‘Get Out’ director Jordan Peele says he’s done with the acting game

Well Get Out fans, we've got some bad news — and some good news. First, let's start with the bad news: In a preview for his CBS Sunday Morning interview with Tracy Smith, the comedian and Get Out director announced he was done with acting. "That’s the idea... Daniel Day-Lewis and I are both out," he said, referring to the legendary actor claiming that The Phantom Thread would (allegedly) be his last film. "Acting is just nowhere near … [Read more...]

Why you should watch ‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’ this weekend

Recently, it's felt almost like our duty to live in a world devoid of magic. When everything's falling apart, there's this pressure to "live in the real world" — to replace all wonder and hope with horror and pragmatism. Unless you're watching Mary and The Witch's Flower, which blurs the lines between fantasy and realism, turning the everyday into an enchantment. And luckily the US dub, featuring voice talent like Kate Winslet and Jim … [Read more...]

This sex-positive indie game is basically Nintendo meets porn

Warning: This post contains images that are NSFW Like the Shake Weight, the experience of vigorously jerking your phallic-looking Wii Remote up and down to win at Mario Party always felt a bit... NSFW. The 2006 game WarioWare: Smooth Moves didn't help. A Wii rhythm game, you were required to beat a variety of short "microgames" with motion control challenges that sped up the longer you stayed alive. One such microgame, entitled "Spray It, Don't … [Read more...]

‘John Wick’ is coming to TV (and yes, Keanu Reeves will be there)

The wildly successful dog revenge fantasy franchise John Wick is coming to premium cable, and expanding the film's universe beyond the steely gaze and monotone voice of Keanu Reeves' titular character. Starz and Lionsgate announced The Continental on Friday at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. While Reeves is attached to make some appearances, the TV adaptation will (as the name suggests) focus on The Continental Hotel, a refuge for … [Read more...]

‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator Dan Harmon delivers raw account and apology for sexual harassment

Every time a new sexual misconduct allegation comes to light, the fallout is double fold. First, we have to reckon with the awful abuse someone inflicted on someone else. Then, we suffer through yet another infuriating, vague, gutless, self-aggrandizing, template "apology." But Dan Harmon, creator of Community and Rick and Morty, just proved that true remorse — and even reconciliation — is possible, in the right circumstanceOn his … [Read more...]

‘She’s Gotta Have It’ actress to co-star in ‘Captain Marvel’ alongside Brie Larson

It's a good day to be the gorgeously talented breakout star of Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It, DeWanda Wise. Aside from the news that the Netflix show is getting a second season, she's also joining the star-studded cast of Captain Marvel in a role opposite Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson. Deadline broke the news in an exclusive, but details on her role or plot details for the upcoming superhero flick are scarce. With Anna Boden-Ryan Fleck at … [Read more...]

2017 was the year women took back their own narratives

The year began with a record-breaking march, and chant: "The pussy grabs back." At the time, it felt like an abstract promise. As the months went on, it became our warning, until it came to define 2017: the year women took back their narratives — both real and fictional. Turning the language of so-called "locker room talk” into our rallying cry was just the beginning of reappropriating "male-only" spaces to speak our truths. From … [Read more...]

Popular theory: ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ is noir as hell

The camera fades in on a man in bowler hat sitting in a chair, half cast in shadow. His gloved hand grips his chestnut hair in frustration as he gazes on the photo of a victim. He sighs as he leans forward, his face now illuminated, revealing our protagonist and a 2nd pair of eyes staring out from his hat. It's a-me, Mario. And it's-a my partner, Cappy. The new Mario game has some serious film noir vibes. Fans on Twitter have been picking up on … [Read more...]