Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is grueling and gruesome. It’s a deliberately pretentious art-house movie, cast with some of the biggest stars on the planet. It’s horrifying on many levels—and yet there’s something deeply admirable about it. Whatever the opposite of “crowd-pleaser” is, this movie is it.
It’s a great time to be a fan of scifi-fantasy author N.K. Jemisin. Her latest book, The Stone Sky, just came out yesterday. The previous novel in her Broken Earth series, The Obelisk Gate, won a Hugo last week. And the first book in the series, The Fifth Season (which won the 2016 Hugo), is being adapted into a TV…
Shawn Levy is busy as hell. He’s one of the producers behind the highly-anticipated second season of Stranger Things, plus he has the Uncharted adaptation and the Starman remake on his directorial slate. But he’s also got his eye on an original movie that is, as it happens, also scifi: The Fall.
The previous seasons of The Leftovers focused on the devastating aftereffects of the Departure, an event that altered reality and coaxed some mighty strange behavior from those left behind. Season three began last night, and instead of looking back, the world is now looking ahead—to the end.
In September we got the first look at Collateral Beauty, which stars Will Smith as a grieving man who encounters human-looking manifestations of Death, Time, and Love. Or... are they actors hired by his concerned friends? We’re still not sure what’s really going on, though this second trailer does lean way more into…
“YouTube has a problem...the most recent one involves something that I absolutely hate, which is drama,” Pewdiepie, YouTube’s biggest star, said in a video on Saturday that is approaching three million views. “Drama is the hot new thing. Drama is what everyone is talking about.”
If you thought that the Reddit drama had ended with the ousting of Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, think again: according to a series of posts, Pao didn’t make the decision to fire anybody: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanion did.
Hannibal is back for its third season, its carnage-drenched season two finale still lingering in viewers’ minds. The premiere’s title, “Antipasto,” suggests we’re about to see a pre-meal taste of what’s to come, and indeed many familiar characters (the ones who are still alive, anyway) don’t yet appear.
Comics are no strangers to the sometimes weird world of Book bans in the US — but in 2014, more comics than ever made the American Library Association's list of challenged books. One in particular: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga, called out for, among other things, being anti-family. Buh-wha?
The company selling off .SUCKS domains is making celebrities and brands pay premium prices to snatch up their .SUCKS addresses before their enemies do first. This is pissing off ICANN, the group tasked with regulating domains, which sees the scheme as a coercive shakedown.
Amazon and publishing company Hachette remain in negotiations after a very public brawl over ebook pricing, and Amazon's pulling out some down and dirty trick to win its battle, including jacking up Hachette book prices. Amazon's latest gambit is more carrot than stick: Amazon executive David Naggar sent a letter to a…
"This is the little baby [bunny] we've been feeding for a week," says the mom. "Oh, there's your mommy, go get her" she continues, leaving the bunny on the grass. Too bad a falcon was quietly gliding above this lovely scene. Nature!
Netflix made history last night by scoring three Emmys—in the process becoming the first company to win awards for online-only shows.
"I’m writing this for everyone who struggles with addiction, but I really want men with eating disorders (diagnosed and undiagnosed) to read this," writes comedian Jamie Kilstein in Jezebel. Actually, everyone should read this heartbreaking tale.
This lady told this guy: "STAY AWAY FROM ME + MY FAMILY YOU ARE SICK TRYING TO RENT AN APARTMENT IN MY BUILDING TO STALK ME. LEAVE ME ALONE!!!”
Justin Carter may get eight years in prison after someone called the cops following a distasteful Facebook comment. The 18-year-old Carter said "Oh yeah, I'm real messed up in the head, I'm going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts." The father claims he was joking and has no guns.
This wonderful 53-minute movie, released for free on Vimeo and produced with no budget, tells the story of of a high schooler obsessed with experiencing the world through technologically created sound bites.
We all increasingly rely on non-verbal forms of communication—email, IM, texting—to let people know what's going on in our lives. That's great for us, but it's causing headaches in Hollywood when it comes to creating drama.