30 Jun

Comedy Legend Carl Reiner, ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator and ‘Ocean’s 11’ Franchise Star, Has Died at 98

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“Every morning, I pick up my newspaper, get the obituary section, and see if I’m listed. If I’m not, I’ll have my breakfast.” This is the morning routine of comedy legend Carl Reiner as detailed in the HBO documentary film If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast. Unfortunately, the creator of The Dick Van […]

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30 Jun

‘Hamilton’ Review: Filmed Version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Musical is Somehow Both Miraculous and Slightly Underwhelming

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Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s hip-hop musical Hamilton is an unqualified masterpiece: a once-in-a-generation combination of brilliant writing, indelible performances, and spectacular music that became a genuine pop culture phenomenon and crossed over into the mainstream. So it feels strange to say that director Thomas Kail‘s filmed version of Hamilton, which was shot with the original cast at the […]

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30 Jun

Cool Stuff: Mysterio’s Iron Man Illusion from ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Is Now a Haunting Statue

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One of the most memorable and visually arresting sequences from Spider-Man: Far From Home was the nightmare illusion sequence that Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) uses to disorient the webslinger. Easily the most haunting image from the tricky villain’s manufactured hallucinations is using a zombified Iron Man to scare the hell out of Peter Parker, who has […]

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30 Jun

The Morning Watch: Making of ‘Westworld’ Season 3, The ABCs of Cinematography & 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, go behind the scenes of the third season […]

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30 Jun

Superhero Bits: New X-Men Art By Alex Ross, Ray Fisher Lashes Out at Joss Whedon & More

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What DC Comics should you read if you’re just now digging into comics? What is the working title for the Ms. Marvel series on Disney+? Want to get a print of some new X-Men art by Alex Ross? Want to see Ryan Reynolds crash a charitable X-Men reunion? What did Justice League star Ray Fisher […]

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30 Jun

‘First Cow’, One of 2020’s Most Acclaimed Movies, is Getting a Digital Release Next Week

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Before the coronavirus changed everything, Kelly Reichardt‘s First Cow was generating great buzz from film fans. After a successful festival run, A24 released the movie to theaters March 6, 2020. But by the end of March,  movie theaters were shutting down, and A24 pulled First Cow, with promises to re-release it theatrically when things were back to normal. Unfortunately, […]

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30 Jun

‘Gamemaster’ Trailer: A Documentary Love Letter to Tabletop Games

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It’s never been a better time to be a tabletop game nerd. Attractive celebrities are obsessed with Dungeons & Dragons, Kickstarters for quirky board games raise millions of dollars, and documentaries are being made about the passionate community behind the board game industry. Concourse Media is making a board game documentary called Gamemaster, and they have […]

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29 Jun

Heads Up, Hollywood: Agents Can Vote For Oscars Now

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Thanks to a new vote from the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, agents – or “artists representatives” – are now eligible to cast votes for Academy Awards. Welcome to a new era of the Oscars. While some agents have been welcomed into the club of Academy membership over […]

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29 Jun

Hulu Takes Down an Episode of ‘Golden Girls’ Over Blackface Concerns

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Hulu has removed an episode of The Golden Girls over blackface concerns amid Hollywood’s grappling with troubling portrayals of race in film and TV. But as streamers have taken a machete to episodes featuring blackface like 30 Rock, Scrubs, and the Netflix comedy sketch series With Bob and David, and late-night hosts like Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel have publicly […]

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29 Jun

Blumhouse Television and Quibi Are on the Case for a New Murder Mystery Series

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With all of the star power behind it and millions of dollars sunk into it, why isn’t Quibi a success? Well, Blumhouse Television is on the case — with a murder mystery series being developed for the mobile streaming platform. Blumhouse TV and Quibi are teaming up to produce a new scripted murder mystery series […]

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