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Book Review: FREE TO FALL

To the pantheon of Young Adult fiction that includes “dystopian future” and “paranormal teen romance,” we now add “sci-chic.” Lauren Miller’s Free to Fall is her second novel categorized… more

Next Year’s Disneynature Movie is MONKEY KINGDOM

From the team that brought you African Cats, Chimpanzee, and Bears, comes Monkey Kingdom, next year’s Disneynature movie. Monkey Kingdom is the story of a mother and baby monkey struggling… more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more

Potboiler LLC: “The Future of Publishing” from a Google Analytics Veteran

The next chapter in the beleaguered story of books reads like something straight out of Dave Eggers’ techie dystopia The Circle. Potboiler LLC, a company headed up by Jeff Gillis… more

Snaps for Samuel L. Jackson’s Slam Poem About BOY MEETS WORLD

Samuel L. Jackson stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform a showstopping slam poem about ’90s kids’ favorite sitcom Boy Meets World. He covers all the high… more

Book Review: ‘Salvage’ by Alexandra Duncan

Everything new is old again in Salvage, Alexandra Duncan’s debut novel; it’s a feminist, sci-fi, YA epic, and while that’s a hell of a genre mash, it… more

See The Rock in the New Trailer for HERCULES

Brett Ratner is not messing around with this mega-version of Hercules, everyone’s favorite demi-god. It’s an adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, which picks up after Hercules… more

TRAILER: The Maze Runner

At some point, there’s going to be a Hunger Games for franchises hoping to be the next Hunger Games. Here we have the next contender: The Maze Runner, based on… more

Get a Peek at This Fall’s Animated Feature HOME

20th Century Fox and Dreamworks have released Almost Home, an animated short in advance of their full-length feature Home, out this Fall. A group of aliens are on the hunt… more

Book Review: The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Amidst the white noise and the sound and the fury and the cat videos cluttering the internet, there are small pockets of quiet clarity: McSweeney’s Internet Tendency is one… more

Jason Schwartzman’s Don’t Talk PSA for Alamo Drafthouse

Handsome Indie Darling Jason Schwartzman teamed up with the chain of beloved Texas cinemas Alamo Drafthouse to film a “Don’t Talk” PSA to run before movies. 100% of his own… more

Book Review: DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you… more

Ballad of a Wifi Hero with H. Jon Benjamin

The dulcet, human aural chocolate voice of H. Jon Benjamin (Bob’s Burgers, Archer) stars in this exclusive, old-school-Nintendo-style animated adaptation of the famed McSweeney’s short story, “In Which I Fix… more

Dystopian Future Watch: Don’t Tase Me With a Drone, Bro

It’s just one more step in the unrelenting march towards our inevitable dystopian future: Chaotic Moon Studios puts the “fun” in “likely fundamental violation of physical integrity” with CUPID: the… more

Here’s a New Trailer for Laika’s THE BOXTROLLS

The geniuses at Laika, who brought us Coraline and Paranorman, could animate a cardboard box and we’d probably love it. So they did exactly that with the upcoming The Boxtrolls… more

SNL Promo: Lena Dunham with The National

Lena Dunham’s hosting Saturday Night Live this week with musical guest The National, and Lena and Kate McKinnon got together for some Girls-themed sight gags and some of Lena’s trademark… more

Pickstarter: Help Finish a Ghost Apocalypse Film

You had me at “ghost apocalypse.” Jason Trost’s How to Save Us is an unfinished film wherein, “A young American man goes into hiding in Tasmania after the loss of… more

Seth Rogen Testifies Before Senate Panel On Alzheimer’s Disease

World’s Best Son-in-Law 2014 Seth Rogen took a break from being a self-described purveyor of gentalia-focused comedies to testify before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee as an Alzheimer’s Disease activist. He… more

SALEM: First Behind the Scenes Featurette

Here’s the first behind-the-scenes look at WGN America’s Salem, which will be the network’s first foray into scripted drama. It’s a dark, witchy take on the infamous 17th Century Salem… more

Better Late Than Never: CABARET

We continue with our series of writers volunteering to confess the classic movies they’ve never seen, and what they think after finally seeing those flicks. Today, Lauren Herstik… more

Dystopian Future Watch: London Underground Farms

The latest in Dystopian Future Watch takes us to the abandoned tunnels below London, where Growing Underground plans to revolutionize sustainable farming. Using hydroponics and LED lights, Richard Ballard and… more

Fans Petition for Leonardo DiCaprio to Appear With Meshuggah at Bonnaroo

Following this viral video du jour, a mashup of Leo in The Wolf of Wall Street and Meshuggah: …fans have started a petition to get Leonardo DiCaprio to appear with… more

GODZILLA Poster Revealed

It’s here! The Godzilla poster, just released, gives us our best look yet at The King of Monsters, hitting theaters May 16. He makes San Francisco look more like Small… more

Dystopian Future Watch:’s Virtual Ghosts

This latest addition in our ongoing coverage of dystopian future-is-now is extra creepy! In a flurry of sans serif typeface and beautifully curated stock photos, is offering you… more