Tod Browning's Freaks Did Sideshow Horror Before It Was Cool

Tod Browning's Freaks is an interesting film both on and off the screen. For one, this 80-minute story of a collection of characters in a freakshow raised lots of controversy when it originally premiered in 1932, primarily because its actors were actual circus "freaks." The film was so widely panned and controversial… » 9/14/14 9:00pm Sunday 9:00pm

Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger Get Pumped in His Prime

You haven't lived until you've seen the man who would become governor of California talk about "the pump." In the now legendary 1977 documentary Pumping Iron, a 28-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger describes the feeling in memorable terms. Put more bluntly, the Terminator likens lifting weights to having an orgasm. » 9/11/14 8:00pm Thursday 8:00pm

This Early Take on Who Framed Roger Rabbit Never Made It To the Theater

As a kid, the wow-factor of seeing live action and animation come together in Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a mind-blowing blast of: Howdedoodat? The 1988 feature we know and love was actually Disney's second attempt at bringing this particular story to life, and a new-to-the-internet clip from 1983 reveals how much the… » 9/08/14 9:00pm 9/08/14 9:00pm

Party On, Dudes! Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure Is Now on Netflix

Time travel is tricky business. If done right it can be an effective narrative device, but when abused it becomes a muddled mess of questions. "Wait, he did what? When? Where? Wouldn't that change the future? I mean, the past? ARGGG." But Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure totally nails it because, in the end, the… » 9/07/14 9:00pm 9/07/14 9:00pm

Bid Farewell To The Great Joan Rivers With Her Perfect Documentary

Oh no, not Joan. The legend died today at 81 after complications from vocal chord surgery, a fantastically unfair finale for one of the world's most irrepressible personalities. Tonight, honor her legacy and be awed by her trailblazing five-decade career with her 2010 documentary, A Piece of Work. » 9/04/14 8:00pm 9/04/14 8:00pm

You Can Rent This 1962 Epic, But Should Really See it On The Big Screen

Usually movie nights on Giz are where we suggest something you can stream from the comfort of your home, like, right now. So yes: Technically, you can rent Lawrence of Arabia and queue it up this eve while you watch from the sofa. I won't tell you not to do that. But consider this post a kind of heads-up: If the 1962… » 9/03/14 8:40pm 9/03/14 8:40pm

You Won't Have a Long Face If You Watch BoJack Horseman


BoJack Horseman, the latest Netflix original series, is a good show. Unlike Netflix breakouts like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, it's not getting a ton of attention... but it deserves a wide viewership, or at least as wide a viewership a droll adult animated comedy can get. The cast is dynamite. Will… » 9/01/14 8:00pm 9/01/14 8:00pm

Are We Having Fun Yet? Binge on Party Down All Holiday Weekend Long

Party Down, a short-lived Starz series about struggling actors working for a catering company—was and remains one of the best comedies ever to grace our TVs, and yet it was only two sweet seasons long. But now you have an excuse to Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh all over again, because the series has landed on Hulu Plus. » 8/29/14 8:00pm 8/29/14 8:00pm

This Hilarious, Brilliantly Edited Tribute To Film Noir Is a Classic

In 1982, irrepressibly goofy comedian Steve Martin starred in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, a film noir with a whole cast of cinematic heavy hitters. Humphrey Bogart! Cary Grant! Bette Davis! Veronica Lake! All these stars helped popularize the dark genre, but this black-and-white was a affectionately silly spoof, with a… » 8/28/14 8:00pm 8/28/14 8:00pm

The First High School Show That Showed Us It Was Okay to Be Different

Long before her Emmy-winning turn as a bipolar CIA officer on Homeland, Claire Danes played typical teenager Angela Chase. In doing so, she showed an entire generation, including me, that high school was not a perfect place, and that was totally fine. My So-Called Life debuted 20 years ago this week. » 8/26/14 8:00pm 8/26/14 8:00pm