Watch Freaks and Geeks, an Awesome Show From a More Peaceful Time

Remember Freaks and Geeks, the short-lived teen comedy produced by Judd Apatow before you knew who Judd Apatow was? The show starred Seth Rogen and James Franco some 15 years before the pair would help spark the international cyber-clusterfuck we know as the Sony Hacks. Forget about the hackers and just watch the show. » 12/20/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Absurdist Children's Classic Pee-Wee's Playhouse Is Now on Netflix

All 45 episodes of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, including its Christmas special, are now available on Netflix. The cult show, starring Paul Reubens as a mischievous man-child perpetually clad in an ill-fitting grey suit, is possibly the most bizarre children's program to air on network television, and definitely one of the… » 12/19/14 8:00pm Friday 8:00pm

1957 Anti-American Movie From North Korea Is the Only Legal Movie Now

Judging by Sony's decision to pull the Christmas release of The Interview and reports that it North Korea was behind the attack, it looks like the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has won. Or something. We may as well get used to watching all their movies. I heard on the internet that North Korean movies are the… » 12/17/14 8:00pm Wednesday 8:00pm

The Smartest Satire Leaving Netflix is the Teen Comedy Saved! 

Netflix is losing a bunch of great movies next month, including classics like 12 Angry Men. That's fine; Netflix changes movie rosters all the time, and we're getting Mean Girls back in the new year. But before it goes away, I recommend watching the second-best teen comedy that came out in 2004: Saved! » 12/15/14 8:00pm Monday 8:00pm

Toho Is Returning to Godzilla, So I Am Too

There is a special place reserved in my heart for kaiju. A love that I've cultivated through meticulous fandom and my brief four-month stay in kaiju's ancestral home of Japan. That's why when Toho, the Japanese production company responsible for the King of Monsters himself, announced that they were getting back into… » 12/14/14 9:00pm 12/14/14 9:00pm

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Is The Christmas Movie You Should Be Watching

Around this time of year, you'll probably notice that your late-night cable starts getting dominated by endless reruns of Love Actually. While it's undoubtedly a good Christmas flick, by this stage you can probably recite every Hugh Grant one-liner by heart. So, this Winter Solstice, celebrate with something a little… » 12/13/14 8:00pm 12/13/14 8:00pm

James Bond Will Return So Watch From Russia With Love

Bond is back next year in Spectre. And it's gonna be the best Bond yet. Duh. Spectre almost definitely will bring Bond back to the ultra cheesy roots it started from with the terror organization responsible for all of the Sean Connery films plots. In From Russia With Love, the second Bond film ever made, the… » 12/11/14 8:00pm 12/11/14 8:00pm

Forget the Jumanji Remake Rumors, Let's Rewatch the Orignal

A couple of years ago, news emerged that Sony Pictures was involved in a remake of the 90's classic Jumanji. But now Sony Pictures has been hacked (again) exposing all kinds of sensitive information. Is an update on that Jumanji remake hidden in there somewhere? Maybe—but the original is all I ever want to watch. » 12/10/14 8:00pm 12/10/14 8:00pm

The First Episode of Cheers is Sitcom Perfection

In her 2011 book Bossypants, Tina Fey explained the difficulty of writing a TV pilot. There are few things harder to write, since the objective is to introduce characters while maintaining both levity and humanity. Fey noted that Cheers might have one of the greatest pilots of all time. And she's absolutely right. » 12/09/14 8:00pm 12/09/14 8:00pm

Cameron Crowe's Coming-of-Age Film Is Good Life Advice

Sometimes, you just happen to see the right movie at the right moment in your life. Pretty much everything in the world was up in the air for me in late 2000—from where I'd move, to what I'd do with myself once I got there. And then I saw Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe's semi-autographical film about becoming a… » 12/03/14 8:15pm 12/03/14 8:15pm

Half of The Twilight Zone's Brilliance Was Its Faces

The Twilight Zone is probably the best TV show of all time. You're free to disagree, but you'd be wrong. So why not watch one of the greatest Twilight Zone episodes of all time tonight, "Mr. Dingle, The Strong"? It's a great example of one (often overlooked) feature that made the series so brilliant: Everyone in it… » 12/02/14 8:00pm 12/02/14 8:00pm

Broad City Has Some Advice On How to Survive Your Next Holiday Party 

If you have yet to watch the delightfully absurd Broad City, put it at the top of your holiday binge list. The web series turned Comedy Central show follows two hapless but well-meaning broads who get into misadventures like taking a job to clean an apartment in their underwear and hiding weed, uh, down there. » 12/01/14 8:00pm 12/01/14 8:00pm

Ralph McQuarrie Is Star Wars, and This Mini Doc Proves It

The internet is understandably excited about the new Star Wars trailer. I have no problems considering myself a mega ultra super fan. I've made pilgrimages to conventions around the country and seeing new live-action Star Wars footage that isn't the prequels is really exciting. But there's one name that's been… » 11/30/14 9:00pm 11/30/14 9:00pm

Watch Kevin Spacey Be Nice, Then Evil in '21'

The most recent instalment in the Call of Duty franchise is notable — not because of the running around and blowing stuff up, that's dull — but because Kevin Spacey plays a genuine, multi-faceted character. He starts out nice, and ends up trying to destroy the world with poison gas whilst being a racist or something.… » 11/29/14 8:00pm 11/29/14 8:00pm