Happy 40th birthday to Dawn Of The Dead, the first great zombie satire flick

Today is April 20, one of those dates that seems to come weirdly pre-loaded with cultural significance—whether you’re talking about weed, 20th century dictators, or the state of school safety in good old 2019. (And, hey: Shout-out to everyone going absolutely buck-wild celebrating the 1912 death of Dracula author Bram…

Stephen Colbert offers a very sweet tribute after death of his long-time cameraman

“Sincerity” is not a tone often evoked in the world of late-night TV talk. But when it does arrive, it’s often at the hands of Stephen Colbert, who—despite his irony-soaked beginnings—has always known when to get real with his audience. Said real Colbert was in full display earlier this week, when he took time out of

Marvel makes room for some great acting during an awkward parental car ride

Is there anything more intrinsically Peter Parker than being trapped in the back seat of a supervillain’s car—but only because he’s actually his ride? Spider-Man: Homecoming spends large swaths of its running time watching Tom Holland’s Peter juggle his day-to-day life against his wider franchise obligations (sorry,…

ABC assembles a frankly ridiculous cast to do live remakes of All In The Family and The Jeffersons

The “classic TV series reboot” is an established and inescapable factor of the television landscape these days, with executives and writers eagerly hoovering up whatever lingering traces of lasting sentiment or nostalgia might be associated with a given, ostensibly moribund property. At this point, there have now been…

MoviePass reportedly lost a ludicrous 90 percent of subscribers over the last 12 months

As pop culture journalists—and not, say, medical school textbook authors, those high-flying hotshots of the written word—we really don’t get enough opportunities to use the word “hemorrhage” in our day-to-day lives. Which is why we’re feeling especially grateful to embattled movie ticket subscription service MoviePass…

This trailer for Sundance horror hit The Lodge plays out a bit like The Shining in miniature

Here’s a nice little dose of later-afternoon nastiness for all you horror movie fans out there: The new trailer for Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s upcoming release The Lodge, about a young woman named Grace (Riley Keough), whose trip to a remote cabin with her boyfriend (Richard Armitage) and his kids goes about…