Saudi Arabia’s under-secretary for educational curricula and programs has found himself sacked after an official social studies textbook ran with a photo of King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the country’s leader from 1964 to 1975, seated next to none other than Jedi master Yoda.
The classic US stereotype of attempted Iranian ideological indoctrination via chants of “Death to America” and such has been old hat for quite some time. As noted by the New York Times on Saturday, in the past few years Iranian pro-government propaganda efforts have increasingly taken the form of rap videos glorifying…
Bill Nye the Science Guy, whose eponymous show wrapped up two decades ago in 1997 but been airing in syndication ever since, has some unfinished business with Disney.
One of Hollywood’s top contract management firms was sent scrambling this week after informed of a breach involving a wealth of confidential and proprietary data. Contained in the leak was invaluable information about the earnings of some of the world’s biggest musical talent during the era of Now That’s What I Call…
Mr. Nancy—played by Orlando Jones—makes his debut on the next episode of American Gods, and his fiery introduction is one of the season’s best scenes. He manifests in the cargo hold of a slave ship, bluntly telling the kidnapped Africans about the future that they and their descendants will inherit.
Movie fans rejoice! The obvious cinematic tale of John McAfee allegedly doing drugs, having sex, and going out of his mind in Belize will become a movie. Johnny Depp will play John McAfee, an obvious choice. But how will the A-lister manage to look as decrepit as the anti-virus software mogul? Bath salts, probably.
The team behind Wet Hot American Summer is making a comedy called Moon Cruise about, well, a cruise ship in space. Around the moon, presumably.
Man in the High Castle season two is going all-in on the presence of alternate universes. The show came back on Friday, and it used alternate universes to create parallels between characters in ways you wouldn’t expect.
At the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this weekend, Disney CEO Bob Iger said, “It is not a film that is, in any way, a political film. There are no political statements in it, at all.” That cannot be true. Star Wars is, and always has been, inherently political.
Stranger Things got two Emmy nominations this morning, both in the same category: Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media. Poor Stranger Things is going to split the vote against itself, isn’t it?
Westworld finished its first season last night. Most of the time, we learned exactly what we expected to— but that didn’t stop the show from delivering as many punches as it could on the way there.
The boarding school is a staple of young adult literature, mainly because adventures are much easier to find when parents are nowhere to be found. Plus, all the emotion of being away from home and having to negotiate a while new environment is baked into the set-up. And you can have your protagonists together 24/7.…
The Addams Family premiered 25 years ago. Both it and its sequel, Addams Family Values, are strange films. Not because they’re about the Addamses, but because they’re best enjoyed as vignettes—and that aspect actually makes them one of the most faithful movie adaptations out there.
The extended Suicide Squad cut is only eleven minutes longer than the theatrical cut, not nearly enough to contain all the pure awesome that Jared Leto delivered to the set every day. If you were wondering what’s missing, well one fan has looked at all the available footage and figured out what Joker scenes we still…
On Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, doctors told Kim that a third pregnancy would be risky and even life-threatening owing to a potential complication known as a “retained placenta.” Here’s what that means, and why Kim is now seriously considering getting a surrogate mother.
Yesterday, the New York Times published a short profile on the current state of Warner Bros. titled “Warner Bros., Quietly Thriving, Recasts Its Own Story.” That article repeats a refrain we’ve heard from this company before: Why does everyone keep saying we’re in trouble? All those badly-reviewed movies still made…
As winter starts to dig its way in, Netflix cycles through another set of movies. This time around, you’ll see the return of the Gilmore Girls, a couple of Stephen King classics, and more.
September marks the beginning of fall, and that chill in the air means more excuses to sit inside binging on Netflix. This month, Netflix brings along som originals and some true classics.
The Nutcracker, one of the latest films in Disney’s stable of live-action versions of classic tales, has just cast Kiera Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy.