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Pickstarter: Jewish Comix Anthology

It’s Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay come to life: Alternate History Comics has launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish the Jewish Comix Anthology. 47 artists including… more

Rumor Mill Churns Out Possible BEETLEJUICE 2

If you’ve felt lately that your life is a dark room- one. big. dark. room.- here’s a ray of light for you. Rumors are swirling like a sandworm around… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more


Literally everything in the known LEGO universe is awesome, including – but not limited to – this blooper reel from The LEGO Movie. Seems to be legit bloopers coming straight… more


Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem is a meditation in mathematical-dystopian-future-weirdness that both completes a trilogy that includes 1985′s Brazil and 1995′s Twelve Monkeys and answers the question: “What would Christoph… more

Fight to Survive and Win a Copy of AFTER THE DARK

Inevitably, the dystopian future will be completely game-ified, if The Hunger Games and The Running Man and Battle Royale and so forth have even a grain of truth to them (… more

AMC Teams with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg on PREACHER

We’ve all been wrestling with emptiness following the Breaking Bad finale, and with Mad Men entering a split final season, it was easy to slip into dark thoughts like, “This… more

Elizabeth Banks to Direct PITCH PERFECT 2

Multi-hyphenate turned triple-threat Elizabeth Banks adds “director” to her business card, as she plans to make her feature directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2. Banks co-starred in and produced the… more

Odd City’s New Limited Edition SECRET OF NIMH Artwork

If great things from your childhood make you weep then get ready for some serious Claire Danes-cry face: Austin, TX-based Odd City has teamed up with up-and-coming illustrator Erica Williams… more

On Reading: LITTLE FAILURE by Gary Shteyngart

When you find a book you love, you may have also found a writer you hate in that Mean Girls-style jealously masked as loathing kind of way. This is the… more

False Alarm: Homeland Security Called in on Google Glass Explorer

The future is now, so hide your books from the thought police or whichever mixed metaphor from high school English class you so choose, and get this: A Google Glass… more

On Reading: Dave Eggers’ THE CIRCLE

I read Dave Eggers’ latest novel, “The Circle,” on my Kindle. It learned my reading speed within the first few “pages” and then reported to me with a timestamp in… more


Sam Claflin’s making the rounds, post-Hunger Games, with an all-new haircut in The Quiet Ones, a new movie set for an April 25th opening, and which looks like The Conjuring-meets-The… more


There’s kind of a dream team behind Mr. Peabody and Sherman: Dreamworks Animation, which gave us the deeply awesome How to Train Your Dragon; director Rob Minkoff, (The Lion King);… more


After the Dark, due out February 7th, looks like another welcome entry into the cannon of YA-Dystopian-Future movies.  A professor challenges his class in a final assignment to decide who… more

GIRLS: Season Three Preview

Girls returns with a 2-part premiere Sunday night, and with it the inevitable tsunami of “public feelings about Girls.” So many contributions to that already robust canon actually constitute feelings… more

Burrito Box: Vending Machine Offers Gas Station Gourmet

Well, L.A. has gotten one step closer to becoming a caricature of itself: an artisanal burrito vending machine has been fully operational at a West Hollywood gas station for… more


The power of the people keeps making itself known in the story of The Square, a documentary film from director Jehane Noujaim that goes right into the center of the… more

THE AMERICANS: Season 2 Preview

The wait is (really not) almost over and the FX sleeper hit about the Cold War sleeper cell gone live on US soil, The Americans, returns in February. Season 1… more

Benedict Cumberbatch Recites R. Kelly Lyrics

If you’re wondering what that sound was last night, it was our nation’s most easily wooed hitting the floor after a collective lust blackout. Benedict Cumberbatch, noted British person and… more

Doug Dorst, the Writer Behind JJ Abrams’ S.

Doug Dorst had JJ Abrams on the phone. Though he’s an accomplished novelist and his work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, ZYZZYVA, and other journals, as well as… more

Holiday Gift Guide: Grumpy Cat, Pulp Fiction and a Super Book for Superheroes

You won’t need a car charger, headphones, protective cases, or extended warranties for the old standby in the art of gift-giving: The Book. What’s it called?: Grumpy Cat,… more

Review: VIKINGS on Blu-Ray

Vikings was likely easily missed in the cultural obsesstorm that surrounds its first cousin in dirtyface television, Game of Thrones. But the storm has calmed, and in its wake is… more


The Short: Free Birds goes on a wild turkey chase in search of a story and gets about halfway there, but it’ll make your kids laugh along the way…. more