockey.
I'm in the mood for a good classic 90s movie tonight, and I see The Usual Suspects is on Netflix! Score! I have a vague memory that it was good, but I forget how it ended. Do you happen to know?
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…
Clark Griswold's only crime is that he wants a perfect family Christmas. He just wants a little too much of it. What could go wrong? The answer is everything.
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,…