30 Jan

The Importance of Being Earnest: Why Activist Filmmakers Must Go Big or Go Extinct

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Australia is burning. It’s hard to comprehend the scope of the disaster: a blaze covering an area that would stretch around the borders of the contiguous United States, leaving a billion animals dead, likely rendering numerous species extinct, and creating smoke plumes that cloud even New Zealand’s skies, two thousand kilometres away. It is, along […]

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30 Jan

Cool Stuff: New ‘Star Wars’ Prints Pay Tribute to Baby Yoda and ‘Rogue One’

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If you don’t have $350 to spend on the new life-size Baby Yoda figure that was just unveiled by Sideshow Collectibles, maybe you can spend a little less money to honor the little guy from The Mandalorian with a special print from Dark Ink by artist Juan Carlos Ruiz Burgos. But that’s not all that […]

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30 Jan

‘Free Fall’ Book Will Tell the Poe Dameron Origin Story

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Because no question in the world of Star Wars will ever go unanswered, we’re now getting a Poe Dameron origin story. The book Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Free Fall (yes, it has all of those colons) will arrive this summer, and delve into Poe’s teen years, when he ran away from home to discover who he really […]

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30 Jan

‘Palm Springs’ Review: The Lonely Island Scores With a Hilarious Time Loop Rom-Com [Sundance 2020]

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Historically, when The Lonely Island (the comedy trio of Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg) makes movies, those movies don’t perform well at the box office but eventually become cult hits. That may be about to change with Palm Springs, a Groundhog Day-style rom-com which has “mainstream hit” written all over it. The film, […]

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30 Jan

First Episode of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Available for Free on YouTube for a Limited Time

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Do you want to watch Star Trek: Picard, but you’re too cheap to pay for a CBS All Access subscription until the entire series is available for you to binge watch in a single week? Well, we have some good news. The first episode of Picard, starring Sir Patrick Stewart as the legendary Starfleet Captain […]

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30 Jan

How the Impeccable Sound Design of ‘Little Women’ Brings Greta Gerwig’s Adaptation to Life

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Year after year, “award season” sees nominations for sound categories go to big, bombastic films filled with special effects. This isn’t inherently bad — the work that goes into creating and mixing these otherworldly sounds takes immense effort and skill — but in the process, more subtle artistry tends to be overlooked. Case in point: […]

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30 Jan

Cool Stuff: This Life-Size Baby Yoda from Sideshow Collectibles is Absolutely Perfect

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We’ve already seen a bunch of forthcoming merchandise from The Mandalorian that will finally bring home the adorable creature everyone calls Baby Yoda. But the most perfect version of The Child was still yet to come, and we finally have a look at it today. Sideshow Collectibles has announced their partnership with Legacy Effects to […]

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30 Jan

‘The Magicians’ Delivers One of the Most Heartbreaking Moments of the Entire Series in “The Mountain of Ghosts”

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Grief is a lonely thing—something deeply painful and personal that can’t be fully shared with anyone, even if you’ve both loved and lost the same person. But even if grief can’t be completely shared and understood by another, it can be helpful to mourn with others. Alice and Eliot are the two characters on The Magicians who […]

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30 Jan

LOL: Conan O’Brien Roasts Adam Sandler During AARP’s Annual Movie Awards

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First of all, yes, we’re as surprised as you are to learn that the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has an annual awards ceremony called the Movies for Grown Ups Awards. Quite literally, this is your father’s awards show. It’s also your grandfather’s awards show, not to mention your grandmother and your mother. But […]

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30 Jan

The Morning Watch: ‘Legend of Zelda’ in the Style of Studio Ghibli, ‘The Gentlemen’ Scene Breakdown & More

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, watch a fanmade trailer for a Legend of […]

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