La La Land rules 2017 Academy Awards nominations; Who are favorites and snubs?

La La Land has been the favorite of filmgoers this fall and throughout the 2016 awards season, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the musical dominated the Academy Award nominations announced Tuesday morning. The film earned 14 nominations, tied for the most in Oscars history, including Best Picture, Best Director for Damian Chazelle, Best […]


Split is mediocre fun as horror film, self-indulgent in big reveal

Split is a decently creepy horror film from M. Night Shyamalan with an overblown twist that won’t matter to many. M. Night Shyamalan hasn’t seemed like a director really worth following for the past 10 years. That’s presuming the general belief that Lady in the Water (2006) was his “jump the shark” moment as a filmmaker of consequence. […]


Homeland season 6, episode 2 recap: The Man in the Basement

Homeland continued its sixth season and first primarily in New York City on Sunday with a stronger episode than the premiere, but still weak overall. The second episode of season six entitled “The Man in the Basement” revealed a lot about where season six will take us after a season premiere that didn’t really give viewers many […]


SNL recap: Aziz Ansari rips Trump, Putin stays shirtless, loving La La Land

In its first show since the Trump inauguration, Saturday Night Live with host Aziz Ansari take on the new administration. On Friday, WWE Hall of Famer Donald Trump held a sparsely attended presidential inauguration that is sure to usher in one to four years of angry tweets about Saturday Night Live. During the upcoming time […]


In new Logan trailer, Wolverine cedes spotlight to young X-23

Wolverine isn’t the only mutant popping claws anymore. One of the more intriguing aspects of long promotional campaigns for blockbuster movies is the differences in trailers, as the studio attempts to appeal to different audiences or show that the film in question is more than an action flick or a dark drama. Fox released the […]


‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ moving to Netflix as part of a Jerry Seinfeld mega-deal; is Crackle in trouble?

Streaming network Crackle is known for Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Well, was known, anyway; Senfield is taking the show to Netflix, as part of a massive new production and content deal. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety both reported Tuesday (at exactly the same time) that Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will air new episodes on Netflix […]


Sherlock recap: Was ‘The Final Problem’ both a season and series finale?

Well, that Sherlock finale was certainly something. But was it good? Let’s discuss. Sherlock’s season 4 finale (ominously bearing the title “The Final Problem,” a nod to the Arthur Conan Doyle tale that saw Sherlock Holmes’ original literary demise) wrapped the season up tightly, if not satisfactorily. Here’s what happened, and it’s fairly spoiler-ish from here on […]


Homeland season 6, episode 1 recap: Fair Game

Homeland started its sixth season on Sunday night, and immediately rectified the biggest cliffhanger from the fifth season finale — and not in a good way. In that finale, Carrie Mathieson stood over a comatose Peter Quinn, with Quinn seemingly destined for a vegetative lifestyle if he did manage to survive. After closing and barring […]