31 Oct

Tom Cruise Went To Even Greater Extremes Than Real Top Gun Pilots For Top Gun: Maverick

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There are a lot of actors who end up putting so much of themselves into the characters they play that they become almost indistinguishable from one another in terms of personality or expressions. Likewise, there are characters whose entire schtick is that they are meant to remind us of the actors who play them. Well, […]

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31 Oct

Weird Al Talks About The 'Kind Of Devastating' Failure Of His First Movie, UHF

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“Weird” Al Yankovic’ was riding high as pop music’s preeminent parodist when he opted to make his feature filmmaking debut in 1989 with “UHF.” The film stars the musician as a lovable loser who’s put in charge of Channel 62, a bare-bones operation buried deep in the UHF dial (you see, kids, televisions used to […]

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31 Oct

Monsters: The Dead Is The Adorable Horror Card Game Where You Bluff Your Way Through '80s Horror Icons

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Over the past few years, independent board game publisher Vigour Games has carved out a niche in the social deduction space. With games like “GROWL” and “Chaosmos,” Vigour focuses on games where judging your opponents and remembering their actions is the key to victory. This Halloween marks the addition of a new bluffing game to […]

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31 Oct

Black Mirror Traces Its DNA Back To A Groundbreaking Made-For-TV BBC Movie

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“Black Mirror” holds a fascinating place in the television cultural landscape. I remember the days when the Channel 4 sci-fi anthology series had just dropped on Netflix, prior to the streaming service developing new seasons of their own. Everyone was excited to watch a new take on “The Twilight Zone” for a more cynical generation, and […]

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31 Oct

Joe Dante Thought Steven Spielberg Had Sent Him Gremlins By Mistake

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One of the great things about this time of year is that there are a handful of films that straddle the holiday divide between Halloween and Christmas. Family favorites like “The Nightmare Before Christmas” or nasty slashers like “Silent Night, Deadly Night” really lean into the holiday cheer (or fear) and have become year’s end […]

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31 Oct

Stargirl Canceled After Three Seasons At The CW

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The butchering of The CW continues, with the grim reaper of TV cancellations claiming yet another victim: “Stargirl.” “Stargirl” first aired in the short-lived streaming service DC Universe, alongside “Titans,” “Doom Patrol,” “Swamp Thing,” “Young Justice: Outsiders,” and “Harley Quinn.” That streaming service had surprisingly good programming, offering very different superhero experiences for any kind of fan. Sadly, it […]

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31 Oct

The 14 Best Nathan For You Episodes, Ranked

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One of the greatest things to grace our televisions in 2022 was HBO’s “The Rehearsal,” the devastatingly funny and complex comedy series by Nathan Fielder. It’s the spiritual successor to the Canadian entertainer’s previous series, “Nathan For You,” in which he poses as a ‘business expert’ looking to help out struggling businesses. The twist, of course, […]

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31 Oct

Tar, Till And Other Oscar Hopefuls Are Struggling At The Box Office

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The weekend box office was largely dominated by superheroes in the form of “Black Adam” and horror flicks like “Prey for the Devil,” “Smile,” and “Halloween Ends.” What else is new? Horror and superheroes get the job done and they have propped up the industry for more than two years now. But awards season is […]

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31 Oct

The Daily Stream: Barbarian Is The Best Horror Movie You Can Watch This Halloween

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(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: “Barbarian”Where You Can Stream It: HBO MaxThe Pitch: Trusting strangers can be scary, but staying at their house can be absolutely terrifying. Airbnbs have offered an […]

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31 Oct

Happy Halloween! Here's A First Look At Evil Dead Rise

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Happy Halloween, /Film readers! This is one of our favorite holidays, and honestly, we can’t think of any better way to celebrate than with the first look at Lee Cronin’s “Evil Dead Rise,” the fifth installment in Sam Raimi’s gloriously gory franchise. Warner Bros. released the first still from the film on its Twitter account, […]

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