‘Spotlight’ succeeds on every level, living up to Best Picture hype

It’s a good year in film when you see a movie that affirms everything you love about the artform. Riveting story, great writing, strong direction and excellent acting from the cast. When every aspect of a film come together to create a work that is exceptional, it’s a reminder of why we love movies, why […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Actress Amy Schumer performs onstage as Baby Buggy celebrates 15 years with 'An Evening with Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer' presented by Bank of America - Inside at Beacon Theatre on November 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Baby Buggy)

Beacon Theatre Charity Comedy Show Nearing $450 Secondary Market Ticket Average

It’s always fun to have a night filled with laughter by some of the most well known comedians; it’s an even added benefit when it’s for a good cause. That’s the case this week when Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer hosts Baby Buggy’s 15th anniversary celebration, an event created by Jerry’s wife, Jessica. Baby Buggy […]


Today in bad ideas: A ‘Memento’ remake is in development

Christopher Nolan’s Memento is only 15 years old, but that’s apparently a long enough period for a remake to be considered. Yes, seriously — a remake of Nolan’s 2000 film is soon to be in development, according to The Hollywood Reporter. International production group AMBI Pictures recently acquired the rights to 400 movies from Exclusive […]

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‘SNL’ recap: ‘SNL’ returns to normal with Elizabeth Banks

After the hoopla of last week’s Donald Trump episode, Saturday Night Live returned to normal with first-time host Elizabeth Banks. This episode felt looser and less tense, which was most likely helped by having a seasoned comedic actor like Banks as host, and not a presidential candidate prone to calling people “loser.” Through five episodes […]


Grantland’s podcasts brought diverse perspective to those who might have missed it

Media consumption is now a niche-based activity. Whether it’s television, online or print, if we don’t like the way something is presented or the lens through which it’s packaged, we find a different website, change the channel or put away the newspaper. Sometimes this is for our benefit. Why listen to film a critic with different […]

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‘SNL’ recap: Donald Trump leads to big ratings, but few laughs

Enough has been written about Donald Trump’s appearance on Saturday Night Live during the past week that I’m not going to add another take on whether he should have hosted or not. We know why SNL would want Trump (ratings), and we know why Trump would want to host (ego), so it makes perfect sense for […]


Lorne, or The Whale (and what he might mean for the future of ‘WTF’)

For six years, Marc Maron has hosted a podcast, WTF. The show has become so popular and influential that this past summer, President Barack Obama sat down in Maron’s garage — which doubles as his studio — for a chat. During a discussion at a New Yorker Festival event last month, Maron let the audience […]


Who could the villainous Zoom be on ‘The Flash’?

The Flash hasn’t slowed down in becoming the best superhero show on television. This season, we’ve seen the introduction of many new characters. We’ve met Detective West’s new partner Patty Spivot, Firestorm’s new half Jax Jackson, the future Hawkgirl Kendra Saunders, and even King Shark has made an appearance. But the most interesting new character […]


‘Burnt’ works as Bradley Cooper showcase, fails as actual movie

Do you like Bradley Cooper? I like Bradley Cooper. So if you’re in that camp, you’ll probably like Burnt. It’s a showcase for Cooper, which shouldn’t be a surprise if you’ve seen the posters that only feature him standing in a restaurant kitchen wearing his chef’s whites and a “Do you feel lucky, punk?” glare with arms […]