A Review of Jo Koy’s Easter Sunday

A Review of Jo Koy's Easter Sunday

Jo Koy as Joe Valencia in easter sunday.Photo: Universal Pictures It’s a rare thing these days for a studio comedy to get a theatrical release without a blockbuster intellectual property to back them up. That makes easter sunday feel like an event in some respects—certainly as a landmark of Filipino representation in mainstream American culture, … Read more

Zoe Saldaña talks about Nichelle Nichols and playing Uhura

Zoe Saldaña talks about Nichelle Nichols and playing Uhura

Zoe SaldanaPhoto: Greg Doherty (Getty Images) TV icon Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura on star trek and used her status to promote various ways to support women and people of color, died over the weekend at the age of 89. Nichols continued to be a part of the star trek family after the original show … Read more

Season 6, Episode 11, “Breaking Bad”

Season 6, Episode 11, "Breaking Bad"

Bob Odenkirk in Better Call SaulPhoto: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television He left that funky Saul Goodman shirt and tie on the department store rack, but make no mistake: Last week’s caper with Jeff and the mall-security team took Gene Takovic right back into the world of Saul Goodman. And one mysterious, contentious phone call in … Read more

Taylor Swift issues statement on those 170+ trips her private jet took this year

Taylor Swift issues statement on those 170+ trips her private jet took this year

Taylor SwiftPhoto: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images) It’s often hard to quantify the excesses of the rich and powerful. Sure, we can clock the total cost of a red carpet outfit, do some napkin math to figure out how much a big gala must have cost, or watch the super-mansion price listings like very jealous hawks. … Read more

Whoops, Peacock added no new paid subscribers over the last quarter

Whoops, Peacock added no new paid subscribers over the last quarter

Photo: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy’s Inc. There are certain headlines you typically want to avoid when you’re trying to get a relatively new streaming service off the ground—a period where nothing is quite so important as convincing users, daunted at the thought of signing up for another goddamn login, that you’ve got the vital … Read more

A Review Of DC League Of Super-Pets

A Review Of DC League Of Super-Pets

(from left) Dwayne Johnson as Krypto and John Krasinski as Superman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated action adventure DC League Of Super-Pets.Photo: Warner Bros. Behind every great superhero, apparently, there’s a super-pet—or there should be. Buried like a Kryptonite bone beneath all the explosions, jokes, booming music, superhero derring-do, and mega-star voices, that’s the basic … Read more

Noah Baumbach’s White Noise open Venice Film Festival

Noah Baumbach's White Noise open Venice Film Festival

Adam Driver (Getty Images, Pascal Le Segretain) and Greta Gerwig (Getty Images, Lars Niki)Photo: The AV Club The Venice Film Festival has officially found its opener in Noah Baumbach’s White Noise. The director’s adaptation of the seminal Don DeLillo novel will see its world premiere at the onset of the festival on August 31—per variety, … Read more

season 6, episode 10, “Nippy”

season 6, episode 10, “Nippy”

Better Call Saul Photo: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television Gene, Gene, the scamming machine. Our mustachioed, Dockers-wearin’, sweets-bakin’ version of Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman has, at last, made an appearance in Better Call Saul this season. And he’s a changed man. Well, changed from the meek sad-sack we knew, frosting cinnamon rolls and supervising his fellow … Read more

The Dream is finally real

The Dream is finally real

The SandmanImage: netflix After literal decades of development, the fervent prayers of millions of fans, and the exhausted efforts of poor, used-up Joseph Gordon Levittit’s finally here: Actual goddamn footage of an actual goddamn TV version of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandmanin the form of the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of the beloved comics series, … Read more